International Journal of Multimedia Data Engineering and Management (IJMDEM)
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International Journal of Multimedia Data Engineering and Management (IJMDEM)

Editor-in-Chief: Shu-Ching Chen (Florida International University, USA)
Indexed In: Web of Science Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) and 10 more indices
Published: Quarterly |Established: 2010
ISSN: 1947-8534|EISSN: 1947-8542|DOI: 10.4018/IJMDEM


Recent advances in computing, networking, storage, and information technology have enabled the collection and distribution of vast amounts of multimedia data in a variety of applications such as entertainment, education, environmental protection, e-commerce, public safety, digital government, homeland security, and manufacturing. The proliferation of multimedia data and its rich semantics have created the needs for advanced techniques for in-depth content processing, analysis, indexing, learning, mining, searching, management, and retrieval. The International Journal of Multimedia Data Engineering and Management (IJMDEM) addresses the corresponding issues and challenges and publishes original research on new theories, algorithms, technologies, system design, and implementation in multimedia data engineering and management.

Topics Covered

  • Content-based retrieval (image, video, audio, etc.)
  • Image/video/audio databases
  • Learning support for multimedia data
  • Multimedia data engineering
  • Multimedia data indexing
  • Multimedia data mining
  • Multimedia data modeling
  • Multimedia data storage
  • Multimedia databases
  • Multimedia systems
  • Multimodal data analysis
  • Network support for multimedia data
  • New standards
  • Relevance feedback
  • Security support for multimedia data
  • Technologies and applications

Mission and Scope

The primary objective International Journal of Multimedia Data Engineering and Management (IJMDEM) is to promote and advance multimedia research from different aspects in multimedia data engineering and management. It provides a forum for university researchers, scientists, industry professionals, software engineers and graduate students who need to be become acquainted with new theories, algorithms, and technologies in multimedia engineering, and to all those who wish to gain a detailed technical understanding of what multimedia engineering involves. Novel and fundamental theories, algorithms, technologies, and applications will be published to support this mission.

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Volume 4: 4 Issues (2013)
Volume 3: 4 Issues (2012)
Volume 2: 4 Issues (2011)
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Editor(s)-in-Chief Biography

Shu-Ching Chen is a Full Professor in the School of Computing and Information Sciences (SCIS), Florida International University (FIU), Miami since August 2009. Prior to that, he was an Assistant/Associate Professor in SCIS at FIU from 1999. He received Master's degrees in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, and Civil Engineering in 1992, 1995, and 1996, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 1998, all from Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA. He is the Director of Distributed Multimedia Information Systems Laboratory and Associate Director of The Center for Advanced Distributed System Engineering at SCIS. His main research interests include content-based image/video retrieval, distributed multimedia database management systems, multimedia data mining, multimedia systems, and Disaster Information Management. Dr. Chen has authored and coauthored more than 240 research papers in journals, refereed conference/symposium/workshop proceedings, book chapters, and one book.

Dr. Chen received the best paper award from 2006 IEEE International Symposium on Multimedia. He was awarded the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC) Society’s Outstanding Contribution Award in 2005 and was the co-recipient of the IEEE Most Active SMC Technical Committee Award in 2006. He was also awarded the Inaugural Excellence in Graduate Mentorship Award from FIU in 2006, the University Outstanding Faculty Research Award from FIU in 2004, the Excellence in Mentorship Award from SCIS in 2010, the Outstanding Faculty Service Award from SCIS in 2004, and the Outstanding Faculty Research Award from SCIS in 2002. He has been a General Chair and Program Chair for more than 35 conferences, symposiums, and workshops. He is the founding Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Multimedia Data Engineering and Management and Associate Editors/Editorial Board for other 13 journals. He is the Chair of IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Multimedia Computing and Co-Chair of IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society’s Technical Committee on Knowledge Acquisition in Intelligent Systems. Dr. Chen also has been a guest editor for more than ten journal special issues. He is a steering committee member of IEEE Transactions on Multimedia. He also serves/served as a member of technical program committee for more than 200 professional meetings. He is a fellow of SIRI.

Editorial Board

Associate Editors
Min Chen, University of Washington, United States
Liang-Tien Chia, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Gerald Friedland, International Computer Science Institute, United States
Arif Ghafoor, Purdue University, United States
William Grosky, University of Michigan, United States
Lin Lin, University of Miami, United States
Mei-Ling Shyu, University of Miami, United States
Yonghong Tian, Peking University, China
Chengcui Zhang, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States
Editorial Review Board
Wasfi Al-Khatib, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia
Ramazan S. Aygün, University of Alabama in Huntsville, United States
Lei Chen, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
Yi-Shin Chen, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
Allen Cheng, University of Pittsburgh, United States
Chabane Djeraba, Lille University of Science and Technology, France
Jianping Fan, University of North Carolina, United States
Rodrigo Guido, São Paulo State University, Brazil
Choochart Haruechaiyasak, National Electronics and Computer Technology Center, Thailand
Massahito Hirakawa, Shimane University, Japan
Hui-Husang Hsu, Tamkang University, Taiwan
James Joshi, University of Pittsburgh, United States
Chung-Sheng Li, IBM, United States
Ming Li, California State University - Fresno, United States
Anthony Liao, Asia University, Taiwan
Zhu Liu, AT&T Research Labs, United States
Nadine Ludwig, Berlin Institute of Technology, Germany
Hongli Luo, Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne, United States
Chong-Wah Ngo, City University of Hong Kong, China
Vincent Oria, New Jersey Institute of Technology, United States
Nilesh Patel, Oakland University, United States
Balakrishnan Prabhakaran, University of Texas at Dallas, United States
Timothy Shih, National Central University, Taiwan
Chi-Min Shu, National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
Mark Wood, Eastman Kodak Company, United States
Rong Yan, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, United States
Stephen Yang, National Central University, Taiwan
Xiaofang Zhou, University of Queensland, Australia


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Shu-Ching Chen, PhD
International Journal of Multimedia Data Engineering and Management

Award Winning Articles

  • IGI Global’s Seventh Annual Excellence in Research Journal Awards
    Multimodal Information Fusion of Audiovisual Emotion Recognition Using Novel Information Theoretic ToolsIGI Global’s Seventh Annual Excellence in Research Journal Awards
  • IGI Global’s Fifth Annual Excellence in Research Journal Awards
    Correlation-Based Ranking for Large-Scale Video Concept RetrievalIGI Global’s Fifth Annual Excellence in Research Journal Awards