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

Editors-in-Chief: Chengcui Zhang (University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA) and 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 understanding and analytics
  • Content-based retrieval (image, video, audio, etc.)
  • Deep learning/machine learning/data mining
  • Graph Theory and Mining
  • Internet of multimedia things
  • Media representation, processing and quality measurement
  • Mobile media
  • Multimedia Applications
  • Multimedia data engineering
  • Multimedia data modeling
  • Multimedia databases/data management
  • Multimedia networking, communications and streaming
  • Multimedia systems and infrastructures
  • New standards
  • Rich/hyper Text and Ontology Mining
  • Security support for multimedia data

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 3: 4 Issues (2012)
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Editor(s)-in-Chief Biography

Chengcui Zhang is a Full Professor of computer science with the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA. She works in the broad areas of multimedia databases and information retrieval, multimedia data mining, multimedia security and forensics, geoinformatics, and applied bioinformatics. She has authored or coauthored more than 160 refereed articles, many at the top tier venues in computer sciences including IEEE Transactions, IEEE Multimedia, ACM Multimedia, IEEE International Conference on Data Mining, ACM Conference on Communication and Computer Security, and IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo. Her research has been externally supported by US National Science Foundation, NIH, and by awards/gifts from the industry, including IBM, eBay, and Comcast. She received the B.E. and M.E. degrees in computer science from Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China, in 1996 and 1999, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in computer science from Florida International University, Miami, FL, USA, in 2004. She was the former Chair of IEEE Technical Committee on Semantic Computing and has served as the Conference Program Chair and General Chair for many IEEE Conferences. She is the current Conference Chair IEEE Technical Committee on Multimedia Computing and was an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Multimedia between 2014 and 2016.

Shu-Ching Chen is an Eminent Scholar Chaired 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 his Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 1998, and Master's degrees in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, and Civil Engineering in 1992, 1995, and 1996, respectively, all from Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA. He is the Director of Distributed Multimedia Information Systems Laboratory (DMIS) and the Co-Director of the Integrated Computer Augmented Virtual Environment (I-CAVE). His main research interests include multimedia big data, content-based image/video retrieval, multimedia data mining, multimedia systems, and Disaster Information Management. Dr. Chen has authored and coauthored more than 300 research papers in journals, refereed conference/symposium/workshop proceedings, book chapters, and four books.

Dr. Chen was named a 2011 recipient of the ACM Distinguished Scientist Award. He received the best paper awards from 2006 IEEE International Symposium on Multimedia and 2016 IEEE International Conference on Information Reuse and Integration. 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 is a fellow of IEEE, AAAS, and SIRI.

He has been a General Chair and Program Chair for more than 60 conferences, symposiums, and workshops. He is the founding Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Multimedia Data Engineering and Management, and Associate Editor/ Editorial Board of IEEE Trans. on Multimedia, IEEE Multimedia, and IEEE Trans. on Human-Machine Systems. He served as the Chair of IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Multimedia Computing. He is Co-Chair of IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society's Technical Committee on Knowledge Acquisition in Intelligent Systems. He also serves/served as a member of technical program committee for more than 380 professional meetings. Dr. Chen is also the Co-Founder of Bay Area Multimedia Forum.

Editorial Board

Editor-in-Chief Emeritus
Yonghong Tian, Peking University, China
Associate Editors
Min Chen, University of Washington, United States
Xin Chen, Governors State University, United States
Gerald Friedland, International Computer Science Institute, United States
Arif Ghafoor, Purdue University, United States
William Grosky, University of Michigan-Dearborn, United States ORCID
Jiaying Liu, Peking University, China
Mei-Ling Shyu, University of Miami, United States
Zheng-Jun Zha, University of Science and Technology of China, China
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
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, PwC, San Jose, CA, United States ORCID
Ming Li, California State University - Fresno, United States
Anthony Liao, Asia University, Taiwan
Jianquan Liu, NEC Corporation, Japan
Zhu Liu, AT&T Research Labs, United States
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
Stephen Yang, National Central University, Taiwan
Xiaofang Zhou, University of Queensland, Australia


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Shu-Ching Chen, PhD and Chengcui Zhang
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