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: Shu-Ching Chen (Florida International University, USA) and Yonghong Tian (Peking University, China)
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
  • 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
  • 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.

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Editor(s)-in-Chief Biography

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.

Yonghong Tian is currently a Professor with the National Engineering Laboratory for Video Technology, School of Electronics Engineering and Computer Science, Peking University, Beijing, China. He received the Ph.D. degree from the Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, in 2005, and was also a visiting professor at the Department of Computer Science & Engineering, University of Minnesota from Nov. 2009 to Jul. 2010. He served as the Hi-Tech Scientist in the Organizing Committee for the Beijing Games of the XXIX Olympiad from Feb. 2006 to Oct. 2008, and currently is one of the consultant specialists of National “New-Generation Artificial Intelligence” Plan Council of China since Mar. 2016. He is a senior member of IEEE, CIE and CCF, a member of ACM.

Dr. Tian’s research interests include machine learning, computer vision, and multimedia big data. He is the author or coauthor of over 150 technical articles in refereed journals such as IEEE TPAMI/TIP/TNNLS/TCSVT/TMM/TKDE, ACM CSUR/TOIS/TOMM, IJCV and Pattern Recognition, and some top-rank conferences such as ICCV/CVPR/AAAI/ACM MM. He has owned more than 40 Chinese and US patents. He was the recipient of two National Science and Technology Awards and three ministerial-level awards in China, and obtained the 2015 EURASIP Best Paper Award for the EURASIP Journal on Image and Video Processing. His team was also ranked as one of the best performers in the TRECVID CCD/SED tasks from 2009 to 2012, PETS 2012 and the WikipediaMM task in ImageCLEF 2008.

Dr. Tian is currently the co-Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Multimedia Data Engineering and Management (IJMDEM), and an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Multimedia and IEEE Access. He has served as the Technical Program Co-chair of IEEE ICME 2015, IEEE BigMM 2015, IEEE ISM 2015 and IEEE MIPR 2018, and also the organizing committee member of ACM Multimedia 2009, IEEE MMSP 2011, IEEE ISCAS 2013, IEEE ISM 2016/2017. He also serves/served as a member of the technical program committee for more than 20 academic conferences such as CVPR/AAAI/KDD/ECCV.

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-Dearborn, United States ORCID
Jia Li, Beihang University, China
Lin Lin, University of Miami, United States
Jiaying Liu, Peking University, China
Mei-Ling Shyu, University of Miami, United States
Chengcui Zhang, 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 and Yonghong Tian
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