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ACM Multimedia Workshop on

Visual Analysis for Smart and Connected Communities

October 23-27, 2017
Mountain View, California, U.S.A.

Submission: July 19, 2017
Submission website: Link

Workshop Co-Chairs


Dr. Xiaobai Liu, PhD

Assistant Professor, web
San Diego State University, CA, U.S.A.


Dr. Yadong Mu, PhD

Assistant Professor, web
Peking University, China


Dr. Yu-Gang Jiang, PhD

Professor, web
Fudan University, China


Dr. Jiebo Luo, PhD

Professor, IEEE Fellow, web
University of Rochester, U.S.A.

Call For Paper


Advances in smart technologies are transforming cities and communities around the world through connecting their inhabitants and the surrounding built and natural environments, leading to new opportunities for innovations, improved services, and enhanced quality of life. In this new ear of transformational change, most developed communities are already equipped with visual sensors overseeing critical infrastructures (e.g. buildings, roadways, parking-lots etc.), which provides an intrusive way to extracting community-wide data (e.g., traffic conditions, emergency events) and thus supporting decision making in all aspects of smart communities. However, the popularity of visual data imposes new challenges due to their volume, arrival scale, variances, and complexity. The mission of this workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners from diverse areas of artificial intelligence – vision, multimedia, learning, reasoning, planning etc., to explore both established and novel applications of visual analytic techniques. The developed techniques would potentially address problems related to the all aspects of smart communities – safety, security, transportation, information technologies, internet of things etc. In particular, the three goals of this event are to (a) identify the key challenges in visual analysis for smart and connected communities; (b) recognize the promising solutions to these challenges; and (c) remark the future of research in this inter-discipline domain.


The topics of this event include, but not being limited to,

  • --Visual Commonsense reasoning
  • --3D Scene parsing and Reconstruction
  • --Multi-view object tracking using overlapping or non-overlapping cameras
  • --Object detection and recognitions
  • --Traffic conditions assessment
  • --Emergency event recognitions
  • --Visual Analysis in Autonomous Vehicles
  • --large-scale image/video annotation, indexing and search
  • --Visual odometry
  • --visual landmark search
  • --vision-based localization and navigation
  • --object (pedestrian/vehicle/road sign etc.) detection

Important Dates

Submission: July 19, 2017

Submission website: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=mmw17

Acceptance Notification: August 10, 2017

Camera-ready Submission: August 24, 2017

Workshop Summaries(to be included in MM proceedings): August 16, 2017

Workshop proceedings front matter & art: September 6, 2017

Paper Format

To Be Determined. Details can be found in ACM MM'2017


Email: xiaobai.liu@mail.sdsu.edu