IMAD 2017

The advancement in smart multimedia technologies has led to numerous novel applications for the general public to pursue better quality of living. With the use of tiny portable sensors, we acquire useful signals from ourselves and the surrounding environment in a continuous manner. This provides a good source of data for monitoring, automated reminder, smart adaptation and adjustment, as well as decision making. With a perfect integration of these state-of-the-art technologies and data analysis techniques, we make our daily life easier in various aspects including healthcare, recreation, leisure learning, working, shopping, as well as living habit and pattern. This interdisciplinary workshop aims to bring together researchers, scientists, engineers and scholars to share and exchange their ideas, experiences, visions and research works, and findings in applications that employ multimedia technologies to achieve better life quality. The ultimate goal is to develop a platform to facilitate cross-disciplinary research collaboration with an emphasis on innovative solutions for healthcare, digital entertainment, and e-Commerce.

Topics of interests include, but are NOT limited to, the following:

  • Multimedia for monitoring and management of personal life
  • Ubiquitous solution and IoT application in any aspect that improve life quality
  • Intelligent and intuitive user interface design
  • Smart sensor device for novel data acquisition and application
  • Intelligent image analysis and computer vision solution
  • Consumer behavior for multimedia application
  • IoT enhanced e-Commerce system
  • Novel design and technologies in digital entertainment software
  • Data analysis and mining in personal or large multimedia data collections
  • Security and privacy issues of signals acquired from sensors
  • Daily health monitoring and automated consultation using multimedia data
  • Information visualization and presentation for quality living
  • VR and AR technology for working and learning related to life quality enhancement


Important Dates

Workshop Paper Submission: September 1, 2017
Acceptance Notification: September 8, 2017
Camera-Ready: September 15, 2017



All submissions must be original work not under review by any other workshop, conference, or journal. The workshop will accept papers describing completed work as well as work-in- progress.


Workshop Organizers

Dr. Wai-Man Pang, Raymond, Caritas Institute of Higher Education, Hong Kong
Dr. Kup-Sze Choi, Thomas, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Dr. Jing Qin, Harry, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Dr. Vane ing Tian, The Open University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Dr. Kin Chung Kwan, Caritas Institute of Higher Education, Hong Kong