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 September 15, 2017
Acceptance Notification: September 8, 2017 September 25, 2017
Camera-Ready: September 15, 2017 October 1, 2017  24:00:00 PDT



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. Authors are invited to submit regular papers (up to 6 pages including references) and short papers (3 pages), which will be included in the main conference proceedings. Workshop papers will be official publications of IEEE which will be included in IEEEXplore.

Manuscripts must be written in English and follow the instructions in the Manuscript Formatting and Templates  page as the same as the main symposium requirements here. Please complete your submission to IMAD2017 via EasyChair ( For any inquiries, please email to


Camera-ready Paper Submission 

Accepted papers have to make sure reflecting the comments from reviewers to improve the final version of your paper. Then, please go to the Online Author Kit, follow the guidances (STEP 1-9) to format your paper in the IEEE CS template, pass the PDF eXpress online validation, get the validated PDF file, then submit the final PDF as well as a copyright release form. Please be careful and be sure to input your *PAPER ID* (in format of IMAD-XX which should have included in the acceptance email) when submitting the PDF.


Best Paper Award

To encourage high quality contribution to the workshop, we will award significant works presented at the workshop with the best paper award. The recipient(s) will obtain a certificate at the time of workshop.


Program Committee

Prof. Michael Cohen, University of Aizu, Japan
Prof. Song Guo, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Prof. Bing Nan Li, Hefei University of Technology, China
Dr. Edmond Shu-Lim Ho, Northumbria University, United Kingdom
Dr. Maurizio Caon, University of Applied Science and Arts Western Switzerland, Switzerland
Dr. Ming-te Chi, National Cheng Chi University, Taiwan
Dr. Hu Tian, Fujitsu R&D Center Co., Ltd., China
Dr. Senaka Amarakeerthi, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka



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