Keynote Speech:

Prof. Abed El Saddik, University of Ottawa, Canada

Important Dates
Paper submission:
    April 1, 2014     
Acceptance Notification:
     April 11, 2014
Camera ready:
     April 16, 2014

Special Issue: Selected papers will be published in Springer Multimedia Tools and Applications (MTAP) journal (ISI Impact Factor: 1.014).


2nd IEEE International Workshop on
Ambient Multimedia and Sensory Environment 
July 18, 2014 -- Chengdu, China

In Conjunction with IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo  
(ICME 2014)


| CfP | Committee | Program | Paper Submission | Contact |

The vision of ambient intelligence promotes a paradigm where our environments are technologically augmented with myriad sensors and communicating devices making them sensitive to the presence of people and responsive to serve their needs. The cornerstone of such environment is the availability of vast amount of multimedia data that are generated based on the multimodal sensors and processed to identify the needs of the residents. Multimedia data are also contributed and shared by the residents to enhance their experience in the environment. Thus, an ambient intelligence environment truly transforms into a multimedia and sensory environment, where new breeds of applications emerge and new forms of interactions become a possibility.

The proliferation of multimedia, sensors, and other pervasive devices and services for realizing ambient intelligence environment has brought many challenges that are the core focus of this workshop. More specifically, this workshop aims to report on state-of-the-art techniques, methodologies and systems that help to realize ambient multimedia and sensory environment. We seek high quality papers that were not published elsewhere and have scientific values relevant to several topics of interest including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Smart environment modeling and development
  • Situation awareness in ambient multimedia environment
  • Entertainment and multimedia presentation in ambient environment
  • Modeling context and quality of context
  • Multi-modal human-centric interaction and personalization 
  • Intelligibility and control in complex ambient environment
  • Middleware and systems for ambient environment
  • Ambient device, service discovery, selection and composition
  • Rapid prototyping of Ambient Intelligence systems
  • Smart device communication, coordination and configuration
  • Sensor data collection, processing, and visualization
  • Security and vulnerability challenges in ambient multimedia environment
  • Architectural support for multimedia and sensory environment
  • Ambient intelligence environments for education and healthcare
  • Emerging cloud computing for ambient sensory environment
  • Environment to environment multimedia communication
  • Service discovery and recommendation in ambient environment
  • Assisted living environment for elderly and vulnerable
  • Privacy and security in ambient multimedia environment

General Co-chairs


M. Anwar Hossain, King Saud University, KSA
Zhiwen Yu, Northwestern Polytechnical University, China
Ali Asghar Nazari Shirehjini, Sharif University of Technology, IRAN

Technical Program Committee (tentative)
Oliver Brdiczka, PARC, USA
Maha El Choubassi, Intel Corporation, San Francisco, USA
Mohammed Mehedi Hassan, King Saud University, KSA
Alecio Binotto, IBM Research, Brazil
Giannis Georgalis, Foundation for Research and Technology, Greece
Starvroula Doa, Foundation for Research and Technology, Greece
Gino Brunetti, CASED, Germany
Marco Blumendorf, TU Berlin, Germany
Sk Md Mizanur Rahman, King Saud University, KSA
Christian Elting, Max Planck Institute, Germany
Pedro Santoz, Fraunhofer IGD, Germany
Santiago Tainta Ausejo, Universidad Pública de Navarra, Spain
Giuseppe Conti, GraphiTech, Italy
Raffaele de Aimecis, GraphiTech, Italy
Atta Badii, University of Reading, UK
Hesam Rahimi, University of Toronto, Canada
Mehdi Bagheri, Qazvin University, Iran
Morteza Mostajab, Technische Universität München, Germany
Jorge Posada, VICOMTech, Spain
Ernesto William De Luca, University of Applied Sciences Potsdam, Germany
Dimitris Grammenos, Foundation for Research and Technology, Greece
Margarita Antona, Foundation for Research and Technology, Greece
Ioannis Patras, University of London, UK
Anind K. Dey, CMU, Pittsburgh, USA
Daqing Zhang, Telecommunication Network and Services Department, France
Areej Al-Wabil, King Saud University, KSA
Jorge Parra, Ikerlan-IK4, Spain
Areti Damala, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK
Abir Benabid Najjar, 
King Saud University, KSA


Manuscript Preparation and Paper Submission


Papers submitted to AMUSE workshop must not have been previously published and must not be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. Authors are invited to submit a full paper (two-column format, up to 6 pages, including figures and tables) according to the guidelines available on the conference website at: Reviewing will be double blind. Only electronic submissions will be accepted. Papers will be reviewed with an emphasis on potential to contribute to the state-of-the-art in the field. Each paper will receive at least two reviews. Selection criteria include accuracy and originality of ideas, clarity and significance of results, and presentation quality. All papers accepted will appear in the workshops proceedings which and will be included in the IEEE Digital Library.

Paper submission

Special Issue: Extended version of selected papers will be published in Springer Multimedia Tools and Applications Journal (MTAP). A call for papers will appear soon.....

AMUSE-2014 Program (tentative)
8:30 - 9:20:        Keynote
9:20 - 9:40:        228-Personalized Ambient Environments Using Multiple Social Networks
                          (Shally Bhardwaj, Mukesh Sain, Pradeep Atrey*, Abdulmotaleb EL SADDIK)

9:40 - 10:00:      221-NFC Based Applications For Visually Impaired People - A Review
                          (Mona  Suliman AlZuhair, Abir Benabid Najjar*, Eiman Kanjo)  
10:00 - 10:30:    Coffee Break 
10:30 - 10:50:    226-QoS aware platform for dependable sensory environments
                          (Aitor Agirre* , Jorge Parra, Elisabet Estévez, Marga Marcos)
10:50 - 11:10:   123-Graph-based personalized recommendation in social tagging systems
                          (Majdi Rawashdeh*, Mohammed F. Alhamid, Heung-Nam Kim, Awny                                         Alnusair,  Vanessa Maclsaac, Abdulmotaleb EL SADDIK)

11:10 - 11:30:    223-Novel Remote Display Method for Multimedia Cloud
                          (Biao Song*, Yuan Tian, Mohammed Hassan, Atif Alamri, M. Shamim                                          Hossain,  Abdulhameed Alelaiwi, Bingyin Zhou)  
11:30- 11:50    149-A New Semi-Formal Modeling For Interaction Conflicts In Ambient                                      Intelligent Environments
                          (Parsa Saadatpanah et al.)
11:50 - 13:30:    Lunch Break
13:30 - 13:50:    250-Developing “Voice Care”: Real-Time Methods for Event Recognition and                             Localization Based On Acoustic Cues
                           (Yi-Wen Liu*, Hang-Ming Liang, Shung-You Lao, Chen-Wei Wu, Hung-Kuang                               Hao, Fan-Jie Kung, Yu-Tse Ho, Pei-Yi Lee, Shih-Chung Kang)

13:50 - 14:10:    47-Automatic Segmentation of LIDAR-Point Cloud Data At Different Height                               Levels For 3D Building Extraction
                           (S M Abdullah*, Mohammad Awrangjeb, Guojun Lu)
14:10 - 14:30:    267-Efficient Algorithm for Data Retrieval Problem with Multi-Item Request                              In  Wireless Networks
                            (Ping He*, Hong Shen)

14:30 - 14:50:    Discussion - state of the community
AMUSE-2014 Registration

Registration Site:

 Contact: Dr. M. Anwar Hossain [mahossain AT]