December 1–4,2020, MacauCALL FOR PAPERSThe Visual Communications and Image Processing (VCIP) Conference, sponsored by the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society, will be held in Macau, during December 1–4, 2020. Since 1986, VCIP has served as a premier forum for the exchange of fundamental research results and technological advances in the field of visual communications and image processing. VCIP has a long tradition in showcasing pioneering technologies, and envisioning the future of visual signal processing and communication technologies and applications. The theme of VCIP 2020 will be “VisualCommunications and Image Processing in the AI Era”, based on which various sessions and events will be organized. VCIP 2020will inherit the tradition, providing fertile ground for leading engineers and scientists from around the world to escalate collaboratively the research frontiers within these and related areas. Original and unpublished work relevant to, but are not limited to, the following topics are hereby solicited. Multimedia coding: image, video, graphics coding; emerging coding standards; very-low bit rate coding, high quality image/video/graphics coding, 3D point cloud, mesh, light field image coding; Multimedia coding/transmission: joint source and channel coding; distributed coding and transmission; multiple description coding for SISO and MIMO wireless channels; Multimedia over networks: media streaming, video over wireless networks, error resilience, scalability, quality of service, cross-layer optimization for improved media delivery, streaming media content delivery networks; Image/video processing: filtering, restoration, enhancement, interpolation, superresolution, compresseddomain processing; Image/video analysis: object segmentation and tracking, feature extraction, multiresolution, subbands, wavelets, morphological and nonlinear filtering; Multimedia content retrieval: image/video storage, indexing, search, and retrieval; Multimedia information security: image/video authentication and content protection; Synthetic imaging and rendering: stereo, multiview and 3D video, syntheticimage/video and graphics representations, 3D and animated 3D models, virtual reality; Multimedia system design: hardware and software architectures, scalable computations, low-power and low memory implementations; Application systems: DTV, digital cinema, man-machine interface, imaging/video surveillance, telemedicine, medical imaging; Emerging topics: Other timely topics related to image and video processing and communications.