With the proliferation of the Internet and user-generated content and the growing prevalence of cameras, mobile phones, and social media, huge amounts of multimedia data are being produced, forming a unique kind of big data. Multimedia big data brings tremendous opportunities for applications and services-such as multimedia searches, recommendations, advertisements, healthcare services, and smart cities. Media cloud systems which perform multimedia storage, processing, delivery, service are a natural solution to deal with the multimedia big data problem. Cloud-based media computing and communications are promising technologies to orchestrate the multimedia services between the mobile clients and the media cloud system. However, media cloud also suffers from immense obstacles due to the discrepant computational ability, the dynamic communication environment, the random network establishment, and the diverse services of the large-scale media applications. Therefore, how we transmit such massive datasets presents challenges and opportunities in the big data era. This issue aims to foster the growth of a new research community, acting as an international forum for researchers and practitioners in academia and industry to present research that advances the state of the art and practice of communication for multimedia big data, identifies emerging research topics, and defines the future of the field. We expect original and high quality articles covering: a) novel theoretical and practical applications of transmitting multimedia big data, b) surveys of the recent progress and challenges in this area, and c) the intelligence that can be leveraged from multimedia classification, search, recommendation towards cloud-based communications, etc.
Topics of primary interest are centered on cloud-based media computing and communications, including but not being limited to:
l Cloud-based multimedia content sharing network
l Advanced network architecture design for cloud-based multimedia delivery
l Cooperative schemes for cloud-based multimedia communications
l Resource management and QoS/QoE provisioning for media cloud
l Data security, privacy and reliability for media cloud
l Transmission standardization activities related to media cloud
l Automatic and interactive multimedia data collection and analysis.
l Multimedia modeling with collective intelligence and applications, including classification, clustering, recommendation, etc.
l Social media propagation and mining in the cloud
Manuscript Due: Oct.15th, 2017
First Notification: Jan. 15th, 2018
Revised Version: Feb. 15th, 2018
Final Notification: Mar. 15th, 2018
Publication Date: April, 2018 (tentative)
Original, high quality contributions that are not yet published or that are not currently under review by other journals or peer-reviewed conferences are sought. Please see http://www.elsevier.com/locate/comcom for preparation guidelines and visit https://www.evise.com/profile/#/COMCOM/login to submit your manuscript. To ensure that all manuscripts are correctly identified for inclusion into the special issue, please select \”SI: Media Cloud\” when you reach the Article Type step in the submission process. For further information, please contact the guest editors.
Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China
Joel J. P. C. Rodrigues
University of Beira Interior,Portugal
National Institute of Telecommunications (Inatel), Brazil
University of Idaho, USA
Murdoch University, Australia