GUEST EDITORS' INTRODUCTION

GERALD FRIEDLAND, SHU-CHING CHEN
2009 International Journal of Semantic Computing (IJSC)  
Multimedia Computing: Challenges and Opportunities Recent advances in storage, hardware, information technology, communication and networking have resulted in a large amount of multimedia data. It is estimated that multimedia data including image, video, and audio accounts for 60% of Internet tra±c, 70% of mobile phone tra±c, and 70% of all available unstructured data [1]. Multimedia data have increasingly become a valuable source for insight and information in applications ranging from
more » ... forecasting, healthcare, to science and hi-tech. The sheer volume and heterogeneity of multimedia data and applications present great challenges and unique opportunities to the research on multimedia computing. Generally speaking, research on multimedia computing is concerned with presentation, integration and computation of one or more media (such as text, image, graphics, audio, video, social data, and data collected from various sensors, etc.) using computing techniques [2] . As a premium conference on multimedia, the 2015 IEEE International Symposium on Multimedia (ISM 2015) continues to provide a popular forum for researchers and practitioners to exchange information regarding advances in the state of the art and practice of multimedia computing, as well as to identify the emerging research topics and de¯ne the future of multimedia computing. The papers accepted in ISM 2015 provided novel ideas, new results, and state-of-the-art techniques in the¯eld of multimedia computing. Following this successful event, this special issue is to provide yet another forum for the researchers of the top symposium papers to further
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