MMEDIA 2016 The Eighth International Conferences on Advances in Multimedia Lisbon, Portugal MMEDIA 2016 Editors MMEDIA 2016 Committee MMEDIA 2016 Advisory Committee MMEDIA 2016 Technical Program Committee

Carla Westphall, Birgit Gersbeck-Schierholz, Dan Dumitru, Burdescu, Philip Davies, Patrice Alface, Alcatel-Lucent Bell, Labs -Antwerp, Belgium Chen, Dan Dumitru, Burdescu, Philip Davies (+80 others)
Forward The Eighth International Conferences on Advances in Multimedia (MMEDIA 2016), held between February 21-25, 2016 in Lisbon, Portugal, was an international forum for researchers, students, and professionals where to present recent research results on advances in multimedia, and in mobile and ubiquitous multimedia. MMEDIA 2016 brought together experts from both academia and industry for the exchange of ideas and discussions on future challenges in multimedia fundamentals, mobile and
more » ... ous multimedia, multimedia ontology, multimedia user-centered perception, multimedia services and applications, and mobile multimedia. The rapid growth of information on the Web, its ubiquity and pervasiveness, makes the www the biggest repository. While the volume of information may be useful, it creates new challenges for information retrieval, identification, understanding, selection, etc. Investigating new forms of platforms, tools, principles offered by Semantic Web opens another door to enable human programs, or agents, to understand what records are about, and allows integration between domain-dependent and media dependent knowledge. Multimedia information has always been part of the Semantic Web paradigm, but it requires substantial effort to integrate both. The new technological achievements in terms of speed and the quality expanded and created a variety of multimedia services such as voice, email, short messages, Internet access, m-commerce, mobile video conferencing, streaming video and audio. Large and specialized databases together with these technological achievements have brought true mobile multimedia experiences to mobile customers. Multimedia implies adoption of new technologies and challenges to operators and infrastructure builders in terms of ensuring fast and reliable services for improving the quality of web information retrieval. Huge amounts of multimedia data are increasingly available. The knowledge of spatial and/or temporal phenomena becomes critical for many applications, which requires techniques for the processing, analysis, search, mining, and management of multimedia data. The conference had the following tracks:  Fundamentals in Multimedia  Multimedia Applications  Multimedia services and security We take here the opportunity to warmly thank all the members of the MMEDIA 2016 technical program committee, as well as all the reviewers. The creation of such a high quality conference program would not have been possible without their involvement. We also kindly thank all the authors that dedicated much of their time and effort to contribute to MMEDIA 2016. We truly believe that, thanks to all these efforts, the final conference program consisted of top quality contributions. Also, this event could not have been a reality without the support of many individuals, organizations and sponsors. We also gratefully thank the members of the MMEDIA 2016 organizing committee for their help in handling the logistics and for their work that made this professional meeting a success. We hope MMEDIA 2016 was a successful international forum for the exchange of ideas and results between academia and industry and to promote further progress in the multimedia field. We also hope that Lisbon, Portugal provided a pleasant environment during the conference and everyone saved some time to enjoy the beauty of the city. MMEDIA 2016 Advisory Committee