, Volume 19, Issue 1, pp 1-2
Date: 23 Sep 2012

Guest editorial: selected papers from ICIMCS 2011

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International Conference on Internet Multimedia Computing and Services (ICIMCS) is an annual conference sponsored by ACM SIGMM China Chapter. The conference is especially interested in the latest technologies and applications that deal with the web-scale processing and management of heterogeneous data from the Internet for multimedia computing and service. ICIMCS 2011 held in Chengdu, China—the ancient hometown of lovely panda. The conference has attracted around 80 participants, including researchers from academia and industries across ten countries/regions, for sharing their recent works in the topics ranging from visual information analysis and mining, query processing and search, multimedia privacy and security.

This special issue comprises the extended versions of five papers, including two best papers, and three papers from the regular and special sessions of ICIMCS 2011. These papers cover key issues in multimedia computing, including the leveraging of Internet resources for mult