On behalf of the Organizing Committee of the 16th
Pacific-Rim Conference on Multimedia (PCM 2015), I would like to extend our
cordial welcome to Gwangju, South Korea, September 16–18, 2015. The Pacific-Rim
Conference on Multimedia (PCM) is a major annual international conference
organized as a forum for the dissemination of state-of-the-art technological
advances and research results in the fields of theoretical, experimental, and
applied multimedia analysis and processing. The 2015 edition of the PCM marked
its 16th anniversary. The longevity of the conference would not be possible without
the strong support of the research community, and we take this opportunity to
thank everyone who has contributed to the growth of the conference in one way
or another over the last 16 years.
PCM 2015 was held in Gwangju, South Korea, which is
known as one of the most beautiful and democratic cities in the country. The
conference venue was Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), which
is one of the world’s top research-oriented universities. Despite its short
history of 22 years, GIST has already established its position as an
educational institution of huge potential, as it ranked the fourth in the world
in citations per faculty in the 2014 QS World University Rankings.
At PCM 2015, we held regular and special sessions of
oral and poster presentations. We received 224 paper submissions, covering
topics of multimedia content analysis, multimedia signal processing and
communications, as well as multimedia applications and services. The submitted
papers were reviewed by the Technical Program Committee, consisting of 143
reviewers. Each paper was reviewed by at least two reviewers. The program
chairs carefully considered the input and feedback from the reviewers and accepted
138 papers for presentation at the conference. The acceptance rate of 62 % indicates
our commitment to ensuring a very high-quality conference. Out of these accepted
papers, 68 were presented orally and 70 papers were presented as posters.
PCM 2015 was organized by the Realistic Broadcasting
Research Center (RBRC) at Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST) in
South Korea. We gratefully thank the Gwangju Convention and Visitors Bureau for
its generous support of PCM 2015.
We are heavily indebted to many individuals for their significant contributions. First of all, we are very grateful to all the authors who contributed their high-quality research and shared their knowledge with our scientific community. We would also like to appreciate the full support of the excellent program committee and all reviewers that provide timely and insightful reviews. Finally, our thanks must go to all members of the Organizing and Steering committee for their precious time and enthusiasm. We hope you all enjoy the proceedings of the 2015 Conference on Multimedia.
General Chair of PCM 2015