Special Issue "Multimedia Internet of Things (IoT) in Smart Environment"

A special issue of Future Internet (ISSN 1999-5903). This special issue belongs to the section "Internet of Things".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Byung-Gyu Kim

Department of IT Engineering, Sookmyung Women’s University, Seoul 04310, Korea
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Interests: image processing; pattern recognition; computer vision; signal, image and video processing; artificial intelligence

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The Internet of Things (IoT) can be defined as the interconnection of uniquely identifiable embedded computing devices within the existing Internet infrastructure. Typically, IoT is expected to offer advanced connectivity of devices, systems, and services that goes beyond machine-to-machine communications (M2M) and cover a variety of protocols, domains, and applications. The interconnection of these embedded devices (including smart objects) is expected to usher in automation covering all major engineering fields, while also enabling advanced applications such as Smart Grid and Smart Surveillance.

MPEG has already started to investigate standardization activities to define network protocols for the Internet of Things (e.g., how to connect things). The variety and heterogeneity of "Things" make it difficult to standardize descriptions, data formats, and APIs, in a global manner; however, when the environment is well established, this can be done. Therefore, MPEG is exploring representations of multimedia things as part of complex distributed systems implying interactions between things and between humans and things. The multimedia data type elements are corresponding to descriptions of devices and messages for “talking to” and “adapting to” either devices or services in the Internet of Things.

The Multimedia Internet of Things (IoT) is the collection of interfaces, protocols, and associated multimedia-related information representations that enable advanced services and applications based on human to device and device to device interaction in physical and virtual environments. Information refers to data sensed and processed by a device and/or communicated to a human or another device.

Original contributions showing practical approaches are also welcome.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Service and system architectures of multimedia-based IoT
  • Interfaces, protocols, and associated multimedia-related information representations in IoT
  • Fast and complexity-awareness algorithms for real-time multimedia computing in IoT
  • Low complexity audio/video encoding in mm-IoT
  • Controlling quality over complexity for each individual Media Thing
  • Real-time, ultra-high quality media compression and storing scheme in IoT
  • The design of hardware structure for low-power, real-time, multimedia-centric IoT service
  • Synchronization technique for video and audio for IoT services
  • Security scheme of video/audio signals for protecting personal information in mm-IoT
  • Structure of camera network management
  • Distributed system for smart applications in IoT
  • Architectural performance evaluation of system
  • Multimedia crowd flow analysis in mm-IoT
  • Big data analysis technique on mm-IoT

Prof. Byung-Gyu Kim
Guest Editor

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  • multimedia-centric service
  • IoT
  • smart technology
  • multimedia data processing
  • real-time processing
  • multimedia security
  • intelligent media technology

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Open AccessArticle A Spatial Prediction-Based Motion-Compensated Frame Rate Up-Conversion
Future Internet 2019, 11(2), 26; https://doi.org/10.3390/fi11020026
Received: 30 December 2018 / Revised: 13 January 2019 / Accepted: 21 January 2019 / Published: 23 January 2019
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In Multimedia Internet of Things (IoT), in order to reduce the bandwidth consumption of wireless channels, Motion-Compensated Frame Rate Up-Conversion (MC-FRUC) is often used to support the low-bitrate video communication. In this paper, we propose a spatial predictive algorithm which is used to [...] Read more.
In Multimedia Internet of Things (IoT), in order to reduce the bandwidth consumption of wireless channels, Motion-Compensated Frame Rate Up-Conversion (MC-FRUC) is often used to support the low-bitrate video communication. In this paper, we propose a spatial predictive algorithm which is used to improve the performance of MC-FRUC. The core of the proposed algorithm is a predictive model to split a frame into two kinds of blocks: basic blocks and absent blocks. Then an improved bilateral motion estimation is proposed to compute the Motion Vectors (MVs) of basic blocks. Finally, with the spatial correlation of Motion Vector Field (MVF), the MV of an absent block is predicted based on the MVs of its neighboring basic blocks. Experimental results show that the proposed spatial prediction algorithm can improve both the objective and the subjective quality of the interpolated frame, with a low computational complexity. Full article
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