ECTI-EEC Special Section on Papers Selected from ISMAC 2009
ECTI-EEC Special Section on Papers Selected from ISMAC 2009 Foreward from Guest Editors The First International Symposium on Multimedia and Communication Technology (ISMAC) 2009, held in Bangkok Thailand on Jan 22-23, 2009, is the first AUN/Seed-Net (Asean University Network/ Southeast Asian Engineering Education Network) Regional Conference in Electrical and Electronics Engineering. ISMAC provides a forum for researchers in Multimedia and Communication Technology to share the research results and advanced technology. A total of 54 papers have been accepted for presentation. After rigorous reviews from peerreviewed committees for extended version of papers from ISMAC 2009 submitted for consideration of ECTI-EEC publications, guest editors have recommended 4 technical papers and 1 invited paper for publication in ECTI-EEC Special Section on Papers Selected from ISMAC 2009, August 2010 issue. All of these selected papers are novel and quite valuable for many researchers in all related fields and thus the guest editors are happy to publish them into this special section. Finally, we would like to express our special thanks for all of reviewers and for all staff supporting this special section. ISMAC 2009 gathered researchers in a new forum that will soon be convened again in ISMAC 2010 on September 8-9, 2010 to be held in Manila, Philippines. Yoshikazu Miyanaga, Guest Editor Graduate School of Information Science and Technology Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan [email protected] Rowena Critina Guevara, Guest Editor College of Engineering University of the Philippines, Diliman, Philippines [email protected] Supavadee Aramvith, Guest Editor Department of Electrical Engineering Faculty of Engineering, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand [email protected] Yoshikazu Miyanaga (IEEE M’80, SM’03, IEICE M’78, FM’09) received the B.S., M.S., and Dr.Eng degrees from Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan, in 1979, 1981, and 1986, respectively. From 1984 to 1985 he was a Visiting Researcher at the Department of Computer Science, University of Illinois, USA. Since 1983 he has also been with Hokkaido University. He is now Professor and vice-Dean at the Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, Hokkaido University. His research interests are in the areas of adaptive signal processing, nonlinear signal processing and parallel/pipelined VLSI system. In 2010 he is elected a Vice-President of Engineering Sciences Society, IEICE. He has been Associate Editor for the Journal of Signal Processing, Japan since 2005. He has been also a Vice-President of the Asia Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association (APSIPA) since 2009. Rowena Cristina L. Guevara (IEEE M’97) received B.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of the Philippines Diliman, and Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. From 2001 to 2002 she was the Banatao Fellow at the International Computer Science Institute at the University of California Berkeley and she was a JSPS fellow in 1998 at the Tokyo Institute of Technology. She is a full-time professor at the Electrical and Electronics Engineering Institute, specializing in digital signal processing of speech, audio, and music signals. In 2009 she was elected 2nd Vice-President of the Association of Engineering Education in Southeast and East Asia and the Pacific (AEESEAP). She is the Dean of the UP College of Engineering and the holder of the San Roque Power Corporation Professorial Chair in Engineering. She is the Program Leader of the Engineering Research and Development for Technology (ERDT) Program with a consortium of eight Philippine universities. Supavadee Aramvith (IEEE S’95-M’01-SM’06, IEICE M’04) received the B.S. (first class honors) degree in Computer Science from Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand, in 1993. She received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Washington, Seattle, USA, in 1996 and 2001, respectively. She joined Chulalongkorn University in June 2001. Currently, she is currently an Assistant Professor and Vice Chair in Information and International Affairs at Department of Electrical Engineering, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand. She serves as IEEE Thailand Section Secretary and Conference manager and Executive secretary of IEICE Bangkok area representative. In addition, she also serves as a technical advisor to The National Telecommunications Commissions of Thailand. Other Professional activities involve Associate Editor of Journal of Information Hiding and Multimedia Signal Processing (JIHMSP), Guest Editor of ECTIEEC Transaction (Thailand), and a reviewer of major journals. Her research interests include computer vision techniques for surveillance applications, rate-control for video coding, error resilient video coding for wireless video transmissions, and image/video retrieval techniques.