Welcome to the proceedings of the 17th Multimedia Modeling Conference (MMM 2011) held in Taipei, Taiwan, during January 5–7, 2011. Following the success of the 16 preceding conferences, the 17th MMM brought together researchers,developers, practitioners, and educators in the field of multimedia. Both practical systems and theories were presented in this conference, thanks to the support of Microsoft Research Asia, Industrial Technology Research Institute, Institute for Information Industry, National Museum of Natural Science, and the Image Processing and Pattern Recognition Society of Taiwan.
MMM 2011 featured a comprehensive program including keynote speeches, regular paper presentations, posters, and special sessions. We received 450 papersin total. Among these submissions, we accepted 75 oral presentations and 21 poster presentations. Six special sessions were organized by world-leading researchers. We sincerely acknowledge the Program Committee members who have contributed much of their precious time during the paper reviewing process. We would like to sincerely thank the support of our strong Organizing Committeeand Advisory Committee. Special thanks go to Jun-Wei Hsieh, Tun-Wen Pai, Shyi-Chyi Cheng, Hui-Huang Hsu, Tao Mei, Meng Wang, Chih-Min Chao, Chun-Chao Yeh, Shu-Hsin Liao, and Chin-Chun Chang. This conference would never have happened without their help.
This two-volume proceedings constitutes the refereed papers of the 17th International Multimedia Modeling Conference, MMM 2011, held in Taipei, Taiwan, in January 2011. The 51 revised regular papers, 25 special session papers, 21 poster session papers, and 3 demo session papers, were carefully reviewed and selected from 450 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on audio, image video processing, coding and compression; media content browsing and retrieval; multi-camera, multi-view, and 3D systems; multimedia indexing and mining; multimedia content analysis; multimedia signal processing and communications; and multimedia applications. The special session papers deal with content analysis for human-centered multimedia applications; large scale rich media data management; multimedia understanding for consumer electronics; image object recognition and compression; and interactive image and video search.