During October 13th -16th, the 14th Pacific-Rim Conference on multimedia (PCM 2013) hosted by School of Computer Science (SCS) with NUST was held in Nanjing. More than 100 representatives from all over the world, such as Professor Ramesh Jain, academician of ACM and IEEE from University of California Irvine (UCI), Professor Tat-Seng Chua from National University of Singapore (NUS), Associate professor Chong-Wah Ngo from City University of Hong Kong (CityU) and Doctor Rui Yong, Strategic Director of Microsoft China R&D Group attended the conference, which was co-chaired by Professor Zhou Zhihua, Changjiang Scholar from department of Computer Science with Nanjing Univeristy and Doctor Yan Shuicheng from NUS.
Its opening ceremony was held in Sci & Tech Hall in the morning of October 14th, which was hosted by Professor Tang Jinhui from School of Computer Science with NUST. Vice-president Liao Wenhe, Director Wang Xiaoxu from Academic Center and Deputy Dean Zhao Chunxia of SCS. Vice-president Liao Wenhe delivered a welcoming speech, saying that NUST could, via this wonderful opportunity, enlarge its exchange and cooperating platform with other universities at home and abroad in the area of multimedia, deepen its interaction and communication with world famous experts and professors, so as to realize a development pattern of resources-sharing and advantages-complementing. He also wished a grand success for the international conference.
Professor Zhou Zhihua, representing all the guests, addressed the hall by showing their sincere gratitude to SCS for its excellent organization.
PCM is an important world-wide academic conference in the field of multimedia, attracting not only experts and scholars from Asia-Pacific, but from Europe and America.
This conference received over 500 theses in total, among which 153 were accepted with an accepting rate of 27%. The conference included such types as Tutorial, Conference Report, thesis presentation and workshop, concerning about the latest research and hot issues in multimedia analysis, retrieve, and transmission and encoding, etc.