MTA(ITE Journal)

The ITE Transactions on Media Technology and Applications (MTA) is a quarterly transaction, which is published in January,
April, July, and October every year. Various researchers have interchanged their ideas in the transaction of the Institute
of Image Information and Television Engineers. This transaction is devoted to the technology, design and applications of
Multimedia computation, with emphasis given to novel engineering systems, scientific applications, and industrial
engineering trials, but not limited to, image processing and video processing. The scope is as follows:

・Multimedia systems and applications
・Multimedia analysis and processing
・Universal services
・Advanced broadcasting media
・Broadcasting network technology
・Contents production
・CG and multimedia representation
・Consumer Electronics
・3D imaging technology
・Human Information
・Image sensing
・Information display
・Multimedia Storage
・Others
The MTA strongly supports this research field and further accelerates a great innovation in this field.
For that purpose the MTA has Widely Covered Research Field and provides Quick Review Process.
Authors’accomplishments are promptly disseminated.

MTA is indexed by Elsevier ScopusClarivate Analytics Web of Science ESCI (Emerging Source Citation Index) and etc.

Please refer to Information for Authors of the Transactions for the format and the style.
Information for authors can be found at the ITE web site:

https://www.ite.or.jp/content/MTA/#IFA

Articles in Current Issue

Volume 8(2020)
Issue 1 Special Section on Advanced Multimedia Transmission Technology and Its Application
Issue 2 Special Section on Sports Information Processing Technology and Its Application
Issue 3 Special Section on Media Engineering and Its Applications

Volume 7(2019)
Issue 1 Special Section on Doctoral Student Papers
Issue 2 Special Section on Special Section on Multimedia Retrieval
Issue 3 Special Section on Technology for Information and Content Accessibility
Issue 4 Special Section on IDW ’18

Volume 6(2018)
Issue 1 Special Section on Invited Papers of Media Technology and Applications/Special Section on Advanced Multimedia Transmission Technology and Its Application
Issue 2
Issue 3 Special Section on Advanced Image Sensor Technology
Issue 4 Special Section on Image Sensors and Imaging Systems

Volume 5(2017)
Issue 1 Special Section on Technology for Information and Content Accessibility
Issue 2 Special Section on Sports-Information Technology
Issue 3 Special Section on 3D Imaging Technologies and Their Applications
Issue 4 Special Section on IDW/AD ’16

Volume 4(2016)
Issue 1 Special Section on Advanced Image Technology
Issue 2 Special Section on Advanced Image Sensor Technology
Issue 3 Special Section on Image and Video Analysis, Search, and Benchmark
Issue 4 Special Section on Data Storage Technology/IDW’15

Volume 3(2015)
Issue 1 Special Section on Advanced Image Technology/ITE Awards Selection
Issue 2 Special Section on OLED Displays and Related Technologies
Issue 3 Special Section on Large-Scale Spatio-Temporal Data Analysis for Real-World Sensing
Issue 4 Special Section on Image Sensors and Imaging Systems

Volume 2(2014)
Issue 1 Special Section on Future Audiovisual Media: UHDTV, 3DTV, and Beyond/ITE Awards Selection
Issue 2 Special Section on Advanced Image Sensor Technology
Issue 3 Special Section on Digitial Museum Technology
Issue 4 Special Section on Multimedia Transmission System and Services

Volume 1(2013)
Issue 1 Special Section on Review of Media Technology and Applications
Issue 2 Special Section on Multimedia Content Analysis
Issue 3 Special Section on Multi-Modal Integration and Understanding
Issue 4 Special Section on Advanced Image Technology

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Information for Authors

ITE Transactions on Media Technology and Applications Information for Authors

1. General Guideline

ITE Transactions on Media Technology and Applications (ITE Trans. MTA) focus on the technology, design and applications of Multimedia computation, with emphasis given to novel engineering systems, scientific applications, industrial engineering trials, and other related researches not limited to image and video processing. Before submission, authors should read the information for authors. When submitting a manuscript, authors upload the required contents and input the required items at the ITE Trans. MTA manuscript submission website.

2. Feature of ITE Trans. MTA

2.1 Type of Submission
The ITE Trans. MTA allows only one type of manuscript “Paper”, which has no maximum and minimum page number restriction.

2.2 Requirements of manuscript
The submitted manuscripts must contain the following:
(1) Originality/Novelty
Is the submitted work original, providing new information that either stands alone or builds upon previous work?
“New information” can mean new in a scientific sense, but also in an engineering sense, where it can include new superior combinations of previous works, new system designs and new applications.

(2) Practicality/Usefulness
Is the proposition potentially useful for readers of the ITE Trans. MTA?
Media technologies, interface realization, content design and service applications are important new fields in MTA. In these new fields, it is sometimes difficult for authors to demonstrate practicality by quantitative comparisons. In order to encourage authors to submit original work in these new fields, the ITE Trans. MTA accepts qualitative as well as quantitative evaluations.

(3) Reliability/Clarity
Are the contents of the manuscript reliable from the reader’s viewpoint?
Sufficient evidence should be provided to demonstrate the originality and practicality of the work, with reference to important articles which describe related previous work, discussing how the present work relates to it and establishing that the foundations of the present work are solid.

If authors submit manuscripts which are developed versions of conference papers, which have been already presented in international conference, symposium, workshop, etc., authors must cite those related works, and the submitted manuscripts must contain novel parts such as a new proposal, a new idea, or a result.

2.3 No Duplicate Submission
Submitted manuscripts must not have been published elsewhere. The ITE Trans. MTA considers a submitted manuscript as duplicate submission if it is identical or extremely similar to another manuscript published by the same author(s), regardless of its written language. If duplicate submission is found prior to publication, the submission will be immediately rejected. A publication, for the purposes of the duplication submission policy, is defined to be a written work that was accepted and published after peer review. For example, an arXiv.org paper, an ITE technical report, and a university technical report are not considered as duplicate submission because they are typically not peer reviewed.

If the manuscript which has already been published in the ITE Trans. MTA is suspected to be duplicate or multiple submission(s) to any journal(s), transaction(s), or proceedings of peer reviewed conference, workshop or symposium after publication, the ITE transactions editorial committee investigates the situation by exchanging information with the editorial board or the organizers of the concerned journal, transaction, conference, workshop or symposium. If duplicate submission is proved, the following actions against all the authors of the submission will be applied.

(1)The ITE announces the cancelation of the paper of duplicate submission on the ITE website, as well as the cancelation from the ITE Trans. MTA website.

(2)The ITE notifies to the editorial board or the organizers of the concerned journal, conference, workshop or symposium about the duplicate submission.

(3)All other manuscripts under review are rejected.

(4)The authors are prohibited to submit any new manuscripts to all the ITE transactions and journal for a term of one year from the date of announcement.

 

3. Process from submission to publish

3.1 Submission
Authors use http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/mta for the submission of manuscripts. An email will be sent to the corresponding author immediately after the submission.
The details of the upload contents and the input items are shown in the Table 1.

Table 1 The details of the upload contents and the input items.
Title, author names, contact detailsMandatory
Keywords (maximum 6 keywords) /MandatoryMandatory
Abstract (max 150 words)Mandatory
Manuscript file (upload a single PDF file for review)Mandatory
The source file (Latex or Word files) of the manuscript file, and all the associated data files (figures, tables, photos, etc.), which are used for publication after acceptance (a single ZIP file upload)Mandatory
Video files (upload)Optional
Copyright transfer form (upload)td>Mandatory
Latex and Microsoft Word style files for creating manuscripts can be found here. A PDF file converged from the manuscript must be submitted for review. Any modifications of the style file are strictly prohibited.

3.2 Review
(1)   Submitted manuscripts are reviewed by reviewers selected by ITE Trans. MTA editorial board.

(2)   The editorial board will make one of the following decisions.
(a)   Accept
“Accept” is selected when one of the following two cases is satisfied. First, the submitted manuscript is acceptable, no corrections are necessary. Second, the submitted manuscript is acceptable after English of the manuscript is improved by proof reading, where the recommendation of the English proof reading is made by Associate Editor. The proof reading charge is shown in Section 5.
(b)   Minor Revision
“Minor Revision” is selected when the submitted manuscript does not reach the publication quality, but conditions for Accept will be satisfied by authors’ revisions. This judgment is made only once. Thus, if the revised manuscript cannot satisfy the conditions for Accept, it will be rejected.
(c)   Reject
“Reject” is selected when the submitted manuscript does not satisfy the publication criteria in the ITE Trans. MTA, i.e., major revisions are necessary or the subjects of the submitted manuscript are not matched to the scope of this journal. Note that Associate Editor may reject the submitted manuscript before assigning reviewers when the quality of its English is quite low.

(3)   For manuscripts receiving rejection notices, the revised version of the manuscript may be resubmitted. Upon resubmission, the authors should write the previous paper ID number in the cover letter. The authors can include answer to the comments from the reviewers of the previous review in the resubmission.

(4)    If authors who have received rejection notices are not convinced of the review or the decision, they will be able to resubmit the identical manuscript to the initial submission by clearly writing the specific reasons on a cover letter.  The deadline for the resubmission is within 60 days of the date of the rejection notice.  It shall be limited to once per manuscript.

3.3 Galley Proof
Generally, submitted manuscripts will be published in the ITE Trans. MTA after the acceptance. Prior to the publication, authors must proofread the galley proofs only once. As a rule, authors may change only misprints. Any modifications of the manuscripts are not accepted.

4. Manuscript Style

4.1 Manuscript Structure
Submitted manuscripts must contain the following subjects.
(1) Title
(2) Name and membership status of each author
(3) Affiliation and address
(4) Abstract (maximum 150 words)
(5) Keywords (maximum 6 keywords)
(6) Main body
(7) Acknowledgement (if necessary, show after conclusion without section number)
(8) References
(9) Appendix (if necessary)
(10) Biography of each author
Whole parts must be written in English.

4.2 Style of Figures, Tables and Photographs
Figures, tables and photographs shown in submitted manuscripts must satisfy the following points.
(1)   All figures, tables and photographs must be made by authors.
(2)   All figures, tables and photographs must be shown with their captions.
(3)   Resolutions of all figures, tables and photographs must be high enough.
(4)   All figures, tables and photographs must be saved on appropriate media for the relevant computer environment.
(5)   All figures, tables and photographs must be submitted to make the final manuscript.

4.3 Style of Videos
Videos can be submitted with the manuscripts under the following conditions.
(1)   Use of video is limited to cases where explanation is otherwise impossible, for example, where smoothness of motion needs to be shown. Videos should not be used if sufficient explanation is realized by utilizing several still images.
(2)   A representative frame of each video must be shown with its caption. Multiple representative frames are not acceptable.
(3)   The Quality of all videos must be high enough for review, e.g., videos highly degraded by lossy encoding are discouraged.
(4)   All videos must be made by authors.
(5)    All videos must be submitted in the appropriate file format. Accepted formats are “mp4”, “wmv”, “avi” and “mov”. “avi” and “mov” can be used for lossless videos.
(6)   File names of all videos must be “video1.*”, “video2.*”, “video3.*”, where * represents the file extension. In the submitted manuscript, these videos must be referred by their filenames without file extensions, e.g., “Video 1”, “Video 2”, “Video 3”.  If the submitted videos cannot be viewed with common viewing applications, the manuscript will be rejected.
(7)   All videos must not be included within the submitted manuscript PDF.
(8)   All videos must be submitted with the manuscript at the ITE Trans. MTA manuscript submission site.
(9)   Each video must be submitted as a separate file. The submission of one video file generated by encoding multiple video files into one file is not acceptable.
(10) The total file size of videos must not exceed 50Mbyte, and the total uploaded file size, including video files, must not exceed 100Mbyte.

4.4 Style of References
References must correctly appear in the format shown below.
(1)   When references are written by coauthors, family names and given name initials for each author must be shown.
(2)   If the journal names are well-known, they can be abbreviated (refer to the Appendix).
(3)   The first letter should be capitalized, with the exception of prepositions and articles.
(4)   The year of publication should be written in parentheses. Furthermore, when a month or day of the publication is required, use the format Aug. 1981 or Aug. 1, 1981, respectively.

Examples:

Books or edited collections

1) A. Rosenfeld and A. C. Kak : “Digital Picture Processing” , Academic Press, New York (1976)

One section of a book

2) V. K. Zworykin and G. A. Morton : “Television”, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York, pp. 927-957 (1954)
Journal papers
3)L. D. Miller : “A New Method of Specifying the Resolving Power of Television Camera Tubes Using the RCA P-300 Test Chart”, SMPTE J. 89, 4, pp. 249-256 (Apr. 1980)
4) W. N. Charman : “Three-Dimensional TV System”, Appl. Opt., 20, 1, pp. 14-16 (Jan. 1, 1981)

Conferences

5) M. Jacobsen : “Picture Enhancement for PAL-Coded TV-Signals by Digital Processing”, 1981 Picture Coding Symposium,7. 5, pp. 69-70 (June 1981)

Citation of References:

References should be cited by putting the sequential reference number in parentheses (right parenthesis only) in small text to the right of the citation location. References should be written in order of their appearance.

5. Publication Charges

If the submitted manuscript is accepted, there is an obligation to pay the publication fee prior to the publication. The publication charge is in Tables 2 and 3 (10% consumption tax included).

Table 2 Publication charge using an MTA Latex style file
Number of pagesPublication charge
6 or less25,300yen
7 or moreThe charge for 6 pages plus 4,400yen per each additional page

Table 3 Publication charge using an MTA MS-Word Template file
Number of pagesPublication charge
6 or less37,950yen
7 or moreThe charge for 6 pages plus 6,325yen per each additional page
In the case that Associate Editor decides that English proof reading is necessary prior to publication for your manuscript, proof reading charge should be added. The charge is 7,203 yen per page (10% consumption tax included). Please download the Payment Form, fill in the form, and upload its PDF file when your manuscript will be accepted and be in the publication process. The Payment Form can be downloaded here.

6. Copyright

The copyrights of all papers published in the ITE Trans. MTA are automatically transferred to the ITE. Authors are required to sign and submit a completed “Copyright Transfer From” prior to publication by the ITE. “Copyright Transfer Form” can be downloaded here.
As a rule, the copyright for the articles published in the Journal of ITE belongs to the Institute, so we request that you submit a copyright transfer form. Recently, across all fields a situation where rights are claimed can be predicted. To deal with this, we have established the copyright regulations. We accept copyright transfer forms from the authors so that the transfer of copyright is performed clearly. This prevents unexpected situations with copyright and explicitly documents the stance of the author as well as the Institute towards infringement by a third party. We believe that this protects the copyright, so we request that authors co-operate in submitting a copyright transfer form when making their submission. In addition, the main purpose of affiliating with the ITE is to contribute to the Journal CD-ROM edition or the Technical Information Research Electronic Dictionary Encyclopedia, and protection of copyright. Contributing the same document for profit to another Journal requires the permission of the Institute, even if the author of the document is the same. However, for non-profit reasons, the author is may use their document freely. while describing the bibliographic information of the original manuscript.
The use of the document in electronic form is included in the copyright. That will be managed by the following method:

(1) The Institute will not interfere or hinder by making complaints or allegations when the author reproduces, translates or makes an adaptation of their own article. However, if the translation or the article in its part or entirety is used for profit in another publication, please make a proposal to the executive office and clearly state the source. Furthermore, when dealing with Web or CD-ROM materials, please make the proposal as described above. Also, when using only a part of a document, please clearly state the source below the caption.

(2)   In the following cases, the author and Institute will make a separate agreement in the case that the transfer of copyright to the Institute is problematic.
(a)    The author does not particularly desire the transfer of copyright, such as in the case of articles for special classes at conferences.
(b)   The article contents relate not only to the personal copyright of the author, but also to the organization the author is affiliated with, and it is not possible to obtain the organization’s consent for copyright transfer. However, in this case, there are already plans for the below-mentioned secondary uses (since the intent is non-profit, the actual publication will occur earlier) for which we would like to obtain your consent.  If it is possible to obtain this consent in advance, the Institute will draft a “Reproduction Consent Request” and send it.  The Institute is a non-profit organization, however if this consent is not obtained, then the author’s submission will be excluded from the secondary uses.
However, in this case, there are already plans for the below-mentioned secondary uses (since the intent is non-profit, the actual publication will occur earlier) for which we would like to obtain your consent.  If it is possible to obtain this consent in advance, the Institute will draft a “Reproduction Consent Request” and send it.  The Institute is a non-profit organization, however if this consent is not obtained, then the author’s submission will be excluded from the secondary uses.

National Institute of Information Scholarly and Academic Information Portal CiNii (URL: http://ge.nii.ac.jp/genii/jsp/index.jsp) after 3 months since publication have passed. For unregistered people or non-members the paper will be published after 2 years.

It is hoped that you will author the manuscript after agreeing to the above policies.
Also, when quoting information from other journals, please understand the following:
(1)   Be aware of the copyright of the paper that you are quoting.
(2)   Obtain prior permission for the use of figures, tables or photographs from other libraries or journals.

Appendix

Contact Information:
Editorial Office, The Institute of Image Information and Television Engineers
Kikai Shinko Kaikan 403, 3-5-8 Shiba Koen, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0011 Japan
Email: mta@ite.or.jp

Call for Papers

The ITE (Institute of Image Information and Television Engineers) Transactions on Media Technology and Applications(※) announces a forthcoming Special Section on data storage and related technologies to be published in July 2021. The special section calls for papers on data storage and related technologies such as recording media, heads, devices, systems and related technologies. Invited papers by leading researchers in this field are also planned. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

– Solid-state Memory
– Magnetic Recording
– Optical Recording
– Recording Media, Heads
– Signal Processing
– Recording Systems
– Spintronics
– Optics and Photonics
– Holography

Submission Guidelines:
Papers must be submitted by November 30, 2020. Manuscripts should be prepared according to the guidelines given in the “Information for Authors”. The latest version is available at the web site, http://www.ite.or.jp/content/mta/. Authors should write “Special Section: Data Storage and Related Technologies” in the cover letter and choose the [Special Section] as a “Section Type” on the online screen. Do not choose [Regular]. The term for revising the manuscript after acknowledgement of conditional acceptance for this special section could be shorter than that for other regular issues (30 days) because of the tight review schedule.

Editorial Committee
Editor-in-Chief:
Yoshimasa Kawata (Shizuoka University)
Secretary:
Kenji Machida (NHK)
Associate Editors:
Yoshihiro Okamoto (Ehime University)
Osamu Matoba (Kobe University)
Masatoshi Bunsen (Fukuoka University)
Atsushi Musha (FUJIFILM Corporation)
Nobuhiko Funabashi (NHK)
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(※)MTA (Media Technology and Applications) is indexed by Elsevier Scopus (https://www.scopus.com/sourceid/21100432483?origin=sbrowse) and Clarivate Analytics Web of Science ESCI (Emerging Source Citation Index. Search “Media Technology and Applications” at http://mjl.clarivate.com/).

The ITE (Institute of Image Information and Television Engineers) Transactions on Media Technology and Applications announces a forthcoming Special Section on “Advanced Image Sensor Technology” to be published in April, 2021. The objective of the special section focuses on the advances in image sensor technologies. You are strongly encouraged to submit original research papers of the topics which include the following:

– CMOS image sensors, CCD image sensors, and related technologies
– Application specific image sensors
– Novel architecture, operation and materials for imaging devices
– Invisible imaging devices (IR, UV, X-ray, high-energy particles, ions, etc.)
– Machine vision
– Others

Submission Guidelines:
Papers must be submitted by August 31, 2020. Manuscripts should be prepared according to the guideline given in the “Information for Authors”. The latest version is available at the web site, http://www.ite.or.jp/content/mta/. Authors should write “Special Section: Advanced Image Sensor Technology” in the cover letter and choose the [Special Section] as a “Section Type” on the online screen. Do not choose [Regular]. The term for revising the manuscript after acknowledgement of conditional acceptance for this special section could be shorter than that for other regular issues (30 days) because of the tight review schedule.

Editorial Committee
Editors-in-Chief:
Junichi Akita (Kanazawa University)
Secretary:
Masahiro Ikebe (Hokkaido University)
Associate Editors:
Yutaka Hirose (Panasonic)
Takashi Komuro (Saitama University)
Kazuhiro Shimonomura (Ritsumeikan University)
Keiichiro Kagawa (Shizuoka University)
Takashi Tokuda (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
Rihito Kuroda (Tohoku University)
Shigeyuki Imura (NHK)
Yuichiro Yamashita (TSMC)
Takeo Maeda (Imaging Device Technologies)
Yukinobu Sugiyama (Hamamatsu Photonics)
Hiroshi Sekine (Canon)
Toru Kondo (Olympus)
Hisayuki Taruki (Toshiba)
Ryohei Funatsu (NHK)
Satoru Adachi (Olympus)
Toshinori Otaka (Gpixel Japan)
Daisuke Fujisawa (Mitsubishi Electric)
Yasuhisa Tochigi (Sony Semiconductor Solutions)
Madoka Nishiyama (Nikon)

The ITE (Institute of Image Information and Television Engineers) Transactions on Media Technology and Applications ) announces a forthcoming Special Section on “Advanced Imaging and Computer Graphics Technology” to be published in January 2021. The objective of the special section is focus on advanced technologies for imaging and computer graphics, and their applications. Prospective authors are strongly encouraged to submit original research papers of the topics which include the following:

-Image / video processing
-Computer vision
-Pattern recognition
-Artificial Intelligence
-Computer graphics
-Physical simulations
-Visualization
-Animation
-Multimedia applications
-Virtual reality
-Augmented reality
-Big data
-Others

Submission Guidelines:
Papers must be submitted by May 28, 2020. Manuscripts should be prepared according to the guideline given in the “Information for Authors”. The latest version is available at the web site, http://www.ite.or.jp/content/MTA/#IFA. Authors should write “Special Section: Advanced Imaging and Computer Graphics Technology” in the cover letter and choose the [Special Section] as a “Section Type” on the online screen. Do not choose [Regular]. The term for revising the manuscript after acknowledgement of conditional acceptance for this special section could be shorter than that for other regular issues (30 days) because of the tight review schedule.

Editorial Committee
Editor-in-Chief: Nobuhiko Mukai (Tokyo City University)
Associate Editor –in-Chief: Hisaki Nate (Tokyo Polytechnic University)
Secretary: Hideki Mitsumine (NHK Science & Technology Research Laboratories)
Associate Editors:
Hiroshi Yoshikawa (Nihon University)
Mikio Shinnya (Toho University)
Tokiichiro Takahashi (Tokyo Denki University)
Hirofumi Morioka (NHK Science & Technology Research Laboratories)
Kenichi Tanaka (Nagasaki Institute of Applied Science)
Shiori Sugimoto (NTT Media Intelligence Laboratories)
Michio Shiraishi (Toho University)
Masaki Hayashi (Uppsala University)
Hiroyuki Kubo (Nara Institute of Science and Technology)
Tomoaki Moriya (Tokyo Denki University)
Takeshi Yamaguchi (Nihon University)

Call for Papers
Special Section on IDW ’19

The 26th International Display Workshops (IDW’19) will be held from November 27 to 29 , 2019 at Sapporo Convention Center, Sapporo, Japan. IDW’19 is sponsored by the Institute of Image Information and Television Engineers (ITE) and the Society for Information Display (SID).
The Journals of the ITE(MTA (English Journal) & ITEJ(Japanese Journal)) announce a forthcoming “Special Issue on IDW’19” to be published in October 2020. The special issue has provided an excellent opportunity to present key aspects of display technology. Original, unpublished papers presented in IDW’19 will be accepted after review by the Editorial Board Committee. Papers related to IDW’19 will also be accepted in the special issue.
The Journals of the ITE will be published as an on-line journal, and not only member but also nonmember can read your paper based on the open access policy. Furthermore, figures with the coloring and pertinent moving images for your paper can be published.
We are sincerely waiting for your submitting paper.

1. Scope
General Display Technologies
(1) Based on the presentation in IDW’19
(※Please add the results and considerations to the IDW presentation)
(2) Based on the display materials, devices, and systems in the fields covered by IDW’19

-Manuscript Type-
・Paper

2. Deadline for Submission ※extended
February 28, 2020 → March 27, 2020

3. Date of Issue
October 2020

4. Submission Instructions
Manuscripts should be prepared according to the guidelines indicated in the
“Information for Authors”. Please refer to the following ITE homepage.

MTA(ITE Journal)

Editorial Committee
Editors-in-Chief:
Munehiro Kimura(Nagaoka University of Technology)
Associate Editors in Chief:
Toshimitsu Tsuzuki (Japan Broadcasting Corporation)

The ITE (Institute of Image Information and Television Engineers) Transactions on Media Technology and Applications announces a forthcoming Special Section on “Media Engineering and Applications” to be published in July 2020. This special section focuses on the media engineering and their applications to broadcasting, entertainment, visual inspection, and video analysis for coaching. You are strongly encouraged to submit original research papers of the topics which include the following:

Image/video processing and coding
Kansei information processing
Media retrieval
3D/stereo images
Geographic information systems
Compute/robot vision and analysis
Multimedia/mobile communication
Virtual/augmented/mixed reality
Immersive media
Others

MTA is indexed in multiple sites including Elsevier Scopus
( https://www.scopus.com/sourceid/21100432483?origin=sbrowse ) and
Clarivate Analytics Web of Science ESCI (Emerging Source Citation Index)
( http://mjl.clarivate.com/cgi-bin/jrnlst/jlresults.cgi?PC=MASTER&Word=*ITE%20Transactions).

Submission Guidelines:
Papers must be submitted by November 25, 2019. Manuscripts should be prepared according to the guideline given in the “Information for Authors”. The latest version is available at the web site, http://www.ite.or.jp/en/mta/information_for_authors/. Authors should write “Special Section: Media Engineering and Applications” in the cover letter and choose the [Special Section] as a “Section Type” on the online screen. Do not choose [Regular]. The term for revising the manuscript after acknowledgement of conditional acceptance for this special section could be shorter than that for other regular issues (30 days) because of the tight review schedule.

Editorial Committee
Editor-in-Chief: Norio Tagawa (Tokyo Metropolitan University)
Secretary: Kei Kawamura (KDDI Research)
Associate Editors:
Hiroyuki Arai (Nippon Institute of Technology)
Shogo Muramatsu (Niigata University)
Toshihiko Hiroaki (NEC)
Takahiro Mochizuki (NHK)
Takahiro Ogawa (Hokkaido University)


Editorial Board

Editor-in-Chief:
Koichi Shinoda(Tokyo Institute of Technology)

Associate Editor-in-Chief:
Masanori Sano(NHK)
Kei Kawamura(KDDI Research)

Associate Editor:
Noboru Babaguchi(Osaka University)
Nam Ik Cho(Seoul National University)
Norifumi Egami(Kinki University)
Miki Haseyama(Hokkaido University)
Masayuki Hashimoto(Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International)
Alexamder G. Hauptmann(Carnegie Mellon University)
Benoit Huet(Eurecom)
Ichiro Ide(Nagoya University)
Masaaki Iiyama(Kyoto University)
Makoto Itami(Tokyo University of Science)
Hideki Kakeya(University of Tsukuba)
Kazuto Kamikura(Tokyo Polytechnic University)
Jiro Katto(Waseda University)
Shoji Kawahito(Shizuoka University)
Tae Kyoon Kim(ETRI)
Takuya Kurakake(NHK)
Michihiko Minoh(Kyoto University)
Tomoyuki Mishina(NHK)
Hidekazu Murata(Kyoto University)
Chong-Wah Ngo(City University of Hong Kong)
Naoko Nitta(Osaka University)
Takahiro Ogawa(Hokkaido University)
Antonio Ortega(University of Southern California)
Jun Ohta(Nara Institute of Science and Technology)
Jong-Il Park(Hanyang University)
Georges Quenot(Laboratory of Informatics of Grenoble)
Stefan Rueger(The Open University)
Shigeyuki Sakazawa(Osaka Institute of Technology)
Naoki Shimizu(NHK-ES)
Seishi Takamura(NTT)
Yoshinobu Tonomura(Ryukoku University)
Nobuyuki Yagi(Tokyo City University)
Ming-Hsuan Yang(University of California, Merced)
Toshihiko Yamasaki(The University of Tokyo)
Hiromasa Yanagihara(KDDI Research)

Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement

ITE Transactions on Media Technology and Applications (MTA) is committed to maintaining the highest ethical standards.In order to ensure the outcome of providing our readers with an academic journal of high quality, MTA is guided by the following principles.

1. Publication and authorship
–Originality and Plagiarism: Authors should ensure that submitted works are entirely original, and will appropriately cite or quote the work and/or words of others. All forms of plagiarism including copying or paraphrasing substantial parts of another author’s paper without proper citation or quotation is unacceptable.

–Reporting standards: Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work.

–Data Access and Retention: Authors are asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review and should be able to provide public access to such data for a reasonable time after publication.

2. Responsibilities of authors
–Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication: Authors should not submit the same paper to more than one journal concurrently. Neither should an author publish the same paper or a paper with essentially the same research in multiple journals or primary publications.

–Authorship of the Paper: Authors should ensure that all who have made significant contributions are listed as co-authors. Others who have participated or contributed should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. Author should ensure that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

–Fundamental errors in published works: Authors who discover a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, is obligated to promptly notify the journal editor and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.

3. Peer review and responsibilities of reviewers
–Contribution to Editorial Decision: Reviewers work with the editor to make editorial decisions and communicates with the author to help in improving the quality of the paper.

–Promptness: Any selected referee who knows that prompt review will be difficult or that he/she is unqualified should notify the editor and excuse himself/herself from the review process.

–Standards of Objectivity: Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

–Confidentiality: Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.

–Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest: Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in a reviewer’s own research without the express written consent of the author.

4. Responsibilities of editors
–Publication decision: The editor is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The decisions of the editor should be made based on the intellectual content and importance of the proposed work.

–Fair play: An Editor should evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.

–Confidentiality: The editors and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.

–Disclosure and Conflicts of interest: Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor’s own research without the express written consent of the author.

5. Publishing ethics issues
–The editors of MTA are responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published.

–In evaluating the submitted works, the editors should limit themselves only to the intellectual content.

–The editors can choose to ignore any material that breaks legal requirements regarding libel,
copyright infringement and plagiarism.

–The editor of a submitted manuscript must not have a stake in the authors.

–Always be willing to publish corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies when needed.