Tram at Snowbird resort Data Compression Conference (DCC)  Sponsored by The IEEE Signal Processing Society

Call for Papers

Conference Dates

Tuesday April 4 - Friday April 7, 2017
Reception: Tuesday evening
Presentations: Wednesday - Friday


Snowbird, Utah (all sessions at the Cliff Lodge). More >


  • University of Arizona and Brandeis University
  • Microsoft Research
  • IEEE Signal Processing Society (technical cosponsorship)

Proceedings published by

IEEE Computer Society Press CPS Online. More >

Program Committee

  • Michael W. Marcellin, University of Arizona (DCC Co-Chair)
  • James A. Storer, Brandeis University (DCC Co-Chair)
  • Ali Bilgin, University of Arizona (Committee Co-Chair)
  • Joan Serra-Sagrista, U. Autonoma de Barcelona (Committee Co-Chair)
  • Henrique Malvar, Microsoft Research (Publications Chair)
  • James E. Fowler, Mississippi State University (Publicity Chair)
  • Charles D. Creusere, New Mexico State University
  • Travis Gagie, University of Helsinki
  • Hamid Jafarkhani, University of California Irvine
  • Alistair Moffat, The University of Melbourne
  • Giovanni Motta, Google, Inc.
  • Gonzalo Navarro, University of Chile
  • Antonio Ortega, University of Southern California
  • Jan Ostergaard, Aalborg University
  • Majid Rabbani, Eastman Kodak Co.
  • Yuriy Reznik, Brightcove, Inc.
  • Thomas Richter, University of Stuttgart
  • Victor Sanchez, University of Warwick
  • Serap Savari, Texas A&M University
  • Khalid Sayood, University of Nebraska
  • Rahul Shah, Louisiana State University
  • Dana Shapira, Ariel University
  • Ofer Shayevitz, Tel Aviv University
  • Dafna Sheinwald, IBM Haifa Lab
  • Gary J. Sullivan, Microsoft Corporation
  • Jiangtao Wen, Tsinghua University
  • Ji-Zheng Xu, Microsoft Research
  • En-Hui Yang, University of Waterloo
  • Yan Ye, Interdigital, Inc.


An international forum for current work on data compression and related applications. Both theoretical and experimental work are of interest. Topics of interest include but are not limited to: Lossless and lossy compression for storage and transmission of specific types of data (including text, gray scale and color photographs, multi-spectral and hyper-spectral images, palette images, video, movies, audio, music, maps, instrument and sensor data, space data, earth observation data, scientific data, weather data, medical data, graphics data, geometry data, 3D representations, animation, bi-level images / bit-maps, web content, web graphs, etc.), source coding, source coding in multiple access networks, joint source-channel coding, rate distortion coding, rate allocation, multiple description coding, quantization theory, vector quantization (VQ), multiple description VQ, transform based methods (including DCT and wavelet transforms), parallel compression algorithms and hardware, error resilient compression techniques, adaptive compression algorithms, browsing and searching compressed data, compressed data structures, applications to immersive media, perceptual coding, visual search, object recognition, applications of neural networks (e.g. CNN's) to compression, string searching and manipulation used in compression applications, fractal based compression methods, information retrieval employing compression techniques, steganography / hidden information with respect to compressed data, minimal length encoding and applications to learning, system issues relating to data compression (including error control, data security, indexing, and browsing), compression applications and issues for computational biology and bioinformatics, compression applications and issues for the internet, compression applications and issues for mobile computing, applications of compression to file distribution and software updates, applications of compression to file storage and backup systems, applications of compression to data mining, applications of compression to image retrieval, applications of compression and information theory to human-computer interaction (HCI), development of and extensions to compression standards (including the HEVC, JPEG, MPEG,, and families and including compression of specific image types such as plenoptic images, point cloud images, and light field images), compressed sensing / compressive sampling, and the use of techniques from information theory and data compression in networking, communications, and storage of large data sets.

Keynote Address

"Advances and Challenges in Imaging from Space"
M. Dirk Robinson
Engineering Manager, Terra Bella @ Google

Special Sessions

In addition to general sessions addressing the theme described above, submissions are being sought for these special sessions:
  • "Video Coding"
    Gary Sullivan, Microsoft Research
    Yan Ye, Interdigital, Inc.
    Session Co-Chairs
  • "Compression for Next Generation Immersive Media"
    Phil Chou, Microsoft Research
    Session Chair
  • "Genome Compression"
    Jiangtao Wen, Tsinghua University
    Khalid Sayood, University of Nebraska
    Session Co-Chairs

Submission Format

All submitted manuscripts must be PDF files that satisfy:

  • Each page should have a top margin of 1 inch and a left margin of 1.25 inches, and the text area on each page should be 9 inches high by 6 inches wide.
  • Do NOT use a two-column format; all submissions must have a single column format.
  • Use 12 point type.
  • The first page must begin with the title centered at the top, with the authors and their affiliations below the title. Following the title and authors, should be a short abstract, and following the abstract should be the start of the first section.
  • Manuscripts may NOT be more than 10 pages TOTAL, including all references, figures, tables, notes, and appendices.
  • Here is a link to template of a formatted page:
    DCC Template (pdf)
  • Submissions must be in PDF format, but here are some files that may be useful for preparation:
    MS Word sample source file (.doc)

    LaTeX sample source files (zip folder)

Manuscripts may be submitted for consideration as full paper or poster, or for consideration as poster only. Manuscripts submitted for consideration as poster only must still submit a thorough description of the work for review (NOT a one page summary).

Manuscripts accepted as papers will be presented at a technical session of the conference and have a final draft of at most 10 pages in the DCC proceedings. Manuscripts accepted as posters will be presented at the DCC poster session and have a one page summary in the DCC proceedings.

Submission Instructions

Submissions must be submitted electronically by November 1, 11:59pm U.S. Pacific Time DCC observes the IEEE policy on confidentiality of submitted manuscripts.

A link to the submissions page will be here in October.

Author Notification

Authors will be notified via email in late December of acceptance as a paper, acceptance as a poster, or rejection. Accepted manuscripts must be submitted electronically; the due date will be in early January. The letter of acceptance will include the exact due date, directions on where and how to make the electronic submission of the final manuscript, and directions for submitting a proceedings copyright form. (Do not include a copyright form with your submission; instead, wait until your submission has been accepted and you receive directions.)


What's covered


DCC Call for Papers (PDF)