If you are a graduate student, publications are really a must. They show that your work has been accepted by the community, and not just some internal working idea that benefits only a small sector. As a Master's student I would expect at least one journal publication, preferably two or three (which is average). As a PhD student I would expect more (as the period is longer and the work much deeper); a minimum would be around three really good publications and the expectation is around five.

In general, publications are focused on quality. I do not support students to publish in conferences such as IASTED (A list of preferred publication venues are listed below) and quality is the focus over quantity - a good paper in a good journal is more important than three average papers.

Recommended Journals

Video Coding/Compression Thesis (or similar)

Graphics/Animation Thesis (or similar)

Biomedical Imaging/Reconstruction Thesis (or similar)

  • Medical Imaging, IEEE Transactions on
  • Biomedical Engineering, IEEE Transactions on

Autonomous Car Thesis (or similar)

  • Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, IEEE Transactions on
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems, IEEE Transactions on
  • Computer-Human Interaction, ACM Transactions on
  • Vehicular Technology, IEEE Transactions on

Recommended Conferences

  • Multimedia, ACM
  • International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP)
  • Data Compression Conference (DCC)
  • ACM/SPIE Multimedia Computing and Networking (MMCN)
  • International Workshop on Network and OS Support for Digital Audio & Video (NOSSDAV)
  • International Conference on Computer Communications & Networks (ICCCN/IC3N)
  • IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP)
  • International Conference on Networks (ICN)