The editorial committee of Special Section on Smart Multimedia & Communication Systems (the IEICE Transactions on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences) is pleased to announce the publication of the special section. The publication date is Nov. 1, 2017. The special section has solicited paper submissions particularly from, but not restricted to, SISA 2016 presenters and authors. It should be noted that this special issue includes a paper from the best student paper award winner. The special section is available here.