Special Session at the WIAMIS 12th International Workshop on Image Analysis for Multimedia Interactive Services, April 13-15, 2011, Delft, The Netherlands
User Intentions in Image Production, Sharing, and Retrieval
The lifecycle of images and other types of visual information contains numerous actions that are triggered by user intentions and goals. Every little action, from content production to retrieval of previously stored visual information, takes the user a step forward towards a state where a user assumes that a goal has been achieved. Examples of such intentions are “learn how to tie a tie”, “be entertained” or “show video of a holiday to relatives”.
With the advent of social systems and its social multimedia networks, the actions of a user have become more and more transparent. Comments, ratings, recommendations, search queries and history, upload activity logs, and communication records can be analyzed to infer a user’s goal. This goal can then be used to leverage retrieval of multimedia content and to better adapt multimedia systems to users’ needs. Moreover, the goals of content producers and providers can be analyzed and matched with the goals of the content consumers.
Content-based analysis, indexing and search of visual information often does not take the user’s intentions into account. Research activity on the user roles in multimedia systems has, so far, focused on specific topics (e.g., “personalized multimedia delivery” or “adaptive multimedia systems”). Investigating the actual intentions or goals of a user throughout the lifecycle of image production, sharing, and retrieval is a fairly young research topic that has just recently started to attract attention from the multimedia research community.
In this special session we want to bring together researchers and practitioners from the visual information retrieval, image analysis and multimedia systems research. We aim to discuss recent scientific advances and also first results of greenhouse work on user intentions in multimedia.
Submission deadline is Dec 10, 2011. Additional information is available at http://www.wiamis2011.org/
Topics of interest include (but are not limited to)
- User intentions in visual content production
- User intentions in visual content sharing
- User intentions in visual information retrieval
- User intentions and image sharing in social networks
- Models and taxonomies for user intentions in multimedia in narrow domains (e.g., medical imaging, video surveillance, how-to videos, etc.)
- Multimedia metadata for user intentions
- Analysis and mining of user goals and intentions
- Studies on user goals, motivations and intentions in multimedia systems
- Methods to leverage user intentions in multimedia applications
- Mathias Lux, Klagenfurt University, Austria (mlux [at] itec [dot] uni-klu [dot] ac [dot] at)
- Oge Marques, Florida Atlantic University, USA (omarques [at] fau [dot] edu)