Category Archives: CfP

ACM SIGMM 1st International Workshop on Social Media (WSM2009)

in conjunction with ACM Multimedia 2009, Oct. 19-24, 2009, Beijing, P.R. China

Important dates:

Submission deadline – 5 July, 2009
Notification date – 17 July, 2009
Camera ready date – 24 July, 2009
Workshop date – 23 October, 2009


Recent years have witnessed a growing number of user-centric multimedia applications, especially with the popularity of web 2.0. Examples include Flickr, YouTube, Facebook, MySpace, Orkut,, etc. The emerging applications on social web and social networks have produced a new type of multimedia content, termed as “social media” here as it is created by people using highly accessible and scalable publishing technologies for sharing via the web. With social media, web images, videos and audios are generally accompanied by rich contextual information, such as, tag, category, title, metadata, comments, and viewer ratings, etc. Massive emerging social media data offer new opportunities for resolving the long-standing challenges in multimedia understanding, e.g., the semantic gap issue. This new media also introduces many challenging and new research problems and as well as many exciting real-world applications (e.g. social image search, social group recommendation, etc.). This workshop solicits novel contributions on various aspects of social media research. Workshop papers will elaborate related theory, methodology, algorithms and issues associated to social media content creation, manipulation, content analysis, storage, search, learning, and mining.

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Call for Papers: New Review of Hypermedia and Multimedia

New Review of Hypermedia and Multimedia 2009(3) / 2010 (1)

Deadline for paper submission 7th September 2009

From the original CfP:

We invite papers for forthcoming issues of NRHM on the following topics and related issues:
– Conceptual basis of hypertext systems
cognitive aspects,
design strategies

– Intelligent and adaptive hypermedia
personalisation, adaptation,
knowledge organisation systems / services, semantic web, Web 2.0

– Multimedia issues
time and synchronisation,
link dynamics, link metrics,
multimedia authoring,
content-based retrieval

– Interaction
navigation and browsing; search systems,
studies of information seeking and navigation behaviour, testing and evaluation
user interfaces, experience design, multi-modal interaction

– Tools for hypermedia
(automatic) authoring systems

– Applications
literary and creative hypermedia, social networking,
physical hypermedia, virtual environments,
applications in commerce, digital libraries, e-learning, e-Government, the professions, etc.

The New Review of Hypermedia and Multimedia (NRHM) is published by Taylor & Francis and appears in both print and digital formats. For more details and indicative topics, see the journal website:

Submissions may take the form of research papers or shorter technical notes and should be submitted electronically at the Journal’s Manuscript Central site

Informal enquiries may be sent to the Editors:
Editor: Doug Tudhope (
Associate Editor: Daniel Cunliffe (
Faculty of Advanced Technology, University of Glamorgan, UK

CfP: 3rd Workshop on Many Faces of Multimedia Semantics

The 3rd Workshop on Many Faces of Multimedia Semantics will be a one-day workshop to be held during the IEEE International Symposium on Multimedia (ISM’09). It will take place in Dec. 2009 in San Diego, USA.

More information: 3rd Workshop on Many Faces of Multimedia Semantics.

List of Topics

We welcome all papers relevant to topics in multimedia semantics, including those at the confluence of multimedia information management, the Semantic Web, and Web 2.0, such as,

  • Computational semiotics
  • Conceptual clustering
  • Emergent semantics in the social web
  • Event representation and detection
  • Folksonomies in social media sharing
  • Genre detection
  • Industrial use-cases and applications
  • Intelligent browsing and visualization
  • Media ontology learning
  • Media mining in the social web
  • Modeling and recognition of visual objects and actions
  • Multimedia management and consumption in communities
  • Multimedia extraction and social annotation
  • Multimedia ontologies for the social web
  • Multisensory data integration and fusion for decision making
  • Perception and cognition in the context of Web 2.0
  • Semantic metadata for mobile applications
  • Semantics enabled multimedia applications (including search, browsing, retrieval, visualization) for the social web
  • Social networking
  • Spectral methods
  • Standards for the social web
  • User interfaces

Important Dates

  • 11:59 PM EST, July 20, 2009 — Submissions due
  • August 20, 2009 — Acceptance notification
  • September 25, 2009 — Camera-ready papers due


For further information or questions please contact the workshop organizers:

  • Farshad Fotouhi, Wayne State University, Detroit, USA (
  • William Grosky, University of Michigan-Dearborn, USA (
  • Mathias Lux, Klagenfurt University, Austria (
  • Peter Stanchev, Kettering University, Flint, USA (

Call for Papers: EUMOB 2009

3rd European Symposium on Mobile Media Delivery (EUMOB) 2009
in conjunction with MobiMedia 2009
7-9 September, 2009, Kingston University, UK

The delivery of multimedia content to every mobile handset on every mobile network, anytime and anywhere is still a major challenge. Several European research projects from the FP6 and the FP7 programme are addressing the challenges of mobile media delivery. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of mobile media delivery, projects from the mobile and wireless area, from the networked media area as well as from the content technologies area, not neglecting security and experimental facilities, are dealing with mobile media delivery.

One of the goals of the symposium is to allow exchange of ideas and interaction among the different European Projects on the topic in question, with a special focus on recently started FP7 projects. European technology platforms are also invited to present their views in the area.

Besides these projects, other research work about mobile media delivery is carried out in academia, research institutes and industrial companies. EUMOB 2009 will give researchers the opportunity to present their latest results on this topic. Researchers active in FP6 and FP7 research projects as well as other leading international researchers are invited to participate and share their latest findings.


Important Dates

  • Paper Submission: May 31, 2009
  • Review Results: June 26, 2009
  • Submission of Camera-ready Papers: July 23, 2009

Student Big Days first time at Klagenfurt University

On April 1st Microsoft organizes its roadshow “Student Big Days” in Klagenfurt. From 16.00 to 19.30 there are three sessions and afterwards there is a lot of time to talk to the speakers at a buffet. Horst Kandutsch assured that there will be numerous goodies for participants 😉

You can find more information here (sorry, German only). Please register to give the organizers a chance to get enough food and drinks 😀


Deadline approaching – CfP: Multimedia Tools and Applications (Springer) Special Issue

Multimedia Tools and Applications (Springer)
Special Issue on Data Semantics for Multimedia Systems
Manuscript due: January 15, 2009

See here and here.

In the last decade, substantial progress has been made in content-based analysis and multimedia streaming to facilitate the development of large-scale multimedia information systems. Together with the recent progress on semantic web, it is now possible to build a new generation of multimedia applications that enable large-scale semantic representation, analysis, and delivery of multimedia data from heterogeneous data sources.  However, there is still a long way to go for mature solutions of multimedia database systems that are capable of processing semantics-rich, large-volume multimedia data. It could be even more challenging if such systems are under stringent functional and non-functional (e.g., QoS) requirements.

The goal of this special issue is to bring the semantic web community and multimedia processing & computing community together and provide a forum for multidisciplinary research opportunities, with a focus on how to apply the semantic technologies to the acquisition, generation, transmission, storage, processing, and retrieval of multimedia information. Discussions on future challenges in multimedia information manipulation, as well as practical solutions for the design and implementation of multimedia database software systems are also encouraged.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to practical areas that span both semantic technologies and multimedia processing & computing:

  • Automatic generation of multimedia presentations
  • Semantic multimedia metadata extraction
  • Annotation tools and methods for multimedia semantics
  • Media ontology generation/learning/reasoning
  • Content-based multimedia analysis
  • Multimedia indexing, searching, and retrieving
  • Multimedia streaming
  • Semantic-based QoS control and scheduling
  • Semantic-based Internet data streaming and delivery
  • Multimedia standards (e.g., MPEG-7 and XMP) and Semantic Web
  • Semantics  enabled  multimedia  applications  (including  annotation,  browsing, storage, retrieval, and visualization)
  • Semantics  enabled  networking  and  middleware  for  multimedia applications

Submission Details
Papers must be original and not submitted to or accepted by any other conference or journal. Prospective contributors are invited to submit papers in A4/US letter, single column, double space format, up to 30 pages long including figures, tables and references. Manuscript submission is handled by the MTAP Online Manuscript Submission website at: During submission, you should select your article type as “SI:Data Semantics for Multimedia Systems”. Detailed information about the Journal, including an author guide and detailed formatting information is available online.

Important Dates

Paper submission deadline: January 15, 2009
Notification of acceptance:  April 15, 2009
Final Manuscript Due:  June 15, 2009
Publication Date: Fall 2009 (Tentative)

Guest Editors:
Dr. Mei-Ling Shyu, University of Miami, USA.
Dr. Jie Bao, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA.
Dr. Yu Cao, California State University, Fresno, USA.
Dr. Jun Kong, The North Dakota State University, USA.
Dr. Ming Li, California State University, Fresno, USA.
Dr. Mathias Lux, Klagenfurt University, Austria.

Deadline Extension: I-Media Special Session on Multimedia Metadata

The paper submission deadline has been extended to April 28, 2008.

Original CfP: 

Studies show that sales of digital capture devices like video camera, digital photo cameras, or mobile phones with digital cameras are still rising. Therefore it can be expected that the number of created digital multimedia content will rise dramatically in future. Multimedia metadata is currently the only way to cope with problems like semantics based retrieval or organization of content and provides means to specify adaptation and delivery constraints and rules. Within this special session the importance of metadata for media technologies is discussed. We encourage the submission of high quality scientific work as well as application papers. Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Multimedia technologies and metadata in the social web
  • Multimedia semantics
  • Annotation of multimedia content
  • Metadata in pervasive multimedia computing
  • Metadata for new media
  • Studies and surveys in context of multimedia metadata and new media

We encourage the submission of high quality scientific work as well as application papers.

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