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CrowdMM 2014 @ ACM MM Call for Papers

The power of crowds – leveraging a large number of human contributors and the capabilities of human computation – has enormous potential to address key challenges in the area of multimedia research. Crowdsourcing offers a time- and resource-efficient method for collecting large volumes of input for system design and evaluation, making it possible to optimize multimedia systems more rapidly and to address human factors more effectively.

At present, crowdsourcing remains notoriously difficult to exploit effectively in multimedia settings: the challenge arises from the fact that a community of users or workers is a complex and dynamic system highly sensitive to changes in the form and the parameterization of their activities.

The third CrowdMM workshop takes place in Orlando, FL, right along ACM Multimedia 2014. For more information, topics and important dates visit: http://www.crowdmm.org/call-for-papers/

ACM MMSys 2014 Dataset Track – Approaching Submission Deadline

As an integral part of the ACM MMSys conference since 2011, the Dataset Track provides an opportunity for researchers and practitioners to make their work available (and citable) to the multimedia community. MMSys encourages and recognizes dataset sharing, and seeks contributions in all areas of multimedia (not limited to MM systems). Authors publishing datasets will benefit by increasing the public awareness of their effort in collecting the datasets.

Submission deadline is Nov. 11th 2013! Make sure not to miss it! See also the Call for Papers

 

CfP: ACM MMSys 2014 Dataset Track

The ACM Multimedia Systems conference (http://www.mmsys.org) provides a forum for researchers, engineers, and scientists to present and share their latest research findings in multimedia systems. While research about specific aspects of multimedia systems is regularly published in the various proceedings and transactions of the networking, operating system, real-time system, and database communities, MMSys aims to cut across these domains in the context of multimedia data types. This provides a unique opportunity to view the intersections and interplay of the various approaches and solutions developed across these domains to deal with multimedia data types. Furthermore, MMSys provides an avenue for communicating research that addresses multimedia systems holistically.

As an integral part of the conference since 2011 2012, the Dataset Track provides an opportunity for researchers and practitioners to make their work available (and citable) to the multimedia community. MMSys encourages and recognizes dataset sharing, and seeks contributions in all areas of multimedia (not limited to MM systems). Authors publishing datasets will benefit by increasing the public awareness of their effort in collecting the datasets.

In particular, authors of datasets accepted for publication will receive:

  • Dataset hosting from MMSys for at least 5 years
  • Citable publication of the dataset description in the proceedings published by ACM
  • 15 minutes oral presentation time at the MMSys 2014 Dataset Track

All submissions will be peer-reviewed by at least two members of the technical program committee of the MMSys 2014. Datasets will be evaluated by the committee on the basis of the collection methodology and the value of the dataset as a resource for the research community.

Submission Guidelines 

Authors interested in submitting a dataset should

(A) Make their data available by providing a public URL for download

(B) Write a short paper describing:

  1. motivation for data collection and intended use of the data set,
  2. the format of the data collected, 
  3. the methodology used to collect the dataset, and 
  4. basic characterizing statistics from the dataset.

Papers should be at most 6 pages long (in PDF format) prepared in the ACM style and written in English.

Important dates

  • Data set paper submission deadline: November 11, 2013
  • Notification: December 20, 2013
  • MMSys conference : March 19 – 21, 2014

MMsys Datasets

Previous accepted datasets can be accessed at

Contact

For further queries and extra information, please contact us at mlux@itec.uni-klu.ac.at. Most recent information can be found on http://www.mmsys.org

2013-07-07 (ml): Updated URLs and “2011″

CBMI 2013 — Deadline extended to March 11, 2013

The 11th International Content Based Multimedia Indexing Workshop is to bring together the various communities involved in all aspects of content-based multimedia indexing, retrieval, browsing and presentation. Following the ten successful previous events of CBMI (Toulouse 1999, Brescia 2001, Rennes 2003, Riga 2005, Bordeaux 2007, London 2008, Chania 2009, Grenoble 2010, Madrid 2011, and Annecy 2012), the University of Pannonia, Hungary organizes the 11th Context Based Multimedia Indexing Workshop on June 17-19 2013 in the historical town of Veszprém, Hungary, near the spectacular Lake Balaton. The workshop will host invited keynote talks and regular, special and demo sessions with contributed research papers.

For more information see http://cbmi2013.mik.uni-pannon.hu/

Why did you record this video? – An Exploratory Study on User Intentions for Video Production.

Why do people record videos and share them? While the question seems to be simple, user intentions have not yet been investigated for video production and sharing. A general taxonomy would lead to adapted information systems and multimedia interfaces tailored to the users’ intentions. We contribute (1) an exploratory user study with 20 participants, examining the various facets of user intentions for video production and sharing in detail and (2) a novel set of user intention clusters for video production, grounded empirically in our study results. We further reflect existing work in specialized domains (i.e. video blogging and mobile phone cameras) and show that prevailing models used in other multimedia fields (e.g. photography) cannot be used as-is to reason about video recording and sharing intentions.

This paper has been published and presented at WIAMIS 2012.

Authors: Mathias Lux & Jochen Huber

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WIAMIS 2012 started off well :)

WIAMIS 2012 has started in the morning and first kenote was Prof. Mubarak Shah from University of Central Florida. He talked about primitives for detection of human actions. Especially the visualization of his ideas and approaches was really great! Currently the retrieval session is going on.

My own presentation on user intentionsin video production is scheduled on Friday as the very last presentation, just before the closing remarks.

LIRe presentation and poster at ACM MM 2011

Just finished my presentation at ACM MM’s open source competition in 2011. Many interested researchers and developers came by to discuss ideas and developments. I’m looking forward to turning many of those idea into code ;)

For those of you interested in the poster I uploaded it here.

I also uploaded the presentation to slideshare.

Final Call for Papers: Special Issue on Searching Speech

ACM Transactions on Information Systems is soliciting contributions to a special issue on the topic of “Searching Speech”. The special issue will be devoted to algorithms and systems that use speech recognition and other types of spoken audio processing techniques to retrieve information, and, in particular, to provide access to spoken audio content or multimedia content with a speech track.

Submission Deadline: 1 March 2011

The field of spoken content indexing and retrieval has a long history dating back to the development of the first broadcast news retrieval systems in the 1990s. More recently, however, work on searching speech has been moving towards spoken audio that is produced spontaneously and in conversational settings. In contrast to the planned speech that is typical for the broadcast news domain, spontaneous, conversational speech is characterized by high variability and the lack of inherent structure. Domains in which researchers face such challenges include: lectures, meetings, interviews, debates, conversational broadcast (e.g., talk-shows), podcasts, call center recordings, cultural heritage archives, social video on the Web, spoken natural language queries and the Spoken Web.
We invite the submission of papers that describe research in the following areas:

  • Integration of information retrieval algorithms with speech recognition and audio analysis techniques
  • Interfaces and techniques to improve user interaction with speech collections
  • Indexing diverse, large scale collections
  • Search effectiveness and efficiency, including exploitation of additional information sources

For more information see http://tois.acm.org/announcement.html

CfP Workshop on Multimedia on the Web 2011

in conjunction with i-Know and i-Semantics 2011
8th Sept. 2011, Graz, Austria
http://www.mmweb2011.org

Streaming video has recently surpassed peer-to-peer networks in terms of network capacity hunger. Reports estimate a share of 40% of peak network capacity dedicated to entertainment, mostly streaming video. A large share of this traffic originates from web based services. YouTube alone takes up to 8% of the prime time internet traffic. So multimedia on the web is currently a big issue. While transmission currently works in a best effort system, multimedia information system on the web are far from being perfect. Retrieval, annotation, validated and useful metadata, reliable and trusted services, and user interaction and context-based adaptation are still under discussion and allow improvement. Currently, the Web itself faces dramatic changes, looking for example at the spread of social networks, Linked Data or the impact of HTML5 or WebM. These activities also have a deep effect on multimedia data and content provider. Following this, we aim to bring together researchers from the area of multimedia and the web to discuss innovative ideas and new directions in this workshop.

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ACM Multimedia Call for Volunteers out …

ACM Multimedia – taking place in Firenze, Italy, last week of Oct. – still is in need for student volunteers. I personally think this is a great opportunity to learn about big conferences and the community. If you are interested ensure to send your bid until Oct. 7th 2010. Find the call here.

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