Category Archives: MPEG-7

CfP: I-Media Special Session on Multimedia Metadata

I’m happy to announce that there will be a special session of the Multimedia Metadata Community at the TRIPLE-I / I-Media conference in Graz in September.

CfP: I-Media Special Session on Multimedia Metadata

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.

Organization

The special session is organized by the Multimedia Metadata Community which has already organized a series of 8 successful workshops in the past taking place in Aachen, Berlin, Graz and Klagenfurt. The Multimedia Metadata Community aims to extend the active and successful community and network with new members.

Submission

Submissions for the special session are handled via the submission system of the TRIPLE-I/I-Media and are reviewed by the TRIPLE-I/I-Media program committee.

14 April 2008: Submission of the full papers (4-8 pages)
31 May 2008: Notification of acceptance
30 June 2008: Camera ready version (8 pages)
3-5 September 2008: TRIPLE-I Conference

Special Session Chairs

  • Michael Granitzer, Know-Center Graz
  • Mathias Lux, ITEC / Klagenfurt University

Contact: mlux <at> itec <dot> uni-klu.ac.at

Related Links

Multimedia Book Coming Feb. 2008

Behind the curtains of the Multimedia Metadata Community we prepared a book consisting of 12 contributions in context of multimedia metadata and semantics. It’s already mentioned online. It’s available in Feb. 2008.

Title: Multimedia Semantics – The Role of Metadata
Editors: M. Granitzer, M. Lux & M. Spaniol
Pages: ~260
ISBN: 978-3-540-77472-3

The web page at Springer is here. I’ll blog more about the book as soon as it is published.

Report from SWAt 11

Yesterday evening Semantic Web Atelier (SWAt) 11 took place in Graz, Austria. We had one great talk from Martin Höffernig about the architecture and implementation for a semantic validation service for multimedia metadata documents called VAMP. Martin had support from Werner Bailer and Georg Thallinger who also described the broader context of the work in detail.

So what does VAMP do? In short words: This validation service allows to verify the (partial) semantic correctness of an XML (especially MPEG-7) file. Take for example the temporal decomposition of a video file described in XML. You’ve scenes (longer sequences of video frames), which are grouping shots (shorter sequences of video frames). One semantic constraints is that no shot start point (time in the video) can occur before the start point of the parent scene. The same goes for end points: With the parent scene all child shots should end. However in distributed environment one can never be sure. Also automatic extraction routines also fail to detect the exact frame number, where shot boundaries are found. A semantic validation service provides means to detect such semantic errors and that’s what VAMP does.

More information can be found on the VAMP website and I think Martin Höffernig, Werner Bailer and Georg Thallinger are open to questions 😀

[Note this is a cross post from here]

JUKM Special Issue on Multimedia Metadata Community Workshop Results 2005 Online

Some days ago above mentioned special issue was put online. As the JUKM is an open access journal, everyone can view and download the published articles. Within the peer reviewed issue the results of the Multimedia Metadata Community workshop series in 2005 are presented:

The last article shows the results of an user evaluation of Caliph, which yielded quite interesting results. The user questionaire showed that users could imagine usage semantic descriptions in a professional environment, but not for personal use due to the complexity of annotation.

Report on the 5th Multimedia Metadata Community Workshop

From Sept. 6th to Sept. 8th 2006 I’ve been at the 6th I-Know conference in Graz, Austria. There also the 5th Multimedia Community Workshop, where a lot of interesting topics have been discussed. The program can be found here, presentations and papers will be put online.
Within the internal workshop on Friday 8th of Sept. following presentations were given:

  • Java-Media Programming on Mobile Devices (by Horst Eidenberger)
  • Visualisation Ideas for the MISTRAL Meeting Explorer (by Vedran Sabol)
  • The DANAE project and future perspectives (by Christian Timmerer)
  • Formalizing semantics of MPEG-7 descriptions (by Werner Bailer)

All presentations will be put online on the community portal along with additional material.

Visualization Demo Video Online

Caliph & Emir Demo DeskThe demo session on the 77th MPEG Meeting was quite a success, many people were interested in the visualization. Many talks about standardisation, surveillance and other things where visual analysis could be needed took place at the demo desk. After the demo session I was asked to record a video of the visualization of Emir. Well that was easy. I’ve published the video here, optional download here. >> Watch the video

CfP: 5th Multimedia Metadata Community Workshop

The Multimedia Metadata Community aims at bringing together experts from research and industry in the area of multimedia meta data interoperability for collaborative working environments. By establishing a community of professionals it is intended to bridge the gap between an academic research and an industrial scale development of innovative products for natural collaboration, with a strong focus on MPEG-7 & MPEG-21.

In the line of these goals, the 5th Multimedia Metadata Community Workshop takes place during the 6th International Conference on Knowledge Management, the I-Know 06, 6-9th September 2006, Graz Austria, which focuses on applications and experience reports of multimedia metadata standards in industry and research. See the full CfP here. Deadline is May, the 7th 2006.

Multimedia Meta Data Community

The Multimedia Meta Data Community has opened its portal to the public. The main focus of the community is on MPEG-7 and MPEG-21.

From the website: The community aims at bringing together experts from research and industry in the area of multimedia meta data interoperability for collaborative working environments. By establishing a community of professionals it is intended to bridge the gap between an academic research and an industrial scale development of innovative products for natural collaboration. To accomplish this goal the portal provides information about MPEG-7 & MPEG-21 related events, participating research groups, as well as industry partners to share expertise on multimedia meta data interoperability.