Category Archives: MPEG

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.


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.


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>

Related Links

MPEG Cutters

cut.pngHaving something to do with multimedia one minds that there are a lot of tools around that cost a lot of money. One surprising functional and cheap (well basically its free) tool is Cut! It has a simple and intuitive interface and it basically does its job good without any annoying feedback dialogs or errors. Its part of the TerraTec Home Cinema Program and allows lossless cut of MPEG streams. TerraTec Home Cinema 4.75 can be obtained from the driver section of the TerraTec Homepage.

CfP Content-Based Multimedia Indexing, CBMI-2007

Just received this weekend from an MPEG standardization group context (just to give a hint where to categorize this conference in a first shot 🙂

Following the four successful previous events of CBMI (Toulouse 1999, Brescia 2001, Rennes 2003 and Riga 2005), CBMI’2007 will be held on June 25 – 27 2007 in Bordeaux, France. CBMI’07 aims at bringing together the various communities involved in the different aspects of Content-Based Multimedia Indexing. Best papers will be published in a special issue of Signal Processing : Image Communication Journal, Elsevier.

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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.