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MMM 2012 Call for Special Session Proposals

International Conference on Multimedia Modeling 2012
Jan. 4-6, 2012, Klagenfurt, Austria
http://mmm2012.org/special-sessions/

The International MultiMedia Modeling Conference (MMM) is a leading international conference for researchers and industry practitioners to share their new ideas, original research results and practical development experiences from all MMM related areas. MMM2012 welcomes proposals for special sessions focusing on specific new challenges in multimedia research. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • 3D object and face retrieval
  • Annotation and multimedia metadata
  • Cross-modal and cross-media analysis and modeling
  • Events and actions in multimedia
  • Multimedia in interactive entertainment
  • Music and audio content analysis
  • Modeling user context in multimedia retrieval

Also the topics mentioned in the conference call for papers in the fields of multimedia content analysis, multimedia signal processing and communications, and multimedia applications and services (see also http://mmm2012.org/call-for-papers/) are of interest for the special session.

A typical MMM special session features 5-6 contribution discussing the proposed topic. The proposal should include the following information:

  • Tentative title of the proposed special session
  • Names and affiliations of the organizers (including brief bio and contact information)
  • Session abstract (statement of the significance of topic)
  • List of potential contributors (together with tentative paper titles) who agree to submit a paper if the proposal is accepted

Proposals will be evaluated based on the timeliness and significance of the topic, as well as the qualifications of the organizers and the tentative papers proposed.

Papers of accepted special sessions need to be submitted using the MMM2012 conference submission system. Special session organizers will be responsible for managing the review process of the papers submitted to their special sessions. All special session papers will be included in the conference proceedings.

Important dates:

  • Proposal submission: June 6, 2011
  • Notifications: June 20, 2011
  • Papers submission: July 22, 2011

Special session co-chairs:

  • Marco Bertini, Università di Firenze, Italy, bertini<at>dsi.unifi.it
  • Mathias Lux, Klagenfurt University, Austria, mlux<at>itec.uni-klu.ac.at

For more information, please visit http://www.mmm2012.org/

CfP Special Session on User Intentions @ WIAMIS 2011

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

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

Organizers

  • 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)

ACM MM 2010 Open Source Competition started

Currently I’m sitting in this year’s ACM Multimedia open source software competition sessions. Marco Bertini is our chair and we have already seen openSMILE and the Open SVC Decoder. The openSMILE framework is something I’ll definitely revisit as it allows for emotion classification in speech :). Currently the Sonic Visualizer is shown.

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.

Links

Best Paper Award

“SPCD – SPATIAL COLOR DISTRIBUTION DESCRIPTOR – A Fuzzy Rule based Composite Descriptor Appropriate for Hand Drawn Color Sketches Retrieval” received the best paper award at the 2nd International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence (ICAART), Valencia-Spain, January 22-24, 2010.

Congratulations to Savvas!

Links


SeMuDaTe 09 already started

I’m currently in Graz, chairing the first session of SeMuDaTe 09, a community workshop of the multimedia metadata community. I’m looking forward to a day full of interesting talks and discussions. Proceedings of the event are already available at ceur.ws. Our paper on Global vs. Local Feature in Video Summarization will be presented in the afternoon by my colleague Marian Kogler.

Links:

ACM Multimedia 2009: Project Natal in the Brave New Topics Session …

Yesterday the “brave new topics” session took place. Initially it was meant to present challenging ideas and new things without the demand for extensive evaluation or being picky or realistic. Hrvoje Benko from Microsoft presented a lot of things regarding new output and input interfaces and closed his presentation with the ad for Project Natal. While some of the audience were astonished I still have to point out that especially the multimedia research community has to get a bit closer to gaming. Many of the engineered solutions there can be applied to common problems in multimedia and the other way round. At GDC europe people said problem in game developments are streaming and asset management. On the other hand gaming provides us with cool I/O devices (Dualshock, Sixaxis, Wiimote, etc.) So get together guys 😀

Caliph & Emir @ ACM MM – Presentation on Thursday

I’m currently attending the ACM Multimedia conference in Beijing (nice city by the way, one only has to survive traffic). Tomorrow is out big day for our user intent classification tool “Intent inside” and the day after Claiph and Emir are presented by myself. If you are also her, I’d be happy to meet & greet and talk about further developments, etc.

CfP 2nd International Conferences on Advances in Multimedia

MMEDIA 2010 aims to provide an international forum by researchers, students, and professionals for presenting recent research results on advances in multimedia, mobile and ubiquitous multimedia and to bring together experts from both academia and industry for the exchange of ideas and discussion on future challenges in multimedia fundamentals, mobile and ubiquitous multimedia, multimedia ontology, multimedia user-centered perception, multimedia services and applications, and mobile multimedia.

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CfP 3rd Workshop on Many Faces of Multimedia Semantics – Deadline Extension!

Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina
San Diego, California, USA
December 14-16, 2009
https://www-itec.uni-klu.ac.at/ms09/
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, http://ism2009.eecs.uci.edu/). It will take place in Dec. 2009 in San Diego, USA.
Objectives
==========
Information is increasingly becoming ubiquitous and all-pervasive, with the World-Wide Web as its primary repository. The rapid growth of information on the Web creates new challenges for information retrieval. Recently, there has been a growing interest in the investigation and development of the next generation web – the Semantic Web.
Multimedia information has always been part of the Semantic Web paradigm, but, in general, has been discussed very simplistically by the Semantic Web community. We believe that, rather than trying to discover a media object’s hidden meaning, one should formulate ways of managing media objects so as to help people make more intelligent use of them. The relationship between users and media objects should be studied. Media objects should be interpreted relative to the particular goal or point-of-view of a particular user at a particular time.
Content-based descriptors are necessary to this process. At the same time, such descriptions are definitely not sufficient. Context is also important, and should be managed. The area of emergent multimedia semantics has been initiated to study the measured interactions between users and media objects, with the ultimate goal of trying to satisfy the user community by providing them with the media objects they require, based on their individual previous media interactions.
The arrival of Web 2.0 has added new paradigms to the media mix. Such concepts as folksonomies, a form of emergent semantics, introduce a collaborative, dynamic approach to the generation of ontologies and media object semantics. That such an approach results in a stable semantics, though surprising, has been recently demonstrated.
As one can see, the field of multimedia semantics is in great flux at the present time. Approaches which seek to unify these disparate disciplines are especially necessary.
This will be a one-day workshop to be held during ISM’09. Besides the standard research contributions, there will also be a poster session and a session devoted to the presentation of results from current Ph.D. students, as well as a keynote talk. Based on last year’s workshop, the keynote will include discussions of necessary research agendas which will bring together important subsets of the research communities working on multimedia semantics, the Semantic Web, and Web 2.0. Best papers of this workshop will be published in IEEE Multimedia.
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
===============
* EXTENDED: 11:59 PM EST, July 27, 2009 — Submissions due
* August 20, 2009 — Acceptance notification
* September 25, 2009 — Camera-ready papers due
Contact
=======
For further information. informal requests or questions please contact the workshop organizers:
* Farshad Fotouhi, Wayne State University, fotouhi@wayne.edu
* William Grosky, University of Michigan-Dearborn, wgrosky@umich.edu
* Mathias Lux, Klagenfurt University, mlux@itec.uni-klu.ac.at
* Peter Stanchev, Kettering University, pstanche@kettering.edu

Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina
San Diego, California, USA
December 14-16, 2009
https://www-itec.uni-klu.ac.at/ms09/

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, http://ism2009.eecs.uci.edu/). It will take place in Dec. 2009 in San Diego, USA.

Objectives

Information is increasingly becoming ubiquitous and all-pervasive, with the World-Wide Web as its primary repository. The rapid growth of information on the Web creates new challenges for information retrieval. Recently, there has been a growing interest in the investigation and development of the next generation web – the Semantic Web.

Multimedia information has always been part of the Semantic Web paradigm, but, in general, has been discussed very simplistically by the Semantic Web community. We believe that, rather than trying to discover a media object’s hidden meaning, one should formulate ways of managing media objects so as to help people make more intelligent use of them. The relationship between users and media objects should be studied. Media objects should be interpreted relative to the particular goal or point-of-view of a particular user at a particular time.

Content-based descriptors are necessary to this process. At the same time, such descriptions are definitely not sufficient. Context is also important, and should be managed. The area of emergent multimedia semantics has been initiated to study the measured interactions between users and media objects, with the ultimate goal of trying to satisfy the user community by providing them with the media objects they require, based on their individual previous media interactions.

The arrival of Web 2.0 has added new paradigms to the media mix. Such concepts as folksonomies, a form of emergent semantics, introduce a collaborative, dynamic approach to the generation of ontologies and media object semantics. That such an approach results in a stable semantics, though surprising, has been recently demonstrated.

As one can see, the field of multimedia semantics is in great flux at the present time. Approaches which seek to unify these disparate disciplines are especially necessary.

This will be a one-day workshop to be held during ISM’09. Besides the standard research contributions, there will also be a poster session and a session devoted to the presentation of results from current Ph.D. students, as well as a keynote talk. Based on last year’s workshop, the keynote will include discussions of necessary research agendas which will bring together important subsets of the research communities working on multimedia semantics, the Semantic Web, and Web 2.0. Best papers of this workshop will be published in IEEE Multimedia.

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

  • EXTENDED: 11:59 PM EST, July 27, 2009 — Submissions due
  • August 20, 2009 — Acceptance notification
  • September 25, 2009 — Camera-ready papers due

Contact

For further information. informal requests or questions please contact the workshop organizers:

  • Farshad Fotouhi, Wayne State University, fotouhi@wayne.edu
  • William Grosky, University of Michigan-Dearborn, wgrosky@umich.edu
  • Mathias Lux, Klagenfurt University, mlux@itec.uni-klu.ac.at
  • Peter Stanchev, Kettering University, pstanche@kettering.edu