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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/

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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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)

CfP Workshop on Interactive Multimedia Applications (WIMA)

URL: http://tinyurl.com/wima2010

Multimedia applications have become ubiquitous lately. People record and watch videos on mobile and stationary devices, they use non linear video editors, and they share and organize their personal multimedia archives. Lots of research has been  done on the technical aspects  of multimedia, like streaming, presentation, transcoding, adaptation and content  based retrieval  and  analysis.  But  handling  multimedia  is  an interactive process and  users have  to be  taken into  account. Even consumption is often accompanied  with communication,  non linear  browsing and search. This interactivity in multimedia applications is a challenging yet  very promising topic  as especially  in multimedia  applications people  more often accept innovative ideas and fundamental changes more easily.

This workshop should bring  together researchers and practitioners  from the fields of Multimedia and Human-Computer Interaction research  (HCI). In this workshop we aim  to discuss recent scientific advances  and also first results of greenhouse work in the field of interactive  multimedia applications.  We also  encourage the  submission of  papers presenting studies  on  interactivity  in  multimedia  systems  or  discussing  the development of applications in this field.

Topics of interest
Topics include the aspects of interactivity in the following fields:

  • Multimedia Retrieval, Browsing & Navigation
  • User Intentions in Multimedia Search, Annotation & Production
  • Multimedia Production and Post-Production
  • Multimedia in Specialized Domains (e.g. Medical Scenarios, Sports, Security, etc.)
  • Image, Audio and Video Analysis
  • Mobile Multimedia Applications
  • Multimedia on the Web
  • Social Multimedia
  • Multimedia Management and Databases
  • Distributed Multimedia Systems

We also encourage the submission of greenhouse work and preliminary results to be discussed in the workshop.

Submission
Authors are invited to submit papers in the following categories:

  • Full papers (14-20 pages)
  • Short papers (6-14 pages)
  • Posters (4 pages)

All papers have  to be formatted  according to the  Springer LNCS Style. Submission is handled by easychair, see http://tinyurl.com/wima2010 for details.

Important Dates

  • EXTENDED to July 11, 2010 Deadline for Paper Submission
  • July 30, 2010 Notification of Acceptance/Rejection
  • August 22, 2010 Camera-Ready Deadline
  • Nov 4 & 5, 2010 USAB 2010: HCI in Work & Learning, Life & Leisure

Program Committee

  • Christian Timmerer, Klagenfurt University, AT
  • Dalibor Mitrovic, TU Wien, AT
  • Frank Hopfgartner, International Computer Science Institute, USA
  • Harald Kosch, University of Passau, DE
  • Mario Döller, University of Passau, DE
  • Markus Strohmaier, Graz University of Technology, AT
  • Martha Larson, TU Delft, NL
  • Oge Marques, Florida Atlantic University, US
  • Ralf Klamma, RWTH Aachen, DE
  • Tao Mei, Microsoft Research Asia, P.R. China
  • Vincent Charvillait, ENSEEIHT Toulouse, FR
  • Werner Bailer, Joanneum Research, AT
  • Yiwei Cao, RWTH Aachen, DE
  • Yu Cao, California State University of Fresno, US

Workshop Chairs

  • Klaus Schöffmann, Klagenfurt University, AT
  • Laszlo Böszörmenyi, Klagenfurt University, AT
  • Mathias Lux, Klagenfurt University, AT

For further questions please contact the program chairs at wima2010 <at> itec.uni-klu.ac.at

CfP: Advanced Video Streaming Techniques for P2P Networks and Social Networking

Workshop held within ACM Multimedia, 25-29 October 2010, Firenze, Italy

More information available at http://www.p2pstreaming.eu

Paper submission deadline: June 10, 2010

Abstract. Peer-to-peer (P2P) is a promising technology for video streaming, and offers advantages in terms of robustness, re-configurability and scalability. In this context, social networks and social services are emerging as a potential new driver for content delivery networks. Specifically, social networks potentially provide a new level of understanding and knowledge related to the interaction between people within a virtual space. Many emerging multimedia based services and applications have started to exploit the ‘social graph’ in new ways for establishing a basis for social recommendations, filtering etc.). As yet, one unexplored area of research relates to the exploiting the social graph for informing adaptive behaviour in P2P-based multimedia systems. On the other hand, the P2P video technology is still challenging, due to the need of reducing start-time and churn-induced instability, to the asymmetry of residential broadband connections, and to high packet loss rates due to router congestion and transmission errors on the physical network, node departure from the P2P overlay, strict timing out due to real time visualization. The lack of guarantee about the actual delivery of the data may cause drops in the reproduction quality and service outages. The workshop objective is to solicit novel contributions on all aspects of P2P-based video coding, streaming, and content distribution which is informed by social networks.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Innovative P2P-based video streaming solutions
  • P2P-based social media content distribution networks
  • Advanced video coding techniques for real-time P2P applications:  layered/scalable video coding, multiple description coding, distributed  source coding
  • Identification and design of proper metrics for performance evaluation and  monitoring including Quality of Service/Experience
  • Content and context analysis and modelling for P2P-based social media  distribution
  • Filtering and recommendation systems
  • Error-resilience tools for peer-to-peer multimedia services
  • Rate control and bandwidth adaptation for both single streams and multiple  stream multiplexing
  • Cross layer optimization issues
  • Protocols for peer-to-peer multimedia services
  • P2P streaming prototype implementation for both live and on-demand streaming
  • Advertisement, payment, and cashing systems
  • Applications, standards, and practical deployments

CfP Workshop on Interoperable Social Multimedia Applications (WISMA 2010)

11th International Workshop of the Multimedia Metadata Community
http://dmag.ac.upc.edu/conferences/wisma2010/

  • Submission due: 28th February 2010
  • Workshop dates: 19th-20th May 2010
  • Workshop venue: Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona (Spain)

In the Web 2.0, a growing amount of multimedia content is being shared on Social Networks. Due to the dynamic and ubiquitous nature of this content (and associated descriptors), new interesting challenges for indexing, access, and search and retrieval have arisen.
In addition, there is a growing concern on privacy protection, as a lot of personal data is being exchanged. Teenagers (and even younger kids), for example, require special protection applications; while adults are willing to have a higher control over the access to content.
Furthermore, the integration of mobile technologies with the Web 2.0 applications is also an interesting area of research that needs to be addressed; not only in terms of content protection, but also considering the implementation of new and enriched context-aware applications.
Finally, social multimedia is also expected to improve the performance of traditional multimedia information search and retrieval approaches by contributing to bridge the semantic gap. The integration of these aspects, however, is not trivial and has created a new interdisciplinary area of research.
In any case, there is a common issue that needs to be addressed in all the previously identified social multimedia applications: the interoperability and extensibility of their applications. Thus, the workshop is particularly interested in research contributions based on standards.

Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
•       Privacy in social networks
•       Access control in social networks
•       Social media analysis
•       Social media retrieval
•       Context-awareness in social networks
•       Mobile applications scenario
•       Social networks ontologies and interoperability
•       Security and privacy ontologies
•       Content distribution over social networks
•       Multimedia ontologies and interoperability
•       Multimedia search and retrieval
•       Semantic metadata management
•       Collaborative tagging
•       Interaction between access control and privacy policies
•       Social networks and policy languages
•       Policy management

Research Papers: Papers should describe original and significant work in the research and industrial practice of related topics. (i) Long papers: up to 8 pages, will normally be particularly focused on research studies, applications and experiments (ii) Short papers: up to 4 pages, will be particularly suitable for reporting work-in-progress, interim results, or as a position paper submission.

Applications and Industrial Presentations: Proposals for presentations of applications and tools, including reports on the application and utilisation of tools, industrial practices and models, or tool/system demonstrations. Abstract: 2 pages.

All submissions and proposals are to be in English and submitted in PDF format at the WISMA paper submission web site (http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=wisma2010) on or before 28th February 2010. Papers should be formatted according to LNCS style (http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-7-72376-0). The workshop proceedings are to be published as a volume at CEUR Workshop Proceedings (http://ceur-ws.org).

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:

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

CfP 2nd Workshop on Data Semantics for Multimedia Systems and Applications (DSMSA2009)

In the last decades, substantial progress has been made in content analysis, multimedia streaming, and human-centered computing to facilitate the development of large-scale multimedia systems. Together with the recent progress on semantic web, scalable machine learning, and multi-modal interaction, it is now possible to build a new generation 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 workshop is to bring together researchers in multimedia semantic computing 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 large-scale 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 a variety of aspects of multimedia semantic computing including

  • 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
  • Social media computing
  • Web-scale multimedia mining and retrieval
  • Multimedia indexing, searching, and retrieving
  • Multimedia streaming
  • Multimedia data visualization
  • 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
  • Service Infrastructure, technology, and tools for Multimedia software systems

Links

WS on Multimedia Metadata (WMM’09) – Proceedings

Just in case someone missed it: the workshop proceedings of our last multimedia community workshop:

  • Case Studies on Context-aware Mobile Multimedia Services -Timo Ojala
  • Content-Based Image Retrieval Systems – Reviewing and Benchmarking -Harald Kosch and Paul Maier
  • Delivery Context Descriptions – A Comparison and Mapping Model -Christian Timmerer, Johannes Jabornig, and Hermann Hellwagner
  • A Novel Tool for Quick Video Summarization using Keyframe Extraction Techniques -Mathias Lux, Klaus Schöffmann, Oge Marques, and Laszlo Böszörmenyi
  • Authoring Interactive Mobile Services Using MPEG-7 and MPEG-4 LASeR -Albert Hofmann, Andreas Kriechbaum, and Werner Bailer
  • An User Study on Rich Media Mobile Guide Applications – Omar Choudary, Benoit Baccot, Romulus Grigoras, Vincent Charvillat
  • What Algorithms for Urban Routing on Mobile Devices? -Tristram Gräbener, Alain Berro, and Yves Duthen
  • Towards the Use of Multimedia Contents to Represent Events in Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks – Nicolas Cenerario, Thierry Delot, Sergio Ilarri
  • A Multimedia Service with MPEG-7 Metadata and Context Semantics – Yiwei Cao, Ralf Klamma, and Maziar Khodaei
  • A Standards-Based Generic Approach for Complex Multimedia Management -Anna Carreras, Ruben Tous, Eva Rodríguez, Jaime Delgado, Giovanni Cordara, Gianluca Francini, and Diego Gibellino
  • Contribution to the Modelling of Multimedia Metadata in a Distributed Architecture -Ana-Maria Manzat, Florence Sedes, and Romulus Grigoras
  • Media Center Oriented Linux Operating System -Tudor Miu, Olivia Stanescu, Ana Constantin, Sorin Lacriteanu, Roxana Grigore, Domnina Burca, Tudor Constantinescu, and Alexandru Radovici
  • A Multi-level Access Control Scheme For Multimedia Database – Vanessa El-Khoury

via CEUR-WS.org/Vol-441 – Multimedia Metadata (WMM’09).