[Elsnet-list] SAMT 2006 - 2nd Call for Papers

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First international conference on Semantics And digital Media Technology (SAMT 2006) 
Former European Workshop on the Integration of knowledge, semantic and digital Media Technologies (EWIMT)
December 6-8, 2006
Athens, Greece


The first international conference on Semantics And digital Media Technology (SAMT) targets to narrow the large disparity between the lowlevel descriptors that can be computed automatically from multimedia content and the richness and subjectivity of semantics in user queries and human interpretations of audiovisual media - The Semantic Gap.

SAMT started out as two workshops, EWIMT 2004 and EWIMT 2005, that quickly achieved enormous success in attracting high-quality papers and over 100 participants from across Europe and beyond. This year EWIMT has turned into the full-fledged conference SAMT, addressing integrative research on new knowledge-based forms of digital media systems. It brings together those forums, projects, institutions and individuals investigating the integration of knowledge, semantics and low-level multimedia processing, and links them with industrial research and development engineers who exploit the underlying emerging technology.

In cooperation with the European Commission DG Information Society, the third day of the conference is dedicated to featuring the launch of the 7th Framework ICT Research programme and keynote talks from EC representatives.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

    * Integration of multimedia processing and Semantic Web technologies
    * Multimedia ontologies and infrastructures
    * Knowledge assisted multimedia data mining
    * Knowledge based inference for semi-automatic semantic media annotation
    * Integration of content-based image/video analysis with natural language and speech processing
    * Multimodal techniques, high dimensionality reduction and low-level feature fusion
    * Revelance feedback for finding semantics
    * Semantic-driven multimedia indexing and retrieval
    * Metadata management for multimedia
    * Browsing large multimedia archives
    * Scalable, semantic-driven multimedia content adaptation and summarization
    * Interfaces and personalisation for interaction with large multimedia repositories
    * Semantics-driven multimedia presentation generation
    * Content, user, network and semantics-aware media engineering
    * Standards bridging the multimedia and knowledge domains

Prospective contributors are invited to submit their papers on-line according to the guidelines at http://samt2006.org/submission.html. Submissions will open in April 2006.


Special Session Proposal Due:    May 1, 2006
Tutorial/Workshop Proposal Due:  May 22, 2006
Regular Paper Submission:        June 16, 2006
Notification of Acceptance:      August 11, 2006
Camera-Ready Paper Due:          September 11, 2006
Early registration fee:          October 9, 2006


General Chairs
    * Yannis Avrithis, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
    * Yiannis Kompatsiaris, Informatics and Telematics Institute, Greece

Technical Programme Chairs
    * Noel O'Connor, Dublin City University, Ireland
    * Steffen Staab, University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany

Spessial Sessions
    * Jose Martinez, Universidad Auto'noma de Madrid, Spain

Tutorials & Workshops
    * Raphael Troncy, CWI, The Netherlands
    * Vassilis Tzouvaras, National Technical University of Athens, Greece

EU Liaison
    * Paola Hobson, Motorola Labs, UK


* Bruno Bachimont, INA, France
* Wolf-Tilo Balke, Univ Hannover, Germany
* Jenny Benois-Pineau, University of Bordeaux, France
* Jesus Bescos, GTI-UAM, Spain
* Nozha Boujemaa, INRIA, France
* Patrick Bouthemy, IRISA, France
* Pablo Castells, NETS-UAM, Spain
* Andrea Cavallaro, Queen Mary University of London
* Stavros Christodoulakis, Technical Univ. of Crete, Greece
* Fabio Ciravegna, University of Sheffield, UK
* Thierry Declerck, DFKI, Germany
* Anastasios Delopoulos, Aristotle Univ. of Thessaloniki, Greece
* Edward Delp, Purdue University, US
* Martin Dzbor, Knowledge Media Institute, UK
* Touradj Ebrahimi, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, CH
* Jerome Euzenat, INRIA, FR
* Borko Furht, Florida Atlantic University, US
* Moncef Gabbouj, Tampere University of Technology, Finland
* Christophe Garcia, France Telecom, France
* William I. Grosky, University of Michigan, US
* Werner Haas, Joanneum Research, Austria
* Christian Halaschek-Wiener, University of Maryland, US
* Siegfried Handschuh, DERI Galway, Ireland
* Alan Hanjalic, TU Delft, The Netherlands
* Lynda Hardman, CWI, The Netherlands
* Andreas Hotho, Univ Kassel, Germany
* Jane Hunter, University of Queensland, Australia
* Antoine Isaac Vrije, Universiteit, The Netherlands
* Ebroul Izquierdo, Queen Mary University of London, UK
* Franciska de Jong, University of Twente, The Netherlands
* Joemon Jose, University of Glasgow, UK
* Aggelos K. Katsaggelos, Northwestern University, US
* Hyoung Joong Kim, Kangwon National University, Korea
* Joachim Kohler, Fraunhofer IMK, Germany
* Stefanos Kollias, National Technical Univ. of Athens, Greece
* Paul Lewis, University of Southampton, UK
* Petros Maragos, National Technical Univ. of Athens, Greece
* Ferran Marques, Technical University of Catalonia, Spain
* Jose Martinez, GTI-UAM, Spain
* Adrian Matellanes, Motorola Labs, UK
* Bernard Merialdo, EURECOM, France
* Frank Nack, CWI, The Netherlands
* Jacco van Ossenbruggen, CWI, The Netherlands
* Jeff Pan, University of Manchester, UK
* Dietrich Paulus, Uni Koblenz, Germany
* Eric Pauwels, CWI, The Netherlands
* Dennis Quan, IBM
* Keith van Rijsbergen, University of Glasgow, UK
* Andrew Salway, University of Surrey, UK
* Mark Sandler, Queen Mary, University of London
* Simone Santini, Univ. of California, San Diego, US
* Guus Schreiber, Free Univ. Amsterdam, NL
* Timothy Shih, Tam Kang University, Taiwan
* Sergej Sizov, Uni Koblenz, Germany
* Alan Smeaton, Dublin City University, Ireland
* John R. Smith, IBM Research, US
* Giorgos Stamou, National Technical Univ. of Athens, Greece
* Fred S. Stentiford, University College London, UK
* Michael Strintzis, ITI, Greece
* Rudi Studer, Univ Karlsruhe, Germany
* Vojtech Svatek, UEP, Czech Republic
* Murat Tekalp, Univ. Rochester, US
* Raphael Troncy, CWI, NL
* Paulo Villegas, Telefonica I+D, Spain
* Gerhard Widmer, Univ. Linz, Austria
* Li-Qun Xu, British Telecom, UK

* http://www.cordis.lu/ist/ -- Information Society Technologies (IST), European Commission
* http://www.eurasip.org/content/ -- European Association for Signal, Speech and Image Processing (EURASIP)
* http://www.cost292.org/ -- European Cooperation in the field of Scientific and Technical Research, COST 292 Action — Semantic Multimodal Analysis of Digital Media
* http://www.iee.org/oncomms/pn/visualinformation/index.cfm -- Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
* http://kspace.qmul.net/ -- K-Space Network of Excellence - Knowledge Space of Semantics inference for automatic annotation and retrieval of multimedia content

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