[Elsnet-list] 2nd Call for Papers: Workshop on Knowledge Acquisition from Multimedia Content (KAMC 2007)

Joachim Köhler joachim.koehler at iais.fraunhofer.de
Tue Oct 2 18:55:14 CEST 2007



  Knowledge Acquisition from Multimedia Content December 5, 2007, 

  Genova, Italy Co-Located with the International Conference on 

  Semantics and Digital Media Technologies (SAMT 2007)

  Website:  <http://www.ist-live.org/kamc2007/>


  Submission Deadline: October 14, 2007 (extended) Description In recent 

  years significant advances have been made in the area of automatic 

  extraction of low-level features from audiovisual content. However, 

  little progress has been achieved in the identification of high-level 

  semantic features or the effective combination of semantic features 

  derived from different modalities.

  Knowledge acquisition is becoming a key-enabling factor of the above 

  tasks towards more scalable and reliable solutions, and thus its 

  automation is becoming critical.

  As the deployment of knowledge enhances the robustness of extraction 

  while on the other hand the continuous extraction of semantic 

  information can enrich this knowledge, synergistic approaches that 

  combine multimedia extraction and knowledge evolution in a 

  bootstrapping common framework to introduce new opportunities in 

  semantic multimedia applications. Integration with additional sources 

  of information, e.g. by using human annotation tools or real-time 

  event services, may further simplify and disambiguate semantic 

  multimedia information systems. Moreover, adaptation to a particular 

  domain, for example to sports events, such as the Olympic games, is 

  essential in order to reduce the complexity of multimedia analysis. In 

  this context, unified modeling and representation of multimedia and 

  domain-specific knowledge, ontology evolution, and standard and 

  non-standard inference services for multimodal semantic knowledge 

  fusion, form cutting edge technologies.

  Key note speakers at the workshop:

  Fabio Ciravegna, University of Sheffield Alan Smeaton, Dublin City 

  University Topics of Interest This workshop invites contributions on 

  all topics related to semantic multimedia information systems. Special 

  emphasis is given in challenging applications, such as the analysis of 

  sports broadcasts. We anticipate some significant discussion owing to 

  differences in opinions about approaches to take in solving the 

  relevant joint problems, and we invite you to join the workshop to 

  give your views on the following, as well as related topics

  * Knowledge-driven multimedia analysis

       * Video, image, audio and text semantics extraction

  * Knowledge representation and reasoning for multimedia understanding

       * Multimedia ontologies

       * Deductive, abductive, rule-based reasoning

  * Knowledge-based production support systems

  * Knowledge-based systems in real-time environments

  * Ontology evolution

       * Ontology enrichment, learning, population and coordination

  * Fusion of knowledge extracted from multiple data sources (channels, 

  modalities, streams)

  * Real-time algorithms with or without hardware accelerations

  * Semi-automatic offline or online human annotation

  * Personalised content broadcasting

  * Recommendation systems and collaborative filtering Aims of the 

  Workshop This workshop aims to bring together researchers and members 

  from the industry interested in semantic multimedia information 


  In particular, it targets researchers dealing with multimedia 

  analysis, annotation, evolution, reasoning, real time analysis of 

  audiovisual data and multi stream analysis. It also targets 

  professionals working with semantic multimedia information systems in 

  image and video databases, audiovisual archives, sport industry, media 

  production and broadcast industry, etc.

  Workshop Structure

  The workshop will be divided into two sessions, each of which started 

  with a keynote speech. Confirmed speakers are Alan Smeaton (Dublin 

  City University) and Fabio Ciravegna (University of Sheffield). Each 

  session will include presentations of accepted scientific and 

  technical papers from the community. Accepted posters will be 

  presented during the session breaks. The workshop will be concluded 

  with a panel discussion involving the invited speakers, 

  representatives of the projects LIVE and BOEMIE and the audience.

  Important Dates

  Paper submission: October 14, 2007 (extended) Notification of 

  acceptance: October 30, 2007 Camera ready submission: November 21, 


  Workshop: December 05, 2007


  We welcome submissions of full and short papers. Full papers should 

  not exceed 15 pages and short papers should not exceed 8 pages.

  Accepted short papers will be presented as posters during the session 

  breaks. Declined full papers might be accepted as short papers for 

  presentation at the workshop.

  Submissions should be formatted according to the Springer LNCS format 

  ( <http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html>
http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html) and be submitted in 

  PDF format through the submission site of the

  workshop:  <http://www.easychair.org/KAMC2007/>

  Workshop proceedings will be provided as hand-outs during the workshop 

  and will be published online as CEUR-WS proceedings.

  Please note that at least one author of an accepted papers must 

  register for the SAMT 2007 conference to be included in the workshop 


  Organising Committee

  Tobias Bürger, Salzburg Research Forschungsgesellschaft m.b.H., 

  Austria Stamatia Dasiopoulou, Informatics and Telematics Institute, 

  Greece Christian Eckes, Fraunhofer IAIS, Germany Georg Güntner, 

  Salzburg Research Forschungsgesellschaft m.b.H., Austria Stavros J. 

  Perantonis, NCSR Demokritos, Greece Vassilis Tzouvaras, National 

  Technical University of Athens, Greece Janez Zaletelj, University of 

  Ljubljana, Slovenia Programme Commitee (preliminary) Yannis Avrithis, 

  NTUA, Greece Alexia Briassouli, Informatics and Telemantics Institute, 

  Greece Sylvana Castano, University of Milan, Italy Ralph Ewerth, 

  Philipps-Universitdt Marburg, Germany Alfio Ferrara, Uni of Milano, 

  Italy Bernd Freisleben, Philipps-Universitdt Marburg, Germany Michael 

  Hausenblas, Joanneum Research, Austria Diana Maynard, University of 

  Sheffield, UK Georgios Paliouras, NCSR Demokritos, Greece Frederic 

  Precioso, Laboratoire ETIS, ENSEA, France Carsten Saathoff, Koblenz 

  University, Germany Alan Smeaton, Dublin City University, Ireland 

  Giorgos Stoilos, NTUA, Greece Chrisa Tsinaraki, Technical University 

  of Crete, Greece Paulo Villegas, Telefonica I+D, Spain Rupert 

  Westenthaler, Salzburg Research Forschungsgesellschaft mbH, Austria



  EU funded Integrated Project LIVE ( <http://www.ist-live.org/>
http://www.ist-live.org) and 

  Specific Targeted Research Project BOEMIE ( <http://www.boemie.org/>




Dr.-Ing. Joachim Köhler
joachim.koehler at iais.fraunhofer.de

Fraunhofer Institut IAIS                    http://www.iais.fraunhofer.de 

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