[Elsnet-list] CFP: Metadata Mining for Image Understanding - Deadline Extension

kpastra kpastra at ilsp.gr
Tue Oct 16 14:54:26 CEST 2007

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****Sumbission deadline EXTENDED to 5 November 2007****
*Please note: due to a high number of requests for an extension of the 
paper deadline
for MMIU we have now decided to extend the paper submission deadline 
until the *5th of November*.

International Workshop on

“Metadata Mining for Image Understanding” (MMIU)

A Satellite event of the
3rd International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications 
22 - 25 January, 2008, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal

*Chairs *
/Gabriela Csurka/, XEROX Research Centre Europe, France
/Katerina Pastra/, Institute for Language and Speech Processing, Greece

The number of digital images being generated, stored, managed and shared 
through the internet is growing at a phenomenal rate. Press and photo 
agencies receive and manage thousands or millions of images per day and 
end-users (e.g. amateur reporters) can easily participate into the 
related professional workflows. In an environment of approximately one 
billion photos, searchable in online databases worldwide, finding the 
most relevant or the most appealing image for a given task (e.g. to 
illustrate a story) has become an extremely difficult process. In these 
huge repositories, many images have additional information coming from 
different sources.

Information related to the image capture such as date, location, camera 
settings or name of photographer is often available from the digital 
camera used to take the photograph. The owner can further add a relevant 
title, filename or/and descriptive caption or any other textual 
reference. If the image is uploaded to a shared photo collection, 
additional comments are frequently added to the image by other users. On 
the other hand, images used in documents, i.e. web pages, frequently 
have captions and surrounding text. All this information can be 
considered image metadata and is of value for organizing, sharing, and 
processing images.

However, it is not always evident how to exploit the information 
contained in such metadata in an intelligent, generic or task-specific 
way. Linking this information with the actual image content is still an 
open challenge. The aim of this workshop is to offer a meeting 
opportunity for researchers, content providers and related user-service 
providers to elaborate on the needs and practices of digital image 
management, to share ideas that will point to new directions on using 
metadata for image understanding and to demonstrate related technology 
representative of the state of the art and beyond.

Research paper topics that may be addressed include, but are not limited 

– image metadata pattern discovery and mining
– interaction of image metadata and visual content
– image and video metadata enrichment
– automatic metadata creation
– hybrid collaborative and machine learning techniques for metadata 
creation and/or fusion
– cross image-text categorization and retrieval
– image auto-captioning and annotation transfer
– learning user preferences, aesthetical and emotional measures from 
opinion mining
– integration of camera settings with image categorization, retrieval or 
– application-specific issues of metadata mining:
o integration of visual and geo-location information for improved 
virtual tourism
o stock-photo
o web-based image retrieval

*Important Dates*
Full Paper Submission: *5 November 2007* (extended)
Authors Notification: 12 November 2007
Final Paper Submission and Registration: 19 November, 2007

*Submission of Papers *
Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in any of the areas 
listed above. All papers must be written in English, and the length 
should not exceed 10 pages for oral presentations and 6 pages for 
posters (including figures and tables).

Instructions for preparing the manuscript (in Word and Latex formats) 
are available at the following web page: 

Papers (preferably in PDF format) should be submitted electronically via 
the web-based submission system at: 

*Workshop Proceedings *
All accepted and registered papers will be published in a workshop 
proceedings book with an ISBN reference, which will be issued by INSTICC 
Press. The proceedings will be available at the time of the workshop. 
There will be also a CD-ROM publication.

*Publication *
A selection of the best papers will be considered for improvement and 
publication in a special issue of a journal (TBD).

*Registration Information *
At least one author of an accepted paper must register for the workshop.

*Workshop Programme Committee*

/Suzanne Boll/, University of Oldenburg, Germany
/Paul Clough/, University of Sheffield, UK
/Gabriela Csurka/, XRCE, France
/Christophe Garcia/, France Telecom Research, France
/Daniel Gatica-Perez/, Idiap, Martigny, Switzerland
/Benoit Huet/, Institut Eurécom, Sophia-Antipolis, France
/Gareth Jones/, Dublin City University, Ireland
/Franciska de Jong/, University of Twente, Netherland
/Aleš Leonardis/, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
/Jiebo Luo/, Kodak Research Lab, Rochester, NY, USA
/Katerina Pastra/, ILSP, Greece
/Georges Quenot/, LIG, Grenoble, France
/Rahul Nair/, Yahoo! Research Berkeley, USA
/Stefan Rueger/, KMI, Open University, UK
/Horacio Saggion/, University of Sheffield, UK
/Tamás Szirányi/, SZTAKI, Hungary
/Tinne Tuytelaars,/ University of Leuven, Belgium
/Geoffrey Woolfe/, XRCW, NY, USA
/Lei Zhang/, Microsoft Research, China
/Roelof van Zwol/, Yahoo! Research Barcelona, Spain

Dr. Katerina Pastra
Research Fellow
Language Technology Group
Institute for Language and Speech Processing (ILSP)
Artemidos 6 & Epidavrou
P.C. 151-25, Athens, Greece
tel: + 30 210 6875430 --- fax: +30 210 6852620

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