[Elsnet-list] Final CALL FOR PAPERS KAMC 2007

Francesco Robbiano francesco at ge.imati.cnr.it
Wed Oct 17 15:50:10 CEST 2007

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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 30, 2007 (extended)

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 systems. 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 30, 2007 (extended)
Notification of acceptance: November 14, 2007
Camera ready submission: November 27, 2007
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) and be submitted in PDF
format through the submission site of the workshop:

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 proceedings.

Organising Committee
Tobias Buerger, Salzburg Research Forschungsgesellschaft m.b.H., Austria
Stamatia Dasiopoulou, Informatics and Telematics Institute, Greece
Christian Eckes, Fraunhofer IAIS, Germany
Georg Guentner, 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) and Specific
Targeted Research Project BOEMIE (http://www.boemie.org)

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