[Elsnet-list] BOEMIE 2008 - call for participation

Irma Sofia Espinosa Peraldi sofia.espinosa at tu-harburg.de
Thu Nov 13 16:04:50 CET 2008


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BOEMIE 2008


Workshop on


Ontology Evolution and
Multimedia Information Extraction


 <http://www.boemie.org/boemie2008> http://www.boemie.org/boemie2008

held next to


 <http://samt2008.uni-koblenz.de/> SAMT 2008 – 3rd International Conference
on 
Semantic and Digital Media Technologies 


December 2, 2008, Koblenz, Germany


 


Call for participation


Participation in the workshop is free of charge but subject to prior
registration and confirmation.  Delegates will have to pay for their own
travel and accommodation expenses. It is not required to pay the
registration fee for the SAMT conference.

To obtain an invitation, please send e-mail to Irma Sofia Espinosa Peraldi,
<sofia dot espinosa at tuhh dot de> with the following information: 

-          Name

-          Affiliation 

-          Country

-          Why are you interest in participating?

Send this information no later than November 28th.

For more specific details please refer to:
<http://www.boemie.org/boemie2008> http://www.boemie.org/boemie2008 


Motivation and Scope


BOEMIE 2008 focuses on the automation of the process of knowledge
acquisition from multimedia content, using evolving multimedia ontologies
which will be used for the extraction of information from multimedia content
in networked sources. The goal is to develop synergistic approaches that
combine multimedia extraction and ontology evolution in a bootstrapping
process involving, on the one hand, the continuous extraction of semantic
information from multimedia content in order to populate and enrich the
ontologies and, on the other hand, the deployment of these ontologies to
enhance the robustness of the extraction process.

The workshop is tightly coupled with the  <http://www.boemie.org/> BOEMIE
project, aiming to initiate a new research activity on the automation of
knowledge acquisition from multimedia content, through computer-aided
ontology evolution. The resulting technology will have a wide range of
applications in commerce, tourism, e-science, publishing, etc. During the
project, the technology will be evaluated through the development of an
automatic content collection and annotation service for public events in a
number of major European cities. The extracted semantic information will
enrich the underlying ontology as well as a digital map, which will provide
a friendly interface to the end user.


Topics


The workshop includes contributions to all research topics related to the
BOEMIE project. We anticipate significant and fruitful discussions owing to
differences in potential approaches in handling the issues above. The
detailed topics of the workshop include but are not limited to the
following:

*	Knowledge driven multimedia analysis 
*	Multimedia ontologies 
*	Multimedia reasoning 
*	Ontology learning 
*	Ontology evolution 
*	Ontology matching and coordination 
*	Combining Handling multiple vocabularies 
*	Interoperability among current multimedia and Semantic Web standards

*	Automatic and semi-automatic content annotation tools 
*	Bridging the gap between multimedia features and semantics 


Speakers 


Welcome and introduction to Workshop

   Silvana Castano, 

   Dipartimento di Informatica e Communicazione (DICO),

   University of Milano (UNIMI), Italy

 

   Ralf Möller, 

   Software, Technology and Systems (STS),     

   Hamburg University of Technology  (TUHH), Germany

 

 

Introduction to BOEMIE project  

 

   George Paliouras, 

   Institute of Informatics and Telecommunications (IIT)

   National Center of Scientific Research (NCSR “Demokritos”), Greece

 

Multimedia Information Extraction    

   Jerry R. Hobbs,

   Information Sciences Institute (ISI), 

   University of Southern California, USA

 

   Sergios Petridis, 

   Institute of Informatics and Telecommunications (IIT)

   National Center of Scientific Research (NCSR “Demokritos”), Greece



Multimedia Ontologies

 

   Stamatia Dasiopoulou, 

   Informatics and Telematics Institute (ITI),

   Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH), Greece

 

   Steffen Staab,         

   Information Systems and Semantic Web (ISWeb),

   University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany 


Multimedia and Reasoning

 

   Umberto Straccia, 

   Institute of Information Science and Technologies (ISTI), 

   National Research Council (CNR), Italy                        
   

   Sofia Espinosa and Atila Kaya,

   Software, Technology and Systems (STS),     

   Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH), Germany


 
Ontology Learning and Evolution

   

   Giorgios Flouris, 

   Institute of Computer Science

   Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas, (FORTH), Greece     


   Alfio Ferrara, 

   Dipartimento di Informatica e Communicazione (DICO),

       University of Milano (UNIMI), Italy

 

 

Demo and Evolution session of the integrated BOEMIE prototype

 

   Chair: George Paliouras

   Institute of Informatics and Telecommunications (IIT)

   National Center of Scientific Research (NCSR “Demokritos”),      Greece

 


Organizers and Chairs


Silvana Castano, <castano at dico dot unimi dot it>
University of Milano, Italy

Alfio Ferrara, <ferrara at dico dot unimi dot it>
University of Milano, Italy

Ralf Möller, <r dot f dot moeller at tuhh dot de>
Hamburg University of Technology, Germany

George Paliouras, <paliourg at iit dot demokritos dot gr>
NCSR Demokritos, Greece

Irma Sofia Espinosa Peraldi, <sofia dot espinosa at tuhh dot de>

 

 

 

 

 

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