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CFP: First Worldwide Web Workshop on Linked Media (LiME 2013) at WWW 2013

From: RaphaŽl Troncy <raphael.troncy@eurecom.fr>
Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2013 11:46:11 +0100
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CFP: First Worldwide Web Workshop on Linked Media (LiME 2013)
http://www.linkedtv.eu/event/lime2013/

The workshop is co-located with the WWW 2013 conference held in Rio de 
Janeiro, Brazil on 13th of May 2013.

Deadlines:
- Workshop paper deadline: February 25th 2013, 23:59PM Hawaii Time
- Workshop paper notifications: March 13th 2013, 23:59PM Hawaii Time
- Workshop paper final copy (ACM HARD DEADLINE): April 3rd 2013,
23:59PM Hawaii Time

Objective/goals of the workshop:
If the future Web will be able to fully use the scale and quality of
online media, a Web scale layer of structured media annotation is
needed, which we call Linked Media. This 1st world wide web workshop
on Linked Media (LiME-2013) aims at promoting the principles of Linked
Media on the Web by gathering media owner stakeholders and semantic
media researchers to exchange current research and development work on
online media description creation, publication, and processing.
Specifically, we aim to promote a platform where automatic multimedia
analysis results can be integrated into online media descriptions,
making media more easily shared, queried and re-used. This will offer
a wide range of possibilities for various stakeholders in the creative
industries. We foresee an opportunity to build a core consensus on
Linked Media technology and launch Linked Media for the Web, at the
WWW2013 conference. We see WWW as an outstanding opportunity to
kick-start collaboration on this emerging field of research.

Statement of significance:
To push further the evolution of the Rich Media Web, it is essential
to establish consensus on online media annotation standards and
demonstrate approaches to leverage them in Web applications. LiME-2013
focuses on identifying the key building blocks required to support the
development of new Web tools and interfaces to support the growth and
re-use of Linked Media. It will be built on current work in this area
and foster collaboration between key stakeholders by supporting
discussion also prior and post workshop.

Workshop topics and themes:
Todayís Web is a rich media Web Ė non-textual content is often now the
first destination of online agents rather than HTML/textual resources.
As a result, access to structured annotation of the online media is
increasingly important for new Web applications capable of media
search, retrieval, adaptation and presentation. Yet, the online media
annotation space is still limited, fragmented and lacking in consensus
for building Web tools and interfaces to support it. The W3C Ontology
for Media Resources provides mappings between 18 different multimedia
metadata schema or standards and took a first step towards a common
schema model, which now requires championing in the research and
industry communities. The least common denominator approach followed
by the W3C group has lead to a small and useful vocabulary that fails
to support more advanced use cases that require to describe the
multimedia content at a fragment level and go beyond simple tagging.
Furthermore, automatic multimedia analysis results are not considered
by this vocabulary.

If the future Web will be able to fully use the scale and quality of
online media, a Web scale layer of structured media annotation is
needed, which we call Linked Media, which is inspired by the Linked
Data movement for making structured descriptions of resources more
available online. Mobile and tablet devices, as well as connected TV
introduce novel application domains that benefit from broad
understanding and acceptance of Linked Media standards. LiME-2013 aims
at promoting the principles of Linked Media on the Web by gathering
media owning stakeholders and semantic media researchers to exchange
current research and development work on online media description
creation, publication, and processing.

Important aspects to discuss revolve around (1) emerging approaches to
online media descriptions (2) extracting such descriptions and linking
them to external resources (3) aim to showcase practical use cases in
this domain, also covering interaction aspects for single and group
users. Workshop topics include, but are not limited to:
1.     Approaches to online media descriptions
1.1.   Aligning the fragmented approaches to online media description,
its publication, and processing
1.2.   Tools and approaches to search and retrieval of online media
based on its structured description, scaling to the Web
1.3.   Addressing issues of trust, quality and rights of online media;
2.     Extracting and linking
2.1.   Tools and approaches to lower the cost of creating structured
descriptions of online media resources;
2.2.   New methods of automatic, real time, metadata extraction of any
online media content (including live streams);
2.3.   Ideas how to incorporate Linked Data into media description
(and benefit from the additional metadata of the Linked Data cloud);
2.4.   New methods for automatically assessing the suitability of
(non-trusted) content for interweaving (e.g. violence detection,
nudity detection), and publishing such assessments
3.     Showcases, business models and assessment
3.1.   New Web applications making use of Linked Media, also across
different platforms. Including evaluation with end-users, suitable
business models.
3.2.   Approaches to tracking user interaction with media (and
exploiting this knowledge to enrich annotations);

Submission:
Submissions must be formatted according to the ACM SIG Proceedings
Template. We encourage various types of submission:
   - full papers (max 8 pages) for mature work which has been
subject to evaluation and whose results have been made public /
commercialised, or
   - short papers (max 4 pages), for significant work in progress,
late breaking results or ideas / challenges for the domain, as well as
   - demo submissions (max 2 pages describing the planned demo), for
software and platforms which may be able to support a part of the
imaginable Linked Media ecosystem.

Accepted full papers will be presented at length during the workshop,
while accepted short papers will be allocated a shorter speaking slot
and/or a place in a dedicated poster & demo session (depending on time
available). Accepted demos will be included in the dedicated poster &
demo session in the workshop.

Submissions must be in PDF and must be done through the EasyChair
system at http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=lime2013

The programme will include an inspiring keynote address by the invited
speaker Dr. Lyndon J B Nixon, head of research activities at STI
Research, Austria. Heís a recognised expert on the semantically guided
integration of Web-based content into video, being scientific
coordinator of the LinkedTV project (http://www.linkedtv.eu). In this 
opening  address, he will provide an overview of current practices and
specification efforts in the domain of video and Web content
integration.

The workshop proceedings will be published through the ACM Digital Library.

Programme Committee:
    - Pierre-Antoine Champin
    - Arjen P de Vries
    - Jean-Claude Dufourd
    - Nikolaos Gkalelis
    - George Ioannidis
    - Ioannis Kompatsiaris
    - Vincenzo Lombardo
    - Lyndon Nixon
    - Silvia Pfeiffer
    - Yves Raimond
    - Harald Sack
    - Nikos Sarris
    - Thomas Steiner

Co-chairs:
    - Vasileios Mezaris
    - Johan Oomen
    - RaphaŽl Troncy

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RaphaŽl Troncy
EURECOM, Campus SophiaTech
Multimedia Communications Department
450 route des Chappes, 06410 Biot, France.
e-mail: raphael.troncy@eurecom.fr & raphael.troncy@gmail.com
Tel: +33 (0)4 - 9300 8242
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Web: http://www.eurecom.fr/~troncy/
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