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SAMT 2006 - Call for Participation

From: RaphaŽl Troncy <Raphael.Troncy@cwi.nl>
Date: Thu, 23 Nov 2006 11:03:41 +0100
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CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
First international conference on Semantics And digital Media Technology
(SAMT 2006) 
Former European Workshop on the Integration of knowledge, semantic and
digital Media Technologies (EWIMT)
December 6-8, 2006 - Athens, Greece - http://samt2006.org/
Registration - http://samt2006.org/registration_info.html [*** by
November 27 ***]
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The first international conference on Semantics And digital Media
Technology (SAMT) targets to narrow the large disparity between the
low-level descriptors that can be computed automatically from multimedia
content and the richness and subjectivity of semantics in user queries
and human interpretations of audiovisual media - The Semantic Gap.

SAMT started out as two workshops, EWIMT 2004 and EWIMT 2005, that
quickly achieved enormous success in attracting high-quality papers and
over 100 participants from across Europe and beyond. This year EWIMT has
turned into the full-fledged conference SAMT, addressing integrative
research on new knowledge-based forms of digital media systems. It
brings together those forums, projects, institutions and individuals
investigating the integration of knowledge, semantics and low-level
multimedia processing, and links them with industrial research and
development engineers who exploit the underlying emerging technology.

In cooperation with the European Commission DG Information Society, the
third day of the conference is dedicated to featuring the launch of the
7th Framework ICT Research programme and keynote talks from EC
representatives.

CONFERENCE PROGRAM
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Short program - http://samt2006.org/short_program.html
Detailed program - http://samt2006.org/program.html

KEYNOTE TALKS
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* Semantics from Multimedia: Where is the Sense in a SenseCams?
  Alan F. Smeaton - http://samt2006.org/keynote.html#smeaton

* Bridging the Semantic Gap: Challenges from the Culture-Heritage Domain
  Guus Schreiber - http://samt2006.org/keynote.html#schreiber

EC REPRESENTATIVES
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* From Intelligent Content to Actionable Knowledge: Research Directions
and Opportunities under FP7
  Roberto Cencioni - http://samt2006.org/european.html#cencioni

* Networked Audiovisual Systems: R&D for the Birth of a New Sector in
Europe
  Luis Rodriguez-Rosello - http://samt2006.org/european.html#rosello

* Bilateral sessions [proposal clinics] -
http://samt2006.org/european.html#bilateral [*** by November 24 ***]

INDUSTRY DAY 
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Multimedia Semantic Analysis in the service of the media industry
http://samt2006.org/industry.html

WORKSHOPS
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* Semantic-enhanced Multimedia Presentation Systems [SEMPS 2006]
  http://mmit.informatik.uni-oldenburg.de/SEMPS2006/

* Learning the Semantics of Audio Signals [LSAS 2006]
  http://irgroup.cs.uni-magdeburg.de/lsas2006/

TUTORIALS
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* The Reality of the Semantic Gap in Image Retrieval
  http://samt2006.org/tutorial1.html

* Human Language Technology for the semantic Annotation of Multimedia
Material
  http://samt2006.org/tutorial2.html

* Semantic Indexing and Retrieval of Video
  http://samt2006.org/tutorial3.html

SPECIAL SESSIONS / POSTERS & DEMOS
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Special sessions - http://samt2006.org/sessions.html
Posters & demos - http://samt2006.org/papers.html#posters
Projects special poster session - http://samt2006.org/projects.html

PUBLICATIONS
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Proceedings - http://samt2006.org/proceedings.html
Accepted papers - http://samt2006.org/papers.html
MTAP special issue - http://samt2006.org/mtap.html
JoWS special issue - http://samt2006.org/jows.html

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
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Registration - http://samt2006.org/registration_info.html [*** by
November 27 ***]
Conference venue - http://samt2006.org/venue.html
Accomodation - http://samt2006.org/accommodation.html
Local information - http://samt2006.org/localinfo.html

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
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General Chairs
    * Yannis Avrithis, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
    * Yiannis Kompatsiaris, Informatics and Telematics Institute, Greece

Technical Programme Chairs
    * Noel O'Connor, Dublin City University, Ireland
    * Steffen Staab, University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany

Spessial Sessions
    * Jose Martinez, Universidad Auto'noma de Madrid, Spain

Tutorials & Workshops
    * Raphael Troncy, CWI, The Netherlands
    * Vassilis Tzouvaras, National Technical University of Athens,
Greece

EU Liaison
    * Paola Hobson, Motorola Labs, UK

SPONSORS
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* http://www.cordis.lu/ist/ -- Information Society Technologies (IST),
European Commission
* http://www.eurasip.org/   -- European Association for Signal, Speech
and Image Processing (EURASIP)
* http://www.cost292.org/   -- European Cooperation in the field of
Scientific and Technical Research, COST 292 Action - Semantic Multimodal
Analysis of Digital Media
* http://www.iee.org/oncomms/pn/visualinformation/index.cfm --
Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), Visual Information
Engineering Professional Network (VIE PN)
* http://kspace.qmul.net/   -- K-Space Network of Excellence - Knowledge
Space of Semantics inference for automatic annotation and retrieval of
multimedia content
* http://muscle-noe.org/    -- Muscle Network of Excellence - Multimedia
Understanding through Semantics, Computation and Learning
* http://www.atc.gr/home.aspx?Page=home&lang=EN -- Athens Technology
Center (ATC)
* http://www.dw-world.de/   -- Deutsche Welle
* http://www.mesh-ip.eu/    -- Mesh Integrated Project
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