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CFP: Multimedia Annotation and Retrieval enabled by Shared Ontologies

From: RaphaŽl Troncy <Raphael.Troncy@cwi.nl>
Date: Thu, 30 Aug 2007 21:22:03 +0200
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Multimedia Annotation and Retrieval enabled by Shared Ontologies

December 5, 2007 in Genova, Italy
In conjunction with the international conference on
Semantics And digital Media Technologies (SAMT2007)

Website:  http://mkg.iti.gr/mareso/


Submission Deadline: September 30, 2007


One value of ontologies is that they represent a shared understanding
of a certain domain. Ontologies are increasingly being used in
multimedia systems as researchers seek to bridge the ďsemantic gapĒ
between the low level features of media content and its high level
conceptual meaning. However, projects and researchers are often working
on their own ontological representations tuned to their particular
needs. Many applications that process multimedia assets make use of some
form of metadata that describe the multimedia content. Machine
understanding of metadata coming from different applications is a basic
requirement, but often a critical problem, due to the lack of
interoperability of distributed multimedia systems. This workshop will
bring semantic multimedia researchers together to identify commonalities
and agree on a shared or aligned knowledge representation for multimedia
content and processes.

Topics of Interest

We welcome all submissions from researchers working on systems, tools
and methodologies which aim to support the semantic-enabled analysis,
representation, adaptation, retrieval and presentation of multimedia

Submissions are welcome with any of the following topics:
ē ontology engineering for multimedia systems
ē re-engineering of multimedia metadata for use in semantic multimedia
ē integration of multimedia systems through semantics
ē successful stories of applications that make use of multimedia
ē use of ontology matching in multimedia applications
ē experiences in harmonization of heterogeneous multimedia ontologies

Aims of the Workshop

The workshop aims to bring together leading researchers working with
multimedia ontologies to solve a range of important tasks: multimedia
analysis, representation, retrieval, adaptation and presentation.

This workshop is the next activity in the initiative for a Common
Multimedia Ontology Framework, see
A first document on the requirements for such a framework can be found
there, including suggestions for harmonization approaches.

It also aims to generate input for a future continuation of the W3C
Multimedia Semantics XG. This group has previously studied, through
various use cases, how the interoperability problems between various
multimedia metadata standards can be solved, for images [1], or for
other media types [2] as well as which conversions of existing
standards, such as MPEG-7, into OWL/RDF already exist [3].

Following individual presentations, sufficient time will be planned for
discussion and small group work on the topic of a common multimedia
ontology framework. Finally, a feedback session and a panel-moderated
discussion will serve to achieve conclusions and next steps in
multimedia ontology use and harmonization.

[1] http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/mmsem/XGR-image-annotation/
[2] http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/mmsem/XGR-interoperability/
[3] http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/mmsem/XGR-vocabularies/

Important Dates

Paper submission: September 30, 2007
Notification of acceptance: October 30, 2007
Camera ready submission: November 15, 2007
Workshop: December 5, 2007


We welcome submissions of up to 15 pages in length. Accepted papers
will be presented at the workshop. Additionally, some submissions may be
accepted as posters.

Submissions should be formatted in Springer LNCS format
(http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html) and submitted in PDF
format. The submission site can be reached through the workshop webpage

Please note that at least one author of an accepted paper must
register for the SAMT 2007 conference.

Program Committee (provisional)

Alex Hauptmann, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Antoine Isaac, Free University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Chrisa Tsinaraki, Technical University of Crete, Greece
Christina Evangellou, Informatics and Telematics Institute, Greece
Erik Mannens, IBBT-MMLab, University of Ghent, Belgium
Frank Nack, University van Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Jacco van Ossenbruggen, CWI Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Ken Wood, Microsoft, UK
Li Qun Xu, BT, UK
Michael Hausenblas, Joanneum Research, Austria
Myriam Amielh, Canon, Australia
Oscar Celma, Music Technology Group, Pompeu Fabra University, Spain
Paul Lewis, University of Southampton, UK
Phivos Mylonas, NTUA, Greece
Ralf Moeller, Hamburg University of Technology, Germany
Roelof van Zwol, Yahoo, Spain
Steffen Staab, Koblenz University, Germany
Susanne Boll, University of Oldenburg, Germany
Thierry Declerck, DFKI GmbH, Germany

Organizing Committee

Dr. Lyndon Nixon, Free University Berlin, Germany
Dr. Yiannis Kompartsiaris, CERTH-ITI, Greece
Dr. Paola Hobson, Motorola Labs, UK
Dr. RaphaŽl Troncy, CWI, the Netherlands


EU funded Networks of Excellence K-Space http://www.k-space.eu and
KnowledgeWeb http://knowledgeweb.semanticweb.org and the aceMedia
Integrated Project http://www.acemedia.org
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