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SAMT 2008 - CALL FOR RESEARCH PAPERS

From: Marcin Grzegorzek <marcin@uni-koblenz.de>
Date: Fri, 23 May 2008 14:11:58 +0200
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*          SAMT 2008 - CALL FOR RESEARCH PAPERS               *
*            3rd International Conference on                  *
*        Semantics And digital Media Technologies             *
*           Koblenz, Germany, 3-5 December 2008               *
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In cooperation with GI, ACM, IEEE, and Eurographics.

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Objectives and Topics
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Large amounts of multimedia material, such as images, audio, video,
and 3D/4D material, as well as computer generated 2D, 3D, and 4D
content, already exist and are growing at increasing rates. While
these amounts are growing, managing distribution of and access to
multimedia material is becoming ever harder, both for lay and
professional users.

The SAMT conference series tackles these problems by investigating
the semantics and pragmatics of multimedia generation, management,
and user access. The conference targets scientifically valuable
research tackling the semantic gap between the low-level signal
data representation of multimedia material and the high-level
meaning that providers, consumers, and prosumers associate with
the content.

We welcome innovative solutions that consider some or all factors
in the process of multimedia generation and consumption, including
methods from low-level signal processing up to the mobile context
in which a user operates. Topics of interest include, but are not
limited to:

1) SEMANTIC ANALYSIS AND MULTIMEDIA
   a) Knowledge assisted multimedia analysis
   b) Content-based multimedia analysis linked with natural
      language and speech processing
 
2) SEMANTIC RETRIEVAL AND MULTIMEDIA
   a) Semantic-driven multimedia indexing and retrieval
   b) Semantic retrieval of 3D objects
   c) Machine Learning and relevance feedback for finding semantics
   d) Semantic-driven multimedia content adaptation and summarization
 
3) SEMANTIC METADATA MANAGEMENT OF MULTIMEDIA
   a) Metadata management for multimedia
   b) Multimedia ontologies and infrastructures
   c) Standards bridging the multimedia and knowledge domains
 
4) SEMANTIC USER INTERFACES FOR MULTIMEDIA
   a) Interfaces and personalization for interaction with large
      multimedia repositories
   b) Semantic media annotation
   c) Inference and machine learning for semi-automatic annotation
   d) Browsing multimedia archives
   e) Device-specific access to and adaptation of multimedia
 
5) SEMANTICS IN VISUALIZATION AND COMPUTER GRAPHICS
   a) Illustrative depiction and rendering
   b) Mapping meaning to presentation content
   c) Smart virtual environments
   d) Supporting knowledge discovery
 
6) APPLICATIONS OF SEMANTIC MULTIMEDIA
   a) Social multimedia tagging
   b) Context, user, network and semantics-aware media engineering
   c) Multimedia mash-ups
   d) Case studies with clear, innovative lessons learned

7) SPECIAL SESSION ON SEMANTIC ANALYSIS AND VISUALIZATION IN MEDICINE
   (organized by Thomas Wittenberg, FhG Erlangen, DE)
   a) Semantic analysis of medical images
   b) Semantic visualization of medical data
   c) Computer-aided diagnosis

8) SPECIAL SESSION ON MINING OF SOCIAL MEDIA
   (organized by Andreas Hotho, Univ Kassel, DE)
   a) Network analysis and social structures detection in Web 2.0
   b) Ontology learning on and in the Web 2.0
   c) Discovering (cross system) associations, large social networks
       and communities
   d) Predicting trends and user behavior (e.g. misuse and fraud/spam)
   e) Multimedia analysis; audio/visual processing; aggregating
      information from different modalities

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Submission
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The conference proceedings will be published by Springer
LNCS and the Springer Digital Library. Original contributions
equivalent of 16 pages LNCS style must be electronically
submitted according to the instructions that will be posted
to the conference web site. The papers should present original
and previously unpublished results that are not simultaneously
submitted elsewhere. Submissions to special sessions should be
marked as such and will be reviewed according to the regular
procedure.

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Conference
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The 3-day-conference gives us the opportunity to take part in
various additional activities such as: industrial exhibition,
social events, excursions, etc. The conference will take place
in Koblenz, a 2000-year-old town situated in the picturesque
landscape of the Rhine and Moselle. The region of Koblenz is
also famous for its excellent wines.

For more information please visit the conference web site:

http://samt2008.uni-koblenz.de

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Important Dates
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Abstract Submission:  June 6
Paper Submission:     June 13
Notification:         August 22
Camera Ready:         September 15
Conference:           December 3-5

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Organizing Committee
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General & local chairs:
  Dietrich Paulus, Koblenz, DE
  Steffen Staab, Koblenz, DE
  samt-chairs@uni-koblenz.de
 
Program chairs:
  Lynda Hardman, CWI, NL
  Alex Hauptmann, CMU, US
  David Duke, Leeds, UK
  samt-program-chairs@uni-koblenz.de
 
Demo & poster chairs:
  Michela Spagnuolo, Genova, IT
  Siegfried Handschuh, DERI, IE
  samt-poster-demo-chairs@uni-koblenz.de
 
Workshop & tutorial chairs:
  Fabio Ciravegna, U. Sheffield, UK
  David Duce, Oxford Brookes, UK
  samt-workshop-chair@uni-koblenz.de
 
Publicity chair:
  Marcin Grzegorzek, Koblenz, DE
  samt-publicity-chair@uni-koblenz.de
 
Registration chair:
  Ruth Götten, Koblenz, DE
  samt2008@uni-koblenz.de

Special Session chairs:
  Thomas Wittenberg, FhG Erlangen, DE, wbg@iis.fhg.de
  Andreas Hotho, Univ Kassel, DE, hotho@cs.uni-kassel.de  
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