[MM] semantics and image/video analysis - special issue of IEEE T-MM

TF participants,

I hope that some participants in the Multimedia TF would like consider 
submitting to this issue of IEEE Transactions on Multimedia (see CFP 
below). I think it is quite exciting to see this emerging link between 
image/video analysis and ontology engineering.


Semantic Image and Video Indexing in Broad Domains

Special Issue of IEEE Transactions on Multimedia
Guest Editors: Marcel Worring, Guus Schreiber
Submission deadline: October 1, 2006


The semantic gap has dictated that solutions to image and
video indexing could only be applied in narrow domains using
specific concept detectors, e.g., "sunset" or "face". This
leads to lexica of at most 10-20 concepts. The use of
multi-modal indexing, advances in machine learning, and the
availability of some large, annotated information sources,
e.g., the TRECVID benchmark, has paved the way to increase
lexicon size by orders of magnitude (now 100 concepts, in a
few years 1,000). This brings it within reach of research in
ontology engineering, i.e. creating and maintaining large,
typically 10,000+ structured sets of shared concepts. When
recent advances in data-driven image and video analysis on
the one hand, and top-down ontology engineering and
reasoning on the other hand, are combined we are reaching
the point where the semantic gap can be bridged for many
concepts in broad domains such as film, news, sports and
personal albums. The research in these disciplines has
traditionally been within different communities.  This
special issue aims to bring together a number of
high-quality papers from the contributing disciplines, as
well as recent multi-disciplinary work. The issue should set
the scene for a big leap over the semantic gap.


  - Generic semantic indexing of visual resources
  - Large-scale annotation of training data
  - Visual ontology construction and deployment
  - Ontology-based reasoning for visual data


Submission deadline: October 1, 2006
Notification of acceptance: January 15, 2007
Final manuscript due: March 15, 2007
Publication date: June  1, 2007


Prospective authors should prepare manuscripts according to
the Information for Authors as published at
www.ieee.org/organizations/society/sp/tmm/infotmm.html. Note
that mandatory overlength page charges and color charges
will apply. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically
through the online IEEE manuscript submission system at
http://tmmieee.manuscriptcentral.com/. When selecting a
manuscript type, authors must click on Special Issue on
Semantic Image and Video Indexing in Broad Domains. Authors
should follow the instructions for the IEEE Transactions on
Multimedia and indicate in the Comments to the
Editor-in-Chief that the manuscript is submitted for
publication in the Special Issue on Semantic Image and Video
Indexing in Broad Domains. A completed copyright form is
required to be signed and faxed to 1-732-562-8905 at the
time of submission. Please indicate the manuscript number on
the top of the page. Updated information of this call can be
found at www.science.uva.nl/~worring/tmm-special-issue


Marcel Worring, Intelligent Systems Lab Amsterdam
University of Amsterdam, worring@science.uva.nl

Guus Schreiber, Department of Computer Science,
Free University Amsterdam, schreiber@cs.vu.nl

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Computer Science
De Boelelaan 1081a, 1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
T: +31 20 598 7739/7718; F: +31 84 712 1446
Home page: http://www.cs.vu.nl/~guus/

Received on Friday, 17 February 2006 11:01:24 UTC