SAMT 2006 - Call for Workshops Proposals

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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 <> 



The SAMT 2006 Program Committee invites proposals for the Workshop Program
of SAMT 2006, the First International Conference on Semantics And digital
Media Technology, to be held December 6-8, 2006, in Athens, Greece.
Workshops will be held on Wednesday, December 6, 2006.





The First International Conference on Semantics And digital Media Technology
(SAMT) targets to narrow the large disparity between the lowlevel
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.


The purpose of the workshops is to provide an informal setting for workshop
participants to discuss technical issues, to exchange research ideas, and to
develop a community in the field of the Multimedia and the Semantic Web. We
are also looking for workshops that encourage discussions on user
requirements for multimedia access and how semantic web and multimedia
technologies can be deployed together and operationalized in real world
scenarios. In particular, from a content perspective, we will encourage
workshops that: i) investigate the use and application of semantic web
technologies for improving multimedia access and processing; ii) explore
best practices and adaptation of those technologies in these contexts. These
workshops are expected to complement those that focus on fundamental
research issues and multi-disciplinary topics.


Workshop proposals should address current issues related to the Multimedia
and the Semantic Web that will benefit from small-group information exchange
and discussion. Workshops are intended to be genuine interactive events and
not mini-conferences. We seek therefore high quality proposals for workshops
about topics related to the conference, and particulary one of the following


    * Multimedia semantics

    * Multimedia representation, annotation

    * Multimedia interoperability

    * Handling uncertainty in multimedia applications

    * Multimedia web services 

    * Multimedia tools - e.g. annotation, interoperability, analysis

    * Multimedia reasoning

    * Semantic Web language extensions for multimedia

    * Knowledge driven multimedia analysis

    * Profiling personalisation and context modeling





Workshop proposals should be no more than 3 pages in length and should
contain the following information:


    * The title and brief technical description of the workshop, specifying
the goals and the technical issues that it will focus on.

    * A brief discussion of why the topic is of particular interest at this

    * A brief description of why and to whom the workshop is of interest,
i.e. the workshop audience.

    * A brief description of the proposed workshop format, discussing the
mix of events such as paper presentations, invited talks, panels, and
general discussion.

    * An indication of whether the workshop should be considered for a
half-day or full-day meeting.

    * A list of related workshops or similar events held in the last 3
years, or to be held in 2006.

    * The names and contact information (web page, email address) of the
proposed organizing committee and short description of their relevant


We strongly advise having more than one organizer, preferably from different
institutions, bringing different perspectives to the workshop topic.
Workshop attendees must pay the SAMT 2006 workshop registration fee, as well
as the conference registration fee.


Please send your proposals by May 22, 2006 and any inquiries by email to
Raphael Troncy <> and Vassilis Tzouvaras
<>. Workshop proposals may be submitted in any
format, Word, text or PDF.





Workshop proposals due:                      May 22, 2006

Notification of proposals acceptance:      June 16, 2006

URL of the Workshop web page due:     June 23, 2006

Workshop Day:                                    December 6, 2006

SAMT 2006 Technical Program:            December 6-8, 2006



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