Last CFP: 4th Summer School on Multimedia Semantics (SSMS'09)

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-- University of Koblenz, Germany --

Managing and Modeling of Multimedia and  User Generated Content in Web 3.0
23-28 August 2009, Koblenz, Germany
Application deadline: 15 May 2009 (Friday)


We are pleased to announce 4th edition of Summer School for Multimedia
Semantics. This summer school series successfully started in 2006, each
year offering top level education at great European locations
(Kallithea, Greece; Glasgow, UK; Crete, Greece) for students from all
over the world. Summer School for Multimedia Semantics is intended for
PhD and Master students, who want to learn more on use of semantics in
various media. We offer lectures by leading researchers in the field.
Organized student poster sessions will create unique networking
opportunities. They are excellent place to present your work, get
comments and feedback from senior researchers, or exchange ideas with
other participants.


 * Social Media Modeling
 * Audio Processing and Semantics
 * Video Analysis and Semantic Retrieval
 * Multimedia Personalization


 * Prof. Dr. Karlheinz Brandenburg (IDMT Fraunhofer, Germany)
 * Prof. Dr. Andreas Nurnberger (Uniersity of Magdeburg, Germany)
 * Prof. Dr. Lynda Hardman (Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica, Netherlands)
 * Prof. Dr. Steffen Staab (University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany)
 * Prof. Dr. Andreas Hotho (University of Kassel, Germany)
 * Dr. Marcel Worring (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands)
 * Prof. Dr. Fabio Ciravegna (University of Sheffield, England)
 * Dr. Yiannis Kompatsiaris (ITI, Greece)
 * Prof. Dr. Noel O`Connor (Dublin City University, Ireland)
 * Dr. Ansgar Scherp (University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany)


We welcome applicants from anywhere in the world. Summer school is
mainly addressed for graduate students (Masters and PhD). Each
participant is required to bring a poster presenting her/his work.
Organized poster sessions will allow to exchange ideas and get feedback
on your research.
Applications must be send directly to Ruth Götten ( ) - PDF, MsWord or plain text are preferred.

Application must include:
- your name,
- organization,
- name of your supervisor(s),
- abstract of your work (limit: 1 page)

More details available at:



Koblenz (which means: merging of the rivers) is situated in the
picturesque valley of the Rhine and Moselle. Middle Rhine Valley is a
UNESCO World Heritage site ( )
City is by four mountain ranges with many vineyards in the valley, its
narrow alleyways and happy atmosphere, Koblenz is welcoming town for
guests from all over the world. The town has old traditions, reaching
over 2000 years to the times of the Roman empire. More at


The Summer School classes will be held at the Campus of the University
Koblenz-Landau ( ). Suggested accommodation is
provided by "Contel" Hotel ( ) in Koblenz,
which is conveniently located within walking distance from the Koblenz
campus. Various other options for housing in different price ranges are
also available - check SSMS'09 website for more details.
Study hard and enjoy summer! Each day of intensive study is followed by
a different social event. Participants and lecturers will find many
opportunities to talk, socialize and have more direct contact outside of
the classroom. On Wednesday we plan a longer, half-day trip outside of


 Application deadline:   15 May 2009
 Acceptance notification:   1 June 2009
 Registration deadline:   15 June 2009
 Summer School:  23 - 28 August


The tuition fee for each student is 350 EUR. It covers lectures, meals,
excursion and other organized social events. Accommodation is NOT
included in the tuition. If you have questions, please contact Ruth
Götten at


We offer a limited number of student scholarships that cover the tuition
fee for the summer school. To apply for a scholarship, please attach a
letter to your application (limit 1 page) explaining what you expect to
learn during the summer school in Koblenz, motivate why you apply for
this scholarship and clarify why you cannot use other funds.


 * Dr. Yiannis Kompatsiaris, ITI, Greece
 * Prof. Dr. Ebroul Izquierdo, Queen Mary University London, England
 * Prof. Dr. Lynda Hardman, CWI, The Netherlands
 * Prof. Dr. Fabio Ciravegna, University of Sheffield, England
 * Prof. Dr. Alan Smeaton, Dublin City University, Ireland


 * Prof. Dr. Steffen Staab
 * Dr. Ansgar Scherp
 * Dr. Marcin Grzegorzek
 * Dr. Maciej Janik
 * Ruth Götten, Dipl.-Päd.

Dr. Maciej Janik


University of Koblenz-Landau
Institute for Computer Science

Universitätsstraße 1
Room B-314
D-56070 Koblenz-Metternich

Ph: +49(0)261/287-2718

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