Final CALL FOR PAPERS - Events in Multimedia (EiMM10) - DEADLINE EXTENDED

2nd ACM International Workshop on Events in Multimedia (EiMM10)

held in conjunction with
ACM Multimedia 2010, October 25-29, 2010, Firenze, Italy

Important Dates
Submission of papers: June 20th -- EXTENDED: June 25th !!!
Notification of acceptance: July 10th
Camera ready papers: Tuesday, July 20th
PLEASE NOTE: Like in the last year, selected papers will be invited to
submit to a special issue of the Multimedia Tools and Applications
(MTAP) journal of Springer.

Invited Talks 
Prof. Alan Smeaton, DCU, Ireland 
Prof. Fausto Giunchiglia, University of Trento, Italy

*** Submission site open: ***

Workshop Description
Humans think in terms of events and entities. Events provide a natural
abstraction of happenings in the real world. The concept of events has a
long history in foundational sciences such as philosophy and
linguistics. After first developing objects-based and entity-based
approaches, computer science research is now addressing the concept of
events and building many applications that consider events at least as
important as objects. Consequently, we find many different solutions and
approaches for modeling, detecting, and processing events. In addition,
we find different applications that are based on events and make use of
events. Conferences and workshops on events in computer science
typically deal with the capturing, processing, and management of
low-level events such as publish/subscribe-approaches, middleware-based
architectures, complex event processing, and event stream processing.
Although this work is very essential for an efficient execution of the
applications build on top of such approaches, the understanding of the
concept of events is disconnected from the domain-level of events that
the actual users of such applications have to deal with. However,
considering multimedia data, its semantics is naturally closely tied to
the event(s) it documents.

The workshop focuses on how to detect, model, and process domain-level
events and applications that make use of domain-level events in the
context of multimedia data. We aim at bringing together researchers from
the different fields that are interested in understanding the concept of
events on domain-level. We invite original work in the areas of domain
event modeling, detection of events from multimedia data, processing of
events, organization of multimedia data using events as unifying
mechanism, and applications of these techniques. The submissions should
explicitly explain how they deal with the events of the considered
domain and what kind of benefit is provided to the users by using
events. Example application areas for events are multimedia-based
experience sharing, lifelogs, emergency response, cultural heritage,
news, surveillance, and others.

The participants of the workshop will gain an insight into the current
state-of-the-art of computer science research on domain-level events.
They will get concrete examples of how events can be leveraged for
human-centered research and how it can be detected, processed, modeled,
and used for creating human-centered applications. They will also have
the opportunity to discuss their approach with other researchers from
the multimedia community in the hands-on part of the workshop.

Research topics of interest for this workshop include, but are not
limited to:
O Event Detection and Processing in Multimedia Data
  o Recognition of events from large scale, unreliable and/or noisy
media data and media streams
  o Event clustering towards domain level-events
  o Combining low-level events with domain-level events

O Event Representation and Event Models
  o Modeling of events on domain-level
  o Ontology-based representation of events
  o Languages for events
  o Formal modeling of events, activities, accomplishments,
achievements, context, and other related concepts
  o Reasoning with events under consideration of causality, uncertainty,
    similarity, and others
  o Semantic description and annotation for events and event sources

O Events in the Context of Web 2.0
  o Collaborative event creation and sharing
  o Events in social networks
  o Event syndication (e.g., RSS) and attention management

O Architectures for Event Management
  o Middleware solutions for event management
  o Event-driven architectures
  o Experimental methodologies
  o Domain-specific solutions for event management such as for emergency

O Applications and Tools
  o Event-based applications and tools
  o Authoring of events
  o Events in mobile computing and ubiquituous computing
  o Applications that show benefits of using events in practical
  o User experience, requirements, use cases, and evaluations of
event-based applications

Paper Submission, Review, and Publication
Submissions for the workshop must follow the standard style guidelines
of the ACM Multimedia  conference and will be single-blinded. They shall
be submitted in PDF format and not be longer than 6 pages. Papers will
be submitted using EDAS system:

In submitting a manuscript to this workshop, the authors acknowledge
that no paper substantially similar in content has been submitted to
another workshop, conference, or journal. 

Ansgar Scherp, University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany
Ramesh Jain, University of California at Irvine (UCI), USA
Mohan S. Kankanhalli, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Vasileios Mezaris, CERTH ITI, Greece

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