*           SAMT 2010 - CALL FOR PARTICIPATION                *
*            5th International Conference on                  *
*        Semantic And digital Media Technologies              *
*        Saarbrücken, Germany, 1-3 December 2010              *

In cooperation with DFKI, CCSW, and SMaRT.

Herewith we would like to encourage you to participate at the
SAMT 2010 conference held in Saarbrücken on 1-3 December 2010.
The rich technical and social program of this event together with
useful registration information can be found at the conference
web site: . Please register via .

Important Dates

Early registration     Nov 30   (Regular: 80 EUR,  Student: 30 EUR)
On desk registration   Dec 1-3  (Regular: 100 EUR, Student: 50 EUR)
Conference             Dec 1-3

Objectives and Topics

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.

Invited Speakers

During the conference two interesting invited talks will be given.
The first one by Werner Haas, head of the Institute of Information
Systems at JOANNEUM RESEARCH in Graz, Austria. The second one by
Philipp Slusallek, Scientific Director at the German Research
Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI)

Oral Presentations

In a selective review process, from 31 full paper submissions 13
have been chosen for oral presentation.

Workshops and Tutorials

The conference program includes two interesting workshops,
  * Second Workshop on Semantic Multimedia Databases
  * Special Session: CASAM (Computer-Aided Semantic Annotation
    of Multimedia)


There will be social events offered to the participants
during the SAMT 2010 conference. Apart from a tour through
the Xmas Market in the city, a Dinner will be organized
on individual registration.


The conference will take place at the brand new DFKI Building
D3_2  on the Campus of Saarland University. Please visit: for details.


Some hotels one can consider (but you can check your usual hotel
reservation service):

* City Hotel
   bus stop: Haus der Zukunft,
   ca. 17 min. to university, 10 min. to central station

* Madeleine
   bus stop: Johanneskirche
   ca. 16 min. to university, 6 min. to central station

* Gästehaus Weller
   bus stop: An der Trift,
   ca. 12 min. to university, 12 min. to central station

* Ibis Hotel
   bus stop: Roonstraße, ca. 25 min. to university,
   13 min. to central station

* Hotel Leidinger
   (bus stop: Landwehrplatz, ca. 25 min. to university,
   11 min. to central station

* Youth Hostel
   bus stop: Prinzenweiher/DJH,
   ca. 11 min. to university, 13 min. to central station

Organizing Committee

General & local chairs:
   Thierry Declerck, DFKI GmbH, Germany
   Michael Sintek, DFKI GmbH, Germany
   Marcin Grzegorzek, University of Siegen, Germany
   Massimo Romanelli, DFKI GmbH, Germany

Publicity chair:
   Susanne Thierfelder, University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany

Program chairs:
   Michael Granitzer, Graz University of Technology, Austria
   Stefan Rüger, Open University, UK

Received on Thursday, 11 November 2010 09:24:35 UTC