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Category:   E-CFP
Subject:   Metadata Mining for Image Understanding
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Email:   kpastra_(on)_ilsp.gr
Date received:   25 Sep 2007
Deadline:   15 Oct 2007
Start date:   22 Jan 2007

----Apologies for multiple postings-------------------- Second Call for Papers International Workshop on "Metadata Mining for Image Understanding" (MMIU) http://www.visapp.org/MMIU.htm A Satellite event of the 3rd International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications (VISAPP), 22 - 25 January, 2008, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal http://www.visapp.org/index.htm Chairs Gabriela Csurka, XEROX Research Centre Europe, France Katerina Pastra, Institute for Language and Speech Processing, Greece Scope The number of digital images being generated, stored, managed and shared through the internet is growing at a phenomenal rate. Press and photo agencies receive and manage thousands or millions of images per day and end-users (e.g. amateur reporters) can easily participate into the related professional workflows. In an environment of approximately one billion photos, searchable in online databases worldwide, finding the most relevant or the most appealing image for a given task (e.g. to illustrate a story) has become an extremely difficult process. In these huge repositories, many images have additional information coming from different sources. Information related to the image capture such as date, location, camera settings or name of photographer is often available from the digital camera used to take the photograph. The owner can further add a relevant title, filename or/and descriptive caption or any other textual reference. If the image is uploaded to a shared photo collection, additional comments are frequently added to the image by other users. On the other hand, images used in documents, i.e. web pages, frequently have captions and surrounding text. All this information can be considered image metadata and is of value for organizing, sharing, and processing images. However, it is not always evident how to exploit the information contained in such metadata in an intelligent, generic or task-specific way. Linking this information with the actual image content is still an open challenge. The aim of this workshop is to offer a meeting opportunity for researchers, content providers and related user-service providers to elaborate on the needs and practices of digital image management, to share ideas that will point to new directions on using metadata for image understanding and to demonstrate related technology representative of the state of the art and beyond. Research paper topics that may be addressed include, but are not limited to: - image metadata pattern discovery and mining - interaction of image metadata and visual content - image and video metadata enrichment - automatic metadata creation - hybrid collaborative and machine learning techniques for metadata creation and/or fusion - cross image-text categorization and retrieval - image auto-captioning and annotation transfer - learning user preferences, aesthetical and emotional measures from opinion mining - integration of camera settings with image categorization, retrieval or enhancement - application-specific issues of metadata mining: o integration of visual and geo-location information for improved virtual tourism o stock-photo o web-based image retrieval Important Dates Full Paper Submission: *October 15, 2007* Authors Notification: November 7, 2007 Final Paper Submission and Registration: November 19, 2007 Submission of Papers Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in any of the areas listed above. All papers must be written in English, and the length should not exceed 10 pages for oral presentations and 6 pages for posters (including figures and tables). Instructions for preparing the manuscript (in Word and Latex formats) are available at the following web page: http://www.grapp.org/paper_templates.htm Papers (preferably in PDF format) should be submitted electronically via the web-based submission system at: http://www.grapp.org/paper_submission.htm Workshop Proceedings All accepted and registered papers will be published in a workshop proceedings book with an ISBN reference, which will be issued by INSTICC Press. The proceedings will be available at the time of the workshop. There will be also a CD-ROM publication. Publication A selection of the best papers will be considered for improvement and publication in a special issue of a journal (TBD). Registration Information At least one author of an accepted paper must register for the workshop. Workshop Programme Committee /Suzanne Boll/, University of Oldenburg, Germany /Paul Clough/, University of Sheffield, UK /Gabriela Csurka/, XRCE, France /Christophe Garcia/, France Telecom Research, France /Daniel Gatica-Perez/, Idiap, Martigny, Switzerland /Benoit Huet/, Institut Eurécom, Sophia-Antipolis, France /Gareth Jones/, Dublin City University, Ireland /Franciska de Jong/, University of Twente, Netherland /Ales Leonardis/, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia /Jiebo Luo/, Kodak Research Lab, Rochester, NY, USA /Katerina Pastra/, ILSP, Greece /Georges Queno/t, LIG, Grenoble, France /Rahul Nair/, Yahoo! Research Berkeley, USA /Stefan Rueger/, KMI, Open University, UK /Horacio Saggion/, University of Sheffield, UK /Tamás Szirányi/, SZTAKI, Hungary /Tinne Tuytelaars/, University of Leuven, Belgium /Geoffrey Woolfe/, XRCW, NY, USA /Lei Zhang/, Microsoft Research, China /Roelof van Zwol/, Yahoo! Research Barcelona, Spain ****************************************************** Dr. Katerina Pastra Research Fellow Language Technology Group Institute for Language and Speech Processing (ILSP) Artemidos 6 & Epidavrou P.C. 151-25, Athens, Greece tel: + 30 210 6875430 --- fax: +30 210 6852620 http://www.ilsp.gr/homepages/pastra_eng.html ****************************************************** _______________________________________________ Elsnet-list mailing list Elsnet-list_(on)_elsnet.org http://mailman.elsnet.org/mailman/listinfo/elsnet-list
 

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