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AISB event Bulletin Item

CFP: SAMT'07 Semantics And digital Media Technology

Second international conference on Semantics And digital Media Technology (SAMT 2007) 
Former European Workshop on the Integration of knowledge, semantic and digital Media Technologies (EWIMT)
December 5-7, 2007
Genova, Italy


The international conference on Semantics And digital Media Technologies (SAMT) targets to narrow the large disparity between the low-level 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.

SAMT started out as two workshops, EWIMT 2004 and EWIMT 2005, that quickly achieved enormous success in attracting high-quality papers and over 100 participants from across Europe and beyond. Last year EWIMT turned into the full-fledged conference SAMT, addressing integrative research on new knowledge-based forms of digital media systems. SAMT brings together those forums, projects, institutions and individuals investigating the integration of knowledge, semantics and low-level multimedia processing, and links them with industrial research and development engineers who exploit the underlying emerging technology.

In cooperation with the European Commission DG Information Society, the third day of the conference will feature keynote talks from EC representatives.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

* Integration of multimedia processing and Semantic Web technologies
* Multimedia ontologies and infrastructures
* Knowledge assisted multimedia analysis and access
* Knowledge based inference for semi-automatic semantic media annotation
* Integration of content-based multimedia analysis with natural language and speech processing
* Multimodal techniques, high dimensionality reduction and low-level feature fusion
* Revelance feedback for finding semantics
* Semantic-driven multimedia indexing and retrieval
* Metadata management for multimedia
* Browsing large multimedia archives
* Scalable, semantic-driven multimedia content adaptation and summarization
* Interfaces and personalisation for interaction with large multimedia repositories
* Social tagging, ontologies and multimedia content
* Semantics-driven multimedia presentation generation
* Context, user, network and semantics-aware media engineering
* Standards bridging the multimedia and knowledge domains

Original contributions should be submitted electronically according to the instructions that will be posted to the conference web site. The conference proceedings will be published by Springer Verlag in the Lecture Notes of Computer Science series (LNCS). Full papers are expected to be 12-15 A4 pages and should present previously unpublished original results that are not simultaneously submitted elsewhere. The accepted full paper contributions will be presented during the plenary sessions and will appear in the conference proceedings. Short papers are expected to be 4 A4 pages at most. The accepted short papers will be included in the proceedings as extended abstract and presented as posters during the conference. 

Prospective contributors are invited to submit their papers on-line according to the guidelines at 
Submissions will open in April 2006.


20 April Special Sessions Submission
4 May  Notification for Special Sessions
21 May Tutorials & Workshops Proposals
4 June Paper Submission
31 July Paper Notification 
10 Sept Camera-ready Papers

for information, please contact


General Conference Chairs: 
Bianca Falcidieno, IMATI-CNR, Italy
Yannis Avrithis, National Technical University of Athens, Greece

Technical Programme Chairs: 
Michela Spagnuolo, IMATI-CNR, Italy
Yiannis Kompatsiaris, Informatics and Telematics Institute, Greece
Paul Buitelaar, DFKI, Germany

Special Sessions Chair:
Werner Haas, JOANNEUM RESEARCH, Austria

Workshops Chair
Catherine Houstis, Informatics and Telematics Institute, Greece
Tutorials Chair
Noel O'Connor, Dublin City University, Ireland

Technical Programme Committee 
(*) - Waiting for confirmation

Milind Naphade, IBM, US
Ralph Moeller, Hamburg Institute of Technology, Germany
Jan Nesvadba, Philips
Alex Hauptmann, Carnegie Mellon University, US(*)
Philipp Cimiano, AIFB, Germany
Bruno Bachimont, INA, France
Wolf-Tilo Balke, Univ Hannover, Germany
Jenny Benois-Pineau, University of Bordeaux, France
Jesus Bescos, GTI-UAM, Spain(*)
Nozha Boujemaa, INRIA, France(*)
Patrick Bouthemy, IRISA, France
Pablo Castells, NETS-UAM, Spain(*)
Andrea Cavallaro, Queen Mary University of London
Stavros Christodoulakis, Technical University of Crete, Greece
Fabio Ciravegna, University of Sheffield, UK
Thierry Declerck, DFKI, Germany(*)
Anastasios Delopoulos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece(*)
Edward Delp, Purdue University, US(*)
Martin Dzbor, Knowledge Media Institute, UK(*)
Touradj Ebrahimi, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, CH(*)
Jerome Euzenat, INRIA, FR
Borko Furht, Florida Atlantic University, US(*)
Moncef Gabbouj, Tampere University of Technology, Finland(*)
Christophe Garcia, France Telecom, France
Gregory Grefenstette, LIC2M, CEA-LIST
William I. Grosky, University of Michigan, US
Werner Haas, Joanneum Research, Austria
Christian Halaschek-Wiener, University of Maryland, US(*)
Siegfried Handschuh, DERI Galway, Ireland(*)
Alan Hanjalic, TU Delft, The Netherlands(*)
Paola Hobson, Motorola Labs, UK
Andreas Hotho, University of Kassel, Germany
Jane Hunter, University of Queensland, Australia(*)
Antoine Isaac, Vrije Universiteit, The Netherlands
Ebroul Izquierdo, Queen Mary University of London, UK
Franciska de Jong, University of Twente, The Netherlands(*)
Joemon Jose, University of Glasgow, UK
Aggelos K. Katsaggelos, Northwestern University, US(*)
Hyoung Joong Kim, Kangwon National University, Korea
Joachim Koehler, Fraunhofer IMK, Germany(*)
Stefanos Kollias, National Technical University of Athens, Greece(*)
Paul Lewis, University of Southampton, UK
Petros Maragos, National Technical University of Athens, Greece(*)
Simone Marini, IMATI-CNR, Italy
Ferran Marques, Technical University of Catalonia, Spain
Jose Martinez, GTI-UAM, Spain
Adrian Matellanes, Motorola Labs, UK
Bernard Merialdo, EURECOM, France
Frank Nack, V2_, Institute for the Unstable Media and CWI, The Netherlands
Noel O'Connor, Ireland
Jacco van Ossenbruggen, CWI, The Netherlands
Jeff Pan, University of Manchester, UK
Thrasyvoulos Pappas, Northwestern University, US
Ioannis Pitas, Aristotle Univ. of Thessaloniki, Greece(*)
Dietrich Paulus, University of Koblenz, Germany
Eric Pauwels, CWI, The Netherlands(*)
Dennis Quan, IBM, US(*)
Ewald Quak, Univ. of Oslo, N
Fausto Rabitti, ISTI-CNR, I
Keith van Rijsbergen, University of Glasgow, UK(*)
Andrew Salway, University of Surrey, UK(*)
Mark Sandler, Queen Mary, University of London
Simone Santini, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain
Francis Schmitt, CNRS, FR(*)
Timothy Shih, Tam Kang University, Taiwan(*)
Sergej Sizov, University of Koblenz, Germany
Alan Smeaton, Dublin City University, Ireland
John R. Smith, IBM Research, US(*)
Steffen Staab, University of Koblenz-Landau, D
Giorgos Stamou, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Michael Strintzis, ITI, Greece(*)
Vojtech Svatek, UEP, Czech Republic
Murat Tekalp, University of Rochester, US(*)
Raphael Troncy, CWI, NL
Manolis Vavalis, ITI, GR
Remco Veltkamp, Utrecht University, NL
Paulo Villegas, Telefonica I+D, Spain
Gerhard Widmer, University of Linz, Austria(*)
Li-Qun Xu, British Telecom, UK