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AISB event Bulletin Item

CFP: Context-based Multimedia Indexing 2008 - CBMI08


Sixth International Conference on Content-Based Multimedia Indexing 


                     18-20th June, 2008, London, UK

CBMI is the main international forum for the presentation and discussion 
of the
latest technological advances, industrial needs and product developments in
multimedia indexing, search, retrieval, navigation and browsing. 
Following the
five successful previous events (Toulouse 1999, Brescia 2001, Rennes 
2003, Riga
2005, and Bordeaux 2007), CBMI'08 will be hosted by Queen Mary, 
University of
London in the vibrant city of London. The focus of CBMI'08 is the 
of what could be regarded as unrelated disciplines including image 
information retrieval, human computer interaction and semantic web 
with industrial trends and commercial product development. The technical
program of CBMI'08 will include presentation of invited plenary talks, 
sessions as well as regular sessions with contributed research papers.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
 * Content-based browsing, indexing and retrieval of images, video and 
 * Matching and similarity search
 * Multi-modal and cross-modal indexing
 * Content-based search
 * Multimedia data mining
 * Summarisation and browsing of multimedia content

 * Semantic web technology
 * Semantic inference
 * Semantic mapping and ontologies
 * Identification and tracking of semantic regions in scenes

 * Presentation and visualization tools
 * Graphical user interfaces for navigation and browsing
 * Personalization and content adaptation
 * User modelling, interaction and relevance feed-back

 * Metadata generation and coding
 * Large scale multimedia database management

 * Applications of multimedia information retrieval
 * Analysis and social content applications
 * Evaluation metrics

Prospective authors are invited to submit papers using the on-line 
system at
the conference website http://cbmi08.qmul.net/. Accepted papers will be
published in the Conference Proceedings. Extended and improved versions 
papers will be reviewed and considered for publication in Special Issues 
of IET
Image Processing (formerly IEE Proceedings Vision, Image and Signal 
and EURASIP journal on Image and Video Processing.

Important Dates:
Submission of full papers (to be received by): 5th February, 2008
Notification of acceptance:                    20th March, 2008
Submission of camera-ready papers:             10th April, 2008
Conference:                                    18-20th June, 2008

Organisation Committee:
General Chairs:
   Ebroul Izquierdo          Queen Mary, University of London, UK

Technical Co- Chairs:
   Jenny Benois-Pineau       University of Bordeaux, France
   Arjen P. de Vries         Centrum voor Wiskunde en Informatica, NL
   Alberto Del Bimbo         Universit degli Studi di Firenze, Italy
   Bernard Merialdo          Institut Eurecom, France

EU Commission:
   Roberto Cencioni          (Head of Unit INFSO E2) European Commission
   Luis Rodriguez Rosello    (Head of Unit INFSO D2) European Commission

Special Session Chairs:
   Stefanos Kollias          National Technical University of Athens, 
   Gael Richard              GET-Tlcom Paris, France

CBMI Practitioners:
   Nikos Sarris              Athens Technology Center, Greece
   Paulo Villegas            Telefnica I+D, Spain
   Li-Qun Xu                 British Telecommunications Plc, UK

Publicity and Publications Co-chairs:
   Alan Hanjalic             Technical University of Delft, The Netherlands
   Noel O'Connor             Dublin City University, Ireland
   Ioannis Patras            Queen Mary, University of London, UK

Far East Liaison:
   Hyoung Joong Kim          Korea University Seoul, Korea

North American Liaison:
   Aggelos K. Katsaggelos    Northwestern University, USA

Local Organisation Committee:
   Krishna Chandramouli      Queen Mary, University of London, UK
   Divna Djordjevic          Queen Mary, University of London, UK
   Giuseppe Passino          Queen Mary, University of London, UK
   Qianni Zhang              Queen Mary, University of London, UK

   Ebroul Izquierdo          ebroul.izquierdo@elec.qmul.ac.uk
   Giuseppe Passino          giuseppe.passino@elec.qmul.ac.uk
   Qianni Zhang              qianni.zhang@elec.qmul.ac.uk