Giovanna Castellano castellano at di.uniba.it
Thu Jan 28 10:58:34 CET 2010

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 <http://kes2010.kesinternational.org/> KES2010

14th International Conference on Knowledge-Based Intelligent Information &
Engineering Systems

8-10 September 2010, Cardiff, Wales, UK

Call for Papers : Invited Session on

Emergent Intelligent Technologies in Multimedia Information Retrieval (IMIR)


With the rapid diffusion of new ways of communication and information
sharing, huge collections of multimedia data are increasingly available on
the Web. The search of multimedia content has become a crucial task in
different activities of Web users who often feel lost when they have to
retrieve a specific content among the enormous amount of contents available
online. This has led to the pressing need for effective and intelligent
systems that enable users to retrieve the right information at the right
time in the right way. Fairly consolidated results were obtained in the
traditional text-based retrieval. However, the information retrieval from a
multimedia database can be made more efficient by including in search
queries not only textual descriptions but also multimedia contents
reflecting the nature of information to be searched such as colours, sounds,
shapes, etc.. Encouraging results were achieved within the research field of
content-based multimedia retrieval, but still many challenges and open
problems have to be addressed so that users may obtain search results that
appropriately satisfy requirements of their queries. Among these, the
difficulty of users to express their interests in the form of a well defined
query, the development of effective methods for the extraction of relevant
features from multimedia objects, the definition of problem-specific
similarity measures. Moreover, new techniques for indexing multimedia
contents and their automatic annotation with semantic concepts that are
natural to the user could be useful to develop intelligent multimedia
information retrieval systems able to improve the overall satisfaction of
users.  The session will focus on the exploration of the fundamental roles
as well as practical impacts of emergent intelligent technologies in the
field of multimedia retrieval, with special focus on content-based
multimedia retrieval. 



We invite prospective authors to submit papers that propose the use of
intelligent technologies in the field of Multimedia retrieval. Original
contributions are solicited in the following topics (but are not limited

-     Indexing multimedia objects

-     Similarity measures between multimedia objects 

-     Semi-automatic and automatic methods for multimedia annotation 

-     Semantic automatic annotation of multimedia objects

-     Semantic-based search and integration of multimedia and digital

-     Relevance feedback for semantic semi-automatic annotation 

-     Multimedia data modeling, indexing, and mining

-     Statistical modeling of multimedia data

-     Semantic analysis of multimedia data

-     Context and content-based approaches to multimedia retrieval 

-     Learning, personalization and relevance feedback in multimedia



Please note that the required paper length is eight pages in Springer
format. Papers longer than this will be subject to a penalty charge. Papers
very much longer or shorter than the required length may be rejected. 

Authors must submit their papers to the Invited Sessions PROSE portal
available on the conference web site (note that  there is a different portal
for General Track papers, and authors must ensure that they submit to the
correct portal). 

When authors submit a paper, they will be presented with a drop-down box
which has the Invited Sessions listed. They will be required to select the
appropriate Invited Session. The paper will then be automatically allocated
to the appropriate Invited Session Chair, who will receive an email
notifying them that the paper is awaiting their attention.



The conference proceedings will be published by Springer-Verlag in Lecture
Notes in AI as part of the LNCS/LNAI series.



.         Submission of papers : March 1, 2010

.         Notification of acceptance : April 1, 2010

.         Camera-ready papers to be received by : May 1, 2010



.         Name of Chairs: Giovanna Castellano, Maria Alessandra Torsello

.         Address: Department of Computer Science, University of Bari, v. E.
Orabona, 4, 70126 Bari (Italy)

.         Phone: +39 080 544 2456

.         Email: castellano at di.uniba.it - torsello at di.uniba.it



Dr. Giovanna Castellano


Assistant Professor, PhD

Department of Informatics

University of Bari 

Via Orabona, 4 - 70125 Bari - Italy

phone: +39 080 5442456

fax:  +39 080 5443196

URL: www.di.uniba.it/~castellano/


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