Special Sessions

MMM 2014 will host five special sessions that focus on new challenges in the multimedia area:

A typical MMM special session features 5-6 contributions on one of the areas above. Authors wishing to submit to one of the special sessions will need to submit in the normal manner according to the regular conference deadlines, but must select the correct special session when submitting using the online submission system.

For all special session submissions, the deadline is 9th August at GMT-12.

Each of the five special sessions focuses on specific new challenges in the multimedia area. They are detailed below.

 

Special Session 1: Social Geo-Media Analytics and Retrieval

Abstract: As one of the most exciting trends in computing today, social geo-media holds greatest potential for fundamentally changing how information is accessed and presented, how knowledge is processed and extracted, and how business (e.g., branding and customer relationship management) is conducted. Indeed, over the past few years, it has begun to usher in a new and exciting era of knowledge discovery and information retrieval research. An immense amount of media information about users and their social interactions based on a specific geo-location can be harvested from the Web and explored through advanced data mining/information retrieval techniques. Many believes social geo-media analysis and retrieval present a unique opportunity for the scholars from different disciplines to develop methodical approaches and (or) intelligent systems at many different levels using many different ways.

This special session is devoted to the publications of high quality papers on technical developments and practical applications around social, geo-media analysis and retrieval. It will serve as a forum for recent advances in the fields of social and geo-media content analysis, mining, search, and emerging new applications, such as geo-media systems, context-aware advertising, and personalized socio-mobile experience.

Scope and Topics: The special session of MMM 2014 invites unpublished, original research relating to all aspects of social geo-media analytics and retrieval. Relevant topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Contextual models for social geo-media analysis
  • Novel features for social geo-media analysis
  • Event recognition and detection in social media
  • Efficient learning and mining algorithms for social geo-media analysis
  • Cloud support for large scale social geo-media analysis and retrieval
  • Multimedia indexing and mining on mobile devices
  • Social media interaction and visualization on mobile devices
  • Location-based social geo-media applications
  • Social geo-media applications
  • Social geo-media recommendation

Organizers:
Dr. Xueming Qian, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’An, China.
Dr. You Yang, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China.
Dr. Jialie Shen, Singapore Management University, Singapore.

Special Session 2: Multimedia Hyperlinking and Retrieval

Abstract: Effective systems for searching and linking together multimedia documents depend on a host of advanced tools and technologies from a variety of research disciplines, including multimedia indexing and storage, information retrieval, computer vision, audio processing, feature extraction and representation, machine learning, human computer interaction, and user experience and interaction design. Designing and developing such systems is complex and requires understanding in detail the interaction between users, content, and technology.

This special session aims to bring together researchers working in these various areas to promote a better understanding of how technologies, content, and users interact in these systems and how this impacts the individual technologies and research agenda in general. As such, the session welcomes high-quality papers describing original research on a broad selection of topics relevant to tools, techniques, and systems for multimedia hyperlinking and content-based multimedia information retrieval, including: multimedia feature extraction and indexing, multimedia and cross-media hyperlinking, practical systems for multimedia hyperlinking and retrieval, hyperlink and search result presentation, and user-centric aspects of multimedia systems. Particularly encouraged are papers relating to practical issues and real-world systems for linking and retrieval.

Organizers:
Dr. Kevin McGuinness, Dublin City University, Ireland. (AXES)
Dr. Benoit Huet, EURECOM, France. (LinkedTV)

 

 

Special Session 3: 3D Multimedia Computing and Modeling

Abstract: As one of the most exciting trends in computing today, 3D multimedia computing holds the greatest potential as fundamentally changing how visual information is processed and presented. For example, 3D multimedia is changing our daily lives by immersive 3D movies, TV programs, games and free-viewpoint multimedia with the ability of human-content interaction. 3D information retrieval and navigation based on multimedia computing can offer people with convenience in new-spot touring. Many believes 3D multimedia computing and modeling present a unique opportunity for the scholars from different disciplines to develop methodical approaches and (or) intelligent systems at many different levels using many different ways.

This special session is devoted to the publications of high quality papers on technical developments and practical applications around 3D multimedia computing and modeling. It will serve as a forum for recent advances in the fields of 3D multimedia processing, content analysis, search, mining, and emerging new applications, such as 3D or free-viewpoint navigation system, 3D model retrieval and design system, and personalized socio-mobile experience.

Scope and Topics: The special session of MMM 2014 invites unpublished, original research relating to all aspects of 3D multimedia computing and modeling. Relevant topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Contextual models for social media analysis
  • Event recognition and detection in social media
  • Efficient learning and mining algorithms for social geo-media analysis
  • 3D model analysis and retrieval
  • 3D multimedia capturing, processing, and scene reconstruction
  • Free-viewpoint or multi-view system with interaction and rendering
  • Dynamic light field analysis and processing

Organizers:
Dr. Yue Gao, National University of Singapore, Singapore.
Dr. Rongrong Ji, Columbia University, USA.
Dr. You Yang, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China.

 

 

Special Session 4: Multimedia Analysis for Surveillance Video and Security Applications

Abstract: Multimedia analysis for security applications faces a number of unique challenges including: the volume and availability of constantly produced video data; query responsiveness; impact of false alarms; diversity of standards and proprietary implementations; and the security, privacy and ethical considerations inherent in this field. However, conservative estimates in 2011 put the number of CCTV cameras in the UK alone at 1.85 million so this is potentially a very rich source of critical information. Analysis, indexing, integrating and improving access to the video produced by surveillance cameras from different systems, companies, jurisdictions and countries is a major goal and a number of EU research projects are tackling various aspects of these problems. This special session will include contributions from the most recent projects investigating and developing solutions to address the deluge of available multimedia in security applications.

Organizers:
Dr. Suzanne Little, Dublin City University, Ireland
Dr Kathy Clawson, The University of Ulster, United Kingdom

 

Special Session 5: Mediadrom: artful post-TV scenarios

Abstract: Current research groups and projects aim at defin­ing the future of the TV, tak­ing into con­sid­er­a­tion the wide spread­ing use of the sec­ond screen, and behav­ioral and social inter­ac­tion inher­ited from highly inter­ac­tive video games merg­ing with on-demand video ser­vices, and com­plex sto­ry­telling tech­nolo­gies out of which cre­ative trains of thoughts emerge. New media artists bring mean­ing to tech­nolo­gies by adapt­ing or repur­pos­ing these, by own­ing glitches, and by instill­ing into their art­works cues of social and polit­i­cal issues of the cur­rent, past and future days.

The pur­pose of this MMM 2014 spe­cial ses­sion is to push the con­verg­ing bound­aries of inter­net and TV tech­nolo­gies beyond liv­ing rooms. Cre­ative artists are invited to chal­lenge the tech­nolo­gies deliv­ered from the LinkedTV project by imag­in­ing sce­nar­ios of inter­ac­tive instal­la­tions and per­for­mances, with rich media con­tent navigation/recomposition, query­ing the Inter­net for unex­pected connexions.

Please consult the submission and technologies pages for further information.

Organizers:
Dr. Thierry Dutoit, UMONS.
Dr. Insook Choi, Columbia College, Chicago.

 

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MMM2014 Special Session CFP.

MMM 2014 calls for special session proposals focusing on specific new challenges in the multimedia area (see Special Session Topics list below). To submit a proposal for a Special session, please email the special session Chairs by 3rd June with a proposal to host a special session. The submission deadline for special session papers is the same as the normal conference submission deadline and the page limit is the same as for regular papers.

SPECIAL SESSIONS TOPICS

MMM2014 welcomes proposals for special sessions focusing on specific new challenges in multimedia research. A typical MMM special session features 5-6 contributions discussing the proposed topic. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

- mobile multimedia applications,
- multimedia delivery,
- multimedia content management,
- annotation and multimedia metadata,
- cross-modal and cross-media analysis and modeling,
- events and actions in multimedia,
- multimedia in interactive entertainment,
- music and audio content analysis,
- privacy preservation in multimedia analytics,
- modeling user context in multimedia retrieval,
- entity-based time and space-aware multimedia search.

Also topics mentioned in the conference call for papers in the fields of multimedia content analysis, multimedia signal processing and communications, and multimedia applications and services are of interest for the special session.

PROPOSAL FORMAT AND SUBMISSION

The proposal should include the following information:

- Tentative title of the proposed special session.
- Names and affiliations of the organizers, including brief bio and contact information.
- Session abstract (statement of the significance of topic).
- List of potential contributors (together with tentative paper titles) who agree to submit a paper if the proposal is accepted.

Proposals should be send to the special session co-chairs by email. Proposals will be evaluated based on the timeliness and significance of the topic, as well as the qualifications of the organizers and the tentative papers proposed.

SPECIAL SESSION ORGANIZATION

Papers for the accepted special sessions must be submitted using the MMM2014 conference submission system. Special session organizers will be responsible for managing the review process of the papers submitted to their special sessions. At least one organizer from each special session is expected to attend the conference. All special session papers will be included in the conference proceedings.

IMPORTANT DATES for Special Session Hosts

Jun 03, 2013: Deadline for special session proposals
Jun 10, 2013: Acceptance notification special sessions
Aug 01, 2013: Deadline for papers (full, short, sp. sessions) & demos

SPECIAL SESSIONS CO-CHAIRS

- Frank Hopfgartner, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany, frank.Hopfgartner@tu-berlin.de
- Håvard D. Johansen, University of Tromsø, Norway, haavardj@cs.uit.no

Important Dates

WMPA 2014 begins January 6, 2014

VBS 2014 & MMM 2014 Welcome Reception January 7, 2014

MMM 2014 begins January 8, 2014