SAMT 2007 invites proposals for workshops to be held in conjunction with the Second International Conference on Semantics And digital Media Technology, to be held December 5-7, 2007, in Genoa, Italy. Workshops will be held on Wednesday, December 5, 2007, before the start of the main technical program.
SAMT 2007 Workshops should stimulate and facilitate an atmosphere of active and constructive exchange on current issues of interest. They should allow members of the community to compare and discuss approaches, methods, and concepts about specific topics addressed by or related to the SAMT 2007 conference.
The purpose of SAMT workshops is to provide a platform for presenting and exchanging research ideas in a less formal and possibly more focused way than the conference itself. As such, they also offer a good opportunity for young researchers to present their work and to obtain feedback from an interested community.
We are looking for workshops that encourage discussions on how to bridge the gap between Multimedia technologies and the Semantic Web, and how they can be combined to provide real world scenarios and applications. In particular, from a content perspective, we encourage workshops that: i) investigate the use and application of Semantic Web technologies for improving multimedia access and processing; ii) explore best practices and adaptation of those technologies in these contexts. These workshops are expected to complement those that focus on fundamental research issues and multi-disciplinary topics.
Workshop proposals should address current issues related to the Multimedia and the Semantic Web that will benefit from small-group information exchange and discussion. Workshops are intended to be genuine interactive events and not mini-conferences. We strongly encourage workshop submissions on the following topics:
- Multimedia semantics and multimedia ontologies
- Multimedia representation, annotation
- Multimedia interoperability
- Knowledge-based approaches to multimedia content
- Multimedia web services
- Semantic querying in multimedia environments
- Multimedia tools — e.g. annotation, interoperability, analysis
- Multimedia reasoning
- Semantic Web language extensions for multimedia
- Knowledge driven multimedia analysis
- Profiling personalization and context modeling
- Intelligent browsing support and visualization
- Semi-automatic and automatic methods for multimedia annotation
Submitting a Proposal
Workshop proposals should be no more than 3 pages in length and should contain the following information:
- The title and brief description of the workshop, specifying the goals and the technical issues that it will focus on. How relevant and significant this workshop is to the conference.
- A brief description of why and to whom the workshop is of interest, and the expected range of number of participants.
- A brief description of the proposed workshop format, discussing the mix of events such as paper presentations, invited talks, panels, and general discussion.
- An indication of whether the workshop should be considered for a half-day or full-day meeting.
- Links to relevant material, related workshops or similar events, project web sites etc.
- The names and contact information (web page, email address) of the proposed organizing committee, short description of their relevant experience and short CVs.
We strongly advise having more than one organizer, preferably from different institutions, bringing different perspectives to the workshop topic. Workshop attendees will have to pay the SAMT 2007 workshop registration fee, and also register and attend the main SAMT 2007 conference.
The organizer(s) of approved workshops will be responsible for advertising their workshop and for the reviewing process for their workshop's papers.
Prof. Catherine Houstis
University of Thessaly, Department of Computer & Communication Engineering AND CERTH, Informatics and Telematics Institute
Email: houstis [AT] iti.gr , houstis [AT] inf.uth.gr
Workshop Proposals Due: May 21st, 2007
Notification of Proposals Acceptance: July 31st, 2007
Workshop Day: December 5th, 2007
SAMT'07 Technical Program: December 6th-7th, 2007