- Franca Giannini, IMATI-GE / CNR, Italy
- Ovidio Salvetti , ISTI / CNR, Italy
SAMT 2007 Technical Special Sessions aim to cover case-studies and technical and scientific advances. All papers at SAMT 2007 including papers solicited for special sessions underwent the same rigorous reviewing process by anonymous and independent reviewers. Special Session papers are published together with regular papers in the conference proceedings.
The project Multimodal and Multidimensional Content and Media of the Italian National Research Council deals with fundamental aspects associated to media creation, processing, classification, related knowledge formalization and annotation that are necessary for properly facing the above challenges.
This special session aims at reporting part of the significant results of this project by presenting some basic issues concerning media classification, management and retrieval: from an algorithmic point of view, e.g. data fusion and processing, to application-driven data interpretation, to multimedia semantics and ontology formalization and specification. Some of the contributions include also results of research carried out in the frame of other EU initiatives, as the AIM@SHAPE and MUSCLE Networks of Excellence.
The session will feature a new IEEE standard under completion to represent musical information thanks to interactive and synchronized layers. The first proposed contribution, The Concept of Interactive Music, gives an overall view of the structural and formal characteristics of the standard. The following ones explore the possibilities of the application of the standard in regard to the several levels typical of music fruition: musical forms, scores, sound aspects and audio. Particular emphasis will be given on how this new standard allows synchronous interaction among all musical representations: audio, printed material, movies, images, and the like.
- Denis Baggi, SUPSI, Univ. for Applied Science of Southern Switzerland
- Goffredo Haus , Dipartimento di Informatica e Comunicazione (DICo), Univ. of Milan, Italy
This session will show papers describing approaches to metadata generation at its different phases (feature extraction, content classification, semantic metadata mining), taken using the assumption of a priori information about the content domain and from different modalities of sources.
- Jose M. Martinez, Univ. Autonoma de Madrid, Spain
- Paulo Villegas, Telefonica I+D, Spain