One value of ontologies is that they represent a shared understanding of a certain domain. Ontologies are increasingly being used in multimedia systems as researchers seek to bridge the “semantic gap” between the low level features of media content and its high level conceptual meaning. However, projects and researchers are often working on their own ontological representations tuned to their particular needs. Many applications that process multimedia assets make use of some form of metadata that describe the multimedia content. Machine understanding of metadata coming from different applications is a basic requirement, but often a critical problem, due to the lack of interoperability of distributed multimedia systems.
This workshop will bring semantic multimedia researchers together to identify commonalities and agree on a shared or aligned knowledge representation for multimedia content and processes.
The deadline for paper submission is: September 30, 2007
All researchers working on systems, tools and methodologies which aim to support the semanticenabled analysis, representation, adaptation, retrieval and presentation of multimedia content.
This workshop is expected to be a full day event, with a representative number of submissions, an opening presentation on the Common Multimedia Ontology Framework, 1-2 invited speakers and an extended discussion session to close.
Dr. Yiannis Kompartsiaris (http://mkg.iti.gr)
Dr. Lyndon Nixon (http://page.mi.fu-berlin.de/~nixon/)
Paola Hobson (Director of Personalisation and Knowledge at Motorola Labs UK).
Dr. Raphael Troncy (http://www.cwi.nl/~troncy/)
For further information please visit the workshop website .