Call for Workshops

Call for Workshop proposals is closed.

SAMT Workshops

The SAMT 2006 Program Committee invites proposals for the Workshop Program of SAMT 2006, the First International Conference on Semantics And digital Media Technology, to be held December 6-8, 2006, in Athens, Greece. Workshops will be held on Wednesday, December 6, 2006.


The First International Conference on Semantics And digital Media Technology (SAMT) targets to narrow the large disparity between the lowlevel descriptors that can be computed automatically from multimedia content and the richness and subjectivity of semantics in user queries and human interpretations of audiovisual media - The Semantic Gap.

The purpose of the workshops is to provide an informal setting for workshop participants to discuss technical issues, to exchange research ideas, and to develop a community in the field of the Multimedia and the Semantic Web. We are also looking for workshops that encourage discussions on user requirements for multimedia access and how semantic web and multimedia technologies can be deployed together and operationalized in real world scenarios. In particular, from a content perspective, we will 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 seek therefore high quality proposals for workshops about topics related to the conference, and particulary one of the following areas:

  • Multimedia semantics
  • Multimedia representation, annotation
  • Multimedia interoperability
  • Handling uncertainty in multimedia applications
  • Multimedia web services
  • Multimedia tools — e.g. annotation, interoperability, analysis
  • Multimedia reasoning
  • Semantic Web language extensions for multimedia
  • Knowledge driven multimedia analysis
  • Profiling personalisation and context modeling
Submitting a Proposal

Workshop proposals should be no more than 3 pages in length and should contain the following information:

  • The title and brief technical description of the workshop, specifying the goals and the technical issues that it will focus on.
  • A brief discussion of why the topic is of particular interest at this time.
  • A brief description of why and to whom the workshop is of interest, i.e. the workshop audience.
  • 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.
  • A list of related workshops or similar events held in the last 3 years, or to be held in 2006.
  • The names and contact information (web page, email address) of the proposed organizing committee and short description of their relevant experience.

We strongly advise having more than one organizer, preferably from different institutions, bringing different perspectives to the workshop topic. Workshop attendees must pay the SAMT 2006 workshop registration fee, as well as the conference registration fee.

Please send your proposals by May 22, 2006 and any inquiries by email to and . Workshop proposals may be submitted in any format, Word, text or PDF.

Important Dates
Workshop Proposals Due: May 22nd, 2006
Notification of Proposals Acceptance: June 16th, 2006
Workshop Day: December 6th, 2006
SAMT'06 Technical Program: December 7th-8th, 2006