Multimedia Tools and Applications Journal — Special Issue on "Semantic Multimedia"

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Call for Papers

The objective of this special issue is to collect and report on recent high quality research that narrows the large disparity between the low-level descriptors typically computed automatically from multimedia content and the richness and subjectivity of semantics in user queries and human interpretations of audiovisual media i.e. the so called Semantic Gap. Research in this area is important because of the overwhelming amount of information available as multimedia for the purpose of entertainment, security, education, cultural or technical documentation and the very limited understanding of the semantics of such data sources and, hence, the limited ways in which they can be accessed by users.

In spite of the multitude of such activities, there is a lack of appropriate outlets for presenting high-quality research in the area of “Semantic Multimedia”. This special issue in Multimedia Tools and Applications Journal is addressed to those members of the multimedia community interested in extending their multimedia analysis, indexing, retrieval etc. methods by leveraging Semantic Web technologies (i.e. core multimedia research employing semantics). The benefit is to explore how Semantic Web technologies can be used to increase the value of multimedia content, e.g. by using ontologies and reasoning to assist multimedia representation, analysis and annotation. High quality contributions addressing related theoretical and practical aspects are expected.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Integration of multimedia processing and Semantic Web technologies
  • Knowledge assisted multimedia data mining
  • Knowledge based inference for semi-automatic semantic media annotation
  • Integration of content-based image/video analysis with natural language and speech processing
  • Revelance feedback for finding semantics
  • Semantic-driven multimedia indexing and retrieval
  • Scalable, semantic-driven multimedia content adaptation and summarization
  • Semantic interfaces and semantic personalisation for interaction with large multimedia repositories
  • Semantics-driven multimedia presentation generation
  • Semantics-aware media engineering involving content, users, and networks
  • Standards bridging the multimedia and knowledge domains
A Double Special Issue

Simultaneously with this special issue, another special issue of the Journal of Web Semantics is addressed to core semantic web research with multimedia as its field of application.. Authors have the possibility to submit specifically to either the Journal of Web Semantics or to Multimedia Tools and Applications. However it is also possible to submit to this joint double special issue and leave it to the editors to decide about acceptance for one of the two journals.

Submission Procedure

Prospective contributors are invited to submit papers in A4/US letter, single column, double space format, up to 30 pages long including figures, tables and references. Authors should submit their manuscripts in pdf format online, indicating their submission target as “MTAP”, “JoWS” or “Both”. Camera-ready papers will have to conform to the style of the target journal.

Important Dates
Deadline for manuscript submission: 31 March 2007
Notification to authors: 15 July 2007
Final accepted manuscript due: 15 September 2007
Publication Date: 2008
Guest Editors
  • , National Technical University of Athens, Greece
  • , University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany
  • , Dublin City University, Ireland
  • , CWI, The Netherlands