WMS 2004

Second Special Workshop on

Multimedia Semantics

June 24 - 26, 2004, Sofia (Bulgaria)



These workshops were in conjunction with series of conferences, “Information and Communication Technologies and Programming” (ICT&P),
held annually since 1976.

Topics of interest

Multimedia information retrieval is at a crossroads. It is becoming increasingly clear that multimedia information does not have a unique semantics, but exhibits multiple semantics which depend on context and use. Deriving these semantics and using them to answer user queries presents some very difficult problems for researchers. This workshop will concentrate on techniques for doing this task.

The main topics include, but are not limited to:
Conceptual clustering
Computational semiotics
Dimensional reduction
Emergent semantics
Intelligent browsing and visualization
Multimedia semantic web
Semi-automatic and automatic methods for multimedia annotation
Spectral methods
Multimedia ontologies
Cultural contents
3D&2D annotation
Human sequence evaluation
Content-based image/video retrieval, indexing and annotation
Perception and cognition
Image Web mining
Digital library
User interface
Modeling and recognition of visual object and actions
Multisensory data integration and fusion for decision making

Program Committee

- Chabane Djeraba, Université des Sciences et Technologies de Lille, France
- Farshad Fotouhi, Wayne State University, USA
- Fausto Rabitti, Information Science and Technology Institute, CNR, Italy
- Forouzan Golshani, Wright State University, USA
- Frederic Andres, National Institute of Informatics, Tokyo, Japan
- George Blanas, TEI of Larissa, Greece
- Hiroshi Ishikawa, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan
- Juan J. Villanueva, Computer vision center, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain
- Massimo Tistarelli, Universita degli studi di Sassari, Italy
- Motomu Naito, Knowledge Synergy Inc., Japan
- Nickolai Petkov, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
- Peter Stanchev, Kettering University, USA
- Paolo Ciaccia, Universuty of Bologna, Italy
- Remco Veltkamp, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
- Robert Laurini, INSA-Lyon, France
- Ron Morrison, University of St Andrews, Scotland
- Rong Zhao, SUNY Stoneybrook, USA
- Shi-Kuo Chang, University of Pittsburgh, USA
- Theo Gevers, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
- Tiziana Catarci, University of Rome 'La Sapienza', Italy
- Vassil Dimitrov, University of Calgary, Canada
- William I. Grosky, University of Michigan-Dearborn, USA
- Youngchoon Park, Johnson Control, USA