at the 2013 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME 2013), San Jose, California, USA, July 15-19, 2013
TOPICS OF INTEREST
While technologies for the manipulation of complete videos have been well-studied and are already used in relevant applications, e.g. in stock footage portals, media libraries or TV archives, where entire videos may be found and also purchased for re-use in new media production situations, these applications and markets do not permit the easy purchase or sale of smaller fragments of multimedia content. Making possible the latter would have significant benefits for both the creators and the potentials consumers of the content, most notably in terms of lowering the cost associated with re-using and re-mixing existing pieces of multimedia content towards creating new multimedia experiences. Besides benefits, though, the manipulation of multimedia content at such a finer granularity level also presents significant challenges, both purely technological (e.g. with respect to the automatic creation of meaningful media fragments, or the extraction of information that can describe such fragments and make them easily searchable) and more application-oriented ones (e.g. with respect to the required user interfaces, the use cases and even the business models associated with the re-use and re-mixing of media fragments).
This workshop aims to bring together researchers and practitioners from the different fields that contribute to the development of technologies and applications for media fragment creation and remixing, with emphasis both on the presentation of new supporting technologies for the creation and understanding of media fragments (e.g. video decomposition at different granularity levels; extraction of concepts, events, or textual descriptions that capture the meaning of specific media fragments) and on novel applications of such technologies for media fragment re-use and re- mixing in various domains, such as the traditional media industry, the news industry, video blogging and social media applications, and others. Specifically, topics of interest include but are not limited to:
- Multimedia fragmentation techniques
- Concept detection from media fragments
- Event detection from media fragments
- Event recounting and textual description of media fragments
- Media fragment description
- Media fragment search and retrieval
- Media fragments in the social Web
- User interfaces for media fragment manipulation
- Novel media fragment re-use and remixing results with commercial application
We invite the submission of original work in these and related areas. The submissions should explicitly explain how they relate to the overall idea of media fragment creation and remixing. Each submission to the workshop will be peer-reviewed by at least three expert reviewers.
Workshop Paper Submission extended: March 14, 2013
Notification of Workshop Paper Acceptance: April 15, 2013
Camera-Ready Paper Due: April 30, 2013
We encourage researchers from industry and academia to submit original works. Submitted manuscripts should be no longer than 6 pages, including all text, figures, and references. They must be formatted in standard IEEE camera-ready format (double-column, 10-pt font, letter (8.5×11-inch) paper) and must be submitted as PDF files.
Please note that reviewing is double blind, which means that authors do not know the names of the reviewers of their papers, and reviewers do not know the names of the authors. Information that could identify the authors in the paper (e.g. author names, acknowledgments to co-workers and grant IDs) and in any supplemental material (e.g., titles in the movies, or attached papers) must be avoided. Also remember to avoid providing links to websites that identify the authors.
Accepted papers MUST be presented at the workshop by one of the authors, or, if none of the authors are able to attend, by a qualified surrogate.
Further information for prospective authors (including Latex/Word templates and detailed instructions for preserving the anonymity of the submissions – same as those for the ICME main track submissions) can be found on the ICME web page.
The online submission system for ICME workshops is at https://cmt.research.microsoft.com/ICMEW2013
Program Committee members
- Davy Van Deursen
- Stephane Dupont
- Rolf Fricke
- Roberto Garcia
- Nikolaos Gkalelis
- Michiel Hildebrand
- Ichiro Ide
- Mitja Jermol
- Yiannis Kompatsiaris
- Erik Mannens
- Tao Mei
- Chong Wah Ngo
- Johan Oomen
- Silvia Pfeiffer
- Panagiotis Sidiropoulos
- Joakim Söderberg
- Thomas Steiner
- Raphaël Troncy