Thursday, September 4, 2008

Special issue on "Data Semantics for Multimedia Systems" of MTAP

Multimedia Tools and Applications (Springer) Special Issue on Data Semantics for Multimedia Systems Manuscript due: December 15, 2008

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In the last decade, substantial progress has been made in content-based analysis and multimedia streaming to facilitate the development of large-scale multimedia information systems. Together with the recent progress on semantic web, it is now possible to build a new generation of multimedia applications that enable large-scale semantic representation, analysis, and delivery of multimedia data from heterogeneous data sources.  However, there is still a long way to go for mature solutions of multimedia database systems that are capable of processing semantics-rich, large-volume multimedia data. It could be even more challenging if such systems are under stringent functional and non-functional (e.g., QoS) requirements. 

The goal of this special issue is to bring the semantic web community and multimedia processing & computing community together and provide a forum for multidisciplinary research opportunities, with a focus on how to apply the semantic technologies to the acquisition, generation, transmission, storage, processing, and retrieval of multimedia information. Discussions on future challenges in multimedia information manipulation, as well as practical solutions for the design and implementation of multimedia database software systems are also encouraged.

 Topics of interest include but are not limited to practical areas that span both semantic technologies and multimedia processing & computing:

.    Automatic generation of multimedia presentations

.    Semantic multimedia metadata extraction

.    Annotation tools and methods for multimedia semantics

.    Media ontology generation/learning/reasoning

.    Content-based multimedia analysis

.    Multimedia indexing, searching, and retrieving

.    Multimedia streaming

.    Semantic-based QoS control and scheduling

.    Semantic-based Internet data streaming and delivery

.    Multimedia standards (e.g., MPEG-7 and XMP) and Semantic Web

.    Semantics  enabled  multimedia  applications  (including annotation,  browsing)

.    Semantics  enabled  networking  and  middleware  for  multimedia applications

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