Friday, March 4, 2011

Call for S3MR 2011: Summer School on Social Media Retrieval

The 2nd Summer School on Social Media Retrieval ( will be held during June 26 – 01 July, 2011 in Antalya, Turkey. The event is co-organized by the EU PetaMedia Network of Excellence and EIT ICT LABS.


Multimedia content has become ubiquitous on the web, creating new challenges for indexing, access, search and retrieval. At the same time, much of this content is made available on content sharing websites such as YouTube or Flickr, or shared on social networks like Facebook. In such environments, the content is usually accompanied with metadata, tags, ratings, comments, information about the uploaders and their social network, etc. Analysis of these "social media" shows a great potential in improving the performance of traditional multimedia analysis, indexing and retrieval approaches by bridging the semantic gap between the "objective" multimedia content analysis and "subjective" users' needs and impressions. The integration of these aspects however is non-trivial and has created a vibrant, interdisciplinary field of research.

Based on the great success of its previous edition in Interlaken, Switzerland (, the 2nd Summer School on Social Media Retrieval (S3MR) aims at bringing together young researchers from neighboring disciplines, offering

(1) Lectures delivered by experts from academia and industry providing a clear and in-depth summary of state-of-the-art research in social media retrieval,

(2) Collaborative projects in small groups providing hands-on experience on integrative work on selected problems from the field.


* Social data analysis

* Multimedia content analysis

* Automatic multimedia annotation/tagging

* Multimedia indexing/search/retrieval

* Implicit media tagging

* Collaborative tagging

We are offering a limited number of grants, covering complete summer school costs as well as accommodation in the 5 star summer school venue on a full board basis.

For more information and subscription, please visit our webpage:

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