Sunday, March 18, 2007

JWS special issue on Semantic Multimedia

The Journal of Web Semantics solicits papers for a special issue on "Semantic Multimedia".

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, teaching 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 of the Journal of Web Semantics will cater towards those members of the Semantic Web community interested in applying their semantic technologies to the field of multimedia. This means that it targets core semantic web research with multimedia as its field of application. The benefit is to explore how multimedia content and annotation can be used in Semantic Web applications, increasing the value of the Semantic Web. 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
  • Multimedia ontologies and infrastructures
  • Knowledge assisted multimedia data mining
  • Knowledge based inference for semi-automatic semantic media annotation
  • Revelance feedback for finding semantics
  • Semantic-driven multimedia indexing and retrieval
  • Metadata management for multimedia
  • Semantic Browsing of large multimedia archives
  • Semantic interfaces and semantic personalisation for interaction with large multimedia repositories
  • Semantics-driven multimedia presentation generation
  • Standards bridging the multimedia and knowledge domains

A Double Special Issue

Simultaneously with this special issue, another special issue of the Multimedia Tools and Applications Journal is addressed to core research in multimedia being improved by exploiting Semantic Web technologies. 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 described 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: March 2007
  • Notification to authors: June 2007
  • Final accepted manuscript due: July 2007
  • Publication date: 2008

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