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Information Access for Personal Media Archives Workshop (IAPMA2010) -
held in conjunction with ECIR 2010, March 28-31, 2010, Milton Keynes, U.K.
*** Apologies for any cross-postings ***
Important Dates
*** Submission of papers: Friday 15th January, 2010 ***
Notification of acceptance: Monday 15th February, 2010
Camera ready papers: Friday 26th February, 2010
Workshop at ECIR : Sunday 28th March, 2010
Workshop Description
There has been a relative explosion of personal multimedia data in recent
times e.g. work documents, e-mail, personal images/videos, sensing devices
to record biometric data when we go running, cell phone text messages,
sensed data from the environment around us (air quality, our home energy
usage), etc. Some of these technologies already potentially offer great
assistance to those with memory impairments, with emerging results from the
cognitive psychology field being very encouraging. The most significant
missing element is the technologies to give end users reliable, efficient
and high-quality information retrieval over these personal media archives.
These archives pose new and unique challenges in that: data is likely to be
multi-modal in nature (text, audio, photo, video, biometric, location,
etc.); there may be a vast number of data items (a lifetime of data); items
will often not be joined by inter-document links; the archive will contain
much non-useful data that users will never want to see again; the archive
will contain data about the user’s environment that they may not understand;
the user may be unable to describe clearly what they are looking for; they
may not even be aware that the data was captured and is available; and it
may often be helpful to recommend content related to the user’s current
This workshop will provide a forum for researchers from different
backgrounds to present and discuss their ideas relating to the IR challenges
of effectively accessing personal media archives. We are interested in the
report of current work including: development of new sensing devices and
technologies to capture novel data of personal interest, algorithmic
research, user studies on the real-life benefits of efficiently accessing
personal media archives, and also position papers on the place of personal
media archive research within IR
or proposals for research strategies in this area. Submissions will be
selected for presentation to reflect a spectrum of work and to encourage
cross-disciplinary discussion in the workshop.
Aim & Topics
The aim of this one-day workshop is to foster discussion on issues related
to personal media archives which capture access mechanisms to life’s
experiences. We invite regular and position papers as well as demonstrations
(accompanied by descriptive papers) on relevant topics, including, but not
limited to:
 - IR challenges in personal media archives (indexing and search)
 - User studies on the human benefits of being able to efficiently access
personal media data
 - Scaling up to large archives (a lifetime of data)
 - E-memories
 - Sensors to record new pieces of information about our lives e.g.
biometric, environmental, or reporting on those who are around us
 - Accessing e-mails and personal desktop data
 - Retrieval of personal feelings/annotations from blogs, twitter, and
social networking websites
 - Multi-modal and context sensitive retrieval
 - Semantic concept detection within personal media archives
 - Social network analysis for personal media archives
 - Summarisation / re-telling of personal media data
 - Structuring and organisation of personal media archives for browsing,
search and retrieval
 - Evaluation issues in accessing personal media data
 - Challenges of retrieval in personal media archives from multiple devices
(mobile devices, desktops, tabletops, display walls, etc.)
 - Novel methods for interacting with personal media archives
 - Usability and design of technology for personal digital memories
Author Information
Submissions for the workshop must follow the standard ACM double column
style guidelines. They shall be submitted in PDF format and not be longer
than 8 pages. Papers will be submitted using the EasyChair system, In submitting a
manuscript to this workshop, the authors acknowledge that no paper
substantially similar in content has been submitted to another workshop,
conference, or journal.
All submitted papers will undergo a double-blind peer review process. At
least three reviewers from the PC members and external reviewers will
evaluate the originality, significance, clarity, soundness, relevance, and
technical contents of the submitted manuscripts.
Accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings together with
the proceedings of the ECIR 2010 conference. Based on the quality of the
manuscripts, selected papers may be invited to submit to a special journal
Program Committee
 <> Kiyoharu Aizawa (Toyko, Japan)
Kevin Curran <>  (University of Ulster, N.
 <> Lothar Fritsch (Norwegian Computing Center,
Jim Gemmell <>
(Microsoft Research, USA)
Josef  <> Hallberg (Luleå University of
Technology, Sweden)
Alexander Hauptmann <>  (Carnegie Mellon
University, USA)
Steve  <>
Hodges (Microsoft Research Cambridge, UK)
 <> Kälervo Jarvelin (University of Tampere,
 <> Kieron O’Hara (University of
Southampton, UK)
Daniela  <>
Petrelli (University of Sheffield, UK)
Mike Sinclair <>
(Microsoft Research, USA)
Kristin  <> Tolle
(Microsoft Research, USA)
Steve Whittaker <>  (IBM Almaden, USA)
 <> Aiden R. Doherty, Cathal Gurrin
<> , Gareth J.F. Jones
<> , Alan F.
<> Smeaton (Dublin City University,
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