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                                CALL FOR PAPERS

1st Workshop on Automated Information Extraction in Media Production (AIEMPro08)


The Media Industry, with television broadcasters in the first line, are being revolutionised by the development of Information and Communication Technology and by the new working models introduced by the Internet 2.0. Media production workflows are substantially influenced by new ways of acquiring, elaborating and publishing audiovisual material. In this context, automatic information extraction techniques based on audiovisual content analysis are seen as an interesting and promising option to streamline these processes and lower the total cost of new productions, and as a way to help to disseminate existing archives. This line of development has been recently recognised by the European Broadcasting Union as of crucial importance, by setting up a specific technical group on the subject (P/SCAIE).

Though an immense amount of resources are spent by the research community in the broadly recognised area of multimedia semantic extraction, unfortunately little exploitation of these efforts has happened in industrial applications.

The workshop aims at attracting the attention of researchers and practitioners in the field of automatic information extraction based on audiovisual content analysis on the problems related with media industry production processes. In particular, the objective is to analyse the impact and performances of these tools in real-life applications, and on real-life material.

Authors are encouraged to submit papers on which they enlighten the features of existing or novel tools in the key aspects of media production, including acquisition, editing, publishing, archiving and repurposing of audiovisual material. 

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

	I) 	Efficient and real-time audiovisual indexing in acquisition
	II) 	Automated repurposing of archived material on new media channels
	III) 	Automated news production
	IV) 	Efficient indexing and retrieval of multimedia streams
	V) 	Automatic speech recognition and personality identification
	VI) 	Collaborative systems for media production
	VII) 	Information Retrieval systems from Multimedia Archives
	VIII) 	Automated material copyright infraction detection and material fingerprinting
	IX) 	Content summarisation (e.g., sports highlights)
	X) 	Audiovisual genre and editorial format detection and characterisation
	XI) 	Cross-media indexing and integration
	XII) 	Content segmentation tools (e.g., shot and scene segmentation)
	XIII) 	Evaluation methods for multimedia analysis tools

To make the event even more challenging, the organising committee will make available a considerable amount of audiovisual material taken from some of the major European broadcasters archives (see website of the workshop for furhter information). 

Prospective authors may decide to test their technologies on this material, in order to further prove the effectiveness of their research in a real scenario.


The full paper submission is limited to 5 pages in length, following the IEEE format (information downloadable at Simultaneous submission to another conference/workshop/journal is not allowed. 

Papers must be original and have not been published or under consideration for publications elsewhere. Each paper will be reviewed by at least three members of the programme committee recognised for their competence in the field covered by the paper. 

Final decision about inclusion in the workshop proceedings will be taken by the PC members exclusively on the basis of the obtained reviews and levels of recommendation. 

Papers must be registered using the DEXA conference management software


Submission of Full Papers: March 15, 2008 Notification of Acceptance: April 20, 2008 Camera-ready Copies: May 15, 2008


Alberto Messina (chair)			(RAI R&D, Italy)

Werner Bailer				(Joanneum Research, Austria)
Prof. Matteo Baldoni			(University of Turin, Italy)
Prof. Robetro Basili			(University of Rome Torvergata, Italy)
Dr. Gloria Bordogna			(National Council of Research IDPA, Italy)
Roberto Borgotallo 			(RAI R&D, Italy) 
Prof. Selcuk Candan			(Arizona State University, USA)
Prof. Alberto Del Bimbo			(University of Florence, Italy)
Prof. Hermann Hellwagner		(University of Klagenfurt, Austria)
Prof. Franciska de Jong			(University of Twente, The Netherlands)
Prof. Rosa Meo 				(University of Turin, Italy)
Dr. Maurizio Montagnuolo 		(euriX s.r.l., Italy)
Prof. Gabriella Pasi			(University of Milano Bicocca, Italy)
Natalia Pavlova 				(VGTRK Archives, Russia)
Prof. Maria Luisa Sapino		(University of Turin, Italy)
Birgit Schroeter 				(Institut fuer Rundfunktechnik , Germany)
Prof. Nicu Sebe				(University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Birgitte Stannius 			(Danish Radio Archives, Denmark)
Dr. Robbie De Sutter 			(Vlaamse Radio- en Televisieomroep R&D, Belgium)
Dr. Nobuyuki Yagi 			(NHK R&D, Japan)
Prof. Rik van de Walle			(Ghent University . IBBT Multimedia Lab, Belgium)


Alberto Messina 
RAI Radiotelevisione Italiana, Centre for Research and Technological Innovation, 
Corso Giambone, 68 I-10135 Turin (Italy)
Tel: +39 011 8103184
Fax: +39 011 6193779
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Jean-Pierre Evain 
European Broadcasting Union . Union Européenne de Radiotélévision
L'Ancienne-Route, 17A CH-1218 Grand-Saconnex (Switzerland)
Tel: +41 22 717 27 34
Fax: +41 22 747 47 34
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Dr. Robbie De Sutter
Vlaamse Radio- en Televisieomroep - Medialab 
Zuiderpoort Gaston Crommenlaan, 10 B-9050 Gent - Ledeberg (Belgium)
Tel: +32 (0) 9 331 48 49
Fax: + 32 (0) 9 331 48 05
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