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13th Int. Workshop on Image Analysis for Multimedia Interactive Services (WIAMIS 2012)
23-25  May 2012
Dublin City University, Ireland

http://wiamis.dcu.ie

------------------------------------- Updates --------------------------------------------------------

We are pleased to annouce the following exciting updates for WIAMIS 2012:

Third keynote speaker added:
- Prof. Mubarak Shah, University of Central Florida, "Multimedia Event Detection"
- Dr. Aljoscha Smolic, Disney Research Zurich, "Content Creation for Stereoscopic 3D and Beyond"
- Prof. Tat-Seng Chua, National University of Singapore, "Learning the Social Pulse of a City from User-generated Content" (title TBC)

Industry and end-user panel sessions:
We are planning two vibrant and interactive panel sessions facilitating debate on key issues of interest to the research community as a whole. One of these panel sessions will focus on audio-visual archives bringing an end-user perspective, the other on industry requirements for 3D technologies. Keep checking the WIAMIS web site and more details will be made available in the near future.

WIAMIS 2012 is Technically Co-Sponsored by the IEEE Signal Processing Society. All accepted and registered papers will be published in the workshop proceedings which will be indexed and distributed by IEEExplore.


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The International Workshop on Image Analysis for Multimedia Interactive Services is one of the main international events for the presentation and discussion of the latest technological advances in interactive multimedia services. The objective of the workshop is to bring together researchers and developers from academia and industry working in the areas of image, video and audio applications, with a special focus on analysis. After a series of successful meetings starting in 1997 in Louvain, WIAMIS 2012 will be held in Dublin City University, Ireland.



Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- 3D data processing and visualization;
- Multimedia content analysis and understanding;
- Content-based browsing, indexing and retrieval of images, video and audio;
- Content-based copy detection;
- Emotional based content classification and organization;
- 2D/3D feature extraction;
- Advanced descriptors and similarity metrics for multimedia;
- Segmentation and reconstruction of objects in 2D/3D image sequences;
- Motion analysis and tracking;
- Multi-modal analysis for event recognition;
- Analysis for coding efficiency and increased error resilience;
- Analysis and tools for content adaptation;
- Content summarization and personalization strategies;
- End-to-end quality of service support;
- Multimedia analysis for new and emerging applications;
- Multimedia analysis hardware and middleware;
- Semantic web and social networks;
- Advanced interfaces for content analysis and relevance feedback;
- Video/audio-based human behavior analysis;
- Advanced multimedia applications.

Important Dates
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Paper submission: 17th Feb 2012
Notification of Acceptance: 6th Apr 2012
Camera ready version due: 20th Apr 2012

Paper Submissions
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Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in any of the areas listed above. All papers must be written in English, and the length should not exceed 4 pages in IEEE double column, single space format (including figures and tables). All submissions will be peer reviewed by at least three members of the technical program committee. Papers (in PDF format) should be submitted electronically via the web-based Easy chair submission system . Instructions for preparingand submitting  the manuscript (in Word and Latex formats) are available at the following web page: wiamis.dcu.ie/instructions.php


General Chair
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Noel O'Connor, CLARITY: Centre for Sensor Web Technologies, Dublin City University, Ireland

Program Chairs
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Petros Daras, Informatics and Telematics Institute, Centre for Research and Technology Hellas, Thessaloniki, Greece
Fernando Pereira, Instituto Superior Técnico - Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal

Special Session Chair
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Peter Eisert, Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications / HHI Heinrich Hertz Institute, Germany

Practitioner/industry Liaison
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Jan Bouwen, Alcatel-Lucent Bell N.V., Belgium

Local Organisation Chair
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Philip Kelly, CLARITY: Centre for Sensor Web Technologies, Dublin City University, Ireland

US Liaison
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Aggelos Katsaggelos, Northwestern Uni., USA

Asian Liaison
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Hyoung Joong Kim, Korea University, Korea

European Commission Liaison
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Theodore Zahariadis, Synelixis Solutions Ltd, Greece


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