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======================= CALL FOR PAPERS =========================

Workshop on Tagging, Mining and Retrieval of Human Related Activity
Information - http://www.adapx.com/retrieval-ws-2007/

At the International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces  ICMI -
http://www.acm.org/icmi/2007

November 15, 2007
Nagoya, Japan

Rationale and aims:

Inexpensive and user friendly cameras, microphones, and other devices such
as digital pens are making it increasingly easy to capture, store and
process large amounts of data over a variety of media.

This opportunity has been embraced by a large number of people, and resulted
in the availability of high volumes of digital photos, videos, audio
recordings. Additional opportunities present themselves for capture of even
richer data, for example during lectures, meetings, or informal gatherings.

Even though the barriers for data acquisition have been lowered, making use
of these data remains challenging. Effective use presupposes a large
investment in manual organization, e.g. by careful, labor-intensive labeling
of data, manual clustering (e.g. via foldering), or manual extraction and
transcription of important information.

As a result of the difficulties involved in finding and reusing information,
particularly as the volume grows, large amounts of collected data remains
unused and inaccessible. Because of that, the collection efforts tend to be
abandoned, or not even implemented, given the low immediate payoff and the
high cost of organization. More importantly, information that could lead to
enhanced performance during learning or work situations remain untapped.

The focus of the present workshop is therefore on issues related to theory,
methods and techniques for facilitating the organization, retrieval and
reuse of multimodal information. The emphasis is on organization and
retrieval of information related to human activity, i.e. that is generated
and consumed by individuals and groups as they go about their work, learning
and leisure.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

* Collaborative multimodal elicitation of tags; social tagging and social
use of multimodal materials;
* Automated and semi-automated techniques for tag extraction;
* Cross-modal, cross-media annotation; non-textual tags;
* Tangible/non-conventional interfaces for organizing, annotating and
retrieving multimodal materials; gestural interfaces;
* Detection an extraction/mining of complex, multi-faceted items such as
action items, decisions from multimodal streams;
* Interfaces for retrieval; non-textual retrieval techniques:
appearance-based, phonetic,  digital ink-based search; relevance feedback;
* Automated organization of multimodal materials to facilitate retrieval;
presentation issues; summarization;
*  Context and content-sensitive tagging and retrieval; sensor-, temporal-,
and semantic-based tagging and retrieval;
* Multi-document annotation; emergent annotation and retrieval processes;
* Human issues related to the organization and retrieval of multimodal
materials; linguistic and cognitive aspects of multimodal tagging and
retrieval;
* Multimodal approaches to retrieval of non-conventional data such as music;
* Collection and analysis infrastructures; collection methodologies;
interfaces for analysts;
* Applications in science, education, entertainment; industrial applications.

Workshop format:

We hope to bring together researchers from multiple disciplines, in areas
related to information retrieval, content-analysis, and HCI. The workshop
will consist of a mixture of long and short presentations and demonstrations
of novel applications and new technologies.

The submission process will be in two stages. First, one page summaries will
be submitted and reviewed. Authors of accepted 1-page summaries will then be
invited to submit (2-4-8 pages) papers. Submissions should conform to ACM
publication format described at
http://www.acm.org/sigs/pubs/proceed/template.html. Please submit summaries
in PDF format to both workshop organizers:

             Paulo Barthelmess - Paulo (at) Adapx (dot) com
             Edward Kaiser  Ed.Kaiser (at) Adapx (dot) com

The one-page summaries will be included in the ICMI conference proceedings.
Opportunities for publication of the best workshop papers will be discussed
during the workshop.

Important Dates:

6 August 2007     - Submission of a one-page abstract
13 August 2007    - Invitation to submit papers
28 September 2007 - Submission of papers
15 October 2007   - Final acceptance notice
12 November 2007  - Conference starts
15 November 2007  - Workshop

Program Committee:

Alberto del Bimbo, U of Firenze; Trevor Darrell, MIT; Sadaoki Furui  Tokyo
Institute of Technology; Jyri Huopaniemi  Nokia Research; Alejandro Jaimes,
IDIAP; Michael Johnston, ATT; Michael Lyons, Ritsumeikan U, Kyoto; R.
Manmatha, U of Mass Amherst; Helen Meng, Chinese University of Hong Kong;
Anton Nijholt, University of Twente; Doug Oard, U of Maryland; David Palmer,
Virage; Stanley Peters, Stanford; Fabio Pianesi, ITC-IRST; Nicu Sebe  U of
Amsterdam; Stefan Siersdorfer,  U of Sheffield; Malcolm Slaney, Yahoo
Research; Massimo Zancanaro, ITC- IRST; Lei Zhang, MS Research China

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