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                         *CALL FOR PAPERS*
       *International Workshop on Socially-Aware Multimedia*
              In conjunction with ACM Multimedia 2012

                  29 Oct - 2 Nov 2012, Nara, Japan

*Aims and Scope*

Multimedia social communication is filtering into everyday use.
Videoconferencing is appearing in the living room and beyond (e.g.,
FaceTime, SkypeTV, Umi), television is becoming smart and social
(e.g., Boxee, GoogleTV, GetGlue), and media sharing applications are
transforming the way we converse and recall events (Twitter, Facebook,
YouTube). The confluence of computer-mediated interaction, social
networking, and multimedia are radically reshaping social
communications, bringing new challenges and opportunities.

This workshop provides an opportunity to explore socially-aware
multimedia, in which the social dimension of mediated interactions
between people are considered as important as the characteristics of
the media content. Even though this social dimension is implicitly
addressed in some current solutions, further research is needed to
better understand what makes a good socially aware application. In
other words, social interactivity needs to become a first class
citizen of multimedia research. Relevant insights can be found within
a number of disciplines such as multimedia research, human-computer
interaction, and sociology. In particular, multimedia research
provides quantitative metrics regarding multimedia objects (e.g.,
precision and recall) and multimedia systems (e.g., delay, jitter).
Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) research incorporates both
quantitative metrics and qualitative understanding regarding human
perception (e.g., quality of experience); and sociology and
communication science provide a better understanding about motivations
and collective group behaviour (e.g., conversational and interaction
patterns, strength of interpersonal ties)

We are soliciting high quality submissions to present new and daring
ideas, question established paradigms and unwritten rules, and
introduce new and original research directions.


--Elizabeth F. Churchill, Executive VP of ACM SIGCHI & Yahoo! Research
--Hari Sundaram, Arizona State University

*Topics of Interest*

Topics include, but are not limited to:

--Interactive end-to-end systems

--Multimedia modelling (in particular for social interaction and
shared experiences)

--Socially-Aware multimedia content analysis

--Collaborative authoring of videos and multimedia sharing

--Social interaction theories and metrics

--Field trials and user studies of multimedia applications

--Micro-Blogging and multimedia information retrieval

--Distributed peer synchronization and consumption

--Multimedia-Enabled social networking

*Paper Submission*

Papers covering original material should be at most 6 pages long (in
PDF format) prepared in the ACM style and written in English. All
submissions will be peer-reviewed by at least 3 members of the program
committee. Each paper will be evaluated based on the relevance,
novelty, and scientific contribution. The workshop proceedings will be
printed by ACM and indexed in the ACM DL.

Your manuscript must be submitted in appropriate format using the ACM
Multimedia submission website at:

*Important Dates*

-- Paper submission deadline: 	June 19, 2012
-- Notification of acceptance: 	July 24, 2012
-- Camera-ready manuscript: 	August 8, 2012

*Program Committee*

[Additional members pending]

Brett Adams, Curtin University, Australia
Marco Bertini, Università di Firenze, Italy
Dick Bulterman, CWI, the Netherlands
Munmun De Choudhury, Microsoft Research, USA
Daniel Gatica Perez, IDIAP, Switzerland
Xian-Sheng Hua, Microsoft Research, USA
Alejandro Jaimes, Yahoo! Spain
Ian Kegel, BT, UK
Yiannis Kompatsiaris, Informatics and Telematics Institute, Greece
Xirong Li, Renmin University of China, China
Jiebo Luo, University of Rochester, USA
Marie Jose Montpetit, MIT, USA
Frank Nack, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Ansgar Scherp, University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany
Vivek K. Singh, University of California at Irvine, USA
Malcolm Slaney, Yahoo! USA
Hari Sundaram, Arizona State University, USA
Christian Timmerer, University of Klagenfurt, Austria
Meng Wang, Hefei University of Technology, China
Rong Yan, Facebook, USA

*Organizing Committee*

Pablo Cesar, CWI, the Netherlands
David A. Shamma, Yahoo! Research, USA
Doug Williams, BT, UK
Cees G.M. Snoek, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands


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