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Call For Papers for CrowdMM 2012 - International ACM Workshop on Crowdsourcing for Multimedia

Call For Papers

CrowdMM 2012
International ACM Workshop on Crowdsourcing for Multimedia 
held in conjunction with ACM Multimedia 2012, Oct 29 - Nov 2 2012, Nara, Japan

Crowdsourcing--leveraging a large number of human contributors and the capabilities of human 
computation--has enormous potential to address key challenges in the area of multimedia research. 
Applications of crowdsourcing range from the exploitation of unsolicited user contributions, such
as using tags to aid image understanding, to utilizing crowdsourcing platforms and marketplaces
to micro-outsource tasks such as semantic video annotation. Further, crowdsourcing offers a 
time- and resource-efficient method for collecting large volumes of input for system design or
evaluation, making it possible to optimize multimedia systems more rapidly and to address human
factors more effectively.

CrowdMM 2012 solicits novel contributions to multimedia research that make use of human 
intelligence, but also take advantage of human plurality. This workshop especially encourages 
contributions that propose solutions for the key challenges that face widespread adoption of 
crowdsourcing paradigms in the multimedia research community. These include: identification of 
optimal crowd members (e.g., user expertise, worker reliability), providing effective 
explanations (i.e., good task design), controlling noise and quality in the results, designing 
incentive structures that do not breed cheating, adversarial environments, gathering necessary 
background information about crowd members without violating privacy, controlling descriptions of
task. Particular emphasis will be put on contributions that successfully combine human and 
automatic methods in order to address multimedia research challenges.

This workshop encourages theoretical, experimental, and/or methodological developments advancing 
state-of-the-art knowledge of crowdsourcing techniques for multimedia research.  Topics include, 
but are not limited to the use of crowds, wisdom of crowds, or human computation in multimedia, 
in the following areas of research:

* Creation: content synthesis, authoring, editing, and collaboration, summarization and 
* Evaluation: evaluation of multimedia signal processing algorithms, multimedia analysis and 
  retrieval algorithms, or multimedia systems and applications
* Retrieval: analysis of user multimedia queries, evaluating multimedia search algorithms and 
  interactive  multimedia retrieval
* Annotation: generating semantic annotations for multimedia content, collecting large-scale input 
  on user affective reactions
* Human factors: designing or evaluating user interfaces for multimedia systems, usability study,
  multi-modal environment, human recognition and perceptions
* Novel applications (e.g., human as an element in the loop of computation)
* Effective Learning from crowd-annotated or crowd-augmented datasets
* Quality assurance and cheat detection
* Economics and incentive structures
* Programming languages, tools and platforms providing enhanced support
* Inherent biases, limitations and trade-offs of crowd-centered approaches


CrowdMM 2012 welcomes submissions of full papers, as well as short papers reporting work-in-progress. 
Full papers must be no longer than 6 pages (inclusive of all figures, references and appendices). 
Short papers are 2 pages, and will be presented as Posters in an interactive setting.

All submissions must be written in English and must be formatted according to the ACM Proceedings 
style. They must contain no information identifying the author(s) or their organization(s). Reviews
will be double-blind.  Papers will be judged on their relevance, technical content and correctness, 
and the clarity of presentation of the research. 

Detailed of the submission procedures will soon be available at


Accepted full and short papers will appear in the ACM Multimedia 2012 Workshop Proceedings and in the
ACM Digital Library.

Outstanding workshop papers will qualify for submission in extended form to the special issue 
"Crowdsourcing for Multimedia" of IEEE Transactions on Multimedia. The special issue is scheduled to 
be published in late 2013.

Important Dates

Submission due:      June 11, 2012
Author notification: July 16, 2012
Camera ready due:    July 30, 2012


Wei-Ta Chu, National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan
Martha Larson, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Wei Tsang Ooi, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Kuan-Ta Chen, Academia Sinica, Taiwan


CrowdMM Website:

For any questions or more information, please contact workshop co-chairs: Wei-Ta Chu 
([log in to unmask]), Martha Larson ([log in to unmask]), Wei Tsang Ooi ([log in to unmask]), 
or Kuan-Ta Chen ([log in to unmask]).


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