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Call for Papers
SUMAC 2020 - The 2nd workshop on Structuring and
Understanding of Multimedia heritAge Contents
In conjunction with ACM Multimedia 2020
12 - 16 October 2020, Seattle, United States
Note that according to the policy chosen by
ACM Multimedia 2020 facing potential travel restrictions in the
fall due to covid-19, SUMAC 2020 may happen as a virtual
*** Aims and scope
The digitization of large quantities of analogue data and the
massive production of born-digital documents for many years now
provide us with large volumes of varied multimedia data (images,
maps, text, video, multisensor data, etc.), an important feature of
which is that they are cross-domain. "Cross-domain" reflects the
fact that these data may have been acquired in very different
conditions: different acquisition systems, times and points of view
(e.g. a 1962 postcard from the Arc de Triomphe vs. a recent
street-view acquisition by mobile mapping of the same monument).
These data represent an extremely rich heritage that can be
exploited in a wide variety of fields, from SSH to land use and
territorial policies, including smart city, urban planning, tourism,
creative media and entertainment. In terms of research in computer
science, they address challenging problems related to the diversity
and volume of the media across time, the variety of content
descriptors (potentially including the time dimension), the veracity
of the data, and the different user needs with respect to engaging
with this rich material and the extraction of value out of the data.
These challenges are reflected in research topics such as multimodal
and mixed media search, automatic content analysis, multimedia
linking and recommendation, and big data analysis and visualisation,
where scientific bottlenecks may be exacerbated by the time
dimension, which also provides topics of interest such as multimodal
time series analysis.
The objective of the second edition of this workshop is to present
and discuss the latest and most significant trends in the analysis,
structuring and understanding of multimedia contents dedicated to
the valorization of heritage, with emphasis on the unlocking of and
access to the big data of the past. We welcome research
contributions related to the following (but not limited to) topics:
- Multimedia and cross-domain data interlinking and recommendation
- Dating and spatialization of historical data
- Mixed media data access and indexing
- Deep learning in adverse conditions (transfer learning, learning
with side information, etc.)
- Multi-modal time series analysis, evolution modelling
- Multi-modal and multi-temporal data rendering
- HCI / Interfaces for large scale data sets
- Smart digitization of massive quantities of data
- Benchmarking, open data movement
*** Keynote speakers
- Andre Araujo (Google, US): Deep Image Features for Instance-level
Recognition and Matching.
- Livio de Luca (CNRS, France): modelling, semantisation and
restitution of 3D digital heritage objects - application to digital
restoration of Notre-Dame de Paris.
*** Important dates
Submission Due: 30 July 2020 (11:59 p.m. AoE)
Author acceptance notification: 26 August 2020
Camera Ready Submission: 2 September 2020
Workshop Date: 12 or 16 October 2020 (TBA)
*** Submission guidelines
Submission format. All submissions must be original work not under
review at any other workshop, conference, or journal. The workshop
will accept papers describing completed work as well as work in
progress. One submission format is accepted: full paper, which must
follow the formatting guidelines of the main conference ACM MM 2020.
Full papers should be from 6 to 8 pages (plus 2 additional pages for
the references), encoded as PDF and using the ACM Article Template.
For paper guidelines, please visit:
Peer Review and publication in ACM Digital Library. Paper
submissions must conform with the “double-blind” review policy. All
papers will be peer-reviewed by experts in the field, they will
receive at least two reviews. Acceptance will be based on relevance
to the workshop, scientific novelty, and technical quality.
Depending on the number, maturity and topics of the accepted
submissions, the work will be presented via oral or poster sessions.
The workshop papers will be published in the ACM Digital Library.
Valérie Gouet-Brunet (LaSTIG Lab / IGN – Gustave Eiffel University,
Liming Chen (LIRIS Lab / Centrale Lyon, France)
Xu-Cheng Yin (University of Science and Technology Beijing, China)
Ronak Kosti (Pattern Recognition Lab / FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg,
Margarita Khokhlova (LaSTIG/LIRIS Labs, IGN & Centrale Lyon,
Looking forward to seeing you at the workshop and at the conference!
The workshop organizers
Senior researcher / Directrice de recherche (DR1) du MTES
Univ. Gustave Eiffel / IGN (French mapping agency)
73, Avenue de Paris - F94165 Saint-Mande CEDEX
Tel. +33 (0)1 43 98 62 10