From: chabane DJERABA (
Date: 09/16/02


In conjunction with SOFSEM 2002,
November 28-29, 2002, Milovy, Czech Republic

The site of this workshop is a few hours by car from both Prague and
Vienna. The best papers from the workshop will appear in a special issue
of Multimedia Tools and Applications

>From November 24-29, SOFSEM 2002 will have five invited talks on various
aspects of multimedia by Sankar Basu (IBM), Alberto del Bimbo (Universita
di Firenze), Forouzan Golshani (Arizona State University), Maria Luisa
Sapino (University of Turin), and Marcel Worring (University of


Feature-based techniques for content-based retrieval have been studied for
quite some time. What is now needed is for researchers to develop
approaches to extract semantics from multimedia documents so that
retrievals using concept-based queries can be tailored to individualusers.
The semantic gap, or, as others put it, the semantic chasm, must be
crossed. This workshop will concentrate on techniques to help us do this.

The main topics include, but are not limited to:
* Adaptive query techniques
* Monomedia querying in a multimedia environment
* (Semi-)automatic methods for multimedia annotation
* Visual ontologies
* Dimensional reduction techniques
* Intelligent browsing support
* Emergent semantics

Submission of papers - September 20, 2002
Notification of acceptance - October 4, 2002
Camera ready copy due - October 11, 2002


Please submit papers not exceeding 10 pages to The
final version should be a camera-ready version in digital format. More
information will be sent to authors of accepted papers.

William I. Grosky
Department of Computer and Information Science
University of Michigan-Dearborn
4901 Evergreen Road
Dearborn, Michigan 48128

Frederic Andres, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Imran Ahmad, University of Windsor, Canada
Tiziana Catarci, Universita degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza", Italy
S.K. Chang, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Alberto del Bimbo, Universita di Firenze, Italy
Chabane Djeraba, Universite de Nantes, France
Farshad Fotouhi, Wayne State University, USA
Forouzan Golshani, Arizona State University, USA
Yi Lu Murphey, University of Michigan, USA
Daniela Stan, DePaul University, USA
Marcel Worring, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Rong Zhao, SUNY-Stonybrook, USA


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