<videovortex> CFP: Second International Workshop on Linked Media (LiME 2014)

Johan Oomen joomen at beeldengeluid.nl
Wed Feb 19 22:08:05 CET 2014

 CFP: Second  International Workshop on Linked Media (LiME 2014)

The workshop is co-located with the ESWC 2014 conference held in Heraklion, Greece on 25-29 May 2014.

- Submission deadline: March 6, 2014, 23:59PM Hawaii Time
- Notifications: April 1, 2014, 23:59PM Hawaii Time
- Camera ready version: April 15, 2014, 23:59PM Hawaii Time

Goals of the workshop:

If the future Web will be able to fully use the scale and quality of online media, a Web scale layer of structured and semantic media annotation is needed, which we call *Linked Media*. Drawing on the success of the Linked Data movement, we believe annotation of media using Linked Data concepts can be the basis for Web-wide media interlinking based on concept matching and relationships.

This 2nd international workshop on Linked Media (LiME'2014), building on last year's successful event held at WWW 2013, aims at promoting the principles of Linked Media on the Web by gathering semantic multimedia and Linked Data researchers to exchange current research and development work on creating conceptual descriptions of media items, multimedia metadata publication on the Web, and its semantic processing, particular based on Linked Data approaches to concept matching and relationships. Specifically, we aim to build a research community to promote a future Web where automated multimedia analysis results can be used as a basis to integrate Linked Data-based conceptual annotations into structured media descriptions, which can be published and shared online. When media descriptions are more easily findable and processable, new applications and services can be created in which online media is more easily shared, retrieved, re-used and re-purposed. This will offer a wide range of possibilities for various stakeholders in the creative industries.

Workshop topics and themes:

To push further the evolution of the Rich Media Web, and to facilitate its convergence with the Semantic Web, it is essential to establish consensus on online media annotation standards, the use of semantics in describing what media represents, and demonstrate approaches to leverage such structured and semantic media descriptions in Web applications. While non-textual content is often now the first destination of online agents rather than HTML/textual resources, and thus access to structured annotation of the online media is increasingly important for new Web applications capable of media search, retrieval, adaptation and presentation, the online media annotation space is still limited, fragmented and lacking in consensus for building Web tools and interfaces to support it.

LiME'2014 focuses on identifying the key building blocks required to foster the development of new Web tools and interfaces that will support the growth and re-use of Linked Media, which is inspired by the Linked Data movement for making structured descriptions of resources more easily available online.

The workshop topics include, but are not limited to:
* Approaches to online media descriptions
 - Tools and approaches aligning the fragmented approaches to online media description, its processing and publication, e.g. based around Linked Data, W3C Media Ontology and Media Fragments URI.
 - Tools and approaches to search and retrieval of online media based on its structured description, scaling to the Web
 - Tools and approaches addressing issues of trust, quality and rights of online media
* Extracting and linking
 - Tools and approaches to lower the cost of creating structured descriptions of online media resources
 - New methods of automatic, real time, metadata extraction of any online media content (including live streams)
 - Ideas how to incorporate Linked Data into media description (and benefit from the additional metadata of the Linked Data cloud)
 - New methods for automatically assessing the suitability of (non-trusted) content for interweaving (e.g. violence detection, nudity detection), and publishing such assessments
* Showcases, business models and assessment
 - New Web applications making use of Linked Media (across different platforms) including evaluation with end-users and/or suitable business models
 - Approaches to tracking user interaction with media (and exploiting this knowledge to enrich annotations)

The workshop is sponsored by the EU projects LinkedTV (http://www.linkedtv.eu) and MICO (http://www.mico-project.eu/) as well as the large open source community around Apache Stanbol (http://stanbol.apache.org/) & Apache Marmotta (http://marmotta.apache.org/).


Submissions should not exceed 12 pages and are to be formatted according to Springer LNCS guidelines (http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-7-72376-0) and submitted to https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=lime2014. Papers should be submitted in PDF format. We encourage various types of submission:
 - full papers (max 12 pages) for mature work which has been subject to evaluation
 - demo submissions (max 5 pages) for demos, software and platforms which may be able to support a part of the Linked Media ecosystem
The workshop proceedings will be published online through CEUR-WS. A selection of the best papers from the workshop will also appear in an LNCS companion volume of ESWC 2014.

Programme Committee:
- Lora Aroyo, VU University, NL
- Olivier Aubert, University of Nantes, FR
- Marco Bertini, University di Firenze, IT
- Werner Bailer, Joanneum, AT
- Dan Brickley, Google Inc., UK
- Tobias Bürger, Payback GmbH, AT
- Pierre-Antoine Champin, University Lyon 1, FR
- Paolo Ciccarese, Massachusetts General Hospital Biomedical Informatics Core, USA
- Davy Van Deursen, EVS, BE
- Jean-Claude Dufourd, Telecom ParisTech, FR
- Nikolaos Gkalelis, CERTH, GR
- Lynda Hardman, CWI, NL
- Michiel Hildebrand, CWI, NL
- George Ioannidis, IN2, UK
- Antoine Isaac, Europeana, NL
- Ioannis Kompatsiaris, CERTH, GR
- Tom Kurz, Salsbourg Research, AT
- Yunjia Li, University of Southampton, UK
- Vasileios Mezaris, CERTH, GR
- Frank Nack, University of Amsterdam, NL
- Silvia Pfeiffer, Vquence, AU
- Yves Raimond, BBC, UK
- Giuseppe Rizzo, University di Torino, IT
- Harald Sack, University of Postdam, DE
- Thomas Steiner, Google Inc., DE

- Lyndon Nixon, Modul University, AT
- Raphaël Troncy, EURECOM, FR
- Erik Mannens, iMinds / University of Ghent, BE
- Johan Oomen, Sound & Vision, NL
- Florian Stegmaier, University of Passau, DE

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