Saturday, November 29, 2008

WIAMIS 2009: Deadline extended to December 12

10th International Workshop on Image Analysis for Interactive Services
May 6-8 2009, London, UK

The International Workshop on Image Analysis for Multimedia Interactive Services (WIAMIS) is one of the main international fora for the presentation and discussion of the latest technological advances in interactive multimedia services. The objective of the workshop is to bring together researchers and developers from academia and industry working in all areas of image, video and audio applications, with a special focus on analysis.

WIAMIS 2009, will host keynote talks by:
Prof. Andrew Zisserman, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Prof. Fernando Pereira, Instituto Superior Técnico - Instituto de Telecomunicações, Lisbon, Portugal

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
* Multimedia content analysis and understanding
* Content-based browsing, indexing and retrieval of images, video and audio
* 2D/3D feature extraction
* Advanced descriptors and similarity metrics for audio and video
* Relevance feedback and learning systems
* Segmentation of objects in 2D/3D image sequences
* Motion analysis and tracking
* Video analysis and event recognition
* Analysis for coding efficiency and increased error resilience
* Analysis and tools for content adaptation
* Multimedia content adaptation tools, transcoding and transmoding
* Content summarization and personalization strategies
* End-to-end quality of service support for Universal Multimedia Access
* Semantic mapping and ontologies
* Multimedia analysis for new and emerging applications
* Multimedia analysis hardware and middleware
* Semantic web and social networks
* Advanced interfaces for content analysis and relevance feedback

Important Dates
Proposal for Special Session: November 21, 2008 (closed)
Paper Submission: December 12, 2008 (DEADLINE EXTENDED)
Notification of Acceptance: February 1, 2009
Camera-ready Papers: February 20, 2009

Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in any of the areas listed above. All papers must be written in English, and the length should not exceed 4 pages in IEEE double column, single space format (including figures and tables).

Instructions for preparing the manuscript (in Word and Latex formats) are available at the following web page:

Papers (in PDF format) should be submitted electronically via the web-based Easy chair submission system:

Workshop Proceedings
All accepted and registered papers will be published in the workshop proceedings which will be indexed and distributed by the IEEExplore. All submissions will be peer reviewed by at least three members of the technical program committee.

General Chairs
Ioannis Patras, Queen Mary, University of London, UK
Nicu Sebe, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Program Chairs
Aggelos Katsaggelos, Northwestern University, USA
Mihaela van der Schaar, University of California, Los Angeles, USA

Special Session Chairs
Yiannis Andreopoulos, University College, London, UK
Benoit Macq, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Belgium

Industry Liaison
Jan Nesvadba, Philips Research Laboratories, NL

Publicity and Publications
Andrea Cavallaro, Queen Mary, University of London, UK
Maja Pantic, Imperial College, UK / Univ. of Twente, NL

Local Arrangements
Tijana Janjusevic, Queen Mary, University of London, UK
Sander Koelstra, Queen Mary, University of London, UK
Tomas Piatrik, Queen Mary, University of London, UK

Technical Program Committee (tentative)
Lourdes Agapito (Queen Mary, University of London, UK)
Kiyoharu Aizawa (Univ. of Tokyo, Japan)
Luigi Atzori (Univ. of Cagliari, Italy)
Yannis Avrithis (NTUA, Greece)
Alberto del Bimbo (Univ. of Florence, Italy)
Susanne Boll (Univ. of Oldenburg, Germany)
Adrian Bors (Univ. of York, UK)
Nozha Boujemaa (INRIA, France)
Nikolaos Boulgouris (King's College London, UK)
K. Selcuk Candan (Arizona State Univ., UK)
Tsuhan Chen (CMU, USA)
Touradj Ebrahimi (EPFL, Switzerland)
Moncef Gabbouj (Tampere Univ. of technology, Finland)
Aphrodite Galata (Univ. of Manchester, UK)
Nikos Galatsanos (Univ. of Patras, Greece)
Edwin Hancock (Univ. of York, UK)
Alan Hanjalic (Delft Univ. of Technology, NL)
Allan Hanbury (Vienna Univ. of Technology, Austria)
Hermann Hellwagner (Klagenfurt University, Austria)
Thomas Huang (UIUC, USA)
Ebroul Izquierdo (Queen Mary, Univ. of London, UK)
Francisca de Jong (Univ. of Twente, NL)
Joemon Jose (Univ. of Glasgow, UK)
Moon Gi Kang (Yonsei Univ., Korea)
Yiannis Kompatsiaris (ITI, Greece)
Janusz Konrad (Boston Univ. USA)
Inald Lagendijk Delft UNiv. of Technology, NL)
Riccardo Leonardi (Univ. of Brescia, Italy)
Zhu Li (Hong Kong Polytechnic Univ, Hong Kong)
Rainer Lienhart (Univ. of Augsburg, Germany)
Dimitris Makris (Kingston Univ., UK)
Stephane Marchand-Maillet (Univ. of Geneva, Switzerland)
Ferran Marques (UPC, Spain)
Jose M. Martinez (Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain)
Majid Mirmehdi(Bristol Univ., UK)
Rafael Molina (Univ. of Granada, Spain)
Marta Mrak, University of Surrey, UK
Milind Naphade (IBM, USA)
Noel O'Connor (Dublin City University, Ireland)
Antonio Ortega (USC, USA)
Nikos Paragios (ENPC, France)
Fernando Pereira (IST, Portugal)
Andrea Prati (Univ. of Modena, Italy)
Philippe Salembier (UPC, Spain)
Shin'ichi Satoh (NII, Japan)
Thomas Sikora (Technical Univ. Berlin, Germany)
John R. Smith (IBM, USA)
Qi Tian (Microsoft, China)
Christian Timmerer (Klagenfurt University, Austria)
George Tziritas (Univ. of Crete, Greece)
Paulo Villegas (Telefonica, Spain)
Jacob Verbeek (INRIA, France)
Yao Wang (Polytechnic Univ., USA)
Marcel Worring (Univ. of Amsterdam, NL)
Ying Wu (Northwestern University, USA)

WIAMIS 2009 is sponsored by
IEEE Signal Processing Society (
British Machine Vision Association (
PetaMedia NoE (
Visnet II NoE (
WeKnowIt (
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