Special sessions

Special sessions description

  • 3D reconstruction, coding and transmission for audiovisual interactive services (by Noel O’Connor, Petros Daras, David Monaghan and Davide A. Mauro)

    This special session aims at presenting recent work towards the realisation of next generation user-centric audiovisual interactive services, with a particular emphasis on immersive and realistic 3D virtual environments.

  • Automatic categorization of multimedia web data, mono-modal and multi-modal approaches (by Bernard Merialdo, Georges Linares and Clément de Groc)

    The amount of multimedia information available on the web is always increasing. An efficient usage of this information requires automatic procedures that analyze the content of the information to derive formal indices to categorize this content. Such analysis may be based on a single modality, or on a multimodal approach.

  • Content Enhancement for Improved Multimedia Applications (by Béatrice Pesquet-Popescu, Marco Cagnazzo and Frédéric Dufaux)

    We have assisted, in the last years, at an avalanche of new formats and applications for multimedia entertainment and professional market. These innovations aim at enhancing the visual content by new features, increasing the dynamic range of video or they aim at ensuring compatibility between former standards and new content.

  • Informed Music Audio Processing (by Meinard Muller and Christian Dittmar)

    This special session is devoted to the topic of informed music audio processing, where both the availability of multiple, complementary sources of music-related information and the role of the human user is considered.

  • Real World Sound Scene Analysis (by Kazuhiro Nakadai, Kazuyoshi Yoshii and Mounira Maazaoui)

    In this special session, we would like to promote mutual exchange of MIR and CASA groups, and invite researchers from both groups in particular, who are trying to expand their research areas to real world sound scene analysis in a more general sense.

  • Semantic Media – Time-Based Navigation in Large Collections of Media Documents (by Mark Sandler, David De Roure and Sebastian Ewert)

    A major goal for this special session would be to bring together researchers working on various topics relevant for the Semantic Media project in order to identify opportunities to combine technology in truly innovative ways. In particular, we want to bring together experts in semantic web, knowledge engineering, and machine learning with researchers working on text mining, signal processing, and image, audio and video analysis.

  • Social stance analysis (by Magalie Ochs, Catherine Pelachaud and Alessandro Vinciarelli)

    Stance can be defined as how an interactant assesses a topic or an other interactant. It is conveyed through verbally and nonverbally through social signals. In human-human interaction as well as in human-machine interaction, displaying inappropriate social stances can create obstacles in communication. In this special session we are interested in looking at various aspects of social stances in particular related to expression of personality through stances.

  • Visual attention, a multidisciplinary topic: from behavioral studies to computer vision applications (by Olivier Le Meur and Zhi Liu)

    The proposed special session aims at highlighting the selective attention and its use in multimedia service/computer vision. It will provide an interdisciplinary forum bridging across eye movements, computational modeling and applications based on visual attention.