IWCIM 2016, Reggio Calabria, Italy, 27-28 October 2016

Scope

IWCIM is the annual workshop organized by the working group Multimedia Understanding through Semantics, Computation and Learning (MUSCLE) of ERCIM, The European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics. Besides the regular track, a special theme for 2016 has been selected: Understanding cultural heritage.

Multimedia technologies have opened a wealth of possibilities for documentation, access, archival and dissemination of our cultural heritage. Besides improving these capabilities, multimedia technologies are also suitable to diffuse audiovisual materials to the public at large, thus leaving the scholars’ niche and assuming a new economic relevance in education and tourism.

Multimedia-multimodal objects comprising all the relevant information on an object can be useful to both scholars and the public for their respective purposes. Any such object can contain textual/audio/visual information from historical sources, from any kind of sensing and diagnostic equipment, and from any kind of information process. The key to exploiting the added value provided by the contextual nature of a multimedia object is understanding. Besides increasing enormously the potential audience, multimedia can help specialists to interpret their data, especially when a multidisciplinary expertise is required before starting any concrete intervention on an object of historical, archaeological or artistic interest.

This workshop aims at bringing together scholars and cultural heritage technologists, experts in multimedia production, understanding and dissemination, to explore each of these groups’ possibilities to get useful tools from the others, and especially to help all of them to build a language by which each individual requirement can be shared with everybody. Contributions are welcome from both the humanities and the technological communities, regarding theoretical, applicative, and case-study investigations.

 

Topics

General:

  • Multisensor systems
  • Multimodal analysis
  • Crossmodal data analysis and clustering
  • Mixed-reality applications
  • Activity and object detection and recognition
  • Text and speech recognition
  • Multimedia labeling, semantic annotation, and metadata
  • Multimodal indexing and searching in very large data-bases
  • Big and Linked Data
    • Search and mining Big Data
    • Large-scale recommendation systems
    • Multimedia and Multi-structured data
    • Semantic web and Linked Data
  • Case studies

 

Special theme:

  • Diagnosis
    • Multimodal data integration
    • Data capture techniques
    • Specialized imaging
  • Classification and archival
    • Metadata schema
    • Big data for cultural heritage
    • Semantics of multimedia cultural heritage objects
    • Computational intelligence for multimedia object classification
  • Diffusion
    • Data visualization
    • Multimedia for tangible cultural heritage
    • Multimedia for intangible cultural heritage
    • Multimedia for material cultural heritage
  • Scholarly studies and education
    • Innovative uses of multimodal data
  • Application case studies

Main Objectives

  • to enable information exchange in design, research and development in the field of multimedia understanding
  • to encourage young participants in their publishing activities
  • to share information related to multimedia understanding
  • to support new collaborations among participants

 

 

PUBLICATION

Accepted papers will be published in IEEE Xplore.

 

Important dates & deadlines

Paper submission: 30 June 2016  29 July 2016

Notification of acceptance: 15 September 2016

Publication-ready papers: 30 September 2016

Author/Speaker registration: 3 October 2016

Workshop: 27-28 October 2016

 

 

ORGANIZED BY

ERCIM MUSCLE Working Group

T.E.A. SAS DI ELENA CONSOLE & C.

CNR – ISTI/IBAM

UNIVERSITA’ MEDITERRANEA DI REGGIO CALABRIA

UNIVERSITA’ DELLA CALABRIA

 

SPONSORS

ERCIM, the European Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics

MUSEO ARCHEOLOGICO NAZIONALE DI REGGIO CALABRIA

IEEE, Italy Section (Computational Intelligence and Signal Processing chapters)