ACM CMM 2010 Call for Participations ACM CMM 2010 The First ACM International Workshop on Connected Multimedia In conjunction with ACM MM 2010: ACM International Conference on Multimedia, October, 2010, Florence, Italy ( October 29, 2010, Florence, Italy with paper submission link: WORKSHOP THEME Connected Multimedia --- Further Exploiting Social and Cultural Constraints for Distributed Multimedia Computing THE WORKSHOP Following the successful very first workshop on the newly emerged theme of connected multimedia held in Hangzhou, China, in October of 2009 under the sponsorship of US NSF, and with numerous supports from the multimedia and social science research communities, we would like to organize the first ACM Workshop on Connected Multimedia this year in conjunction with ACM MM 2010 in Florence, Italy. The theme of the workshop is connected multimedia --- further exploiting social and cultural constraints for distributed multimedia computing. This workshop is intended to bring together researchers, engineers, and practitioners to exchange their ideas in this area and to advance and disseminate the most recent research results on this theme. By connected multimedia, we mean the study of the social and technical interactions among users, multimedia data, and devices across cultures and the explicit exploitation of cultural differences. Consequently, connected multimedia involves the three elements the users, the multimedia data, and the devices with two perspectives the social focus and the cultural focus. In short, connected multimedia is about multimedia content and connection across community and cultural boundaries. In comparison with those existing research areas including social media as its super-area and human centered computing, we here emphasize that connected multimedia pays more attention to the cultural difference. The definition of the social side is broader than just national cultures; it possibly includes cultures of groups, disciplines, organizations, communities, ethnicities, religions, and nations. This emphasis distinguishes connected multimedia from all other existing areas, which may claim to include some of these aspects, among many others. Therefore, in connected multimedia, we attempt to address the same media content and connection problem with two perspectives. The first is to incorporate and exploit the cultural constraints into the consideration. The second is to incorporate and exploit the social constraints into the consideration. Examples of the connected multimedia problems include but are not limited to: Internet multimedia search Multimodal and networked surveillance Sensor data understanding and mining Human behavior understanding under specific cultural constraints Social network community discovery and tracking Social relationship identifications in imagery/video data Multimedia collaborative filtering Question answering under a specific culture Social games Topic and/or event discovery in large scale multimedia data Trajectory mining Activity recognition and tracking WORKSHOP CO-CHAIRS: Zhongfei (Mark) Zhang Computer Science Department Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science SUNY Binghamton Binghamton, NY 13902-6000 USA Zhengyou Zhang Microsoft Research One Microsoft Way Redmond, WA 98052 USA Ramesh Jain Department of Computer Science University of California, Irvine Irvine, CA 92697-3425 USA Yueting Zhuang College of Computer Science Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, 310027 P.R. China WORKSHOP FORMAT Given the fact that connected multimedia is a newly emerged area,, we shall hold the workshop as a combination of invitations and call for participations workshop. We shall invite several well-known researchers and practitioners who have done pioneering work on the theme of connected multimedia to participate the workshop. At the same time, we shall announce the call for participation to all the parties who are interested in this theme to submit papers. We shall dedicate the workshop to brainstorming discussions to further shape the research and application directions of connected multimedia, in addition to two keynote speeches. The anticipated attendees include those listed in the tentative PC members as well as all those who have the interested in this theme. PROGRAM COMMITTEE MEMBERS (incomplete) Chabane Djeraba, University of Lille, France Wen Gao, Peking University, China William Grosky, University of Michigan-Dearborn, USA Alan Hanjalic, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands Alex Hauptmann, Carnegie Mellon University, USA Xian-Sheng Hua, Microsoft Research Asia, China Alex Jaimes, Telefonica, Spain Toshi Kato, Chuo University, Japan Michael Lew, Leiden University, The Netherlands Wanqing Li, University of Wollongong, Australia Mark Liao, Academia Sinica, Taiwan Alex Loui, Kodak Research, USA Jiebo Luo, Kodak Research, USA Nicu Sebe, University of Trento, Italy Alan Smeaton, Dublin City University, Ireland Qi Tian, University of Texas at San Antonio, USA Vincent Tseng, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan Qing Wang, Northwestern Polytechnic University, China Rong Yan, Facebook, USA KEYNOTE SPEAKERS TBD SUBMISSION, REVIEW, AND BEST PAPER AWARD Submission format must follow the standard ACM conference proceedings paper style. Each submission paper must not exceed 6 pages limit. Each paper shall receive at least three double-blind reviews. We will announce the best paper awards from all the submitted papers. Online submissions must be followed at IMPORTANT DATES 6/10/2010: Deadline for submission papers 7/10/2010: Notifications for acceptance of the submissions 7/20/2010: Camera-ready paper submissions 8/31/2010: Workshop program ready 10/29/2010: Workshop