EURASIP Journal on Image and Video Processing Special Issue on Video Analysis for Novel TV Services CALL FOR PAPERS The significant increase in the amount of digital video content (TV channels, in particular) and the diversification of broadcast possibilities and storage devices have recently given rise to the emergence of many new services and novel TV program-consumption schemes. These new services are basically aimed at making TV content available to users without any constraint on location and/or time. The idea is also to present TV programs in different ways in order to increase their audience, automatically creating summaries, building novel browsing models, and allowing users to perform semantic queries. Examples of such services are TVoD, interactive TV, Network PVR, catch-up TV, start-over, and many others. In order to build on these services, highly time-consuming preprocessing steps of TV content are required. TV content is generally available as continuous streams of audio-visual frames. Useful TV programs and interprograms (like commercials, trailers) are concatenated and broadcasted without any precise and reliable flags that identify the boundaries of useful segments and times of interest. Therefore, in order to be useful, TV streams have to be macrosegmented and segments must be classified and mined. Programs need to be described, structured, summarized, classified following their genre and theme, indexed, stored, and retrieved. Events of interest also need to be detected in programs. Events may concern, for instance, goals and important actions in soccer footage, and also each time a specific person appears on screen. On the other hand, making use of TV program content raises important IPR issues. Efficient techniques for copyidentification and also watermarking are, therefore, required in order to trace the content. The objective of this special issue is twofold. First, it aims at highlighting the need for powerful and automatic audio and video content-based techniques in building novel TV services. The second objective is to present the recent advances in the field. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: * TV stream structuring * Content-based audio/video analysis of TV content * TV program classification * Event detection in TV streams * Search engines for TV streams * Program summarization * Thematic and semantic clustering of TV programs * Human machine interfaces for browsing and retrieving TV content * Metadata extraction and mining from TV content * Duplicate video detection * Video and audio fingerprinting/watermarking Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at . Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscripts through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at according to the following timetable: Manuscript Due: September 17, 2010 Publication Date: December 31, 2010 LEAD GUEST EDITOR Sid-Ahmed Berrani, Orange Labs, France Telecom, Rennes, France GUEST EDITORS Patrick Gros, INRIA, The French National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control, Rennes, France Shin'ichi Satoh, The National Institute of Informatics, Tokyo, Japan