~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ *Call for Papers* *Multimedia Content Access: Algorithms and Systems IV (EI121)* Part of the IS&T/SPIE International Symposium on Electronic Imaging 17-21 January 2010 - San Jose Convention Center - San Jose, CA, USA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ *Scope* ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Modern computer technology has brought multimedia to the limelight as a new communication form, quite possibly the first original communication form of the computer age. Today, "being multimedia" is a real possibility for almost any online computer user, and the communicative possibilities that will ensue from this fact will have an impact in a wide range of fields. To benefit from this potential, developers need reliable techniques for the analysis, search, and management of multimedia data, as well as distributed system architectures in which these techniques can be embedded to effectively help the users. The purpose of this conference is to create an international forum to address the research challenges and opportunities of multimedia content analysis, management and retrieval. We are soliciting high quality submissions to present new and daring ideas, question established paradigms and unwritten rules, and introduce new and original research directions in the following (and related) broad areas: o Image and Video Content Analysis o Content Management and Delivery o Image and Video Content Search o Internet Imaging and Multimedia ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ *Important Dates* ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ o 15 July 2009 -- Draft Paper (5,000 words) and Summary (200 words) o 11 September 2009 -- Notification of Paper Acceptance o 9 November 2009 -- Camera ready manuscript ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ *Submission* ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Submit your abstract online at: http://electronicimaging.org See also attached pdf. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ *Conference Chairs* ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Theo Gevers, Universiteit van Amsterdam (Netherlands) Raimondo Schettini, UniversitÓ degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca (Italy) Cees Snoek, Universiteit van Amsterdam (Netherlands)