ACM Multimedia Workshop on "Geotagging and Its Applications in Multimedia" Oct 29 2012 at ACM Multimedia 2012 in Nara, Japan. In recent years, the rise of wide-spread use of GPS sensors and the increasing availability of open geographical databases has motivated a large volume of work on geotagging. The increase in the use of geotagging and improvements in geo-location support systems open up a new dimension for the description, organization and manipulation of multimedia data. This new dimension radically expands the usefulness of multimedia data both for daily users of the Internet and social networking sites as well as for experts in particular application scenarios. The goal of this workshop is to bring together cutting-edge research in geotagging as well as novel applications related to geotagging. It will help facilitate in-depth discussions, share existing tools, and ultimately enhance the research efforts in this area. The workshop will serve as a forum for the presentation and synthesis of vision and insight from leading experts and practitioners on the developing directions of geotagging research related to multimedia. Topics: - Collection and estimation of geotags - Location estimation: inferring geolocation from visual and audio cues - Mining unstructured web text (e.g., news, blogs) for location - Knowledge discovery from open geographical databases (e.g., Google earth, GeoNames) and - web photos - Mining geotags from mobile devices and sensor network - Applications of geotagging - Photo and video annotation - Business applications (e.g., geomarketing, targeted advertising, recommendation, etc.) - Social networking - Privacy and security issues - Visualization of geotagged information - 3D construction of world model - Visualization of tourism, travel routes, and other spatial-temporal patterns Submissions: Workshop submissions of 4-6 pages should be doubled blinded and formatted according to the ACM Multimedia author kit. Submission website: Important dates: Workshop paper submission: June 29, 2012 Notification of acceptance: July 24, 2012 Camera ready instructions: on or before August 8-9, 2012 Camera ready submission to Sheridan: August 15, 2012 Workshop date: Monday, October 29, 2912, ACM Multimedia 2012, Nara, Japan Contact: For more information contact: Liangliang Cao (liangliang dot cao at us dot ibm dot com) Organizers: Liangliang Cao IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, USA. Gerald Friedland International Computer Science Institute, USA Martha Larson, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands