MMM 2012 Call for Special Session Proposals International Conference on Multimedia Modeling 2012 Jan. 4-6, 2012, Klagenfurt, Austria The International MultiMedia Modeling Conference (MMM) is a leading international conference for researchers and industry practitioners to share their new ideas, original research results and practical development experiences from all MMM related areas. MMM2012 welcomes proposals for special sessions focusing on specific new challenges in multimedia research. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: * 3D object and face retrieval * Annotation and multimedia metadata * Cross-modal and cross-media analysis and modeling * Events and actions in multimedia * Multimedia in interactive entertainment * Music and audio content analysis * Modeling user context in multimedia retrieval Also the topics mentioned in the conference call for papers in the fields of multimedia content analysis, multimedia signal processing and communications, and multimedia applications and services (see also are of interest for the special session. A typical MMM special session features 5-6 contribution discussing the proposed topic. The proposal should include the following information: * Tentative title of the proposed special session * Names and affiliations of the organizers (including brief bio and contact information) * Session abstract (statement of the significance of topic) * List of potential contributors (together with tentative paper titles) who agree to submit a paper if the proposal is accepted Proposals will be evaluated based on the timeliness and significance of the topic, as well as the qualifications of the organizers and the tentative papers proposed. Papers of accepted special sessions need to be submitted using the MMM2012 conference submission system. Special session organizers will be responsible for managing the review process of the papers submitted to their special sessions. All special session papers will be included in the conference proceedings. Important dates: * Proposal submission **extended**: June 13, 2011 * Notifications: June 20, 2011 * Papers submission: July 22, 2011 Special session co-chairs: * Marco Bertini, UniversitÓ di Firenze, Italy, * Mathias Lux, Klagenfurt University, Austria, For more information, please visit