---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Special Session on Unified Multimedia Knowledge Representation and Processing in conjunction with 7th Hellenic Conference on Artificial Intelligence - SETN 2012 May 28-31, 2012, Lamia, Greece http://setn2012.ucg.gr/index.php/en/special-sessions/unified-multimedia-knowledge-representation-and-processing One of the most interesting problems in the field of multimedia applications is the semi- or fully automatic interpretation of content, in order to detect semantically meaningful concepts, actions and processes. Especially in the current era of massive multimedia content generation derived from users and their social networks interactivity, the need for efficient multimedia knowledge representation and processing methodologies seems more important than ever. The use of so-called mid-level information, such as i) knowledge obtained from the application of supervised or unsupervised learning methodologies on low-level characteristics, ii) knowledge obtained from user interaction and relevance feedback together with intelligent content personalization procedures and iii) additional sources of peripheral knowledge like geo-tags and user-generated tagging information, aids towards disambiguation of multimedia content. This special session calls for integrative research papers foc! using on unified multimedia knowledge representation and processing, combining all kinds of meta-information (visual, textual, geo-, et al.) in an efficient manner. We particularly welcome papers that explore interaction between intelligent local and global classification techniques, exploit both types of visual and contextual knowledge within the multimedia processing chain and investigate potential media unification approaches in the sense of tagging/geo-tagging information blended together with pure still or moving multimedia content. Important dates for SETN 2012: Submission of full papers: January 20, 2012 Notification of acceptance: February 12, 2012 Submission of camera ready: February 19, 2012 Main Event: May 28-31, 2012 Aim and topics -------------- This SETN 2012 Special Session aims to address several issues of multimedia & knowledge technologies and their use in content creation, media adaptation and user profiling. Topics of interest include but are not limited to: Multimedia knowledge acquisition & management Information Retrieval from social networks Automatic tagging and geo-tagging in content collections and communities Semantic representation and processing of multimedia content Semantic annotation of still images, tagging Context representation and analysis Context-driven multimedia analysis User adaptation, modelling, profiling Summarisation, browsing and organization of multimedia content User interaction and relevance feedback Intelligent content personalization Adaptive and personalized multimedia summaries Content presentation and visualization tools Multimedia content evaluation and metrics Special Session Program Committee --------------------------------- * Christos Anagnostopoulos, University of Aegean, Greece * Dimitris Plexousakis, FORTH and University of Crete * Georgios Paliouras, NCSR "Demokritos" * Giorgos Stoilos, Oxford University (UK) * Ioannis Hatzilygeroudis, University of Patras * Kostas Karpouzis, National Technical University of Athens, Greece * Manolis Koubarakis, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens * Michalis Vazirgiannis, Athens University of Economics and Business * Panayiotis Tsanakas, NTUA, Greece * Panos Trahanias, FORTH and University of Crete * Stefanos Kollias, National Technical University of Athens * Yiannis Kompatsaris, CERTH * Michalis Vafopoulos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece Submission Procedure -------------------- Prospective contributors are invited to submit research papers at the dedicated submission area of the main web site (http://setn2012.ucg.gr/index.php/en/submit)