SUMAC 2019: The 1st workshop on Structuring and Understanding of Multimedia heritAge Contents Call for Papers

Call for Papers

SUMAC 2019: 
The 1st workshop on Structuring and Understanding of Multimedia heritAge Contents

In conjunction with ACM Multimedia 2019
21 - 25 October 2019, Nice, France
Aims and scope

The digitization of large quantities of analogue data and the massive
production of born-digital documents for many years now provide us
with large volumes of varied multimedia data (images, maps, text,
video, multi-sensor data, etc.), an important feature of which is that
they are cross-domain. "Cross-domain" reflects the fact that these
data may have been acquired in very different conditions: different
acquisition systems, times and points of view (e.g. a 1962 postcard
from the Arc de Triomphe vs. a recent street-view mobile mapping
acquisition of the same monument). These data represent an extremely
rich heritage that can be exploited in a wide variety of fields, from
SSH to land use and territorial policies, including smart city, urban
planning, tourism, creative media, and entertainment.

In terms of research in computer science, they address challenging
problems related to the diversity and volume of the media across time,
the variety of content descriptors (potentially including the time
dimension), the veracity of the data, and the different user needs
with respect to engaging with this rich material and the extraction of
value out of the data. These challenges are reflected in research
topics such as multimodal and mixed media search, automatic content
analysis, multimedia linking and recommendation, and big data analysis
and visualization, where scientific bottlenecks may be exacerbated by
the time dimension, which also provides topics of interest such as
multimodal time series analysis.

The objective of this workshop is to present and discuss the latest
and most significant trends in the analysis, structuring, and
understanding of multimedia contents dedicated to the valorization of
heritage, with the emphasis on the unlocking of and access to the big
data of the past. We welcome research contributions related to the
following (but not limited to) topics:

    Multimedia and cross-domain data interlinking and recommendation 
    Dating and geolocalization of historical data 
    Mixed media data access and indexing 
    Deep learning in adverse conditions (transfer learning, few shot learning,  learning with side information, etc.) 
    Explainability of deep learning models related to multimedia and cross-domain data analysis
    Multi-modal time series analysis, evolution modeling 
    Multi-modal and multi-temporal data rendering 
    HCI / Interfaces for large scale data sets 
    Smart digitization of massive quantities of data 

Invited speakers

    Fabio Vitali (Università di Bologna): Beyond three dimensions: managing space, time and subjectivity in your data
    Florian Niebling (Universität Würzburg): AR/VR 4D interfaces for large scale data about urban History

Important dates

    Submission Due: Monday 8 July 2019 (11:59 p.m. AoE)
    Acceptance Notification: Monday 5 August 2019
    Camera Ready Submission: 19 August 2019
    Workshop Date: TBA; either Oct 21 or Oct 25, 2019

Submissions papers should be from 4 to 8 pages (plus additional pages
for the reference pages), encoded as PDF and using the ACM Article
Template. Please refer to the workshop website for further


    Valerie Gouet-Brunet (IGN/LaSTIG, France)
    Sander Münster (Technische Universität Dresden, Germany)
    Liming Chen (Centrale Lyon/LIRIS, France)
    Margarita Khokhlova (IGN/LaSTIG, Centrale Lyon/LIRIS, France)

Looking forward to seeing you in Nice!

The workshop organizers