The 1st Workshop on User-Centric Narrative Summarization of Long Videos (NarSUM) Call for Papers


The 1st Workshop on User-Centric Narrative Summarization of Long Videos (NarSUM)

(In conjunction with ACM MM 2022, Oct 10-14, 2022, Lisbon, Portugal)


Workshop website:


With video capture devices becoming widely popular, the amount of
video data generated per day has seen a rapid increase over the past
few years. Browsing through hours of video data to retrieve useful
information is a tedious and boring task. Video Summarization
technology has played a crucial role in addressing this issue. It is a
well-researched topic in the multimedia community. However, the focus
so far has been limited to creating summary to videos which are short
(only a few minutes).


This workshop aims to call for researchers on relevant background to
focus on novel solutions for user-centric narrative summarization of
long videos. Specifically, the goal is to provide the users with
meaningful information and insights from long input videos,
potentially captured from multiple cameras. Since the generated output
of any video summarization task will be finally consumed by humans, it
is also important to have an element of storytelling, where the
resulting summary is presented in the form of a narrative for humans
to understand easily. This workshop will also cover other important
aspects of video summarization research like what is "important" in a
video, how to evaluate the goodness of a created summary, etc.



TOPICS OF INTEREST (including but not limited to)


* Summarization of single/multiple long videos

* Action and scene graph generation from videos

* Narrative summary and video storytelling

* Datasets for long video summarization

* Novel evaluation criteria/metrics

* Novel application of long video summarization

* Open challenges in video summarization

* Privacy preserved video summarization





* Paper submission deadline: July 3, 2022

* Acceptance notification: July 31, 2022

* Camera-ready submission: August 7, 2022





All submissions (including Work-In-Progress) must be original works
not under review at any other workshop, conference, or
journal. Submitted papers may consist of 6 to 8 pages, with up to two
additional pages for references. Submitted papers must use the ACM
Article Template and conform to the double-blind review policy. For
more details, please check the submission guidelines in the workshop





A cash prize of $500 USD will be awarded as the best paper award.





General chair

* Mohan. S. Kankanhalli, National University of Singapore


Program co-chairs

* Jianquan Liu, NEC Corporation, Japan

* Yongkang Wong,  National University of Singapore


Organizing co-chairs

* Karen Stephen, NEC Corporation, Japan

* Anusha Bhamidipati, NEC Corporation, Japan

* Rishabh Sheoran,  National University of Singapore


Web&SNS chair

* Takahiro Komamizu, Nagoya University, Japan


Program committee

* Yogesh S Rawat, University of Central Florida, USA

* Pravin Nagar, University of Maryland, USA

* Pradeep K Atrey, State University of New York, USA

* Wolfgang Huerst, Utrecht University, the Netherlands

* Albert Ali Salah, Utrecht University, the Netherlands

* Evlampios Apostolidis, Information Technologies Institute, CERTH, Thessaloniki, GREECE

* Daniela D'Auria, Free University of Bolzano, Italy

* Takahiro Komamizu, Nagoya University, Japan

* Yongqing Sun, NTT, Japan

* Masakazu Iwamura, Osaka Metropolitan University, Japan

* Jien Kato, Ritsumeikan University, Japan

* Junnan Li, Salesforce Research Asia, Singapore

* Tian Gan, Shandong University, China

* Lin Li, Wuhan University of Technology, China

* Ramanathan Subramanian, University of Canberra, Australia

* Cathal Gurrin, Dublin City University, Ireland

* Rajiv Ratn Shah, Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi, India






Twitter: @NarSUM_WS

For more information, please visit the workshop website