Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Deadline Extension: Dec. 21, 2007

Deadline extension for WIAMIS2008 - new important dates:

  • Paper Submission: December 21, 2007 ***extended***
  • Review Results: January 18, 2008
  • Submission of Camera-ready Papers: February 08, 2008

Keynote Speakers at WIAMIS'08

First keynote speakers confirmed. Horst Bischof from TU Graz will give a keynote about "Robust Person Detection for Surveillance using Online learning" and Jens-Rainer Ohm from RWTH Aachen will also give a keynote (title to be announced). Further information can be found at

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Special Sessions at WIAMIS 2008

WIAMIS 2008 will host a number of special sessions.

Invited Special Session:

Title: COST 292 - Towards Automated Robust Vision-based Surveillance
Chairs: Noel E. O'Connor (DCU) and Marzia Corvaglia (Uni. Brescia)

Accepted Special Sessions:

Title: ADVISE - Advanced Video Services Delivery over Heterogeneous Network
Chairs: Toufik Ahmed (CNRS LaBRI Lab. - University Bordeaux 1, France), Ingo Kofler (Department of Information Technology (ITEC), Klagenfurt University, Austria), Olimpiu Negru (Thomson Broadcast & Multimedia, France)

Title: Multimedia Metadata Management & Retrieval
Chair: Mathias Lux (Department of Information Technology (ITEC), Klagenfurt University, Austria)

Title: Rushes - Multimedia Indexing and Retrieval of Unedited Audio-Visual Footage
Chair: Oliver Schreer (Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications / Heinrich-Hertz-Institut, Image Processing Department)

Paper Registration/Submission Online

The paper registration/submission will be handled through EDAS. In order to register, upload, and manage your submissions, follow this link.

Further details can be found on WIAMIS 2008 paper submission site.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Proceedings published by IEEE Computer Society

The Call for Papers has been updated.

The proceedings of the workshop will be published by the IEEE Computer Society. Accepted papers will be available through IEEE Xplore™ and through the IEEE Computer Society Digital Library. The format of papers will have to be prepared according to IEEE Computer Society standards. Only IEEE Xplore™-compliant PDF files can be accepted for final paper submissions.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Paper formatting instructions available

The Workshop proceedings will be published through IEEE Xplore™. Papers must be formatted according to the IEEE Computer Society standards and their length must not exceed 4 IEEE double column style pages including all figures, tables, and references.

Formatting Instructions: 8.5" x 11" (DOC, PDF, PS) and LaTex Formatting Macros.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

COST292 Special Session: Towards Automated Robust Vision-based Surveillance

Information about the COST292 invited special session is online [1].

Title: Towards Automated Robust Vision-based Surveillance

Chairs: Dr. Noel E. O’Connor (DCU), Dr. Marzia Corvaglia (Uni. Brescia)

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to

  • Visual computation: background subtraction, object detection and tracking, body and face detection, face recognition;
  • Event and activity modeling and analysis: human action modeling and recognition, crowd behaviour analysis;
  • Multiple stream analysis: fusion across similar and/or differing visual modalities, augmenting visual analysis with other modalities such as audio;
  • Architectures: video surveillance network architectures, new sensors and cameras;
    Annotation, Indexing and Storage: archival & retrieval of sensor data and extracted semantics, query paradigms and languages;
  • Coding: event-/object-based compression for surveillance, scalable coding, distributed coding;
  • Applications: crime prevention, aerial imaging (satellite, infrared), public transport systems, privacy protection, anonymity enforcement;

Programme subcommittee, important dates, and contact information can be found at the COST292 invited special session Web site [1].


Thursday, October 11, 2007

Web site updates: Workshop Venue, Travel Info, ...

The Web site has been updated:

  • Information about the venue
  • Travel Information and local transport can be found here

Email address of the webmaster.

Monday, October 1, 2007

Call for Special Sessions open

The Call for Special Sessions at WIAMIS'08 is open now and details can be found on

Call for Special Sessions

The Program Committee of WIAMIS 2008, the 9th International Workshop on Image Analysis for Multimedia Interactive Services, to be held May 7-9, 2008, in Klagenfurt, Austria, invites proposals for Special Sessions.

Proposals for Special Session must include:

  • Title of the Special Sessions
  • Rationale of the motivation and objective of the Special Session
  • Session outline
  • Specific topics of interest
  • Contact information for the Special Session chair
  • Short biography of the Special Session chair
  • List of authors who have agreed to present a paper in the Special Session (if their papers are accepted), and a tentative title and abstract of each paper.

Proposals for Special Sessions should be submitted to José M. Martínez ( before November 23, 2007. Prospective organizers are strongly encouraged to contact José M. Martínez in advance. Notification of accepted of proposals is scheduled December 1, 2007, while the deadline for paper submission and review are the same as for regular papers.

Invited Special Sessions

WIAMIS 2008 will include invited Special Sessions:

  1. COST292 Special Session organized by Noel O’Connor (DCU). The specific topic of the session will be announced shortly.

Papers submitted to the Invited Special Sessions will be reviewed by a mix of reviewers from the WIAMIS 2008 Program Committee and from the Program Committee of the Invited Special Sessions.

Further information can can be found on

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

WIAMIS 2008 Call for Papers

The Call for Papers (CfP) for WIAMIS 2008 is available as PDF, TXT, DOC, and DOCX. Furthermore, the technical program committee has been updated. Check out the new details on the Web site!

Saturday, June 2, 2007

WIAMIS 2007 ante portas!

WIAMIS'07 was on 6-8 June and details to be found at

Friday, June 1, 2007

WIAMIS 2008 Preliminary Call for Papers

The Web page for the WIAMIS 2008 is online including a preliminary Call for Papers featuring information about general chair, PC chairs, special session chair, industry liaison, a preliminary list of the programm committee, and important dates for submission. Check out the CfP (PDF version) and Committee section.