Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Network Information

WiFi-enabled (Wireless Fidelity Standard) network access is provided throughout the workshop location. Additionally, a limited number of Ethernet plugs (RJ45) is available to participants in public places throughout the university campus. Note: please bring your cable with you if you would like to make use of this service.

All network access methods mentioned above require authentication at the ZID-Connect system of the Klagenfurt University.

Further information can be found here:

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

WIAMIS 2009, 6-8 May 2009, London, UK

The International Workshop on Image Analysis for Multimedia Interactive Services (WIAMIS) is one of the main international fora for the presentation and discussion of the latest technological advances in interactive multimedia services.

The objective of the workshop is to bring together researchers and developers from academia and industry working in all areas of image, video and audio applications, with a special focus on analysis.

After Louvain (1997), Berlin (1999), Tampere (2001), London (2003), Lisboa (2004), Montreux (2005), Incheon (2006), and Santorini (2007), Klagenfurt (2008) WIAMIS 2009 will be held in London.

Important Dates:

  • Proposal for Special Session: November 21, 2008
  • Paper Submission: December 1, 2008
  • Notification of Acceptance: January 16, 2009
  • Camera-ready Papers: February 06, 2009

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Multimedia content analysis and understanding
  • Content-based browsing, indexing and retrieval of images, video and audio
  • 2D/3D feature extraction
  • Advanced descriptors and similarity metrics for audio and video
  • Relevance feedback and learning systems
  • Segmentation of objects in 2D/3D image sequences
  • Identification and tracking of regions in scenes
  • Voice/audio assisted video segmentation
  • Analysis for coding efficiency and increased error resilience
  • Analysis and understanding tools for content adaptation
  • Multimedia content adaptation tools, transcoding and transmoding
  • Content summarization and personalization strategies
  • End-to-end quality of service support for Universal Multimedia Access
  • Semantic mapping and ontologies
  • Multimedia analysis for advanced applications
  • Multimedia analysis hardware and middleware
  • Multimedia standards, e.g., MPEG-7 (incl. Query Format), MPEG-21, etc.
Further information:

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

WIAMIS Social Events

The organization committee invites all registered participants of the workshop to the following social events:

  • Wed, May 7, 2008: Welcome reception at Maria Loretto Castle (Schloss Maria Loretto) on the peninsula Loretto of Lake Wörthersee. The place offers an amazing view of Lake Wörthersee toward the west, which should be most exciting on a sunny evening...
  • Thu, May 8, 2008: Workshop dinner at Mount Magdalena (Magdalensberg). From the mountain top toward the south, you can enjoy a wonderful view of the Klagenfurt Basin and the Karawanken, a scenic chain of mountains on the Slovenian border...
Please check out the program for further details.