[Corpora-List] Deadline Extension CFP Large-Scale Semantic Access to Content (Text, Image, Video and Sound) RIAO'2007 Pittsburgh

GREFENSTETTE Gregory 206823 gregory.grefenstette at cea.fr
Wed Dec 6 14:44:01 CET 2006



RIAO 2007 Large-Scale Semantic Access to Content (Text, Image, Video and Sound) - 8th Conference - May 30 to June 1, 2007 Pittsburgh, PA, USA

www.riao.org <http://www.riao.org/>

RIAO'2007 will be held at Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA from May 30 through June 1, 2007. The RIAO conferences, organized by the "Centre de Hautes Etudes Internationales d'Informatique Documentaire - C.I.D., treat robust and large-scale scientific and industrial solutions to information processing. This is the 8th RIAO after conferences in Grenoble (1985), MIT (1988), Barcelona (1991), Rockefeller University (1994), Montreal (1997), Paris (2000), and Avignon (2004).

The conferences are composed of peer-reviewed scientific sessions and demonstrations of innovative industrial applications and advanced research prototypes.

Deadline for paper submissions December 1, 2006

Acceptance Letters sent February 15, 2007

Program Published February 27, 2007

Camera-Ready Copies Due April 1, 2007

Conference Dates May 30, May 31, June 1, 2007

Scope of the Conference

Papers are invited on recent, substantial, original and unpublished research that has been validated to the level of the creation of a functioning prototype. We are interested in large-scale solutions to the problem of accessing the semantic content found in unstructured text, images, video and audio. Submissions could describe solutions to these problems from the following suggested perspectives:

* Automatic indexing of video, images, and speech

* Improved indexing of text, image, video and sound

* Ontologies and unstructured data

* Semantic Web and Ontologies for Full-Scale Information Retrieval

* Automatically producing textual descriptions of images

* Automatically adding metadata to video and sound

* Indexing and retrieval of mixed-media documents

* Indexing interactive documents

* Natural interface dialogue

* Multimedia question answering systems

* Competitive Intelligence

* Intelligent Search Agents

* Multimodal search

* Architectures for semantic treatment of very large databases

* Algorithms for semantic treatment of very large databases

* Comprehension-based question answering and summarization

* Cooperative indexing between media

* Semantics for less studied languages

* Semantic representations and standards

* Collaborative construction of semantic resources

* Indexing multilingual collections

* Automatic extraction of ontologies from unstructured data

* Aligning multilingual ontologies

* Language resources for multimedia indexing

* Extracting semantic resources from raw data

* Semantic annotation of blogs and videoblogs

* Exploiting large-scale resources for e-learning

* Structuring cultural heritage

* Technological, commercial, industrial watch systems

* Semantic access to large and open archives

Paper Submission

We welcome submissions both from the research community and industry concerning the main conference theme of treating the semantic content of large quantities of text, images, videos, and sound.

Submitted papers should describe original work, emphasizing completed or well advanced, rather than intended, research. The state of completion of the reported work must be clearly indicated. Where appropriate, results should be rigorously evaluated; the assessment of statistical significance for quantitative results is encouraged.

Submissions should contain original material that has not been previously presented to the scientific community. A parallel submission for other publication or a significant overlap in contents with previously published work should be clearly indicated to the program committee.

All submissions will be reviewed by at least three program committee members. The submissions will be judged on originality, relevance, technical quality, and presentation.

Papers must be submitted on the conference's web site: http://www.riao.org/cyberchair/cyberPapers/ <http://www.riao.org/cyberchair/cyberPapers/>

Papers can be submitted in two categories: long papers or short papers. Full papers are appropriate for describing substantial research with well-evaluated results and short papers will typically describe ongoing research and preliminary results. All accepted papers in both categories will be published in the conference proceedings. At the conference, full papers will be presented as a talk and short papers will be presented as a poster.

Long papers must not be more than 20 pages (on one column, single-spaced, using Times font 12 points), starting with an abstract. Short papers must not be more than 6 pages (on one column, single-spaced, using Times font 12 points), starting with an abstract. Submissions should be in Microsoft Word format or in PDF.

The conference proceedings will be available to conference attendees and through the CID after the conference.

Program Committee

Program Committee Presidents

Americas EVANS David, CEO & Chief Scientist, Clairvoyance Corporation, USA

Asia, Oceania FURUI Sadaoki, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

Europe, Africa SOULÉ-DUPUY Chantal, IRIT, Université Toulouse I, France

Program Committee Members

BELLOT Patrice, Université d'Avignon, France
BERRUT Catherine, IMAG, France
BOUGHANEM Mohand, IRIT, Université Paul Sabatier, France
BRAJNIK Giorgio, University of Udine, Italy
CALLAN Jamie, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
CHEN Hsin-Hsi, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
CHEN Yixin, University of Mississippi, USA
CHEVALIER Max, IRIT, Université Paul Sabatier, France
CHRISTMAS William, University of Surrey, UK
CRESTANI Fabio, University of Strathclyde, UK
DAELEMANS Walter, Anvers University, Belgium
de JONG Franciska, University of Twente, The Netherlands
DOWNIE Stephen J., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
DUYGULU Pinar, Bilkent University, Turkey
ELLIS Daniel, Columbia University, USA
ENSER Peter, University of Brighton, UK
FEDERICO Marcello, ITC-IRST, Trente, Italy
FLUHR Christian, CEA/LIST, France
FUHR Norbert, University of Duisberg, Deutchland
FUNG Pascale, University of Science and Technology of Hong Kong, China
GALLINARI Patrick, LIP6 Paris, France
GAUSSIER Eric, XEROX France, France
GAUVAIN Jean-Luc, LIMSI, France
GEOFFROIS Edouard, DGA, France
GONZALO Julio, UNED, Spain
GRAU Brigitte, LIMSI - CHM - LIR, France
GROSKY William, Michigan Dearborn University, USA
HAINDL Michal, IITA, Czech Republic
HALIN Gilles, LORIA, France
HANSEN John H. L., University of Dallas, USA
HIRTLE Stephen C., University of Pittsburgh, USA
KANDO Noriko, National Institute of Informatics (NII), Japan
KOTROPOULOS Constantine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
KURIMO Mikko, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland
LAGUS Krista, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland
LALMAS Mounia, Queen Mary University of London, UK
LAM Wai, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
LEUNG Howard, City Hong Kong University, Hong Kong, China
LIDDY Elizabeth, Syracuse University, USA
LIU Hugo, MIT Media Laboratory, USA
LU Hanging, Chinese Academy of Sciences - Institute of Automation, China
MARCOTEGUI Beatriz, École des Mines, France
McCOWAN Iain, CSIRO, Australia
MENG Helen, Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
NIE Jian-Yun, Université de Montréal, Canada
OARD Douglas, University of Maryland, USA
OUNIS Iadh, University of Glasgow, UK
PACHET Francois, SONY, France
PARDAS Montse, Universitat Polytecnica de Catalunya, Spain
PASI Gabriella, CNR - ITM Milan, Italy
PAUWELS Eric, CWI Amsterdam, The Netherlands
PETEK Bojan, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
PETERS Carol, CNR, Italia
PINON Jean-Marie, LIRIS - INSA Lyon, France
POPAT Ashok, Google, USA
PUN Thierry, CUI - Université de Genève, Switzerland
QU Yan, Clairvoyance Corporation, USA
RAUBER Andreas, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
RENALS Steve, University of Edinburgh, UK
SAKAI Tetsuya, Knowledge Media Lab., Toshiba Corp. R&D Center, Japan
SASAKI Yutaka, ATR, Japon
SARACEVIC Tefko, Rutgers - State University of New Jersey, USA
SAVOY Jacques, Université de Neuchatel, Switzerland
SMEATON Alan, Dublin City University, Ireland
TAKENOBU Tokunaga, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
TZANETAKIS George, University of Victoria, Canada
van RIJSBERGEN Keith, University of Glasgow, UK
WILKINSON Ross, CSIRO, Australia
XU Guangyou, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
ZHANG Zhengyou, Microsoft Research, USA
ZHAO Rong, State university of New York, USA
ZHOU Ming, Microsoft Research, Hong Kong, China
ZREIK Khaldoun, Université de Caen, France

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