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Friday, April 22, 2011 by Chris Wellekens

7-6 Special Issue on Multimedia Data Annotation and Retrieval using Web 2.0

Multimedia Tools and Applications Journal
Special Issue on Multimedia Data Annotation and Retrieval using Web 2.0


Currently, more than 80% of the information exchanged on the Web carry personal data and are primarily of multimedia nature (video, audio, images, etc.). Two main reasons are behind this phenomenon: 1) each of the major players on the Internet (individual users, companies, local and/or regional authorities, etc.) is both data producer and data consumer at the same time, and 2) the use of various tools of Web 2.0 (blogs, social networks, etc.) allows to ease sharing, accessing, and publishing information on the Web. While such tools provide users many easy-to-use functionalities, several issues, however, remain unaddressed. For instance, how to automate the processes of annotation and description of some photos using the annotations/descriptions provided by the user friends on his/her blog/wiki/social network? How to provide the user with more effective and expressive means to multimedia information retrieval? How to protect a multimedia data repository (e.g., photo album) wh!
ile several related information about the same content is already published (by some user friends) on the same or other blog/wiki/social network?
The general aim of this special issue is to assess the current approaches and technologies, as well as to outline the major challenges and future perspectives, related to the use of Web 2.0 in providing automatic annotation and easing retrieval and access control of multimedia data. It aims to provide an overview of the state of the art and future directions in this field, by including a wide range of interdisciplinary contributions from various research groups.


Topics of interest include but are not limited to the following:

* Semantic Web and Web 2.0
* Social Networks
* Multimedia Semantics
* Contextual Multimedia Metadata
* Annotation Enriching
* Query Rewriting
* Metadata Modeling and Contextual Ontologies for Multimedia Applications
* Management of Multimedia Metadata (Relational and XML Databases, Semantic Stores, etc.)
* Multimedia Authoring
* Multimedia-based Access Control and Authorization
* Multimedia Retrieval
* Personalizing Multimedia Content
* Cross-media Clustering
* Mobile Applications
* Multimedia Web Applications and Related Metadata Support
* Novel and Challenging Multimedia Applications

Important Dates

Submission Deadline: November 15, 2010
Notification of First Round of Review: January 30, 2011
Submission of the Revised Manuscript: March 15, 2011
Notification of Final Acceptance: April 30, 2011
Camera-ready Submission: May 30, 2011


Authors are invited to submit contributions at the journal Online Submission System ( not exceeding 8000 words (approx. 20 pages single-spaced) including diagrams and references with at least 10-point Times Roman like font. All submissions will undergo a blind peer review by at least three external expert reviewers to ensure a high standard of quality. Referees will consider originality, significance, technical soundness, clarity of exposition, and relevance to the special issue topics above.  Since a 'blind' paper evaluation method will be used, authors are kindly requested to produce and provide the full paper, WITHOUT any reference to any of the authors. The manuscript must contain, in its first page, the paper title, an abstract and a list of keywords but NO NAMES OR CONTACT DETAILS WHATSOEVER are to be included in any part of this file.

Guest Editors

Richard Chbeir (Bourgogne University, France,
Vincent Oria (New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA,

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