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Call for Book Chapters on Social Media Retrieval

posted Oct 6, 2011, 5:50 AM by Christian Timmerer
SOCIAL MEDIA RETRIEVAL, a book edited by:
  • Dr. Naeem Ramzan, Queen Mary University of London, UK 
  • Dr. Roelof van Zwol, Yahoo! Research, USA 
  • Dr. Jong-Seok Lee, Yonsei University, Korea 
  • Dr. Kai Clüver, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany 
  • Dr. Xian-Sheng Hua, Microsoft, USA 
To be published by Springer in “Computer Communications and Networks series”

  • Deadline for proposals: November 15, 2011 
  • Acceptance notification of chapter proposal: December 15, 2011
  • Chapter deadline: March 1, 2012
  • Acceptance notification and review results: April 1, 2012
  • Revision deadline: May 1, 2012 

Multimedia content has become ubiquitous on the web, creating new challenges for indexing, access, search and retrieval. At the same time, much of this content is made available on content sharing websites such as YouTube or Flickr, or shared on social networks like Facebook. In such environments, the content is usually accompanied with metadata, tags, ratings, comments, information about the uploader and their social network, etc. Analysis of these "social media" shows a great potential in improving the performance of traditional multimedia information analysis/retrieval approaches by bridging the semantic gap between the "objective" multimedia content analysis and "subjective" users' needs and impressions. The integration of these aspects, however, is non-trivial and has created a vibrant, interdisciplinary field of research. The main objective of this book is to provide in-depth knowledge that explicitly exploits the synergy between multimedia content analysis, personalization, and next generation networking and community aspects of social networks. We believe that this integration could result in robust, personalized multimedia services, providing users with an improved multimedia centric quality of experience (QoE) awareness. In response to the booming developments in social networks, this edited book intends to keep readers abreast of the current research and development trends in this area by bringing together high quality chapters.

Objective of the book

This edited book is anticipated to be an assortment of tutorials, surveys, and original contributions that concentrate on the most contemporary advances in social media retrieval. The principle aspiration of this edited book is not only to cover the theoretical and practical fundamentals, but also cover the state-of-the-art techniques and challenges of the subject area. A number of promising developments and innovative guidelines will also be explained in this edited book with the aim of motivating further work and providing an informative overview for academic research and practice.

Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following

Social Networks on Multimedia Applications
  • Social networks analysis to multimedia content personalization and adaptation
  • Multimedia interaction in networked communities
  • Social multimedia applications (e.g. P2P applications, multimedia broadcasting, social collections & networking, lifelogging) 
Personalization and Adaptation of Multimedia Content
  • Personalized access to multimedia content
  • Multimedia indexing/search/retrieval
  • Implicit and explicit media tagging
  • Multimedia content-based recommendation and collaborative filtering
  • Interactive multimedia systems
  • Semantic technologies for multimedia content personalization and adaptation
  • Adaptive models for exploration of multimedia archives: adaptive browsing, collaborative search
  • Adaptive user interfaces for multimedia browsing and searching
  • Sentiment analysis on multimedia systems
  • Evaluation of adaptive multimedia systems 
Distributed Media
  • Ubiquitous access to multimedia content and pervasive multimedia content delivery
  • Techniques for robust and scalable distribution of multimedia content
  • Robust distribution of multimedia services over heterogeneous networks and access technologies 
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