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Workshop on Social Multimedia and Storytelling

posted Dec 9, 2013, 11:18 AM by Symeon Papadopoulos
Call for Papers

Workshop on Social Multimedia and Storytelling (SoMuS 2014) 
Using Social Media to Capture, Mine, and Recreate Experiences, Events and Places

co-located with the 2014 ACM International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval (ICMR), Glasgow, UK, April 1 - 4, 2014

Hashtag: #somus2014

The objective of this workshop is to revisit how social multimedia is transforming the way multimedia content is captured, shared, and made available to others. In particular, we are interested on the different stages of the lifecycle of social multimedia content — from the moment something is captured, through its online sharing, collection, and processing to its remixing, repurposing, retrieval, and presentation. The nexus of all these stages is the relation of the content with user experiences, real-world places, and events. This workshop aims to cover multidisciplinary works that congregate around places, activities, and people.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • place- and event-centric social multimedia discovery and collection;
  • real-world place and event mining and analytics;
  • place and event summarization through social content;
  • social network and interaction analysis around places and events;
  • social media content geotagging and applications;
  • dynamic image and video mash-ups on real-world places and events;
  • social media visualization and aggregation of places and events;
  • event- and location-based storytelling using social media;
  • interactive social media applications;
  • sentiment and engagement analysis using social media.

Important dates:
  • Submission deadline: February 1, 2014
  • Author notification: February 28, 2014
  • Camera ready: March 10, 2014
  • Workshop day: April 1, 2014

Workshop Chairs:
  • Symeon Papadopoulos (Information Technologies Institute / CERTH)
  • Pablo Cesar (Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica - CWI)
  • Ayman Shamma (Yahoo! Research)
  • Aisling Kelliher (Carnegie Mellon University)
  • Ramesh Jain (University California, Irvine) 
A number of high-quality papers from the workshop will be invited for submission (after extension) to the IEEE MultiMedia Special Issue on Social Multimedia and Storytelling.