Summer School on Multimedia Semantics

Analysis, Annotation, Retrieval and Applications

Glasgow, UK, July 15-21, 2007

After a successful SSMS 2006 in Kallithea, Chalkidiki, Greece, the second Summer School on Multimedia Semantics was held in Glasgow in 2007. It was organised by the Information Retrieval Group of the Department of Computing Science at Glasgow University and has financial and technical support from the aceMedia, K-Space, Salero and IP-RACINE projects.

Credit: Iraklis Klampanos, Efi Bakolouka, Ali Azimi Bolourian

This Summer School, bringing together leading researchers and practitioners, provides postgraduate students the opportunity to gain deeper insight into the challenges related to multimedia semantics and the increasingly emerging applications relying on multimedia understanding, and to familiarize themselves with the diverse disciplines involved. The Summer School will include lectures, discussions and interactions with guest lecturers recognised as experts in their fields, as well as demonstrations and panels. [more]

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A one-day workshop "Research Challenges in Multimedia Analysis and Retrieval" was co-located with SSMS. The workshop was held on Friday, the 20th of July. SSMS participants had the chance to take part in the panel discussion organised as part of the workshop.

Poster Competition

1st Prize

Daragh Byrne
Dublin City University, Ireland

"Making Sense of SenseCam: Exploring Extremely Large Event Oriented Lifelog Image Sets"

Highly commended

(in order from left to right as seen on the picture)

Krystian Samp, Digital Enterprise Research Institute Galway, Ireland
"Atom Interface - an interactive exploration of tree structures based on the metaphor of electrons, atoms and molecules"

Tobias Bürger, Digital Entreprise Research Institute (DERI), Austria
"Towards Self-Producing Media"

Peyman Heydarian, Queen Mary University of London, UK
"Analysis and Classification of the Persian Musical Modes"

[more on the competition, posters and participants]

Feedback from Participants

"The event covers basic stuff and novel applications. Pretty interesting event to join again and be recommended."

"Large range of topics allowing one to broaden one's mind."

"A nice opportunity to share knowledge with other PhD students and young researchers. Make the people become more aware of what's going on in areas loosley related to each other's research."

"Stimulating environment."


[Feedback from SSMS'06 participants]


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We have set up a Google discussion group regarding the summer school. We hope this will be useful to keep in touch!

Financial Support
AceMediaaceMedia, IP

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