5th International Workshop on Image Analysis
for Multimedia Interactive Services

April 21-23, 2004, Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisboa, Portugal

Call for Papers

The International Workshop on Image Analysis for Multimedia Interactive Services (WIAMIS) is one of the main international fora for the presentation and discussion of the latest technological advances in interactive multimedia services. The workshop brings together researchers and developers from academia and industry working in all areas of image, video and audio applications, with a special focus on analysis. After Louvain'97, Berlin'99, Tampere'01 and London'03, WIAMIS, from now on held annually, will be organized in 2004 by Instituto Superior Técnico, in the city of Lisbon, Portugal.

Fernando Pereira
Instituto Superior Técnico / Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal
Paulo Lobato Correia
Instituto Superior Técnico / Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

·        Multimedia content analysis and understanding 

·        Content generation and manipulation 

·        Content-based browsing, indexing and retrieval of images, video and audio 

·        2D/3D feature extraction 

·        Advanced descriptors and similarity metrics for audio and video

·        Relevance feedback and learning systems

·        Supervised and unsupervised segmentation of objects in 2D/3D image sequences

·        Identification and tracking of regions in scenes

·        Voice/audio assisted video segmentation

·        Analysis for coding efficiency and increased error resilience

·        Analysis and understanding tools for content adaptation

·        Multimedia content adaptation tools, transcoding and transmoding

·        Content summarization and personalization strategies

·        Data hiding and copyright protection of multimedia content

·        Semantic mapping and ontologies

·        Multimedia analysis for advanced applications

·        Multimedia analysis for surveillance, broadcasting, mobile/wireless environments and the Internet

·        Multimedia analysis hardware and middleware


Invited Speakers

Tsuhan Chen:  
Face Recognition by Human and by Computer: Two Sides of the Same Coin, or Not

Ton Kalker:  
The Sense and Nonsense of Watermarking

Jens-Rainer Ohm:  
Wavelet Video Coding



Joern Ostermann:  
Facial Analysis: Tools and Applications

Moncef  Gabbouj:  
Segmentation and Indexing: Where are we?

Touradj Ebrahimi: Image and Video Analysis: Trends and Challenges


 Paper Submission

Extended summaries should be submitted using the template and the on-line submission system specified at http://amalia.img.lx.it.pt/wiamis2004/.

November 28, 2003

January 23, 2004

February 13, 2004

Submission of extended abstracts

Notification of acceptance

Submission of camera ready papers

Accepted papers will be published in the Workshop CD Proceedings. 

The best Workshop papers will be selected for publication in a WIAMIS’2004 special issue of the IEE Proceedings on Vision, Image and Signal Processing

Moreover relevant papers will be invited to submit to a special issue of IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology on the topic of "Analysis and Understanding for Video Adaptation".



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