First International Workshop on Multimedia Analysis and Uncertainty Representation (MAUR)
Half Day Workshop
Wednesday December 6 2006 – Athens, Greece
To be held as part of the 1st International Conference on Semantic and Digital Media Technologies (6-8 December 2006)
Multimedia processing like analysis and retrieval are inherently difficult tasks. In order to assist multimedia processing algorithms and applications, researchers are proposing ways to enrich multimedia algorithms with knowledge representational formalisms. In this way the multimedia processing techniques could take advantage of formal representation and automated reasoning methods.
On the other hand multimedia processing algorithms are usually facing a huge amount of uncertain and imprecise knowledge. Hence knowledge representational formalisms must be equipped with mechanisms that are able to cope with such type of knowledge.
The last couple of years a quite impressive number of uncertainty handling formalism have been developed, like fuzzy and probabilistic Description Logics, fuzzy, possibilistic and probabilistic Logic Programming languages etc. Such logical formalisms combine expressive power and decidable reasoning techniques.
The use of such formalisms in multimedia applications would greatly benefit these applications and will provide new research results.
This workshop invites contributions on all topics related to knowledge based multimedia analysis and retrieval with a special emphasis on techniques that are using uncertainty handling mechanisms.