MMKM Workshop

Future Directions in Multimedia Knowledge Management

Alex Hauptmann, Frederic Fol Leymarie, Wolfgang Nejdl, Maja Pantic, Thomas Seidl, Steffen Staab, Ken Wood
This event took place on 14th February 2008 at 10:15am (10:15 GMT)
Berrill Lecture Theatre, The Open University, Walton Hall Campus, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Chair: Prof Stefan Rueger, KMi (OU)

The purpose of this workshop is to explore possible future directions of Multimedia Knowledge Management from the perspectives of different areas: Information Retrieval, Databases, Semantic Web, Industrial Applications, Human-Computer-Interaction and the Arts. Experts in these respective areas have agreed to give a short talk and discuss in a panel session with the audience at the future and synergies that these research area might hold:

The workshop will reflect on a rapidly changing world of digital multimedia: communities create huge resources (wikiversity and -pedia, Flickr photo sharing); video is available in virtually unlimited quantity (youtube); broadcasters brace themselves for video-on-demand rather than linear channels; personalisation is on the rise not only at online-shop portals and iTune playlists but also in specific drugs for your genes; folksonomies replace taxonomies; thresholds of making web-services a business vanish as storage space and cpu-time become scalable commodities (the amazon cloud, web 2.0); people discover the long tail, where all is made available and the difficulty is "just" to find it. Where is all this going?

This workshop is designed to bring together exponents from different, but related multimedia knowledge management areas, share knowledge, explore possible interactions, understand different perspectives, and take first steps towards developing future collaborations.


09:45-10:15 Arrival, registration, coffee [in cafeteria, ground floor, Berrill Building]
10:15-10:30 Prof Stefan Rueger, The Open University Welcome and Information on the MMKM Network [Berrill lecture theatre]
10:30 Prof Frederic Fol Leymarie, Goldsmiths, University of London. The future of multimedia and the arts
11:00 Dr Alex Hauptmann, Carnegie Mellon University. The future of multimedia information retrieval
11:30 Prof Thomas Seidl, RWTH Aachen University. The future of multimedia databases and data mining

12:00-13:30 Lunch, Poster session and networking [Berrill Cafe and Berrill Foyer]

13:30-15:30 position talks
13:30 Prof Wolfgang Nejdl, L3S, University of Hanover. So how can I ask for it?
14:00 Prof Steffen Staab, University of Koblenz-Landau. A Bright Future for Multimedia in the Semantic Web
14:30 Dr Ken Wood, Deputy Director, Microsoft Research Cambridge. Multimedia retrieval for real people
15:00 Prof Maja Pantic, Imperial College London. The future of multimedia and multimodal interfaces

15:30-16:00 coffee & refreshments [Berrill cafe]

16:10-16:40 Panel session: Future directions in Multimedia Knowledge Management with all speakers
16:40-16:50 Wrap-up and close

Presentations can be viewed or downloaded here:
Stefan Rueger MMKM.pdf
Steffen staab MMKM.ppt
Alex Hauptmann.pdf
Frederic Fol Leymarie.pdf
Maja Pantic.pdf
Thomas Seidl.pdf
10:15 am MMKM Workshop Session 1
1:30 pm MMKM Workshop Session 2
4:10 pm MMKM Workshop Session 3

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