CBMI 2017 Special session

Special Session on Synergetic Media Production Architecture

15th International Workshop on Content-based Multimedia Indexing – CBMI 2017

Florence, Italy, June 19-21, 2017

Recent technological advances in UHD broadcasting and mobile social sharing, coupled with over fifty years of research and development in multimedia systems technology, mean that the time is now right for research into how user-sourced media can enrich the conventional broadcasting experience. Since the content creators and consumers are increasingly one and the same, it makes sense to engage audiences prior to broadcast.  To address the paradigm shift there is a critical need to develop necessary technology that particularly focuses on potential social networking schemes to involve users in broadcast event planning.

The paradigm shift is also reflected in the increase in popularity of live stream applications that allows for high-degree of user participation there is a critical need for technological innovation towards synergetic media production. The content production lifecycle should now consider the joint exploitation of professional content producers, the ubiquity of user generated content and the interactivity of networked social creativity. To achieve a high quality immersive experience for the users, a wide-range of technical challenges needed to be addressed. These challenge range from metadata generation from captured media stream to the establishment of evaluation procedures for QoE. The objective of this special session is to bring together researchers of different field and stimulate a discussion for addressing the challenges that lie ahead.

Topics include (but are not limited to):

  • Heterogeneous metadata extraction from media
  • Time point correlation of content among disparate media sources
  • Automatic metadata recommendation to UGC content
  • Metadata enrichment of authored content using structured information
  • User-centric sequencing of media for seamless consumption
  • Context-centric media association of professional sources with UGC
  • Evaluation procedures for QoE

Paper submission

Authors are encouraged to submit previously unpublished research papers related to the topics of each accepted special session. Authors are invited to submit full length 6 pages (to be presented as oral presentation). The submissions are peer reviewed in a single blind process. The language of the workshop is English. For guidelines and submission procedure see Paper submission.

Papers solicited for special sessions, undergo the same rigorous reviewing process of the CBMI workshop by anonymous and independent reviewers. If after the reviewing process less than 4 papers solicited for the special session are selected, the Special Session will be cancelled, and the solicited papers that passed reviewing will be presented within the main technical track of the workshop.

Important Dates

  • Paper submission deadline: February 28, 2017
  • Notification of acceptance: April 10, 2017
  • Submission of camera-ready papers: April 21, 2017

The CBMI proceedings are traditionally indexed and distributed by IEEE Xplore and ACM DL. In addition, authors of the best papers of the conference will be invited to submit extended versions of their contributions to a special issue of Multimedia Tools and Applications journal (MTAP).

Conference program now availble here. The special session will be on Day 2 (20 June) from 14:00 to 15:00


CBMI 2017 is to be hosted in the historical building “Spedale degli Innocenti” (“Hospital of the Innocents”). Designed by Filippo Brunelleschi, who received the commission in 1419 from the Arte della Seta. It was originally a children’s orphanage. It is regarded as a notable example of early Italian Renaissance architecture. The hospital, which features a nine bay loggia facing the Piazza SS. Annunziata, was built and managed by the “Arte della Seta” or Silk Guild of Florence. Today the building houses a small museum of Renaissance art with works by Luca della Robbia, Sandro Botticelli, Piero di Cosimo and Adoration of the Magi by Domenico Ghirlandaio.

Organisation Commitee

– Dr. Krishna Chandramouli, Queen Mary University of London, krishna.chandramouli@qmul.ac.uk

– Prof. Ebroul Izquierdo, Queen Mary University of London