Future directions in multimedia retrieval: impact of new technology


PANEL SUMMARY With experts from the multimedia research communities, this panel explores the impacts of new technology on possible future directions of research on multimedia retrieval. Recent advances in technology, such as various sensors and all kinds of cameras ranging from installed on personal phones to surveillance equipments, have contributed to the acceleration of the accumulation of various multimedia data. In addition, advances in technology in storage, networking, and web designs have made these data easily accessible. However, increasingly fast and extensive applications of these technologies in science, industry, education, entertainment, and art have also created new needs for more sophisticated tools for more efficient searching and browsing of multimedia data. We are, therefore, facing a challenge: on the one hand, the traditional retrieval techniques must now be updated into more advanced search and browsing tools that can impact users in the real-world, and on the other hand, we find ourselves, once again, in the position to envision and to provide innovative approaches in the management and the retrieval of these fastgrowing data of massive quantities. This panel discusses new research issues and problems on the topics of content analysis, user interaction, content description and indexing, and evaluation for the purpose of developing nextgeneration tools of ever more advanced applications in multimedia search and browsing.


Algorithms, Design, Experimentation, Human Factors, Performance, Standardization, Theory

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CIVR '08 Proceedings of the 2008 international conference on Content-based image and video retrieval