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Informatik 5 presents at the Workshop on Interoperable Social Multimedia Applications WISMA 2010

Several researchers from the "Metadata in Community Information Systems" group will present their research in the next two days at the WISMA 2010 (http://dmag.ac.upc.edu/conferences/wisma2010) Workshop in Barcelona.

Workshop on Interoperable Social Multimedia Applications - WISMA 2010 11th International Workshop of the Multimedia Metadata Community Conference date: 19th-20th May 2010 Workshop venue: Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona (Spain) In the Web 2.0, a growing amount of multimedia content is being shared on Social Networks. Due to the dynamic and ubiquitous nature of this content (and associated descriptors), new interesting challenges for indexing, access, and search and retrieval have arisen. In addition, there is a growing concern on privacy protection, as a lot of personal data is being exchanged. Teenagers (and even younger kids), for example, require special protection applications; while adults are willing to have a higher control over the access to content. Furthermore, the integration of mobile technologies with the Web 2.0 applications is also an interesting area of research that needs to be addressed; not only in terms of content protection, but also considering the implementation of new and enriched context-aware applications. Finally, social multimedia is also expected to improve the performance of traditional multimedia information search and retrieval approaches by contributing to bridge the semantic gap. The integration of these aspects, however, is not trivial and has created a new interdisciplinary area of research. In any case, there is a common issue that needs to be addressed in all the previously identified social multimedia applications: the interoperability and extensibility of their applications. Thus, the workshop is particularly interested in research contributions based on standards.

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