ISKOI: Multimedia semantics: Koblenz: Aug 23-28

Ansgar Scherp isko at
Wed May 13 14:10:00 CEST 2009

Please forward to interested colleagues and students

-- University of Koblenz, Germany --

Managing and Modeling of Multimedia and  User Generated Content in Web 3.0
23-28 August 2009, Koblenz, Germany
Application deadline: 15 May 2009 (Friday)


We are pleased to announce 4th edition of Summer School on Multimedia
Semantics. This summer school series successfully started in 2006,
each year offering top level education at great European locations
(Kallithea, Greece; Glasgow, UK; Crete, Greece) for students from all
over the world. Summer School on Multimedia Semantics is intended for
PhD and Master students, who want to learn more on use of semantics in
various media. We offer lectures by leading researchers in the field.
Organized student poster sessions will create unique networking
opportunities. They are excellent place to present your work, get
comments and feedback from senior researchers, or exchange ideas with
other participants.


 * Social Media Modeling
 * Audio Processing and Semantics
 * Video Analysis and Semantic Retrieval
 * Multimedia Personalization


 * Prof. Dr. Karlheinz Brandenburg (IDMT Fraunhofer, Germany)
 * Prof. Dr. Andreas Nuernberger (University of Magdeburg, Germany)
 * Prof. Dr. Lynda Hardman (Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica, Netherlands)
 * Prof. Dr. Steffen Staab (University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany)
 * Prof. Dr. Andreas Hotho (University of Kassel, Germany)
 * Dr. Marcel Worring (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands)
 * Prof. Dr. Fabio Ciravegna (University of Sheffield, England)
 * Dr. Yiannis Kompatsiaris (ITI, Greece)
 * Prof. Dr. Noel O`Connor (Dublin City University, Ireland)
 * Dr. Ansgar Scherp (University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany)


We welcome applicants from anywhere in the world. Summer school is
mainly addressed for graduate students (Masters and PhD). Each
participant is required to bring a poster presenting her/his work.
Organized poster sessions will allow to exchange ideas and get
feedback on your research.
Applications must be send directly to Ruth Götten (
confsec at ) - PDF, MsWord or plain text are preferred.

Application must include:
- your name,
- organization,
- name of your supervisor(s),
- abstract of your work (limit: 1 page)

More details available at:

CONTACT: confsec at


Koblenz (which means: merging of the rivers) is situated in the
picturesque valley of the Rhine and Moselle. Middle Rhine Valley is a
UNESCO World Heritage site ( )
City is by four mountain ranges with many vineyards in the valley, its
narrow alleyways and happy atmosphere, Koblenz is welcoming town for
guests from all over the world. The town has old traditions, reaching
over 2000 years to the times of the Roman empire. More at


The Summer School classes will be held at the Campus of the University
Koblenz-Landau ( ).
Suggested accommodation is provided by "Contel" Hotel ( ) in Koblenz, which is conveniently
located within walking distance from the Koblenz campus. Various other
options for housing in different price ranges are also available -
check SSMS'09 website for more details.
Study hard and enjoy summer! Each day of intensive study is followed
by a different social event. Participants and lecturers will find many
opportunities to talk, socialize and have more direct contact outside
of the classroom. On Wednesday we plan a longer, half-day trip outside
of Koblenz.


 Application deadline:   15 May 2009
 Acceptance notification:   1 June 2009
 Registration deadline:   15 June 2009
 Summer School:  23 - 28 August


The tuition fee for each student is 350 EUR. It covers lectures,
meals, excursion and other organized social events.
Accommodation is NOT included in the tuition. If you have questions,
please contact Ruth Götten at confsec at


We offer a limited number of student scholarships that cover the
tuition fee for the summer school. To apply for a scholarship, please
attach a letter to your application (limit 1 page) explaining what you
expect to learn during the summer school in Koblenz, motivate why you
apply for this scholarship and clarify why you cannot use other funds.


 * Dr. Yiannis Kompatsiaris, ITI, Greece
 * Prof. Dr. Ebroul Izquierdo, Queen Mary University London, England
 * Prof. Dr. Lynda Hardman, CWI, The Netherlands
 * Prof. Dr. Fabio Ciravegna, University of Sheffield, England
 * Prof. Dr. Alan Smeaton, Dublin City University, Ireland


 * Prof. Dr. Steffen Staab
 * Dr. Ansgar Scherp
 * Dr. Marcin Grzegorzek
 * Dr. Maciej Janik
 * Ruth Götten, Dipl.-Päd.

Dr. Ansgar Scherp
University of Koblenz-Landau
Institute for Computer Science    Phone: +49(0)261/287-2717
Universitätsstraße 1              Fax  : +49(0)261/287-2721
D-56070 Koblenz-Metternich        Mail : scherp at

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