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6th International Workshop on Image Analysis for Multimedia Interactive Services
April 13-15, 2005, Montreux, Switzerland

First Announcement
Submission of special sessions proposals: October 11, 2004
Submission of extended abstract: November 29, 2004

Notification of acceptance: January 10, 2005
Submission of camera ready paper: February 7, 2005

The International Workshop on Image Analysis for Multimedia Interactive Services (WIAMIS) is one of the main international fora for the presentation and discussion of the latest technological advances in interactive multimedia services. The workshop brings together researchers and developers from academia and industry working in all areas of image, video and audio applications, with a special focus on analysis. After Louvain'97, Berlin'99, Tampere'01, London'03, and Lisbon’04, WIAMIS, is organized by EPFL and the EC project SCHEMA, in Montreux, Switzerland. The Workshop is co-located with the International Conference on Video and Image Processing –ICVIP’05 which will be held on April 11-12.

WIAMIS’05 is supported by EURASIP and IEE.

Special sessions
Contributions for organization of special sessions in key areas of particular interest to WIAMIS are encouraged. Proposals should be made by following the instructions available at

Paper Submission
Prospective contributors are invited to submit extended summaries using the on-line submission system and following the instructions available at
Accepted papers will be invited to be presented at the Workshop and are published in its CD Proceedings.

  • Multimedia content analysis and understanding
  • Content generation and manipulation
  • Content-based browsing, indexing and retrieval of images, video and audio
  • 2D/3D feature extraction
  • Advanced descriptors and similarity metrics for audio and video
  • Relevance feedback and learning systems
  • Supervised and unsupervised segmentation of objects in 2D/3D image sequences
  • Identification and tracking of regions in scenes
  • Voice/audio assisted video segmentation
  • Analysis for coding efficiency and increased error resilience
  • Analysis and understanding tools for content adaptation
  • Multimedia content adaptation tools, transcoding and transmoding
  • Content summarization and personalization strategies
  • Data hiding and copyright protection of multimedia content
  • Semantic mapping and ontologies
  • Multimedia analysis for advanced applications
  • Multimedia analysis for surveillance, broadcasting, mobile/wireless environments and the Internet
  • Multimedia analysis hardware and middleware
  • Knowledge-Assisted Multimedia Analysis
  • Semantic Web and Multimedia

Frédéric Dufaux, EPFL, Switzerland
Touradj Ebrahimi, EPFL, Switzerland
Michael Strintzis, AUTH, Greece

Technical Program Committee
Yousri Abdeljaoued, EPFL, Switzerland
Kiyoharu Aizawa, University of Tokyo, Japan
Michael Ansorge, University of Neuchatel, Switzerland
Edward J. Delp, Purdue University, USA
Moncef Gabbouj, Tampere University of Technology, Finland
Christine Guillemot, INRIA, France
Paola Hobson, Motorola, UK
Tom Huang, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Ebroul Izquierdo, Queen Mary, University of London, UK
Aggelos K. Katsaggelos, Northwestern University, USA
Hyoung-Joong Kim, Kangwon National Univ., South Korea
Yiannis Kompatsiaris, Aristotle Univ. of Thessaloniki, Greece
Riccardo Leonardi, University of Brescia, Italy
Joern Ostermann, Technical University of Hannover, Germany
Fernando Pereira, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
Andrea de Polo, Alinari, Italy
Abdul-Hamid Sadka, University of Surrey, UK
Thomas Sikora, Technical University Berlin, Germany
Murat Tekalp, University of Rochester, USA
Luis Torres, Technical University of Catalonia, Spain

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