SocialSensor successfully organized the first International Workshop on Social Multimedia and Storytelling #somus2014 co-located with ICMR 2014 in Glasgow. The workshop took place in April 1st and was a real success.
The workshop touched upon many significant aspects of multimedia retrieval, including content analysis and understanding, content- and context-based indexing, search and retrieval, HCI technologies and issues, image/video summarization and visualization, and others. In particular, the workshop aimed at exploring different multimedia retrieval areas converging on the nexus of social multimedia and storytelling around real-world experiences, events and places. Aside the challenging research problems raised by the workshop, its topics are linked to a host of important commercial and creative applications in sectors such as media, entertainment, arts and culture, sports and music. The research and innovations encouraged by the workshop are expected to help drive the next wave of multimedia capturing and consumption technologies.
Some pictures of the workshop: