Multimedia and Multimodal Interaction for Disaster Management Applications (SS5:DMA)

 

This special session aims at presenting the most recent works and applications in the area of multimedia analysis and multimodal interaction in the context of security and disaster management. Leveraging on multidisciplinary expertise combining knowledge from research in multimedia analysis, as well as the multimodal interaction domains, new technologies are required to understand mainly the type of the crisis understanding from the visual context of the person calling in an emergency. This includes the global understanding of the situation based on visual data such as images, audio and transmitted video.

The main topics of interest include:

  • – Image analysis in the security and disaster management sector
  • – Video analysis in the security and disaster management sector
  • – Audio analysis in the security and disaster management sector
  • – Multimedia analysis and Decision Support Systems
  • – Semantic web approaches for multimedia security applications
  • – Semantic reasoning of crisis multimedia data in DSS
  • – Avatar development for security applications
  • – Web and social media retrieval for knowledge-based social companion applications
  • – Multimedia Information systems for crisis planning
  • – Multimedia Information systems for crisis response
  • – Multimedia Data fusion, representation, and visualization
  • – Early warning systems based on multimedia analysis

Session organizers:

  • – Anastasios Karakostas (Centre for Research and Technology Hellas, Greece)
  • – Stefanos Vrochidis (Centre for Research and Technology Hellas, Greece)
  • – Ari Karppinen (Finish Meteorological Institute, Finland)
  • – Babak Akhgar (Centre of Excellence in Terrorism, Resilience, Intelligence & Organised Crime Research (CENTRIC), Sheffield Hallam University, UK)
  • – François Brémond (STARS – INRIA – Sophia Antipoli, France)

For submitting a paper, follow the links to the submission system that can be found in the Paper Submission page.