Program Chairs

Christian Hentschel, Hasso Plattner Institute – University of Potsdam
Spiros Nikolopoulos, Centre of Research & Technology Hellas – Information Technology Institute
Harald Sack, Hasso Plattner Institute – University of Potsdam

Keynote Speaker – Dr. Ioannis Kompatsiaris

ikom.240Multimodal social media analysis for News and Events Applications

The keynote will start with a general introduction on social media analytics opportunities, examples and challenges suggesting a conceptual architecture for related applications. It will then focus on specific research approaches including large-scale visual search and clustering, multimodal technicques and learning visual classifiers using social media as training data sources. Particular emphasis is placed on the real-time, social and contextual nature of content for topic and event detection, mining, search and retrieval. Finally, demo applications on the News and Events domains will be presented incorporating user-centric media visualisation and browsing methods. The research and development is part of the FP7 EU project SocialSensor.

Program Committee

Robin Aly, University of Twente, The Netherlands
Olivier Aubert, University of Nantes, France
Pierre-Antoine Champin, LIRIS, France
Marcin Detyniecki, LIP6, France
Jana Eggink, BBC, United Kingdom
Sebastian Gerke, Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute, Germany
Lynda Hardman, CWI, The Netherlands
Bogdan Ionescu, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
Steffen Lohmann, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Bernard Merialdo, EURECOM, France
Lyndon Nixon, Modul University, Vienna, Austria
Andreas Nürnberger, Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany