2nd International Workshop on AI for Smart TV Content Production, Access and Delivery (AI4TV 2020)

This workshop follows the very successful first edition of AI4TV that took place at ACM Multimedia 2019 in Nice (France), https://memad.eu/ai4tv2019/ (~40 participants). It aims to bring together experts from academia and industry in order to discuss the latest research progresses on topics related to multimodal information analysis, and in particular, semantic analysis of video, audio, and textual information for intelligent digital TV content production, compliance, access and delivery. Such topics include, but are not limited to, the following multimedia analysis techniques for broadcasted TV and radio programs  as well as large TV archives:

  • Multimodal content analysis: scene segmentation, person recognition, object detection, speaker gender recognition, speaker diarization, topic identification using video, audio and metadata
  • Multimodal embeddings for multimedia (audio, visual, text, Knowledge Graph)
  • Automatic multimedia summarization
  • Automatic deep captioning
  • Automatic content description
  • Interactive multimodal search in archives
  • Hyperlinking and enrichment of TV content
  • Anomaly and violation detection in TV media contents
  • Automated TV content and camera compliance (emotion detection, fire detection, etc.)
  • Media-rich fake news detection
  • Breaking the language barrier of TV content using multimodal translation
  • Gender studies on TV and radio programs
  • Submission Due:                   Monday 30 July 2020
  • Acceptance Notification:       Monday 26 August 2020
  • Camera Ready:                      Friday   2 September 2020

Submission page:

Submissions are made via https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/MMW2020

Paper format:

Submitted papers (.pdf format) must use the ACM Article Template. Please remember to add Concepts and Keywords https://www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template

Length:

The AI4TV workshop will welcome two kinds of submissions:

  • Research papers which can be 6 to 8 pages. Up to two additional pages may be added for references. The reference pages must only contain references. Optionally, you may upload supplementary material that complements your submission (100Mb limit).
  • Demo papers which can be 2 pages.

Blinding:

Paper submissions must conform with the “double-blind” review policy. This means that the authors should not know the names of the reviewers of their papers, and reviewers should not know the names of the authors. Please prepare your paper in a way that preserves anonymity of the authors.

    • Do not put the authors’ names under the title.
    • Avoid using phrases such as “our previous work” when referring to earlier publications by the authors.
    • Remove information that may identify the authors in the acknowledgments (e.g., co-workers and grant IDs).
    • Check supplemental material (e.g., titles in the video clips, or supplementary documents) for information that may identify the authors’ identities.
    • Avoid providing links to websites that identify the authors.

Papers without appropriate blinding will be rejected without review.

Originality:

Papers submitted to ACM Multimedia must be the original work of the authors. The may not be simultaneously under review elsewhere. Publications that have been peer-reviewed and have appeared at other conferences or workshops may not be submitted to ACM Multimedia (see also the arXiv/Archive policy below). Authors should be aware that ACM has a strict policy with regard to plagiarism and self-plagiarism (https://www.acm.org/publications/policies/plagiarism). The authors’ prior work must be cited appropriately.

Author list:

Please ensure that you submit your papers with the full and final list of authors in the correct order. The author list registered for each submission is not allowed to change in any way after the paper submission deadline. (Note that this rule regards the identity of authors, e.g., typos are correctable.)

Proofreading:

Please proofread your submission carefully. It is essential that the language use  in the paper is clear and correct so that it is easily understandable. (Either US English or UK English spelling conventions are acceptable.)

ArXiv/archive policy:

In accordance with ACM guidelines, all SIGMM-sponsored conferences adhere to the following policy regarding arXiv papers:

We define a publication as a written piece documenting scientific work that was submitted for review by peers for either acceptance or rejection, and, after review, has been accepted. Documentation of scientific work that is published in a not-for-profit archive without any form of peer-review (departmental Technical Report, arXiv.org, etc.)  is not considered a publication. However, this definition of publication does include peer-reviewed workshop papers, even if they do not appear in formal proceedings. Any submission to ACM Multimedia must not have substantial overlap with prior publications or other work currently undergoing peer review.

Note that documents published on website archives are subject to change. Citing such documents is discouraged. Furthermore, ACM Multimedia will review the documents formally submitted and any additional information in a web archive version will not affect the review.

AI4TV 2020 tentative program is as follows:

  • 9:30-9:40  Workshop opening and welcome by workshop chairs, [slides]
  • 9:40-10:30 Keynote 1: TBA, [slides]
  • 10:30-11:00 Coffee break
  • 11:00-12:30 Oral Session 1
  • 12:30-14:00 Lunch
  • 14:00-14:50 Keynote 2: TBA, [slides]
  • 14:50-15:30 Oral Session 2
  • 15:30-16:00 Coffee break
  • 16:00-17:00 Demo session
  • 17:00-17:30 Wrap up, Next steps and Closing by all workshop participants
  • Maryam Amiri, Ciena Telecom, Canada
  • Olivier Aubert, University of Nantes, France
  • Werner Bailer, Joanneum Research, Austria
  • Adrian Brasoveanu, MODUL Technology GmbH, Austria
  • Jean Carrive, INA, France
  • Francesco Cricri, Nokia Technologies, Finland
  • Jiang (John) Gao, Samsung Research America, USA
  • Emir Halepovic, AT&T Labs, USA
  • Mikko Kurimo, Aalto University, Finland
  • Tiina Lindh-Knuutila, Lingsoft Language Services, Finland
  • Jia-Yu Pan, Google, USA
  • Symeon Papadopoulos, CERTH, Greece
  • Shahin Sefati, Comcast Labs, USA
  • Guan-Ming Su, Dolby Labs, USA
  • Jörg Tiedemann, University of Helsinki, Finland
  • Zhe Wu, Comcast Labs, USA
  • Honglei Zhang, Nokia Technologies, Finland
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