Informatics, TU Vienna

User Intentions in Visual Information Retrieval & Multimedia Information Systems

How to build better multimedia information systems?

Abstract

How to build better multimedia information systems? Management and organization of multimedia data has become easier thanks to the wide availability of metadata as well as advances in content-based image retrieval (CBIR); these advances, however, do not address what matters the most: the actual users of multimedia information systems. The goals and aims of users, i.e., their intentions, need to be put into focus in some creative way. This talk introduces the very notion of user intentions in multimedia information systems and discusses challenges and approaches in this new topic.

Biography

Mathias Lux is Senior Assistant Professor at the Institute for Information Technology (ITEC) at Klagenfurt University. He is working on user intentions in multimedia retrieval and production and emergent semantics in social multimedia computing. In his scientific career he has (co-) authored more than 70 scientific publications, has served in multiple program committees and as reviewer of international conferences, journals and magazines, and has organized multiple scientific events. Mathias Lux is also well known for the development of the award winning and popular open source tools Caliph & Emir and LIRE for multimedia information retrieval.

Note

This talk is organized by the Interactive Media Systems Group at the Institute of Software Technology & Interactive Systems.