DDecember 17 - 21 2006
DHammamet, Tunisia

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Information Management & Retrieval Technologies Track

On-line submission and review site (click here)


The amount, type and diversity of information available and accessible on the web is continuously increasing. Information management and retrieval techniques are being extended to take into account the key features of the emerging distributed computing environment of the web. Recent multimedia or spatial data applications require new modeling, representation and retrieval techniques.

This track will address current issues and research developments on emergent information management and retrieval technologies.


The list of topics to be covered by the track includes:

  • Data Semantics
    • Multiple Representation
    • Ontologies
    • Conceptual Data Modeling
    • Knowledge Representation and Reasoning
    • Web Semantics and Semi Structured Data
    • Semantic Caching
    • Data Warehousing and Semantic
    • Semantics in Data Visualization
    • Semantic Services for Mobile Users
    • Applications of Semantic-Driven Approaches
    • Semi-Structure Data Management, Meta Data, and XML
    • Semantic Modeling and management of Web-Based Databases
  • Spatial Information Systems and Applications
    • Spatial Modeling data modeling
    • Conceptual and logical models for GIS
    • Ontologies for GIS appalications
    • Semantics issues in GIS
    • GIS Service Modelling
    • Spatial Data Query and Retrieval
    • GIS and information GRID
    • Spatio-temporal data modeling
    • Schema mapping and evolution
    • Geographical search engines
    • Digital geographical libraries
    • Query languages and interfaces
    • Spatial information integration
    • Spatial information visualisation
    • Spatial data mining and data warehousing
    • Location-based services
    • Peer-to-peer computing for GIS
    • Interoperability and standards
    • Metadata management
    • GIS Middleware architectures
    • Environmental and Urban  GIS
    • GIS and Remote Sensing
  • Multimedia and application
    • Image and Video Databases
    • Image and Video Indexing and Retrieval
    • Emergent Semantics in Content Retrieval Systems
    • Semantics and Meta Data in Multimedia Systems
    • Content-Based Indexing, Search, and Retrieval of Multimedia Data
    • Approximate Search Techniques and the Quality of Answers
    • High-Dimensional Clustering for Indexing
    • Query Languages and Query Processing for Multimedia Retrieval
    • Multimedia Data Modeling and Visualization
    • Tools, Benchmarks, Evaluation Protocols and Standards
    • Multimedia systems, architecture, and applications
    • Multimedia networking and QoS
    • Peer-to-peer multimedia systems and streaming
    • Pervasive and interactive multimedia systems
    • Multimedia meta-modeling techniques and operating systems
    • Multimedia tools including authoring, analyzing, editing, and browsing
    • Visualization
    • Multimedia and multimodal user interfaces and interaction models
    • Multimedia file systems, databases, and retrieval
    • Multimedia security including digital watermark and encryption
  • Information security
    • Security Modeling and Protocol
    • Intrusion Avoidance, Detection, and Response
    • Web Security and Supporting Systems Security
    • Denial of Service: Attacks and Countermeasures
    • Intellectual Property Protection
    • Fundamental Services on Network and Distributed Systems
    • Security and Privacy for Emerging Technologies
    • Trust based systems


Submissions should be of length 3000-4000 words (approx. 8-12 double-space printed pages). Preference will be given to submissions that take strong or challenging positions on important emergent topics. All submissions should be in PDF or PS format. Since a "blind" paper evaluation method will be used, authors are kindly requested to produce and provide the full paper, WITHOUT any reference to any of the authors. The manuscript must contain, in its first page, the paper title, an abstract and a list of keywords but NO NAMES OR CONTACT DETAILS WHATSOEVER are to be included in any part of this file. Along with this file, an extra file is required containing the contact details of the main author. Authors should submit a full paper via electronic Submission. Submissions will be peer-reviewed by at least 2 qualified reviewers. Selection criteria will include: relevance, significance, impact, originality, technical soundness, and quality of presentation.

On-line submission site (click here)

Click on "Submit a Paper" and fill in the entire form with the main information on your paper (do not forget the abstract) to create an account for you (an email with your password will be sent to confirm). Till the paper submission deadline, you will be able to log in as registered user and submit or reload your complete paper.


Alberto Del Bimbo, University of Firenze, Italy
Ahmed Mostefaoui, U. of Franche Comté, France
Agma Juci Machado Traina, University of Sao Paulo at Sao Carlos, Brazil
Ali Mili, NJIT, USA
Arkady Zaslavsky, Melbourne University, Australia
Andreas Uhl, University Salzburg, Austria
Bénédicte Bucher, IGN-COGIT, France
Brigitte Kerherve, UQAM, Canada
Clement Leung, University of Victoria, Australia
Caetano Traina, University of Sao Paulo at Sao Carlos, Brazil
Christophe Claramunt, Ecole Navale Brest, France
Danielle Boulanger, MODEME, University of Jean Moulin, France
Ekow Otoo, University of California, USA
Ernesto Damiani, U. of Milan, Italy
Dimitri Theodoratos, NJIT, USA
Domenico Talia, U. della Calabria, Italy
Fernando Ferri, IRPPS-CNR, Italy
Geneviève Jomier, U. Paris-Dauphine, France
Guy-Alain Amoussou, Humbold U., USA
Heng Tao Shen, University of Queensland, Australia
Hisham Haddad, Kennesaw States University, USA
Husek Dusan, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Czech Republic
Ingo Wolf, T-Systems, Germany
Jaroslaw Kozlak, U. of Science and Technology Krakow, Poland
Jaroslav Pokorný, Charles University, Czech Republic
Jean-Marc Saglio, ENST, France
Jim Geller, NJIT, USA
Lionel Brunie, INSA de Lyon, France
Marco Painho, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Maria Luisa Sapino, Universita di Torino, Italy
Mario Döller, University of Passau, Germany
Mathew J. Palakal, Indiana University - Purdue University, USA
Michael Granitzer, I-Know Center, Austria
Michael Gould, Universitat Jaume I, Spain
Michel Scholl, CNAM, France
Mulugeta Libsie, U. Addis-Ababa, Ethiopia
Nico Van de Weghe, Ghent University, Belgium
Pedro Sampaio, University of Manchester, UK
Philippe Picouet, ENSTB, France
Pierre Bourque, Ecole de technologie supérieure de l'université du Québec, Canada
Pit Pichappan, Annamalai University, India
Rahman Khan, Intel Corporation, USA
Ralf Klamma, University RWTH Aachen, Germany
Ramzi Haraty, LAU, Lebanon
Richard Chbeir, Bourgogne University, France
Shin'ichi Satoh, NII, Japan
Sergio Lifshitz, PUC-Rio, Brazil
Solomon Atnafu, U. Addis-Ababa, Ethiopia
Stefan Podlipnig, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Tadeusz Morzy, Poznan University of Technology, Poland
Tamer Ozsu, U of Waterloo, Canada
Thierry Badard, Université Laval, Canada
Vasily V. Popovich, SPIIRAS, Russia
Vincent Charvillat, ENSEEIHT, France
Xiaoyang Sean Wang, University of Vermont, USA
Ying Xie, Kennesaw States University, USA


Harald Kosch (U. Passau, Germany)
Vincent Oria (NJIT, USA

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