Multimedia Analytics: Perspectives, Tools and Applications

Multimedia analytics is a new and exciting research area that combines techniques from multimedia analysis, visual analytics, and data management, with a focus on creating systems for analysing large-scale multimedia collections. The size and complexity of media collections is ever increasing, as is the desire to harvest useful information from these collections, with expected impacts ranging from the advancement of science to increased company profits. Indeed, multimedia analytics sees potential applications in diverse fields, including data journalism, urban computing, lifelogging, digital heritage, healthcare, digital forensics, natural sciences, and social media. We therefore consider multimedia analytics to be one of the core research challenges of the multimedia research community.

Recently, research papers have been published in MMM and other multimedia conferences (e.g., ACM Multimedia, ACM ICMR, Multimedia Systems, ICME) that focus on various aspects of multimedia analytics. However, we feel that the community is lacking an interactive venue for discussion, where definitions and directions can be proposed and debated, and we will provide such a venue in this special session.

This session follows two successful special sessions, "Perspectives on Multimedia Analytics" at MMM 2016 and "Multimedia Analytics: Perspectives, Tools and Applications" at MMM 2018 and 2019, as well as a keynote presentation titled "Multimedia Analytics: 2 From Data to Insight" at MMM 2017.

Topics include, but are not limited to: