International Workshop on Advanced Searching On Voice, Video, and Speech Contents

VVSSearch 2007

November 4-9, 2007 - Papeete, French Polynesia (Tahiti)

Technical Co-Sponsors and Logistics Supporters

This workshop is part of SEMAPRO 2007.

Submit a Paper:

Submit a paper using the same page as the SEMAPRO 2007 conference.

Touristic Information:

Touristic information is available from the hosting conference, SEMAPRO 2007.

Hotels and Travel:

Hotels and travel information is available from the hosting conference page, SEMAPRO 2007.

Call for Papers:

Searching for video, voice and speech [VVS] raises additional problems to specialized engines with respect to text search. Contextual searching and special patterns-based techniques are current solutions.

The goal of the Workshop on Advaced Searching on Voice, Video, and Speech Contents, VVSSearch 2007, is to bring together researchers from the academia and practitioners from the industry in order to address advanced techniques and mechanisms dealing with search engines for special content. Rapid search, accuracy, performance, noise and other search metrics are of particular interest.

The workshop will provide a forum where researchers shall be able to present recent research results and new research problems and directions related to them. The workshop seeks contributions presenting novel research in all aspects of advanced searching engines for voice, video and speech.

Topics of special interest (but not limited to):

  • Engines and methods for VVS advanced searching
  • Advanced process for multimedia information mining
  • Searching using metadata, semantics, and ontology
  • Advanced searching in digital libraries
  • Advanced use of  RDF and OWL
  • Patterns in VVS searching
  • Contextual VVS searching
  • Rapid VVS searching
  • Accuracy in VVS searching
  • Noise in VVS searching
  • Performance in VVS searching
  • Metrics for VVS searching
  • Text and VVS searching
  • Applications of VVS


The VVSSearch 2007 Proceedings will be published by IEEE Computer Society Conference Publishing Services and on-line via IEEE XPlore Digital Library. IEEE will index the papers with major indexes.

Important deadlines:

Full paper submission May 20, 2007
Authors notification June 16, 2007
Registration and camera ready July 1, 2007

Only .pdf or .doc files will be accepted for paper submission. All received papers will be acknowledged via the EDAS system.

Final author manuscripts will be 8.5" x 11" (two columns IEEE format), not exceeding 6 pages; max 4 extra pages allowed at additional cost. The formatting instructions can be found on the Instructions page.

Once you receive the notification of paper acceptance, you will be provided by the IEEE CS Press an online author kit with all the steps an author needs to follow to submit the final version. The author kits URL will be included in the letter of acceptance.

Technical marketing/business/positioning presentations

The conference initiates a series of business, technical marketing, and positioning presentations on the same topics. Speakers must submit a 10-12 slide deck presentations with substantial notes accompanying the slides, in the .ppt format (.pdf-ed). The slide deck will be published in the conference’s CD collection, together with the regular papers. Please send your presentations to


Tutorials provide overviews of current high interest topics. Proposals can be for half or full day tutorials. Please send your proposals to

Panel proposals:

The organizers encourage scientists and industry leaders to organize dedicated panels dealing with controversial and challenging topics and paradigms. Panel moderators are asked to identify their guests and manage that their appropriate talk supports timely reach our deadlines. Moderators must specifically submit an official proposal, indicating their background, panelist names, their affiliation, the topic of the panel, as well as short biographies.

For more information,


Witold Abramowicz, The Poznan University of Economics, Poland
Helmut Berger, Electronic Commerce Competence Center-EC3, Austria
Carmen Costilla, Technical University of Madrid, Spain
Walter Daelemans, University of Antwerp, Belgium
Alberto Del Bimbo, Università di Firenze, Italy
Petre Dini, Cisco Systems, Inc., USA // Concordia University, Canada
Ying Ding, DERI, Austria
Anca Doloc-Mihu, University of Louisiana - Lafayette, USA
Frederic Dufaux, EPFL, The Switzerland
Günther Fliedl, Universität Klagenfurt, Austria
Janusz R. Getta, University of Wollongong, USA
Prasad Jayaweera, Stockholm University // Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Dong-Seok Jeong, Inha University, Republic of Korea
Aggelos Katsaggelos, Northwestern University, USA
Lisimachos Kondi, State University of New York - Buffalo, USA
Reiner Lenz, Linköping University, Sweden
Clement Leung, Victoria University, Australia
Zhen Li, Purdue University, USA
Yong Man, Information and Communication University, South Korea
Massimo Marchiori, University of Padua, Italy
Henning Müller, University and Hospitals of Geneva, Switzerland
Juan Arturo Nolazco, Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Mexico
Yong Man Ro, Information and Communications University, Korea
Raimondo Schettini, Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Erich  Schweighofer, Universität Wien, Austria
Thomas Stockhammer, Nomor Research, Germany
Ming-Ting Sun, University of Washington, USA
Willem-Jan van den Heuvel, Tilburg University, The Netherlands
Xinyu Xu, Arizona State University, USA
Sveta Zinger, University of Groningen, the Netherlands


Tutorials are available from the hosting conference page, SEMAPRO 2007.

Preliminary Program:

Preliminary program is available from the hosting conference page, SEMAPRO 2007.

Manuscript Preparation:

Manuscript preparation is available from the hosting conference page, SEMAPRO 2007.

Registration Form:

Registration form is available from the hosting conference page, SEMAPRO 2007.


Statistics are available from the hosting conference page, SEMAPRO 2007.


Photos are available from the hosting conference page, SEMAPRO 2007.


Awards are available from the hosting conference page, SEMAPRO 2007.


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