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Refereed Track: Hypermedia and Multimedia

The media is not the only message. How media is composed, be it with video edits, display layouts or hyperlinks, also conveys important information, both for the end-user in final presentations, and for the author in selecting raw media for incorporation into presentations. Since its beginning, such composition has been a fundamental component of the World Wide Web. The Hypermedia and Multimedia Track of WWW2006 brings together the latest research in this field, showing how the Web continues to connect media, ideas and people.

Hypermedia and multimedia research investigates how media is composed and how best to exploit this compositional structure. Primary compositional components include space, time and navigation. Here, media is both final presentations and raw source media that can end up in final presentations. Media processing starts with its capture and creation by different people with different tools. We expect it then to connect media in different formats from different locations. Finally, good cutting-edge hypermedia and multimedia should make all media available to anyone, anywhere at any time, in the means best suited for them.

Potential topics for contribution to this year's track include:

  • facilitating authoring
  • unifying the media creation-to-presentation life cycle
  • personalization
  • adaptivity
  • multi-modality
  • use of context for capture, analysis, authoring and rendering
  • analysis and accessing
  • indexing and retrieval
  • link analysis
  • emerging hypermedia and multimedia standards
  • mining of media and its compositional structure
  • acquisition of media metadata
  • (semi-)automatic presentation generation
  • mobile and ubiquitous environments
  • media streaming
  • rights management
  • computational aesthetics

Accepted Papers

Cristina Hava Muntean
Jennifer McManis


  • Lloyd Rutledge, CWI, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Vice Chair)
  • Wei-Ying Ma, Microsoft Research Asia (Deputy Chair)

PC Members

  • Lloyd Rutledge, CWI, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Vice Chair)
  • Wei-Ying Ma, Microsoft Research, Asia (Deputy Chair)
  • Helen Ashman, University of Nottingham, UK
  • Susanne Boll, University of Oldenburg, Germany
  • Dick Bulterman, CWI, The Netherlands
  • Edward Chang, UC Santa Barbara, USA
  • Tsuhan Chen, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
  • Tat-Seng Chua, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Maria da Graca Pimentel, USP Sao Carlos, Brazil
  • Paul De Bra, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, The Netherlands
  • Kaj Grønbæk, University of Århus, Denmark
  • Ketan Mayer-Patel, UNC Chapel Hill, USA
  • Jocelyne Nanard, University of Montpellier, France
  • Peter Nürnberg, Aalborg University Esbjerg, Denmark
  • Lawrence A. Rowe, University of California at Berkeley, USA
  • Yong Rui, Microsoft Research, USA
  • Patrick Schmitz, UC Berkeley, USA
  • m.c. schraefel, University of Southampton, UK
  • Nicu Sebe, Universiteit van Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • John R. Smith, IBM Research, USA
  • Hari Sundaram, Arizona State University, USA
  • Utz Westermann, UC Irvine, USA
  • Lynn Wilcox, FXPAL, USA

Additional Reviewers

  • Matt Cooper
  • Laercio Baldochi
  • Pilar Herrero
  • Peter Scott

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