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Keynote : Mobile Videos with Contextual Geo-Properties

Speaker:  Roger Zimmermann
                 (National University of Singapore)

Multimedia data such audio, images and videos are increasingly combined with other streams of contextual information such as, for example, geo-positions. The widespread availability of smartphones and tablets and the rapid improvement of integrated sensor hardware has enabled the acquisition of high-quality user-generated videos that are annotated with geo-properties. The contextual meta-data (e.g., GPS and the digital compass values) provide a continuous stream of location and viewing direction information and lead to the concept of sensor-rich videos. This contextual information is considerably smaller in size than the visual content and is helpful in effectively and efficiently managing large repositories of videos. This talk presents on overview of our group’s work in the areas of geo-referenced, sensor-rich video management. I will describe some of the technologies that we have developed and our experimental experiences. Utilizing sensor meta-data effectively presents many challenges in query processing, especially because real-world sensor data is noisy and sometimes inaccurate. In this talk I will present some of the challenges raised by large-scale geo-referenced applications, some approaches and solutions, and future opportunities.

Short Biography

Dr. Roger Zimmermann is an associate professor at the National University of Singapore (NUS) and was recently an adjunct associate professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Southern California (USC). He is also a deputy director with the Interactive and Digital Media Institute (IDMI) at NUS and a co-director of the Centre of Social Media Innovations for Communities (COSMIC), a research institute funded by the National Research Foundation (NRF) of Singapore. Prior to joining NUS he held the position of Research Area Director with the Integrated Media Systems Center (IMSC) at the University of Southern California (USC). He received his Ph.D. degree from USC. Among his research interests are mobile video management, streaming media architectures, distributed and peer-to-peer systems, spatio-temporal data management and location-based services. Dr. Zimmermann is a Senior Member of IEEE and a member of ACM. He has co-authored a book, six patents and more than hundred-eighty conference publications, journal articles and book chapters in the areas of multimedia and information management. Dr. Zimmermann is on the editorial boards of the IEEE Multimedia Communications Technical Committee (MMTC) R-Letter and the Springer International Journal of Multimedia Tools and Applications. He is also an associate editor for the ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications journal. He has served on the conference program committees of many leading conferences and as reviewer of many journals. Additional details can be found on his website at