Call for Chapter Proposals: MTAP Special Issue on Multimedia on the Web (MTAP SI MW 2011)

***** Special Issue on “Multimedia on the Web” *****

of the Multimedia Tools and Applications (MTAP) Journal, Springer.

*** DEADLINE FOR PAPER SUBMISSION November 15, 2011 ***

Special Issue Description
Streaming video has recently surpassed peer-to-peer networks in terms of network capacity hunger. Reports estimate a share of 40% of peak network capacity dedicated to entertainment, mostly streaming video. A large share of this traffic originates from web based services. YouTube alone takes up to 8% of the prime time internet traffic. So  multimedia on the web is currently a big issue. While transmission currently works in a best effort system, multimedia information systems on the web are far from being perfect. Retrieval, annotation, validated and useful metadata, reliable and trusted services, and user interaction and context-based adaptation are still under discussion and allow improvement. Currently, the Web itself faces dramatic changes, looking for example at the spread of social networks, Linked Data or the impact of HTML5 or WebM. These activities also have a deep effect on multimedia data and content provider. This special issue shall collect high quality papers from applied and basic research as well as applications for multimedia on the web.

Topics of interest for this special issue include, but are not limited to:

O Annotation of multimedia for the Web
O Multimedia databases and metadata models
O Multimedia & metadata adaptation
O Multimedia in the Social Web
O Multimedia & Linked Data
O Multimedia user communities
O Multimedia semantics & ontologies for the Web
O Proactive delivery and recommender systems
O Semantic multimedia information services
O User interaction & context
O Web based emergence and self-organization
O Web based multimedia search and retrieval

Paper Submission, Review, and Publication
All the papers should be full journal length versions and follow the guidelines set out by Multimedia Tools and Applications (
Manuscripts should be submitted online at choosing “Multimedia on the Web” as article type, no later than November 15, 2011.

Information about the manuscript (title, full list of authors, corresponding author’s contact,
abstract, and keywords) should also be sent to the corresponding editor Prof. Harald Kosch
(harald.kosch (at) All the papers will be peer-reviewed following the MTAP
reviewing procedures.

In submitting a manuscript to this special issue, the authors acknowledge that no paper
substantially similar in content has been published or submitted for publication elsewhere.

For any requests, please contact: chairs[at]mmweb2011[dot]org

Guest Editors
Harald Kosch & Florian Stegmaier, University of Passau, Germany
Ernesto Damiani, University of Milan, Italy
Ralf Klamma , RWTH Aachen, Germany
Mathias Lux, Klagenfurt University, Austria

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