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Wed Feb 4 1998

FYI: CALD Workshop on Mixed Media Databases

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  1. witbrock, CALD Workshop on Mixed Media Databases

Message 1: CALD Workshop on Mixed Media Databases

Date: Tue, 3 Feb 1998 17:41:47 -0500
From: witbrock <>
Subject: CALD Workshop on Mixed Media Databases

Dear Colleague,

You are invited to participate in the Center for Automated Learning
and Discovery workshop on Mixed Media databases. This workshop will
be held in conjunction with the Conference on Automated Learning and
Discovery, being held at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh from
June the 11th to the 13th 1998.

This workshop is intended for researchers with an interest in learning
from multiple media. The workshop will emphasize both algorithms and
applications of learning with mixed media databases. Papers that
describe algorithms should cover either novel approaches designed to
benefit from mixed-media data, or modifications of standard algorithms
that utilize multiple media data sources. Application papers should
clearly demonstrate the benefits of learning from two or more types of

Different media areas to be addressed include:

 Vision: Image, Video, and VRML
 Speech and Audio
 Text, including OCR, Closed-Captioning,
 handwriting, and web-documents
 Olfactory perception
 Haptic and Touch sensing

If you would like to present at this workshop, please submit a paper
describing original research work and results. Four copies of the
paper should be submitted in hardcopy by Feb 15, 1998.

The ideal paper should cover two or more topics listed above and apply
some aspect of learning to the multiple media data. The learning may
involve, but is not limited to neural networks, as well as statistical
and probabilistic models. All statistical, probabilistic, and learning
approaches are welcome.

Papers submitted to this workshop may also be submitted to other
conferences or to journals.

If you plan to submit a paper or attend, please contact the organizers
(listed below).

Detailed submission instructions can be found at:

Selected papers from the workshop will be considered for publication
in an upcoming special issue of IEEE Expert journal.


 Shumeet Baluja (
 Christos Faloutsos (
 Alex Hauptmann (
 Michael Witbrock (

The Conference main site is at
Please visit it soon. And please forward this Call to any colleagues
who may be interested.
Michael Witbrock Justsystem Pittsburgh Research Center
Research Scientist 4616 Henry St, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: +1 412 683 9486 Fax: +1 412 683 4175
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