1st International Workshop on Multimedia Verification
at the ACM Multimedia Conference, October 23 - 27,
Mountain View, CA, USA
Multimedia, especially when also including video, is a very powerful medium for broadcasting and sharing online, particularly in response to the need of obtaining timely information about what is happening directly around us and elsewhere in the world. The digital media revolution and the convergence of social media with broadband wired and wireless connectivity have already brought breaking news to a multitude of online multimedia platforms, both traditional and new ones. Furthermore, news organizations delivering information by Web streams and TV broadcast (be it traditional organizations or new, primarily Web-based and sometimes semi-professional news outlets) increasingly rely on user-generated multimedia recordings of breaking and developing news events shared by others in social media for illustrating a story. However, there is not only richness and expressiveness of information in user-generated multimedia; there is also a high risk of deception and misinformation. Access to increasingly sophisticated multimedia editing and content management tools, and the ease with which fake information spreads in electronic networks, means that news outlets and social platforms that wish to remain reputable, as well as amateurs re-publishing a multimedia item (e.g. bloggers), need to carefully verify third-party content before (re-)publishing it. This is vital in order to break news quickly, but not at the expense of accuracy and factuality. In addition to this, even individual consumers of TV and online social media and multimedia sharing services are increasingly aware of the risk of deception that exists in media sharing. That is why increasingly more people are becoming interested in simple ways of understanding what to trust, how to assess the veracity of information, and how to debunk fakes.
The goal of this workshop is to bring together multimedia and video processing researchers, social media researchers, digital multimedia forensics experts, new media professionals, as well as multimedia and social sharing platform representatives, in an interdisciplinary forum for presenting and discussing the latest advances and open challenges in multimedia verification.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
(the above link to the paper submission site will be activated soon)
(tentative; final dates to be announced soon)
We invite original work in the above specified and any other related areas.
Submissions may be up to 6 pages long, including references, formatted according to ACM MM 2017 guidelines for regular papers (using the acm-sigconf template which can be obtained from the ACM proceedings style page), and adhering to the double-blind review policy.
The submissions should explicitly explain how they relate to the overall goal of multimedia verification, and what kind of benefits the techniques proposed therein provide to the potential users of the content. Each submission to the workshop will be peer-reviewed by at least three expert reviewers.
To be announced