SUMAC 2024

6th workshop on analysis, understanding
and promotion of heritage contents

Advances in machine learning, signal processing,
multimodal techniques and human-machine interaction

In conjunction with ACM Multimedia 2024
28 Oct - 1 November, 2024, Melbourne (Australia)


News and Updates



Overview


The sixth version of the SUMAC (analySis, Understanding and proMotion of heritAge Contents) workshop, like its predecessors, focuses on analyzing, processing and valorizing all types of data related to cultural heritage, including tangible and intangible heritage. As stated by UNESCO, cultural heritage provides societies with a wealth of resources inherited from the past, created in the present for the benefit of future generations.

Digital heritage data acquired are naturally massive and address a large diversity of monomodal modalities (text, structured referentials, image, video, 3D, music, sensor data). Their processing and promotion put into light several scientific challenges as well as various new use cases that are of topical interest today for the ACM Multimedia community, both for academics and industries. Like in the previous editions, we will strive to value the sharing of knowledge, algorithms and experiments; and also open source software and open data, by encouraging the submission of articles that promote this sharing policy.

Abundant heritage data is available in the most recent years. Older data, that can be called the big data of the past, are mostly locked -- they currently remain largely “hidden” from the public, in galleries, libraries, archives, museums or data producers' infrastructures. Processing heritage data to increase their visibility will act as a game changer and contribute to a large panel of communities, by enabling an outstanding pool of inter-operable data, not only as a service to citizens but also to public or private actors, by challenging the research methods at the crossing of computer science, artificial intelligence and digital humanities.


Call for Papers


The ambition of SUMAC is to bring together researchers and practitioners from different disciplines to share ideas and methods on current trends in the analysis, understanding and promotion of heritage contents. These challenges are reflected in the corresponding sub-fields of machine learning, signal processing, multi-modal techniques and human-machine interaction. We welcome research contributions for the following (but not limited to) topics:

  • Monomodal analysis: image, text, video, 3D, music, sensor data and structured referentials
  • Information retrieval for multimedia heritage
  • Automated archaeology and heritage data processing
  • Multi-modal deep learning and time series analysis for heritage data
  • Heritage modeling, visualization, and virtualization
  • Smart digitization and reconstruction of heritage data
  • Open heritage data and bench-marking

The scope of targeted applications is extensive and includes:

  • Analysis, archaeometry of artifacts
  • Diagnosis and monitoring for restoration and preventive conservation
  • Geosciences / Geomatics for cultural heritage
  • Education
  • Smart and sustainable tourism
  • Urban planning
  • Digital Twins


Important dates


  • Paper submission: July 19, 2024 (AoE)
  • Author acceptance notification: August 5, 2024
  • Camera-Ready: August 19, 2024
  • Workshop date: TBA (28 Oct - 1 Nov, 2024)


Submission guidelines


Submission format All submissions must be original work not under review at any other workshop, conference, or journal. The workshop will accept papers describing completed work (full paper) as well as work in progress (short paper). Two submission formats are accepted: a) 4 pages plus 1-page reference (short paper); or b) 8 pages plus up to 2-page reference (full paper). They must be encoded as PDF using the ACM Article Template of the main conference ACM Multimedia 2024 (https://2024.acmmm.org/regular-papers).

Peer Review and publication in ACM Digital Library Paper submissions must conform with the “double-blind” review policy. All papers will be peer-reviewed by experts in the field, they will receive at least two reviews. Acceptance will be based on relevance to the workshop, scientific novelty, and technical quality. Depending on the number, maturity and topics of the accepted submissions, the work will be presented via oral or poster sessions. The workshop papers will be published in the ACM Digital Library.

Profile Registration Openreview (submissions' portal) requires a profile with OpenReview.

IMP NOTES:

  • New profiles created without an institutional email will go through a moderation process that can take up to two weeks.
  • New profiles created with an institutional email will be activated automatically.

Submissions' Site https://openreview.net/group?id=acmmm.org/ACMMM/2024/Workshop/SUMAC


Special Highlights


Best Paper Award - We will present a best paper award, accompanied with a certificate and a trophy, similar to previous editions.


Organizers


Valerie Gouet-Brunet
Valerie Gouet-Brunet
IGN, Gustave Eiffel University, France
Website
Ronak Kosti
Ronak Kosti
Pattern Recognition Lab, FAU, Germany
Website
Li Weng
Li Weng
Zhejiang Financial College, China
Website


Keynote Speakers


TBA


Program Committee


TBA


Sponsors



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