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Special Issue Theme: Beyond Multimedia and XML Streams Querying and Mining

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Deadline May 30, 2009
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Special Issue Theme: Beyond Multimedia and XML Streams Querying and Mining International Journal of Business Intelligence and Data Mining Guest Editor(s): Richard Chbeir, Agma J. M. Traina, Catherine Berrut

May 30, 2009: One-page abstract (containing the names, affiliations, and
contact details of the author(s))
June 30, 2009: Full Paper Submission Deadline

Over the last decade, information has become available and reachable
anywhere and everywhere. As a result, we have seen an explosion of
multimedia and XML streams captured from multitudes of sources monitoring
just about every aspect of life. This has lead to the emergence of a new
generation of ambient and context-aware applications. Mining and querying
the resulting large datasets is possibly the only way to discover
information and extract new knowledge in them. One of the challenges is
bridging several disciplines, such as database systems, XML and information
retrieval, artificial intelligence, and multimedia processing. Thus, it has
become important to understand multimedia and XML streams mining and
querying techniques, how such techniques can contribute to new knowledge
discovery, and how to organize and manage the discovered knowledge.

The goal of this special issue is to assess the current state-of-the-art in,
and chart the major challenges and future directions, of mining and querying
multimedia and XML streams. It aims to provide a broad overview of the
field, by including a wide range of contributions from a diverse group of

Themes and Topics
Original unpublished contributions, not under current review by any other
journal or conference, are solicited in relevant areas including (but not
limited to) the following:

- Multimedia and spatio-temporal mining techniques
- Clustering
- Classification
- Mining very large and heterogeneous multimedia data sets and/or XML data
- Querying techniques for handling sparsely sampled data (missing data),
and noisy data
- Processing and querying of online and XML streams
- Multimedia query processing and optimization
- Query rewriting on streams
- Data and classifier decision fusion for multi-modal queries
- Adaptive analytics
- Stream processing and mining for data reduction
- Summarization and abstraction
- Complexity/accuracy tradeoffs
- Interoperability between streams
- Ontology for streaming
- Novel applications
- Sensor and ad-hoc networks
- P2P systems
- Enterprise environments
- Audio/Image/Video DBMSs
- Mining system for medical multimedia data
- Multimedia segmentation
- Visualization
- Semantic web and annotation
- Content-based image/video retrieval systems
- Access Control and Authorization

Submit your paper at (please follow
the instructions for authors -- details can be found at Please contact one of the
Guest Editors with any questions or concerns. All submissions will be
peer-reviewed by at least two expert reviewers to ensure a high quality
standard. Referees will consider originality, significance, technical
soundness, clarity of exposition, and relevance to the special issue topics

The Importance of the Special Issue
The topics of the special issue are timely as there is a growing interest in
these issues. The emphasis of the proposed Special Issue is to present to
readers of the International Journal of Business Intelligence and Data
Mining the latest research results, developments, and outstanding issues in
mining and querying of multimedia and XML streams. Papers will be selected
to present a broad balance between research projects and industrial best

Estimated Number of Articles

Approximate Paper Length
15~18 journal pages

- May 30, 2009: One-page abstract containing the names, affiliations, and
contact details of the author(s)
- June 30, 2009: Full Paper Submission Deadline
- October 30, 2009: Notification of First Round of Reviews
- November 30, 2009: Submission of Revised Manuscripts
- December 30, 2009: Final Acceptance Notification
- February 15, 2010: Camera-ready Submission
- Publication Date : First available issue

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