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October-December 2009 (vol. 16 no. 4)
pp. 8-11
Richard Chbeir, Bourgogne University
Harald Kosch, University of Passau
Frederic Andres, National Institute of Informatics
Hiroshi Ishikawa, Shizuoka University

This special issue assesses the current status and technologies and describes major challenges and proper solutions for effective multimedia production and management related to evolving Semantic Web strategies. The included articles, which cover different facets of the semantic management of multimedia and multimedia metadata from retrieval and processing to consumption and presentation, represent a step forward in research targeted at improving aspects of the semantic metadata life cycle.

1. B. al Bouna, R. Chbeir, and S. Marrara, "Enforcing Role Based Access Control Model with Multimedia Signatures," J. Systems Architecture—Embedded Systems Design, vol. 55, no. 4, 2009, pp. 264-274.
2. L. Brunie et al., "Multimedia Metadata Standards," Encyclopedia of Multimedia, 2nd ed., B. Furht ed., Springer-Verlag, 2008.
3. G. Chalhoub, R. Chbeir, and K. Yétongnon, "Flexible Shape-Based Query Rewriting," Proc. 7th Int'l Conf. Flexible Query Answering Systems (FQAS), LNCS 4027, Springer, 2006, pp 427-440.
4. H. Kosch et al., "The Life Cycle of Multimedia Metadata," IEEE MultiMedia, vol. 12, no. 1, 2005, pp. 80-86.
5. S. Saad et al., "Towards Multimedia Fragmentation," Proc. 10th East European Conf. Advances in Databases and Information Systems (Adbis), LNCS 4152, Springer, 2006, pp 415-429.
6. M. Granitzer, M. Lux, and M. Spaniol eds., "Multimedia Semantics—The Role of Metadata," Studies in Computational Intelligence, vol. 101,Springer, 2008, XII, p. 262.

Index Terms:
multimedia semantics, multimedia metadata, metadata lifecycle, multimedia databases, image retrieval, guest editors' introduction
Richard Chbeir, Harald Kosch, Frederic Andres, Hiroshi Ishikawa, "Guest Editors' Introduction: Multimedia Metadata and Semantic Management," IEEE Multimedia, vol. 16, no. 4, pp. 8-11, Oct.-Dec. 2009, doi:10.1109/MMUL.2009.101
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