SWAD-Europe Workshop on Image Description
7 and 8 June 2004, Madrid, Spain.
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Nearby: SWAD-Europe events page | workshop report
The primary goals of this workshop are to:
- bring together developers working on practical tools for RDF-based
image (or multimedia) description
- discuss and report on different techniques for creation, storage, query
and use of image and multimedia descriptions in RDF
- Survey the state of current work, and progress that has been made (or
not, and why) since the first SWAD-E
workshop on image annotation, held in Bristol 2 years ago
Please note that this workshop will be conducted entirely in english.
- Monday, 7 June
- 9h00 Welcome
- Arrival, introduction to the workshop agenda and goals
- 9h30 Introduction
- Each participant should spend 3 or 4 minutes introducing
themselves, giving a quick idea of their work, their ideas, and
what they hope to bring to and take from the workshop.
- 10h30 Use cases
- A brief exploration of what people would like to be able to do,
but don't have tools for at the moment.
- 11h00 Coffee break
- Coffee will be provided at the meeting room.
- 11h30 Review from Bristol
- Review of the work discussed in the Bristol workshop, and
advances made on those projects.
- 13h00 Lunch
- Lunch is provided and will be in the main cafeteria.
- 14h30 Use Cases and projects
- Discussion of projects which support the use cases
- 16h00 Coffee break
- Coffee provided in the meeting room
- 16h30 Vocabularies
- Discussion of vocabularies used, available, and needed to
support projects or use cases
- 18h00 Close
- Enough for the day
- There is no formal dinner provided. Participants (and friends)
are welcome to join the organisers for dinner at a Restaurant in
- Tuesday 8 June
- The agenda is not too detailed to allow us to adapt it. One of the
goals particularly for the afternoon is to gather the results of the
discussion, to produce a report that will be useful afterwards.
- 9h00 Agenda, introductions
- Review the agenda for the day in light of Monday's discussion.
Introductions for those unable to attend Monday (and for those
who forget names and faces)
- 9h30 Projects
- Further discussion of current projects and use cases
- 11h00 Coffee
- At the meeting room
- 11h30 Lessons learned
- Particularly gathering information about things we have found
successful or difficult
- 13h00 Lunch
- As for monday, lunch in the cafeteria will be provided
- 14h30 Use cases again
- Looking back at the use cases, and seeing what we have covered,
and what new use cases have emerged.
- 16h00 Coffee
- We'll be ready for it.
- 16h30 Future paths
- What work is being done that we should keep an eye on? What
work would we like to see started?
- 18h00 Close
- Thank you, and hasta la proxima vez.
The workshop is kindly hosted by a spanish W3C member organisation, the
Ontological Engineering group at the Facultad de Informática, Universidad
Politécnica de Madrid. The workshop will take place at the Montegancedo
campus of the University, which houses the Facultad, in Room H1003, Building
1. Transport details are provided below.
The Campus is located approximately 10km due West of the city centre on
the M-40 ring road, near the residential area of Boadilla del Monte. Its
Avenida de Monteprincipe
28660 Boadilla del Monte (Madrid)
Participants should register before the 1st of June, using W3C's online registration. In order to
use this system, you need a W3C site password - if you are an employee of a
W3C member organisation you are likly to have one already, or can apply for
one. Members of the public can get a public access password
online (Note that you need to give a reason - you should say "register
access password, your information will not be passed to anyone.
Numbers will be limited, and no places can be guaranteed for people who
have not registered. In general registration will be offered on a first-come,
Participants are expected to provide a brief note (100 - 500 words) about
their relevant work and interest, and to attend both days of the workshop.
Participation in the workshop is free of charge, but participants must pay
their own expenses (transport, accommodation, etc).
A rough set of minutes and a report of the workshop will be made available
to the public after the workshop.
This list of readings will be updated in late May and again at the
beginning of June.
Work from the previous workshop
- Notes from the
Bristol meeting in 2002
- This is an IRC log of the discussion at a workshop with similar goals
to this one.
- Describing and retrieving
photos using RDF and HTTP
- A W3C Note, including descriptions of an authoring tool which is
implemented in Java.
- Annotating Images
- Work by Jim Ley, who will participate in the workshop.
images and a batch resource
- Work by Morten Frederikson, who will participate in the workshop
of User Image Descriptions (PDF) and Semantic
Annotation of Image Collections (PDF)
- Work by Laura Hollink, who will attend the workshop
- Semantic Questioner
- Some work by Progos. Peter Vosniek
from Progos will participate at the workshop, and present new tools
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Charles McCathieNevile. I will try to answer as
fast as possible - email is generally the most effective channel.
Madrid has an international airport, and train and bus stations throughout
the Iberian Peninsula and beyond.
Public transport (train/bus)
To get from to the Facultad de Informática from downtown by public
transport, take the subway to the Metro station Aluche, then take bus 591
(its first stop is Aluche station, its last is the Facultad de Informática).
This wil cost a couple of euros. You can also take a taxi from Aluche - it is
"relatively close and not too expensive". There is a 1Mb PDF map of the
Metro available, or the official
Metro site (available in english or spanish via a menu on the site) has a
moderately complex map in flash (may
default to spanish) that can calculate journey times, etc.
If you want to take a taxi, you might like to print written directions in Spanish (with map) for the taxi
driver. From the centre of the city you can expect to pay about 20€.
Driving from downtown Madrid (details and large
map available: )
- Take the N-V / A5 out, direction "Talavera").
- Follow the N-V/A5 until you reach the M-40, and take a right into the
M-40, to go north
- Exit the M-40 at exit number 36 (road "M-511 to Boadilla"), and follow
the small signs to "Facultad de Informatica". In case you do not see the
sign, simply go through the first roundabout and continue straight ahead
on the service road parallel to the M-40 until you can turn left,
crossing under the M-40.
- Continue straight and you will enter the Montegancedo Campus.
- Once inside the campus, follow the road towards the large white
building with dark green buildings behind it.
The whole trip is around 15 min once you are on the N-V/A5 (except on
UPM suggested the following 3 hotels.
(Downtown, close to the metro)
Individual room 50€, breakfast not included
Calle Don Ramón de la Cruz, 94
tel: +34 91 401 7200
fax: +34 91 402 2126
(Downtown, close to the metro)
Individual room 92€, including breakfast
Marqués de Urquijo, 4
tel: +34 91 548 1900
fax: +34 91 541 3958
NH Express, Ciudad de la Imagen
(Closest to UPM)
Individual room 81€
More information on the NH Hotels
Ctra. Boadilla del Monte Km. 2
28223 Pozuelo de Alarcón
tel: +34 91 711 0222
fax: +34 91 711 2428
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