By Alan F. Smeaton (auth.), Yannis Avrithis, Yiannis Kompatsiaris, Steffen Staab, Noel E. O’Connor (eds.)
We are thrilled to welcome you to the complaints of the first overseas convention on Semantic and electronic Media applied sciences held in Athens. SAMT 2006 goals to narrowthe huge disparity among the low-level descr- tors that may be computed immediately from multimedia content material and the ri- ness and subjectivity of semantics in consumer queries and human interpretations of audiovisual media — The Semantic hole. SAMT began as workshops, EWIMT 2004 and EWIMT 2005, that quick completed luck in attracting top quality papers from throughout Europe and past. This 12 months EWIMT became the full-?edged convention SAMT, bringing jointly boards, initiatives, - stitutions and contributors investigating the combination of data, semantics and low-level multimedia processing, and linking them with business engineers who take advantage of the underlying rising know-how. In overall, sixty eight papers have been submitted to the SAMT 2006 convention and every used to be reviewed by means of not less than self reliant reviewers. we're thankful to the membersoftheTechnicalProgramCommitteewhocompletedthesereviewsand allowed us to place jointly a truly powerful technical software of 17 papers. the choice technique used to be very aggressive with in basic terms 25% of papers being chosen for oral presentation. this system additionally incorporated invited keynote talks from Alan Smeaton and Guus Schreiber, and we're very thankful to them for his or her insightful presentations.