© 2002

Visual and Multimedia Information Management

IFIP TC2/WG2.6 Sixth Working Conference on Visual Database Systems May 29–31, 2002 Brisbane, Australia

  • Xiaofang Zhou
  • Pearl Pu
Book VDB 2002

Part of the IFIP — The International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 88)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Keynote Papers

    1. Hans-J. Schek, Heiko Schuldt, Roger Weber
      Pages 1-15
    2. Hongjiang Zhang, Zhong Su
      Pages 21-35
  3. Invited Paper

    1. Lory Molesky, Jayant Sharma
      Pages 37-50
  4. Papers

    1. Zaher Aghbari, Kun-Seok Oh, Yaokai Feng, Akifumi Makinouchi
      Pages 51-65
    2. Yunyun Cao, Yoshitomo Yaginuma, Masao Sakauchi
      Pages 67-80
    3. Graciela González, Chitta Baral, Peter A. Cooper
      Pages 141-155
    4. Dennis P. Groth, Edward L. Robertson
      Pages 157-170
    5. Ryong Lee, Hiroki Takakura, Yahiko Kambayashi
      Pages 171-185
    6. Yixin Ruan, Jason Chionh, Zhiyong Huang, Lidan Shou, Kian-Lee Tan
      Pages 219-233
    7. Beat Signer, Moira C. Norrie, Peter Geissbuehler, Daniel Heiniger
      Pages 235-249
    8. Valéria Gonçalves Soares, Ana Carolina Salgado
      Pages 251-265
    9. Yuqing Song, Wei Wang, Aidong Zhang
      Pages 267-280

About this book


Current research in Visual Database Systems can be characterized by scalability, multi-modality of interaction, and higher semantic levels of data. Visual interfaces that allow users to interact with large databases must scale to web and distributed applications. Interaction with databases must employ multiple and more diversified interaction modalities, such as speech and gesture, in addition to visual exploitation. Finally, the basic elements managed in modern databases are rapidly evolving, from text, images, sound, and video, to compositions and now annotations of these media, thus incorporating ever-higher levels and different facets of semantics.
In addition to visual interfaces and multimedia databases, Visual and Multimedia Information Management includes research in the following areas:
  • Speech and aural interfaces to databases;
  • Visualization of web applications and database structure;
  • Annotation and retrieval of image databases;
  • Visual querying in geographical information systems;
  • Video databases; and
  • Virtual environment and modeling of complex shapes.
Visual and Multimedia Information Management comprises the proceedings of the sixth International Conference on Visual Database Systems, which was sponsored by the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP), and held in Brisbane, Australia, in May 2002.
This volume will be essential for researchers in the field of management of visual and multimedia information, as well as for industrial practitioners concerned with building IT products for managing visual and multimedia information.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Xiaofang Zhou
    • 1
  • Pearl Pu
    • 2
  1. 1.University of QueenslandAustralia
  2. 2.Swiss Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL)Switzerland

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