Event-based Personal Multimedia Management


Juan Camilo Pinzon

Oral Defence Date: 

Tuesday, December 12, 2006 - 16:30


TH 935


4:30 PM


Prof. Rahul singh, Prof. Dragutin Petkovic


This thesis is the product of an extensive research to create an event-based application to manage personal multimedia. It is motivated by the necessity to develop new tools that assists users in the administration of their personal data due to the continuous growth of multimedia information. Effective assimilation of such information requires recognizing the semantic correlations between media and the ability to model and interact with them in a unified manner. We propose event-based modeling as its center to unify and organize information. Building on this idea, this research proposes a series of operations as well as visualizations that not only allow event generation and manipulation, but also allow interacting with various semantically important characteristics of the underlying information. The prototype application is built using the experiential computing methodology and focuses on how this approach contributes to multimedia exploration and interaction using space and time. Results of the research include an application and a user study that reflects suggestions on the workflow and automation of event detection, annotation, manipulation and display.

Juan Camilo Pinzon

multimedia, unified modeling, events, experiential, spatio - temporal navigation, annotations