Visual Interfaces for Tagging and Annotating the Hypermedia Web and Beyond

Special Session in VLC 2010 International Workshop

The 16th International Conference on Distributed Multimedia Systems (DMS 2010)

Hyatt Lodge at McDonald's Campus, Oak Brook, Illinois, USA October 14 to October 16, 2010
Organized by Knowledge Systems Institute, U.S.A.

Social tagging and annotation are applied nowadays to a variety of multimedia objects available on the web, including pages, images, video, sounds and other types of data.

While these techniques suffer from drawbacks, such as information fuzziness, they are very popular because they represent a powerful opportunity for users to participate and share knowledge on the web, attaching it to information provided by the users themselves or by other authors.

The involvement of different user communities during the tagging/annotating process may be twofold: to tag/annotate information content in a collaborative way for social purposes in order to foster further discussions and exchange of opinions or to tag/annotate information content for enabling knowledge growth and rapid and efficient researches for user’s personal purposes.

In the latest years, the application of these techniques has gone beyond the limits of the pure hypermedia web, focusing on objects belonging to other domains, such as geolocalized maps or 3D data.

The focus of this session is on the proposal of methodologies, architectures and visual interfaces enabling users to associate and use tags and annotation in connection with any type of information, available on the hypermedia web and beyond.

In particular, the proposals may focus on different interaction paradigms, such as wimp and post-wimp interaction, and consider innovative application to unexplored types of information objects and domains.

The proposal of visual interfaces that enable user participation and information sharing beyond the desktop environment – with a particular emphasis on mobile and augmented reality environments - are encouraged.


The topics for this session include (but they are not limited to):


All the submitted papers will be reviewed by the International Program Committee members. Accepted papers will be published in the Proceedings of DMS 2010. When submitting your paper(s) to the special track on exploring knowledge creation and interaction through social tagging and annotation, please select the item "Visual Interfaces for Tagging and Annotating the Hypermedia Web and Beyond - Pittarello and Valtolina" in the "Paper Type" menu appearing in the Paper Submission Form (


Fabio Pittarello
Department of Computer Science, University Ca' Foscari Venezia
Tel +39 041 2348435

Stefano Valtolina
Department of Computer Science and Communication, University degli Studi di Milano
Tel +39 0250314009