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ACM Multimedia 2009 Workshop on
Multimedia for Cooking and Eating Activities (CEA2009)

Beijing Hotel, Beijing, China
October 23, 2009


Workshop Description

Cooking is one of the most fundamental activities of humankind. It is not only connected with the joy of eating but also deeply affects various aspects of human life such as health, dietary, culinary art, entertainment, and human communication. Many people who cook at home require supports for cooking because it requires experience and knowledge. They may also need support for food-logging and menu planning for the well-being of their family. Needless to say, support for a good and enjoyable dinner would improve the quality of life. On the other hand, systematic cooking/eating support for elderly or physically challenged people is significantly important.

Thanks to modern technology, the basic environment needed for establishing such a support system at home is becoming rich. Recently, some home appliances are equipped with various sensing devices and a computer. Reflecting this trend, researches on supporting cooking and eating activities have started individually in many corners of the world. This workshop aims to provide an opportunity for such research groups to discover each other, introduce their trials, and discuss how it should be and where they should go.


The workshop welcomes contributions in, but not limited to, the following topics:

  • Application for cooking and eating support
  • Cooking archiving and recognition
  • Learning contents creation for cooking
  • Analysis of cooking video
  • Recipe image/video retrieval
  • Analysis and utilization on cooking recipe
  • Menu planning, dietary management, and food logging
  • Artificial agent for cooking/eating activity
  • Sensing of taste/ smell/ texture
  • Food communication (human-to-human/ human-to-computer communication)
  • Ubiquitous environment and interface in kitchen
  • Intelligent home appliance
  • Cooking navigation and supporting interface for the dementia and physically challenged persons
  • Multimedia learning contents for dietary
  • Multimedia information service for food safety and security

Workshop Program:

October 23, 2009
14:00-14:10 Opening remarks (Mutsuo Sano, Ichiro Ide)
[Session 1] Recipes and cooking activities (Chair: Yuichi Nakamura)
14:10-14:30 Talk 1-1 A Study of Object Naming According to the Manufacturing Processes in a Cooking Activity
(Yoko Yamakata, Takuya Funatomi, Koh Kakusho, Michihiko Minoh)
14:30-14:50 Talk 1-2 Finding Replaceable Materials in Cooking Recipe Texts Considering Characteristic Cooking Actions
(Yuka Shidochi, Tomokazu Takahashi, Ichiro Ide, Hiroshi Murase)
14:50-15:10 Talk 1-3 Assisting the Validity Assessment of Items based on Composition Similarity
(Hisashi Miyamori)
15:10-15:40 Break
[Session 2] Eating activities / Cooking support systems (Chair: Takuya Funatomi)
15:40-16:00 Talk 2-1 FoodLog: Capture, Analysis and Retrieval of Personal Food Images via Web
(Keigo Kitamura, Toshihiko Yamasaki, Kiyoharu Aizawa)
16:00-16:20 Talk 2-2 Drinking Activity Analysis from Fast Food Eating Video Using Generative Models
(Qing Wang, Jie Yang)
16:20-16:40 Talk 2-3 Smart Cooking Support System based on Interaction Reproducing Model
(Hideki Aoyama, Motoyuki Ozeki, Yuichi Nakamura)
16:40-17:00 Talk 2-4 A Cooking Support System for People with Higher Brain Dysfunction
(Kenzaburo Miyawaki, Mutsuo Sano, Shunichi Yonemura, Mihoko Matsuoka)
17:00-17:05 Closing remarks (Mutsuo Sano)

Paper Submission Guidelines:

Submissions to the workshop should follow the main conference guidelines . It should be prepared in double-column ACM proceedings style (sig-alternate style) not longer than eight pages, and submitted in the form of PDF files through by the deadline. All submissions must be in English. The review is double-blind. Therefore, please anonymize your submission. This means that all submissions must contain no information identifying the author(s) or their organization(s): do not put the author(s) names or affiliation(s) at the start of the paper, anonymize citations to and mentions of your own prior work in the paper, and do not include funding or other acknowledgments in papers submitted for review. During the TPC meeting, paper discussion is single-blind. Once accepted, at least one author should register to and present at the workshop to publish the paper.

Important Dates:

  Monday, June 15, 2009: Submission Deadline

  Wednesday, June 17, 2009: Title and Abstract Registration Deadline (extended)

  Sunday, June 21, 2009: Paper Submission Deadline (extended)

  Wednesday, July 15, 2009: Author Notification

  Friday, July 24, 2009: Camera Ready Deadline

  Friday, October 23, 2009: Workshop in Beijing

Organizing Committee:

Honorary chair  :  Michihiko MINOH, Kyoto University, Japan
General chair  :  Mutsuo SANO, Osaka Institute of Technology, Japan
Program chair  :  Ichiro IDE, Nagoya University / NII, Japan
Organizing chair  :  Yoko YAMAKATA, NICT, Japan
Publicity chair  :  Takuya FUNATOMI, Kyoto University, Japan
Publication chair  :  Kenzaburo MIYAWAKI, Osaka Institute of Technology, Japan

Program Committee :

Kenji Mase, Nagoya University, Japan
Yuichi Nakamura, Kyoto University, Japan
Yasushi Nakauchi, University of Tsukuba, Japan
Motoyuki Ozeki, Kyoto Institute of Technology, Japan
Hidenori Tsuji, Institute of Information Technology, Japan
Hirotada Ueda, Kyoto Sangyo University, Japan
Toshihiko Yamasaki, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Shunichi Yonemura, NTT, Japan


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