This book contains a selection of the revised contributions that were initially submitted to the International Workshop on Adaptive Multimedia Retrieval (AMR 2009). The workshop was organized by the Universidad Nacional de Educaci ´on a Distancia (UNED) in Madrid, Spain, during September 24–25, 2009.
The goal of the AMR workshops is to intensify the exchange of ideas between the different research communities involved in this topic, in particular those focusing on multimedia retrieval, human–computer interaction, machine learning and artificial intelligence, to provide an overview of current activities in their areas of expertise and to point out connections between them. In this spirit, the first three events were collocated with artificial intelligence-related conferences: in 2003 as a workshop of the German Conference on Artificial Intelligence (KI 2003); in the following year as part of the European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI 2004) and in 2005 co-located with the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI 2005). Because of its success, in 2006 the University of Geneva, Switzerland, organized the workshop for the first time as a standalone event; and since then it has been so: AMR 2007 was organized by the Laboratoire d’Informatique de Paris VI (LIP6) in France and AMR 2008 by the Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications, Heinrich Hertz Institute (HHI) in Berlin.
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Adaptive Multimedia Retrieval, AMR 2009, held in Madrid, Spain, in September 2009. The 12 revised full papers and the invited contribution presented were carefully reviewed. The papers are organized in topical sections on grasping multimedia streams; pinpointing music; adapting distances; understanding images; and around the user.