We are pleased to welcome you to the proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Semantic and Digital Media Technologies held in Saarbrücken, Germany.
Large amounts of multimedia material, such as images, audio, video, and 3D/4D material, as well as computer-generated 2D, 3D, and 4D content, already exist and are growing at increasing rates. While these amounts are growing, managing, distribution of, and access to multimedia material are becoming ever harder, both for lay and professional users.
The SAMT conference series tackles these problems by investigating the semantics and pragmatics of multimedia generation, management, and user access. The conference targets scientifically valuable research tackling the semantic gap between the low-level signal data representation of multimedia material and the high-level meaning that providers, consumers, and prosumers associate with the content. In a highly selective review procedure only 12 full research papers and 4 short poster papers were selected for inclusion in these proceedings.