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ICMR 2013 : ACM International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval

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Conference Series : International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval
 
Link: http://www.icmr2013.org/
 
When Apr 16, 2013 - Apr 19, 2013
Where Dallas, Texas, USA
Abstract Registration Due Dec 5, 2012
Submission Deadline Dec 12, 2012
Notification Due Feb 1, 2013
Final Version Due Mar 1, 2013
 

Call For Papers

2013 ACM International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval (ICMR 2013)
Dallas, Texas, USA,
April 16 - 19, 2013
http://icmr2013.org/

IMPORTANT LINKS:
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CALL FOR PAPERS : http://www.icmr2013.org/downloads/ICMR13-CFP.pdf
CALL FOR TUTORIALS : http://www.icmr2013.org/downloads/tutorials-cfp.pdf
CALL FOR PANELS : http://www.icmr2013.org/downloads/panels-cfp.pdf
CALL FOR DEMOS : http://www.icmr2013.org/downloads/demos-cfp.pdf
CALL FOR SPECIAL SESSIONS : http://www.icmr2013.org/downloads/splsession-cfp.pdf
CALL FOR INDUSTRY/PRACTITIONER TRACK PRESENTATIONS: http://www.icmr2013.org/downloads/industrial-track-cfp-121001.pdf

Scroll to the end for Info on Call for Special Sessions.

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CALL FOR PAPERS
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ICMR 2013 is seeking original high quality submissions addressing innovative research in
the broad field of multimedia retrieval. We wish to highlight significant contributions
addressing the main problem of search and retrieval but also the related and equally
important issues of multimedia content management, user interaction, and communitybased
management. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

* Content- and context-based indexing, search and retrieval of images and video
* Multimedia content search and browsing on the Web
* Advanced descriptors and similarity metrics for audio, image, video and 3D data
* Multimedia content analysis and understanding
* Semantic retrieval of visual contents
* Learning and relevance feedback in media retrieval
* Query models, paradigms, and languages for multimedia retrieval
* Multimodal media search
* Human perception based multimedia retrieval
* Studies of information-seeking behavior among image/video users
* Affective/emotional interaction or interfaces for image/video retrieval
* HCI issues in multimedia retrieval
* Evaluation of multimedia retrieval systems
* High performance multimedia indexing algorithms
* Database architectures for multimedia retrieval
* Novel multimedia data management systems and applications
* Community-based multimedia content management
* Retrieval from multimodal life logs
* Interaction with medical image databases
* Satellite imagery analysis/retrieval
* Image/video summarization and visualization

IMPORTANT DATES

December 5, 2012: Abstract Submission
December 12, 2012: Paper Submission
January 15, 2013: Demo, industrial exhibits, and multimedia retrieval challenges

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CALL FOR TUTORIALS
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ICMR 2013 Tutorials solicits state-of-the-art research and applications of multimedia retrieval.
ICMR 2013 Organizing Committee cordially invites you to submit proposal for tutorials,
covering topics relevant to multimedia retrieval researchers and practitioners.
Each tutorial should be prepared such that it is 3 hours long.
Submissions should be *emailed* to the Tutorial Chairs with a *cover letter*
and an *extended abstract* by *January 15, 2013*.

The cover letter should address the following points:
- The title and length of the tutorial.
- Contact information of all presenters. This should include:
- Title (Mr/Ms/Dr/Prof/other)
- Full name
- Affiliation
- Mailing Address
- Email address
- Telephone number with country and city codes
- Home page URL
- A brief biography (max 2 paragraphs) for each presenter.

The extended abstract should not exceed 4 pages, including the following points:
- Motivation of the topic to be covered in the tutorial.
- Suitability of the proposed tutorial for Multimedia Retrieval community
(e.g., impact of the topic, who will benefit from this tutorials? students? researchers? practitioners?).
- Tutorial level (Introductory/Advanced)
- Outline of the proposed tutorial, its objectives and materials involved.
- Estimate of attendees

IMPORTANT DATES

January 15, 2013: Tutorials Submission Deadline
February 1, 2013: Notification of Acceptance

Reviewing and Contact
Tutorial proposals will be reviewed by ICMR 2013 Organizing Committee based on three criteria:
a) the likely interest of ICMR attendees in the tutorial,
b) the breadth and depth of the topic,
c) the expertise and credential of the presenter(s).

Short panel summaries of up to two pages will appear in the conference proceedings.

Tutorial Chairs: Svetha Venkatesh (svetha.venkatesh@deakin.edu.au), Dinh Phung (dinh.phung@deakin.edu.au)

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CALL FOR PANELS
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ICMR 2013 is expected to bring together leading researchers in Multimedia Retrieval from both
academia and from industry. Panel proposals are invited which address new, exciting, and
controversial issues related but not restricted to content analysis, emerging retrieval applications,
technical breakthroughs, user needs, etc. A panel proposal should indicate a panel which will be
provocative, informative, and entertaining. Panel proposals should include:
- Title of the panel
- Name, affiliation and contact information for the panel chair(s)
- Names and affiliations of the panelists and a short bio for each participant
- A summary of the topics to be covered and the potential issues of controversy
- A tentative list of questions that may be asked to the panelists

A mix of industry and academic panel members is encouraged. Short panel summaries of up to
two pages will appear in the conference proceedings.

Submission:
Panel proposals should be submitted by e-mail to the panel Co-Chairs: Nicu Sebe
(sebe@disi.unitn.it) and Alan Smeaton (alan.smeaton@dcu.ie).

IMPORTANT DATES
January 15, 2013: Panels Submission deadline
February 1, 2013: Notification

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CALL FOR DEMOS
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Effectively and efficiently retrieving information based on user needs is one of the most exciting
areas in multimedia research. The Annual ACM International Conference on Multimedia
Retrieval (ICMR) offers a great opportunity for exchanging leading-edge multimedia retrieval
ideas among researchers, practitioners and other potential users of multimedia retrieval systems.
This conference, puts together the long-lasting experience of former ACM CIVR and ACM MIR
series, is set up to illuminate the state of the arts in multimedia (text, image, video and audio)
retrieval.

ICMR 2013 is accepting proposals for technical demonstrators that will be showcased during the
conference. The session will include demonstrations of latest innovations by research and
engineering groups in industry, academia and government. ICMR 2013 is seeking original high
quality submissions addressing innovative research in the broad field of multimedia retrieval.
Demonstrations can be related to any of the topics defined by ICMR as shown in the call for
papers.

All demo submissions will be peer-reviewed to ensure maximum quality and accepted demo
papers will be included in the conference proceedings. The best demo will be awarded and
announced during the Social Event. Short introductory presentations of each demo will be given
before the demo session.

Paper Submission

Papers must be formatted according to the ACM conference style. Papers must not exceed 2
pages in 9 point font. While submitting the paper, please make sure that the names and
affiliations of the authors are included in the document. For detailed instructions:
http://www.icmr2013.org/

Important Date

January 15, 2013: Demo Paper Submission

Contacts
Cees Snoek, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands (cgmsnoek @ uva.nl)
Rahul Sukthankar, Google Research & CMU, USA (rahuls @ cs.cmu.edu)
Carlos Busso (University of Texas at Dallas) (busso @ utdallas.edu)
Yansong (Jennifer) Ren, Alcatel-Lucent, Plano, Texas (Jennifer.Ren @ alcatel-lucent.com)

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CALL FOR SPECIAL SESSIONS
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ICMR 2012 will include a number of Special Sessions for innovative and frontier topics in the field of multimedia retrieval.
Each Special Session will include around 5 papers.

The proposal for the Special Sessions should include:

- Title
- Abstract
- Contact, affiliation, and short resume of the organizers
- List of potential contributions, including:
- Title
- Authors' names and affiliation
- Abstract (500words)

Proposals will be evaluated considering the appropriateness with the conference main topics, as well as the quality of the paper abstracts.
Papers will be submitted to the submission system and will be subjected to the same peer review of regular papers.
Special sessions organizers will be responsible for the review management of the submitted papers. All papers should comply with the same template used for regular papers.

All proposals should be sent to the Special Session Chairs:
Shih-Fu Chang (Columbia University, USA) sfchang @ ee.columbia.edu and Qi Tian (University of Texas at San Antonio) qitian @ cs.utsa.edu


IMPORTANT DATES

November 15, 2012: Special Session
November 20, 2012: Special Session Acceptance
January 15, 2013: Special Session Paper Submission

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CALL FOR INDUSTRY/PRACTITIONER TRACK PRESENTATIONS
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Effectively and efficiently retrieving information based on user needs is one of the most exciting areas in multimedia research. The Annual ACM International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval (ICMR) offers a great opportunity for exchanging leading-edge multimedia retrieval ideas among researchers, practitioners and other potential users of multimedia retrieval systems. This conference, puts together the long-lasting experience of former ACM CIVR and ACM MIR series, is set up to illuminate the state of the arts in multimedia (text, image, video and audio) retrieval.

ICMR 2013 is accepting proposals for the industry/practitioner track that will be presented in the industrial sessions on the practitioners’ day of the conference. The sessions will include presentations on innovative commercial software, systems, services, and innovative applications. ICMR 2013 is seeking original high quality submissions addressing innovative research, engineering and system development in the broad field of multimedia retrieval. Presentations can be related to any of the topics defined by ICMR as shown in the call for papers.

All submissions will be peer-reviewed to ensure maximum quality and accepted industry/practitioner track papers will be included in the conference proceedings.

PAPER SUBMISSION

Papers must be formatted according to the ACM conference style. Papers must not exceed 4 pages in 9 point font. While submitting the paper, please make sure that the names and affiliations of the authors are included in the document. For detailed instructions: http://www.icmr2013.org/

IMPORTANT DATES

January 15, 2013: Paper Submission

CONTACTS
Shin’ichi Satoh, National Institute of Informatics, Japan (satoh@nii.ac.jp) Alex Hauptman, Carnegie Mellon University, USA (alex@cs.cmu.edu)

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