ACM International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval (ICMR) 2012 Demos

ACM International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval (ICMR) 2012 June 5-8, 2012, Hong Kong ======================================================================= (A) SPECIAL SESSION -- Call for Proposals ======================================================================= 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 session will be introduced with an overview paper and followed by the other authors' contributions. 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 Chairs Clement Chia ( and Rainer Lienhart ( *IMPORTANT DATES* November 15, 2011 : Special Session November 20, 2011 : Special Session January 15, 2012: Paper Submission March 15, 2012: Notification of acceptance April 5, 2012: Submission of camera-ready papers ======================================================================= (B) TUTORIAL -- Call for Tutorials ======================================================================= The ICMR 2012 Organizing Committee invites proposals for tutorials. ICMR 2012 will take place in Hong Kong from 5th to 8th, June, 2012. The tutorials will be held on the first of the ICMR 2012 (June 5th). We seek proposals for half-day (3 hours) and full-day (6 hours) tutorials. We are interested in tutorials on established or emerging research topics within the field itself, but we also welcome tutorials from related research fields or application areas. The ideal tutorial should attract a wide audience, be broad enough to provide a gentle introduction to the chosen research area, and should also cover the most important contributions in depth. Proposals that exclusively focus on the presenter's own work or commercial presentations are not eligible. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: - Content/semantic/affective based indexing and retrieval - Large-scale and web-scale multimedia processing - Integration of content, meta data and social network - Scalable and distributed search - User behavior and HCI issues in multimedia retrieval - Advanced descriptors and similarity metrics - Multimedia fusion - High performance indexing algorithms - Machine learning for multimedia retrieval - Ontology for annotation and search - 3D video and model processing - Large-scale summarization and visualization - Performance evaluation - Very large scale multimedia corpus - Navigation and browsing on the Web - Retrieval from multimodal lifelogs - Database architectures for storage and retrieval - Novel multimedia data management systems and applications - Applications in forensic, biomedical image and video collections *Proposal Submission* Tutorial proposals must be in PDF format and submitted via emails to Tutorial co-chairs Benoit Huet (Benoit.Huet [at] and Shin'ichi Satoh (satoh [at] Each proposal should include a cover sheet and an extended abstract. The cover sheet should specify: 1. The length of the tutorial (half-day or full-day) 2. The intended audience (introductory, intermediate, advanced) 3. Complete contact information for the contact person and other presenters 4. A brief biography ( max. 2 paragraphs) for each presenter. The extended abstract should be less than 4 pages, and should include an outline of the tutorial, along with descriptions of the course objectives and course materials. Reference to material available and online video samples are encouraged. *Selection* All tutorial proposals may first receive peer review. Then, from the pool of proposal deemed of the highest quality, the chairs will make the final selection of tutorials to present the greatest variety to conference attendees and to fit the conference schedule. *Important Dates* February 15th 2012 Tutorials Submission Deadline March 8th 2012 Notification June 5th 2012 ICMR Tutorials ======================================================================= (C) DEMO -- Call for Papers ======================================================================= *Aims and Scope* 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 2012 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 2012 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 and must be submitted as pdf files. While submitting the paper, please make sure that the names and affiliations of the authors are included in the document. Either the Microsoft Word or LaTeX format are accepted. The paper templates can be downloaded directly from the ACM website at *Important Dates* - Paper Submission: January 15, 2012 - Notification of Acceptance: March 15, 2012 - Camera-Ready Papers Due: April 5, 2012 *Contact* Yiannis Kompatsiaris, CERTH-Informatics and Telematics Institute, Greece