International Conference on Content-based Multimedia Indexing Call for Papers

International Conference on Content-based Multimedia Indexing

he spread of COVID-19 in many countries worldwide, including France,
has led to increased safety measures in these countries. As the
organization committee of CBMI, it is essential for us to ensure that
everyone can attend the conference safely as well as submit their work
in the best conditions. As a consequence, it was decided to postpone
the 18th edition of CBMI. The conference will be held in Lille on June
28-30, 2021. The new important dates for the submission process are
listed below. A new website for the conference will be set up
soon. The conference should operate as usual. During the conference,
we will abide by the recommendations of the local and international
health authorities at that time to offer a safe conference to
everyone. Meanwhile, please keep yourself and others safe if you live
in an affected region, and see you in great shape at CBMI 2021!

Moved to 2021.

Lilliad learning center, University of Lille, 
CitÚ scientifique, Villeneuve d'Ascq, France


CBMI (eighteenth edition) aims at bringing together the various
communities involved in all aspects of content-based multimedia
indexing for retrieval, browsing, management, visualization and
analytics. Topics of interest to the CBMI community include, but are
not limited to, the following: audio and visual and multimedia
indexing, multimodal and cross-modal indexing, deep learning for
multimedia indexing, visual content extraction, audio (speech, music,
etc.) content extraction, identification and tracking of semantic
regions and events, social media analysis.

The eighteenth edition of CBMI will be organized by the CRIStAL
laboratory at University of Lille, Lille, France, following the
successful previous editions of Toulouse 1999, Brescia 2001, Rennes
2003, Riga 2005, Bordeaux 2007, London 2008, Chania 2009, Grenoble
2010, Madrid 2011, Annecy 2012, Veszprem 2013, Klagenfurt 2014, Prague
2015, Bucharest 2016, Firenze 2017, La Rochelle 2018, and Dublin 2019.

Authors are encouraged to submit previously unpublished research
papers in the broad field of content-based multimedia indexing and
applications. 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, large-scale search, learning in retrieval, social
media indexing and retrieval. Additional special sessions are planned
in areas such as deep learning for retrieval, social media retrieval,
cultural heritage, surveillance and security.

Authors can submit full length (6 pages - to be presented as oral
presentation) or short papers (4 pages - to be presented as
posters). Papers can be submitted to the regular paper sessions, demo
session, or to one of the special sessions. Additionally demonstration
papers (up to 4 pages) may also be submitted that highlight
interesting and novel demos of CBMI-related technologies. The
submissions are peer reviewed in a single blind process. The language
of the conference is English. The CBMI 2020 conference adheres to the
IEEE paper formatting guidelines. When preparing your submission,
please follow the IEEE guidelines given by IEEE at the Manuscript
Templates for Conference Proceedings.

The CBMI proceedings are traditionally indexed and distributed by IEEE
Xplore and ACM DL. In addition, authors of certain best papers of the
conference will be invited to submit extended versions of their
contributions to a special issue of a leading journal in the field
(e.g. MTAP - Springer), and other best papers will be invited to
submit extended versions of their contributions in a book (ISTE/WILEY

Topics of interest to the CBMI community include, but are not limited
to, the following:
. Audio and visual and multimedia indexing
. Multimodal and cross-modal indexing
. Deep learning for multimedia indexing
. Visual content extraction
. Audio (speech, music, etc) content extraction
. Identification and tracking of semantic regions and events
. Social media analysis
. Metadata generation, coding and transformation
. Multimedia information retrieval (image, audio, video, text)
. Mobile media retrieval
. Event-based media processing and retrieval
. Affective/emotional interaction or interfaces for multimedia retrieval
. Multimedia data mining and analytics
. Multimedia recommendation
. Large scale multimedia database management
. Summarization, browsing and organization of multimedia content
. Personalization and content adaptation
. User interaction and relevance feedback
. Multimedia interfaces, presentation and visualization tools
. Evaluation and benchmarking of multimedia retrieval systems
. Applications of multimedia retrieval, e.g., medicine, lifelogs, satellite imagery, video surveillance
. Cultural heritage applications

Important Information:
Deadline for special session proposals: 08 February 2020
Deadline for regular paper and demo submissions: 13 May 2020
Easychair submission page:

Program commitee chairs: 
Klaus Schoeffman (Klagenfurt University, Austria)
Cathal Gurrin (Dublin City University, Ireland)

Special session chair: 
Marcel Worring (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Demo chairs: 
Gylfi ١r Gu­mundsson (Reykjavik University, Iceland)
Hassen Drira (IMT Lille Douai, France