Special Session on Multimedia Datasets for Repeatable Experimentation (MDRE) Call for Papers
Call for Submissions
Special Session on Multimedia Datasets for Repeatable Experimentation (MDRE)
MMM 2021 - 27th International Conference on Multimedia Modeling
January 25-27, 2021 @ Prague, Czech Republic
Information retrieval and multimedia content access has a long history
of comparative evaluation and many of the advances in the area over
the past decade can be attributed to the availability of open datasets
that support comparative and repeatable experimentation. Sharing data
and code to allow other researchers to replicate research results is
needed in the multimedia modeling field and helps to improve the
performance of systems and the reproducibility of published papers.
The MDRE'21 special session at MMM 2021, the third in the MDRE
series, presents an opportunity for researchers and practitioners to
submit their datasets to this track, making their work permanently
available and citable via the http://mmdatasets.org forum, as well as
to increase the public awareness of their considerable
efforts. Together with the dataset, authors are asked to provide a
paper describing its motivation, design, and usage, a brief summary of
the experiments performed to date on the dataset, as well as
discussing the way it can be useful to the community. We may
additionally accept a small number of position papers of high quality,
which we believe can significantly impact multimedia datasets in the
future, by addressing various aspects of the dataset creation and
release process. We will prefer position papers that are backed up by
recent results, which could be already published or appear first in
the MDRE submission.
We seek high-quality submissions of length up to 12 pages. We invite a
variety of submissions to the special session:
Dataset papers: These papers should present recent and impactful
datasets that would be of interest to the MMM community.
Position papers: These papers can address various aspects of the
creation, release or use of multimedia datasets.
All papers must represent original and unpublished work that is not
currently under review.
Special session papers will supplement the regular research papers and
will be included in the proceedings of MMM 2021 and the datasets will
be indexed by the MDRE website (http://mmdatasets.org).
Submissions will follow the exact same author guidelines of MMM
2021. The conference proceedings will be published in the series of
Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) by Springer. Submissions must
not exceed 12 pages and must conform to the formatting instructions of
Springer Verlag, LNCS series, and adhere to the submission
schedule. Regular research paper submissions will be peer-reviewed in
a double-blind review process; thus, the submissions must be properly
anonymised. Each contribution must be associated with one full
registration; only one contribution can be associated with each
registration. The submission site can be found here:
Regarding the submission of a paper describing a new MM dataset, the
authors are encouraged to make it available by providing a public URL
on the MDRE dedicated site that archives outputs of the MDRE special
sessions. All datasets described must be licensed in such a manner
that it can be legally and freely used with all appropriate ethical
approvals completed. Authors are encouraged to prepare appropriate and
helpful documentation to accompany the dataset submissions, including
examples of how it can be used by the community, examples of
successful usage and restrictions on usage.
Why Submit to the MDRE Special Session?
- Accepted contributions will be included in the MMM conference
proceedings, as part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)
series by Springer. Authors of selected MMM papers will be invited to
publish extended versions in a journal special issue.
- Accepted contributions will be listed in the new archive of MDRE
multimedia datasets and frameworks (http://mmdatasets.org), thereby
increasing their visibility.
- Authors of accepted contributions will be invited to present their
dataset (or framework) as part of the special session at MMM 2021.
- MDRE is planned to be an annual special session at the MMM
Submission Deadline: July 12, 2020
Notification of Acceptance: September 20, 2020
Camera-ready submissions: October 18, 2020
- Cathal Gurrin (Dublin City University)
- Duc-Tien Dang-Nguyen (Dublin City University)
- Klaus Schoeffmann (Klagenfurt University)
- Björn Þór Jónsson (IT University of Copenhagen)