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ACM MMSys 2014 Dataset Track – Approaching Submission Deadline

As an integral part of the ACM MMSys conference since 2011, the Dataset Track provides an opportunity for researchers and practitioners to make their work available (and citable) to the multimedia community. MMSys encourages and recognizes dataset sharing, and seeks contributions in all areas of multimedia (not limited to MM systems). Authors publishing datasets will benefit by increasing the public awareness of their effort in collecting the datasets.

Submission deadline is Nov. 11th 2013! Make sure not to miss it! See also the Call for Papers


CfP: ACM MMSys 2014 Dataset Track

The ACM Multimedia Systems conference (http://www.mmsys.org) provides a forum for researchers, engineers, and scientists to present and share their latest research findings in multimedia systems. While research about specific aspects of multimedia systems is regularly published in the various proceedings and transactions of the networking, operating system, real-time system, and database communities, MMSys aims to cut across these domains in the context of multimedia data types. This provides a unique opportunity to view the intersections and interplay of the various approaches and solutions developed across these domains to deal with multimedia data types. Furthermore, MMSys provides an avenue for communicating research that addresses multimedia systems holistically.

As an integral part of the conference since 2011 2012, the Dataset Track provides an opportunity for researchers and practitioners to make their work available (and citable) to the multimedia community. MMSys encourages and recognizes dataset sharing, and seeks contributions in all areas of multimedia (not limited to MM systems). Authors publishing datasets will benefit by increasing the public awareness of their effort in collecting the datasets.

In particular, authors of datasets accepted for publication will receive:

  • Dataset hosting from MMSys for at least 5 years
  • Citable publication of the dataset description in the proceedings published by ACM
  • 15 minutes oral presentation time at the MMSys 2014 Dataset Track

All submissions will be peer-reviewed by at least two members of the technical program committee of the MMSys 2014. Datasets will be evaluated by the committee on the basis of the collection methodology and the value of the dataset as a resource for the research community.

Submission Guidelines 

Authors interested in submitting a dataset should

(A) Make their data available by providing a public URL for download

(B) Write a short paper describing:

  1. motivation for data collection and intended use of the data set,
  2. the format of the data collected, 
  3. the methodology used to collect the dataset, and 
  4. basic characterizing statistics from the dataset.

Papers should be at most 6 pages long (in PDF format) prepared in the ACM style and written in English.

Important dates

  • Data set paper submission deadline: November 11, 2013
  • Notification: December 20, 2013
  • MMSys conference : March 19 – 21, 2014

MMsys Datasets

Previous accepted datasets can be accessed at


For further queries and extra information, please contact us at mlux@itec.uni-klu.ac.at. Most recent information can be found on http://www.mmsys.org

2013-07-07 (ml): Updated URLs and “2011″

CBMI 2013 — Deadline extended to March 11, 2013

The 11th International Content Based Multimedia Indexing Workshop is to bring together the various communities involved in all aspects of content-based multimedia indexing, retrieval, browsing and presentation. Following the ten successful previous events of CBMI (Toulouse 1999, Brescia 2001, Rennes 2003, Riga 2005, Bordeaux 2007, London 2008, Chania 2009, Grenoble 2010, Madrid 2011, and Annecy 2012), the University of Pannonia, Hungary organizes the 11th Context Based Multimedia Indexing Workshop on June 17-19 2013 in the historical town of Veszprém, Hungary, near the spectacular Lake Balaton. The workshop will host invited keynote talks and regular, special and demo sessions with contributed research papers.

For more information see http://cbmi2013.mik.uni-pannon.hu/

ACM Multimedia 2013 – Call for papers

October 21–25, 2013 Barcelona, Spain.

Since the founding of ACM SIGMM in 1993, ACM Multimedia has been the worldwide premier conference and a key world event to display scientific achievements and innovative industrial products in the multimedia field. At ACM Multimedia 2013, we will celebrate its twenty-first iteration with an extensive program consisting of technical sessions covering all aspects of the multimedia field in forms of oral and poster presentations, tutorials, panels, exhibits, demonstrations and workshops, bringing into focus the principal subjects of investigation, competitions of research teams on challenging problems, and also an interactive art program stimulating artists and computer scientists to meet and discover together the frontiers of artistic communication

Upcoming Deadlines

  • Abstracts for Papers Due: March 1, 2013
  • Full/short Papers Due: March 8, 2013, see here
  • Workshop Proposals Due: January 9, 2013, see here
  • Tutorials Due: January 15, 2013, see here

More information at http://www.acmmm13.org

Call for Papers: WIAMIS 2013: The 14th International Workshop on Image and Audio Analysis for Multimedia Interactive Services

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

– Multimedia content analysis and understanding
– Content-based browsing, indexing and retrieval of images, video and audio
– Advanced descriptors and similarity metrics for multimedia
– Audio and music analysis, and machine listening
– Audio-driven multimedia content analysis
– 2D/3D feature extraction
– Motion analysis and tracking
– Multi-modal analysis for event recognition
– Human activity/action/gesture recognition
– Video/audio-based human behavior analysis
– Emotion-based content classification and organization
– Segmentation and reconstruction of objects in 2D/3D image sequences
– 3D data processing and visualization
– Content summarization and personalization strategies
– Semantic web and social networks
– Advanced interfaces for content analysis and relevance feedback
– Content-based copy detection
– Analysis and tools for content adaptation
– Analysis for coding efficiency and increased error resilience
– Multimedia analysis hardware and middleware
– End-to-end quality of service support
– Multimedia analysis for new and emerging applications
– Advanced multimedia applications

Important dates:

- Proposal for Special Sessions: 4th January 2013
- Notification of Special Sessions Acceptance: 11th January 2013
- Paper Submission: 8th March 2013
- Notification of Papers Acceptance: 3rd May 2013
- Camera-ready Papers: 24th May 2013

See http://wiamis2013.wp.mines-telecom.fr/ for more information.

SDA 2012 Workshop: Deadline Extended to July 15th

The workshop, first held in conjunction with TPDL 2011 in Berlin, aims at promoting and discussing sophisticated knowledge representation and knowledge management solutions specifically designed for improving Archival Information Systems. For this purpose, it is intended to bring together the digital libraries community, the digital archiving community and the semantic technologies community. We also explicitly encourage a closer dialogue between the technical oriented communities with people from the (digital) humanities and social sciences as well as cultural heritage institutions in general in order to approach the topic from all relevant angles and perspectives.

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WIAMIS 2012 started off well :)

WIAMIS 2012 has started in the morning and first kenote was Prof. Mubarak Shah from University of Central Florida. He talked about primitives for detection of human actions. Especially the visualization of his ideas and approaches was really great! Currently the retrieval session is going on.

My own presentation on user intentionsin video production is scheduled on Friday as the very last presentation, just before the closing remarks.

MMM 2012 Call for Special Session Proposals

International Conference on Multimedia Modeling 2012
Jan. 4-6, 2012, Klagenfurt, Austria

The International MultiMedia Modeling Conference (MMM) is a leading international conference for researchers and industry practitioners to share their new ideas, original research results and practical development experiences from all MMM related areas. MMM2012 welcomes proposals for special sessions focusing on specific new challenges in multimedia research. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • 3D object and face retrieval
  • Annotation and multimedia metadata
  • Cross-modal and cross-media analysis and modeling
  • Events and actions in multimedia
  • Multimedia in interactive entertainment
  • Music and audio content analysis
  • Modeling user context in multimedia retrieval

Also the topics mentioned in the conference call for papers in the fields of multimedia content analysis, multimedia signal processing and communications, and multimedia applications and services (see also http://mmm2012.org/call-for-papers/) are of interest for the special session.

A typical MMM special session features 5-6 contribution discussing the proposed topic. The proposal should include the following information:

  • Tentative title of the proposed special session
  • Names and affiliations of the organizers (including brief bio and contact information)
  • Session abstract (statement of the significance of topic)
  • List of potential contributors (together with tentative paper titles) who agree to submit a paper if the proposal is accepted

Proposals will be evaluated based on the timeliness and significance of the topic, as well as the qualifications of the organizers and the tentative papers proposed.

Papers of accepted special sessions need to be submitted using the MMM2012 conference submission system. Special session organizers will be responsible for managing the review process of the papers submitted to their special sessions. All special session papers will be included in the conference proceedings.

Important dates:

  • Proposal submission: June 6, 2011
  • Notifications: June 20, 2011
  • Papers submission: July 22, 2011

Special session co-chairs:

  • Marco Bertini, Università di Firenze, Italy, bertini<at>dsi.unifi.it
  • Mathias Lux, Klagenfurt University, Austria, mlux<at>itec.uni-klu.ac.at

For more information, please visit http://www.mmm2012.org/

CfP Special Session on User Intentions @ WIAMIS 2011

Special Session at the WIAMIS 12th International Workshop on Image Analysis for Multimedia Interactive Services, April 13-15, 2011, Delft, The Netherlands

User Intentions in Image Production, Sharing, and Retrieval

The lifecycle of images and other types of visual information contains numerous actions that are triggered by user intentions and goals. Every little action, from content production to retrieval of previously stored visual information, takes the user a step forward towards a state where a user assumes that a goal has been achieved. Examples of such intentions are “learn how to tie a tie”, “be entertained” or “show video of a holiday to relatives”.

With the advent of social systems and its social multimedia networks, the actions of a user have become more and more transparent. Comments, ratings, recommendations, search queries and history, upload activity logs, and communication records can be analyzed to infer a user’s goal. This goal can then be used to leverage retrieval of multimedia content and to better adapt multimedia systems to users’ needs. Moreover, the goals of content producers and providers can be analyzed and matched with the goals of the content consumers.

Content-based analysis, indexing and search of visual information often does not take the user’s intentions into account. Research activity on the user roles in multimedia systems has, so far, focused on specific topics (e.g., “personalized multimedia delivery” or “adaptive multimedia systems”). Investigating the actual intentions or goals of a user throughout the lifecycle of image production, sharing, and retrieval is a fairly young research topic that has just recently started to attract attention from the multimedia research community.

In this special session we want to bring together researchers and practitioners from the visual information retrieval, image analysis and multimedia systems research. We aim to discuss recent scientific advances and also first results of greenhouse work on user intentions in multimedia.


Submission deadline is Dec 10, 2011. Additional information is available at http://www.wiamis2011.org/

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to)

  • User intentions in visual content production
  • User intentions in visual content sharing
  • User intentions in visual information retrieval
  • User intentions and image sharing in social networks
  • Models and taxonomies for user intentions in multimedia in narrow domains (e.g., medical imaging, video surveillance, how-to videos, etc.)
  • Multimedia metadata for user intentions
  • Analysis and mining of user goals and intentions
  • Studies on user goals, motivations and intentions in multimedia  systems
  • Methods to leverage user intentions in multimedia applications


  • Mathias Lux, Klagenfurt University, Austria (mlux [at] itec [dot] uni-klu [dot] ac [dot] at)
  • Oge Marques, Florida Atlantic University, USA (omarques [at] fau [dot] edu)