Call for papers

We are witnessing an explosive proliferation of digital videos and images from a variety of sources such as the World Wide Web. Billions of images and videos are now freely available online (e.g. from video/image-sharing sites YouTube and Flickr), which constitute a dense sampling of the visual world. Such huge volumes of multimedia data pose many critical challenges for large-scale multimedia mining applications such as semantic category discovery, user behavior analysis, and trend (e.g., hot topic) prediction. Existing multimedia mining technology is still in its premature stage and very often cannot meet the requirements of real life users such as real-time monitoring or retrieval of large-scale multimedia collections. The increasing demand for visual content analysis and retrieval of large-scale visual data has attracted extensive research efforts in the multimedia community.

To meet these challenges, this workshop is soliciting research papers that investigate novel theories, algorithms, or applications for large-scale multimedia mining. It aims to provide a forum for researchers to exchange ideas and demonstrate the-state-of-the-art research outputs in this emerging field, as well as to set up a platform for the industry to acquire and comment to the recent research developments. Innovative works with solid experimental validations over realistic large-scale data sets are particularly welcome.

Topics of interest include but are not limited for:

+ Theories for large scale multimedia data mining
+ Machine learning methods (e.g., online/semi-supervised learning) for large-scale applications
+ Efficient and scalable technologies for multimedia storage
+ High performance algorithms for distributed multimedia data processing
+ Semantic content analysis and retrieval of large scale multimedia collections
+ Automatic summarization of large-scale multimedia data
+ Social context based multimedia mining
+ Effective feature extraction for multimedia
+ Multimedia advertising and recommendation
+ Effective user interface design for multimedia data browsing
+ Privacy and security issues in large-scale multimedia applications

Important dates:

Full Paper Due:                       February 21, 2010
Notification of Acceptance:   March 10, 2010
Final Camera-Ready Due:   March 20, 2010
Workshop Date:                     June 28-30, 2010


All accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings published by IEEE Press. Selected paper will be invited for extension and publication in a special issue of International Journal of Multimedia Tools and Applications.