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*IEEE MIPR 2021: CALL FOR PAPERS AND PROPOSALS*
IEEE 4th International Conference on
Multimedia Information Processing and Retrieval (MIPR 2021)
March 22-24, 2021. Tokyo, Japan. https://mipr2021.org/
Sponsored by IEEE TCMC. Supported by IEICE, IPSJ, ITE.
Huge amounts of multimedia data are increasingly available and the knowledge of spatial and/or temporal phenomena becomes critical for many applications, which requires techniques for the processing, analysis, search, mining, and management of multimedia data. The 4th IEEE International Conference on Multimedia Information Processing and Retrieval (IEEE-MIPR 2021) will take place in Tokyo, Japan on March 22-24, 2021. The conference will provide a forum for original research contributions and practical system design, implementation, and applications of multimedia information processing and retrieval. The target audiences will be university researchers, scientists, industry professionals, software engineers and graduate students who need to become acquainted with new theories and technologies in multimedia information processing and retrieval. MIPR 2021 is now inviting submissions of regular research papers, demo papers, workshop proposals, special session proposals, and tutorial proposals. Please refer to the detail of each category in the following.
*HISTORY & ACCEPTANCE RATE*
- IEEE 3rd MIPR 2020 @ Shenzhen: 19.5% (Acceptance Rate)
- IEEE 2nd MIPR 2019 @ San Jose: 19.5% (Acceptance Rate)
- IEEE 1st MIPR 2018 @ Miami : 19.5% (Acceptance Rate)
- 12 years of MIPR (workshop) in conjunction with IEEE ISM.
- 04 Sep, 2020: Proposal deadline for special sessions and workshops.
- 11 Sep, 2020: Notification of proposal for special sessions and workshops.
- 02 Oct, 2020: Submission deadline for regular papers.
- 06 Nov, 2020: Submission deadline of papers for special sessions, workshops, and demos.
- 06 Nov, 2020: Proposal deadline for tutorials.
- 13 Nov, 2020: Notification of proposal for tutorials.
- 18 Dec, 2020: Notification of regular papers.
- 25 Dec, 2020: Notification of papers for special sessions, workshops, and demos.
- 08 Jan, 2021: Deadline for camera-ready submission (final version) and author registration.
- 22-24 Mar, 2021: Conference dates.
*Call for Regular Papers*
IEEE MIPR 2021 will take place in Tokyo, Japan on March 22-24, 2021. The conference will provide a forum for original research contributions and practical system design, implementation, and applications of multimedia information processing and retrieval.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
* Multimedia Retrieval
- Multimedia Search and Recommendation
- Web-Scale Retrieval
- Relevance Feedback, Active/Transfer Learning
- 3D and sensor data retrieval
- Multimodal Media (images, videos, texts, graph/relationship) Retrieval
- High-Level Semantic Multimedia Features
* Machine Learning/Deep Learning/Data Mining
- Deep Learning in Multimedia Data and / or Multimodal Fusion
- Deep Cross-Learning for Novel Features and Feature Selection
- High-Performance Deep Learning (Theories and Infrastructures)
- Spatio-Temporal Data Mining
* Content Understanding and Analytics
- Multimodal/Multisensor Integration and Analysis
- Effective and Scalable Solution for Big Data Integration
- Affective and Perceptual Multimedia
- Multimedia/Multimodal Interaction Interfaces with humans
* Multimedia and Vision
- Multimedia Telepresence and Virtual/Augmented/Mixed Reality
- Visual Concept Detection
- Object Detection and Tracking
- 3D Modeling, Reconstruction, and Interactive Applications
* Networks for Multimedia Systems
- Internet Scale System Design
- Information Coding for Content Delivery
* Systems and Infrastructures
- Multimedia Systems and Middleware
- Software Infrastructure for Data Analytics
- Distributed Multimedia Systems and Cloud Computing
* Data Management
- Multimedia Data Collections, Modeling, Indexing, or Storage
- Data Integrity, Security, Protection, Privacy
- Standards and Policies for Data Management
* Novel Applications
- Multimedia applications for health and sports
- Multimedia applications for culture and education
- Multimedia applications for fashion and living
- Multimedia applications for security and safety
*Internet of Multimedia Things
- Real-Time Data Processing
- Autonomous Systems such as Driverless Cars, Robots, and Drones
- Mobile and Wearable Multimedia
The conference will accept regular papers (6 pages plus reference pages). Authors are encouraged to compare their approaches, qualitatively or quantitatively, with existing work and explain the strength and weakness of the new approaches. We are planning to invite selected submissions to journal special issues.
- Paper submission deadline: October 2, 2020
- Notification of acceptance: December 18, 2020
- Camera-ready deadline: January 8, 2021
*Call for Demo Papers*
IEEE MIPR 2021 organizing committee invites proposals for technical demonstrations to be presented in conjunction with the conference. Technical Demonstrations will show leading edge work in any area of multimedia information retrieval. Demonstrations offer the opportunity to present and receive feedback on live working systems in an informal setting. Submissions are particularly encouraged in the following areas with emphasis on multimedia information retrieval, but not limited to:
### Multimedia information Retrieval
* Multimedia Search and Recommendation
* Web-Scale Retrieval
* Relevance Feedback
* Active/Transfer Learning
* 3D and Sensor Data Retrieval
* Multimodal Media (images, videos, texts, graph/relationship) Retrieval
* High-Level Semantic Multimedia Features
* Personalized Retrieval
* Browsing History
* Fuzzy Retrieval
* Accuracy Measures for Retrieval
### Machine Learning/Deep Learning/Data Mining in Multimedia
* Deep Learning in Multimedia Data and/or Multimodal Fusion
* Deep Cross-Learning for Novel Features and Feature Selection
* High-Performance Deep Learning (Theories and Infrastructures)
* Spatio-Temporal Data Mining
### Content Understanding and Analytics in Multimedia
* Multimodal/Multisensor Integration and Analysis
* Effective and Scalable Solution for Big Data Integration
* Affective and Perceptual Multimedia
* Multimedia/Multimodal Interaction Interfaces with humans
* Bias and Fairness in Multimedia Analysis
### Multimedia and Vision
* Multimedia Telepresence and Virtual/Augmented/Mixed Reality
* Visual Concept Detection
* Object Detection and Tracking
* 3D Modeling, Reconstruction, and Interactive Applications
### Fake Multimedia
* Image/Video Forensics
* Forgery Detection
* Multimedia Content Protection
### Multimedia Information Systems and Infrastructures
* User Interface
* Query-By-Retrieval Methods
* Retrieval Paradigms
* Novel Interfaces for Retrieval
* Multimedia Systems and Middleware
* Telepresence and Virtual/Augmented/Mixed Reality
* Software Infrastructure for Data Analytics
* Distributed Multimedia Systems and Cloud Computing
* GPU-based Retrieval
### Multimedia Data Management
* Multimedia Data Collections, Modeling, Indexing, or Storage
* Data Integrity, Security, Protection, Privacy
* Standards and Policies for Data Management
* Spatio-Temporal Modeling and Retrieval
### Novel Applications in Multimedia
* Multimedia Forensics and Security
* Urban planning and emergency responses
* Environmental monitoring
* Education (using Multimedia for Education or Education about Multimedia)
* Social Networks (multimedia content)
* Multimedia Information Retrieval from Scientific Databases
* Multimedia for Healthcare and Medicine
### Internet of Multimedia Things
* Real-Time Data Processing
* Autonomous Systems such as Driverless Cars, Robots, and Drones
* Mobile and Wearable Multimedia
The written and spoken language of IEEE MIPR 2021 is English. For technical demonstrations, authors should submit:
* a 4-page manuscript in double-column IEEE format including the authors’ names and affiliations, following the submission guidelines available on the IEEE MIPR 2021 web page
* a short abstract electronically, following the submission guidelines available on the IEEE MIPR 2021 web page
* a presentation/video, which can be a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation, a Flash presentation, an MPEG/WMV video clip, or a link on for the corresponding presentation on Social Media (e.g., vimeo, YouTube) not more than five minutes long.
Please create a single zip archive of all files, and upload it to the paper submission system. Only electronic submissions will be accepted. All technical demonstration papers should be in Adobe portable document format (PDF). The Conference Proceedings will be published by the IEEE Computer Society Press and be available for online access via IEEEXplore.
All submissions will be peer-reviewed to ensure quality. Demonstrators will be provided with space and access to a local network, however, demos should not rely on Internet access. The participants will be required to provide their own computing equipment and any additional network, display, or other specific hardware needed for the demonstration.
* Paper submission deadline: November 6, 2020
* Notification of acceptance: December 25, 2020
* Camera-ready deadline: January 8, 2021
*Call for Tutorials*
IEEE MIPR 2021 invites proposals for tutorials to be held on March 22 or March 24, 2021 (tentative date). We welcome 1.5 hours or 3 hours tutorial. Each tutorial is expected to focus on a significant research topic and/or application of multimedia information processing and retrieval.
Proposals should be submitted in single PDF file by email to Tutorial Chairs via [[log in to unmask]], and must include the following information:
* Title of the Tutorial
* Names, titles, affiliations, and primary contact email of the Tutorial Organizers/Speakers
* Preference for 1.5 hour or 3h event
* 300-word Abstract (for publicity purposes)
* Full description of the Tutorial including topics covered by the Tutorial and a brief description and detail of each topic
* CV’s for Organizers/Speakers including relevant publications and list of tutorials given in past conferences or workshops (if any)
* Planned materials to be distributed to attendees (if any)
Each proposal will be evaluated by Tutorial Chairs based on their estimated benefit to the community. Specific factors to be considered include relevance, timeliness, importance, experience, and the Organizers’/Speakers’ qualifications.
IEEE MIPR 2021 local arrangements will provide for rooms and necessary equipment needed for the tutorial session (microphones, video projector, and screen). Each tutorial speaker will need to cover her/his registration.
* Proposal deadline: November 6, 2020
* Notification of acceptance: November 13, 2020
* Camera-ready (1-page abstract of the Tutorial) deadline: January 8, 2021
*Call for Workshop Proposals*
IEEE MIPR 2021 invites proposals for half- or full-day workshops to be held during the conference. Workshops are expected to focus on new research directions and novel applications of multimedia information processing and retrieval.
Workshop proposals should be submitted in plain text or PDF, by e-mail to Workshop Chairs via [[log in to unmask]], and must include the following elements:
* Title and its acronym
* Duration (full-day or half-day)
* Description of the workshop topic
* A draft CFP (not exceeding 500 words)
* Short description of how the organizers plan to attract quality submissions
* Preliminary list of invited speakers (if any)
* Information on past editions (if any)
* Short biographies of the organizers
* Contact information of the organizers (including names, affiliations, mailing addresses, and e-mail addresses)
After a workshop proposal is accepted, the organizers should create a Web page for the workshop and notify the workshop chairs of its URL. The main conference web site will provide a link to each workshop.
* Workshop proposal deadline: September 4, 2020
* Workshop proposal notification: September 11, 2020
* Paper submission deadline: November 6, 2020
* Notification of acceptance: December 25, 2020
* Camera-ready deadline: January 8, 2021
*Call for Special Session Proposals*
IEEE MIPR 2021 will take place in Tokyo, Japan on March 22-24, 2021 [https://mipr2021.org]. The conference will provide a forum for original research contributions and practical system design, implementation, and applications of multimedia information processing and retrieval. At this time, we invite you to propose special sessions for MIPR 2021. Special sessions supplement the regular program for MIPR 2021. They provide new and emerging topics in the fields of multimedia information processing and retrieval. Each special session should provide an overview of the state-of-the-art and highlight important research directions in a field of special interest to MIPR participants. Each Special Session should be a focused effort rather than defined broadly.
Each special session should consist of about 5 oral papers with authors from at least three independent institutions. The session organizers will be responsible for the selection of these papers. Special session papers can be invited or submitted. They will supplement the regular research papers and be included in the proceedings of MIPR 2021.
* Title of the special session
* Session abstract (approximately 100 words), with stating the importance of the topic and the rationale for the session
* Names and affiliations of the organizers (including brief bios and contact information)
* List of potential authors committed to submit paper (including a tentative title and a 300-word abstract for each paper)
Once the proposal has been approved, it is the duty of the organizers to publicize their special session among researchers and practitioners in each session field. The organizers will organize the review process as below.
1. Establish an independent program committee for your Special Session (SS-PC).
2. Assign 3 reviewers through SS-PC to each submitted paper.
3. Arrange a draft of peer-reviewed result for each paper, and suggest it to the program co-chairs and special session co-chairs (the final judgment is achieved by program co-chairs).
If a proposal is not accepted, potential papers in that proposal can still be submitted to regular track. If a significant number of the papers are rejected after peer-review for an approved Special Session, this Special Session may be cancelled or merged to other sessions.
Those who are interested in organizing a special session should submit a proposal with the above requirements by email to the Special Session co-chairs [[log in to unmask]], and all the papers in the special sessions should follow the same style as the regular MIPR 2021 papers.
* Proposal deadline: September 4, 2020
* Proposal notification: September 11, 2020
* Paper deadline: November 6, 2020
* Notification: December 25, 2020
* Camera-ready deadline: January 8, 2021
*Conference Organizing Committee*
Hiroyuki Kitagawa, University of Tsukuba, Japan
Kiyoharu Aizawa, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Shin'ichi Satoh, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Shu-Ching Chen, Florida International University, USA
Benoit Huet, Median Technologies, France
Jianquan Liu, NEC Corporation, Japan
Keiji Yanai, The University of Electro-Communications, Japan
Naoko Nitta, Osaka University, Japan
Shuqiang Jiang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Toshihiko Yamasaki, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Vincent Oria, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA
Special Session Co-Chairs:
Kyoung-Sook Kim, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan
Lin Li, Wuhan University of Technology, China
Tomoko Kajiyama, Hiroshima City University, Japan
Jiaying Liu, Peking University, China
Masakazu Iwamura, Osaka Prefecture University, Japan
Pradeep K. Atrey, University at Albany, SUNY, USA
Chengcui Zhang, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
Go Irie, NTT, Japan
Roger Zimmermann, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Zheng Wang, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Hideki Nakayama, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Qiang Ma, Kyoto University, Japan
Ramazan Savas Aygun, Kennesaw State University, USA
Terumi Umematsu, NEC Corporation, Japan
Yoko Yamakata, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Award Committee Co-Chairs:
Homer Chen, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Mei-Ling Shyu, University of Miami, USA
Mohan Kankanhalli, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Sponsorship & Industry Co-Chairs:
Atsushi Keyaki, Denso IT Labs, Japan
Guan-Ming Su, Dolby Labs, USA
Min Luo, EY Advanced Technology Tax Lab, Japan
Yoji Kiyota, LIFULL Co., Ltd., Japan
Yongqing Sun, NTT, Japan
Yusuke Uchida, Mobility Technologies Co., Ltd., Japan
Abdulmotaleb El Saddik, University of Ottawa, Canada
Balakrishnan Prabhakaran, University of Texas at Dallas, USA
Cathal Gurrin, Dublin City University, Irland
Chong-Wah Ngo, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Hisashi Miyamori, Kyoto Sangyo University, Japan
Ichiro Ide, Nagoya University, Japan
Kien A. Hua, University of Central Florida, USA
Ling Guan, Ryerson University, Canada
Makoto Onizuka, Osaka University, Japan
Min Chen, University of Washington Bothell, USA
Toshiyuki Amagasa, University of Tsukuba, Japan
Wen-Huang Cheng, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
Local Arrangement Co-Chairs:
Xueting Wang, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Yusuke Matsui, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Atsushi Hashimoto, OMRON SINIC X Corporation, Japan
Masato Shirai, Shimane University, Japan
Shigeyuki Sakazawa, Osaka Institute of Technology, Japan
Wei-Bang Chen, Virginia State University, USA
Nakamasa Inoue, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Yuyang Dong, NEC Corporation, Japan
Web & SNS Co-Chairs:
Takahiro Komamizu (Web), Nagoya University, Japan
Yuanyuan Wang (SNS), Yamaguchi University, Japan
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