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                               ACM SIGMM International Conference on

                                       Multimedia Information Retrieval



                                                      ACM MIR-2010

                                     Call for Special Sessions Proposals


                                    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

                                                  March 29-31, 2010




Call for Special Session Proposals



ACM SIGMM International Conference on Multimedia Information Retrieval (MIR)

2010 will include special sessions for emerging frontier theories or applications

in the program. Work included in the special sessions is expected to represent

the state-of-the-art and high-impact research directions in multimedia information



Each special session will contain 4 - 6 invited papers. The session organizer(s)

will be responsible for the selection of these papers. The session may begin with

an overview paper on the topic being addressed and then be followed by the papers

with specific technical contributions on the topic.


The following information should be included in the session proposal:


-- Title of the proposed session

-- Session abstract (state significance of topic and rationale for proposed session)

-- Names/affiliation of the organizer(s) (including brief bio and contact info)

-- List of invited contributions, each with

-- Author names

-- A tentative title

-- An abstract (below 1000 words)


Proposals will be evaluated based on the timeliness of the topic and relevance to

MIR, as well as the qualifications of the organizers and quality of the paper

abstracts in the proposed session.


The organizers of an accepted special session will be responsible for ensuring the

quality of the final papers included in the session as these papers would not otherwise

receive peer reviews.


Important Dates



Sep 15, 2009: Special session proposals due


Sep 30, 2009: Decisions made on special session proposals


Nov 10, 2010: Submission of manuscripts to the chair of the special sessions


Nov 25, 2010: Feedbacks on the manuscripts provided by the chair


Dec 15, 2010: Final camera-ready manuscripts due


Submission Procedure for Special Sessions



Proposal adhering to the above requirements should be sent by email to Jia Li

(jiali at psu dot edu). All the papers in the special sessions should follow the same

style as the regular MIR papers. More details on http://riemann.ist.psu.edu/mir2010


Jia Li

Department of Statistics

The Pennsylvania State University

(Office) +1-814-863-3074

(email) jiali at psu dot edu

(Web) http://www.stat.psu.edu/~jiali