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                               ACM SIGMM International Conference on
                                       Multimedia Information Retrieval

                                                      ACM MIR-2010
                                                      Call for Papers

                                    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
                                                  March 29-31, 2010


Call for Papers

Multimedia information retrieval is a cross-cutting field. Extending
beyond the borders of culture, art, and science, the search for digital
information is one of the major challenges of our time. Digital libraries,
bio-computing & medical science, the Internet and social networking sites,
streaming video, multimedia databases, cultural heritage collections and
P2P networks have created a worldwide need for new paradigms and techniques
on how to browse, search and summarize multimedia collections and more
generally how to afford efficient multimedia content consumption.

The 11th ACM International Conference on Multimedia Information Retrieval
(MIR) is the premier scientific meeting for discussing the latest advances
in the area of multimedia retrieval. MIR 2010 is on its second year as a
full ACM conference, following nine successful years as a workshop held in
conjunction with the ACM Multimedia Conference. The growth of MIR is a
result the growing importance of multimedia content in our lives. In MIR
2008, there were 308 submitted papers with an overall (full and short
papers) acceptance rate of 18%. The conference was attended by more than
150 registered participants.

The purpose of MIR 2010 is to bring together researchers and practitioners
from academia and industry. We are soliciting original papers that address
a wide range of issues in multimedia information exploration, summarization
and retrieval including, but not limited to:

-- Analysis, Indexing, Search and Retrieval of multimedia data: images,
video, audio, music, other data types, multi-modal systems
-- Personal Multimedia Management: analysis, search, retrieval, summarization
-- Novel Interfaces for multimedia management, search and retrieval
-- Digital Life Experience analysis and retrieval - life logs, digital
immortality, life bits Video surveillance browsing and retrieval,
-- Exploration of media archives: browsing, experiential computing Interfaces
and User Experience for multimedia exploration, visualization,
-- Learning, personalization and relevance feedback in multimedia retrieval
-- Context and content-based approaches to multimedia retrieval
-- Mobile multimedia indexing, search and retrieval applications
-- Preserving cultural heritage,
-- Trademark search, multimedia copy detection, multimedia watermarking
-- Multimedia Data Mining
-- Scientific multimedia, environmental studies, bio-computing and medical
multimedia analysis and indexing (MRI/CT, microscopic images, satellite
imaging, sensors, etc.)

Special Sessions
Special Sessions for emerging frontier theories or applications in MIR. Note
that the novelty requirement in these sessions is much higher than the regular
paper submissions. Information about these sessions will be available on the
conference Website.

Paper Submission
Full papers (10 pages in the ACM style sheet in English) should be submitted
through the website submission system. Each author can be involved in at most
two submissions to this conference. The authors may choose to submit
manuscripts for double-blind review. If that is the case, we recommend that
the authors not give any indications of authorship in the text.

General Chairs
James Z. Wang (Penn State University, [log in to unmask])
Nozha Boujemaa (INRIA, France, [log in to unmask])

Technical Program Co-Chairs
Nuria Oliver (Telefonica Research, Spain, [log in to unmask])
(another co-chair to be named)

Important Dates
September 15, 2009 Paper Submission
November 20, 2009 Acceptance Notification
December 15, 2009 Camera Ready Papers Due

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