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CBMI 2011 - 9th International Workshop on Content-Based Multimedia Indexing
13-15 June 2011, Madrid, Spain
http://www-vpu.eps.uam.es/cbmi2011
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Following the eight successful previous events of CBMI (Toulouse 1999,
Brescia 2001, Rennes 2003, Riga 2005, Bordeaux 2007, London 2008, Chania
2009 and Grenoble 2010), the Video Processing and Understanding Lab
(VPULab) and the Information Retrieval Group (IRG) at Universidad
Autonoma de Madrid will organize the next CBMI event.

CBMI 2011 aims at bringing together the various communities involved in
the different aspects of content-based multimedia indexing, retrieval,
browsing and presentation. The scientific program of CBMI 2011 will
include invited keynote talks and regular and special sessions with
contributed research papers.

Call for Special Session Proposals
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http://www-vpu.eps.uam.es/cbmi2011/call4specialsessions.html

CBMI 2011 is seeking original, high quality proposals for Special
Sessions, to be included in the technical program along with the regular
track. Special Sessions are expected to address research in focused,
emerging, or interdisciplinary areas of particular interest, not covered
already by traditional CBMI sessions.

The proposals for Special Sessions should include the following information:

- Title of the Special Session.
- Motivation of the proposed session, stating its relevance for CBMI.
- Description of the session scope and main topics to be covered.
- List of expected papers if already known.
- Short bio and contact information of the organizers.

The proposals will be evaluated based on their quality, timeliness,
relevance to CBMI, potential to open new perspectives and/or bring
together confluent areas, and further develop the field; as well as the
qualifications of the organizers.

Each Special Session will include a selection of five papers. The
organizers will take care of attracting submissions, and will chair the
session itself at the venue. Submissions to the Special Sessions should
adhere to the same style as the regular papers, and shall follow the
same timeline and review process. The Special Session Chairs will
collaborate with the organizers in the assignment of reviewers to the
submitted papers, the quality of which shall meet the same standards as
regular papers. If fewer than the needed number of papers are selected,
the Special Session will be cancelled, and the accepted papers will be
scheduled in regular sessions.

Special Session Proposal Submission
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Proposals should be emailed in pdf to the Special Session Chairs,
Yiannis Kompatsiaris <[log in to unmask]> and Pablo Castells
<[log in to unmask]>, indicating "[cbmi2011] Special Session
Submission" in the subject.

Important Dates
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Special Session proposals submission: October 30, 2010
Notification of acceptance: November 15, 2010
Paper submission deadline: January 14, 2011
Notification of acceptance: February 25, 2011
Submission of camera-ready papers: March 11, 2011

CBMI 2011 Special Session Chairs:
- Yiannis Kompatsiaris, Informatics and Telematics Institute, Greece
- Pablo Castells, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain

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Pablo Castells
Escuela Politecnica Superior
c/ Francisco Tomas y Valiente 11
Universidad Autonoma de Madrid
Ciudad universitaria de Cantoblanco
28049 Madrid, Spain
Tel: +34-91-4972106
Fax: +34-91-4972235

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