MIR 2008

ACM International Conference on Multimedia Information Retrieval
October 30-31, 2008
Vancouver, Canada (colocated with ACM Multimedia 2008)


Keynote Address

    Prof. Thomas S. Huang, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Frontiers Session Invited Speakers

    Prof. Ramesh Jain, University of California, Irvine
    and others

Important Dates

June 20th, 2008: Paper Submission

July 14th, 2008: Acceptance Notification

July 20th, 2008: Camera Ready Papers Due


The ACM International Conference on Multimedia Information Retrieval is a premier scientific meeting for discussing the latest advances in the area of multimedia retrieval. All papers in the main track must be high quality original papers which address important issues in multimedia exploration, summarization and retrieval including, but not limited to:

Exploration of media archives - browsing, experiential computing
Interfaces for multimedia exploration, visualization, query and retrieval
Indexing and search of multimedia data: images, video, audio, multi-modal systems
Digital life experience analysis and retrieval - life logs, digital immortality, life bits
Video surveillance browsing and retrieval, object detection and recognition, archiving
Learning and relevance feedback in multimedia retrieval
Applications - world wide web searching, preserving cultural heritage, trademark search, data mining, person identification, scientific media, bio-computing and medical multimedia mining/indexing (MRI, CT, ...)

Brave New Topics Session - for pioneering new theories or applications in MIR. You can submit directly to this session by putting ***Submitted to Brave New Topics Session*** as the first line of your abstract in the paper and in the abstract box in the online form submission. Note that the typical novelty requirement in the brave new topics session is much higher than the regular paper submissions. Here we emphasize "brave", presumably something that is either unprecedented or looked impossible at the beginning but turns out to be a great idea.

Paper Submission

Double-blind full papers (preferably 6-8 pages in the ACM style sheet in English), should be submitted through the website submission system.


Organizing Committee

General Chair: Michael Lew (Leiden University)

Program Co-Chairs: Alberto del Bimbo (University of Florence), Erwin Bakker (Leiden University)

Brave New Topics Chair: Mark Zhang (SUNY Binghamton)

Publicity Chair: Mark Huiskes (Leiden University)

Asian Liaison: Kiyo Aizawa (University of Tokyo)