SITIS 2018 – The 14th International Conference on Signal Image Technology & Internet based Systems

SITIS - International Conference on Signal Image Technology & Internet Based Systems

MIRA 2018

Workshop on Multimedia Information Retrieval and Applications

Collocated with: 

26-29 November 2018 - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain

Scope of the Workshop
The expansion of online multimedia and other social media appearing on mobile, wearable and other devices has become extremely accelerated in recent years. The Multimedia Information Retrieval and Applications (MIRA) workshop is based on emerging interdisciplinary multimedia research and systems dealing with conventional and big multimedia data. In 2018 the workshop focuses on the research on new methods, applications and services using multimedia analysis and machine learning as well as their applications and services for the retrieval, classification, semantics and detection of multimedia information including 3D/VR/AR/MR even in big multimedia databases. The workshop also welcomes new topics that can help to establish semantical and contextual relations among users based on the information of their interest.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

Multimedia Analysis and Processing
• Content-based analysis for big multimedia data
• Feature extraction for big multimedia data representation
• Machine learning for multimedia
• Deep learning for event detection and classification
• Multimedia signal processing and analysis
• Multimedia search and retrieval
• Image and video indexing and classification
• Semantics and emotion in multimedia systems
• Computation Linguistics for multimedia IR
• Multimedia data modeling and visualization
• Multimedia coding, compression, and processing
• Filtering, Time-Sensitive and Real-time Search
• Personalized Search
• Joint multimodal processing and analysis

Multimedia Applications, Systems and Services
• Retrieval and annotation of big multimedia data
• Object and/or context based multimedia information retrieval
• Multimedia networking and communication
• Emotion and semantics in content-based retrieval systems
• Multi-modal multimedia computing systems and human-machine interaction
• Multimedia activity and event understanding
• Mobile multimedia analysis and retrieval
• Location based multimedia information retrieval
• Semantic-based multimedia retrieval and annotation
• Mobile Multimedia Systems and Applications
• Cloud-assisted multimedia systems
• Human computer interaction based on multimedia
• Entertainment, gaming and e-learning
• 3D / AR / VR / MR, Animation
• Multimedia system for traffic and public security
• Multimedia networking and distributed multimedia systems
• Multimedia security, rights management and forensics
• Cross-language and Multilingual multimedia IR
• Multimedia systems for medical, digital library and SNS
• Social media, user-generated, and cloud-based big multimedia
• Hardware and software for multimedia systems
• Multimedia IoT
• Multimedia for smart homes
• Multimedia applications using wearable technologies
• Multimedia tools (authoring, analyzing, editing, and browsing)
• Multimedia quality assessment
• Multimedia standards and related issues

Important dates
Submission deadline: September 22, 2018
Acceptance/Reject notification: October 21, 2018
Camera-ready: October 28, 2018
Author Registration: October 31, 2018
Each submission should be at most 8 pages in total including bibliography and well-marked appendices and must follow the IEEE double columns publication format.
You can download the IEEE conference templates - Latex and MS Word A4 - at the following URL:

Paper submission will only be online via: Easy Chair.

Only pdf files will be accepted. Submissions not meeting these guidelines risk rejection without consideration of their merits. All submitted papers will be carefully evaluated based on originality, significance, technical soundness, and clarity of expression by at least two reviewers. The organizers will examine the reviews and make final paper selections.
All the papers accepted for the workshop will be included in the SITIS conference proceedings, published by IEEE Computer Society. Content will be submitted to the indexing companies (Scopus, DBLP, etc.) as in previous conference editions. The conference proceedings will be available at the conference.

At least one author of each accepted paper must register for the workshop. Workshop registration fee is determined by SITIS. A single registration for the workshop or the conference allows attending both events.

Workshop Chair
Andrea KUTICS, International Christian University, Japan

Program Committee (TBD)

Journal special issue
Extended version of selected accepted papers will be considered for publication in a major journal.


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