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ICMLA Multimedia 2009 : Special Session on Machine Learning with Multimedia Data at ICMLA 2009


When Dec 13, 2009 - Dec 15, 2009
Where Miami, FL, USA
Submission Deadline Aug 1, 2009
Notification Due Sep 7, 2009
Final Version Due Oct 1, 2009
Categories    machine learning   information retrieval   information extraction   multimedia

Call For Papers


The web, as well as TV and radio archives and other sources, give access to a growing amount of data in a large variety of formats and media modalities, often containing useful information.
However, much of this information is not easily accessible and usable, be it for users or for automatic systems that could make use of it.

While information extraction from written text has seen great advances and is used by search engines, news aggregators, opinion monitoring systems, mail filters, and many more, access to information in other modalities (audio, images, video, ...) is still a very difficult problem. Machine learning is used with varying success for diverse tasks dealing with multimedia data, but many problems remain, ranging from finding good machine readable representations of the data, extracting higher level (semantic) features to the development of machine learning algorithms capable of dealing with high-dimension spatio-temporal data. An important aspect is also the integration of information obtained from various modalities, and the possibility for cross-modal access to information (e.g. textual querying of video recordings).


This session would solicit original research papers including but not limited to the following:

* Low level feature extraction, selection and transformation
* High level feature extraction from multimedia/cross-media
* Semantic content analysis, classification, and automatic annotation
* Machine learning and statistical models for spoken document retrieval
* Speech recognition and speaker recognition
* User-access pattern monitoring, modeling, and prediction
* Learning and relevance feedback in multimedia retrieval
* Semi-supervised learning in multimedia data analysis
* Transfer or multitask learning in multimedia/cross-media data analysis
* Semantic organization/visualization of multimedia and cross-media data


EXTENDED Paper Submission Deadline: ** August 1, 2009 **
Notification of acceptance: September 7, 2009
Camera-ready papers & Pre-registration: October 1, 2009
The ICMLA Conference: December 13-15, 2009

The special session will be held as a part of the ICMLA’09 conference. The authors would submit papers through the main conference submission website. Papers must correspond to the requirements detailed in the instructions to authors. Accepted papers must be presented by one of the authors to be published in the conference proceeding. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to direct your questions to Dr. Jens Grivolla (

All paper submissions will be handled electronically. Detailed instructions for submitting the papers are provided on the conference home page at
Special Session Organizers:

* Jens Grivolla (Barcelona Media Innovation Centre, Information Retrieval and Data Mining Group, Spain)
* Rafael Banchs (Barcelona Media, Information Retrieval and Data Mining Group, Spain)

Program Comittee Members:

* Cyril Laurier (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Music Technology Group, Spain)
* Andreas Kaltenbrunner (Barcelona Media, Information, Technology, and Society Research Group, Spain)
* Joan Codina (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Web Research Group, Spain)
* Joachim Neumann (Telefonica Research, Spain)
* Xavier Anguera (Telefonica Research, Spain)
* Oscar Celma (BMAT, Spain/Mexico)
* Benoit Favre (ICSI-Berkeley, USA)
* Christian Raymond (Laboratoire Informatique d'Avignon, France)
* Marc El-Bèze (Laboratoire Informatique d'Avignon, France)
* Jose San Pedro Wandelmer (University of Sheffield, UK)
* Paul Lamere (The Echo Nest, USA)
* Alberto Messina (RAI - Centre for Research and Technological Innovation, Italy)
* Maurizio Montagnuolo (RAI - Centre for Research and Technological Innovation, Italy)
* Elie El Khoury (IRIT, France)
* David Crandall (Cornell University, USA)
* Lyndon Kennedy (Yahoo! Research, USA)
* Roberto Basili (Univ. of Roma, Tor Vergata, Italy)
* Pierre Jourlin (Laboratoire Informatique d'Avignon, France)
* Paul Brossier (Fluendo, Spain)
* Haizhou Li (Institute for Infocomm Research Singapore)
* Teva Merlin (Laboratoire d'Informatique de l'Université du Maine, France)
* Nicolas Scheffer (SRI International, USA)
* Jialie Shen (School of Information Systems, Singapore Management University)

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