International Workshop on Multimedia Information Retrieval MIR2000

November 4, 2000
Los Angeles, USA
in conjunction with ACM Multimedia Conference 2000


New applications in training, simulating, marketing or electronic commerce now require the development of intelligent multimedia systems combining strengths of intelligent systems with multimedia. Such systems offer integrated tools for modeling, understanding, visualizing, retrieving and accessing large distributed multimedia databases. This leads to the development of novel techniques for image and video analysis, similarity retrieval or intelligent query management.
Following the success of the First International Workshop on Multimedia Intelligent Storage and Retrieval Management (MISRM) held in conjunction with ACM 1999 Multimedia Conference, we are organizing a second edition of this workshop with a focus on multimedia information retrieval.
The purpose of the International Workshop on Multimedia Information Retrieval (MIR) is to bring together researchers, developers and practitioners from academia and industry. The workshop will serve as a forum for discussion, presentation, and exploration of techniques, approaches and experiences in the field of multimedia information retrieval.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Multimedia data modeling
  • Multimedia visualization
  • Intelligent agents for multimedia indexing and retrieval
  • Multimedia indexing
  • Query languages for multimedia retrieval
  • Multimedia and media mining
  • Image and video database systems
  • Metadata for multimedia retrieval
  • Tools and standards
  • Video analyzing and indexing
  • Image similarity retrieval
  • Data quality for intelligent retrieval
Invited Speakers

Prof. Ramesh Jain (UCSD, Praja Inc., USA)
Prof. Yasuo Ariki (Ryukoku University, Japan)

Advanced Program
8:30 am - 9:50 am
Image Retrieval
  • Using Hilbert Curve in Image Storing and Retrieving
    Zhexuan Song and Nick Roussopoulos, University of Maryland, USA
  • On "Shapes" of Colors for Content-Based Image Retrieval
    Renato O. Stehling, Mario A. Nascimento, and Alexandre X. Falcão
    UNICAMP, Brazil; University of Alberta, Canada
  • Learning Image Similarities and Categories from Content Analysis and Relevance Feedback
    Zijun Yang and C.-C. Jay Kuo, University of Southern California, USA
  • Advanced Feature Extraction for Keyblock-Based Image Retrieval
    Lei Zhu, Aibing Rao, and Aidong Zhang, SUNY Buffalo, USA
9:50 am - 10:00 am
Coffee Break
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Invited Talk
  • Contextual Search and Inference in Multimedia Environment(slides)
    Ramesh Jain, Praja, USA
11:10 am - 12:30 pm
Video Content Description
  • Omni-Face Detection for Video/Image Content Description
    Gang Wei and Ishwar K. Sethi
    Oakland University, USA; Wayne State University, USA
  • Video Summarization Based on the Psychological Content in the Track Structure
    Tsuyoshi Moriyama and Masao Sakauchi, University of Tokyo, Japan
  • Scene Identification in News Video by Character Region Segmentation
    Ichiro Ide, Reiko Hamada, Shuichi Sakai, and Hidehiko Tanaka
    National Institute of Informatics, Japan; University of Tokyo, Japan
  • Detection of Text Captions in Compressed Domain Video
    Yi Zhang and Tat-Seng Chua, National University of Singapore, Singapore
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Lunch Break
1:30 pm - 2:50 pm
Video Retrieval
  • Linking Live and Replay Scenes in Broadcasted Sports Video
    Noboru Babaguchi, Yoshihiko Kawai, Yukinobu Yasugi, and Tadahiro Kitahashi
    Osaka University, Japan
  • Spatio-Temporal Representation and Retrieval Using Moving Objects' Trajectories
    Choon-Bo Shim and Jae-Woo Chang, Chonbuk National University, Korea
  • Rule-Based Video Classification System for Basketball Video Indexing
    Wensheng Zhou, Asha Vellaikal, and C.-C. Jay Kuo
    HRL Laboratories, USA; University of Southern California, USA
  • A New Content-Based Shot Retrieval Approach: Key-Frame Extraction Based Nearest Feature Line (NFL) Classification
    Li Zhao, Wei Qi, Stan Z. Li, Shi-Qiang Yang, and H.J. Zhang
    Microsoft Research China, China; Tsinghua University, China
2:50 pm - 3:00 pm
Coffee Break
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Invited Talk
  • Organization and Retrieval of Continuous Media
    Yasuo Ariki, Ryukoku University, Japan
4:10 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Effective Access to Large Audiovisual Assets Based on User Preferences
    S. Ioannou, G. Moschovitis, K. Ntalianis, K. Karpouzis, and S. Kollias
    National Technical University of Athens, Greece
  • Document Image Retrieval without OCRing Using a Video Scanning System
    Ercan E. Kuruoglu and Vern T. Tan
    INRIA - Sophia Antipolis, France; Trinity College, UK
  • Associating Cooking Video with Related Textbook
    Reiko Hamada, Ichiro Ide, Shuichi Sakai, and Hidehiko Tanaka
    University of Tokyo, Japan; National Institute of Informatics, Japan
  • Similarity-Based Retrieval of Temporal Documents
    Prakash Yamuna and K. Selçuk Candan, Arizona State University, USA

The program committee solicits condensed research papers describing new results or original ideas related to the workshop topics. Papers should be in English and should not exceed 10 double spaced pages. The cover page should include the title, name and affiliation of the author(s), contact, address, email, fax and telephone. Proceedings of the ACM MM 2000 workshops will be published by the ACM Press. The limit of the final paper size is 4 pages (+ up to 2 extra pages at $100 per page.) and must follow the ACM technical paper submission format. We will need necessary copyright clearance for all the papers for both printed and electronic version of the proceedings.
Papers should be sent electronically (postscript or PDF) not later than June 19th 2000 to the following address: mir@nii.ac.jp

Journal Special Issue
Selected submissions will be recommended for possible publication in the special issue of Elsevier "Information Systems" journal.
Important Dates
  • Deadline for submission : June 19th
  • Notification of acceptance/rejection : July 7th
  • Final version of papers are due on : July 25th
  • Workshop : November 4, 2000
Workshop Chairs
  • Prof. Brigitte Kerhervé
    UQAM, Canada
  • Prof. Vincent Oria
    Department of Computer and Information Science
  • Prof. Shin'ichi Satoh
    National Institute of Informatics
Program Committee Members
  • Sibel Adali, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
  • Frederic Andres, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
  • Yasuo Ariki, Ryukoku University, Japan
  • Noboru Babaguchi, Osaka University, Japan
  • Selçuk Candan, Arizona State University, USA
  • Michael Christel, CMU, USA
  • Peter Fankhauser, GMD-IPSI, Germany
  • Pascal Faudemay, LIP6/UPMC, France
  • Silvia Hollfelder, GMD-IPSI, Germany
  • Ibrahim Kamel, Panasonic Technologies Inc., USA
  • Norio Katayama, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
  • Brigitte Kerhervé, UQAM, Canada
  • Wolfgang Klas, University of Ulm, Germany
  • Olivier Monga, INRIA, France
  • Nourredine Mouaddib, IRIN, France
  • Chahab Nastar, LookThatUp.com, France
  • Yuichi Nakamura, University of Tsukuba, Japan
  • Raymond Ng, University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Vincent Oria, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA
  • M. Tamer Ozsu, University of Waterloo, Canada
  • T. Radhakrishnan, Concordia University, Canada
  • Toshio Sato, Toshiba, Japan
  • Shin'ichi Satoh, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
  • Takashi Satou, NTT, Japan
  • Cyrus Shahabi, University of Southern California, USA
  • Behzad Shahraray, AT&T, USA
  • Liyanage C De Silva, The National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Arnold Smeulders, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • John Smith, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, USA
  • Uma Srinivasan, CSIRO, Australia
  • Vassilis Tsotras, University of California at Riverside, USA
  • Bharadwaj Veeravalli, The National University of Singapore, Singapore
Contact :

For more information on this workshop, please send an e-mail to:mir-chair@nii.ac.jp or contact: Prof. Brigitte Kerhervé (Kerherve.Brigitte@uqam.ca) Prof. Shin'ichi Satoh (satoh@nii.ac.jp) or Prof.Vincent Oria (oria@cis.njit.edu)

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