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Call for tutorial proposals

ICMR tutorials aim to provide a comprehensive overview of specific topics in multimedia retrieval. The topic should be of sufficient relevance with respect to the state-of-the-art and the course should be educational rather than a cursory survey of techniques; hands-on tutorials are highly welcome. The audience for ICMR short courses and tutorials consists primarily of researchers, graduate students, and practitioners who are new to a particular area of multimedia retrieval. Although most courses are half-day offerings, we also invite proposals for full-day courses provided that the topic merits the additional time and can be anticipated to generate sufficient interest from our community.

The proposed tutorials are encouraged to be linked to the ICMR 2018 topics included in the general call for papers and can cover any of the following topics:

  • Multimedia content extraction, analysis and indexing
  • Multimedia content-based search and retrieval
  • Multimedia semantic modeling, taxonomies, ontologies, facets
  • Multi-modal integration (e.g. audio, visual, text, haptic, metadata)
  • Multimedia machine learning, including deep learning and neural nets
  • Relevance feedback, active learning, and transfer learning
  • Multi-modal feature design and evaluation
  • Multimedia retrieval metrics, datasets, and evaluation
  • Social media, crowdsourcing, and tagging
  • Large-scale multimedia analysis, indexing, and search
  • Real-time multimedia analysis, indexing, and search
  • Human issues in multimedia analysis, indexing, and search
  • Multimedia analysis/search acceleration: GPU, FPGA, etc.
  • Solutions in contemporary multimedia challenges, such as video repositories, smart albums, media sharing, media personalization, content management
  • Industry applications, including healthcare, education, retail, travel, media and entertainment, Web, social media, advertising, fashion, security, IoT


Proposals should be submitted by email to the Chairs (,, either in plain-text or PDF format. Please include the following information:

  • Short course/tutorial title.
  • Proposers’ names, titles, affiliations, and primary contact email.
  • Short bio for each organizer.
  • Preference for half- or full-day event.
  • Course description that includes topics that will be covered, along with a brief outline and significant details.
  • Pointers to relevant publications by organizers and relevant related work.
  • Planned materials (if any) to be distributed to attendees.
  • Information regarding whether the tutorial was presented elsewhere in the past, including venue, year, and attendance

Tutorial Proposal Dates

  • Submission of tutorial proposals: February. 17th, 2018
  • Acceptance date: February 28th, 2018
  • Camera ready deadline: April 27th, 2018 April 25th, 2018

Information on ICMR2018


Venue Information

Yokohama Media and Communication Center
11 Nihon-Odori, Naka-ku, Yokohama, 231-0023, Japan