Call for technical demonstrations

ICMR 2017 offers a great opportunity for exchanging leading-edge multimedia retrieval ideas among researchers, practitioners and other potential users of multimedia retrieval systems. This conference is set up to illuminate the state of the art in multimedia (text, image, video, audio, etc) retrieval.

ICMR 2017 is accepting proposals for technical demonstrators papers that will be showcased during the conference.

The demo session will include demonstrations of latest innovations by research and engineering groups in industry, academia and government. ICMR 2017 is seeking original high quality submissions addressing innovative research in the broad field of multimedia retrieval, as advertised in the ICMR 2017 general call for papers. A specific preference will be given to solutions of multi-modal and multi-media nature, meaning employing more than one single modality.

We solicit high quality contributions of demonstrators with innovative interfaces and visualizations showcasing new opportunities, functionalities, or the use of multimedia retrieval in new application domains.

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

  • Multimedia content-based search and retrieval
  • Multimedia-content-based (or hybrid) recommender systems
  • Large-scale and web-scale multimedia retrieval
  • Multimedia content extraction, analysis, and indexing
  • Multimedia analytics and knowledge discovery
  • Multimedia machine learning, deep learning, and neural nets
  • Relevance feedback, active learning, and transfer learning
  • Zero-shot learning and fine-grained retrieval for multimedia
  • Event-based indexing and multimedia understanding
  • Semantic descriptors and novel high- or mid-level features
  • Crowdsourcing, community contributions, and social multimedia
  • Multimedia retrieval leveraging quality, production cues, style, framing, affect
  • Narrative generation and narrative analysis
  • User intent and human perception in multimedia retrieval
  • Query processing and relevance feedback
  • Multimedia browsing, summarization, and visualization
  • Multimedia beyond video, including 3D data and sensor data
  • Mobile multimedia browsing and search
  • Multimedia analysis/search acceleration, e.g., GPU, FPGA
  • Benchmarks and evaluation methodologies for multimedia analysis/search
  • Applications of multimedia retrieval, e.g., medicine, sports, commerce, lifelogs, travel, security, environment.

Submissions should be done with the ICMR submission system and will be peer reviewed. Accepted papers will be published in the ICMR proceedings and need to be showcased during the demo session at the conference.

Maximum Length of a Paper

Each technical demo paper should not be longer than 4 pages.

Important Dates

Paper Submission: January 27 February 3, 2017 at 23:59 EET closed
Notification of Acceptance: March 29, 2017
Camera-Ready Papers Due: April 26 April 23, 2017

Single-Blind Review

ICMR will use a single-blind review process for the technical demonstrations paper selection. Authors should provide author names and affiliations in their manuscript.

Abstract and Keywords

The abstract and the keywords form the primary source for assigning papers to reviewers. So make sure that they form a concise and complete summary of your paper with sufficient information to let someone who doesn’t read the full paper know what it is about.

Submission Instructions

See the Paper submission section (click on the link).

Logistics at the Venue

Presenters of the technical demonstrators will be provided with a table, computer display, power outlet and wireless (shared) Internet to present their demos. Demo presenters are expected to bring with themselves everything else needed for their demo, such as hardware, laptops, sensors, PCs, etc. However, if you have special requests such as other hardware accessories, a poster board, special requests for the allotted space, special lighting conditions and so on, we will do our best to arrange them.


For any questions regarding demo submissions, please email the Demonstration Chairs at .

Association for Computing Machinery

University Politehnica of Bucharest

University of Trento