Sept. 14-16, 2022

Graz, Austria

CBMI aims at bringing together the various communities involved in all aspects of content-based multimedia indexing for retrieval, browsing, management, visualization and analytics.

Important dates

Deadline for Special Session ProposalsJan. 29, 2022 Jan. 31, 2022
Deadline for Regular, Special Session and Demo PapersApril 24, 2022 May 9, 2022 (AoE, final deadline)
Notification of acceptanceJune 15, 2022 June 27, 2022
Camera ready papers dueJuly 11, 2022
ConferenceSept. 14-16, 2022

Call for Contributions

CBMI2022 will call for

  • Regular papers: Full or short papers presenting previously unpublished research papers in the broad field of content-based multimedia indexing and applications.
  • Call for Special Session Papers: Papers in the scope of one of the four accepted special sessions.
  • Demos showcasing implementations of multimedia indexing technologies.
  • Proposals for special sessions on emerging topics related to multimedia indexing, and papers for this special sessions (closed)

Topics of interest to the CBMI community include, but are not limited to, the following:

Content analysis and indexing

  • Audio and visual and multimedia indexing
  • Multimodal and cross-modal indexing
  • Deep learning for multimedia analysis and indexing
  • Audio (speech, music, etc) and visual content analysis and understanding
  • Identification and tracking of semantic regions and events
  • Social media analysis
  • Metadata generation, coding and transformation
  • Activity recognition and event-based multimedia indexing
  • New technologies for indexing, for example, bio-inspired, spiking neural networks

Search, retrieval and recommendation

  • Multimedia information retrieval (image, audio, video, text)
  • Mobile media retrieval
  • Event-based media retrieval
  • Affective/emotional interaction or interfaces for multimedia retrieval
  • Multimedia data mining and analytics
  • Multimedia retrieval for multimodal analytics and visualisation
  • Multimedia recommendation
  • Multimedia verification (e.g., multimodal fact checking, deep fake analysis)
  • Large scale multimedia database management
  • Summarization, browsing and organization of multimedia content
  • Evaluation and benchmarking of multimedia retrieval systems

Multimedia user experience

  • User interaction and relevance feedback
  • Multimedia interfaces, presentation and visualization tools
  • Personalization and content adaptation
  • Virtual, augmented and mixed reality interfaces for multimedia search

Applications of multimedia indexing and retrieval, e.g., cultural heritage, medicine, lifelogs, satellite imagery, augmented and mixed reality, video surveillance, forensics, security, atmosphere and astronomy.


The current COVID-19 situation in Austria would allow hosting the conference in Graz. Thus we are planning for a physical conference with remote participation options. The situation is being monitored and the conference might be organised as a hybrid or online conference if needed.
Graz is the capital city of the province Styria (Steiermark), with 280.000 plus inhabitants Austria’s second largest city. The old town of Graz is one of the best-preserved in Europe and was awarded World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO in 2000. In 2003 Graz was European Cultural Capital, which boosted a lot of developments in the city. Some of them have certainly set landmarks, such as the spectacular Kunsthaus (Art Museum) or the Island in the Mur river.

Murinsel (c) Graz Tourismus – Harry Schiffer
The conference will be held at Hotel Weitzer, located in the centre of Graz, just a few steps from the historic old town.


Conference Chair

Werner Bailer (JOANNEUM RESEARCH, Austria)

Program Committee Chairs

Jakub Lokoc (Charles University, Czech Republic)

Stefanos Vrochidis (CERTH ITI, Greece)

Chaabane Djeraba (University of Lille, France)

Special Session Chairs

Alexander Schindler (AIT, Austria)

Alberto Messina (RAI, Italy)

Invited speakers and tutorial chair

Stevan Rudinac (Univ. of Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

Demo Chairs

Gylfi Þór Guðmundsson (Reykjavik University, Iceland)

Mathias Lux (AAU, Austria)

Publicity and International Liaison Chairs

Klaus Schöffmann (AAU, Austria)

Marco Bertini (Univ. of Florence, Italy)

Richang Hong (Hefei University of Technology, China)

Local Organisation Committee

Harald Mayer (JOANNEUM RESEARCH, Austria)

Alexandra Reder-Streif (JOANNEUM RESEARCH, Austria)

Georg Thallinger (JOANNEUM RESEARCH, Austria)

Sandra Draxler (JOANNEUM RESEARCH, Austria)

Steering Committee

Bernard Merialdo (EURECOM, FRANCE) – Honorary  President

Georges Quénot (LIG, FRANCE) – President

Jenny Benois-Pineau (UNIV. BORDEAUX, FRANCE) – Vice President


Alexandre Benoît, LISTIC, FRANCE



Chaabane Djeraba, UNIV. LILLE, FRANCE


Cathal Gurrin, DCU, IRELAND

Philippe Joly, IRIT, FRANCE


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