Authors are encouraged to submit previously unpublished research papers in the broad field of content-based multimedia indexing and applications. We wish to highlight significant contributions addressing the main problem of search and retrieval but also the related and equally important issues of multimedia content management, user interaction, large-scale search, learning in retrieval, social media indexing and retrieval. In addition, special sessions on specific technical aspects or application domains are planned (For a list of accepted special sessions, see the call for Special Session Papers)

Authors can submit full length (6 pages – to be presented as oral presentation) or short papers (4 pages – to be presented as posters). The submissions are peer reviewed in a single blind process. The language of the conference is English.

The CBMI proceedings are traditionally indexed and distributed by IEEE Xplore and ACM DL. In addition, authors of certain best papers of the conference will be invited to submit extended versions of their contributions to a special issue of a leading journal in the field (e.g. MTAP – Springer).

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.