Multimedia Information Retrieval Workshop 2005

In conjunction with the 28th annual ACM SIGIR conference on Information Retrieval, Salvador Brazil, 19 August 2005

Draft Programme

Computer vision / image centric approach session
09:00 - 09:25 M Sarifuddin and Rokia Missaoui
A New Uniform Color Space with Associated Color Similarity Measure for Content-Based Image and Video Retrieval
09:25 - 09:50 Tomasz Adamek, Noel E O'Connor, Gareth Jones and Noel Murphy
An Integrated Approach for Object Shape Registration and Modeling
09:50 - 10:15 Xin-Jing Wang, Wei-Ying Ma and Xing Li
Exploring Region Correlation and Context Expansion for Image Retrieval
10:15 - 10:30 Discussion of image-centric approaches
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break
Knowledge representation session
11:00 - 11:25 Mike O Jewell, Faith Lawrence, Mischa M Tuffield, Adam Prügel-Bennett, David E Millard , Mark S Nixon, monica schraefel and Nigel R Shadbolt
OntoMedia: An Ontology for the Representation of Heterogeneous Media
11:25 - 11:50 Paul Clough, Hideo Joho and Mark Sanderson
Automatically Organising Images using Concept Hierarchies
11:50 - 12:30 Discussion of the morning papers
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
Information retrieval for multimedia session
13:30 - 13:55 Shi-Yong Neo, Tat-Seng Chua
Query-dependent Retrieval of News Video
13:55 - 14:20 Thijs Westerveld
TRECVID as a Re-Usable Test Collection for Video Retrieval
14:20 - 14:30 Discussion of information retrieval for multimedia
Application session
14:30 - 14:55 G Kienast, H Rehatschek, A Horti, S Busemann, T Declerck, V Hahn and R Cavet
DIRECT-INFO A Media Monitoring System for Sponsorship Tracking
14:55 - 15:00 Discussion of applications
15:00 - 15:30 Coffee break 
15:30 - 17:00 Long discussion session

Important Dates

15 May 2005: Submission of full paper.
15 June 2005: Notification of acceptance.
25 June 2005: Revised full paper for workshop proceedings/web.

General Information

Following on three SIGIR workshops on Multimedia Information Retrieval (1998, 1999 and 2003), this workshop aims to provide a platform for exchange on recent progress in multimedia document indexing, browsing, search and retrieval in multimedia document collections. Important applications for MM IR have arisen in medical image management, law enforcement, detection of copyright infringement, entertainment, knowledge management, digital libraries and the world-wide-web. As a result, a high degree of interaction with participants from SIGIR can be anticipated.

This will be a full day workshop with both paper talks as well as a discussion on recent progress in the field. This workshop solicits full paper submissions on searching and retrieving images, speech, video, text and music as mono-media documents or any multimedia combination of these; topics include but are not limited to:

Workshop attendance is open to all who register for it.

Paper Submission

Email full papers in English (ideally in the ACM SIG Proceedings style) to

with the following information:
(1) Title of paper & short abstract summarizing the main contribution
(2) Names and contact info of all authors, also specifying the contact author.
(3) The paper in PDF format.

Papers are limited to a maximum length of 8 pages.


Alex Hauptmann, Carnegie Mellon
R Manmatha, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Stefan Rueger, Imperial College London

Programme Committee

Kobus Barnard, University of Arizona
Arjen de Vries, CWI
Nicholas Howe, Smith College
George Ioannidis, Technologie-Zentrum Informatik, Bremen
Giridharan Iyengar, IBM Research
Gareth Jones, Dublin City University
Victor Lavrenko, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Noel O'Connor, Dublin City University
Jeremy Pickens, Kings College London
Shin'ichi Satoh, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Nicu Sebe, Leiden University
John R. Smith, IBM Research
Marcel Worring, University of Amsterdam


Alexei Yavlinsky, Imperial College London