Workshop on Multimedia Information Retrieval and Applications


The expansion of online multimedia and other social media appearing on mobile, wearable and other devices has become extremely accelerated in recent years. The Multimedia Information Retrieval and Applications (MIRA) workshop is based on emerging interdisciplinary multimedia research and systems dealing with conventional and big multimedia data. In 2018 the workshop focuses on the research on new methods, applications and services using multimedia analysis and machine learning as well as their applications and services for the retrieval, classification, semantics and detection of multimedia information including 3D/VR/AR/MR even in big multimedia databases. The workshop also welcomes new topics that can help to establish semantical and contextual relations among users based on the information of their interest.

Topics for the workshop include, but are not limited to:

Multimedia Analysis and Processing

  • Content-based analysis for big multimedia data
  • Feature extraction for big multimedia data representation
  • Mobile multimedia analysis and retrieval
  • Image and video indexing and classification
  • Semantics and emotion in multimedia systems
  • Computation Linguistics for multimedia IR
  • Joint multimodal processing and analysis
  • Machine learning for multimedia
  • Deep learning for multimedia detection and classification
  • Multimedia signal processing and analysis
  • Multimedia search and retrieval
  • Multimedia data modeling and visualization
  • Filtering, Time-Sensitive and Real-time Search
  • Personalized Search

Multimedia Applications, Systems and Services

  • Retrieval and annotation of big multimedia data
  • Object and/or context-based multimedia information retrieval
  • Multimedia networking and communication
  • Multimedia networking and distributed multimedia systems
  • Emotion and semantics in content-based retrieval systems
  • Human-computer interaction based on multimedia
  • Multi-modal multimedia computing systems and human-machine interaction
  • Cross-language and Multilingual multimedia IR
  • Multimedia activity and event understanding
  • Location-based multimedia information retrieval
  • Semantic-based multimedia retrieval and annotation
  • Mobile Multimedia Systems and Applications
  • Cloud-assisted multimedia systems
  • Entertainment, gaming and e-learning
  • 3D / AR / VR / MR, Animation
  • Social media, user-generated, and cloud-based big multimedia
  • IoT for multimedia
  • Multimedia system for traffic and public security
  • Multimedia security, rights management and forensics
  • Multimedia systems for medical, digital library and SNS
  • Multimedia systems for hardware and/or software design and development
  • Multimedia for smart homes
  • Multimedia applications using wearable technologies
  • Multimedia tools (authoring, analyzing, editing, and browsing)

Workshop Co-Chairs

Andrea KUTICS, International Christian University (ICU), Japan
Neeta Nain, Malaviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur, India

Program Committee

Andrea F. Abate, University of Salerno, Italy
Manya Afonso, Institute for Systems and Robotics, Portugal
Felix Albu, Valahia University of Targoviste, Romania
Fernando Alonso-Fernandez, Halmstad University, Sweden
Laurent Amsaleg, Institute for Research in IT and Random Systems (IRISA), France
Eliezer Appleboim, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
Ognjen Arandjelovic, University of St Andrews, UK
Antonis Argyros, Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas (FORTH), Greece
Enrico Baccaglini, Istituto Superiore Mario Boella (ISMB), Italy
Biplab Banerjee, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India
Csaba Beleznai, Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT), Austria
Kamel Belloulata, University of Sidi Bel Abbès, Algeria
Jenny Benois-Pineau, LaBRI, UMR CNRS 5800 CNRS, University of Bordeaux, France
Stefano Berretti, University of Firenze, Italy
Deepayan Bhowmik, University of Stirling, UK
Charles-Edmond Bichot, Ecole Centrale de Lyon, France
Miguel Bordallo Lopez, University of Oulu, Finland
Adrian Bors, University of York, UK
Michael Breuss, Brandenburg University of Technology (BTU), Germany
Catarina Brites, Institute of Telecommunication (IT), Portugal
Arcangelo Ranieri Bruna, STMicroelectronics, Italy
Vittoria Bruni, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Roberto Caldelli, National Interuniversity Consortium for Telecommunications (CNIT) Research Unit at MICC-University of Florence, Italy
Ajay Chaudhary, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India
Rama Chellappa, University of Maryland, USA
Jie Chen, Univeristy of Oulu, Finland
Yuhao Chen, Purdue University, USA
Gianluigi Ciocca, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Igor D.D. Curcio, Nokia Technologies, Finland
Petros Daras, Information Technologies Institute, Greece
Christos Diou, Centre for Research and Technology Hellas/Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Shaobo Fang, Purdue University, USA
Valerie Gouet-Brunet, National Institute of Geographic and Forest Information (IGN), France
Nikos Grammalidis, Informatics and Telematics Institute-Centre for Research and Technology-Hellas (CERTH), Greece
William Grosky, University of Michigan, USA
Frank Hartung, FH Aachen University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Michael E. Houle, National Institute of Informatics (NII), Japan
Xiaohua Huang, University of Oulu, Finland
Yuji Iwahori, Chubu University, Japan
Li-Wei Kang, National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
Yong Cheol Kim, University of Seoul, South Korea
Alexey Lukin, iZotope, Inc., USA
Yasushi Makihara, Osaka University, Japan
Tomohiro Mashita, Osaka University, Japan
Majid Mirmehdi, University of Bristol, UK
Ikuhisa Mitsugami, Hiroshima City University, Japan
Akihiko Nakagawa, International Christian University (ICU), Japan
Yuta Nakashima, Osaka University, Japan
Antonio J. R. Neves, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Vincent Oria, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), USA
Jounsup Park, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Andrew Perkis, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Armando Pinho, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Marco Porta, University of Pavia, Italy
Ioannis Pratikakis, Democritus University of Thrace (DUTH), Greece
Daniel Riccio, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Nuno Rodrigues, Institute of Telecommunication, Portugal
Partha Roy, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India
Victor Sanchez, University of Warwick, UK
Antonio-Jose Sanchez-Salmeron, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Jean Sequeira, Aix-Marseille University, France
Masami Shishibori, University of Tokushima, Japan
Pekka Siirtola, University of Oulu, Finland
Masaru Sugano, KDDI Research, Inc., Japan
Masaki Takahashi, Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK), Japan
Masayuki Tanaka, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Alejandro Toselli, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
V.K. Vivekraj, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India
Michael Vukovich, University of Toronto, Canada
Cuilan Wang, Georgia Gwinnett College, USA
Gaoang Wang, University of Washington, USA
Yizhou Wang, Columbia University, USA
Yuanyi Xue, New York University, USA
Keiji Yanai, University of Electro-Communications (UEC), Japan
Haotian Zhang, University of Washington, USA


Journal special issue

Extended version of selected accepted papers will be considered for publication in a major journal.