Call for papers

Authors are encouraged to submit previously unpublished research papers in the broad field of content-based multimedia indexing and applications. The proceedings of CBMI 2015 will be published by IEEE Computer Society Press. 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. Additional special sessions are planned in areas such as deep learning for retrieval, social media retrieval, medical image retrieval.


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

  • Visual indexing (image, video, graphics);
  • Social media analysis;
  • Visual content extraction;
  • Identification and tracking of semantic regions;
  • Identification of semantic events;
  • Audio (audio, speech, music) content extraction;
  • Metadata generation, coding and transformation;
  • Multi-modal and cross-modal indexing;
  • Multimedia information retrieval (image, audio, video, text);
  • Content-based search;
  • Multimedia data mining;
  • Multimedia recommendation;
  • Mobile media retrieval;
  • Event-based media processing and retrieval;
  • Affective/emotional interaction or interfaces for multimedia retrieval;
  • Large scale multimedia database management;
  • Deep learning for multimedia indexing;
  • Summarization, browsing and organization of multimedia content;
  • Personalization and content adaptation;
  • User interaction and relevance feedback;
  • Multimedia interfaces, presentation and visualization tools;
  • Evaluation and benchmarking of multimedia retrieval systems;
  • Applications of multimedia retrieval: medicine, lifelogs, satellite imagery, video surveillance, etc.

Special session call for papers:

  • CfP for Special Session on Medical Multimedia Processing
  • CfP for Special Session on High Performance Multimedia Indexing

Paper submission

Authors are invited to submit full-length and special session papers of 6 pages and short (poster) and demo papers of 4 pages maximum. All peer-reviewed, accepted and registered papers will be published in the CBMI 2015 workshop proceedings to be indexed and distributed by the IEEE Xplore. The submissions are peer reviewed in single blind process. The language of the workshop is English.

Authors of the best papers of the conference will be invited to submit extended versions of their contributions to a special issue of Multimedia Tools and Applications journal (MTAP).

The workshop is technically co-sponsored by IEEE and the proceedings will be published in the IEEE Xplore. Moreover, the workshop has in-cooperation status with ACM SIGMM, so the proceedings are to be indexed also in the ACM DL.