Joint Program of ACM LS-MMRM’09 and ACM WSMC’09



Title of Accepted Paper, Poster, Panel, Abstract, Invited Talk  or Keynote

9:00 – 9:05am

Opening Remark

9:05 – 10:00am

Keynote Address
Session Chair: Benoit Huet (EURECOM)


Wei-Ying Ma (Assistant Managing Director of Microsoft Research Asia)

10:00 – 10:30am

Coffee break

10:30 – 11:30am

Session 1: Large-Scale Image Annotation and Retrieval
Session Chair: Rong Yan (IBM Research)


Canonical Contextual Distance for Large-Scale Image Annotation and Retrieval

Hideki Nakayama (The University of Tokyo, JP)


Image Categorization Combining Neighborhood Methods and Boosting

Matthew Cooper (FX Palo Alto Laboratory, US)


Semantics-Preserving Bag-of-Words Models for Efficient Image Annotation

Lei Wu (University of Science and Technology of China, CN); Steven Chu-Hong Hoi (Nanyang Technological University, SG); Nenghai Yu (University of Science and Technology of China, CN); Jianke Zhu (ETH Zurich, CH)

11:30 – 11:40am

Short break

11:40 – 12:40am

Session 2: Web-Scale Multimedia Corpus
Session Chair: Alexander Hauptmann (CMU)


Visual Tag Dictionary: Interpreting Tags with Visual Words,

Meng Wang (Microsoft Research Asia, CN); Kuiyuan Yang (Microsoft Research Asia, CN); Xian-Sheng Hua (Microsoft Research Asia, CN); Hong-Jiang Zhang (Microsoft Research Asia, CN)


Understanding Tag-Cloud and Visual Features for better Annotation of Concepts in NUS-WIDE Dataset,

Shenghua Gao (Nanyang Technological University, SG); Liang-Tien Chia (Nanyang Technological University, SG)


Reliable Tags Using Image Similarity: Mining Specificity and Expertise from Large-Scale Multimedia Databases,
Lyndon Kennedy (Yahoo! Research, US); Malcolm Slaney (Yahoo! Research, US); Kilian Weinberger (Yahoo! Research, US)

12:40 – 2:00pm


2:00 – 3:20pm

Session 3: Large-Scale Media Learning and Copy Detection
Session Chair: Qi Tian (University of Texas, San Antonio)


Harvesting Large-Scale Online Weakly-Tagged Images for Enhancing Inter-Related Classifier Training

Jianping Fan (University of North Carolina, US)


Large-Scale Multimedia Semantic Concept Modeling using Robust Subspace Bagging and MapReduce

Rong Yan (IBM TJ Watson Research Center, US); Marc-Olivier Fleury (EPFL, CH); Michele Merler (Columbia University, US); Apostol (Paul) Natsev (IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, US); John Smith (IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, US)


Indexing Local Configurations of Features for Scalable Content-Based Video Copy Detection

Sebastien Poullot (National Institute of Informatics, JP); Michel Crucianu (CNAM, FR); Shin'ichi Satoh (National Institute of Informatics, JP)


From Text Question-Answering to Multimedia QA
Tat-Seng Chua, Richang Hong, Guangda Li and Jinhui Tang (National Univ. of Singapore)

4:00 – 5:00pm

Poster Session
Session Chair: Jinhui Tang (National University of Singapore)


Creating a web-scale video collection for research

Paul Over (National Institute of Standards and Technology, US), George Awad (National Institute of Standards and Technology, US), Alan F. Smeaton (Dublin City University, IE),Colum Foley (Dublin City University, IE), James Lanagan (Dublin City University, IE)


Large Scale Incremental Web Video Categorization

Zhang Xu (Chinese Academy of Sciences, CN); Song Yicheng (Chinese Academy of Sciences, CN); Juan Cao (Chinese Academy of Sciences, CN); Yong-Dong Zhang (Chinese Academy of Sciences, CN); Jintao Li (Chinese Academy of Sciences, CN)


MovieBase: A Movie Database for Event Detection and Behavioral Analysis

Tat-Seng Chua (National University of Singapore, SG); Sheng Tang (Chinese Academy of Sciences, CN); Trichet Remi (National University of Singapore, SG); Hung-Khoon Tan(City University of Hong Kong, HK); Yan Song (Chinese Academy of Sciences, CN)


On Improving Robustness of Video Fingerprints based on Projections of Features

Claus Bauer (Dolby Laboratories, US); Regunathan Radhakrishnan (Dolby Laboratories Inc, US)


Image Copy Detection Using a Robust Gabor Texture Descriptor

Zhi Li (Xi'an Jiaotong University, CN); Guizhong Liu (Xi'an Jiaotong University, CN); Haixia Jiang (Xi'an Jiaotong University, CN); Xueming Qian (Xi'an Jiaotong University, CN)


Near-Duplicate Detection for Images and Videos

Xin Yang (Unversity of California, Santa Barbara, CN)


Unsupervised Image Ranking

Eva Hoerster (Univeristy of Augsburg, DE); Malcolm Slaney (Yahoo! Research, US); Marc'Aurelio Ranzato (University of Toronto, CA); Kilian Weinberger (Yahoo! Research, US)


An Efficient Key Point Quantization Algorithm for Large Scale Image Retrieval

Fengjie Li (Michigan State University, US); Wei Tong (Michigan State University, US); Rong Jin (Michigan State University, US); Anil Jain (Michigan State University, US)


Large Scale Content Analysis Engine
David Gibbon (AT&T Labs - Research, US); Zhu Liu (AT & T Laboratories, US)


Tagging and Retrieving Images with Co-Occurrence Models: from Corel to Flickr

ikhil Garg (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, CH); Daniel Gatica-Perez (Idiap Research Institute, CH)


Topology Selection for Stream Mining Systems

Raphael Ducasse (UCLA, FR); Deepak S. Turaga (IBM, US); Mihaela van der Schaar (University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), US)


Visual ContextRank for Web Image Re-ranking

Wang Shuhui (Chinese Academy of Science, CN); Qingming Huang (Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Sciences, CN); Shuqiang Jiang (Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, CN); Lei Qin (Institute of Computing Tech, Chinese Academy of Science, CN); Qi Tian (Microsoft Research Asia, CN)


Large-Scale News Topic Tracking and Key-scene Ranking with Video Near-Duplicate Constraints
Xiaomeng Wu (National Institute of Informatics, JP); Ichiro Ide (Nagoya University, JP); Shin'ichi Satoh (National Institute of Informatics, JP)



5:00 – 6:00pm

Panel: Title?

Session Chair: John Smith (IBM)

Confirmed Participants: Malcolm Slaney (Yahoo!), Alex Hauptmann (CMU), Yihong Gong (NEC), Michelle X Zhou (IBM).

Tentative: Tat-Seng Chua (NUS)