IEEE MultiMedia: Call for Papers Large-Scale Multimedia Retrieval and Mining
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The 1st International Workshop on Web-Scale Multimedia Corpus (WSMC09)

23 October 2009,

held in conjunction with

ACM International Conference on Multimedia
Beijing Hotel, Beijing, China


In order to provide the best possible program to its participants the workshop will be help in conjunction with the workshop on Large-Scale Multimedia Retrieval and Mining. The Technical program is now available: Joint LS-MMRM and WSMC 2009 Program . Workshop participants should therefore attend the full day.


Pivotal to many tasks in relation to multimedia research and development is the availability of sufficiently large dataset and its corresponding ground truth. Currently available datasets for multimedia research are either too small such as the Corel or Pascal datasets, too specific like the TRECVID dataset, or without ground truth, such as the several recent efforts by MIT and MSRA that gathered millions of Web images for testing. While it is relatively easy to crawl and store a huge amount of data, the creation of ground-truth necessary to systematically train, test, evaluate and compare the performance of various algorithms and systems is a major problem. For this reason, more and more research groups are individually putting efforts into the creation of such corpus in order to carry out research on Web-scale dataset. There is a need to unify these individual efforts into the creation of a unified web-scale repository which would benefit the entire multimedia research community.

The purpose of this workshop is to bring together researchers interested in the construction and analysis of Web Scale multimedia datasets and resources. The Workshop will provide a forum to consolidate key factors related to research on very large scale multimedia dataset such as the construction of dataset, creation of ground truth, sharing and extension of such resources in terms of ground truth, features, algorithms and tools etc. The Workshop will discuss and formulate action plan towards these goals.


This workshop welcomes contributions from renowned multimedia researchers on the following topics:

1.   - Construction, Unification and Evolution of Corpus

2.   - Framework for sharing of dataset, ground truth, features, algorithms and tools

3.   - Web-scale Corpus analysis techniques

3.1    - Knowledge mining from web-scale multimedia corpus.

3.2    - Optimization techniques on web-scale multimedia data for efficiency.

3.3    - Techniques for web-scale content-based multimedia retrieval.

3.4    - Other related techniques.

4.   - Performance evaluation methodologies and standards

ACM multimedia 2009 hosts the "Multimedia Grand Challenge" for the 1st time. Web- Scale multimedia applications are among the potential competitors for the Grand Challenge. The availability of a Web-Scale Corpus would effectively boost research in this direction and foster many new applications to the grand challenge for the years to come.


Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended versions for publication in a journal special issue (under discussion)


Important Dates

Submission of full papers: June 15, 2009

Notification of acceptance: July 14, 2009

Camera-ready Copy Due: July 24, 2009

Workshop: Oct 23, 2009