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Thursday 3rd April


The ICMR 2014 conference will be held at the Western Infirmary Lecture Theatre (WILT), University of Glasgow. The location address is Western Infirmary Lecture Theatre (WILT), Dumbarton Road, Glasgow G11 6NT. It can be accessed from the Dumbarton Road (behind the NHS Western Infirmary) or from University Avenue. It is marked as B9 in the campus map.


Morning Best Paper session – Chair: R. Manmatha
09:00 – 10:40
  • Subhabrata Bhattacharya, Felix Yu and Shih-Fu Chang Minimally Needed Evidence for Complex Event Recognition in Unconstrained Videos (Best paper candidate)
  • Sean Moran and Victor Lavrenko Sparse Kernel Learning for Image Annotation  (Best paper candidate)
  • Lu Jiang, Wei Tong, Deyu Meng and Alex Hauptmann Towards Efficient Learning of Optimal Spatial Bag-of-Words Representations  (Best paper candidate)
  • Yang Yang, Yue Gao, Hanwang Zhang, Jie Shao and Tat-Seng Chua Image Tagging with Social Assistance
10:40 – 11:00 Coffee break
  Session 3: Video Classification, Retrieval and Recommendation – Chair: Shih-Fu Chang
11:00 – 12:40
  • Makarand Tapaswi, Martin Bäuml and Rainer Stiefelhagen Story-based Video Retrieval in TV series using Plot Synopses
  • Jasper Uijlings, Ionut Duta, Negar Rostamzadeh and Nicu Sebe Realtime Video Classification using Dense HOF/HOG
  • Rogerio Feris, Russell Bobbitt, Lisa Brown and Sharath Pankanti Attribute-based People Search: Lessons Learnt from a Practical Surveillance System
  • Peter Knees, Dominik Schnitzer and Arthur Flexer Improving Neighborhood-Based Collaborative Filtering by Reducing Hubness
12:40 – 14:00 Lunch (on your own)
Afternoon Session 4: Image Annotation – Chair: Nicu Sebe
14:00 – 15:40
  • Winn Voravuthikunchai, Bruno Cremilleux and Frederic Jurie Image re-ranking based on statistics of frequent patterns (Best paper candidate)
  • Lamberto Ballan, Tiberio Uricchio, Lorenzo Seidenari and Alberto Del Bimbo A Cross-media Model for Automatic Image Annotation
  • Michael Houle, Xiguo Ma, Vincent Oria and Jichao Sun Improving the Quality of K-NN Graphs for Image Databases through Vector Sparsification
  • Tiancai Ye, Dongming Zhang, Guoqing Jin, Ke Gao, Xiaoguang Gu and Yongdong Zhang Monte Carlo Sampling based Salient Region Detection
15:40 – 16:00 Coffee break
16:00 – 18:00 Demo & Poster Reception (Full papers with Poster Presentation) – Chair: Alan Smeaton
Full Papers

  • Yan-Ying Chen, Tao Chen, Winston H. Hsu, Hong-Yuan Mark Liao and Shih-Fu Chang Predicting Viewer Affective Comments Based on Image Content in Social Media
  • Chen Sun, Brian Burns, Ram Nevatia and Cees Snoek ISOMER: Informative Segment Observations for Multimedia Event Recounting
  • Thierry Urruty, Syntyche Gbèhounou, Huu Ton Le, Jean Martinet and Christine Fernandez Iterative Random Visual Word Selection
  • David Etter and Carlotta Domeniconi Semi-Supervised Rank Learning for Multimedia Known-Item Search
  • Bahjat Safadi, Mathilde Sahuguet and Benoit Huet When textual and visual information join forces for multimedia retrieval
  • Chreston Miller, Francis Quek and Louis-Philippe Morency Search Strategies for Pattern Identification in Multimodal Data: Three Case Studies
  • Xinghui Dong, Thomas Methven and Mike Chantler How Well Do Computational Features Perceptually Rank Textures? A Comparative Evaluation
  • Ethem F Can and R. Manmatha Modeling Concept Dependencies for Event Detection
  • Lu Jiang, Teruko Mitamura, Shoou-I Yu and Alexander Hauptmann Multimedia Event Search using MultiModal Pseudo Relevance Feedback
  • Chenqiang Gao, Deyu Meng, Wei Tong, Yi Yang, Yang Cai, Haoquan Shen, Gaowen Liu, Shicheng Xu and Alexander Hauptmann Interactive Surveillance Event Detection through Mid-Level Discriminative Representation
  • Stuart James, Manuel Fonseca and John Collomosse ReEnact: Sketch based Choreographic Design from Archival Dance Footage
  • Behjat Siddiquie, Brandyn White, Abhishek Sharma and Larry Davis Multi-Modal Image Retrieval for Complex Queries using Small Codes
  • Jonathon Hare, Jamie Davies, Sina Samangooei and Paul Lewis Placing Photos with a Multimodal Probability Density Function
  • Dalia Coppi, Josef Kittler, Teofilo de Campos, Fei Yan and Rita Cucchiara On detection of novel categories and subcategories of images using incongruence
  • Daniel C. G. Pedronette, Otávio A. B. Penatti, Rodrigo T. Calumby and Ricardo Da S. Torres Unsupervised Distance Learning By Reciprocal kNN Distance for Image Retrieval
  • Christian Schulze, Dominik Henter, Damian Borth and Andreas Dengel Automatic Detection of Child Pornography by Multi-modal Feature Fusion for Law Enforcement Support
  • Mariane Souza, Jefersson Dos Santos and Adriano Veloso Learning to Rank Similar Apparel Styles with Economically-Efficient Rule-Based Active Learning
  • Venkatesh N, Ethem F. Can and R. Manmatha A Hybrid Model for Automatic Image Annotation
  • Fabian D Caba and Juan Carlos Niebles Collecting and Annotating Human Activities in Web Videos
  • Philip McParlane, Yashar Moshfeghi and Joemon Jose “Nobody comes here anymore, it’s too crowded”; Predicting Image Popularity on Flickr
  • Mátyás Jani, Gergely Lukács and György Takács Experimental Investigation of Transitions for Mixed Speech and Music Playlist Generation

Doctoral Consortium (Presented as a poster)

  • Serwah Sabetghadam, Astera – A model for Multimodal IR with a Combined Approach of Structured and Non-structured Retrieval


  • Markus Schedl, Georg Breitschopf and Bogdan Ionescu Mobile Music Genius: Reggae at the Beach, Metal on a Friday Night?
  • Qi Zhang, Simon Zaaijer, Song Wu and Michael S. Lew 3D Image Browsing: The Planets
  • Song Tan, Chong-Wah Ngo, Jun Xu and Yong Rui CeleBrowser: An example of browsing big data on small device
  • Amirhossein Habibian, Masoud Mazloom and Cees Snoek On-the-Fly Video Event Search by Semantic Signatures
  • Dominique Maniry, Esra Acar, Frank Hopfgartner and Sahin Albayrak A Visualization Tool for Violent Scenes Detection
  • Jakub Lokoc, Adam Blazek and Tomas Skopal On Effective Known Item Video Search Using Feature Signatures
  • Hervé Goëau, Pierre Bonnet, Alexis Joly, Antoine Affouard, Vera Bakic, Julien Barbe, Samuel Dufour, Souheil Selmi, Itheri Yahiaoui, Christel Vignau, Daniel Barthelemy and Nozha Boujemaa Pl@ntNet Mobile 2014: Android port and new features
  • Mohamed Abdur Rahman, Delwar Hossain, Ahmad Qamar-Ul-Islam, Faizan Rehman, Asad H. Toonsi, Mohamed Ahmed, Abdulmotaleb El Saddik and Saleh Basalamah A low-cost serious game framework for children having physical disability with graphical feedback
19:00 – 23:00 Conference Dinner (Glasgow Science Centre)
23:00 – Late Oran Mor for drinks (Byres Rd, Glasgow G12 8QX). 10 minutes taxi drive from Glasgow Science Centre.

For buses to the dinner, please meet outside the Wolfson Medical Building on University Avenue at 18:30. A bus will return to the Wolfson Medical Building, leaving the science centre at 23:00.