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Friday 4th 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 Session Panel – Chair: Prof. Shih-Fu Chang
09:00 – 10:00 Panel: Past, Present and Future
10:00 – 10:30 Practitioners Talk 1: Bas de Haas (Chordify)
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break
Afternoon Session Industry Day – Chair: Johan Oomen
11:00 – 11:30 Practitioners Talk 2: Rogerio Feris (IBM)
11:30 – 12:00 Practitioners Talk 3: Alexandr Krainov (Yandex)
12:00 – 12:30 Practitioners Talk 4: Matthew Cooper (FXPAL)
12:30 – 13:00 Practitioners Talk 5: Pieter van der Linden (Technicolor)
13:00 – 14:30 Lunch (on your own)
14:30 – 15:40 Special Session: User-centric Video Search and Hyperlinking (Chair: Gareth Jones)
  • W. Bailer, M. Lokaj and H. Stiegler Context in Video Search: Is Close-by Good Enough When Using Linking?
  • P. Galušcáková and P. Pecina Experiments with Segmentation Strategies for Passage Retrieval in Audio-Visual Documents
  • C. Bhatt, N. Pappas, M. Habibi and A. Popescu-Belis Multimodal Reranking of Content-based Recommendations for Hyperlinking Video Snippets
15:40 – 16:00 Coffee break
16:00 – 18:00 Demo & Poster Reception – Chair: Shin’ichi Satoh
Short Papers

  • Yin-Hsi Kuo and Winston Hsu Rank-Preserving and Unsupervised Hash Learning from Auxiliary Contextual Cues
  • Carlo Bernaschina, Piero Fraternali, Luca Galli, Davide Martinenghi and Marco Tagliasacchi Robust aggregation of GWAP tracks for local image annotation
  • Junjie Cai, Qiong Liu, Francine Chen, Dhiraj Joshi and Qi Tian Scalable Image Search with Multiple Index Tables
  • Giuseppe Serra, Costantino Grana, Marco Manfredi and Rita Cucchiara Covariance of Covariance Features for Image Classification
  • Cao Yang, Gao Ke, Tang Sheng and Zhang Yongdong A Representative Local Region Detector Based On Color-Contrast-MSER
  • Chun-Yu Tsai, Michelle L. Alexander, Nnenna Okwara and John R. Kender Highly Efficient Multimedia Event Recounting from User Semantic Preferences
  • Jieping Xu and Xirong Li Source Separation Improves Music Emotion Recognition
  • Shuai Ren, Cheng Jin, Chang Sun and Yuejie Zhang Sketch-Based Image Retrieval via Adaptive Weighting
  • Josip Krapac, Florent Perronnin, Teddy Furon and Hervé Jégou Instance classification with prototype selection
  • Abdelkader Hamadi, Philippe Mulhem and Georges Quénot Infrequent concept pairs detection in multimedia documents
  • Giuseppe Amato, Fabrizio Falchi and Claudio Gennaro Indexing Vectors of Locally Aggregated Descriptors using Inverted Files
  • Usman Niaz and Bernard Merialdo Selective Multi-cotraining for Video Concept Detection
  • Paul Martin, Frederic Jurie and Antoine Doucet Dating color images with ordinal classification
  • Thomas Mensink and Jan van Gemert The Rijksmuseum Challenge
  • Subhradeep Kayal Improved Hierarchical Clustering for Face Images in Videos
  • Masoud Mazloom, Xirong Li and Cees G. M. Snoek Few-Example Video Event Retrieval using Tag Propagation
  • Tomoko Kajiyama and Shin’Ichi Satoh An Application Search Interface Including Sense-related Search Facets
  • Gaowen Liu, Yan Yan, Chenqiang Gao, Alex Hauptmann and Nicu Sebe The Mystery of Faces: Investigating Face Contribution for Multimedia Event Detection
  • i-De Lin, Yen-Liang Lin and Winston H. Hsu Efficient Face Detection by Leveraging Knowledge from Large-Scale Photos
  • Song Wu and Michael Lew Salient features for visual word based image copy detection
  • Marco Andrea Hudelist, Claudiu Cobarzan and Klaus Schoeffmann OpenCV Performance Measurements on Mobile Devices
  • Nadia Derbas and Georges Quénot Joint Audio-Visual Words for Violent Scenes Detection in Hollywood Movies
  • Kosuke Kato, Ichiro Ide, Daisuke Deguchi and Hiroshi Murase Estimation of the Representative Story Transition in a Chronological Semantic Structure of News Topics
  • Serwah Sabetghadam, Mihai Lupu, Ralf Bierig and Andreas Rauber A Combined Approach of Structured and Non-structured IR in Multimodal Domain
  • Jinghui Mo, Yangsong Feng and Dongyan Zhao A Robust Audio Similarity Estimation Method for Audio Alignment in Mobile Karaoke Apps
  • Amirhossein Habibian and Cees Snoek Stop-Frame Removal Improves Web Video Classification
  • Antoine Widmer, Roger Schaer, Dimitrios Markonis and Henning Müller Gesture interaction for content-based medical image retrieval


  • Andrea Mattos, Rogerio Feris, Ricardo Hermann and Kelly Shigeno Flower Classification for a Citizen Science Mobile App
  • Michael Riegler, Mathias Lux, Vincent Charvillat, Axel Carlier, Raynor Vliegendhart and Martha Larson VideoJot: A Multifunctional Video Annotation Tool
  • Svetlana Kordumova, Christoph Kofler, Dennis C. Koelma, Bouke Huurnink, Bauke Freiburg, Joris Kleinveld, Manuel van Rijn, Marco van Deursen, Martha Larson and Cees G.M. Snoek SocialZap: Catch-up on Interesting Television Fragments Discovered from Social Media
  • Michal Batko, Petra Budikova, Petr Elias and Pavel Zezula CLAN Photo Presenter: Multi-modal Summarization Tool for Image Collections
  • Ralf Bierig, Cristina Serban, Alexandra Siriteanu, Mihai Lupu and Allan Hanbury A System Framework for Concept- and Credibility-Based Multimedia Retrieval
18:00 – 18:15 Conference Close
21:00 – Late Ceilidh at Sloans
Tonight’s ceilidh has been cancelled. Apologies.

Panel: Past, Present and Future

This session will showcase in-use examples of multimedia indexing from leading companies. It consists of a (1) short introduction of the project portolio of the companies and the multimedia information retrieval technologies used participation (2) a panel to discuss the research roadmap on Multimedia Retrieval. The panel will consist of five participants:

  • Alberto Del Bimbo (Professor @ University of Firenze)
  • Nicu Sebe (Professor @ University of Trento)
  • Herve Jegou (Researcher @ INRIA)
  • Alejandro Jaimes (Yahoo! Research)
  • Rogerio Feris (IBM)

Panel Chairs

  • Shin’ichi Satoh (Japanese National Institute, Japan)
  • John Smith (IBM, USA)
  • Shih-Fu Chang

Industry and Practitioners Day

  • Rong Yan (Facebook, USA)
  • Johan Oomen (Sound and Vision, Netherlands)
  • Alejandro Jaimes (Yahoo! Labs, Spain)