URL:   http://www.nii.ac.jp/mir2000/

International Workshop on
Multimedia Information Retrieval

November 4, 2000
Los Angeles, USA
in conjunction with ACM Multimedia Conference 2000

MIR2000 was over.  Thanks for your participation!
!!! New !!!  slieds of invited talks available.

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Invited Talks
Advanced Program
Journal Special Issue
Important Dates
Workshop Chairs
Program Committee


New applications in training, simulating, marketing or electronic commerce now require the development of intelligent multimedia systems combining strengths of intelligent systems with multimedia. Such systems offer integrated tools for modeling, understanding, visualizing, retrieving and accessing large distributed multimedia databases. This leads to the development of novel techniques for image and video analysis, similarity retrieval or intelligent query management.

Following the success of the First International Workshop on Multimedia Intelligent Storage and Retrieval Management (MISRM) held in conjunction with ACM 1999 Multimedia Conference, we are organizing a second edition of this workshop with a focus on multimedia information retrieval.

The purpose of the International Workshop on Multimedia Information Retrieval (MIR) is to bring together researchers, developers and practitioners from academia and industry. The workshop will serve as a forum for discussion, presentation, and exploration of techniques, approaches and experiences in the field of multimedia information retrieval.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Invited Speakers

Prof. Ramesh Jain (UCSD, Praja Inc., USA)
Prof. Yasuo Ariki (Ryukoku University, Japan)

Advanced Program

8:30 am - 9:50 am Image Retrieval
Using Hilbert Curve in Image Storing and Retrieving
Zhexuan Song and Nick Roussopoulos, University of Maryland, USA

On "Shapes" of Colors for Content-Based Image Retrieval
Renato O. Stehling, Mario A. Nascimento, and Alexandre X. Falcão
UNICAMP, Brazil; University of Alberta, Canada

Learning Image Similarities and Categories from Content Analysis and
Relevance Feedback
Zijun Yang and C.-C. Jay Kuo, University of Southern California, USA

Advanced Feature Extraction for Keyblock-Based Image Retrieval
Lei Zhu, Aibing Rao, and Aidong Zhang, SUNY Buffalo, USA

9:50 am - 10:00 am Coffee Break

10:00 am - 11:00 am Invited Talk

Contextual Search and Inference in Multimedia Environment (slides)
Ramesh Jain, Praja, USA

11:10 am - 12:30 pm Video Content Description

Omni-Face Detection for Video/Image Content Description
Gang Wei and Ishwar K. Sethi
Oakland University, USA; Wayne State University, USA

Video Summarization Based on the Psychological Content in the Track
Tsuyoshi Moriyama and Masao Sakauchi, University of Tokyo, Japan

Scene Identification in News Video by Character Region Segmentation
Ichiro Ide, Reiko Hamada, Shuichi Sakai, and Hidehiko Tanaka
National Institute of Informatics, Japan; University of Tokyo, Japan

Detection of Text Captions in Compressed Domain Video
Yi Zhang and Tat-Seng Chua, National University of Singapore, Singapore

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch Break

1:30 pm - 2:50 pm Video Retrieval

Linking Live and Replay Scenes in Broadcasted Sports Video
Noboru Babaguchi, Yoshihiko Kawai, Yukinobu Yasugi, and Tadahiro Kitahashi
Osaka University, Japan

Spatio-Temporal Representation and Retrieval Using Moving Objects'
Choon-Bo Shim and Jae-Woo Chang, Chonbuk National University, Korea

Rule-Based Video Classification System for Basketball Video Indexing
Wensheng Zhou, Asha Vellaikal, and C.-C. Jay Kuo
HRL Laboratories, USA; University of Southern California, USA

A New Content-Based Shot Retrieval Approach: Key-Frame Extraction Based
Nearest Feature Line (NFL) Classification
Li Zhao, Wei Qi, Stan Z. Li, Shi-Qiang Yang, and H.J. Zhang
Microsoft Research China, China; Tsinghua University, China

2:50 pm - 3:00 pm Coffee Break

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Invited Talk

Organization and Retrieval of Continuous Media
Yasuo Ariki, Ryukoku University, Japan

4:10 pm - 5:30 pm Miscellaneous

Effective Access to Large Audiovisual Assets Based on User Preferences
S. Ioannou, G. Moschovitis, K. Ntalianis, K. Karpouzis, and S. Kollias
National Technical University of Athens, Greece

Document Image Retrieval without OCRing Using a Video Scanning System
Ercan E. Kuruoglu and Vern T. Tan
INRIA - Sophia Antipolis, France; Trinity College, UK

Associating Cooking Video with Related Textbook
Reiko Hamada, Ichiro Ide, Shuichi Sakai, and Hidehiko Tanaka
University of Tokyo, Japan; National Institute of Informatics, Japan

Similarity-Based Retrieval of Temporal Documents
Prakash Yamuna and K. Selçuk Candan, Arizona State University, USA


The program committee solicits condensed research papers describing new results or original ideas related to the workshop topics.  Papers should be in English and should not exceed 10 double spaced pages. The cover page should include the title, name and affiliation of the author(s), contact, address, email, fax and telephone.  Proceedings of the ACM MM 2000 workshops will be published by the ACM Press.  The limit of the final paper size is 4 pages (+ up to 2 extra pages at $100 per page.) and must follow the ACM technical paper submission format. We will need necessary copyright clearance for all the papers for both printed and electronic version of the proceedings.

Papers should be sent electronically (postscript or PDF) not later than June 19th 2000 to the following address: mir@nii.ac.jp

Journal Special Issue

Selected submissions will be recommended for possible publication in the special issue of Elsevier "Information Systems" journal.


Important Dates

Deadline for submission
    June 19th
Notification of acceptance/rejection
    July 7th
Final version of papers are due on
    July 25th
    November 4, 2000

Workshop Chairs

Prof. Brigitte Kerhervé
UQAM, Canada

Prof. Vincent Oria
Department of Computer and Information Science

Prof. Shin'ichi Satoh
National Institute of Informatics

Program Committee Members

Sibel Adali,  Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
Frederic Andres, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Yasuo Ariki, Ryukoku University, Japan
Noboru Babaguchi, Osaka University, Japan
Selçuk Candan, Arizona State University, USA
Michael Christel, CMU, USA
Peter Fankhauser, GMD-IPSI, Germany
Pascal Faudemay, LIP6/UPMC, France
Silvia Hollfelder, GMD-IPSI, Germany
Ibrahim Kamel, Panasonic Technologies Inc., USA
Norio Katayama, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Brigitte Kerhervé, UQAM, Canada
Wolfgang Klas, University of Ulm, Germany
Olivier Monga, INRIA, France
Nourredine Mouaddib, IRIN, France
Chahab Nastar, LookThatUp.com, France
Yuichi Nakamura, University of Tsukuba, Japan
Raymond Ng, University of British Columbia, Canada
Vincent Oria, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA
M. Tamer Ozsu, University of Waterloo, Canada
T. Radhakrishnan, Concordia University, Canada
Toshio Sato, Toshiba, Japan
Shin'ichi Satoh, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Takashi Satou, NTT, Japan
Cyrus Shahabi, University of Southern California, USA
Behzad Shahraray, AT&T, USA
Liyanage C De Silva, The National University of Singapore, Singapore
Arnold Smeulders, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
John Smith, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, USA
Uma Srinivasan, CSIRO, Australia
Vassilis Tsotras, University of California at Riverside, USA
Bharadwaj Veeravalli, The National University of Singapore, Singapore

Contact :

For more information on this workshop, please send an e-mail to:mir-chair@nii.ac.jp
or contact: Prof. Brigitte Kerhervé (Kerherve.Brigitte@uqam.ca)
Prof. Shin'ichi Satoh (satoh@nii.ac.jp) or
Prof.Vincent Oria (oria@cis.njit.edu)

Mon Nov 13 15:47:44 JST 2000