MIR 2010

11th ACM SIGMM International Conference on

Multimedia Information Retrieval

March 29-31, 2010, National Constitution Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

a slideshow of Philadelphia

Multimedia information retrieval is a cross-cutting field. Extending beyond the borders of culture, art, and science, the search for digital information is one of the major challenges of our time. Digital libraries, bio-computing & medical science, the Internet and social networking sites, streaming video, multimedia databases, cultural heritage collections and P2P networks have created a worldwide need for new paradigms and techniques on how to browse, search and summarize multimedia collections and more generally how to afford efficient multimedia content consumption.

The 11th ACM International Conference on Multimedia Information Retrieval (MIR) is the premier scientific meeting for discussing the latest advances in the area of multimedia retrieval. MIR 2010 is on its second year as a full ACM conference, following nine successful years as a workshop held in conjunction with the ACM Multimedia Conference. The growth of MIR is a result the growing importance of multimedia content in our lives.

Preliminary Program and Presenter Information have been posted

Early registration ends on Feb 5th - REGISTER NOW (hotel info also available)

Group Tour to the World Renowned Barnes Foundation -- Impressionist Paintings:

We will have a group tour to the world renowned Barnes Foundation on the afternoon of Sunday, March 28, 2010 (meeting at about 1:00PM), prior to the first day of the conference. The Foundation houses one of the finest collections of French Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, and early Modern paintings in the world, including an extraordinary number of masterpieces by Pierre-Auguste Renoir (181 paintings), Paul CÚzanne (69), and Henri Matisse (59). The collection also includes important works by Pablo Picasso (46), Chaim Soutine (21), Henri Rousseau (18), Amedeo Modigliani (16), Edgar Degas (11), Vincent van Gogh (7), Georges Seurat (6), Edouard Manet (4), and Claude Monet (4). To participate the tour, please indicate this at the time of registration. The cost is $20 per person. Note that you cannot visit the foundation by yourself without a prior reservation. Do not miss this unique opportunity to enjoy the best of Philadelphia!

This tour, which will be guided by a conference volunteer, is not an ACM MIR sponsored event and is not within the three-day conference program. The ticketing fees are collected via the conference registration site as a courtesy to the conference and tour participants.

You may also want to consider visiting Philadephia Museum of Art by yourself. In March 2010, they will feature Picasso.

Concerts and Performing Arts:

Philadelphia hosts some of the world's best orchestras. If you enjoy classical music, do not miss the performances of the Philadephia Orchestra and the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia while attending MIR 2010. The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts is just a couple of blocks away from the recommended hotel. Tickets can be purchased here:

More information about touring Philadelphia, please contact our Local Tourism Chair: Brian A. Canada (canada@psu.edu), The Pennsylvania State University, USA

General Conference Chairs:

James Z. Wang, The Pennsylvania State University, USA
Nozha Boujemaa, INRIA, France