Special Session on

Machine Learning Applications in Multimedia and Music Data Analysis 


The Sixth International Conference on Machine Learning and Applications (ICMLA’ 07)


December 13-15, 2007 –  Cincinnati, Ohio, USA



This special session of ICMLA is devoted to the use of machine learning techniques in multimedia and audio context analysis and retrieval. The workshop is focused not only on the direct analysis of multimedia/audio data but on the effective use of other relevant data, such as user access, attributes accompanying the data, and web data, can be highly informative.  The topics of interest are (but not limited to):

    o Content-based indexing, searching, and retrieval

    o Similarity measures for images, video, and audio.

    o Summarization of multimedia data collections

    o Organization/visualization of multimedia data collections

    o Semantic content analysis, classification and automatic annotation

    o User-access pattern monitoring, modeling, and prediction

    o Learning and relevance feedback in multimedia retrieval

    o Indexing and retrieving through heterogeneous data analysis

    o Benchmark databases

    o Semi-supervised learning in multimedia/audio data analysis


Papers submitted for this special session should be submitted by June 15, 2007, at the regular paper submission website (http://www.cs.csubak.edu/~icmla/icmla07/). Papers should not exceed a maximum of 6 pages (including abstract, body, tables, figures, and references), and should be submitted as a pdf in 2-column IEEE format. Detailed instructions for the authors can be found at the conference website. Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, as a hardcopy. All accepted papers must be presented by one of the authors to be published in the conference proceedings.


If you have any questions do not hesitate to direct your questions to the special session organizer Dr. Mitsunori Ogihara (ogihara@cs.rochester.edu)


The important dates for this special session are:

Regular Research Papers due                                : June 15, 2007
Notification of acceptance                                     : September 1, 2007
Camera-ready papers & Pre-registration               : October 1, 2007
The ICMLA Conference                                      : December 13-15, 2007


Special Session Organizer:

    o Dr. Mitsunori Ogihara (ogihara@cs.rochester.edu)


Program Committee:

    o Jianping Fan (University of North Carolina - Charlotte)

    o Yihong Gong (NEC Research Laboratories)

    o Rong Jin (Michigan State University)

    o Tao Li (Florida International University)

    o Jiebo Luo (Eastman Kodak Company)

    o Mitsunori Ogihara (University of Rochester)

    o Luo Si (Purdue University)

    o George Tzanetakis (University of Victoria)