Special Session


Machine Learning Applications in Multimedia Information Retrieval


The Seventh International Conference on Machine Learning and Applications (ICMLA’ 08)


December 11-13, 2008 – San Diego, CA, USA


Machine learning has great influence and many applications nowadays. This special session focuses on how machine learning approaches can solve problems in multimedia analysis, processing, retrieval, and visualization. In the real applications, the multimedia data are in high dimension, in large scale, and needs to process both spatial and temporal information. The goal is to draw together researchers from both communities of machine learning and multimedia information analysis, processing, and retrieval, not only for sharing their insightful research experiences from each field. And the more important goal is to inspire new research directions and hence to propose possible solutions for existing open problems. Original papers in the field of machine learning or multimedia analysis, processing, and retrieval are all welcome for submission. The topics of interest are (but not limited to):

n         Low level feature extraction, selection and transformation

n         High level feature extraction from multimedia/cross-media

n         Semantic content analysis, classification, and automatic annotation

n         User-access pattern monitoring, modeling, and prediction

n         Learning and relevance feedback in multimedia retrieval

n         Semi-supervised learning in multimedia data analysis

n         Transfer or multitask learning in multimedia/cross-media data analysis

n         Interactive Learning and relevance feedback in multimedia retrieval

n         Metadata or Ontology based indexing, searching and retrieval

n         Semantic organization/visualization of multimedia and cross-media data

n         Emerging challenges


Potential participants to the special session are invited to submit a technical paper. Submissions should be sent electronically in PDF format at the regular paper submission website (http://www.icmla-conference.org/icmla08/) by June 15, 2008   July 15, 2008. 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. The presented papers will be also considered for a special issue in an international journal.


If you have any questions do not hesitate to direct your questions to the special session organizer Dr. Xiangyang Xue <xyxue@fudan.edu.cn>.


The important dates for this special session are:


Paper submission due:                                         June 15, 2008   July 15, 2008

Notification of acceptance:                                        September 1, 2008

Camera-ready papers & Pre-registration:         October 1, 2008

The ICMLA Conference:                                          December 11-13, 2008


Special Session Organizer:

Dr. Xiangyang Xue (xyxue@fudan.edu.cn), Fudan University


Program Committee:

Dr. Francesco De Natale, University of Trento, Italy

Dr. Jianping Fan, University of North Carolina - Charlotte

Dr. Kai Yu, NEC Laboratories America, USA

Dr. Shipeng Yu, Siemens Medical Solutions, USA

Dr. Yueting Zhang, Zhejiang University

Dr. Zhihua Zhou, Nanjing University