MIR 2007

9th ACM SIGMM International Workshop on Multimedia Information Retrieval

In conjunction with ACM Multimedia 2007
September 28-29, 2007, University of Augsburg, Germany

News (Feb 2008): The MIR conference series is now officially an ACM Conference. Please go to the 2008 MIR Conference.

Acceptance rate in 2007: peer-reviewed oral presentation papers: 10/50=20%; all peer-reviewed papers: 25/50=50%.

General Information

Multimedia information retrieval is being transformed into 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, streaming video, databases, cultural heritage collections and peer-2-peer networks have created a worldwide need for new paradigms and techniques on how to browse, search, and summarize multimedia collections. MIR 2007 is a peer-reviewed meeting for researchers in both academia and the industry, and users to discuss important challenges in multimedia retrieval. We welcome relevant paper submissions from computer and information sciences, computer engineering, electrical engineering, mathematics, statistics, physics, business, humanities, biology, medicine, ...

Following the success of the eight previous MIR workshops held in conjunction with the ACM Multimedia Conferences, the purpose of the 9th ACM SIGMM International Workshop on Multimedia Information Retrieval is to bring together researchers, developers, and practitioners from academia and industry. We are soliciting original papers that address a wide range of issues in multimedia information retrieval.

MIR has been evolving and growing rapidly and is already the largest dedicated ACM meeting in this research area. In MIR 2006, the acceptance rate for oral track peer-reviewed papers was 14%. The workshop was attended by more than 70 registered participants.


  • July 10, Acceptance decisions for peer-reviewed papers have been made. Click Program to see details.
  • May 30, Paper submission system is now open.
  • May 25, The two Special Sessions have been selected. The panel this year will discuss New Challenges in Multimedia Research for the Increasingly Connected and Fast Growing Digital Society.
  • Apr 20, The Technical Program Committee has been formed.
  • Apr 19, Authors of MIR 2007 accepted papers are encouraged to consider submitting extended and more complete work to a real-world image annotation and retrieval special issue of the IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence.
  • MIR 2007 will feature Michael Lesk and Arnold Smeulders as keynote speakers.
  • Alberto Del Bimbo (University of Florence, Italy) and Jia Li (Penn State, USA) will co-chair the Technical Program Committee. Jiebo Luo of Kodak will serve as the chair for special sessions.
  • James Z. Wang and Nozha Boujemaa are Organizing General Chairs.