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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.
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:
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