Call for special sessions proposals

ICMR 2017 will include one or more Special Sessions on innovative and frontier topics in the field of multimedia retrieval. Special sessions differentiate from the regular sessions in the sense that they address very specific problems or very focused communities. They should attract the presentation of innovative contributions in the targeted narrow domain. The special session papers (6 pages) will appear in the ICMR 2017 proceedings and will be presented at the conference in a dedicated oral session. A typical special session should target around 4-5 accepted papers.

Important Dates

Special Session Proposals Due: November 30, 2016
Notification of Acceptance: December 12, 2016
Special Sessions Paper Submission: February 28 March 7, 2017 at 23:59 EET closed
Notification of Acceptance: March 29, 2017
Camera-Ready Papers Due: April 26, 2017

Submission Instructions

Proposals should be submitted by email to the Special Session Chairs (, either in plain-text or PDF format. Please include the following information:
- Title of the proposed special session
- Description of the importance of the topic and the rationale for the proposal
- Identification of the target audience and how is related to ICMR
- A brief bio and contact information for the organizers
- A tentative/confirmed list of invited papers (titles/affiliations/authors; if the case)
- Information about any supporting projects (if the case).

Evaluation of the Proposals

Proposals will be evaluated based on topic appropriateness for ICMR, its relevance and potential impact in the targeted field, the experience of the organizers, the potential in attracting high quality submissions, and the overall quality of the written proposal.


For any questions regarding submissions, please email the Special Session Chairs at .

Association for Computing Machinery

University Politehnica of Bucharest

University of Trento