Call for Special Sessions
The call for Special Sessions is closed. Please visit the accepted Special Sessions section.

Following the eight successful previous events of CBMI (Toulouse 1999, Brescia 2001, Rennes 2003, Riga 2005, Bordeaux 2007, London 2008, Chania 2009 and Grenoble 2010), the Video Processing and Understanding Lab (VPULab) and the Information Retrieval Group (IRG) at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid will organize the next CBMI event.

CBMI 2011 aims at bringing together the various communities involved in the different aspects of content-based multimedia indexing, retrieval, browsing and presentation. The scientific program of CBMI 2011 will include invited keynote talks and regular and special sessions with contributed research papers.

Special Sessions

CBMI 2011 is seeking original, high quality proposals for Special Sessions, to be included in the technical program along with the regular track. Special Sessions are expected to address research in focused, emerging, or interdisciplinary areas of particular interest, not covered already by traditional CBMI sessions.

The proposals for Special Sessions should include the following information:

  • Title of the Special Session.
  • Motivation of the proposed session, stating its relevance for CBMI.
  • Description of the session scope and main topics to be covered.
  • List of expected papers if already known.
  • Short bio and contact information of the organizers.

The proposals will be evaluated based on their quality, timeliness, relevance to CBMI, potential to open new perspectives and/or bring together confluent areas, and further develop the field; as well as the qualifications of the organizers.

Each Special Session will include a selection of five papers. The organizers will take care of attracting submissions, and will chair the session itself at the venue. Submissions to the Special Sessions should adhere to the same style as the regular papers, and shall follow the same timeline and review process. The Special Session Chairs will collaborate with the organizers in the assignment of reviewers to the submitted papers, the quality of which shall meet the same standards as regular papers. If fewer than the needed number of papers are selected, the Special Session will be cancelled, and the accepted papers will be scheduled in regular sessions.

Special Sessions Proposal Submission

Proposals should be emailed in pdf to the Special Session Chairs, Yiannis Kompatsiaris ( and Pablo Castells (, indicating "[cbmi2011] Special Session Submission" in the subject.

Important dates

  • Special Session proposals submission: October 30, 2010
  • Notification of acceptance: November 15, 2010
  • Paper submission deadline: January 14, 2011
  • Notification of acceptance: February 25, 2011
  • Submission of camera-ready papers: March 11, 2011
A pdf version of this Call for Special Sessions can be downloaded here
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Escuela Politécnica Superior
Video Processing and Understanding Lab - Information Retrieval Group