The 18th International Conference on Content-based Multimedia Indexing (CBMI 2021)

JUNE 28-30, 2021


Important dates

Regular (full / short) paper submission01 March, 2021
Special session paper submission01 March, 2021
Demo paper submission01 March, 2021
Notification of acceptance (all papers)9 April, 2021
Camera-ready papers due (all papers)15 May, 2021
Registration for authors15 May, 2021

Call for papers — Regular sessions

Authors are encouraged to submit previously unpublished research papers in the broad field of content-based multimedia indexing and applications. We wish to highlight significant contributions addressing the main problem of search and retrieval but also the related and equally important issues of multimedia content management, user interaction, large-scale search, learning in retrieval, social media indexing and retrieval. Additional special sessions are planned in areas such as deep learning for retrieval, social media retrieval, cultural heritage, surveillance and security.

Authors can submit full length (6 pages – to be presented as oral presentation) or short papers (4 pages – to be presented as posters). The submissions are peer reviewed in a single blind process. The language of the conference is English. The CBMI 2021 conference adheres to the IEEE paper formatting guidelines. When preparing your submission, please follow the IEEE guidelines given by IEEE at the Manuscript Templates for Conference Proceedings.

The CBMI proceedings are traditionally indexed and distributed by IEEE Xplore and ACM DL. In addition, authors of certain best papers of the conference will be invited to submit extended versions of their contributions to a special issue of a leading journal in the field (e.g. MTAP – Springer), and other best papers will be invited to submit extended versions of their contributions in a book (ISTE/WILEY publisher).

Topics of interest to the CBMI community include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Audio and visual and multimedia indexing
  • Multimodal and cross-modal indexing
  • Deep learning for multimedia indexing
  • Visual content extraction
  • Audio (speech, music, etc) content extraction
  • Identification and tracking of semantic regions and events
  • Social media analysis
  • Metadata generation, coding and transformation
  • Multimedia information retrieval (image, audio, video, text)
  • Mobile media retrieval
  • Event-based media processing and retrieval
  • Affective/emotional interaction or interfaces for multimedia retrieval
  • Multimedia data mining and analytics
  • Multimedia recommendation
  • Large scale multimedia database management
  • Summarization, browsing and organization of multimedia content
  • Personalization and content adaptation
  • User interaction and relevance feedback
  • Multimedia interfaces, presentation and visualization tools
  • Evaluation and benchmarking of multimedia retrieval systems
  • Applications of multimedia retrieval, e.g., medicine, lifelogs, satellite imagery, video surveillance
  • Cultural heritage applications


Conference chairChaabane Djeraba (University of Lille, France)
Program committee chairsKlaus Schoeffman (Klagenfurt University, Austria)
 Cathal Gurrin (Dublin City University, Ireland)
Special session chairMarcel Worring (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Invited speakers and tutorial chairJenny Benois-Pineau (University of Bordeaux, France)
Local organisation chairIoan Marius Bilasco (University of Lille, France)
Publicity chairsWerner Bailer (Joanneum Research, Austria)
 Georges Quénot (CNRS, France)
International liaison chairBenoît Huet (EURECOM, France)
Proceedings chairsJosé Mennesson (IMT Lille Douai, France)
 Nacim Ihaddadene (Junia, France)
Demo chairsGylfi Þór Guðmundsson (Reykjavik University, Iceland)
 Hassen Drira (IMT Lille Douai, France)
Women and diversity in multimedia chairsCécile Favre (University of Lyon)
 Delphine Poux (Université de Lille, France)
 Amel Aissaoui (IMT Lille Douai, France)
Cultural program chairCatherine Huyghe (Université de Lille & Junia, France)