UPDATE 18 October: ACM ICMR’20 will provide a great opportunity for exchanging leading-edge multimedia retrieval ideas among researchers, practitioners and users of multimedia retrieval systems. Virtual registration rates are now open and range from €0 (free) for student SIG MM Members to €70 for regular attendees. Please register before 21st October to avail of these rates. ACM ICMR’20 has been designed by the organisers to encourage a very social online conference experience and will be hosted using the On-Air virtual event platform which facilitates high-quality streamed talks, live social sessions, poster & demo sessions, delegate profiles, real-time chat and calls with delegates/speakers and numerous opportunities to meet and greet other delegates during the event and the eleven dedicated social events.



Effectively and efficiently retrieving information based on user needs is one of the most exciting areas in multimedia research. The Annual ACM International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval (ICMR) offers a great opportunity for exchanging leading-edge multimedia retrieval ideas among researchers, practitioners and other potential users of multimedia retrieval systems. ACM ICMR 2020 will take place in Dublin, Ireland from the 8-11th June 2020. The conference venue is the Radisson Blu Hotel, in Dublin city centre. Check out the ICMR2020 introduction slides as presented at the ICMR2019 banquet on 12th June 2019.

ACM ICMR was created in 2011 from the merger of the ACM CIVR (International Conference on Image and Video Retrieval) and ACM MIR (International Conference on Multimedia Information Retrieval). ACM ICMR serves to illuminate the state of the art in multimedia (e.g., text, image, video, audio, sensor data, 3D) retrieval. ICMR 2020 in Dublin follows the successful previous editions of ICMR in Trento, Italy 2011; Hong Kong, China 2012; Dallas, USA 2013; Glasgow, UK 2014; Shanghai, China 2015; New York, USA 2016; Bucharest, Romania 2017; Yokohama, Japan 2018 and Ottawa, Canada 2019.

ACM ICMR 2020 is calling for submissions presenting significant and innovative research in multimedia retrieval and related fields. Papers should extend the state of the art by addressing new problems or proposing insightful solutions. The scope of the conference includes core topics in multimedia retrieval and recommendation, as well as the broader set of topics that must be addressed to ensure that multimedia retrieval technologies are of practical use in real-world use cases. Special emphasis is placed on topics related to large-scale indexing, mixed reality user interaction, exploiting diverse and multimodal data, and domain-specific challenges. Authors of the best papers will be asked to extend their work for a Special Issue in Springer's International Journal of Multimedia Information Retrieval

Commencing in 2020, SIGMM will centralise SIGMM support for student travel to SIGMM events. As a result, SIGMM will provide funding support for all students who are first authors of full/special session papers at ICMR 2020 and look favourably on other requests from student first authors. For details, please see Travel Grants

ACM ICMR'20, Dublin, Ireland. 26-29 October 2020