BREAKING NEWS: Due to recent organizational changes and to ensure the highest possible quality the workshop submission have reopened until July 8th 2010.

International Workshop on Very-Large-Scale Multimedia Corpus,
Mining and Retrieval (VLS-MCMR'10)

29 October 2010,

held in conjunction with

ACM International Conference on Multimedia
Firenze, Italy



Pivotal to many tasks in relation to multimedia research and development is the availability of sufficiently large datasets and their corresponding ground truth as well as the tools for efficiently handling and managing such large datasets. Currently available datasets for multimedia research are either too small such as the Corel or Pascal datasets, too specific like the TRECVID dataset, or without ground truth, such as the several recent efforts by MIT and MSRA that gathered millions of Web images for testing. While it is relatively easy to crawl and store a huge amount of data, the creation of ground-truth necessary to systematically train, test, evaluate and compare the performance of various algorithms and systems is a major problem. For this reason, more and more research groups are individually putting efforts into the creation of such corpus in order to carry out research on large-scale dataset. There is a need to unify these individual efforts into the creation of a unified web-scale repository which would benefit the entire multimedia research community.

The purpose of this workshop is to bring together researchers interested in the construction and analysis of Web Scale multimedia corpus and methodologies to mine and retrieve from them. The Workshop will provide a forum to consolidate key factors related to research on very large scale multimedia dataset such as the construction of dataset, creation of ground truth, sharing and extension of such resources in terms of ground truth, features, algorithms and tools etc. The Workshop will discuss and formulate action plan towards these goals.


This workshop welcomes contributions on the following topics:

1. Construction, Unification and Evolution of Corpus  

2. Framework for sharing of dataset, ground truth, features, algorithms and tools  

3. Indexing and retrieval for large multimedia collections (including images, video, audio and other multi-modal systems)   

4. Large-scale video event and temporal analysis over diverse sources   

5. Automatic machine tagging, semantic annotation and object recognition on massive multimedia collections   

6. Interfaces for exploring, browsing and visualizing large multimedia collections  

7. Scalable and distributed machine learning and data mining methods for multimedia data   

8. Performance evaluation methodologies and standards  

9. Large-scale copy detection and near-duplicate detection   

10. Web-scale combined analysis of social and content networks   

11. Scalable and distributed systems for multimedia content analysis


ACM multimedia 2010 hosts the "Multimedia Grand Challenge" for the 2nd time. Large-Scale multimedia applications are among the potential topics for the Grand Challenge. The availability of a Large-Scale Corpus would effectively boost research in this direction and foster many new applications to the grand challenge for the years to come.


Submissions for this workshop are required to follow the same format as regular ACM Multimedia papers with no more than 6 pages. All submitted papers will go through a peer review process.
We will invite extended versions of selected papers for a special issue of a top-tier multimedia journal (under discussion).

Submission are now open:

Important Dates

Submission of full papers: July 8th, 2010 (FINAL EXTENTION)

Notification of acceptance: July 20th, 2010

Camera-ready Copy Due: July 26th, 2010

Workshop: Oct 29, 2010