1st International Workshop on Interactive Multimedia Retrieval

co-located with IEEE ICME, July 2020, London, UK


With the growth of multimedia content in many areas of our daily lives, the ability to efficiently retrieve relevant content becomes increasingly vital for the content to be relevant. Despite the recent advances in deep learning-based semantic extraction and annotation methods, in many cases, a single query is insufficient to express an information need precisely enough to produce the desired result. Therefore, iterative and more importantly interactive retrieval methods need to be employed. There are however few dedicated venues for work in the area of interactive retrieval and even fewer that consider more than one media domain. This workshop aims at addressing this lack by creating a venue for the discussion of the current state of the art in interactive multimedia retrieval, independent of media type.

The 1st International Workshop on Interactive Multimedia Retrieval will be held in conjunction with the IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo 2020 in London.

Workshop Program

Since the Conference adopted a purely virtual format, all presentations will be pre-recorded. During the time allocated for the workshop, these recordings will be played back live, with subsequent time for questions. The time allocation per paper looks as follows: 10 minutes for the talk (pre-recorded video, played back live) + 8 minutes for live Q&A + 2 minutes buffer.

11:00 - 11:20 Deep learning classification with noisy labels

Guillaume Sanchez, Vincente Guis, Ricard Marxer, Frédéric Bouchara (University of Toulon)

11:20 - 11:40 A Text-Guided Graph Structure for Image Captioning

Depeng Wang, Zhenzhen Hu, Yuanen Zhou, Xueliang Liu, Le Wu, Richang Hong (Hefei University of Technology)

11:40 - 12:00 Deep Semantic Adversarial Hashing based on Autoencoder for Large-Scale Cross-Modal Retrieval

Mingyong Li, Hongya Wang (Donghua university)

12:00 - 12:20 Multi-Stage Queries and Temporal Scoring in vitrivr

Silvan Heller, Loris Sauter, Heiko Schuldt (University of Basel); Luca Rossetto (University of Zurich)

Important Dates

  • Workshop Paper Submission: March 13 27, 2020
  • Notification to Authors: April 15, 2020
  • Camera-ready Version: April 29, 2020
  • Workshop date: July 6, 2020


  • Werner Bailer (Joanneum Research)
  • Klaus Schoeffmann (Klagenfurt University)
  • Luca Rossetto (University of Zurich)
  • Jakub Lokoč (Charles University)

Program Committee

  • George Awad (NIST)
  • Wolfgang Hürst (Utrecht University)
  • Benoit Huet (EURECOM, Median Technologies)
  • Björn Þór Jónsson (IT University of Copenhagen )
  • Mathias Lux (Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt)
  • Chong-Wah Ngo (City University Hong Kong)
  • Shin'ichi Satoh (NII Japan)
  • Stefanos Vrochidis (Centre for Research and Technology Hellas)