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The 2nd International Workshop on Environmental Multimedia Retrieval (EMR 2015)

EMR 2015 aims at presenting the most recent works in the area of environmental multimedia retrieval. The advancements in digital technologies have facilitated the multimedia encoding of environmental information, such as meteorological measurements and nature observation including the marine environment. In addition, the developments in the area of Citizen Science and Voluntary Geographic Information call for the collection of environmental multimedia data. Since the analysis of environmental information is critical both for human activities (e.g. agriculture) and for the sustainability of the planet (e.g. global warming), it is of great importance to develop techniques for the analysis and retrieval of environmental multimedia. Of particular interest is the monitoring of marine ecosystems, which is of critical importance for gaining a better understanding of the effects of anthropogenic influences on marine environments. In this context EMR 2015 focuses on analysis, retrieval and semantic interpretation of environmental multimedia data, as well as on personalised services, visualization and decision support environmental applications for environmental multimedia.

Call for papers

Research topics of interest for this workshop include, but are not limited to:

  • Environmental Multimedia Indexing and Retrieval
  • Computer Vision for Environmental Video and Image Processing
  • Plant and Animals Identification
  • Multimedia Analysis for Weather Phenomena and Natural Disasters Understanding
  • Participatory and Social Environmental Media Analysis
  • Discovery of Environmental Multimedia Information in the web
  • Content Extraction from Environmental Multimedia Data
  • Personalised Services based on Environmental Information
  • Fusion of Multimedia Environmental Information.
  • Interfaces, Presentation and Visualization tools for Environmental Data
  • Semantic Web Approaches for Environmental Data
  • Decision support services and reasoning of Multimedia Environmental Data
  • Detection and monitoring of marine life
  • Underwater image enhancement
  • Physical models of reflectance and light transport in underwater images
  • Underwater scene understanding
  • Citizen science, Voluntary Geographic Information and Environmental Multimedia

Submissions must be original and not submitted to or accepted by any other conference or journal. They should be prepared according to the ICMR 2015 format (ACM style) and must not exceed 6 pages. The reviewing process will be double blind. Therefore, authors must conceal their identity (no author names, no affiliations, no acknowledgment of sponsors, no direct references to previous work). Each paper will receive at least 3 reviews by recognized experts in the field. Please use EasyChair to submit your manuscripts.


Stefanos Vrochidis, Centre for Research and Technology Hellas, Information Technologies Institute

Kostas Karatzas, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Ari Karppinen, Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI)

Alexis Joly, INRIA

Alexandra Branzan Albu, University of Victoria

Important Dates

Deadline for paper submission: February 1st, 2015

Notification of acceptance: March 15th, 2015

Camera Ready Paper and Registration: April 15th, 2015


Please submit your work using the EasyChair conference website.

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