Doctoral Symposium


The ICMR 2014 Doctoral Symposium plans to bring together Ph.D. students working on topics related to multimedia and information retrieval. The goal is to provide a forum for Ph.D. students to present ongoing research in a collaborative environment and to share ideas with other renowned and experienced researchers. Participants will discuss their research ideas and results, and they will receive constructive feedback from an audience consisting of peers as well as more senior people. It will be an excellent opportunity for developing person-to-person networks to the benefit of the community and Ph.D. students in their future careers.

Description of the Event

The Doctoral Symposium will take place during the main conference in oral presentation format.


Prospective student attendees should already have a clear direction for research, and possibly have published some results. Preference will be given to students who have advanced to Ph.D. candidacy.

Review Process and Publication

Review is single-blind. Selections will be based on a 4 page abstract, singly authored by the student wishing to attend.

Doctoral students who submit to the Doctoral Symposium are encouraged to submit a paper on their research to the main conference. However, acceptance for participation in the Symposium will be based solely on the abstract written ad hoc for the event. All abstracts will be reviewed with respect to overall quality of presentation, potential for future impact of the research on the field, and expected benefit to the other doctoral students attending the Doctoral Symposium.

The Conference Proceedings will be published by ACM and will be indexed in the ACM Digital Library

Submission Guidelines

Applications should include a 4 page abstract summarizing the applicant’s dissertation research.  The abstract may include:

  • Motivation, problem description
  • Background and related work
  • Novelty and significance relative to the state of the art
  • Approach, data, methods and proposed experiments
  • Results obtained and work in progress
Important Dates
  • October 15, 2013 – Special Session Proposals
  • November 1, 2013 – Special session Selection
  • December 2, 2013 – Paper Submission
  • January 15, 2014 – Industrial Exhibits and multimedia Retrieval Challenges