News and Updates

Important  October 31, 2021: The registration site is now online! Please follow the registration policy to finish the process.

New  November 18, 2021: ICMR 2021 Awards ICMR-2021-Awards

 November 6, 2021: The conference program has been updated once more. Please check for the updates on Nov. 17 and Nov. 19.

 October 29, 2021: The conference program has been updated. Please check for the updates on Nov. 17.

 October 29, 2021: The registration policy has been announced.

 October 29, 2021: ICMR 2021 is pleased to announce three keynote speakers; Dr. Lu, Prof. Maja Pantic and Prof. Kristen Grauman!

 October 15, 2021:
[ACM SIGMM Carer Award in ICMR'21]
SIGMM is offering carer awards to conference attendees as part of the SIGMM 25-in-25 strategy for better inclusion of women and others in SIGMM. SIGMM membership is required, but students can become a SIGMM member for USD15 and then apply. Carer awards will not reimburse conference registration fees and are designed to allow attendees to avail of financial support to allow them to more fully engage with the event online. Applications are open between October 15, 2021 and October 28, 2021, and more details are available at

 October 14, 2021: The presentation guidelines has been announced!

 October 12, 2021: Tentative conference program has been announced!

 August 9, 2021: ICMR 2021 is pleased to announce one more challenge!

 August 3, 2021: Notice of Final Change. As advised by the ICMR Steering Committee, the conference dates of ICMR 2021 have been firmly confirmed to 16-19 November 2021 without further change. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused by our postponing ICMR 2021 again due to the changing dynamics of the COVID-19 pandemic.

 July 22, 2021: After close consultation with the ICMR Steering Committee, we’ve made the difficult decision to postpone ICMR 2021 from 21-24 August to 4-7 December 2021 due to the ongoing Corona pandemic. As a result of that decision, ICMR 2021 is transitioning to a fully virtual event. While we sincerely apologize for any inconvenience, the public health and safety is of utmost importance to us and we hope you agree this is the most prudent course. We remain excited to host the conference in December and will get back with more information as arrangements progress!

 July 5, 2021: Taiwan was unexpectedly facing a sudden spike in COVID-19 cases in May and the Government enforced strict COVID-19 safety regulations from 19 May to 28 June, now extended to 12 July (could be even longer!). During this period, Taiwan is softly locking down and public gatherings are banned. Given the hybrid format of ICMR’21, all this causes serious delays in conference preparation, including registration and other logistics. The organizing team is now discussing the possibility to postpone the conference and will keep the updates posted on the website. Thank you for your understanding.

 May 19, 2021: Camera-ready paper of Workshop deadline extended until June 20, 2021!

 April 27, 2021: ICMR 2021 is pleased to announce 1 tutorial!

 April 27, 2021: All camera-ready paper submission deadline extended until June 2, 2021!

 March 21, 2021: Call for doctoral symposium paper deadline extended until April 11, 2021!

 March 21, 2021: Call for technical demonstration paper deadline extended until April 4, 2021!

 March 14, 2021: Tutorial proposal submission deadline is extended to April 11, 2021!

 March 10, 2021: ICMR 2021 will be postponed by one month to August 21-24, 2021.

 February 27, 2021: ICMR 2021 is pleased to announce one more special session!

 February 17, 2021: Full/Short/SS/BNI paper submission deadline is extended to March 3, 2021 (23:59 Pacific Time). This is a firmed deadline!

 February 3, 2021: ICMR 2021 is pleased to announce one more special session!

 January 27, 2021: ICMR 2021 is pleased to announce 2 special sessions!

 January 13, 2021: ICMR 2021 is pleased to announce 5 workshops!

 December 20, 2020: Call for workshop proposal deadline extended until December 27, 2020!

 November 15, 2020: The 2021 ACM ICMR website is online.

Welcome to the home page for ACM ICMR 2021!

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.

This annual conference, which puts together the long-lasting experiences of the former ACM CIVR (International Conference on Image and Video Retrieval) and ACM MIR (International Conference on Multimedia Information Retrieval) series, was set up in 2011 to illuminate the state of the arts in multimedia (e.g., text, image, video, audio, sensor data, 3D) retrieval. Following the successful previous editions of ICMR (see the complete ICMR history here): 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; Ottawa, Canada 2019; and Dublin, Ireland 2020.

ACM ICMR 2021 is calling for papers 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.


  November 16-19, 2021