A virtual event in conjunction with
IEEE MIPR, August 2-4, 2022

About the Workshop

The technological ecosystem to improve the quality of life in urban cities is emerging as a significant revolution. Especially, multimedia driven data analytics and automation tools with breakthroughs are leading towards a new front with visualization systems. Different multimedia sensors and crowdsourcing based data is now available to host the development of new technologies. Considering such importance, this workshop aims to bring together experts from academia and industry to discuss the latest technological developments in urban smart cities. Primarily, the research discussions will focus on various challenges and their resolutions related to urban multimedia processing, retrieval, and security. Such topics include the following:

  • Multimodal Content Analysis
    • Person Recognition
    • Scene Segmentation
    • Object Detection
    • Gender Recognition
    • Person Behavior Analysis
    • Facial Recognition
    • Anomaly and Violation Detection
  • Multimedia Summarization
  • Deep Captioning and Content Description
  • Advanced Multimedia Enhancement
    • Image enhancement under low visibility
    • Image inpainting
    • Image restoration
    • Image dehazing/deraining
  • Multimedia Privacy and its Secured Computing
    • Secured Multimedia Storage and Retrieval
    • Distributed and Centralized Encrypted Multimedia Computing
    • Security and Privacy Challenges in Multimedia Computing
    • Applications of Secured Multimedia Computing
  • Multimedia Retrieval
    • Content and context based indexing, search and retrieval of multimedia data
    • Data Indexing Techniques for multimedia retrieval
    • Applications of Multimedia Retrieval to Urban Intelligent Systems
    • Mobile Visual Search
    • Internet of multimedia things
    • Crowdsourcing in multimedia retrieval
    • HCI issues in multimedia retrieval
    • Human perception based multimedia retrieval
    • Query models, paradigms, and languages for multimedia retrieval
    • Deep learning for multimedia retrieval
    • Multimodal content analysis and retrieval

The main goal of the workshop is to promote urban intelligent systems with special emphasis on multimedia computing, retrieval, and security. The workshop is a good opportunity for bringing together leading experts from academia and industry for brainstorming discussions of state-of-the-art methods, challenges, and future prospects.

Authors are invited to submit regular papers (6 pages) and short papers (4 pages). More information: http://www.ieee-mipr.org/submit_instruction.html

Submission address: https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/MCAUIS2022/Submission/Index

For further queries, please contact: mcauis@pilani.bits-pilani.ac.in

Important Dates

Submissions due
May 20, 2022
Acceptance notification
June 10, 2022
Camera-ready papers due
June 20, 2022
Workshop date(tentative date)
August 2-4, 2022

Invited Speakers

  • Will be announced later.

International Advisory Committee

Bidyut Baran Chaudhuri, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India Biplab Sikdar, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Vincenzo Piuri, Universita' degli Studi di Milano, Italy Pritee Khanna, Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design and Manufacturing, Jabalpur, India
Vijayan K. Asari, University of Dayton, USA Sanjeev Mehrotra, Microsoft Research, Redmond, USA
Sudhir Kumar Barai, Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani, India Divya Saxena, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), Hong Kong
Umapada Pal, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India Prabhu Natarajan, DigiPen Institute of Technology Singapore, Singapore
Kidiyo Kpalma, INSA Rennes, France Phalguni Gupta, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India


Amitesh Singh Rajput

Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani, India


Dr. Amitesh Singh Rajput is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science & Information Systems, Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani, India. He received his Ph.D. degree in the area of Privacy-Preservation and Multimedia Computing from Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee. His research lies at the intersection of Multimedia Computing, Secured Data Processing, and Machine Learning. He has served on review boards and scientific committees for more than 30 scientific journals and various national and international conferences respectively. Besides academic research, Dr. Amitesh has served as a jury member in Smart India Hackathon 2020, organized by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India.

Balasubramanian Raman

Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India


Dr. Balasubramanian Raman a Professor with the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, India. He received his Ph.D. degree from IIT Madras and has also served as a Post-Doctoral Fellow with the University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, USA and a Post-Doctoral Associate with Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, USA. He was a Visiting Professor and a member of the Computer Vision and Sensing Systems Laboratory, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Windsor, Canada. His research interests include fractional transform theory, wavelet analysis, biometrics, content-based video retrieval, video skimming and summarization, medical imaging, long-range imaging, and hyperspectral imaging. He was a recipient of the BOYSCAST Fellowship from DST, India.

Pratik Narang

Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani, India


Dr. Pratik Narang is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems, Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani, India. Previously, Pratik has held research positions with the National University of Singapore and New York University (Abu Dhabi campus). He received his doctoral degree from BITS Pilani. His primary research is in the area of Computer Vision. He has also served as a reviewer for various reputed conferences such as WACV, BMVC and Journals such as IEEE Transactions on Internet Technology, IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing, IET Intelligent Transport Systems, etc.

Jagat Sesh Challa

Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani, India


Dr. Jagat Sesh Challa is currently working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems, Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani. He completed his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from BITS Pilani and has worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Centre for Ultra-Scale Computing and Information Security Lab in the Electrical and Computer Science Department of Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, USA. He has also served as an independent reviewer for various reputed journals and conferences. His current research interests include - Big Data Analytics, Multimedia Analytics, Data Indexing Structures & Techniques, Parallel Data Structures and Algorithms for ML/DM, Material Informatics and Network Forensics. Dr. Jagat is also the Program Coordinator for BITS Pilani Postman Classroom Program and the Incharge of the Postman API and Coding Innovation Lab at Incubation and Innovation Center at Pilani Campus.

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