IEEE International Workshop on Big Media Data (BMD) 2015 in conjunction with IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM) 2015, November 14-17, Atlantic City, NJ, USA.

Welcome to Big Media Data (BMD) with IEEE International Conference on Data Mining


Important Dates:

Submission due: July 20, 2015

Author notification: September 1, 2015

Workshop date: Nov 14, 2015

You are cordially invited to submit and attend the IEEE International Workshop on Big Media Data (BMD) 2015, in conjunction with IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM) 2015, November 14-17, Atlantic City, NJ, USA.   The explosion of images, videos and other media data in the Internet, mobile devices, and desktops has attracted more and more interest in the Big Media research area. Big media opens great unprecedented opportunities to address many challenging computing problems, offering a promising possibility for in-depth media understanding, as well as exploring the very big scale media data to bridge the well-known semantic gap between high-level semantic and low-level features. Big media provides richer information, ranging from social relations to context information associated to rich media data of diverse modalities. It also provides us the opportunity to mine reliable and helpful knowledge from Big media for a wide variety of applications.


Big media is big in terms of various dimensions, such as the number of media items, the dimension of the representation, and the number of concepts, and thus entails a lot of research challenges and opportunities. For example, how does the traditional machine learning algorithms, which have been proven efficient and effective in thousands of data points, scale up to the web-scale big media data with millions and even billions of items? Seeking the answer motivates us to design parallel and distributed machine learning platforms, exploiting GPUs as well as developing practical algorithms to fit in restricted storage limits and accelerate the algorithms with the ever-growing size of the database and the dimension. Moreover, how is the big media data organized and how can it be managed to enable efficient browsing and retrieval? The research interests in this direction produced many hashing, indexing and clustering algorithms for high-dimensional data. Besides, it is also important to construct benchmark data to facilitate and validate the newly-developed big-media algorithms.

This workshop targets the researchers and practitioners from both the industry and the academia, and provides a forum to publish recent state-of-the-art achievements in the Big Media research area. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:


         Image annotation and classification with Big Image Data

         Video understanding with Big Video Data

         Machine learning platform for Big Media Data

         Machine learning algorithms with practical optimization algorithms for Big Data

         Large scale clustering for Big Media Data

         Large scale neighborhood graph construction for Big Media Data

         Browsing and Summarizing the Big Media Data

         Hashing algorithms for Big Media Data

         Indexing algorithms for Big Media Data

         Compact coding for Big Media Data

         Benchmark data

         Knowledge mining from Big Media Data

         Algorithms and applications with Big social media

         Business analytics for Big Media data

         Other applications of Big Media Data



All submissions to BMD 2015 must be written in English, and strictly follow the instruction of ICDM 2015 submission guidelines at

Paper submissions will be reviewed by the selected experts based on their demonstrated knowledge of particular topics. The progress and results of the review process will be posted on this website, and authors will also be notified of the review results by email. 


Author(s) can now submit the papers at ( )


Important Dates

Submission due: March 23, 2014 (extended to April 1, 2014)

Author notification: April 9, 2014 (extended to April 11, 2014)

Camera ready due: April 16, 2014

Workshop date: to be confirmed



Jingdong Wang, Microsoft Research Asia, China (, Address: No. 5 Danling Street, Haidian District, Beijing 100080, P.R.China


Guo-Jun Qi, University of Central Florida, USA (, Address: University of Central Florida, EECS Department, 4328, corpius HEC 318, Orlando, FL 32816, USA


Nicu Sebe, University of Trento, Italy ( Address: Dept. of Information Engineering and Computer Science, University of Trento, via Sommarive 14, 38100 Povo - Trento, Italy


Charu Aggarwal, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, USA (charu@us@ibm@com) Address: 1101 Kitchawan Road, Yorktown, NY 10598, USA