Student Volunteers

We are very grateful to the following Reykjavik University students for volunteering to help with running the conference:

  • Atli Freyr Einarsson
  • Bjarni Kristján Leifsson
  • Björgvin Birkir Björgvinsson
  • Caroline Butschek
  • Freysteinn Alfreðsson
  • Hanna Ragnarsdóttir
  • Harpa Guðjónsdóttir

Björn & Cathal
MMM General Chairs

Banquet Menu

The banquet menu at Harpa tonight is as follows:

  1. Icelandic bay scallops from Breiðafjörður, puré of eggs, pecorino
  2. Icelandic lamb fillet, smoked tomatoes, bok choy, gremolata
  3. Chocolate, sour cream, blueberries

If you have special dietary requirements, please talk to Kristjana at the registration desk during lunch.

Keynotes Posted

The two keynotes have been posted to the MMM web. They are:

Keynote 1: Multimedia Analytics: From Data to Insight
Speaker: Marcel Worring, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Wednesday January 4, at 9:00 in room V101

Keynote 2: Creating Future Values in Information Access Research through NTCIR
Speaker: Noriko Kando, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Friday January 6, at 15:00 in room V101

We wish to thank the keynote speakers particularly for their contribution to the exciting technical program of MMM 2017.

Björn Þór Jónsson
Cathal Gurrin
MMM 2017 General Chairs

Change of Banquet Venue

Harpa
Harpa Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre

Since the Blue Lagoon could not host the MMM 2017 award ceremony during the banquet, we have secured an even more exciting banquet venue: Harpa Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre, a most stunning venue in downtown Reykjavík. Please note that we will still go to the Blue Lagoon at 16:00, but then return in time for the banquet, which will start at 20:00, in the Kolabrautin restaurant on the top floor of Harpa.

We are thrilled to be able to offer you this excellent venue for the banquet!

Björn Þór Jónsson
Cathal Gurrin
MMM 2017 General Chairs

Best Paper Candidates Announced

The best paper candidates for MMM 2017 have been selected by the Best Paper Committee. This committee is nominated by the MMM Steering Committee, and has the following members:

  • Phoebe Chen (La Trobe University, Australia)
  • Klaus Schoeffmann (Klagenfurt University, Austria)
  • Meng Wang (Hefei University of Technology, China)

The four best paper candidates are the following, in order of submission date:

30 On the Exploration of Convolutional Fusion Networks for Visual Recognition. Liu, Yu; Guo, Yanming; S. Lew, Michael. Leiden University, Netherlands, The.

45 Cross-modal Recipe Retrieval: How to Cook This Dish?. Chen, Jingjing; Pang, Lei; Ngo, Chong-wah. City university of HongKong, Hong Kong S.A.R. (China).

71 Spatio-temporal VLAD Encoding for Human Action Recognition in Videos. Duta, Ionut Cosmin (1); Ionescu, Bogdan (2); Aizawa, Kiyoharu (3); Sebe, Nicu (1). 1: University of Trento, Italy; 2: University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania; 3: University of Tokyo, Japan.

194 A Framework of Privacy-Preserving Image Recognition for Image-Based Information Services. Fujii, Kojiro; Nakamura, Kazuaki; Nitta, Naoko; Babaguchi, Noboru. Osaka University.

These papers will be presented in a special plenary Best Paper Session on Wednesday January 4, 2017. The final winner will then be announced during the conference banquet.

We congratulate the authors of these papers on their achievement and look forward to seeing their presentations!

Björn Þór Jónsson
Cathal Gurrin
MMM 2017 General Chairs