Paper Submission Guidelines

The CBMI 2024 conference accepts 4 types of contributions:

  1. Full Regular Papers, describing novel ideas and results that are relevant to the conference topics.
  2. Short Regular Papers, describing novel ideas and results that are relevant to the conference topics.
  3. Special Session Papers, describing novel ideas and results that must be relevant to one of our advertised special sessions.
  4. Demonstration Proposals, giving an overview of new and interesting software, method or experience that can be demonstrated on-site and are relevant to the conference topics.

Paper Formatting Instructions

The conference proceedings will be published by IEEE. All submitted papers must conform to the IEEE manuscript templates for conference proceedings and the instructions it provides. On the IEEE website you will find both instructions and templates for Microsoft Word and LaTeX, as well as an Overleaf link.

Submissions must strictly obey the following page limits, where the main body of the submission includes all figures, tables and appendices, while one additional page is provided for references:

  • Full Regular Papers can be a maximum of 6 pages + 1 page for references
  • Short Regular Papers can be a maximum of 4 pages + 1 page for references
  • Special Session Papers can be a maximum of 6 pages + 1 page for references
  • Demonstration Proposals must not exceed 4 pages + 1 page of references.

Authors of high-quality papers accepted to the conference may be invited to submit extended versions of their contributions to a special journal issue in MTAP.

Additional information for demonstration proposals: Additional 1-2 pages must accompany demonstration proposals where the authors outline how they envision conducting the demonstration on-site. Note that the additional pages will not be published as they are meant to give reviewers and on-site organisers detailed information. Included should be details on any accommodation, equipment or service needed on-site. The organisers will do their best to facilitate demonstrations (providing power outlets, wifi, furniture etc.) but the presenters are expected to bring the necessary equipment (computers, etc.) themselves. Finally, we recommend, if possible, that authors include a link to a short video that shows the demonstration in action.

Author Information

CBMI 2024 will be an on-site event. Each contribution (regular, special session or demonstration proposal) must be associated with one full conference registration and at least one author is expected to present their work on-site, during the conference.

Note that the author lists must be finalised during the submission process as we will not accept any changes nor additions to the author list after the initial submission deadline.

Paper Submission

Once ready (correctly formatted, within the page limit and with the correct author information), papers are to be submitted using ConfTool using the following link:


Reviewer Guidelines

As part of our commitment to advancing research in the field of Content Analysis and Indexing, we present these review guidelines to support the integrity, quality, and diversity of our conference contributions. We aim to foster a constructive, inclusive, and rigorous academic dialogue, enabling authors to benefit from the review process, regardless of the outcome. We encourage reviews that are honest, constructive, and reflective of the standards one would expect for their work.

General Manners and Review Ethics

  • Constructive Feedback: Ensure your reviews are constructive and helpful, offering clear guidance to authors on how to improve their work, even if recommending rejection.
  • Scope of Research: Acknowledge the diversity within our research community. Submissions need not solely focus on AI applications in multimedia data but can encompass a broad range of topics within multimedia analytics and indexing.
  • Anonymity and Excellence: While reviews are anonymous, strive to produce reviews that reflect your professionalism and dedication to the field.

General Assessment Guidelines

  • Major vs. Minor Corrections: Trust authors to correct minor errors for the camera-ready version. Major flaws necessitate rejection due to the inability to verify corrections post-review.
  • Topical Alignment: Verify that submissions align with the conference themes as outlined in the Call for Papers of CBMI, utilizing your judgment and the collective wisdom of your peers.
  • Enriching Diversity: Encourage submissions across the broad spectrum of multimedia analytics and indexing to enrich our conference’s diversity.
  • Paper, Not Authors: Focus critiques on the content of the submission, avoiding direct address to maintain a professional tone.
  • Statement of Novelty: Highlight the submission’s contribution and its significance to the multimedia research community, assessing the thoroughness of related work discussion.
  • Scientific Rigour: Evaluate the design and execution of experiments, their reproducibility, and whether they support the paper’s claims. Encourage the sharing of resources like datasets or code.

References to State of the Art

  • State of the Art Comparison: Criticize constructively, specifying which works should have been considered and the reasons for their relevance.
  • Citing Sources: Avoid vague criticisms. Provide specific citations and examples to substantiate claims of well-known information or missing references.
  • Self-reference: Only in rare instances should reviewers cite their own work as essential references, ensuring objectivity and relevance.

Policy on Preprint Platforms (e.g., arXiv)

  • Preprint Submissions: Submissions available on platforms like arXiv are acceptable, provided they haven’t been peer-reviewed or published elsewhere.
  • Citing arXiv Papers: Please do not insist on citing or comparing with works solely published on arXiv due to their non-peer-reviewed status.
  • FYI Citations: You may inform authors of relevant arXiv papers as additional information, clarifying that these are not considered missing related work.


Camera-Ready Submission Guidelines

Camera ready instructions will be added later.