Important Dates


23rd February 2011

Author Notification

28th March 2011

Camera Ready

11th April 2011


18th April 2011

Welcome to the 2nd workshop on information access for personal media archives

About IAPMA 2011

Towards e-Memories: challenges of capturing, summarising, presenting, understanding, using, and retrieving relevant information from heterogeneous data contained in personal media archives.


In this workshop we seek to bring together researchers from diverse disciplines to exchange ideas on how we can advance towards the goal of effective capture, retrieval and exploration of e-memories. We are interested in the report of current work including:

  • Development of new sensing devices and technologies to capture novel data of personal interest
  • Algorithmic research
  • User studies on the real-life benefits of efficiently accessing personal media archives
  • Position papers on the place of personal media archive research within information retrieval
  • Proposals for research strategies in this area

Submissions will be selected for presentation to reflect a spectrum of work and to encourage discussion in the workshop.

Workshop Proceedings

The workshop proceedings are now available online from


Thank you to all authors who submitted their papers to IAPMA 2011.  We look forward to seeing you all at the IAPMA 2011 workshop and ECIR 2011.

Workshop Date

18th April 2011


Guinness Storehouse

St. James Gate,

Dublin 8,



The Proceedings for IAPMA 2011 are now available.


The Program for IAPMA 2011 is now available.


The deadline for paper submissions is 23rd February 2011. Submission is now closed

Previous Workshops

IAPMA 2010 - for more information about last years workshop please see the 2010 proceedings and June 2010 SIGIR Forum Report