VCL Co-organizes the ICME 2020 WIMMIH Workshop

VCL Co-organizes the ICME 2020 Workshop on ICT and Multimedia Tools for Migrants Inclusion in Host Societies (WIMMIH)


Migrants integration into host societies pose many challenges in different levels. From job seeking to education enrolling and from asylum seeker to vulnerable refugees, the spectrum of different tools that can be created to assist these people and host authorities is vast. Multimedia ICT solutions have been devised in order to cope with many of these issues. Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) tools have been used thus far to assist migrants and host authorities to provide better services for the benefit of both migrants and host societies. It is evident that migration flows rise due to regional conflicts and/or environmental conditions shifting and that new tools need to be researched and develop to assist societies towards a smooth integration of these people to the host societies. In this volatile, inter-cultural, landscape and with the need to support many different languages, illiteracy problems, and lack of technology skills, multimedia approaches that reduce the need of written communication appear to be the most effective ones.

The aim of this workshop is to call for a coordinated effort to understand the scenarios and the challenges emerging in ICT solutions for migrants’ inclusion into host societies with AI and ML based Multimedia tools, identify the key tasks and evaluate the current state of the art in the specific domain. Moreover, this workshop will try to showcase innovative ideas in the area that aid on the smooth integration of migrants into host societies and discuss further directions. We solicit manuscripts in all fields that explore the synergies of Multimedia tools and AI, ML, towards the assistance of migrants and host authorities for a smooth inclusion of the former in a host society.


We believe the workshop will offer a timely collection of research updates to benefit the researchers and practitioners working in the broad fields ranging from computer vision, artificial intelligence and machine learning, with emphasis on multimedia related solutions. To this end, we solicit original research and survey papers addressing the topics listed below (but not limited to):

  • AI technologies for multimedia game-based skill assessment
  • AI technologies for video and image-based migration flow analysis
  • AI technologies for skill-job matching
  • AI technologies for video and image-based migration flow prediction
  • AI technologies for automatic administrative multimedia-based assistance
  • AI technologies for multimedia-based intercultural communication assistance
  • Data analytics and demo systems for large scale job seeking services
  • Migration related multimedia datasets and evaluation protocols
  • AI-assisted or human-AI co-operated technologies for administrative multimedia-based assistance
  • Emerging new applications in Multimedia ICT Tools for Migrant Inclusion in host societies


  • Petros Daras, Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH)
  • Nicholas Vretos, Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH)
  • Theodoros Semertzidis, Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH)
  • Federico Alvarez, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM)
  • Yuri Adrian Tijerino, Kwansei Gakuin University (KGU)

The workshop is organized in cooperation with the H2020 EU projects: NADINE and REBUILD.

Visual Computing Lab

The focus of the Visual Computing Laboratory is to develop new algorithms and architectures for applications in the areas of 3D processing, image/video processing, computer vision, pattern recognition, bioinformatics and medical imaging.

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Tel.: +30 2310 464160 (ext. 156)
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