After 12 years of the successful IEEE International Workshop on Multimedia Information Processing and Retrieval (MIPR) in conjunction with IEEE International Symposium on Multimedia, we decided to promote this workshop to a conference. IEEE MIPR conference is 100% financially sponsored by IEEE Computer Society. We welcome papers from all multimedia topics, and we consider new forms of multimedia data (such as text, numbers, tags, networking, signals, geo-tagged information, graphs/relationships, 3D/VR/AR and sensor data, etc.) in addition to traditional multimedia data (image, video, audio). We plan to have a regular paper acceptance rate below 20%. Our goal is to make MIPR one of the best IEEE flagship multimedia conferences.