Call for Task Proposals MediaEval 2016

MediaEval is a benchmarking initiative dedicated to developing and evaluating new algorithms and technologies for multimedia retrieval, access and exploration. It offers tasks to the research community that are related to human and social aspects of multimedia. MediaEval emphasizes the ‘multi’ in multimedia and seeks tasks involving multiple modalities, e.g., audio, visual, textual, and/or contextual.

MediaEval is now calling for proposals for tasks to run in the 2016 benchmarking season. A proposal consists of a description of the motivation for the task and the challenges that task participants must address. It provides information on the data and evaluation methodology to be used. The proposal must also include a statement of how the task is related to MediaEval (i.e., its human or social component), and how it extends the state of the art in an area related to multimedia indexing, search or other technologies that support users in accessing information in multimedia collections.

For more detailed information about the content of the task proposal, please look here.

Tasks  are selected for inclusion at MediaEval on the basis of their feasibility, their match with the topical focus of MediaEval, and also according to the outcome of a survey circulated to the wider multimedia research community.

Proposal Deadline: 8 January 2016

The MediaEval 2016 Workshop is scheduled for 20-21 October 2016 in the Netherlands (just after ACM Multimedia 2016).

For more information about MediaEval see http://multimediaeval.org 

Topic models and diversity in video hyperlinking

Video Hyperlinking

The use of hierarchical topic models to find anchor-target pairs could potentially improve diversity in video hyperlinking, and the evaluation of video hyperlinking should focus more on assessing serendipity in the links. These are two important findings of the work of Anca-Roxanna Simon who defended successfully her PhD thesis on “Semantic Structuring of Video Collections from Speech: Segmentation and Hyperlinking”, Wednesday 2nd of December at the University of Rennes, France.

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