[Corpora-List] 1st Call-for-Participation: ImageCLEF 2019 Tasks

Bogdan Ionescu bogdanlapi at gmail.com
Sat Jan 5 13:07:45 CET 2019

[Apologies for multiple postings]

ImageCLEF 2019 Multimedia Retrieval in CLEF http://www.imageclef.org/2019/ https://www.facebook.com/ImageClef/ https://twitter.com/imageclef/

*** CALL FOR PARTICIPATION *** ImageCLEF 2019 is an evaluation campaign that is being organized as part of the CLEF (Conference and Labs of the Evaluation Forum) labs. The campaign offers several research tasks that welcome participation from teams around the world.

The results of the campaign appear in the working notes proceedings, published by CEUR Workshop Proceedings (CEUR-WS.org) and are presented in the CLEF conference. Selected contributions among the participants will be invited for submission to a special section "Best of CLEF'19 Labs" in the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) of CLEF'20, together with the annual lab overviews.

Target communities involve (but are not limited to): - information retrieval (text, vision, audio, multimedia, social media, sensor data, etc.) - machine learning, deep learning - data mining - natural language processing - image and video processing - computer vision with special attention to the challenges of multi-modality, multi-linguality, and interactive search.

*** 2019 TASKS ***

*ImageCLEFlifelog* https://www.imageclef.org/2019/lifelog An increasingly wide range of personal devices, such as smartphones, video cameras as well as wearable devices that allow capturing pictures, videos, and audio clips for every moment of our lives, are becoming available. In this context, the task addresses the problems of lifelogging data retrieval and summarization.

Organizers: Duc-Tien Dang-Nguyen (University of Bergen), Luca Piras (University of Cagliari), Michael Riegler (University of Oslo), Minh-Triet Tran (University of Science), Mathias Lux (Klagenfurt University), and Cathal Gurrin (Dublin City University).

*ImageCLEFsecurity* https://www.imageclef.org/2019/security File Forgery Detection is a very serious problem concerning digital forensic examiners. Fraud or counterfeits are common causes for altering files. Steganography is the practice of concealing a file, message, image or video within another file, message, image, or video. The task addresses the problems of automatically identifying forged content and retrieve hidden information.

Organizers: Narciso Garcia (Universidad Politecnica de Madrid), Ergina Kavallieratou (University of the Aegean), Carlos Roberto del Blanco (Universidad Politecnica de Madrid), Carlos Cuevas Rodriguez (Universidad Politecnica de Madrid), Nikos Vasillopoulos (University of the Aegean), and Konstantinos Karampidis (University of the Aegean).

*ImageCLEFcoral* https://www.imageclef.org/2019/coral The increasing use of structure-from-motion photogrammetry for modelling large-scale environments from action cameras has driven the next generation of visualisation techniques. The task addresses the problem of automatically segmenting and labeling a collection of images that can be used in combination to create 3D models of an underwater environment for the monitoring of coral reef structure and composition.

Organizers: Jon Chamberlain (University of Essex), Adrian Clark (University of Essex), and Alba Garcia Seco de Herrera (University of Essex).

*ImageCLEFmedical* https://www.imageclef.org/2019/medical Medical images are used in a variety of scenarios. The task addresses the challenge of automatically predicting tuberculosis type from 3D chest CT scans (ImageCLEFmedTuberculosis), mapping of visual information to textual descriptions (ImageCLEFmedCaption) and visual question answering (ImageCLEF-VQA-Med). The objective is to combine medical tasks into a common task with several subtasks to foster collaborations.

Organizers: Asma Ben Abacha (National Library of Medicine), Sadid A. Hasan (Philips Research Cambridge), Vivek Datla (Philips Research Cambridge), Joey Liu (Philips Research Cambridge), Dina Demner-Fushman (National Library of Medicine), Henning Müller (University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland), Obioma Pelka (University of Applied Sciences and Arts Dortmund), Christoph M. Friedrich (University of Applied Sciences and Arts Dortmund), Alba Garcia Seco de Herrera (University of Essex), Yashin Dicente Cid (University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland), Vitali Liauchuk (Institute for Informatics), and Vassili Kovalev (Institute for Informatics).

*** IMPORTANT DATES *** (may vary depending on the task) - Task registration opens: November 12, 2018 - Run submission: May 1, 2019 - Working notes submission: May 24, 2019 - CLEF long and short paper submission: May 10, 2019 - CLEF 2019 conference: September 9-12, Lugano, Switzerland

*** OVERALL COORDINATION *** Bogdan Ionescu, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania Henning Müller, HES-SO, Sierre, Switzerland Renaud Péteri, University of La Rochelle, France

On behalf of the organizers,

Prof. Bogdan IONESCU ETTI - University Politehnica of Bucharest http://campus.pub.ro/lab7/bionescu/

Research Center CAMPUS http://www.campus.pub.ro https://facebook.com/upbcampus https://twitter.com/upbcampus

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