Video Browser Showdown

The VBS2014 will be a half-day workshop that will take place one day before MMM2014 (Tuesday, January 7, 2014) at the conference venue of MMM2014 in Dublin, Ireland. This will be the third year that VBS2014 has taken place during the MMM conference. VBS2014 will be primarily a private participation workshop with only the last 45 minutes being public to the audience, as a live and moderated “special demo session” of MMM2014 right before the Welcome Reception. This new schedule will allow a much more detailed analysis of the search performance of participating teams as well as different kind of search tasks. The evaluation of the results will be published in an own paper after the workshop.

Anyone with a video browsing tool that allows for interactive browsing, exploration, or navigation in a single video file or in video archives may participate. However, search shouldn’t be based on automatic queries. Examples of tools of interest are: a video shot browser (e.g., temporal-based or concept-based), a video player with extended navigation/interaction means, a video content exploration tool, or tools using advanced visualizations for improved navigation/interaction (video surrogates), etc. Tools developed for interactive video search on mobile devices are of special interest. Moreover, also tools with collaborative interactive search (e.g., with two users) are allowed.

Conference proceedings will be published as series of Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) by Springer. Authors of selected papers of MMM 2014 will be invited to publish extended versions in a special issue of Multimedia Tools and Applications journal (MTAP, Springer).

To apply for participation please submit a scientific demo paper (2-3 pages in Springer LNCS format) via the MMM2014 submission system at (VBS track) until September 16, 2013. The submission should include a detailed description of the video browsing tool and how it supports interactive search in video. Submissions will be peer-reviewed to ensure maximum quality. Accepted submissions will be published in the conference proceedings of MMM 2014.

Important Dates:

Demo paper submission deadline: September 16, 2013
Notification of acceptance: September 30, 2013
Camera-ready paper due: October 16, 2013
Author registration deadline: October 16, 2013

For more details, please see the VBS2014 homepage

VBS 2014 Chairs:

Werner Bailer, Joanneum Research, Graz, Austria

Klaus Schoeffmann, Klagenfurt University, Klagenfurt, Austria