Medical Multimedia Information Systems

The slides of our tutorial on Medical Multimedia Information Systems, held together with Bernd M√ľnzer, Paal Halvorsen, and Michael Riegler at the 25th ACM International Conference on Multimedia 2017 (ACMMM17) can be found on slideshare:


SurgicalActions160 Dataset

We are happy to announce that the SurgicalActions160 dataset is available for download here. The dataset consists of short video clips representing 16 typical actions in gynecologic laparoscopy, which have been compiled from different surgeries. For each action class there are exactly 10 example clips.

More information about the dataset can be found in our recent MTAP paper:

Best Paper at CARE 2017 (MICCAI 2017)

We are very happy that our paper on “Image-Based Smoke Detection in Laparoscopic Videos” has been awarded as Best Paper at the 4th International¬†¬†Workshop on Computer Assisted and Robotic Endoscopy (CARE 2017) at the 20th International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention 2017 (MICCAI 2017) conference in Quebec, Canada.

A preprint of the paper can be found here.

Call-for-Papers: MMM 2018 and VBS 2018 – Extended Deadline!

The International Conference on Multimedia Modeling 2018 (MMM 2018), including the 7th Video Browser Showdown competition (VBS 2018), will be held in Bangkok, Thailand from February 5-7, 2018.

Please submit your regular papers and special-session papers until:
September 15, 2017 (extended).

Demo papers and papers for the VBS need to be submitted until:
October 15, 2017 (extended)

More information can be found here.

New Journal Papers on Medical Multimedia

Our research group has published two new journal papers in the Multimedia Tools and Applications (MTAP) Journal by Springer.

The first one is a survey paper on Content-based processing and analysis of endoscopic images and videos: A survey¬†(by Bernd M√ľnzer, Klaus Schoeffmann, and Laszlo B√∂sz√∂rmenyi) and covers a broad overview of proposed methods to analyze videos and images in the domain of medical endoscopy. The preprint is available¬†here.

The second one covers Learning laparoscopic video shot classification for gynecological surgery (by Stefan Petscharnig and Klaus Schoeffmann) and evaluates the performance of Convolutional Neural Networks (CNNs) for video shot classification in medical laparoscopy, more specifically in the field of gynecology. The preprint is  already here.

Surgical Quality Assessment and Gradient-based Signatures

The preprints of our paper on endoscopic image to video linking with fast parameterized gradient-based signatures and the demo paper of a tool for supporting surgical quality assessment (SQA), to appear in The Third International Conference on Multimedia Big Data (BigMM 2017), is available for download:

4th International Workshop on Mobile Multimedia Computing (MMC 2017)

We are very happy that the fourth iteration of our successful International Workshop on Mobile Multimedia Computing (MMC) has been accepted to be held at the International Conference  on Multimedia & Expo (ICME) 2017 in Hong Kong in July 2017. We are looking forward to receive your papers until February 27, 2017.

More information can be found on the MMC 2017 workshop website.

Tutorial at ACM CHIIR 2017

We are very happy that our tutorial on Interactive Search in Video & Lifelogging Repositories (presented together with Frank Hopfgartner from the University of Glasgow, UK) has been accepted for the ACM SIGIR Conference on Human Information Interaction & Retrieval (CHIIR), to be held in Oslo, Norway from March 7-11, 2017.

We are looking forward to an interesting tutorial. More information on the conference can be found here: http://sigir.org/chiir2017

New Paper Preprints (MMM 2017)

The preprints of our papers accepted for the International Conference on MultiMedia Modeling (MMM) 2017, to be held in Reykjavik, Iceland, January 4-6 2017, are now available.


Deep Learning of Shot Classification in Gynecologic Surgery VideosAn Evaluation of Video Browsing on Tablets with the ThumbBrowserStoryboard-based Video Browsing Using Color and Concept IndicesCollaborative Feature Maps for Interactive Video Search

Interactive Search in Video & Lifelog Repos

The slides of our tutorial at the IEEE International Conference on Multimedia & Expo (ICME 2016), held on July 11, 2016 in Seattle, USA, can be found here: