A .NET binary (only tested on Windows) of the Video Explorer tool, described in the publication below, is now available for download here.
Klaus Schoeffmann, Mario Taschwer, and Laszlo Boeszoermenyi. 2010. The video explorer: a tool for navigation and searching within a single video based on fast content analysis. In Proceedings of the first annual ACM SIGMM conference on Multimedia systems (MMSys ’10). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 247-258. DOI=10.1145/1730836.1730867 http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1730836.1730867 PDF here
May 16th, 2013 | Category: News |
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The Video Browser Showdown (VBS) is an annual live video browsing competition where international researchers, working in the field of interactive video search, evaluate and demonstrate the efficiency of their tools.
The aim of the Video Browser Showdown is to evaluate video browsing tools for their efficiency at â€śKnown Item Searchâ€ť (KIS) tasks with a well-defined data set in direct comparison with other tools. For each KIS task the searchers need to interactively find a short video clip in a one-hour video file within a specific time limit.
The next Video Browser Showdown will take place in Dublin, Ireland on January 7, 2014, in conjunction with the 20th International Conference on MultiMedia Modeling (MMM 2014).
My free iOS app “3D Photo Ring Lite” was downloaded over 230,000 times last year! That’s really an amazingly high number and demonstrates the interest on novel photo browsing tools for mobile devices! If you are using an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch and have not yet tried my app, check it out!
March 12th, 2013 | Category: News |
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Prospective authors are invited to submit full-length and special session papers of 6 pages and demo papers in 4 pages. All accepted and registered papers will be published in the CBMI 2013 workshop proceedings which will be indexed and distributed by the IEEE xploreTM. Therefore authors must prepare manuscript in an IEEE Xplore-compatible PDF version. The submissions are not blind, the working language of the workshop is English. Selected papers will appear, after extension and peer-review, in a special issue of Multimedia Tools and Applications.
Special Sessions are planned in the field of:
Visual Search in Broadcast and Video Surveillance Data (Csaba Beleznai, AT)
Challenges in Multimedia indexing and Retrieval (Georges Quenot, FR)
Demo Session: Levente KovĂˇcs, HU
Submission of full papers and demos: March 11, 2013
Notification of acceptance: April 1, 2013
Submission of camera-ready papers: April 20, 2013
Submission of papers: March 25, 2013
Notification of acceptance: April 12, 2013
Submission of final papers: April 22, 2013
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
Visual Indexing (image, video, graphics)
Visual content extraction Identification and tracking of semantic regions
Identification of semantic events
Audio and Multi-modal Indexing
Audio indexing (audio, speech, music)
Audio content extraction
Multi-modal and cross-modal indexing
Metadata generation, coding and transformation
Multimedia Information Retrieval (image, audio, video, â€¦)
Matching and similarity search
Multimedia data mining
Large scale multimedia database management
Multimedia Browsing and Presentation
Summarization, browsing and organization of multimedia content
Personalization and content adaptation
User interaction and relevance feedback
Multimedia interfaces, presentation and visualization tools
All accepted and registered papers will be published in the workshop proceedings which will
be indexed and distributed by the IEEExplore. Selected papers will appear, after extension
and peer-review, in a special issue of Multimedia Tools and Applications journal.
General Chair: LĂˇszlĂł CzĂşni, Univ. Pannonia, Hungary
Technical Program Chairs: Klaus SchĂ¶ffmann, Univ. Klagenfurt, Austria
TamĂˇs SzirĂˇnyi, MTA-SZTAKI, Hungary
Demo Chair: Levente KovĂˇcs, MTA-SZTAKI, Hungary
February 7th, 2013 | Category: News |
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Seventh IEEE International Conference on Semantic Computing
September 16th-18th, 2013, Irvine, CA, USA
Sponsored by IEEE Computer Society
The field of Semantic Computing addresses the derivation of semantic information from content and the connection of semantics to knowledge, where “content” may be anything including structured data, video, audio, text, hardware, software, process, etc.
The Seventh IEEE International Conference on Semantic Computing (ICSC 2013) continues to foster the growth of a new research community. The conference builds on the success of the past ICSC conferences as an international forum for researchers and practitioners to present research that advances the state of the art and practice of Semantic Computing, as well as identifying emerging research topics and defining the future of the field. The event is located in Irvine, California at Irvine Hyatt. The technical program of ICSC 2013 includes workshops, invited keynotes, paper presentations, panel discussions, industrial ‘show and tells’, demonstrations, and more. Submissions of high-quality papers describing mature results or ongoing work are invited.
The main goal of the conference is to foster the dialog between experts in each sub-discipline. Therefore we especially encourage submissions of work that is interesting to multiple areas, such as multimodal approaches.
Semantic programming languages and software engineering
Semantic system design and synthesis
Applications using Semantics
Search engines and question answering
Semantic web services
Content-based multimedia retrieval and editing
Context-aware networks of sensors, devices, and applications
Devices and applications
Digital library applications
Music description and meta-creation
Medicine and Biology
GIS systems and architecture
Natural language interfaces
Multimodal interfaces and mediation technology
Human centered computing
Regular Papers and Short Papers.
Authors are invited to submit an 8-page (regular) or 4-page (short) technical paper manuscript in double-column IEEE format following the guidelines available on the ICSC20103 web page.
Demonstration Papers and Posters.
Authors are invited to submit an 2-page (demonstration or poster) technical paper manuscript in double-column IEEE format following the guidelines available on the
ICSC2013 web page.
Workshops and Special Sessions.
The organizing committee invites proposals for workshops and special sessions to be held in conjunction with the conference. These will focus on specific topics of the
main conference. More information is available on the ICSC2013 web page.
The Conference Proceedings will be published by IEEE Computer
Society Press. Distinguished quality papers presented at the conference will be selected for publications in internationally renowned journals.
Workshop Proposals: Feb 22nd, 2013
Special Session Proposals: March 1st, 2013
Regular Paper Submission: May 10th, 2013
Demo Descriptions: May 10th, 2013
Posters: May 10th, 2013
The Research Center for Information Technology Innovation (CITI) of Academia Sinica invited my to give a talk at their institute in Taipei, Taiwan on Nov. 28, 2012! The talk about “A 3D Interface to Improve Visual Search” was a summary of my most recent work on 3D interfaces for image and video browsing, done together with my colleague David AhlstrĂ¶m.
I would like to thank Prof. Wen-Huang Cheng (Director of the Multimedia Computing Laboratory at CITI) and the Director of CITI, Prof. Ming-Syan Chen, for the invitation to this talk and all the kindliness!
Moreover, I would like to thank Prof. Shih-Wei Sun, Director of the Ultra-Communication Vision Lab, who also invited me to give a talk (on Nov. 27, 2012) at the Department of New Media Art / Center for Art and Technology (CAT) at the Taipei National University of the Arts (TNUA)!
November 29th, 2012 | Category: News |
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The FWF Translational Research Project (TRP 273-N15, “Next Generation Video Browsing (NGVB)“) has been started in August 2012 and we are happy to welcome Marco A. Hudelist as our first project member, who will work on 3D video browsing interfaces for multi-touch devices. Here ist short abstract of the project:
Video browsing is known as the interactive process of quickly navigating through the content of a video in an explorative fashion. In difference to video retrieval the purpose of video browsing is manifold: (1) get a quick overview of the content of a video and its structure, (2) find out where potentially interesting segments are located, and (3) interactively search for a specific part of content that cannot be found through video retrieval applications. Although many video browsing approaches have been proposed over the past years, there is great potential to significantly improve existing tools by exploiting features of modern mobile devices. In the Next-Generation Video Browsing project we want to translate our results from previous research on video browsing and 3D search interfaces to this interesting and challenging new domain and answer several new research questions. We focus on video browsing with modern tablet computers that provide high computing power, new interaction features, and communication functions that enable completely new use scenarios for video browsing.
August 14th, 2012 | Category: News |
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The IEEE International Symposium on Multimedia (ISM2012) is an international forum for researchers to exchange information regarding advances in the state-of-the-art and practice of multimedia computing, as well as to identify emerging research topics and define the future of multimedia computing. The technical program of ISM2012 will consist of invited talks, paper presentations, demonstrations and panel discussions. Please refer to the conference website for further information: http://ism.eecs.uci.edu
* Jun 8th, 2012: Panel Proposal Submission
* Jul 8th, 2012: Regular & Short Paper Submission
* Jul 8th, 2012: Industry Paper Submission
* Jul 22nd, 2012: Demo Proposal Submission
* Jul 22nd, 2012: PhD Workshop Paper Submission
* Aug 24th, 2012: Panel Notification
* Aug 24th, 2012: Paper and Demo Notification
“Wie kĂ¶nnen Fotos auf einem iPad durch eine 3D Anordnung ĂĽbersichtlich dargestellt werden?” Diese Frage wird bei der Langen Nacht der Forschung (am 27.04.2012 an der Alpen-Adria-UniversitĂ¤t Klagenfurt) beantwortet. Kommen Sie zu Stand U31 im Raum E.2.42 und sehen Sie den 3D Photo Ring in Aktion!
April 22nd, 2012 | Category: News |
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Due to the highly diverse availability of digital cameras and camcorders with different input resolutions computer systems need to manage images and videos with different aspect ratios (e.g., 4:3, 16:9, 16:10, etc.). Therefore, developers of large-scale image and video browsing tools need to find a way of either presenting all thumbnails with their correct aspect ratio, which often conflicts with a harmonic visualization, or to crop or distort thumbnails to one specific aspect ratio. In the paper “A Visual Search User Study on the Influences of Aspect Ratio Distortion of Preview Thumbnails“, written by David AhlstrĂ¶m and myself (to be presented at the International Workshop on Advances in Large-Scale Multimedia Data Collection, Mining and Retrieval at ICME 2012), we present results from a user study on the influence of aspect ratio distortion on visual search performance. Our results show that even heavily distorted thumbnails do not notably influence visual search time or error rate. A preprint of the paper is available here.
April 19th, 2012 | Category: News |
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