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MediaEval 2011 Workshop

MediaEval Workshop 2011

The MediaEval 2011 workshop brings together the participants of the MediaEval 2011 benchmarking initiative to report on their findings, discuss their approaches and learn from each other.

The MediaEval workshop will be held Thursday & Friday, 1 & 2 Septmeber 2011 at Santa Croce in Fossabanda in Pisa Italy, a medieval convent that has been converted into a hotel. The workshop fee is 150 Euros. (Participants registering before 19 August will receive a 25 Euro discount.)

The workshop includes presentations from MediaEval participants and invited talks. It also includes a "Practioners" session in which projects, research sites and industry groups that are involved with MediaEval-related tasks or technology present and overview of their work and their ideas and make suggestions for tasks to offer in MediaEval 2012.


Thursday 1 September 2011

8:30-9:00 Registration

9:00 Opening of Day 1
9:00 - 9:15 Welcome (Martha Larson, TU Delft)

9:15 - 10:30 Affect Task session (Chairs: Guillaume Gravier, Irisa/CNRS & Mohammad Soleymani, University of Geneva)
9:15 - 9:35 Affect Task overview (Presenters: Claire-Helene Demarty, Technicolor & Mohammad Soleymani, University of Geneva)
9:35 - 9:50 DAI Labs, TU Berlin: MediaEval 2011 Affect Task: Violent Scene Detection combining Audio and Visual Features with SVM (Presenter: Esra Acar)
9:50 - 10:05 University of Geneva: Automatic Violence Scenes Detection: A Multi-Modal Approach (Presenter: Gabin Gninkoun)
10:05 - 10:20 Technicolor and INRIA/IRISA at MediaEval 2011: Learning temporal modality integration with Bayesian Networks, (Presenter: Cedric Penet)
10:20 - 10:30 Summary of other participants' contributions (Guillaume Gravier, Irisa/CNRS)

10:30 - 11:10 Coffee

11:10 - 12:30 Placing Task session (Chair: Pascal Kelm, TU Berlin)
11:10 - 11:30 Placing Task overview (Presenter: Adam Rae, Yahoo! Research)
11:30 - 11:45 TU Chemnitz: Placing Media Items using the Xtrieval Framework (Presenter: Stephan Heinich)
11:45 - 12:00 International Computer Science Institute, Berkeley: The 2011 ICSI Video Location Estimation System (Presenter: Gerald Friedland)
12:00 - 12:15 Ghent University at the Placing Task 2011 (Presenter: Olivier van Laere)
12:15 - 12:30 TU Delft: WISTUD at MediaEval 2011: Placing Task (Presenter: Claudia Hauff)

12:30 - 14:00 Lunch

14:00 - 15:30 Spoken Web Search session (Chair: Nitendra Rajput)
14:00 - 14:15 Spoken Web Search overview (Presenter: Florian Metze)
14:15 - 14:30 Brno University of Tech. & Universidad Autonoma de Madrid: Approaches for Spoken Web Search (Presenter: Michal Fapso)
14:30 - 14:45 IIIT-Hyderabad: Articulatory Phonetic Units and Sliding DTW (Presenter: Gautam Mantena)
14:45 - 15:00 Irisa/Inria: MediaEval 2011 Spoken Web Search System (Presenter: Armando Muscariello)
15:00 - 15:15 North-West University, CSIR & Microsoft Research Lab India: Phone recognition for Spoken Web Search (Presenter: Etienne Barnard)
15:15 - 15:30 Telefonica System for the Spoken Web Search Task at Mediaeval 2011 (Presenter: Xavier Anguera)

15:30 - 16:00 Coffee

16:00 - 17:30 Genre Tagging Task session (Chair: Christoph Kofler, Delft University of Technology)
16:00 - 16:20 Genre Tagging Overview (Isabelle Ferrane, IRIT University of Toulouse)
16:20 - 16:35 "RAF" (Romania + Austria + France) University Politehnica of Bucharest, Johannes Kepler University, Polytech Annecy-Chambery: Audio-Visual Content Description for Video Genre Classification in the Context of Social Media (Presenter: Bogdan Ionescu)
16:35 - 16:50 University of Alabama at Birmingham: UAB at MediaEval 2011: Genre Tagging Task (Presenter: Richa Tiwari)
16:50 - 17:05 Karlsruhe Institute of Technology: KIT at MediaEval 2011 - Content-based genre classification on web-videos (Presenter: Tomas Semela)
17:05 - 17:20 University of Avignon: LIA @ MediaEval 2011 : Compact Representation of Heterogeneous Descriptors for Video Genre Classification (Presenter: Georges Linares)
17:20 - 17:35 TU Delft: TUD-MM at MediaEval 2011 Genre Tagging Task: Video Search Reranking for Genre Tagging (Presenter: Peng Xu)
17:35 - 17:50 Brno University of Technology at MediaEval 2011 Genre Tagging Task
17:50 - 18:05 TUB: Prediction using Bag-of-(visual)-Words Approaches (Presenter: Sebastian Schmiedeke)
18:05 - 18:20 UNED at MediaEval 2011: Can Delicious help us to improve automatic video tagging? (Presenter: Juan Cigarran)

18:30 - 20:00 Practitioners poster session (Chair: Stevan Rundinac, Delft University of Technology)

20:00 Workshop dinner (Here at Fossabanda)

Friday 2 September 2011

8:45 Opening of Day 2
8:45 - 9:00 Multimedia Benchmarking (Presenter: Gareth Jones, DCU)

9:00 - 10:15 Rich Speech Retrieval (RSR) session (Chairs: Roeland Ordelman, UTwente and Gareth Jones, DCU)
9:00 - 9:15 Rich Speech Retrieval Overview (Presenter: Roeland Ordelman, UTwente and Netherlands Institute for S&V)
9:15 - 9:30 TU Chemnitz: A Two-step Approach to Video Retrieval based on ASR transcriptions, (Stephan Heinich)
9:30 - 9:45 Dublin City University: DCU at MediaEval 2011: Rich Speech Retrieval (RSR) (Presenter: Maria Eskevich)
9:45- 10:00 Novay & TU Delft: Rich Speech Retrieval Using Query Word Filter (Presenter: Christian Wartena)
10:00 - 10:15 UTwente does Rich Speech Retrieval at MediaEval 2011 (Presenter: Roeland Ordelman, UTwente)

10:15 - 10:40 Group photo and coffee

10:40 - 13:00 Social Event Detection (SED) session (Chairs: Vasilis Mezaris, CERTH and Raphel Troncy, EURECOM)
10:40 - 11:00: SED Overview: Social Event Detection at MediaEval 2011: Challenges, Dataset and Evaluation (Presenter: Raphael Troncy, EURECOM)
11:00 - 11:15: NTNU@MediaEval 2011 Social Event Detection Task (Presenter: Massimiliano Ruocco)
11:15 - 11:30: Queen Mary, University of London: MediaEval Benchmark: Social Event Detection in Collaborative Photo Collections (Presenter: Markus Brenner)
11:30 - 11:45: VTT: Leveraging Linked Data in Social Event Detection (Presenter: Timo Hintsa)
11:45 - 12:00: EURECOM@MediaEval 2011 Social Event Detection Task: (Presenter: Raphaël Troncy)
12:00 - 12:15: CERTH@MediaEval 2011 Social Event Detection Task (Presenter: Symeon Papadopoulos)
12:15 - 12:30: Australian National University: Social Event Detection with Clustering and Filtering (Presenter: Yanxiang Wang)
12:30 - 12:45: University of Avignon: MediaEval Benchmark: Social Event Detection using LDA and External Resources
12:45 - 13:00: SED Wrap up (Presenter: Vasilis Mezaris, CERTH)

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch

14:00 - 17:00 Meeting for MediaEval organizers (You are encouraged to stay for this meeting if you are interested in participating in MediaEval 2012 next year and in particular, if you are interested in proposing/organizing a task.)


The workshop registration covers the workshop only. Participants are asked to make their own hotel reservations by directly contacting the hotel of their choice.

We are great fans of Santa Croce in Fossabanda, but we would like to remind you that it is a medieval convent and has some characteristics that some people consider to be drawbacks (e.g., Internet access sometimes unstable, drafty, convent bell in the morning, not all rooms have an en suite bathroom, no on-site restaurant).

You may prefer to stay in a different hotel. For example, [Hotel Repubblica Marinara] (http://www.hotelrepubblicamarinara.it/en/) is relatively close by. Accommodations information is also available on the website of the large information science and technology research institute in Pisa, ISTI-CNR http://www.isti.cnr.it/about/reach_us.php Otherwise check out Internet sites such as booking.com for additional choices.

Getting to the workshop

Santa Croce in Fossabanda (Piazza Santa Croce 5, 56125 Pisa, Italy), the venue of the MediaEval 2011 workshop, is relatively easy to reach. It is a 20-minute walk from the main train station in Pisa. You can also get a taxi from the train station to the hotel.

Map showing location of Santa Croce in Fossabanda

The Pisa Airport is located relatively close to the city and a taxi from the airport to the city center should cost you 6-8 Euros, cf. http://wikitravel.org/en/Pisa

Alternatively you can fly to Firenze (i.e., Florence) and take a taxi or bus to the main train station in Firenze and take the train to Pisa from there. The train takes about an hour.

The Interspeech 2011 travel page offers additional information about travel to Firenze.

Additional information

If you have questions please contact Martha Larson m.a.larson@tudelft.nl

Interspeech 2011

The MediaEval 2011 workshop is an official satellite event of Interspeech 2011, which takes place 28-31 August 2011 in Firenze, Italy. It is not necessary to attend Interspeech 2011 in order to attend MediaEval. If you are, however, at Interspeech and wish to travel with other MediaEval participants with the group to Pisa on the last day, please contact Martha Larson m.a.larson@tudelft.nl.