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

Bogdan Ionescu bogdanlapi at gmail.com
Sat Jan 5 06:55:18 -05 2019

[Apologies for multiple postings]

ImageCLEF 2019
Multimedia Retrieval in CLEF

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 ***

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).

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

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

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

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

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).

(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

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

Research Center CAMPUS

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