[visionlist] 2nd Call-for-Participation: ImageCLEF 2019 Tasks

Bogdan Ionescu bogdanlapi at gmail.com
Tue Mar 12 05:32:56 -04 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 Aegean).

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 composition.

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

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 collaborations.

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

(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
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