VBS 2018

Video Browser Showdown 2018

Submission deadline: 15. October 2017

Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Dates: 05. February 2018 -07. February 2018

More information: http://www.videobrowsershowdown.org/

The Video Browser Showdown (VBS) is an annual live video search competition, where international researchers evaluate and demonstrate the efficiency of their exploratory video retrieval tools on a shared data set in front of the audience. It is organized as a special session at the International Conference on MultiMedia Modeling (MMM) since 2012. In this special session the participating teams start with a quick presentation of their video search systems and then perform several video retrieval tasks with a moderately large video collection (about 600 hours of video content, also known as the IACC.3 data set used by TRECVID).

The aim of the Video Browser Showdown is to evaluate video browsing tools for their efficiency at ‘Known Item Search’ (KIS) and ‘Ad-hoc Video Search’ (AVS) tasks with a well-defined data set in direct comparison to other tools. For each KIS task the searchers need to interactively find a single video clip (20 secs long) in the video collection within a specific time limit. For AVS tasks teams are required to find matching shots according to a text query (e.g., “Find all shots showing trees”). While the video data is distributed before the event, the tasks are presented on-site via a projector (either as a video clip itself, or as a textual description). The videos below show some impressions from previous events.


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