NewsREEL @ CLEF 2015 in Toulouse

Author: Andreas Lommatzsch

The 2015 conference of the CLEF association was held in Toulouse (France). CLEF is an evaluation campaign stimulating the research on challenging questions in the Information Retrieval and related domains. CLEF focuses on evaluation methodologies and datasets. There are currently seven different labs each offering challenges and datasets.

CC IRML in cooperation […]


The sixth international recurrence plot symposium was held in Grenoble, France, in June 2015. On that occasion our research team presented an approximation of diagonal line based measures in recurrence quantification analysis. Recurrence plot based methods (e.g. recurrence quantification analysis) are modern methods of nonlinear data analysis.

CBMI in Praha

Author: Esra Acar

Last week, we presented our paper on video affective content analysis titled as Fusion of Learned Multi-Modal Representations and Dense Trajectories for Emotional Analysis in Videos at the 13th International Workshop on Content-Based Multimedia Indexing (CBMI), Prague, Czech Republic. The aim of the workshop is to gather researchers from different communities involved […]

Supporting Complex Search Tasks @ ECIR 2015, Vienna Austria

Author: Erwin Gunadi

We presented our paper titled “Applied Distributed Information Retrieval in Enterprise Search” at the SCST Workshop in Vienna, Austria. The workshop was held as part of ECIR 2015 and dedicated to bring together a diverse group of researchers to discuss and exchange ideas about supporting complex search task. In this workshop, there […]

MediaEval’14 in Barcelona & MediaEval’15 Call for Task Proposals

Author: Esra Acar

Last October, I took part to the MediaEval Workshop held for the second consecutive year in Barcelona.

MediaEval provides a framework where participants can test and evaluate their research solutions to various challenges proposed within the workshop. This year, the tasks were the following:

Synchronization of Multi-user Event Media C@merata: Question Answering […]

CLEF NewsREEL 2014, 18 September 2014, Sheffield, UK

Author: Benjamin Kille

On Thursday, 18 September 2014, the first session of NewsREEL in the scope of the CLEF initiative took place in Sheffield, UK. Participants had the chance to present their findings. Likewise, they found a forum to discuss issues and suggest possible improvements. I enjoyed receiving plenty of feedback.

In NewsREEL, we defined […]

Information Interaction in Context (IIiX), 26-30 August 2014, Regensburg

Author: Benjamin Kille

In the end of August, I had the pleasure to attend the final edition of the Information Interaction in Context conference (IIiX). The conference took place in Regensburg, Germany.

The organisers dedicated the conference to building bridges between communities. The pool of attendees comprised researchers interested in user interface design, information retrieval […]

International Conference on MultiMedia Modeling (MMM), 2014

Author: Esra Acar

I recently attended the International Conference on MultiMedia Modeling (MMM) in Dublin, Ireland. The conference was held in Guinness Storehouse. It was a really nice venue for a conference!

MMM is an international conference for people both from academy and industry for sharing new ideas, original research results and practical development […]

MediaEval Workshop and ACM Multimedia Conference

Author: Esra Acar

Recently I attended the MediaEval workshop and ACM Multimedia conference in Barcelona, Spain.


MediaEval is a multimedia benchmarking initiative that offers datasets and tasks to the community that emphasize the human and social aspects of multimedia.

Tasks offered this year at the MediaEval were:

Search and Hyperlinking of Television Content Similar […]

News Recommender Systems (NRS) Challenge 2013

Author: Benjamin Kille

Together with plista GmbH, we organized a recommendation challenge in the context of the International News Recommender Systems Workshop. The workshop took place in conjunction with ACM RecSys 2013 in Hong Kong, China.


We challenged participants to recommend news articles to real users. Plista offers an interface to their recommender systems […]