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 […]

Call for Forschungskooperationen/Research Cooperations

ZIM – das Zentrales Innovationsprogramm Mittelstand – geht in eine neue Runde. Wie auf der ZIM Website bekannt gegeben wurde, wird das Programm fortgeführt und auch finanziell aufgestockt. Das ZIM Programm hat das Ziel die Innovationskraft und Wettbewerbsfähigkeit von Unternehmen zu fördern und zu deren Wachstum sowie der Schaffung und Sicherung von Arbeitsplätzen beizutragen. Im […]

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 […]

An IR view on Lifelogging

Author: Till Plumbaum

Lifelogging has recently found its way into public consciousness. More and more devices, sensors and applications become available for the end-user. In this blog post I want to discuss what implications, challenges and opportunities arise for research in the area of information retrieval (IR). Lifelogging is the process of automatically capturing and […]

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 […]

IRML Research @ 10th Recommender Stammtisch

Later tonight, our very own Andreas Lommatzsch will present his work on online news recommendation at the 10th Recommender Stammtisch. Andreas implemented the best performing baseline algorithms of this year’s real-time news recommendation challenge which was held in conjunction with ACM RecSys in Hong Kong. We are looking forward to an interesting presentation and fruitful […]

CrowdRec project successfully kicked off

Earlier this week, CC IRML hosted the kick-off meeting of the European project CrowdRec. CrowdRec (Crowd-powered recommendation for continuous digital media access and exchange in social networks) is a 36 month Collaborative Project, partially funded by the European Commission via FP7. We are proud to be part of the consortium of eight partners from academia […]