ACM Conference on Recommender Systems 2015

Author: Benjamin Kille

In 2015, ACM RecSys took place from 16-20 September in Vienna, Austria. The conference featured two keynotes, five academic sessions, two industry sessions, four tutorials, and ten workshops. More than 450 attendees created a viable atmosphere actively exchanging ideas and engaging in discussions.

Frank Hopfgartner (University of Glasgow), Tobias Heintz (plista GmbH), […]

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 […]

Recurrences

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.

An off-road vehicle for time series classification

In areas with excellent road infrastructure, we can travel with high speed to our destination using, for example, a racing car. However, in rough and difficult terrains, a racing car will fail to serve its purpose. If the terrain is not too rough, we could instead resort to an off-road vehicle, which should be a […]

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 […]