NewsReel at the Algorithms & Data Challenges Meetup

Author: Till Plumbaum

We presented our CLEF Newsreel Challenge at the Algorithms with Friends II Meetup in Berlin with around 100 participants. Andreas talked about the challenges and findings of the third year of NewsReel, which focused on offline vs online evaluation and stream recommendations. We got very positive feedback from the crowd and are […]

Algorithms & Data Challenges Meetup

Author: Till Plumbaum

In March I presented the Deutsche Bahn Digital Header Challenge at the Algorithms & Data Challenges meetup.

On July 11th, the next Algorithms & Data Challenges meetup is hosted by Zalando and we are returning to present results. I will present results from the DB Challenge and Andreas Lommatzsch will present […]

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.

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 […]

VisHMC’14 held in Chengdu, China

Last week, we co-organized the International Workshop on Visualization of Heterogeneous Multimedia Content (VisHMC’14), which was held together with the IEEE International Conference on Multimedia & Expo 2014 (ICME’14) in Chengdu, China. With around 1000 submissions and 500 participants each year, the IEEE International Conference on Multimedia & Expo (ICME) has been the flagship multimedia […]

Workshop Reviews in Spring Issue of BCS Informer

As mentioned earlier (see CfPs here and here), we were involved in running MindTheGap’14 and GamifIR’14, two workshops that cover central research challenges that we work on at IRML.

The MindTheGap 2014 workshop, held 4 March in conjunction with the iConference in Berlin, aimed to bring together researchers from different domains (including Information Systems, […]