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ImageCLEF 2020
Multimedia Retrieval in CLEF


ImageCLEF 2020 is an evaluation campaign that is being organized as part of
the CLEF (Conference and Labs of the Evaluation Forum) labs. The campaign
offers several research tasks that welcome participation from teams around
the world.

The results of the campaign appear in the working notes proceedings,
published by CEUR Workshop Proceedings (CEUR-WS.org) and are presented in
the CLEF conference. Selected contributions among the participants will be
invited for submission to a special section "Best of CLEF'20 Labs" in the
Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) of CLEF'21, together with
the annual lab overviews.

Target communities involve (but are not limited to):
- information retrieval (text, vision, audio, multimedia, social media,
sensor data, etc.)
- machine learning, deep learning
- data mining
- natural language processing
- image and video processing
- computer vision
with special attention to the challenges of multi-modality,
multi-linguality, and interactive search.

*** 2020 TASKS ***

*ImageCLEFlifelog* (4th edition)
An increasingly wide range of personal devices that allow capturing
pictures, videos, and audio clips for every moment of our lives, are
becoming available. In this context, the task addresses the problems of
lifelogging data retrieval and summarization.

Organizers: Duc-Tien Dang-Nguyen (University of Bergen), Luca Piras
(Pluribus One & University of Cagliari), Michael Riegler & Pål Halvorsen
(Simula Research Laboratory), Minh-Triet Tran (University of Science),
Cathal Gurrin (Dublin City University), Mathias Lux (Klagenfurt University).

*ImageCLEFcoral* (2nd edition)
The increasing use of structure-from-motion photogrammetry for modelling
large-scale environments from action cameras has driven the next generation
of visualization techniques. The task addresses the problem of
automatically segmenting and labeling a collection of images that can be
used in combination to create 3D models for the monitoring of coral reefs.

Organizers: Jon Chamberlain, Adrian Clark & Alba García Seco de Herrera
(University of Essex), Antonio Campello (Wellcome Trust).

*ImageCLEFmedical* (2nd edition)
Medical images can be used in a variety of scenarios and this task will
combine the most popular medical tasks of ImageCLEF and continue the last
year idea of combining various applications, namely: automatic image
captioning and scene understanding, medical visual question answering and
decision support on tuberculosis. This allows to explore synergies between
the tasks.

Organizers: Asma Ben Abacha & Dina Demner-Fushman (National Library of
Medicine), Sadid A. Hasan, Vivek Datla & Joey Liu (Philips Research
Cambridge), Obioma Pelka & Christoph M. Friedrich (University of Applied
Sciences and Arts Dortmund), Alba García Seco de Herrera (University of
Essex), Yashin Dicente Cid (University of Warwick), Serge Kozlovski, Vitali
Liauchuk & Vassili Kovalev (United Institute of Informatics Problems),
Henning Müller (HES-SO).

*ImageCLEFdrawnUI2020* (new)
Enabling people to create websites by drawing them on a piece of paper can
make the webpage building process more accessible. The task addresses the
problem of automatically recognizing hand drawn objects representing
website UIs, that will be further translated into automatic website code.

Organizers: Paul Brie & Fichou Dimitri (teleportHQ), Mihai Dogariu, Liviu
Daniel Stefan, Mihai Gabriel Constantin & Bogdan Ionescu (University
Politehnica of Bucharest).

(may vary depending on the task)
- Task registration opens: December 20, 2019
- CLEF long and short paper submission: April 27, 2020
- Run submission: May 11, 2020
- Working notes submission: May 25, 2020
- CLEF 2020 conference: September 22-25, Thessalonik, Greece

Bogdan Ionescu, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
Henning Müller, HES-SO, Sierre, Switzerland
Renaud Péteri, University of La Rochelle, France

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