Multimedia Grand Challenge Solutions


The Multimedia Grand Challenge presents a set of problems and issues from industry leaders, geared to engage the Multimedia research community in solving relevant, interesting and challenging questions about the industry’s 3-5 year vision for multimedia.
The Multimedia Grand Challenge was first presented as part of ACM Multimedia 2009 and has established itself as a prestigious competition in the multimedia community. This year’s conference will continue the tradition with by repeating previous challenges, and by introducing brand new challenges.


Program: 10:30 to 12:30, October 24th

Huawei/3DLife – 3D human reconstruction and action recognition Grand Challenge

1. “Action Recognition using Invariant Features under Unexampled Viewing Condition.“  Litian Sun and Kiyoharu Aizawa.
2. “Activity-Aware Adaptive Compression: A Morphing-Based Frame Synthesis Application in 3DTI.” Shannon Chen, Pengye Xia and Klara Nahrstedt.
3. “Human Action Recognition by Fast Dense Trajectories.” Zongbo Hao, Qianni Zhang, Ebroul Ezquierdo and Nan Sang.

Yahoo! – Large-scale Flickr-tag Image Classification Grand Challenge

4. “Flickr-tag Prediction using Multi-modal Fusion and Meta Information.” Yu-Chuan Su, Tzu-Hsuan Chiu, Guan-Long Wu, Chun-Yen Yeh, Felix Wu and Winston Hsu.
5. “Scalable Training with Approximate Incremental Laplacian Eigenmaps and PCA.” Eleni Mantziou, Symeon Papadopoulos and Yiannis Kompatsiaris.

Microsoft: MSR – Bing Image Retrieval Grand Challenge

6. “Image Search by Graph-based Label Propagation with Image Representation from DNN.” Yingwei Pan, Ting Yao, Kuiyuan Yang, Houqiang Li, Chong-Wah Ngo, Jingdong Wang and Tao Mei.
7. “Search-Based Relevance Association with Auxiliary Contextual Cues.” Chun-Che Wu, Kuan-Yu Chu, Yin-Hsi Kuo, Yan-Ying Chen, Wen-Yu Lee and Winston Hsu.

Technicolor – Rich Multimedia Retrieval from Input Videos Grand Challenge

8. “Metadata Enrichment For News Video Retrieval — A Graph-based Propagation Approach.” Kong-Wah Wan, Wei-Yun Yau and Sujoy Roy.
9. “Structured Exploration of Who, What, When, and Where in Heterogenous Multimedia News Sources.” Brendan Jou, Hongzhi Li, Joseph G. Ellis, Daniel Morozoff-Abegauz and Shih-Fu Chang.

NHK – Where is beauty? Grand Challenge

10. “Beauty is Here: Evaluating Aesthetics in Videos Using Multimodal Features and Free Training Data.” Yanran Wang, Qi Dai, Rui Feng and Yu-Gang Jiang.
11. “Estimating Beauty Ratings of Videos using Supervoxels.” Gokhan Yildirim, Appu Shaji and Sabine Süsstrunk.
12. “Towards a Comprehensive Computational Model for Aesthetic Assessment of Videos.” Subhabrata Bhattacharya.

MediaMixer/VideoLectures.NET – Temporal Segmentation and Annotation Grand Challenge

13. “Multi-factor Segmentation for Topic Visualization and Recommendation: the MUST-VIS System.” Chidansh Bhatt, Andrei Popescu-Belis, Maryam Habibi, Sandy Ingram, Stefano Masneri, Fergus McInnes, Nikolaos Pappas and Oliver Schreer.
14. “Lecture Video Segmentation by Automatically Analyzing the Synchronized Slides.” Xiaoyin Che, Haojin Yang and Christoph Meinel.


For any questions regarding the Grand Challenges please email the Multimedia Grand Challenge Solutions Chairs:

Neil O’Hare (Yahoo Labs, Spain) nohare -at-
Yiannis Kompatsiaris (CERTH, Greece) ikom -at-

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