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QUAERO/ImageCLEF Workshop on Multimedia Information Retrieval Evaluation

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The QUAERO/ImageCLEF Workshop on Multimedia Information Retrieval Evaluation workshop will be held in Aarhus, Denmark on September 16, and invites contributions from the following fields

  • Evaluation of Pattern Recognition Methods
  • Image retrieval
  • Multimedia information retrieval

The workshop is open everyone interested in one of the fields and registration is free

The workshop is co-located with the CLEF Workshop 2008.

Date: September 16, 2008
Location: Aarhus, Denmark, meeting room Ada-333 . The address is Dept. of Computer Science, IT City of Katrinebjerg, Aabogade 34, 8200 Aarhus N. More information available on the website of the Dept. of Computer Science, Aarhus University. NOTE: this Workshop is not in the same building as the main CLEF workshop.

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Organisers: Thomas Deselaers, Henning Müller


This Quaero/ImageCLEF workshop follows the tradition of preceeding MUSCLE / ImageCLEF Workshops in the years 2005, 2006, and 2007. The aim of this workshop is similar to the aim of its predecessors in giving better perspective to participants of ImageCLEF and allow for discussion of topics related to image and multimedia retrieval.

Call for Papers

See the Call for Papers here


Full Programme with abstracts in PDF format

Below you find the full programme of the workshop with the slides for all talks and full papers where available.

If you are one of the speakers and would like to put an updated version of the slides on this page, please contact us we will gladly update your files.

Time Speaker Title
9:30h Thomas Deselaers, Henning Müller Welcome
Session 1: Projects
9:35h Edouard Geoffrois Invited Keynote: Evaluation in Quaero (slides)
10:30h Coffee Break
11:00h Peter Dunker, Juan José Bosch Vicente, Judith Liebetrau Towards Evaluating the Core Technology Cluster of the German Research Program THESEUS (slides)
Session 2: Techniques
11:30h Balint Daroczy SZTAKI @ ImageCLEF 2008 (slides)
12:00h Sabrina Tollari, Marcin Detyniecki, Ali Fakeri-Tabrizi, Massih-Reza Amini, Patrick Gallinari UPMC/LIP6 at ImageCLEFphoto 2008: on the exploitation of visual concepts (VCDT) (slides)
12:30h Lunch
Session 3: Evaluation Campaigns
14:00h Julio Gonzalo iCLEF: Interactive Image Retrieval from the Web (slides)
14:30h Jussi Karlgren The CHORUS Coordination Action (slides)
15:00h Stefanie Nowak, Peter Dunker A generic Framework for the Evaluation of content-based Image and Video Analysis Tasks in the Core Technology Cluster of THESEUS(slides)
15:30h Coffee Break
Session 4: ImageCLEF 2008 and beyond
16:00h Henning Müler Towards a medical retrieval benchmark with clinical relevance (slides)
17:00h Jana Kludas, Theodora Tsikrika Characteristics of query topics for the wikipediaMM task at ImageCLEF 2008 (slides)
17:30h Jayashree Kalpathy-Cramer, Steven Bedrick, William Hersh Improving Multimodal Image Retrieval Using Relevance Feedback and Query Expansion (slides)
19:00 Dinner with all participants

Invited Speaker

Edouard Geoffrois, DGA will give a keynote presentation about the evaluation plans in the Franco-German Research Project Quaero.


Registration for this workshop is free.

Please register by email with Thomas Deselaers and Henning Müller.


The workshop is sponsored by the QUAERO Programm.


We would like to thank Brian Mayoh, Department of Computer Science, University of Aarhus for helping us finding a room.