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ImageCLEF 2013

Overview of ImageCLEF 2013

ImageCLEF 2013 is part of CLEF 2013 and will organize three main tasks, plus one task that is associated with the AMIA 2013 meeting:

These tasks will benchmark the annotation and retrieval of diverse images such as general photographic, as well as domain-specific tasks such as plant identification and robot vision. The aim is to support and promote research that addresses key challenges in the field including:

  • visual image annotation with concepts at various levels of abstraction that relies not only on manual, and thus reliable, training data, but also on automatically acquired, and thus noisy, labelled samples,
  • scientific multimedia data management through the particular case of botanical data identification, and
  • the shift in the area of robot vision from visual place recognition to multimodal place recognition.

ImageCLEF 2013 Program, September 25-26 2013

September 25

11:30 → 13:30 - Task overview session

  • 11:30-12:15 Photo Annotation & Retrieval
    • Photo Annotation - Mauricio Villegas, Universitat Politècnica de València
      [paper] [slides]
    • Photo Retrieval - David Zellhöfer, Brandenburg University of Technology
      [paper] [slides]
  • 12:15-12:40 Plant Identification - Pierre Bonnet, Cirad
    [paper] [slides]
  • 12:40-13:05 Robot Vision - Jesus Martinez, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha
    [paper] [slides]
  • 13:05-13:30 Feedback on the tasks by the participants

14:30 → 16:00 - Participants session 1

  • 14:30-14:48 Robot Vision 1/2 - Shuqiang Jiang, MIAR ICT participation at Robot Vision 2013
  • 14:48-15:06 Photo Annotation 1/4 - Hichem Sahbi, CNRS - TELECOM ParisTech at ImageCLEF 2013 Scalable Concept Image Annotation Task: Winning Annotations with Context Dependent SVMs
    [paper] [slides]
  • 15:06-15:24 Photo Retrieval 1/1 - Masaru Mizuochi, MIL at ImageCLEF2013: Personal Photo Retrieval
    [paper] [slides]
  • 15:24-15:42 Plant Identification 1/3 - Hideki Nakayama, NLab UTokyo at ImageCLEF2013 Plant Identification Challenge: Augmenting descriptors for fine-grained classification
    [paper] [slides]
  • 15:42-16:00 Plant Identification 2/3 - Berrin Yanikoglu, Sabanci-Okan System at ImageClef 2013 Plant Identification Competition
    [paper] [slides]

16:00 → 17:00 - Break & Demos

17:00 → 18:30 - Participants session 2

  • 17:00-17:18 Plant Identification 3/3 - Hervé Goëau, Inria PlantNet Participation at ImageCLEF 2013 Plant Identification Task
    [paper] [slides]
  • 17:18-17:36 Robot Vision 2/2 - REGIMRobvid: Boudour Ammar: REGIMRobvid, Objects and scene detection for Robot Vision 2013
    [paper] [slides]
  • 17:36-17:54 Photo Annotation 2/4 - Costantino Grana, UNIMORE at ImageCLEF 2013: Scalable Concept Image Annotation
    [paper] [slides]
  • 17:54-18:12 Photo Annotation 3/4 - Masatoshi Hidaka, MIL at ImageCLEF 2013: Scalable System for Image Annotation
    [paper] [slides]
  • 18:12-18:30 Photo Annotation 4/4 - Adrian Popescu, CEA LIST@imageCLEF 2013: Scalable Concept Image Annotation
    [paper] [slides]

Thursday 26

Open discussions and perspectives session - 11:30 → 13:00


  • 1.Mario Taschwer: Text-Based Medical Case Retrieval Using MeSH Ontology
  • 2.Alba García Seco de Herrera, Dimitrios Markonis, Roger Schaer, Ivan Eggel and Henning Müller: The medGIFT Group in ImageCLEFmed 2013
  • 3.Berrin Yanikoglu: Sabanci-Okan System for Plant İdentification in İmageCLEF 2013
  • 4.Masatoshi Hidaka: MIL at ImageCLEF2013: Scalable System for Image Annotation
  • 5.Masaru Mizuochi: MIL at ImageCLEF2013: Personal Photo Retrieval
  • 6.Hideki Nakayama: NLab UTokyo at ImageCLEF2013 Plant Identification Challenge:
    Augmenting descriptors for fine-grained classification
  • 7.Raquel Martínez Unanue: Feature Based Photo Annotation using Local Binary Patterns
    and Training Text Expansion
  • 8.André Murão, Flávio Martins: NovaSearch on medical ImageCLEF 2013
  • 9.Vera Bakic, INRIA/PLANTNET Participation at ImageCLEF 2013 Plant Identification
  • 10.David Zellhöfer: Pythia Search at the Personal Photo Retrieval Task
  • 11.Ana García Serrano: A multimedia IR-based system for the Photo Annotation Task at
  • 12.Laure Toune: Late Information Fusion for Multi-modality Plant Species Identification


  • Plant task: Inria PlantNet demo


Registration for ImageCLEF 2013 is open. You need to register here and also sign an end user agreement here.

Registration system

  • For people already registered in the past, you can transfer your registration details to CLEF 2013 here.
  • If you have not registered in the past or you do not want to transfer your details, you can register for 2013 here.

The end-user agreement can be found here.


Each of the tasks sets its own schedule. A (tentative) global schedule can be found below:

  • 12.12.2012: registration opens for all ImageCLEF tasks
  • 31.1.2013: data release (depending on the task)
  • 15.2.2013: topic release (depending on the task)
  • 1.4.2013: submission of runs (depending on the task)
  • 1.5.2013: release of results (depending on the task)
  • 15.6.2013: submission of working notes papers
  • 23.-26.9.2013:CLEF 2013, Valencia, Spain