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ImageCLEF 2023

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Motivation

ImageCLEF 2023 is an evaluation campaign that is being organized as part of the CLEF initiative 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). Selected contributions among the participants, will be invited for publication in the following year in the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) together with the annual lab overviews.

For the 2023 edition, ImageCLEF organizes 4 main tasks with a global objective of promoting the evaluation of technologies for annotation, indexing and retrieval of visual data with the aim of providing information access to large collections of images in various usage scenarios and application domains: medical, nature, Internet and social media.

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

Stay tuned with us for the latest information and updates by joining us on the ImageCLEF social media accounts: Twitter #imageclef, and Facebook @ImageClef.

ImageCLEF schedule

Each of the tasks sets its own schedule, so please check the corresponding task webpage for specific dates. A (tentative) global schedule can be found below:

The CLEF Conference

ImageCLEF lab and all its tasks are part of the Conference and Labs of the Evaluation Forum: CLEF 2023. CLEF 2023 consists of an independent peer-reviewed workshops on a broad range of challenges in the fields of multilingual and multimodal information access evaluation, and a set of benchmarking activities carried in various labs designed to test different aspects of mono and cross-language information retrieval systems. More details about the conference can be found here. Also there is more information about the CLEF Initiative.

Programme of ImageCLEF at the CLEF 2023 Conference

More information will follow soon.

Participant registration

Will be released soon

The Tasks

ImageCLEF 2023 proposes 4 main tasks:

  • ImageCLEFaware: The images available on social networks can be exploited in ways users are unaware of when initially shared, including situations that have serious consequences for the users’ real lives. The task addresses the development of algorithms which raise the users’ awareness about real-life impact of online image sharing.
  • ImageCLEFfusion: Despite the current advances in knowledge discovery, single learners do not produce satisfactory performances when dealing with complex data, such as class imbalance, high-dimensionality, concept drift, noisy data, multimodal data, etc. This task aims to fill this gap by exploiting novel and innovative late fusion techniques for producing a powerful learner based on the expertise of the pool of classifiers it integrates.
  • ImageCLEFmedical: 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.
  • ImageCLEFrecommending: This task focuses on content-recommendation for cultural heritage content in 15 broad themes that have been curated by experts in the Europeana Platform (https://www.europeana.eu/en/themes). Despite current advances in content-based recommendation systems, there is limited understanding how well these perform and how relevant they are for the final end users. This task aims to fill this gap by developing ground truth data of recommendations in the above themes and by allowing benchmarking different recommendation systems and methods.

Overview Paper

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The Organising Committee

Overall coordination

  • Bogdan Ionescu <bogdan.ionescu(at)upb.ro>, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
  • Henning Müller <henning.mueller(at)hevs.ch>, University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland, Sierre, Switzerland
  • Ana-Maria Drăgulinescu <ana.dragulinescu(at)upb.ro>, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania

Technical support

  • Ivan Eggel <ivan.eggel(at)hevs.ch>, University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland, Sierre, Switzerland
  • Mihai Dogariu <dogariu_mihai8(at)yahoo.com>, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania