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VideoSense Grand Challenge 2015 PDF Print E-mail
Written by University of Reading   
Wednesday, 01 April 2015 08:44

VideoSense Grand Challenge 2015

Task Description   
Recent popularity of mini-drones and their rapidly increasing adoption in various areas, including photography, news reporting, cinema, mail delivery, cartography, agriculture, and military, raises concerns for privacy protection and personal safety. Input to the task is drone video, and output is version of the video which protects privacy while retaining key information about the event or situation recorded.

Task description:
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Target Group
Those working in image/video processing and video-analytics for privacy protection applications.

Task schedule
15 May: Development data release
15 June: Test data release
20 July: Run submission
28 August: Working notes paper deadline
14-15 September MediaEval 2015 Workshop

Task Organisers
Atta Badii (UoR), Touradj Ebrahimi (EPFL), Christian Fedorczak (Thales Communications & Security), Pavel Korshunov (EPFL), Tomas Piatrik (QMUL), Volker Eiselein (TUB), Ahmed Al-Obaidi (UoR).

Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 April 2015 09:09
VideoSense 2014 Winter School on Multimodal and Privacy-Respecting Video Analytics PDF Print E-mail
Written by University of Reading   
Monday, 27 October 2014 15:00

VideoSense 2014 Winter School
on Multimodal and Privacy-Respecting Video Analytics

25-26 November 2014
Pont-Saint-Martin, Valle d’Aosta, Italy (

The increasing need for both automated and privacy-respecting CCTV systems adds many challenges to the tasks of video analytics.  The VideoSense Winter School 2014 aims to bring together young researchers working in the field of multimodal and privacy-respecting video analytics, offering:

- lectures delivered by experts from academy and industry providing a clear and in-depth summary of state-of-the-art research in the field,

- enjoyable and stimulating environment in which participants will benefit not only from the formal and practical sessions but also from informal and social interactions with established researchers and the other participants to the Winter School.

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

13:30 – 14:15   VideoSense Winter School poster session

14:15 – 14:30  Opening address

-Dr. Tomas Piatrik, Queen Mary University of London (UK)

14:30 – 15:15   Smart grids, smart borders and other tales from the surveillance woods

-Dariusz Kloza, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (BE)

15:15 – 16:00   The impact of new imaging modalities on video surveillance and invasion of privacy

-Dr. Pavel Korshunov, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (CH)

16:00 – 16:15   Cofee Break

16:15 – 17:00   The value of privacy in security research form the industry perspective

-Carmela Occhipinti, Engineering Ingegneria Informatica (IT)
-Joana Critina Cotoi, Engineering Ingegneria Informatica (IT)   

17:00 – 18:00   Tour of the Engineering Data Centre

Carmela Occhipinti, Engineering Ingegneria Informatica (IT)

20:00 – 22:00   Dinner


Wednesday, 26 November 2014

09:00  09:45   Protests, surveillance and the right to the city

-Dr. Lucas Melgaço, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (BE)

09:45  10:30  Face recognition: from forensics and biometrics to social semantics

-Prof. Dr. Ebroul Izquierdo, Queen Mary University of London (UK)

10:30  10:45   Coffee break

10:45  11:45   Ethical training for video analytics in security – Pt 1 (interactive workshop)

-Dr. Jens Hälterlein, Technische Universität Berlin (DE)

11:45  12:45   Ethical training for video analytics in security – Pt 2

-Dr. Jens Hälterlein, Technische Universität Berlin (DE)

13:00  14:00 Light sandwich lunch




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