This was MARCONI at ACM Multimedia 2018


ACM Multimedia is the most important conference for researchers and practitioners in the multimedia field. This year, the 26th edition of the conference took place in Seoul, Korea, from the 22nd of October till the 26th.


MARCONI contributed to this year’s programme with a tutorial titled “Interactive Video Search: Where is the User in the Age of Deep Learning?”, co-authored by Werner Bailer from Joanneum Research. Interactive video search is relevant when users need to organise and select items from large sets of video content, for example when an editorial team has to make a selection from user-contributed media. During the tutorial, it was discussed whether the recent advances in deep learning allow for entirely automatic content search, or whether user interaction still has a place. Based on the data gathered from evaluation campaigns such as TRECVID and the Video Browser Showdown, the tutorial highlighted the importance of keeping the user in the loop, in particular at times when information needs are fuzzy.

Have a look at the slides from the tutorial here!