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AISB miscellaneous Bulletin Item

Extended deadline ---CVIU special issue on Image and Video Retrieval Evaluation

The submission deadline for papers for the CVIU Special Issue on Image 
and Video Retrieval Evaluation has been extended to the 30th of April 2008.

The Call for Papers is also here:

Computer Vision and Image Understanding
Special Issue on Image and Video Retrieval Evaluation

Guest Editors:

     * Allan Hanbury, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
     * Henning Mller, University and Hospitals of Geneva, Switzerland
     * Paul Clough, The University of Sheffield, UK

Important Dates:

Manuscript submission: 30 April 2008 (extended deadline)
Acceptance Notification: 1 September 2008
Final Manuscript Due: 1 November 2008
Special Issue to Publisher: 15 January 2009
Expected Publication Date: Mid 2009


Visual information is ubiquitous and the amount produced with cheap 
digital cameras is rising strongly. To better manage this information, 
content-based image and video retrieval has been proposed for general 
retrieval as well as in specialised domains. While many techniques have 
been developed for image and video retrieval, one of the problems is 
that many published approaches are very difficult to compare to each 
other as varying databases, performance measures, and methodologies are 

In order to mitigate this problem, there has been increased focus on the 
evaluation of visual information retrieval systems in the last years. 
Similar to the text retrieval domain many years ago, several visual 
information retrieval benchmarks with a varying focus have been created 
and run. This evaluation is particularly important as many visual 
information retrieval techniques and systems are at the point where they 
are ready to leave the academic field and become integrated into 
commercial prototypes and products. This requires techniques not only to 
be interesting as theoretical approaches but also to be comparable with 
respect to performance obtained.

The role of this special issue is to fill the need for a comprehensive 
overview of the current visual information retrieval evaluation 
activities. This is envisioned to include evaluation campaigns as well 
as activities at a lower level, such as dataset creation, innovative 
approaches to ground truth collection and relevance judgements, 
discussion of evaluation metrics and the planning of "realistic" queries 
and user models.


The scope of this special issue is to cover all aspects of the 
evaluation of visual information retrieval.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

     * Evaluation campaigns
     * Evaluation techniques
     * Evaluation metrics
     * Datasets and dataset creation
     * Query topic creation
     * Ground truth collection
     * Relevance judgements
     * Evaluation of image and video features for retrieval
     * Challenges in image and video retrieval evaluation
     * User requirement modelling and user modelling
     * Evaluation of user interfaces to search engines

Submission Procedure:

Papers should be appropriate for journal publication. Submissions should 
follow the guidelines set out by the CVIU.

When submitting papers, the authors should select the specific article 
type indicated AND include a line in their cover letter as a failsafe 
[example: "This manuscript is submitted to the Special Issue on Image 
and Video Retrieval Evaluation"].

All papers should be submitted via the CVIU web-site with Article Type 
'Special Issue: Image and Video Retrieval'

Full author guides (Preparation of Manuscript, Copyright and 
Permissions, Author Inquiries, Submission of Manuscripts) and on-line 
submission links can be found at the above link.

All papers will be peer reviewed following the CVIU reviewing procedures.