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Dagstuhl Seminar 04021

Content-Based Retrieval

( Jan 04 – Jan 09, 2004 )

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Images, music, video, and 3D scenes play a crucial role in Visual Information Systems and Multimedia. There is an extraordinary number of applications of such systems in entertainment, business, art, engineering, and science. Such applications often involve huge collections of media, so that efficient and effective searching in databases of these media is an important operation.

This seminar is the follow-up of the Dagstuhl Seminars on Content-Based Image and Video Retrieval in December 1999 and January 2002. One of the notable trends was the extension of the retrieval process from images and video, to also 3D scenes and music, often integrated with text. Many of the same algorithmic elements can be seen in the retrieval of these different media. We have therefore decided to broaden the scope of the seminar, and call the seminar "Content-Based Retrieval".

The emphasis of this third seminar will lie on the algorithmic aspects of all kinds of content-based retrieval. Fundamental questions such as feature extraction, pattern similarity rating, indexing large collections, and the role of perception play an important role. We strongly believe that content based retrieval needs an integrated approach from fields such as image processing, shape processing, perception, data base indexing, visualization, querying, etc. The purpose of this seminar is to bring together people from the various fields in order to promote information exchange and interaction among researchers who are interested in various aspects of accessing the content of images, music, video, and 3D data.

  • Marco Bertini (University of Firenze, IT)
  • Nozha Boujemaa (INRIA Rocquencourt, FR) [dblp]
  • Gerd Brunner (Universität Freiburg, DE)
  • Stefan Carlsson (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, SE)
  • Michael Clausen (Universität Bonn, DE)
  • Tim Crawford (University of London/Goldsmiths, GB)
  • John Eakins (University of Northumbria, GB)
  • Cathal Gurrin (Dublin City University, IE) [dblp]
  • Alaa Halawani (Universität Freiburg, DE)
  • Otthein Herzog (Universität Bremen, DE)
  • Jean-Michel Jolion (University Claude Bernard - Lyon, FR)
  • Rolf Klein (Universität Bonn, DE) [dblp]
  • Jia Li (Pennsylvania State University - University Park, US)
  • Veli Mäkinen (University of Helsinki, FI) [dblp]
  • Stéphane Marchand-Maillet (University of Geneva, CH)
  • Patrick Min (Utrecht University, NL)
  • Walter Nunziati (University of Florence, IT)
  • Eric Pauwels (CWI - Amsterdam, NL)
  • Hanan Samet (University of Maryland - College Park, US)
  • Dietmar Saupe (Universität Konstanz, DE) [dblp]
  • Eleanor Selfridge-Field (Stanford University, US)
  • Isabelle Simand (University Claude Bernard - Lyon, FR)
  • Arnold W.M. Smeulders (VU University Amsterdam, NL)
  • Hans Tangelder (Utrecht University, NL)
  • Rainer Typke (Utrecht University, NL)
  • Remco Veltkamp (Utrecht University, NL)
  • James Wang (Pennsylvania State University, US)
  • Frans Wiering (Utrecht University, NL)
  • Marcel Worring (University of Amsterdam, NL) [dblp]
  • Andrew Zisserman (University of Oxford, GB) [dblp]

Related Seminars
  • Dagstuhl Seminar 99491: Content-Based Image and Video Retrieval (1999-12-05 - 1999-12-10) (Details)
  • Dagstuhl Seminar 02021: Content-Based Image and Video Retrieval (2002-01-06 - 2002-01-11) (Details)
  • Dagstuhl Seminar 06171: Content-Based Retrieval (2006-04-23 - 2006-04-28) (Details)