Each year, the Benchmarking Initiative for Multimedia Evaluation (MediaEval) offers challenges to the multimedia research community in the form of shared tasks. MediaEval tasks place their focus on the human and social aspects of multimedia. We are interested in how multimedia content can be used to produce knowledge and to create algorithms that support people in their daily lives. Many tasks are related to how people understand multimedia content, how they react to it, and how they use it. We emphasize the "multi" in multimedia: speech, audio, music, visual content, tags, users, and context. MediaEval attracts researchers with backgrounds in diverse areas, including multimedia content analysis, information retrieval, speech technology, computer vision, music information retrieval, social computing, recommender systems.
We invite you to contribute your ideas and opinions by filling out the MediaEval 2016 survey during the month of March: http://goo.gl/forms/Tcl1BhkBeQ
The survey asks you for feedback on tasks planned for 2016, and also for input on task design decisions. It will take you 5-30 minutes depending on the level of detail in which you would like to answer.
Early registration for participation in MediaEval 2016 tasks is now open at: https://www.aanmelder.nl/mediaeval2016
The MediaEval 2016 Workshop will take place 20-21 October 2016 right after ACM Multimedia 2016 in Amsterdam.