A large scale video database is now released to public, which can be used to
test near duplicate video retrieval performance of different algorithms.
It can be also used to compare multi-view learning algorithms over
This database consists of 156,823 videos sequences
(2,907,447 keyframes), which were crawled from YouTube during the period of
July 2010 to September 2010. We provide the features (HSV and LBP) as
well as the ground
truth at http://itee.uq.edu.au/~shenht/UQ_VIDEO/. Please refer our paper
“Jingkuan Song, Yi Yang, Zi Huang, Heng Tao Shen, Richang Hong: Multiple
feature hashing for real-time large scale near-duplicate video retrieval.
ACM Multimedia, pages 423-432, 2011” for details.
ImageCLEF (http://imageclef.org/) provides an evaluation forum for the
cross-language annotation and retrieval of images.
Motivated by the need to support multilingual users from a global
community accessing the ever growing body of visual information, the main
goal of ImageCLEF is to support the advancement of the field of visual
media analysis, indexing, classification, and retrieval. To this end,
ImageCLEF develops the necessary infrastructure for the evaluation of
visual information retrieval systems operating in both monolingual,
cross-language and language-independent contexts and provides reusable
resources for such benchmarking purposes.
ImageCLEF 2012 is part of CLEF 2012 (http://clef2012.org/) and organises
four main tasks:
– Medical Image Classification and Retrieval
– Photo Annotation and Retrieval
– Plant identification
– Robot Vision
There will also be an additional pilot task on Personal Photo Retrieval.
Registration is now open! Information on the registration process and this
year’s tasks can be found at: http://imageclef.org/2012
The ImageCLEF 2012 organisers
Please find below the announcement about the first edition of the
Transylvanian Experimental Neuroscience Summer School (TENSS). We would
be very grateful if you could forward this announcement to potentially
interested people. Many thanks!
Transylvanian Experimental Neuroscience Summer School (TENSS)
June 1-15, 2012. The Pike Lake, Transylvania, Romania
TENSS will concentrate top-level international expertise to teach a
dozen students techniques and concepts in experimental systems
neuroscience. We will focus on modern optical and electrophysiological
methods to study the connectivity and function of neuronal circuits. The
course is designed to be intensive and highly interactive, including
both lab sessions and theoretical lectures. Coursework will take place
in a land of myth and legend, beyond large forests (Transylvania), on
the shores of a picturesque natural reserve called Pike Lake.
Applications are welcome from interested (and interesting) graduate
students and postdocs.
Applications open – 15th January 2012
Applications close – 15th March 2012
Notification of acceptance – 1st April 2012
Burrone, Juan – King’s College, London, UK
Buzsaki, Gyorgy – Rutgers University, NJ, USA
Chelazzi, Leonardo – University of Verona, Verona, Italy
Engert, Florian – Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA
Hubener, Mark – Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology, Martinsried, Germany
Kampff, Adam – Champalimaud Foundation, Institute for the Unknown,
McNaughton, Bruce – Lethbridge University, Lethbridge, Canada
Monyer, Hannah – University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
Tomas, Hromadka – Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, NY,
Mrsic-Flogel, Tom – University College London, London, UK
Murthy, Venkatesh – Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA
Nikolic, Danko – Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, Frankfurt,
Roska, Botond – Friedrich Miescher Institute, Basel, Switzerland
Rumpel, Simon – Institute for Molecular Pathology (IMP),Vienna, Austria
Singer, Wolf – Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, Frankfurt, Germany
Muresan, Raul – Coneural, Romanian Institute of Science and Technology,
Albeanu, Florin – Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, NY,
TENSS Organizing Committee
Two-year post-doctoral position available at UCSD:
Vision researcher to evaluate new techniques for detecting optic nerve damage in glaucoma and monitoring its progression. Develop new methods for identifying structural damage and change using optical imaging instruments including spectral domain optical coherence tomography. Investigate the association between quantitative indices of retinal structure and visual function in large longitudinal human cohorts. Develop new metrics/endpoints for identifying progression for use in clinical trials and clinical glaucoma management. Salary will be set according to the NIH postdoc scale.
Post-doctoral Requirements: Ph.D. with expertise in visual psychophysics, vision science, biostatistics, epidemiology, or imaging instruments. Strong statistical experience, excellent writing skills, and history of productivity desirable.
Send C.V., research experience and references via email to:
Linda M. Zangwill, Ph.D.
Diagnostic Imaging Laboratory
Department of Ophthalmology
9500 Gilman Dr.
UC San Diego
La Jolla CA 92093-0946