Important Dates

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CALL FOR TASK PARTICIPATION


LSC2020 - The third Lifelog Search Challenge (LSC) is organised as a participation workshop at the ACM ICMR 2020 conference in June 2020 in Dublin, Ireland. LSC is an annual live lifelog search competition, where international researchers evaluate and demonstrate their multimodal interactive lifelog search engine on a shared dataset in front of an audience. At LSC2019, a total of nine participating teams took place in the live search challenge. In this workshop, each participating team starts with a formal presentation about their interactive lifelog search system which is then followed by the live interactive search competition in which teams compete to solve fifteen known-item search tasks in the shortest time possible.

Anyone with an exploratory multimedia search tool that allows for retrieval, interactive browsing, exploration, or navigation in a multimedia collection can participate and there is no restriction in terms of the allowed features. At the competition, the organisers will provide an API to evaluate found items for correctness. Therefore, all participants will be connected to the server via a dedicated WiFi network and need to submit found items to the server via a simple HTTP-like protocol. The server is connected to a projector and presents the current score of all teams in a live manner.

The dataset consists of six months of anonymised multimodal lifelog data (continuous capture images, locations, activities) which will require a download of about 50 GBs. An online API will be provided in advance to support development and to validate the search interfaces.

In order to participate, a team must prepare a paper that describes their interactive search engine and how it operates by 31st March. All papers must be formatted according to the ACM proceedings style and should not exceed 6 pages in length and be written in the English Language. LSC2019 will use a single-blind review process for paper and system selection. Submissions should be made through the EasyChair LSC2020 submission site (
https://easychair.org/conference.cgi?conf=lsc2020). Authors of accepted submissions with associated lifelog retrieval systems will be included in the workshop proceedings of ACM ICMR 2020, invited to participate in the workshop and afterwards, to contribute to a journal special issue on LSC 2020.


***** Important Dates ****

01 Jan 2020: Data release.
15 Feb 2020: Online evaluation system release.
12 March 2020: Workshop paper due.
28 March 2020: Notification of acceptance.
15 April 2020: Camera-Ready Papers Due.
09 June 2020: LSC2020 workshop.



***** Organisers ****

Cathal Gurrin (Dublin City University), Duc Tien Dang Nguyen (University of Bergen), Bjorn Por Jonssson (IT University of Copenhagen), Klaus Schoeffmann (Klagenfurt University), Jakub Lukoc (Charles University), Minh-Triet Tran-Nguyen (VNU-HCM University of Science), Wolfgang Hurst (Utrecht University).

Website: http://lsc.dcu.ie
Submission site: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=lsc2020