Multimedia Challenges Beyond Visual Analysis
Research advances in computer vision and pattern recognition have resulted in tremendous advances in different problems and applications. As a result, several problems on visual analysis can be considered as solved (e.g., face recognition), at least in certain scenarios and under specific circumstances. Despite these important advances, there are still many open problems that are receiving much attention from the community because of the potential applications. We are organizing a contest around four of these problems that require, in addition to performing an effective visual analysis, to deal with multimodal information (e.g., audio, RGB-D video, etc.) in order to be solved. In addition we focus on problems in which we aim to recognize non visually evident patterns (e.g., personality traits). The contest is supported by three organizations with vast experience and prestige in the organization of academic contests, namely: Chalearn, MediaEval and ImageCLEF. The contest is also supported by the IAPR TC 12 on visual and multimedia information systems.