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VICTORIA is organising its online Video Analytics Contest from 2/12/2019 till 28/02/2020 (New Date!)

Three challenges are on-going:

1) Video/Audio Analytics: “Detect & track challenge”
The algorithms performances will be evaluated using datasets that contain ground truth information allowing relevant test conditions.
2) “Innovative analytics challenge”
Both challenges will have the possibility to be integrated as plugins into the VAP, please see challenge 3.
3) “Plugin integration challenge”: The third challenge will invite the developers to propose a plugin integrated into the VICTORIA Video Analysis Platform (VAP).

Developers, register now as places are limited! More information on the event or on the registration in the following link

We are also inviting you to read the press release issued on this occasion.     

The 9th IET International Conference on Imaging for Crime Detection and Prevention (ICDP-19) aims to create an important networking forum in which participants can discuss the present and future of image-based technologies for crime detection and prevention.

VICTORIA will be attending this conference as speaker giving a live demonstration of the VICTORIA Video Analysis Platform on 17/12 (12:00 - 13:30). Partner UKON will animate the VICTORIA booth with the 4D scene reconstruction VR live demo. Partner Fraunhofer will give a talk on " Computer Vision meets Visual Analytics: Enabling ED Crime Scene Investigation from Image and Video" on 17/12 (15:55 to 16:20).
It will also be the opportunity for the project to update the audience with the analytics contest event.

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Find more about the Analytics Contest on the following link:

VIS 2019 dealt with advances in theory, methods, and applications of visualisation and visual analytics. The conference convened an international community of researchers and practitioners from universities, government, and industry to exchange recent findings on the design and use of visualization tools.

The 2019 programme featured a diverse range of symposia and co-located events, including Visualization in Practice, Visualization in Data Science, the VIS Arts Program, and data analysis Challenge competitions, as well as a new Application Spotlights track.

On this occasion, VICTORIA Partner, the University of Konstanz, made a presentation entitled: The Impact of Immersion on Cluster Identification Tasks. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2019.2934395

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The 10th Conference and international forum 2019 on Speech Technology and Human-Computer Dialogue reflected this year the latest tendencies in machine learning for audio, speech, image and multimodal information processing, biometrics and security for IoT, intelligent robots and embedded systems.

Romanian VICTORIA Partner SPP took advantage of this event to set-up in parallel the second International Workshop on Research & Innovation for Secure Societies - RISS 2019.  The workshop brought together researchers from academia and industry, end-users, law-enforcement agencies and citizen groups to share experiences and explore multi- and interdisciplinary areas where additional research and development are needed.

VICTORIA Partners SPP, IRIT, KU Leuven Centre for IT & IP Law, AIT, and Advisory Board Member, University Politehnica of Bucharest were pleased to update the different stakeholders interested in VICTORIA with the most recent Project results.

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IEEE International Conference on Advanced Video and Signal-based Surveillance (AVSS) is the leading conference venue for the underlying theory, methods, systems, and applications of video and signal based surveillance.

AVSS invites submissions in areas listed below, especially on cross-disciplinary and game-changing subjects. The list of topics of interest includes, but is not limited to:
- Sensor-Centric Processing,
- Processing, Detection, Tracking & Recognition,
- Visualization and Interaction Concepts for Surveillance Systems,
- Analytics, Situation Awareness & Decision Making,
- Security & Privacy,
- Surveillance Systems and Applications.

All about the conference at the following link:

The British Machine Vision Conference (BMVC) is the British Machine Vision Association (BMVA) annual conference on machine vision, image processing, and pattern recognition.

Selected papers accepted as posters have been invited to give a 3 minute spotlight presentation with accompanying video.

VICTORIA Partner, Fraunhofer IOSB, represented by ChengChao Qu and Thomas Pollok presented their poster entitiled "Merge-SfM: Merging Partial Reconstructions".

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The International Conference on Content-Based Multimedia Indexing (CBMI2019) aims at bringing together the various communities involved in all aspects of content-based multimedia indexing for retrieval, browsing, management, visualization and analytics.

On this occasion, VICTORIA Partner AIT, represented by Alexander Schindler and Peter Knees have submitted a paper called “Multi-Task Music Representation Learning from Multi-Label Embeddings” which has been accepted.
The contribution of the paper is an audio representation learning method which is an advancement of their audio similarity search approach.

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EuroVis is the annual Visualization Conference organized by the Eurographics Working Group on Data Visualization and supported by the IEEE Visualization and Graphics Technical Committee (IEEE VGTC).

The objective of the EuroVis conference is to create and strengthen connections between visualization researchers and practitioners, to foster collaborations, and to draw more researchers in Europe to enter this rapidly growing area of research. EuroVis has an expanded scope to include all areas of visualization and a steadily more wide-spread visibility that allows achieving a more wide-spread impact.

On this occasion, VICTORIA Partner, University of Konstanz, will present two posters entitled:

  1. Real-Time Gaze Mapping in Virtual Environments:
    With this poster, the authors present a technique that allows a real-time gaze map creation which supports the immersed analyst by providing real-time feedback on the user’s own activity.

  2. Comparative Analysis with Heightmaps in Virtual Reality Environments:
    A novel technique is presented here to compare heightmaps in VR by introducing a multi-layer approach of stacked heightmaps.

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As you know, the Community of Users on Secure, Safe and Resilient Societies (CoU,, launched in 2014, has developed into an efficient platform of exchanges among actors of different branches of security and crisis management.
Over the past four years, the European Commission has organised series of workshops in Brussels covering the main areas of the Secure Societies Programme with close connection with parent H2020 programmes.

This year, the 13th meeting of Community of Users on Secure, Safe and Resilient Societies took place from 25 to 29 March 2019 in Brussels. It consisted of thematic days, with the thematic group 4, taking place on 28-29 March, focused on cyber issues which took into account the latest policy and practitioners' developments.

Different Profiles from the VICTORIA consortium were represented: the Coordinator, IDEMIA, the French LEA, FMI, the Romanian LEA, SPP, the Austrian Research Centre, AIT and the Dissemination Activities WP Leader, ART.

The 10th International Conference on Information Visualization Theory and Applications aims at becoming a major point of contact between researchers, engineers and practitioners in Information Visualization. The conference was structured along 3 main areas related to Information Visualization:
·  Abstract Data Visualization
·  General Data Visualization
·  Spatial Data Visualization

VICTORIA Partner from the University of Konstanz, Germany made a presentation entitled “Breaking the Curse of Visual Data Exploration: Improving Analyses by Building Bridges between DataWorld and RealWorld” DOI:
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The 25th International Conference on Multimedia Modelling, MMM2019, took place in Greece on 8-11/01/2019. Researchers and industry practitioners have shared new ideas, original research results and practical development experiences from all multimedia-related areas.

AIT and IRIT VICTORIA partners were represented at the conference:

AIT made a presentation entitled Large Scale Audio-Visual Video Analytics Platform for Forensic Investigations of Terroristic Attacks.
The publication related to this presentation has been published in the refereed proceedings of the conference under the DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-05716-9 or can be also found at

IRIT presented a poster on the theme of Audiovisual Annotation Procedure for Multi-view Field Recordings. The publication related to this poster has been published in the refereed proceedings of the conference under the DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-05710-7_33.