The TREC conference series is sponsored by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) with additional support from other U.S. government agencies. The goal of the conference series is to encourage research in information retrieval by providing a large test collection, uniform scoring procedures, and a forum for organizations interested in comparing their results. In 2001 and 2002 the TREC series sponsored a video "track" devoted to research in automatic segmentation, indexing, and content-based retrieval of digital video. Beginning in 2003, this track became an independent evaluation (TRECVID) with a 2-day workshop taking place just before TREC.
TRECVID is coordinated by Alan Smeaton (Dublin City University) and Wessel Kraaij (TNO Information and Communication Technology). Paul Over and Tzveta Ianeva provide support at NIST.
The following experts serve as an advisory committee: John Eakins (University of Northumbria at Newcastle), Peter Enser University of Brighton), Alex Hauptmann (CMU), Annemieke de Jong (Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision), Michael Lew (Leiden Insitute of Advanced Computer Science), Georges Quenot (CLIPS-IMAG Laboratory), John Smith (IBM), and Richard Wright (BBC).
The TRECVID 2005 Workshop is now complete. Forty-two teams from Europe, the Americas, Asia, and Australia participated. The 2005 workshop papers are available on the website.
The deadline for applications to participate in TRECVID 2006 was passed on 20. February. Here is a list of the participanting groups and the tasks they have chosen.
Partial bibliography of peer-reviewed TRECVID work published in other forums
Guidelines for earlier TREC Video workshops:
Other forums for related work:
International Conference on Image and Video Retrieval (CIVR) [13-15 July 2006, Tempe, Arizona, USA]
4th International Workshop on Adaptive Multimedia Retrieval [27-28 July 2006, Geneva, Switzerland]