Video Search Showcase


  • The list of participants as well as informations about the performance evaluation are available online.
  • The program for the Video Search Showcase is available here.
  • An article summarizing the idea and the progress of the Video Browser Showdown competition in the last few years has now been published in the IEEE Multimedia magazine. Please find the article here.

The Video Search Showcase (VSS) is an annual live video search competition, where international researchers evaluate and demonstrate the efficiency of their interactive video search tools. The Video Search Showcase is a special session at the International Conference on MultiMedia Modeling (MMM), where it started in 2012 under the name “Video Browser Showdown” (VBS). In this special session the participating teams first present the details of their systems and then perform several interactive video search tasks in different parts. The last part of the VSS is a moderated session that is open for the public, where participants of the MMM conference can see the interactive tools in action!

The next Video Search Showcase (VSS2015) will be held at MMM 2015 on January 4, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.

The aim of the Video Search Showcase is to evaluate video browsing tools for their efficiency at “Known Item Search” (KIS) tasks with a well-defined data set in direct comparison with other tools. For each KIS task the searchers need to interactively find a short video clip in a single video or a video collection within a specific time limit. The video below shows some impressions from previous events.

The Video Browser Showdown is supported by the TOSCA-MP project by contributing to the organisation and providing data sets.TOSCA-MP Logo