Video Browser Showdown

For VBS 2016 the paper submission deadline has been extended to September 20, 2015!

Importante note: At VBS 2016, screen recording/capturing for visual (and textual) tasks is not allowed anymore, since it is more of a query-by-example approach instead of real interactive video search, which we want to push with the VBS.

The Video Browser Showdown (VBS) is an annual live video search competition, where international researchers evaluate and demonstrate the efficiency of their interactive video search tools. The Video Browser Showdown is a special session at the International Conference on MultiMedia Modeling (MMM), where it started in 2012. 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 VBS 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 Browser Showdown (VBS2016) will be held at MMM 2016 on January 4-6, 2016 in Miami, Florida, USA.

The aim of the Video Browser Showdown 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