The workshop is intended to establish a better understanding of the state of the art in algorithms being developed in academia that can support forensic analysis and identification in large volumes of images and videos (e.g., multimedia). It is anticipated that this workshop will identify those video and image analysis problems which are: (1) Considered "solved" (i.e., ready to deploy in specific operational scenarios): (2) Nearly "solved" (i.e., 1-to-3 years to deployment); and (3) "Over-the-Horizon" problems (i.e., those requiring concerted effort over the next 3-5 years and beyond). The list of topics to be discussed include,

  • Video summarization, shot detection and/or scene change detection
  • Geolocation of large-scale imagery
  • Image-based biometrics
  • Human in the loop surveillance system
  • Re-identification of persons and vehicles in images and videos
  • Human activity recognition
  • Semantic summarization
  • Large-scale visual recognition
  • Datasets and performance evaluation for Research in Large-Scale Video and Image Content Analysis

The outcome of the workshop will be a report detailing the conclusions and recommendations made by the participants regarding the state of the art in image and video analysis.


The workshop will be held at

DARPA conference center
675 North Randolph Street
Arlington, VA 22203-2114
Tel: (703) 526-6630

The conference center is in a secured facility.


A block of rooms has been reserved at the Residence Inn adjacent to DARPA. Please use the link given below to reserve the rooms for the nights of Jan. 27th and 28th.

Book your group rate: Frontiers in Image & Video Analysis Workshop.

Organizing Committee

Workshop Co-Chairs

University of Maryland College park, MD, 20742, USA

Organizing Committee

  • Dr. Richard Vorder Bruegge, Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Dr. Mark Burge, Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity
  • Dr. Jill Crisman, Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity
  • Dr. Liyi Dai, Army Research Office
  • Mr. James Donlon, National Science Foundation
  • Dr. Pedro I. Espina, Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Mr. Mike Geersten, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  • Dr. Behzad Kamgar-Parsi, Office of Naval Research
  • Dr. Mark Weiss, National Science Foundation


January 28th

07:30 - 08:15Registration
08:15 - 08:30 Donlon, VorderBruegge, Geersten, Chellappa, Davis Plenary session: Goals of the workshop
08:30 - 10:00 Peleg, Srivastava, Thornton, Turaga Session 1: Video summarization, shot detection, and/or scene change detection
Crissman, Effros, Irvine, Sawhney Session 2: Visual Analysis and Geo-Localization of Large-Scale Imagery
10:00 - 10:30Break
10:30 - 12:00 Boult, Jain, Jacobs, Kriegman, Savvides Session 3: Image-based Biometrics
Chang, Grauman, Karam, Khosla, Vasconcelos Session 4: Human in the loop
12:00 - 13:00Lunch (SRI Demonstration, 12:30 - 12:50)
13:00 - 14:00 Jacobs, Sawhney, Turaga, Vasconcelos Plenary session: Summary of Sessions 1-4
14:00 - 15:30 Murino, Roy-Chowdhury, S. Shah, Yang Session 5: Re-identification of Persons and Vehicles in Videos and Images
Hoogs, Nevatia, M. Shah, Vidal Session 6: Human Activity Understanding (detection and recognition) in Video
15:30 - 15:45Break
15:45 - 17:15 Ettinger, Hebert, Shi Session 7: Semantic summarization (attribute-based scene tagging)
Darrell, Hauptman, Hua, Li, Zhu Session 8: Large scale visual recognition
17:15 - 18:00 Ettinger, Roy-Chowdhury, Shah, Zhu Plenary session: Summary of sessions 5-8
18:00 - 18:30Closing

January 29th

08:00 - 08:30Chellappa, Davis Recap of day 1 and goals for day 2
08:30 - 09:15Beveridge, Bowyer, Garofolo, Kasturi, Phillips Plenary session: Datasets and performance evaluation for Research in Large-Scale Video and Image Content Analysis
09:15 - 10:30Davis Discussion of "solved" (i.e., ready to deploy in specific operational scenarios)
10:30 - 10:45Break
10:45 - 12:15Hebert Discussion of nearly "solved" (i.e., 1-to-3 years to deployment)
12:15 - 13:00Lunch
13:00 - 14:30Chellappa Discussion of "Over-the-Horizon" problems (i.e., those requiring concerted effort over the next 3-5 years and beyond)
14:30 - 15:00Wrap up and writing assignments


All participants must fill out the online registration form. Non-U.S. participants must fill out DARPA Form 60 and email it to Tina Neff for a visit request.

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