International Workshop on Human Centered Event Understanding from Multimedia

2nd ACM International Workshop on Human-centered Event Understanding from Multimedia (HuEvent'15) at the 23rd ACM Multimedia Conf., 26-30 October 2015, Brisbane, Australia



  • July 1, 2015: Deadline extended! We have extended the deadline to July 19th.
  • March 23, 2015: Website launched. Stay tuned for more details!


Description of HuEvent'15

Events are everywhere! We find them in life-log applications and emergency response systems as well as in domains like cultural heritage, news, sports, and surveillance. Thus, we can understand events as natural abstraction of human experience. The different applications and domains make use of different methods and approaches for detecting, representing, and using events. However, they share the common notion of considering events as important entities. Events are generally understood as perduring entities that unfold over time. They are occurrences in which humans participate and may be subject to discussions and interpretations by humans. In contrast, objects are enduring entities that unfold over space. While some consider objects as 4D entities, i.e., extending across time just as they do in space, others consider both events and objects as first class entities that require each other.

The goal of this workshop is to present and discuss the human-centered understanding of different aspects and notions of events and objects. This includes methods for detecting activities and low-level events and objects from media content and other sensory data. It also targets solutions and approaches for detecting and modeling the relationships between events and objects, as well as for organizing media according to events.
We aim to bring together researchers from the different areas in multimedia and beyond that are interested in understanding the concept of events. We invite original work in the areas of event modeling, detection of events from multimedia data, processing of events, organization of multimedia data using events as unifying mechanism, and applications of these techniques.

Topics of HuEvent'15

The topics of interest for this workshop include (but are not limited to):

  • Discovering events and/or objects from media assets;
  • Understanding objects' role in events;
  • Understanding objects' interconnectivity through events;
  • Understanding peoples' actions during events;
  • Analysis of humans' reactions/emotions/comments to events and/or objects;
  • Understanding  humans' event interaction and its evolution in time;
  • Analysis of human opinion and bias on event perception;
  • Analysis of human factors for event evolution, spreading and interpretation;
  • Use of human behaviors for event prediction and trend analysis ("in" and "on" the event);
  • Multiple views and multiple user event analysis;
  • Time synchronization of multi-user event media;
  • Multimedia event detection and recounting;
  • Deep learning for multimedia event analysis and mining;
  • Event-based processing and analysis of Big Multimedia Data;
  • Event-based multimedia organization, clustering, summarization, storytelling;
  • Multimedia for human-centered event understanding;
  • Novel applications of events and multimedia.


Important Dates

  • Paper submission: June 30th, 2015
  • Notification of acceptance: August 16th, 2015


Submission system

Please see details on the submission here.


Organizing Committee

  • Ansgar Scherp, Leibniz Information Center for Economics and Kiel University, Germany
  • Vasileios Mezaris, Centre for Research and Technology Hellas, Greece
  • Bogdan Ionescu, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
  • Francesco De Natale, University of Trento, Italy