The Video Browser Showdown (VBS) is an annual live video search competition, where international researchers evaluate and demonstrate the efficiency of their exploratory video retrieval tools on a shared data set in front of the audience.

VBS has been organized as a special session MMM since 2012. In this special session, the participating teams start with a quick presentation of their video search systems and then perform several video retrieval tasks with a moderately large video collection. This year, VBS will collaborate with the TRECVID Ad-Hoc search task and use the same data set of about 1000 hours of video content.

MMM 2021 VBS will be part of the International Conference on MultiMedia Modeling 2021 (MMM2021) and organized as a special side event.

It will be a moderated session where participants solve Known-Item Search (KIS) and Ad-Hoc Video Search (AVS) tasks that are issued as a live presentation of scenes of interest, either as a visual 20 seconds clip (randomly selected) or as a textual description. The goal is to find correct segments (for KIS exactly one segment, for AVS many segments) as fast as possible and submit the segment description (video id and frame number) to the VBS server, which evaluates if the found segment is correct.

VBS paper submission deadline is September 28, 2020 October 10, 2020. For more details, including videos with impressions from previous events, please go to the official website.

For submitting, please go to the MMM 2021 submission site.

Important Dates

Submission Deadline September 28, 2020 October 10, 2020
Notification of Acceptance October 8, 2020 October 17, 2020
Camera-ready paper October 18, 2020 November 15, 2020