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Revision of ImageCLEF - The CLEF Cross Language Image Retrieval Track from Sun, 02/20/2011 - 18:04

  • 31.1.2011 ImageCLEF 2011 registration is open, and the copyright agreement is available here
  • 3.1.2011 The preparations for ImageCLEF 2011 have started and the registration system is foreseen to be online for February 1
  • 23.9.2010 The CLEF 2010 conference in Padova, Italy has just been completed!!!
  • 10.9.2010 The ImageCLEF book is now available to buy at Springer. More information can be found here.
  • 1.8.2010 All ImageCLEF 2010 tasks have released their results.

ImageCLEF is the cross-language image retrieval track which is run as part of the Cross Language Evaluation Forum (CLEF). ImageCLEF has already seen participation from both academic and commercial research groups worldwide from communities including: Cross-Language Information Retrieval (CLIR), Content-Based Image Retrieval (CBIR) and user interaction. More information on past and current ImageCLEF campaigns can be found here:
The working notes of ImageCLEF included in the CLEF working notes are available from the CLEF webpage.
ImageCLEF organisers
ImageCLEF was originally proposed by Mark Sanderson and Paul Clough from the Department of Information Studies, University of Sheffield. However, today ImageCLEF is organised and run voluntarily by a much larger number of individuals and research groups.

Image retrieval from medical collections

  • Henning Müller, University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland in Sierre, Switzerland,
  • Jayashree Kalpathy-Cramer , Oregon Health and Science University, USA,
  • Miguel Ruiz, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas, USA
  • Dina Demner Fushman, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, Maryland, USA

Image annotation

  • Stefanie Nowak, Fraunhofer IDMT, Germany,
  • Mark Huiskes, LIACS Medialab at Leiden University, The Netherlands,

Image retrieval from a collection of wikipedia images

Various articles describing ImageCLEF in more detail have been published. These are available here.

Many organisations and individuals have supported ImageCLEF, but in particular we thank:
  • Dr. Carol Peters (co-ordinator of CLEF) for continual support and help in the organisation of ImageCLEF.
  • Dr. Thomas Deselaers for his help in the past five ImageCLEF editions and for continuing support of the ImageCLEF web pages.
  • The Khresmoi, Chorus+ and Promise projects for their support.