Chalearn joint contest on multimedia challenges beyond visual analysis: An overview



This paper provides an overview of the Joint Contest on Multimedia Challenges Beyond Visual Analysis. We organized an academic competition that focused on four problems that require effective processing of multimodal information in order to be solved. Two tracks were devoted to gesture spotting and recognition from RGB-D video, two fundamental problems for human computer interaction. Another track was devoted to a second round of the first impressions challenge of which the goal was to develop methods to recognize personality traits from short video clips. For this second round we adopted a novel collaborative-competitive (i.e., coopetition) setting. The fourth track was dedicated to the problem of video recommendation for improving user experience. The challenge was open for about 45 days, and received outstanding participation: almost 200 participants registered to the contest, and 20 teams sent …


Sergio Escalera
Victor Ponce-Lopez
Hugo Jair Escalante
Michael A Riegler
Baiyu Chen
Jun Wan
Isabelle Guyon
Isabelle Guyon
Xavier Baró
Pal Halvorsen
Henning Müller
Martha Larson