Thanks to all participants, jury members, and the audience, the 2010 Multimedia Grand Challenge is now history. It was again great fun, and good to see that all participants put so much effort in crafting an inspiring and interesting pitch. Participation is more important than winning, but nonetheless our industry partners selected 3 winners. The winners are (presenters in bold):
1. Jana Machajdik, Allan Hanbury, Julian Stöttinger. Understanding Affect in Images.
2. Wei Song, Dian Tjondronegoro, Ivan Himawan. ROI-based Content Adaptation for Mobile Device Usage of Video Conferencing.
3. Julien Law-To, Gregory Grefenstette, Jean-Luc Gauvain, Guillaume Gravier, Lori Lamel, Julien Despres. Introducing topic segmentation and segmented-based browsing tools into a content based video retrieval system.
Congratulations to the winners and hope to see you all again next year!
-Cees & Malcolm