Each MediaEval tasks is coordinated by a group of task organizers. It is collective efforts of this group of people that makes MediaEval possible. The benchmark as a whole is guided by the MediaEval Community Council (listed below). The main contact person is Martha Larson m.a.larson (at) tudelft.nl.

The MediaEval 2015 Organizing Committee (Task Organizers)
Anna Aljanaki, Utrecht University, the Netherlands
Ahmed Al-Obaidi, University of Reading, UK
Robin Aly, University of Twente, Netherlands
Katerina Andreadou, CERTH-ITI, Greece
Xavier Anguera, Telefonica Research, Spain
Atta Badii, University of Reading, UK
Claude Barras, LIMSI/Université Paris-Sud, France
Yoann Baveye, Technicolor, France
Giulia Boato, University of Trento, Italy
Christina Boididou, CERTH-ITI, Greece
Hervé Bredin, LIMSI/CNRS, France
Andi Buzo, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
Shu Chen, Dublin City University, Ireland
Jaeyoung Choi, ICSI, Berkeley, CA, USA / TU Delft, Netherlands
Nicola Conci, University of Trento, Italy
Duc-Tien Dang-Nguyen, University of Trento,, Italy
Emmanuel Dellandréa, Ecole Centrale de Lyon, France
Francesco G. B. De Natale, University of Trento, Italy
Jean-Luc Dugelay, EURECOM, France
Touradj Ebrahimi, EPFL, Switzerland
Volker Eiselein, TU Berlin, Germany
Maria Eskevich, EURECOM, France
Christian Fedorczak, Thales Communications & Security
Chris Fox, University of Essex, UK
Claudia Hauff, TU Delft, Netherlands
Eduard Hovy, Carnegie-Mellon University, US
Bogdan Ionescu, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
Gareth Jones, Dublin City University, Ireland
Pavel Koshunov, EPFL, Switzerland
Mihai Lupu, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Henning Müller, University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland in Sierre, Switzerland
Mike Matton, VRT, Belgium
Florian Metze, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Vasileios Mezaris, CERTH-ITI, Greece
Roeland Ordelman, University of Twente and Netherlands Institute for Sound & Vision, Netherlands
Symeon Papadopoulos, CERTH-ITI, Greece
Tomas Piatrik, QMUL, UK
Johann Poignant, LIMSI/CNRS, France
Adrian Popescu, CEA LIST, France,
Vu Lam Quang, HCMC University of Science, Vietnam
David N. Racca, Dublin City University, Ireland
Michael Riegler, Simula Research Laboratory and University of Oslo, Norway
Luis Javier Rodriguez-Fuentes, University of the Basque Country, Spain
Deane L. Root, University of Pittsburgh, US
Natcha Ruchaud, EURECOM, France
Markus Schedl, Johannes Kepler University, Austria
Mats Sjöberg, University of Helsinki, Finland
Mohammad Soleymani, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Concetto Spampinato, University of Catania, Italy
Richard Sutcliffe, University of Essex, UK
Igor Szőke, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
Bart Thomee, Yahoo Labs, San Francisco, CA, USA
Olivier Van Laere, Blueshift Labs, San Francisco, CA, USA
Hanli Wang, Tongji University, China
Yi-Hsuan Yang, Academia Sinica, Taiwan

MediaEval Community Council for 2015
Guillaume Gravier, IRISA, France
Bogdan Ionescu, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
Gareth Jones, Dublin City University, Ireland
Martha Larson, TU Delft, Netherlands
Mohammad Soleymani, University of Geneva, Switzerland

Thank you also to our Task Auxiliaries and Workshop Organizers listed on the individual task pages for MediaEval 2015

Past Years of MediaEval

The MediaEval 2014 Organizing Committee (Task Organizers)
Anna Aljanaki, Utrecht University, Netherlands
Ahmed Al-Obaidi, University of Reading, UK
Robin Aly, University of Twente, Netherlands
Xavier Anguera, Telefonica Research, Spain
Atta Badii, University of Reading, UK
Andi Buzo, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
Liangliang Cao, IBM TJ Watson, USA
Shu Chen, Dublin City University, Ireland
Jaeyoung Choi, ICSI, USA
Nicola Conci, University of Trento, Italy
Tim Crawford, Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK
Francesco De Natale, University of Trento, Italy
Touradj Ebrahimi, EPFL, Switzerland
Volker Eiselein, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
Maria Eskevich, Dublin City University, Ireland
Christian Fedorczak, Thales Security Solutions & Services
Gerald Friedland, ICSI, US
Chris Fox, University of Essex, UK
Guillaume Gravier, IRISA, France
Eduard Hovy, Carnegie Mellon University, US
Bogdan Ionescu, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
Yu-Gang Jiang, Fudan University, Shanghai, China
Gareth Jones, Dublin City University, Ireland
Pavel Korshunov, EPFL, Switzerland
Martha Larson, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Mihai Lupu, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Florian Metze, Carnegie Mellon University, US
Vasileios Mezaris, CERTH/ITI, Greece
Henning Müller, Haute école spécialisée de Suisse occidentale (HES-SO)
Roeland Ordelman, Univ. of Twente & Netherlands Institute for Sound & Vision
Symeon Papadopoulos, CERTH/ITI, Greece
Tomas Piatrik, Queen Mary University of London
Georgios Petkos, CERTH/ITI, Greece
Adrian Popescu, CEA LIST, France
Vu Lam Quang, University of Information Technology, VNU-HCMC, Vietnam
David Racca, Dublin City University, Ireland
Giuseppe Rizzo, Univ. of Torino, Italy
Luis Javier Rodriguez, University of the Basque Country, Spain
Deane L. Root, University of Pittsburgh, US
Markus Schedl, Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria
Mats Sjöberg, Aalto University, Finland
Mohammad Soleymani, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Richard Sutcliffe, University of Essex, UK
Igor Szőke, Brno University of Technology , Czech Republic
Bart Thomee, Yahoo Labs, San Francisco, USA
Raphael Troncy, EURECOM, France
Karthik Yadati, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Yi-Hsuan Yang, Academia Sinica, Taiwan

Research and Statistics Assistants:
Bogdan Boteanu, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
Anca-Livia Radu, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania

Logistics Support:
Saskia Peters, TU Delft, Netherlands

The MediaEval 2013 Organizing Committee (Task Organizers)
Robin Aly, University of Twente, Netherlands
Xavier Anguera, Telefonica Research, Spain 
Atta Badii, University of Reading, UK
Andi Buzo, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
Philipp Cimiano, Bielefeld University, Germany
Claire-Helene Demarty, Technicolor, France
Maria Eskevich, Dublin City University, Ireland 
Christian Fedorczak, Thales Security Solutions & Services
Shlomo Geva, Queensland Univ. of Technology, Australia
Luke Gottlieb, ICSI, USA
Guillaume Gravier, IRISA, France
Claudia Hauff, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Bogdan Ionescu, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
Yu-Gang Jiang, Fudan University, Shanghai, China
Gareth Jones, Dublin City University, Ireland
Tatsuya Kawahara, Kyoto University, Japan
Martha Larson, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Cynthia Liem, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Babak Loni, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Maria Menendez, University of Trento, Italy
Florian Metze, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Vasileios Mezaris, CERTH-ITI, Greece
Louis-Philippe Morency, University of Southern California, USA
Henning Mueller, University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland
David G. Novick, University of Texas at El Paso, USA
Douglas W. Oard, University of Maryland, College Park, USA
Catharine Oertel, KTH, Sweden
Roeland Ordelman, Univ. of Twente and Netherlands Institute for Sound & Vision
Nicola Orio, University of Padua, Italy
Symeon Papadopoulos, CERTH-ITI, Greece
Geoffroy Peeters, IRCAM-CNRS, Paris, France
Cedric Penet, Technicolor, France
Tomas Piatrik, Queen Mary University of London, UK
Adrian Popescu, CEA LIST, France
Vu Lam Quang, Vietnam National University of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Nitendra Rajput, IBM Research, India
Timo Reuter, Bielefeld University, Germany
Luis Javier Rodriguez, University of the Basque Country, Spain
Erik Schmidt, Drexel University, USA
Elizabeth Shriberg, Microsoft, USA
Mohammad Soleymani, Imperial College London, UK
Igor Szoke, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
Markus Schedl, Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria
Bart Thomee, Yahoo! Research Barcelona, Spain
Michele Trevisiol, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain
Raphael Troncy, Eurecom, France
Nigel Ward, University of Texas at El Paso, USA
Jerome White, IBM Research, India
Yi-Hsuan Yang, Academia Sinica, Taiwan

The MediaEval 2012 Organizing Committee (Task Organizers) were:
Robin Aly, University of Twente, Netherlands
Xavier Anguera, Telefonica, Spain
Atta Badii, University of Reading, UK
Etienne Barnard, CSIR, South Africa
Claire-Helene Demarty, Technicolor, France
Maria Eskevich, Dublin City University, Ireland
Isabelle Ferrane, University of Toulouse, France
Gerald Friedland, ICSI, USA
Guillaume Gravier, IRISA, France
Claudia Hauff, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Gareth Jones, Dublin City University, Ireland
Pascal Kelm, Technical University of Berlin, Germany
Christoph Kofler, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Chattun Lallah, University of Reading, UK
Martha Larson, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Florian Metze, CMU, USA
Vasileios Mezaris, ITI Certh, Greece
Roeland Ordelman, Univ. of Twente and Netherlands Inst. for Sound and Vision
Cedric Penet, Technicolor, France
Tomas Piatrik, Queen Mary University of London, UK
Adam Rae, Yahoo! Research, Spain
Nitendra Rajput, IBM Research, India
Sebastian Schmiedeke, Technical University of Berlin, Germany
Mohammad Soleymani, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Robin Sommer, ICSI/LBNL, USA
Raphael Troncy, Eurecom, France

The MediaEval 2011 Organizing Committee (Task Organizers) were:
Claire-Helene Demarty, Technicolor, France
Maria Eskevich, Dublin City University, Ireland
Isabelle Ferrane, University of Toulouse, France
Guillaume Gravier, IRISA, France
Gareth Jones, Dublin City University, Ireland
Pascal Kelm, Technical University of Berlin, Germany
Christoph Kofler, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Martha Larson, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Florian Metze, CMU, USA
Vasileios Mezaris, ITI Certh, Greece
Vanessa Murdock, Yahoo! Research, Spain
Roeland Ordelman, Univ. of Twente and Netherlands Inst. for Sound and Vision
Adam Rae, Yahoo! Research, Spain
Nitendra Rajput, IBM Research India
Pavel Serdyukov, Yandex, Russia
Sebastian Schmiedeke, Technical University of Berlin, Germany
Mohammad Soleymani, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Raphael Troncy, Eurecom, France

Essential support was provided by:
Fabrizio Falchi, ISTI-CNR, Italy
Gabin Gninkoun, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Benoit Huet, EURECOM, France
Ioannis Kompatsiaris, CERTH-ITI, Greece
Symeon Papadopoulos, CERTH-ITI, Greece
Cedric Penet, Technicolor/INRIA, France
Tomas Piatrik, Queen Mary, University of London, UK
Stevan Rundinac, TU Delft, Netherlands
Abhigyan Singh, TU Delft, Netherlands
Thijs Verschoor, University of Twente, Netherlands
Peng Xu, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

Task Organizers for 2010 were:
Gareth Jones, Dublin City University, Ireland
Martha Larson, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Vanessa Murdock, Yahoo! Research, Spain
Pavel Serdyukov, TU Delft, Netherlands, now Yandex, Russia
Mohammad Soleymani University of Geneva, Switzerland

Essential support was provided by:
Maria Eskevich, Dublin City University, Ireland
Pascal Kelm, Technical University of Berlin, Germany
Roeland Ordelman, University of Twente and Netherlands Institute for Sound & Vision (a.k.a. Beeld & Geluid), Netherlands
Tomas Piatrik, Queen Mary, University of London, UK
Sebastian Schmiedeke, Technical University of Berlin, Germany


Sponsorship
MediaEval 2010 and 2011 were sponsored by the EU FP7 PetaMedia Network of Excellence and also by the ICT Labs of EIT (MediaEval 2011). We invite other organizations and projects to contribute by proposing new tasks and getting involved with organization.

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