MediaEval 2019
MediaEval is a benchmarking that offers challenges in multimedia retrieval, access and exploration. Our mission is allow researchers working in computer science and other multimedia related field an opportunity to work on tasks that are related to human and social aspects of multimedia. MediaEval emphasizes the 'multi' in multimedia and seeks tasks involving multiple modalities, e.g., audio, visual, textual, and/or contextual. Our larger aim is to promote reproducible research that makes multimedia a positive force for society.

The official list of tasks that will run in MediaEval 2019 will be announced in March. However, if you are planning your participation, you can already count on many of the 2018 tasks being offered again. Please check out the links to the task descriptions on the MediaEval 2018 page and contact the organizers listed on the task pages for updates.

We are also looking forward to innovative proposals for new tasks. If you are interested in proposing a task, please contact Martha Larson m.a.larson at The official call for proposals will be posted shortly.

MediaEval 2018 Timeline

If you are interested in proposing a task:
1 March 2018: Task proposal deadline

If you are interested in participating in a task:
mid-March-May 2019: Registration for task participation
May-June 2019: Development data release
June-July 2019: Test data release
Run submission: mid-September 2019
Workshop: October 2019 at EURECOM, Sophia Antipolis, France (scheduled so that participants can combine the workshop with attendance at ACM Multimedia 2019 in Nice).

General Information about MediaEval

MediaEval was founded in 2008 as a track called "VideoCLEF" within the CLEF benchmark campaign. In 2010, it became an independent benchmark and in 2012 it ran for the first time as a fully "bottom-up benchmark", meaning that it is organized for the community, by the community, independently of a "parent" project or organization. The MediaEval benchmarking season culminates with the MediaEval workshop. Participants come together at the workshop to present and discuss their results, build collaborations, and develop future task editions or entirely new tasks. MediaEval co-located itself with CLEF in 2017, with ACM Multimedia in 2010, 2013, and 2016, and with the European Conference on Computer Vision in 2012. It was an official satellite event of Interspeech in 2011 and 2015. Past working notes proceedings of the workshop include:

MediaEval 2015:
MediaEval 2016:
MediaEval 2017:
MediaEval 2018:

MediaEval 2019 Sponsors and supporters
Intelligent Systems, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

If you are interested in becoming a MediaEval 2019 supporter, please contact Martha Larson at m.a.larson at

Did you know?
Over its lifetime, MediaEval teamwork and collaboration has given rise to over 700 papers in the MediaEval workshop proceedings, but also at conferences and in journals. Check out the MediaEval bibliography.