The TREC conference series is sponsored by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) with additional support from other U.S. government agencies. The goal of the conference series is to encourage research in information retrieval by providing a large test collection, uniform scoring procedures, and a forum for organizations interested in comparing their results. In 2001 and 2002 the TREC series sponsored a video "track" devoted to research in automatic segmentation, indexing, and content-based retrieval of digital video. Beginning in 2003, this track became an independent evaluation (TRECVID) with a workshop taking place just before TREC.
Paul Over is the TRECVID Project Leader at NIST.
Alan Smeaton (CLARITY: Centre for Sensor Web Technologies, Dublin City University) and Wessel Kraaij (TNO and the Institute for Computing and Information Sciences, Radboud University Nijmegen) serve as general external coordinators.
To cite TRECVID in publications:
Partial bibliography of peer-reviewed TRECVID-based work published in other forums
TREC/TRECVID Economic Impact Study
The Scholarly Impact of TRECVid (2003-2009); Preprint
A bibliometric study of video retrieval evaluation benchmarking (TRECVid) : a methodological analysis;
TRECVID Statement on Product Testing and Advertising:
Guidelines for earlier TRECVID workshops:
TREC-2002 Video Track
TREC-2001 Video Track
Other forums for related work:
2013 ACM International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval (ICMR 2013) [16 - 19 April 2013, Dallas, Texas, USA]
11th International Workshop on Content-Based Multimedia Indexing (CBMI 2013) [17 - 19 June 2013, Veszprem, Hungary]
The 21st ACM International Conference on Multimedia (MM'13) [21 - 25 October 2013, Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain]