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Victoria Challenge: Analytics Contest

The VICTORIA Project

Video recordings have become a major resource for legal investigations after crimes and terrorist acts. This investigation work is mostly carried out manually by Law Enforcement Agencies (LEA), this being too resource intensive to handle due to the huge and steadily increasing volume of videos that need to be analysed. To accelerate, facilitate and improve criminal and terrorism related investigations, new video analytics should be developed for detecting and tracking suspected persons, vehicles, audio etc. The 3-year H2020 European project VICTORIA, launched on 1st May 2017, is addressing this need and is developing an ethical and legally compliant video analysis platform (VAP) accelerating the video analysis tasks of LEAs.

The Analytics Contest

VICTORIA is organising its Video Analytics challenge called the Analytics Contest which official start date is on 2/12/2019. Audio/video analysis technology developers/providers/researchers are invited to test and benchmark their algorithms and furthermore to develop the necessary plug-ins for these to communicate with the open Video Analysis Platform (VAP) on VICTORIA datasets. The VAP is an open and flexible platform designed to support analytic tools from third parties with varied features. This new platform will be available in a cloud server (Docker image) during the challenge for testing and integration.

The Analytics Contest is divided into two challenges:

  • The first challenge will invite the developers to propose detection and tracking of persons and cars as well as audio event detection algorithms, to be integrated as plugins into the VAP. The algorithms performances could also be evaluated using datasets that contain ground truth information allowing relevant tests conditions.
  • The second challenge will invite the developers to propose the most innovative functionality related to post-event crimes and terrorism acts to be integrated as plugins into the VAP.

At the end of the analytics contest, prizes will reward best challengers: first plugins successfully integrated into the VAP, most innovative plugins implemented into the VAP, best algorithms scores on dedicated challenges (persons/cars detection and tracking, audio detection)... The rewarded challengers will also be given visibility on a dedicated webpage of the project public website.

More details about the Analytics Contest (submission, timeline, evaluations, awards...), are regularly updated on the VICTORIA website

The VICTORIA project is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 740754

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