Hasso-Plattner-Institut25 Jahre HPI
Hasso-Plattner-Institut25 Jahre HPI

Video Analytics (Wintersemester 2013/2014)

Dozent: Prof. Dr. Christoph Meinel (Internet-Technologien und -Systeme) , Dr. Haojin Yang (Internet-Technologien und -Systeme)

Allgemeine Information

  • Semesterwochenstunden: 4
  • ECTS: 6
  • Benotet: Ja
  • Einschreibefrist: 01.10.2013 - 31.10.2013
  • Lehrform: VU
  • Belegungsart: Wahlpflichtmodul
  • Maximale Teilnehmerzahl: 20


  • IT-Systems Engineering BA


In the last decade digital libraries and web video portals have become more and more popular. The amount of video data available on the World Wide Web (WWW) is growing rapidly. According to the official statistic-report of the popular video portal YouTube  more than 6 billion hours of video are watched each month and about 100 hours of video are uploaded every minute. Therefore, how to efficiently retrieve video data on the web or within large video archives has become a very important and challenging task.

In this seminar, various methods for automatic video analysis and retrieval will be developed based on state-of-the-art computer vision technologies. The system accuracy and performance will be evaluated by using opened benchmark.

More information

In the current research, we focus on state-of-the-art techniques in video analysis and multimedia information retrieval (MIR). Potential topics include video Shot Boundary Detection (SBD), where a video stream will be separated into a set of representative key-frames. SBD often serves as a basis for further video analysis tasks. Video Text Detection (Video OCR) is one of the most intense research topics in MIR domain. Here we focus on improving existing approaches by using Deep-Learning techniques. Video Genre Classification is another topic attracted much more attention recently. An approach will be developed based on multimodal video information such as video key-frames,  frame concepts, topics from video texts etc. The last topic is Real-time Video Object Tracking Applications. Various applications can be developed based on an existing object tracking approach, as e.g., interactive web-browser using object tracking algorithm.