Today in the morning I got the following mail announcing the winner of the ACM Multimedia Open Source Software Competition 2009!
It is my pleasure to announce the overall winner of the 2009 ACM Multimedia Open Source Software Competition. This year, the honor falls on “Caliph & Emir: MPEG-7 photo annotation and retrieval”, an open-source project led by Mathias Lux at Klagenfurt University, Austria (http://sourceforge.net/projects/caliph-emir/).
Congratulations to Mathias and his co-contributors for producing a high-quality open-source implementation of a large part of the MPEG-7 standard, with significant potential impact.
I would also like to thank all of you for participating in this year’s open-source software competition, and for contributing to the research and open-source communities. We had 17 high-quality submissions this year (originating from 12 countries), of which 5 projects were selected by the review committee for presentation, demonstration and publication.
Thank you again for making this a high-quality competition.
Apostol (Paul) Natsev, Open Source Competition Chair
After being there last year with LIRe (find the paper here) I know that the open source software competition is a very high level and challenging track. I feel totally honored and I really appreciate this!