Important Dates (tentative)
The seventh annual Lifelog Search Challenge (LSC'24) will take place during the ACM IMCR'24 conference, on the 10th June 2024 in Phuket, Thailand. The LSC is a participation workshop in which teams compete with each other to develop the leading PoV Egocentric Lifelog retrieval tool. As with all previous versions, LSC'24 will be a highly interactive and entertaining participation workshop, which means that all participants will write and present a paper, as well as taking part in the live interactive search challenge. Consequently, the workshop will have two parts, (1) oral presentations, and (2) the search challenge.

The format of the workshop was as follows:
  • A conventional first session with an introduction speaker, a panel discussion and oral presentation of research papers with a paper from each participant.
  • A second session which is the interactive search challenge, which will be open for all ICMR'23 delegates to attend. All participating groups will take part in the real-time competition, which will be configured in the manner described below.

The oral presentations (with associated papers) described the approaches taken to develop the interactive system for the search challenge. The workshop has an associated LSC dataset (see DATA page), which will be a 42 month lifelog dataset. This dataset consists of rich multimodal lifelog data (wearable camera images, locations and other metadata). Associated with the dataset will be 6 test and at least 24 evaluation multimodal topics representing challenging real-world information needs. We intend to use both expert and novice users for the search challenge, therefore all participants must be physically present at the workshop..

The LSC workshop is now in the sixth year: The previous years events are archived below:
LSC'18 - The first LSC workshop was hosted at ACM ICMR 2018 in Yokohama, Japan.
LSC'19 - The second LSC2019 workshop took place at ACM ICMR 2020 in Ottawa, Canada
LSC'20 - The third LSC'20 took place as a fully virtual event, due to the covid restrictions. ACM ICMR was held virtually in Dublin, Ireland.
LSC'21 - The fourth LSC'21 took place as a fully virtual event, due to the covid restrictions. ACM ICMR was held virtually in Taipei, Taiwan.
LSC'22 - The fifth LSC'22 took place as a hybrid event, due to the covid restrictions. ACM ICMR was held in Newark, NJ.
LSC'23 - The sixth LSC'23 took place as a mostly physical event at ACM ICMR'23 in Thessaloniki, Greece.

Additionally, the LSC'18 collection was used for the Task Intelligence workshop at WSDM 2019. For details, please see the LSC'18 pages.
The Proceedings of LSC'18, LSC'19, LSC'20, LSC'21, LSC'22 and LSC'23 are available on the ACM Digital Library.