The Video Browser Showdown uses a server (the VBS Server), which is responsible for two things:

  • presenting all tasks on the projector
  • collecting and evaluating all submissions of the participant’s systems


The DRES Server for VBS uses an HTTP protocol for communication with all the VBS search systems. Every submission is compared against the ground truth (or evaluated by live judges, if there is no ground truth, such as for some AVS tasks). For information about the DRES Server and its HTTP API, please refer to this page. If you have further questions, please visit this site for discussion.  

Finally, please cite corresponding papers when using the server.

Download the entire query set of VBS 2022 (can be imported to DRES).

Download the entire query set of VBS 2021.

For participants of VBS 2021, it might be interesting to download the auditlog of the DRES server, which shows exact times of tasks (in CEST). 

Video Browser Showdown - The Video Retrieval Competition