Here are the winners of the Video Browser Showdown from the previous years.


Miroslav Kratochvíl, Patrik Veselý, František Mejzlík, and Jakub Lokoč. SOM-Hunter: Video Browsing with Relevance-to-SOM Feedback Loop. Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic

The colleagues from Charles University have also released a lightweight version of SOMHunter, which you can use as a basis to start in VBS. The system is provided with all the necessary metadata for the V3C1 dataset and available here:


Luca Rossetto, Mahnaz Amiri Parian, Ralph Gasser, Ivan Giangreco, Silvan Heller, Heiko Schuldt. Deep Learning-Based Concept Detection in vitrivr
University of Basel, Switzerland




Jakub Lokoc, Gregor Kovalcik and Tomas Soucek. Revisiting SIRET Video Retrieval Tool
Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic



Luca Rossetto, Ivan Giangreco, Claudiu Tanase, Heiko Schuldt, Stephane Dupont and Omar Seddati.
Enhanced Retrieval and Browsing in the IMOTION System


Kai Uwe Barthel, Nico Hezel, and Radek Mackowiak (and Florian Barthel),
HTW Berlin, Germany,
Navigating a graph of scenes for exploring large video collections



Adam Blazek, Jakub Lokoc, Filip Matzner, and Tomas Skopal
SIRET Research Group, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic
Enhanced Signature-based Video Browser


Winners 2014

Jakub Lokoc, Adam Blazek, and Tomas Skopal
SIRET Research Group, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic
Signature-based Video Browser
They also provide a download of their tool here (implemented for Windows, with .NET):

Moreover, you can see an online demo of the system here



Winners 2013

Duy-Dinh Le, Vu Lam, Thanh Duc Ngo, Vinh Quang Tran, Vu Hoang Nguyen, Duc Anh Duong, and Shin’ichi Satoh
National Institute of Informatics / The Graduate University for Advanced Studies, Tokyo, Japan and The University of Information Technology / University of Science, HCM City, Vietnam
NII-UIT-VBS: A Video Browsing Tool for Known Item Search



Winners 2012

Manfred del Fabro and Laszlo Böszörmenyi
Institute of Information Technology (ITEC), Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Austria
AAU Video Browser: Non-Sequential Hierarchical Video Browsing without Content Analysis


Video Browser Showdown - The Video Retrieval Competition