VAMPIRE___Visual Active Memory Processes and Interactive REtrieval
VAMPIRE Events Publications Consortium Media archive



Scientific coordinator: Gerhard Sagerer, Bielefeld University, Faculty of Technology

Technical coordination: Sven Wachsmuth, Bielefeld University Faculty of Technology

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Bielefeld University (BU)

Applied Computer Science

The Applied Computer Science group at BU is leading the workpackage on 'System integration and evaluation'. The research focus is on the development of a software framework and architecture suitable for cognitive vision systems. Additionally, significant work has been conducted in the areas of contextual reasoning, scene analysis, action recognition, and visualisation loops for user feedback in the AR scenario.

Scientific persons involved in the VAMPIRE project

  • Gerhard Sagerer (person in charge)
  • Marc Hanheide
  • Sebastian Wrede
  • Christian Bauckhage
  • Sven Wachsmuth



The Neuroinformatics group at BU is leading the workpackage on 'Visual learning of object models and motion behaviours'. In research, the main emphasis is on object recognition, online learning of appearance-based object models, attention modeling, and data-driven event detection.

Scientific persons involved in the VAMPIRE project

  • Helge Ritter (person in charge)
  • Ingo Bax
  • Holger Bekel
  • Gunther Heidemann


Graz University of Technology (TUG)

The Institute of Electrical Measurement and Measurement Signal Processing at TUG is leading the workpackage on 'Advanced visual human/computer interface using AR features'. Research focuses on algorithms for real-time vision, self-localisation, detection of natural landmarks, hybrid tracking using visual and inertial sensors, techniques for human-computer interaction and the development of an augmented reality gear that is used in the project as a common hardware platform.

Scientific persons involved in the VAMPIRE project

  • Axel Pinz (person in charge)
  • Hannes Siegl
  • Christoph Stock
  • Peter Lang


University of Surrey (UniS)

The Centre for Vision, Speech and Signal Processing (CVSSP) at UniS is leading the workpackage 'Spatio-temporal context in visual event annotation'. The main focus of research in VAMPIRE is on video annotation including object recognition, tracking, scene analysis, scene evolution modeling and memory-based system architectures.

Scientific persons involved in the VAMPIRE project

  • Josef Kittler (person in charge)
  • Alexey Kostin
  • M. Sadeghi
  • I. Kolonias
  • K. Messer
  • A. Ahmadyfard
  • Bill Christmas


University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (UERLN)

The chair for pattern recognition (LME) at UERLN is leading the workpackage 'Adaptive real-time segmentation and sparse 3-d reconstruction'. Research conducted in the project mainly focuses on different kinds of data-driven and model-based tracking techniques, object recognition for model-based tracking, structure from motion approaches, and image-based visualisation using light-fields.

Scientific persons involved in the VAMPIRE project

  • Heinrich Niemann (person in charge)
  • Christoph Gräßl
  • Timo Zinßer
  • Jochen Schmidt
  • Joachim Denzler