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MediaQ is a novel online media management framework to collect, organize, share, search, and trade user-generated mobile images and videos by the public.




Team

About Us

Our team at USC IMSC has been working on the research and development of MediaQ since 2010.

IMSC Management Team

Seon Ho Kim, Ph.D.

Project Leader,
IMSC Associate Director
Website

Luciano Nocera, Ph.D.

IMSC Associate Director

Cyrus Shahabi, Ph.D.

IMSC Director Website

PhD Students

Hien To

Ph.D. Student Website

Ying Lu

Ph.D. Student

Abdullah Alfarrarjeh

Ph.D. Student Website

Giorgos Constantinou

Ph.D. Student Website

Master Students

Bowen Huang

Master Student

Undergraduate Students

External Collaborators

Roger Zimmermann, Ph.D.

National University of Singapore, Singapore Website

Joon-Seok Kim, Ph.D. Candidate

Pusan National University, Korea

Former Students

Jung-Jung Yeh

Master Student Website

Ching Chiu

Master Student

Chun-Yuan Chen

Master Student Website

Mike Yerou

Master Student Website

Lohit Bijani

Master Student

Yash Abooj

Master Student

Gulsheen Ahuja

Master Student

Ari Summer

MS Graduate Website

Dong Han

MS Graduate Website

Hyomin Kim

MS Graduate

Michael Ciesielka

BS Student

Jeong-min Lee

BS Graduate

Features

Media Collection

Geo-Crowdsourcing Media Content

Advanced Searching

Video Analytics

Media Content Sharing

Region Following

Currently,core features are being served in MediaQ server can be accessed here. More advanced features will be added in the next version by the end of 2017.

About

MediaQ is a novel online media management framework to collect, organize, share, search, and trade user-generated mobile images and videos by the public. It provides a synergistic hybrid of storage (e.g., YouTube), trading (e.g., Ebay), social sharing (e.g., Facebook) for videos and pictures which is effectively tied by IMSC’s proprietary technologies.


MediaQ consists of MediaQ server and mobile app for smartphone using iPhone or Android OS. It allows video uploads from user’s smartphone to be automatically geo-tagged on a map, while also adding metadata such as its recorded real time and indicating the specific direction a camera was pointed, per frame. Media content can be exactly pinned on the map with directional accuracy. Signed participants can post specific content requests that will automatically ping other participants near a designated content assignment location enticing them to get out their phones and start recording.


Integrated Media Systems Center at USC has developed new patented technologies to support the MediaQ framework:


  • Unique techniques to represent video contents have been developed by using metadata. Individual frames of video (or any meaningful video segment) will be automatically annotated by objective metadata which capture 4 dimensions in real world: capture time (When), camera location and viewing direction (Where), keyword (What) and people (Who), termed W4-Metadata, utilizing sophisticated geospatial and computer vision techniques.

  • New way of collecting videos and pictures from the public has been implemented by using geo-crowdsourcing, which makes user-generated media contents to be collected in a coordinated manner for a specific purpose. Our geo-crowdsourcing can orchestrate the collaboration of requesters and workers in an optimal way based on temporal and spatial information.

Screenshots

Current MediaQ screenshots

Updates

Version 1.0

Released on June 6th, 2013
  • New Initial website release

Publications

  • Journal and Magazine Papers

  • [J6] "Large-scale geo-tagged video indexing and queries", Ma, He and Arslan Ay, Sakire and Zimmermann, Roger and Kim, Seon Ho GeoInformatica Volume 18, Pages: 671--697, 2014.
  • [J5] "Relevance Ranking in Georeferenced Video Search", Sakire Arslan Ay, Roger Zimmermann, Seon Ho Kim Multimedia Systems Journal (MMSJ '10), Springer-Verlag, Volume 16, Pages: 105-125, 2010.
  • [J4] "A Design and Implementation of Geo-Tagged Video Search Framework", Seon Ho Kim, Sakire Arslan Ay, Roger Zimmermann Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation, Elsevier (JVCI '10), Academic Press, Inc., Volume 21, Pages: 773-786, Orlando, FL, USA, 2010.
  • [J3] "Querying geo-tagged videos for vision applications using spatial metadata", Cai, Yinghao and Lu, Ying and Kim, Seon Ho and Nocera, Luciano and Shahabi, Cyrus EURASIP Journal on Image and Video Processing Volume 2017, Pages: 19, 2017.
  • [J2] "Efficient indexing and retrieval of large-scale geo-tagged video databases", Lu, Ying Shahabi, Cyrus and Kim Seon Ho GeoInformatica Volume 20, Pages: 829--857, 2016.
  • [J1] "Janus - Multi Source Event Detection and Collection System for Effective Surveillance of Criminal Activity", Cyrus Shahabi, Seon Ho Kim, Luciano Nocera, Giorgos Constantinou, Ying Lu, Yinghao Cai, Gérard Medioni, Ramakant Nevatia and Farnoush Banaei-Kashani Journal of Information Processing Systems Volume 10, Pages: 1~22, 2014.
  • Conference and Workshop Papers

  • [C20] "Scalable spatial crowdsourcing: A study of distributed algorithms", Alfarrarjeh, Abdullah and Emrich, Tobias and Shahabi, Cyrus "Mobile Data Management (MDM), 2015 16th IEEE International Conference on" Volume 1, Pages: 134--144, 2015.
  • [C19] "Effectively crowdsourcing the acquisition and analysis of visual data for disaster response", To, Hien and Kim, Seon Ho and Shahabi, Cyrus "Big Data (Big Data), 2015 IEEE International Conference on" Pages: 697--706, 2015.
  • [C18] "Gift: A geospatial image and video filtering tool for computer vision applications with geo-tagged mobile videos", Cai, Yinghao and Lu, Ying and Kim, Seon Ho and Nocera, Luciano and Shahabi, Cyrus "Multimedia \& Expo Workshops (ICMEW), 2015 IEEE International Conference on" Pages: 1--6, 2015.
  • [C17] "An Efficient Index Structure for Large-scale Geo-tagged Video Databases", Ying Lu, Cyrus Shahabi and Seon Ho Kim "Accepted to appear in the ACM GIS, Nov. 2014" 2014.
  • [C16] "A Benchmark to Evaluate Mobile Video Upload to Cloud Infrastructures", Afsin Akdogan, Hien To, Seon Ho Kim, Cyrus Shahabi "Fifth workshop on Big Data Benchmarks, Performance Optimization, and Emerging Hardware (BPOE-5), Sep. 2014" 2014.
  • [C15] "Active Key Frame Selection for 3D Model Reconstruction from Crowdsourced Geo-tagged Videos", Guanfeng Wang, Ying Lu, Luming Zhang, Abdullah Alfarrarjeh, Roger Zimmermann, Seon Ho Kim and Cyrus Shahabi "IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME), July 2014" 2014.
  • [C14] "Frame Selection Algorithms for Automatic Generation of Panoramic Images from Crowdsourced Geo-tagged Videos", Seon Ho Kim, Ying Lu, Junyuan Shi, Abdullah Alfarrarjeh, Cyrus Shahabi, Guanfeng Wang, Roger Zimmermann "Accepted to appear in Web and Wireless Geographical Information Systems (W2GIS)" (W2GIS '14), Seoul, South Korea 2014.
  • [C13] "MediaQ: Mobile Multimedia Management System", Seon Ho Kim, Ying Lu, Giorgos Constantinou, Cyrus Shahabi, Guanfeng Wang, Roger Zimmermann "ACM Multimedia Systems" (ACM MMSys '14), Singapore 2014.
  • [C12] "Automatic Geotagging and Querying of Indoor Videos", Kim, Joon-Seok and Kim, Seon Ho and Li, Ki-Joune "Proceedings of the Fifth ACM SIGSPATIAL International Workshop on Indoor Spatial Awareness" (ISA '13), Orlando, florida ACM, Pages: 50--53, New York, NY, USA, ISBN: 978-1-4503-2526-4, 2013.
  • [C11] "GeoCrowd: Enabling Query Answering with Spatial Crowdsourcing", Leyla Kazemi and Cyrus Shahabi "Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems" (ACM SIGSPATIAL '12), Redondo Beach, CA, USA 2012.
  • [C10] "Automatic Tag Generation and Ranking for Sensor-Rich Outdoor Videos", Zhijie Shen, Sakire Arslan Ay, Seon Ho Kim, Roger Zimmermann "Proceedings of the 19th ACM international conference on Multimedia" (ACM MM '11), New York, NY, USA 2011.
  • [C9] "Viewable Scene Modeling for Geospatial Video Search", Sakire Arslan Ay, Roger Zimmermann, Seon Ho Kim "Proceedings of the 16th ACM international conference on Multimedia" (ACM MM '08), Vancouver, Canada ACM New York, Pages: 309-318, NY, USA, ISBN: 978-1-60558-303-7, 2008.
  • [C8] "Gift: A geospatial image and video filtering tool for computer vision applications with geo-tagged mobile videos", Y. Cai and Y. Lu and S. H. Kim and L. Nocera and C. Shahabi "2015 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia Expo Workshops (ICMEW)" Pages: 1-6, 2015.
  • [C7] "Effectively crowdsourcing the acquisition and analysis of visual data for disaster response", H. To and S. H. Kim and C. Shahabi "2015 IEEE International Conference on Big Data (Big Data)" Pages: 697-706, 2015.
  • [C6] "Incorporating Geo-Tagged Mobile Videos into Context-Aware Augmented Reality Applications", H. To and H. Park and S. H. Kim and C. Shahabi "2016 IEEE Second International Conference on Multimedia Big Data (BigMM)" Pages: 295-302, 2016.
  • [C5] "GeoUGV: User-generated Mobile Video Dataset with Fine Granularity Spatial Metadata", Lu, Ying and To, Hien and Alfarrarjeh, Abdullah and Kim, Seon Ho and Yin, Yifang and Zimmermann, Roger and Shahabi, Cyrus "Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Multimedia Systems" (MMSys '16), Klagenfurt, Austria ACM, Pages: 43:1--43:6, New York, NY, USA, ISBN: 978-1-4503-4297-1, 2016.
  • [C4] "An Empirical Study of Workers ' Behavior in Spatial Crowdsourcing", To, Hien and Geraldes, R\ 'uben and Shahabi, Cyrus and Kim, Seon Ho and Prendinger, Helmut "Proceedings of the Third International ACM SIGMOD Workshop on Managing and Mining Enriched Geo-Spatial Data" (GeoRich '16), San Francisco, California ACM, Pages: 8:1--8:6, New York, NY, USA, ISBN: 978-1-4503-4309-1, 2016.
  • [C3] "An Empirical Study of Workers ' Behavior in Spatial Crowdsourcing", To, Hien and Geraldes, R\ 'uben and Shahabi, Cyrus and Kim, Seon Ho and Prendinger, Helmut "Proceedings of the Third International ACM SIGMOD Workshop on Managing and Mining Enriched Geo-Spatial Data" (GeoRich '16), San Francisco, California ACM, Pages: 8:1--8:6, New York, NY, USA, ISBN: 978-1-4503-4309-1, 2016.
  • [C2] "On Identifying Disaster-Related Tweets: Matching-based or Learning-based?", Hien To, Sumeet Agrawal, Seon Ho Kim, Cyrus Shahabi "Accepted to appear in IEEE International Conference on Multimedia Big Data" (IEEE BigMM), 2017.
  • [C1] "An Entropy-based Framework for Efficient Post-disaster Assessment based on Crowdsourced Data", Sasan Tavakkol, Hien To, Seon Ho Kim, Patrick Lynett, Cyrus Shahabi "ACM SIGSPATIAL Workshop on Emergency Management using GIS in conjunction with ACM GIS" (ACMGIS '16), 2016.

Demo Videos

MediaQ Demo: https://youtu.be/JIejkI1rsOo

MediaQ for Disasters: https://youtu.be/2KV5N84ceIs

MediaQ AR: https://youtu.be/UTb5qwIyCNw

PBS Newshour Inauguration Coverage using our system (2013): http://youtu.be/_TknDNTReMk

NATO Summit Coverage (2012): http://youtu.be/36VVzIgUa_M


News Articles

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User Manual/Tutorials

For MediaQ Server Tutorial, click here .

For MediaQ Android App Tutorial, click here .

For MediaQ Server Video, click here .

For MediaQ Android App Video, click here .

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