Mobile Visual Search (MVS) is a fascinating research field with many open challenges and opportunities, which have the potential to impact the way we organize, annotate, and retrieve visual data (images and videos) using mobile devices.
This talk is structured in four parts:
1. Opportunities: where I present recent and relevant numbers of the mobile computing market, particularly in the field of photography apps, social networks, and mobile search.
2. Basic concepts: where I explain the basic MVS pipeline and discuss the three main MVS scenarios and associated challenges.
3. Technical aspects: where I briefly cover topics such as feature extraction, indexing, descriptor matching, and geometric verification, discuss the state of the art in these fields, and comment on open problems and research opportunities.
4. Examples and applications: where I show representative examples of academic research and commercial apps in this field.