Summer Schools on Multimodal Information Retrieval ERMITES
IEEE Passive
Contest Campaigns
1st @ automatic plant classification ImageClef 2012 challenge
2nd/6 on recall precision criteria on violent scene detection in Hollywood movies at Affect Event MediaEval 2011
Scaled Acoustic Biodiversity [SABIOD], 1st at Multiple Whale Passive Acoustic Tracking challenge
4th/11 @ Visual Concept Detection ImageClef 2008 (after Xerox, RWTH, LIP6)
3th/24 with AVEIR run @ Photo Retrieval Diversity ImageClef 2009 (after XEROX, DCU)
5th/13 @ Visual Concept Detection ICPR2010 ImageClef (after CVSSPret, ISIS, IJS, PTECH, MMIS)
High Level Features detection @ TREC VIDEO 2008-09 (IRIM project)
Ester I (Event Detection / Segmentation Task)
Ester II (Named Entity detection Task)
L2 Math-Info Graph Theory
Master-Information Theory formulae
Master SIS - lessons in Content Based Information Retreival
Former Phd Students
S. Tollari (2003-2006 PhD)
N. Ben Aloui (2006-2009 PhD)
S. Fraihat (2007-2010 PhD)
A. Zidouni (2007-2010 PhD)
F. Benard (2007-2011+)
P. Marchart (2009-2012 PhD)
R. Abeille (2010-2013 PhD)
Current Phd Students
Y. Doh (2011-14)
C. Rabouy (2012-)
M. Bartcus (2012-)
M. Kenne (2013-)
PostDoc Students
Z. Q. Zhao (2007-2009) Today Associate Pr @ Hong Kong univ
E. Dumont (2009)
X. Halkias (2011-14)
A. Mishchenko (2012-14) (SATT Coll. Cyberio INPG)
AFCP (Assoc. Francophone Communication Parlee
Master Sciences de L'information & Systemes
Master Dev. et Appl. Plateformes Mobiles

Hervé GLOTIN (Pr.)

Awarded & member 2011-16 of the Institut Universitaire de France (IUF *) for outstanding research.
Systems and Information Sciences Lab LSIS CNRS 7296
Univ. Sud Toulon Var BP20132-83957 La Garde CEDEX-France, Tel:+33(0)4 941 428 24 glotin (at)


Long CV (2014)

Link to my bibliography (selected by Google Scolar)

Multimodal Scene Understanding Bioacoustics Speech Cognitive Systems


Big Data ULearnBio ICML 2014 workshop CFP:'Unsupervised Learning from Bioacoustic Big Data' 21-26 june 2014-Beijing [co-general chair]

Welcome to ICML 2014 ULearnBio challenges, now open, closing in may [co-Pi]

LifeCLEF 2014 BIG BIRD Identification challenge (14K audio records, 500 species centered on Brazil): following the pionner ICML 2013 and NIPS 2013 challenges, it dealts with 5 times number of species (previous challenge proceedings on line @ [co-Pi]

Internat. Summer School on Advanced Multimodal Information Retrieval [ERMITES], open registration, IX edition 'From Information Development to Information Retrieval', Iles d'Or Var France, sept. 2014 [general chair]

Older organization of conferences / invited talks:

Neural Information Processing Scaled to Bioacoustics workshop (joint to NIPS) - Nevada 2013 (with Y. LeCun, S. Mallat, T.Artieres, O. Tchernichovski, X. Halkias) - Bird and Whale NIPS4B challenges [general chair]

Invited speaker @ "Cetacean echolocation & outer space neutrinos: ethology & physics interdisciplinary approach to underwater bioacoustics"

The Bioacoustic classification challenge @ ICML2013 [general chair with J. Sueur]

Machine Learning for Bioacoustics workshop (joint to ICML) Atlanta 2013 (with Y. LeCun NY univ., C. Clark & P. Dugan Cornell univ.) [general chair]

BIO Inspired Optimal Systems Symposium [general chair]

Some recent Publications / Presentations :

DYNI bioacoustic research at TV Thalassa magazine 2013

ONCET project for Pelagos cetacean sanctuary (excerpt FranceTV, also shown at Oceanographic Museum of Monaco 2/13

Invited talk @ "Human dialects & animal communication, Common principles & differences" workshop


SABIOD and Przewalski's horses bioacoustics survey

"Cooperative Sparse Representation in Two Opposite Directions for Semi-supervised Image Annotation" IEEE Trans Image Proces. 2012 DOI 10.1109/TIP.2012.2197631

Editor of "Soundscape Semiotics - Localisation and Categorisation", book in press

FranceTV interview on bioacoutics, April 2012, 13 minutes (MP4 60Mo)

"Indexing and querying segmented web pages: the BlockWeb Model" in World Wide Web journal, Vol. 14 2011 10.1007/s11280-011-0124-6

"Stochastic Low-Rank Kernel Learning for Regression" @ ICML 2011

Some current projects :

SYCIE : Multimodal Maritime Multi-Drone Mission Optimisation (+Prolexia, IFREMER, DCNS, FUI project) started financed 03.2013-2016 [Co-Pi]

Scaled Acoustic Biodiversity Interdisplinary Big Data CNRS (+Museum Natural History Paris, Universities P. & M. Curie, Orsay) 2012-2017 [Pi]

PHRASE : Augmented Reality and Autonomous Perception (+Inst. Science Mouvement, Prolexia, DGA RAPID project), 2012-2015 [Co Pi]

"COGNILEGO: from Pixels to Semantics" ANR (+Neurobiology LNIA lab, A2IA OCR world leader), 2011-2013 [Pi]

Recent Past :

Invited discussant @ Institut Hautes Etudes Scientifiques IHES - Mathematical Models of Sound Analysis 2012

ERMITES 2012 : Summer school on Representation and Decision in Vision [Pi]

Research Interests :

  • Perceptual Artificial Intelligence
  • Multimodal Information Retrieval, Content Analysis & Mining - ANR AVEIR project (LIP6, CLIPS, Paris Telecom, LSIS) - Pole CAP DIGITAL AVEIR
  • Automatic Speech Recognition - ESTER Project
  • Content Based Image Retrieval and Auto-Annotation   Examples DIMATEX poster
  • Biometrics - Project with DCN : CIFRE PHD
  • Bioacoustics - Project PIMC, multiple whale tracking, patented PCT 2009 - Pole Mer
  • Machine Learning (ANN, SVM, ART2, LDA, ALDA...)
  • Information Theory (Shannon, Fisher...)
  • Cognitive Sciences (Neurobiology of perception, reasoning and learning) - TCAN Project 2005-06 + ANR ANCL 2007-09 (LPC, DDL, LNIA, LSIS resp.)

Habilitation thesis : "Recherche d'Information et Perception Robustes pour une Multi-Structuration Audio-Video-Lego ŕ l'échelle", 2007. Jury : Gallinari P., Jauffret C. , Barhen J., Bengio S., Merialdo B., Scholl M., Le Maitre J.

PHD thesis : "Elaboration et comparaison de systemes adaptatifs multi-flux de reconnaissance robuste de la parole : incorporation des indices de voisement et de localisation", 2001 PDF (10Mo for acroread) PS.GZ (7Mo).

Former projects :

ANR ANCL Learning to read 2007-2009 [Co Pi]
ANR AVEIR : Web Image Auto-Annotation 2007-2009 [Co Pi]
Vision : ACI TCAN and ANR ANCL (2005-2009) on neurocomputationnel reading
Speech recognition: audiovisual VIA VOICE with IBM (2001), Cost 249, ESPRIT  projects: RESPITE et SPHEAR .

Phd Students :

  • sept 2003-oct 2006, (+J. Le Maitre) PhD codir of S. Tollari : 'Indexation et recherche d'images par fusion d'information textuelles et visuelles' (USTV grant) Today Associate Pr @ LIP6 Paris 6.
  • fev 2006-janv 2009 (+O. Papini) PhD codir of N. Ben Aloui : 'Biometrie multimodale par parametrisation et fusion qualitatives' (CIFRE DCNS grant). Today ing. researcher @ DCNS.
  • fev 2007-24 mars 2010 PhD dir of S. Fraihat : 'Representation parcimonieuse temps-frequence de la parole' (LSIS grant). Today ass. Pr. Fac. of Inf. Technol., AL-Ahliyya Amman Univ., Amman, Jordan.
  • oct 2007-2011: PhD dir of F. Caudal-Benard : 'Trajectographie temps-reel par acoustique passive et analyse des emissions de mammiferes marins' (REGION + Chrisar Software grant).
  • oct 2007-dec 2010: PhD dir of A. Zidouni : 'Discriminant graphic model for sequence labeling : application to radiophonic named entity recognition' (Ministery grant).Today Ing Reseacher @ ADSN Thales Services.
  • oct 2009-dec 2012 (+L. Ralaivola) Phd codir P. Machart (Ministery grant): Coping with the Computational and Statistical Bipolar Nature of Machine Learning . Now post doc at IRISA Panama team
  • oct 2010-sept 2013: (+P. Giraudet) PhD dir of R. Abeille (USTV grant): 'Multipulsed biosonar robust decomposition, application to whale authentification'
  • oct 2011...: (+J. Razik, O. Adam) PhD codir of Y. Doh: 'Bioacoustique robuste embarquee' (Region PACA + Cesigma grant)
  • nov.2012...: (+S. Paris) PhD dir of C. Rabouy: 'Hierarchical parsimonious classification applied to LIDAR, Sonar and emb. camera' (French Government Defence grant)
  • dec.2012...: (+F. Chamroukhi) PhD dir of M. Bartcus (Ministery grant): 'Unsupervised Bayesian learning for large scale scene analysis'
  • sept. 2013...:(+S. Paris) Phd dir of Y. Kenne:'Spatio temporal optimisation of sensor deployment for target detection' (Direction Generale Armement)

Teaching :

Création de nouveaux cours : Traitement automatique de la parole et applications Télécom, Transcription de documents numériques, Recherche d'information, Biométrie, RI dans documents audio-visuels, Theorie de l'information, Theorie des graphes, notamment dans le cadre du master Sciences de l'Information et des Systemes (SIS) et du nouveau master Developpement et Applications sur Plateformes Mobiles MASTER DAPM.


Last update : 3.2014

* What is IUF ? (find details on IUF web site) : The mission of the Institut universitaire de France is to promote high quality research, and to strengthen interdisciplinary projects. The members are selected by 2 separated international juries, ... none of the laureates can be co-opted. The evaluations of the juries are based on the scientific work (innovation, interdisciplinary projects, international reputation, and the hability of the applicant in developing a project of quality). IUF member status represents 2% of the tenures of french universities.