Efficient dimensionality reduction and classification software released

We just released software (executables and sources) for our accelerated Kernel Subclass Discriminant Analysis (AKSDA) method and its combination with SVM classifiers. This is an efficient dimensionality reduction and classification method, for very high-dimensional data.

Joint Dem@Care Paper accepted for Publication in TPAMI

A joint paper by INRIA, UBX and CERTH on "Semantic Event Fusion of Different Visual Modality Concepts for Activity Recognition" has been accepted for publication in the special issue on Multimodal Human Pose Recovery and Behavior Analysis of IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (TPAMI).

1st International Workshop on Multimedia Analysis and Retrieval for Multimodal Interaction (MARMI2016)

The 1st International Workshop on Multimedia Analysis and Retrieval for Multimodal Interaction (MARMI2016) is organized in conjunction with the ACM Conference on Multimedia Retrieval (ICMR) 2016, New York, USA, June 6-9, 2016.
- Submission deadline: March 1, 2016
- Notifications: March 26, 2016
- Camera ready version: April 15, 2016
- Workshop: June 6, 2016

MKLab participates in the just launched hackAIR project

The hackAIR project was launched on January 2016 in Thessaloniki by a consortium of six partners of five European countries. hackAIR will develop an open technology toolkit for citizens€™ observatories on air quality.

Dem@Care Context Descriptor Pattern

The Dem@Care Context Descriptor ontology has been integrated in the Linked Open Vocabularies (LOV) dataset, enabling its sharing and reuse by other datasets in the Linked Data Cloud (a human-readable description of the vocabulary is available here).

ESSIR 2015 crowd

MKLab successfully organized the 10th European Summer School on Information Retrieval

The European Summer School in Information Retrieval (ESSIR) is a scientific event founded in 1990, which has given rise to a series of Summer Schools held on a regular basis to provide high quality teaching of Information Retrieval (IR) and advanced IR topics to an audience of researchers and research students. ESSIR is typically a week-long event consisting of guest lectures and seminars from invited lecturers who are recognized experts in the field.

The 10th European Summer School in Information Retrieval (ESSIR 2015) was held in Thessaloniki, Greece between August 31 and September 4, 2015 and was hosted by the Multimedia Knowledge and Social Media Analytics Laboratory (MKLab) of the Information Technologies Institute (ITI) at the Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH).

Successful participation of CERTH-ITI in the interactive Surveillance Event Detection task of TRECVID 2015

CERTH-ITI participated to the interactive Surveillance Event Detection (SED) task of TRECVID 2015 with the video retrieval engine VERGE. VERGE results achieved the second place, among the submissions made by all institutions participating to TRECVID 2015 SED task (runs from 4 different institutions searching for 7 events: cell to ear, embrace, object put, people meet, people split up, poining) with interactive systems.

MKLab successfully participates in MediaEval 2015

MKLab had a very successful participation in the 2015 edition of the MediaEval benchmarking activity that took place in Wurzen, Germany on 14-15 September.

MKLab participates in the Hardware Grant Program of NVIDIA

MKLab is happy to announce that we received support from the Hardware Grant Program of the NVIDIA Corporation to continue our research (Zampoglou et al., 2015) on the field of multimedia forensics, which is currently carried out in the context of the REVEAL EC co-funded project. In particular, we are going to explore the potential of employing Deep Learning approaches on the problem of image splicing detection. 

H2020 - MAMEM's website is launched

The H2020 project MAMEM, started in May 1st, 2015, aims at integrating people with disabilities back into society by endowing them with the critical skill of managing and authoring multimedia content using novel and more natural interface channels. These channels will be controlled by eye-movements and mental commands, significantly increasing the potential for communication and exchange in leisure and non-leisure context.