ClustTour feedback from the OpenFund

The ClustTour idea was submitted to the OpenFund -a Greek venture capital aiming at financing and supporting promising high-tech start ups- and received positive feedback with respect to its technical aspects. In addition, it received valuable feedback regarding the potential for exploiting the underlying technologies.

Paper on cluster-based landmark/event detection was accepted for publication in the IEEE MultiMedia magazine

Our paper "Cluster-based Landmark and Event Detection on Tagged Photo Collections" was accepted for publication in the IEEE MultiMedia magazine. The paper describes the technologies underlying the ClustTour web application that was developed in the context of the WeKnowIt project.

Citation: S. Papadopoulos, C. Zigkolis, Y. Kompatsiaris, and A. Vakali. "Cluster-based Landmark and Event Detection on Tagged Photo Collections". In IEEE Multimedia Magazine (accepted for publication, October 2010)

CBMI 2011 Call for Special Session Proposals

CBMI 2011 is seeking original, high quality proposals for Special Sessions, to be included in the technical program along with the regular track. The call is available on line.

WeKnowIt presentation in events related session in ICT 2010

WeKnowIt was presented in the ICT event 2010 networking session on Web of Events on October 27th, 2010, in Brussels. Yiannis Kompatsiaris gave a presentation entitled WeKnowIt: Event Detection Processing and Representation.

CERTH is the best in detecting whether you are sitting down or walking!

CERTH participated to the Semantic Indexing (SIN) Task of TRECVID 2010 with its video concept detectors. CERTH’s concept detectors produced the best results, among the submissions made by all institutions participating to TRECVID (101 runs from 30 different institutions), for two of the concepts evaluated this year ("walking", "sitting down"). The latest technical details on the approach that was developed and used for building these detectors are reported in the following publication: V. Mezaris, A. Dimou, I.

CfP: AAI Special Issue on EVENTS 2010

EVENTS 2010, a workshop co-organised by WeKnowIt and Pronto projects is organising a special issue on events recognition at the Applied Artificial Intelligence journal. The call for papers is available online.

Presentations at SSMS 2010

WeKnowIt presentation in CIVR 2010 Practitioner's Day

WeKnowIt was presented at the CIVR 2010 Practicioner's Day event on July 7th, 2010, in Xi'an, China. Yiannis Kompatsiaris gave a presentation entitled "WeKnowIt: Making the Collective Intelligence of Social Media Searchable" (pdf).

ICMR - International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval

2012: 2nd International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval - Call for Organizers

PatMedia Exhibition and Evaluation in IRFS 2010

The PatMedia image retrieval engine was presented and demonstrated in the Exhibition of the IRF Symposium 2010 in Vienna. PatMedia was also one of the main discussion topics in the Image Retrieval Session of the Symposium. During this session, the patent image search engine developed by ITI, was evaluated by professional patent searchers, who discussed their findings and concluded that the functionalities of PatMedia would be of added value in their search tasks. The presentations are available here..