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2nd International Workshop on Environmental Multimedia Retrieval (EMR2015)

MKLab at TRECVID 2014

MKLab participated again this year in the annual TRECVID benchmarking activity, organized by the US National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST). MKLab participated in four TRECVID tasks: Semantic Indexing (SIN), Event Detection in Internet Multimedia (MED), Multimedia Event Recounting (MER), and Instance Search (INS). Our results in these tasks were very good, significantly improving the results we had obtained in previous years.

Accepted paper at Brain Research Journal

The paper "Brain source localization of MMN, P300 and N400: aging and gender differences" by A. Tsolaki, V. Kosmidou, L. Hadjileontiadis, I. Kompatsiaris and M. Tsolaki, has been accepted for publication in the Brain Research Journal, Elsevier (IF=2,828). This work has been supported by the ARISTEIA project CBPCognitive Brain signal Processing lab.

Accepted paper at the Environmental Modelling & Software Journal

The paper "Fusion of meteorological and air quality data extracted from the web for personalized environmental information services" by L. Johansson, V. Epitropou, K. Karatzas, A. Karppinen, L. Wanner, S. Vrochidis, A. Bassoukos, J. Kukkonen, I. Kompatsiaris, has been accepted for publication in the Environmental Modelling & Software Journal, Elsevier (IF=4,538).

Tutorial on “Video Hyperlinking” and related video analysis technologies

A tutorial on “Video Hyperlinking” was delivered at two major scientific conferences, the IEEE Int. Conf. on Image Processing (ICIP; Paris, France, Oct. 2014) and the ACM Int. Conf. on Multimedia (ACMMM; Orlando, FL, USA, Nov. 2014), by Vasileios Mezaris (CERTH) and Benoit Huet (EURECOM).

Best Student Paper Award at ECCV Workshop(s) 2014

The paper on “Multi-entity bayesian networks for knowledge-driven analysis of ICH content” by Giannis Chantas, Alexandros Kitsikidis, Spiros Nikolopoulos, Kosmas Dimitropoulos, Stella Douka, Ioannis Kompatsiaris and Nikos Grammalidis received the Best Student Paper Award at the ECCV Workshop on Computer vision + ONTology Applied Cross-disciplinary Technologies, which was held in Zurich, Switzerland, in September 2014.

DEMLAB - Dem@Care Lab Ontology for Dementia Assessment

The Dem@Care Lab Ontology for Dementia Assessement 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). The ontology has been developed in the framework of the Dem@Care

Professor Maria Petrou’s Professional Career

A tribute article in the Pattern Recognition Letters on the late CERTH – ITI director Prof. Maria Petrou, describing her research and administration activities and achievements as director of CERTH-ITI.

ImproveMyCity - from a project to a product

We are happy to announce the new website (www.improve-my-city.com) of ImproveMyCity.