Mobile photo browsing and tagging demo won the demo award @ ICMR 2012

ClustTour, a city browsing and photo tagging mobile app, won the demo award at this year's International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval (ICMR 2012) in Hong Kong. The app, which is available for free on the app store, supports efficient browsing and tagging of landmark and event photos. The application employs a hierarchical mode of exploration enabling zooming from the level of a city, through the level of an area/neighbourhood, down to the level of a specific spot. This navigation mechanism combined with photo clustering, and a dual map-list viewing mechanism, makes possible the browsing of hundreds of thousands of publicly available geotagged photos on a smartphone. To reduce clutter on the screen caused by the large number of markers on the map, an adaptive clustering strategy is employed. In addition to the advanced browsing capabilities, the application enables users to import their personal photos from Flickr and to easily annotate them by propagating to them metadata (location, tags) from the currently viewed object (area, landmark). The application currently supports more than 30 cities worldwide.

Live+Gov project presented at MOBIB 2012 - Pan European Partnership and Investment for Mobile Services.

In MOBIB2012 a two day conference that is gradually becoming a meeting point between SMEs, professional experts, corporate partners and venture capital investors interested in knowledge-sharing on strategic information, market opportunities and new business trends in the Mobile Value-Added Services industry, the ITI team had the opportunity to present the mobile-related technologies envisaged by the recently started EU-project Live+Gov (Reality Sensing, Mining and Augmentation

First MUMIA Training Summer School - Building Next Generation Search Systems

The first MUMIA training Summer school on "Building Next Generation Search Systems" is taking place at Olympiada, Chalkidiki, Greece on September 24-28, 2012.  The aim of Training School is to give participants grounding in the core topics that constitute the interdisciplinary area of Multilingual and Multifaceted Interactive Information Access. The school is a week-long event consisting of lecturers from MUMIA and invited speakers. Among them, Stefanos Vrochidis of ITI-CERTH will be giving a lecture on "Interactive Multimedia Search Systems".

The call for participation is available here.

TEDx Thessaloniki iPhone app

Multimedia Group developed the mobile app for iOS for the TEDxThessaloniki event. The application is available for free on iTunes. The app was implemented in the context of SocialSensor in the process of gathering realistic user requirements and feedback for various types of events.

PatMedia presentation for the Greek Industrial Property Organization

PatMedia was presented and demonstrated to the Greek Industrial Property Organization. The presentation took place at the premises of the Greek Industrial Property Organization and the patent experts, searchers and examiners of the organization, who attended the demonstration of PatMedia, expressed their interest in the multimedia analysis technologies of ITI and their application to the intellectual property domain.

ThessFest iPhone app

Multimedia Group has released ThessFest, the official iPhone application for the 14th Thessaloniki Documentary Fetival. The application is available for free on iTunes.

ThessFest first version offers the following features:

The MEDUSA project final review was successfully held between 9-10 February 2012 in Munich, Germany.

The MEDUSA project final review was successfully held between 9-10 February 2012 in Munich, Germany.

ClustTour mobile app available on iTunes

MK Group at CERTH has released an iPhone application for ClustTour. ClustTour mobile enables an intuitive exploration of the interesting landmarks and events for more than 30 cities worldwide, making use of automatic analysis methods on large amounts of tagged photos from Flickr.
The application is available for free on iTunes:
http://clusttour.gr/itunes

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