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:

CORDIS article about WeKnowIt and Collective Intelligence

The European Commission published an article about WeKnowIt in the Technology Marketplace section of CORDIS website. Yiannis Kompatsiaris was interviewed, revealing the WeKnowIt objectives, the project's course, its results and their impact so far.

Cooperation Agreement with Thessaloniki International Film Festival

Our Group will cooperate with the Thessaloniki International Film Festival aiming to exploit new social media analysis technologies for enhancing experience of the Festival attendants. To this end a Cooperation Agreement has been signed between CERTH-ITI and the Festival. Most of the activities will be in the framework of the SocialSensor project, which is coordinated by CERTH-ITI.