ClustTour valorisation

Clusttour was among the 40 technologies out of 150 presented selected as a mature technology for exploitation by the INTERVALUE platform. The INTERVALUE Platform supports the process of valorisation of research results. Here is ClustTour's entry.

Interview to Butterfly Europe about the next generation of social media

Yiannis Kompatsiaris gave an interview to Butterfly Europe regarding the project WeKnowIt and more generally the next generation of social media. You can read the interview here.

Best IJDWM 2010 Paper Award

The paper  "The Dynamics of Content Popularity in Social Media" by Symeon Papadopoulos, Athena Vakali and Yiannis Kompatsiaris received the best 2010 paper award by the International Journal of Data Warehousing and Mining (IJDWM) and will be nominated for the Annual Excellence in Research Journal Award in Database Technologies. 

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Journal website.

GPU-accelerated LIBSVM

A GPU-accelerated implementation of LIBSVM was released. This is a modification of the original LIBSVM that exploits the CUDA framework to significantly reduce processing time while producing identical results. GPU-accelerated LIBSVM gives a performance gain depending on the size of the input data set; this gain increases significantly when considering large data sets. More details and the software can be downloaded from

Book chapter on Collective Intelligence

A book chapter on Collective Intelligence titled "Emerging, Collective Intelligence for personal, organisational and social use" has been accepted for publication in Nik Bessis and Fatos Xhafa (eds.) Next Generation Data Technologies for Collective Computational Intelligence, Studies in Computational Intelligence” book series, Springer (2011)

PatMedia presentation for EPO Director

PatMedia was presented and demonstrated to the Director of the sector of the European patent office on Image Processing and Computer Games, Mr Benno Penzkofer. "This tool could speed up the searches of my patent examinors", were the words of Mr. Penzkofer after the presentation.

More detailed information, on line demonstration and more testimonials related to PatMedia are available here..

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.