The Lab has extensive experience and expertise in semantic multimedia analysis, indexing and retrieval, social media and big data analytics, knowledge structures, reasoning and personalization for multimedia applications, eHealth and environmental applications

Mklab co-organizes a Special Issue on Future Trends of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Big Data in Electronics MDPI Journal

Mklab participates at the editorial committee of the Special Issue and is represented by Dr. Ioannis Kompatsiaris, Dr. Sotiris Diplaris and Dr. Stefanos Vrochidis. This Special Issue aims to investigate the future trends of AI and big data, as well as their influence on various domains. Extended reality, art and culture, multimodal analysis, and multimedia retrieval are just a few of the areas that will be explored. We welcome original research papers and review articles that delve into topics such as edge computing, personalized medicine, ethics and the responsible use of AI, and natural language understanding, among others.

"IPAS’22: Best Session Paper Award for the Research Group M4D/MKLab of ITI-CERTH"

The research paper entitled ‘Vehicle Color Identification Framework using Pixel-level color Estimation from Segmentation Masks of Car Parts’ wins the Best Session Award Certificate under the category Image and Video Processing for Smart City and Smart Environments! The research was conducted by M4D, the Multimodal Data Fusion and Analytics Group, as part of the Multimedia Knowledge and Social Media Analytics Laboratory, and was presented by Mr. Stavrothanasopoulos during the Image Processing Applications and Systems (IPAS’22) conference in Genova between the 5th to the 7th of December 2022.

"Supporting Copernicus through Big data and Artificial Intelligence" - Joint Event organised by European projects

Four EU projects, namely CALLISTO (where M4D/MKLab is the Scientific & Technical Manager), CENTURION, DeepCube and Global Earth Monitor (GEM), funded under the Horizon 2020 call DT-SPACE-25-EO-2020 are inviting any interested parties to their joint event with the title: “Supporting Copernicus through Big data and Artificial Intelligence”. The event will take place within EU Space Week 2022 on October 6th, at 13:30-15:00 CEST at Hall C of the Prague Expo. EU Space Week is the go-to event for Europe’s space community and this year it will be realised on October 3rd-6th in Prague, Czech Republic.

DisasterMM Task at MediaEval 2022

M4D/MKLab in cooperation with the Eastern Alps River Basin District invites you to the “DisasterMM: Multimedia Analysis of Disaster-Related Social Media Data” task at MediaEval 2022, a multimedia evaluation benchmark that is dedicated to evaluating new algorithms for multimedia access and retrieval. The DisasterMM task concerns the multimedia analysis of social media data, specifically posts from the popular platform of Twitter, that relate to natural or manmade disasters; this year, in particular, the disaster of floods.

NESTOR project receives the 2nd prize in Digital Governance Awards

We are delighted to announce that the H2020 project NESTOR, received the second prize in the Digital Governance Awards 2022 in the thematic: Citizen Security, organized by the Greek Ministry of Digital Governance. Τhe aim of the competition was to highlight effective, innovative and pioneering digitization processes, while simplifying administrative procedures, and develop actions that support the digital transformation of the Greek state. The M4D group of MKLab, as the Scientific and Technical manager of the project, is responsible for the management and supervision of the scientific and technical outcomes of the NESTOR project.

"Earthquakes: From Twitter Detection to EO Data Processing" – New joint publication as an outcome of the EOPEN-BETTER synergy

The “H2020 Earth Observation Big Data Hackathon”, co-organised by five now completed EU Horizon 2020 projects in the “EO Big Data Shift” topic, sparked the synergy between EOPEN and BETTER, and in particular between CERTH’s M4D/MKLab, ETH’s Department of Earth Sciences, Elecnor Deimos and Terradue Srl. This successful collaboration was captured with the recent publication of a joint article titled “Earthquakes: From Twitter Detection to EO Data Processing” in IEEE’s Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters.

Πρόσκληση για συμμετοχή σε μελέτη με σκοπό την έγκαιρη διάγνωση της νόσου Alzheimer

Το Εργαστήριο Γνώσης Πολυμέσων και Ανάλυσης Κοινωνικών Δικτύων του Εθνικού Κέντρου Έρευνας και Τεχνολογικής Ανάπτυξης (ΕΚΕΤΑ) σε συνεργασία με την Ελληνική Εταιρεία Νόσου Alzheimer και Συναφών Διαταραχών διεξάγουν μελέτη για ενήλικες άνω των 55 ετών που στόχο έχει την εύρεση νέων εργαλείων για την έγκαιρη διάγνωση της νόσου Alzheimer. Στο πλαίσιο της μελέτης, όσοι συμμετάσχουν σε αυτήν, θα πραγματοποιούν επίσκεψη (αυθημερόν) ή και διαμονή (για μία προαιρετική διανυκτέρευση) στην πλήρως εξοπλισμένη μονοκατοικία «Έξυπνο Σπίτι του ΕΚEΤΑ» το οποίο βρίσκεται στις εγκαταστάσεις του ΕΚΕΤΑ στη Θέρμη.

WaterMM Task at MediaEval 2021

MKLab in cooperation with the Eastern Alps River Basin District invites you to the “WaterMM: Water Quality in Social Multimedia” task at MediaEval 2021, a multimedia evaluation benchmark that is dedicated to evaluating new algorithms for multimedia access and retrieval. The WaterMM task deals with the analysis of social media posts from Twitter concerning issues of water quality, safety and security. Because the occurrence of words/phrases about the quality of drinking water (e.

Article in Greek Media about our PrescIT project

An article about the PrescIT project, coordinated by our lab, published in Greek media, explains its aspiring goals and process. PrescIT aims to transform and expedite the workflow of medical experts by providing a smart, personalized and interoperable e-Prescription Platform. In detail, will enhance the current e-Prescription practices with: Intelligence, by leveraging Big Data on drugs, disease and therapeutic protocols to advise and alert doctors in case of Drug Adverse Reactions (ADRs) and undesired Drug-to-Drug Interactions (DDIs) Personalization, by combining information from the patient's Electronic Health Records (EHR) to provide recommendations Interoperability, by integrating with Hospital Management Systems (HMS), private practice software and most importantly, the national prescription system in Greece, e-prescription.

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Motorola collaborations

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The Multimedia Group has been collaborating with Motorola in several Motorola funded R&D projects.


NVIDIA links Multimedia Group for the GPU-LIBSVM implementation

HR Excellence in Research

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