MKLab successfully showcased the results of HOMER Project to Law Enforcement Agents from South East Europe

The HOMER South East European RoadShow Event was held in Thessaloniki, Greece on December 15, 20016, co-organized by MKLab (ITI-CERTH), South-East European Research Centre and the Bulgarian Defense Institute. During the event the achievements of the HOMER consortium were presented to law enforcement and security agencies from South East Europe focusing on demonstrating the Homemade Explosive (HME) Discovery Tools and the HME Knowledge Management Platform (KMP).

Special Track - MultiModal Interfaces for Natural Human Computer Interaction: Theory and Applications

A special track on MultiModal Interfaces for Natural Human Computer Interaction: Theory and Applications is organized in conjuction with the 30th IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems - IEEE CBMS 2017, which will take place in Thessaloniki, Greece from Thursday 22nd to Saturday 24th of June 2017.

Important dates:

MKLab Participating in PERICLES PhD Course

MKLab enthusiastically participates in the PhD course "Dynamics of Knowledge Organization" that is funded by the PERICLES FP7 project and is organized by the School of Library and Information Science, University of Borås.

MKLab Showcases the Outcomes from the REVEAL Project

The REVEAL project is nearing its end (official end date is 31 December 2016), and our team has a number of interesting results to share with the community. The results are of interest for a number of applications related to news mining, social media retrieval and verification. In particular, we make available:

MKLab and INAB joint work on individualized modelling in CLL (hematologic cancer) accepted as a project in European Research Initiative on CLL (ERIC)

ERIC, the European Reasearch Initiative on Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL), has accepted our joint work with the Institute of Applied Bioscience (INAB) on individualized modelling of CLL patients, presented at ASH 2015 [1].

MKLab participation to the TRECVID 2016 AVS task

MKLab successfully participated to the Ad-hoc Video Search (AVS) of TRECVID 2016. The AVS task attempts to model the end-user video search use-case, where the user is looking for segments of video containing persons, objects, activities, locations, etc. and combinations of the former. To express this information need, the user provides to the retrieval system a short query in natural language, e.g., “Find shots of a person playing guitar outdoors”.

Our FastAR Prototype short-listed for the Innovation Radar Prize 2016

FartAR prototype developed by our lab in the context of the Live+Gov EU-funded proejct has been short-listed for the Innovation Radar Prize 2016. Our innovation is one of 10 innovations that have been selected to compete for the prize in the "ICT for Society" category. After publishing the information of all innovations on the Innovation Radar webpage, a poll will be open for one month by end of July, for public vote.

1st Int. Workshop on Semantic Change & Evolving Semantics - SuCCESS’16

1st Int. Workshop on Semantic Change & Evolving Semantics - SuCCESS’16, in conjunction with the 12th International Conference on Semantic Systems – SEMANTiCS 2016

Leipzig, Germany, 12 September 2016

Important Dates
Submission Deadline: June 23, 2016 (11:59 pm, CET time)
Notification of Acceptance: July 15, 2016 (11:59 pm, CET time)
Camera-Ready Paper: August 2, 2016 (11:59 pm, CET time)
Workshop day: September 12, 2016

The proceedings of the workshop will be published in the digital library of the ACM ICP Series.

Should we expect drones to change the way we experience culture?

In mklab we are definitely trying to answer Yes! By collaborating with drone experts, 3D specialists and archeological sites we have set the goal of creating New 3D Cultural Worlds.

Pottery gestures style comparison by exploiting Myo sensor and forearm anatomy

Mklab performs research for comparing the style of pottery gestures by exploiting the Myo sensor and forearm anatomy. In particular, a set of Electromyogram (EMG) based features such as muscles total pressure, flexors pressure, tensors pressure, and gesture stiffness, have been used for the purpose of identifying differences in performing the same gesture across three pottery constructions namely bowl, cylindrical vase, and spherical vase.