PatMedia: A Hybrid Patent Image Retrieval Engine

A new version of the PatMedia search engine has been released. PatMedia is a hybrid retrieval engine, which is capable of retrieving patent images by combining text and content-based retrieval techniques. Read more....

Try the interactive demo here to search over 130.000 patent images from 6.200 patents.

SSMS 2009 - Summer School for Multimedia Semantics

The 4th edition of Summer School for Multimedia Semantics with a special topic for this year on "Managing and Modeling of Multimedia and  User Generated Content in Web 3.0". To be held 23-28 August 2009, in Koblenz, Germany.

Press article for IVUS-ANGIO tool

A press article about the new IVUS-ANGIO tool was presented in the Αγγελιοφόρος newspaper (in Greek).


New IVUS-ANGIO tool for automatic detection of lumen and media-adventitia boundaries. It's an integrated system that enables a complete analysis of both angiography and intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) image sequences, either in DICOM video or JPEG format.

Download the stand-alone application and try it out for yourself.

Στρατηγική Ερευνητική Ατζέντα / Strategic Research Agenda

Detecting, Understanding and Exploiting Web Communities, tutorial accepted in WWW2009

The tutorial titled "Detecting, Understanding and Exploiting Web communities" was accepted in the 18th Intl. World Wide Web Conference

CIVR2009 Paper Submission

The Paper Submission deadline for CIVR2009 extended to February 8th.

MESH Ontologies

An Ontology Infrastructure for multimedia news analysis and representation has been made publicly available. This Ontology Infrastructure was developed within the MESH project and includes, among others, a Multimedia Information Object Ontology and a Domain Ontology; the former is based on the Information Object Design Pattern that extends the DOLCE core ontology, while the latter is based on an extension of the IPTC tree for news categorization.

Agreement for Joint Doctoral Research Theses between QMUL and CERTH

With the intention to develop scientific co-operation through the mobility of doctoral students, Queen Mary University of London and Centre for Research and Technology Hellas agreed to co-supervise doctoral research theses. Starting in 2009, MKLab of ITI, together with Multimedia and Vision Research Group of QMUL, are co-supervising doctoral students and are collaborating in Multimedia Analysis and Retrieval areas.