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 will be the host of ACM ICMR 2023, which will take place in Thessaloniki, Greece

MKLab will be the host of ACM ICMR 2023, which will take place in Thessaloniki, Greece. Following its tradition, the ACM International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval in 2023 will present significant and innovative research in multimedia retrieval and related fields. The scope of the conference includes core topics in multimedia retrieval and recommendation, as well as the broader set of topics that must be addressed to ensure that multimedia retrieval technologies are of practical use in real-world use cases.

Dr Yiannis Kompatsiaris, head of our lab, has been recognized as an ACM Senior Member

Very glad to announce that Dr Yiannis Kompatsiaris, head of our lab, has been recognized as an ACM Senior Member. The Senior Members Grade of ACM recognizes ACM members with at least 10 years of professional experience who have demonstrated performance through technical leadership, and technical or professional contributions. As one of ACM’s prestigious Advanced Member Grades, ACM Senior Member status recognizes the top 25% of ACM Professional Members for their demonstrated excellence in the computing field.

Interview about our participation in the XR4DRAMA project

XR4DRAMA, a project coordinated by our lab, interviewed the Project Technical Coordinator Sotiris Diplaris presenting our project team, our expertise and involvement in XR4DRAMA, as well as the expected challenges and outcomes of the project. XR4DRAMA utilises several XR technologies towards improving significant parts of our lives that depend on situation awareness and decision making. Read full inteview here:

The ultimate platform to handle extreme weather events! The European Commission has officially labelled Η2020 beAWARE (coordinated by MKLab) as a “success story”!

As stated in the EC article, the beAWARE platform is much more than a crisis management platform to help authorities, first responders and citizens. It should rather be seen as a combination of relevant state-of-the-art technologies spread across different components and applications. It encompasses a protection and rescue service, it can be used for risk assessment (including scenario building), and it supports the core functions of call centres (public safety answering point or PSAP).

Best Paper Award at ICCSA 2020

The MKLab paper titled "i-CHANGE: A Platform for Managing Dockless Bike Sharing Systems", authored by L. Apostolidis, S, Papadopoulos, M. Liatsikou, I. Fyrogenis, E. Papadopoulos, G. Keikoglou, K. Alexiou, N. Chondros, I. Kompatsiaris, I. Politis, and supported by the CHANGE Project ( was presented at the 20th International Conference on Computational Science and its Applications (ICCSA 2020), Cagliari, Italy, in July 2020, and received the ICCSA 2020 Best Paper Award.

Bridging the gap between Copernicus data providers and end users through Artificial Intelligence solutions

MKLab of ITI-CERTH is delighted to participate in the newly launched, EU-funded H2020 project CALLISTO - “Copernicus Artificial Intelligence (AI) Services and data fusion with other distributed data sources and processing at the edge to support DIAS and HPC infrastructures”. MKLab has a significant role in CALLISTO, being the scientific and technical coordinator, as well as leading one Work Package and several tasks, including social media data collection, change detection on satellite and UAV images, data fusion, and information retrieval.

Kicking off i4Q - New project to pave the way towards Industry 4.0

MKLab coordinates the H2020 project i4Q on Industrial Data Services for Quality Control in Smart Manufacturing. The project had its Kick off Meeting on Tue. 19/01/2021 - Wed. 20/01/2021 and it aims at providing the industry with a complete solution that will consist of sustainable IoT-based Reliable Industrial Data Services (RIDS) which will be able to manage huge amounts of industrial data. This data will come from cost-effective, smart, and small-size interconnected factory devices and will be supported by i4Q throughout their complete flow, meaning from data collection to data analysis, simulation and prediction.

MKLab presents the Oil Spill Detection Dataset to the research community

(a) Sample of a SAR image and (b) Corresponding annotated image. Cyan color corresponds to oil spills, red to look-alikes, brown to ships, green to land and black is for sea surface. Aiming to enhance the research activity in the field of oil spill detection, the Multimedia Knowledge and Social Media Analytics Laboratory (MKLab) has developed the Oil Spill Detection Dataset, a dataset containing Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) images depicting oil spills and other relevant instances.

Resting-State High-Density EEG using EGI GES 300 with 256 Channels of Healthy Elders, People with Subjective and Mild Cognitive Impairment and Alzheimer's Disease

This repository contains Matlab files including 4 samples of 15 minutes resting-state EEG recording for Alzheimer's Disease (AD), Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), Subjective Cognitive Decline (SCD), and Healthy Controls (HC) using the HD-EEG EGI 300 Geodesic EEG system (GES 300, CERTH-ITI, Thessaloniki, Greece) with a 256-channel HydroCel Geodesic Sensor Net (HCGSN). In total 230 participants have been recruited from the memory and dementia clinic of the Greek Association of Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders (GAADRD) and the 1st Department of Neurology, U.

BDV associate member

Improve My City Mobile

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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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