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
The European Commission, the European Space Agency and NEREUS – the Network of European Regions Using Space Technologies published a collection of articles which document, for a non-specialist audience, the growing capabilities of European regions to benefit from Copernicus Sentinel data and information.
This collection provides an updated snapshot of how Copernicus is being used, primarily by public authorities at local and regional levels. The current publication portrays 99 Copernicus user stories submitted by authors from almost all of the Copernicus Participating Countries.
The SUITCEYES consortium is very happy to announce that a special track proposed by project partners CERTH and HB was accepted by the organizers of the SEMAPRO 2019 conference, which will take place the coming September in Porto, Portugal.
The special track is titled “SyMpATHY: Semantic Technologies for Healthcare and Accessibility Applications” and will be chaired by Dr. Efstratios Kontopoulos, Prof. Em. Sándor Darányi, and Ms. Marina Riga. As its name indicates, the special track aims to serve as a venue for presenting and discussing novel ideas, experiences and open problems in the application of semantic and web technologies in the domains of healthcare and accessibility.
MKLab researchers in cooperation with high profile academics and Wiley published a new book on Big Data Analytics for Large-Scale Multimedia Search.
The book discusses a timely overview of cutting edge technologies for multimedia retrieval with a special emphasis on scalability.
The amount of multimedia data available every day is enormous and is growing at an exponential rate, creating a great need for new and more efficient approaches for large scale multimedia search.
Between 9/3 and 11/3, we were at the South by Southwest (SXSW 2019) festival at Austin Texas, to present the WeVerify and InVID projects as part of the EU House at SXSW (EU@SXSW). It was an opportunity to demonstrate our work to a broad US-based audience, and to participate in the ongoing discussions about the hottest emerging issues in media and tech with some of the most important players in the field.
The ECHO project (European network of Cybersecurity centres and competence Hub for innovation and Operations) is one of four Pilot projects, launched by the European Commission, to establish and operate a Cybersecurity Competence Network. Amid keynote presentations from supporting representatives of EU agencies and industry, the project was officially launched at the Conference Hall of the Royal Military Academy of Belgium, on February 25th, 2019.
The ECHO project will deliver an organized and coordinated approach to strengthen proactive cyber defence in the European Union, through effective and efficient multi-sector collaboration.
Researchers from MKLab are the winners of the first task of the Find-it! Fraud Detection Contest! The contest task called for approaches to detect documents containing at least one forgery in a flow of documents. The documents contained in the task dataset comprise 1969 scans of receipts.
The MKLab researchers set up a system based on image steganographic features, a bag of SVM classifiers and class-rebalancing during training. Using the training set provided by the organizers, this system managed to detect all forged documents without any error, achieving an F-score of 1.
MKLab coordinates the H2020 project V4Design website, started in January 1st, 2018. V4Design aims at reusing and repurposing visual and textual content for inspiring architecture and virtual reality game (VR) designing.
Visual content analysis is performed through 3D reconstruction and modelling, localization of objects in visual data, automated extraction of aesthetics/style information and language understanding from visual and textual data. 3D objects are also enhanced with semantics and explanatory text descriptions.
The H2020 project EOPEN, started in November 1st, 2017 aims at developing an open interoperable platform for unified access and analysis of earth observation data. EOPEN will provide a platform targeting non-expert Earth Observation (EO) data users (non-traditional user communities), experts and the SME community that reveals and makes Copernicus data and services easy to use for Big Data applications by providing EO data analytics services, decision making and infrastructure to support the Big Data processing life-cycle allowing the chaining of value adding activities across multiple platforms.
MKLab proudly participates in SUITCEYES, a new exciting project aimed at creating a smart garment that can act as a communicative interface for deafblind people, which will begin in early 2018.
The deafblind are a group in society dependent on other people, such as family members or assistants to sense the world. Now, researchers in the EU project SUITCEYES will develop a prototype made from smart textiles to provide the deafblind with new communication opportunities.