Enrico Masala part of the S2EuNet workshop at University of Minnesota, USA

umn_miniDr. Enrico Masala will give two presentations during the S2EuNet project workshop on “Wireless Communication and Networking” at University of Minnesota (UMN), Minneapolis, USA, 21-22 October 2013. The titles of the presentations are “Performance Optimization of Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP (DASH)” and “Designing a Low-Cost Low-Latency Wireless 3D Video Feedback System for Remote Control Applications”.

The activity is within the context of the FP7 People/Irses S2EuNet Project “Security, Services, Networking and Performance of Next-Generation IP-Based Multimedia Wireless Networks”. ( http://s2eunet.org ) The project fosters research collaboration of Politecnico with extra-EU partner institutions by funding mobility of research students, post-doc and faculty.

Internet Media Group at IEEE MMSP 2013

Monday, Sep 30, 2013 9:20am and Tuesday, Oct 1, 2013 9:20am
Santa Margherita di Pula (Sardinia), Italy

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Enrico Masala will present two works at the IEEE International Workshop on Multimedia Signal Processing in  Santa Margherita di Pula (Sardinia), Italy which will be held from Sep 30 to Oct 2, 2013.

The papers are available in the publications section of this site

Seminar “Low-Latency 3D Video Feedback for Remote Control Applications” by Enrico Masala at Sichuan University

enrico_sichuan_university_scu_mini Dr. Enrico Masala will give the seminar “Low-Latency 3D Video Feedback for Remote Control Applications” on Thursday 25 July 2013, h. 14:30 at the Image Information Institute of Sichuan University in Chengdu, China.

The activity is within the context of the FP7 People/Irses S2EuNet Project “Security, Services, Networking and Performance of Next-Generation IP-Based Multimedia Wireless Networks” (http://s2eunet.org). The project fosters research collaboration of Politecnico with extra-EU partner institutions by funding mobility of research students, post-doc and faculty.

Seminar “Visual information retrieval: methods, systems, and applications” by prof. Oleg Starostenko

oleg_miniThe Internet Media Group will host the seminar “Visual information retrieval: methods, systems, and applications” given by prof .Oleg Starostenko on Thursday 13 June 2013, h. 15:00, in “meeting room 3″ (4th floor), at the Dip. Automatica e Informatica, Politecnico di Torino. The seminar is open to anyone interested in the topics.

The activity is within the context of the FP7 People/Irses S2EuNet Project “Security, Services, Networking and Performance of Next-Generation IP-Based Multimedia Wireless Networks” (http://s2eunet.org). The project fosters research collaboration of Politecnico with extra-EU partner institutions by funding mobility of research students, post-doc and faculty. For more information contact Enrico or Antonio of the Internet Media Group.

Abstract:
Recently, a quick increasing the amount and complexity of digital collections on Web requires the development of new treatment and search engines, methods and algorithms for multimedia information retrieval. Usually, the low-level features of images such as color, texture and shape are used for visual information processing. “High-level” methods try to recognize particular patterns and interpret content of whole image in order to make retrieval more efficient and reduce the number of searching iterations with nonsense results.
In this presentation some proposed hybrid approaches for visual information retrieval are discussed. They combine image low-level feature analysis with semantic descriptors of image content providing machine-understandable semantics for search, access, and retrieval of multimedia data using ontology. The results of our research may be used for development of image retrieval facilities such as, systems for supporting digital image processing services, design of software for high performance exchange of multimedia material within distributed collaborative and learning environments, distance education, digital libraries; design of searching facilities for personalized information among federated collections; image based navigators, etc.

Short bio:
Oleg Starostenko is professor of Department of Computing, Electronics and Mechatronics at Universidad de las Américas Puebla (UDLAP), Mexico. He received his BSc and MC degrees in Computer science from Lviv State University of Ukraine in 1982 and Ph.D. degree in Science (Mathematics, Physics and Optoelectronics) from the University BUAP in Mexico in 1996. He is an author of more than 180 research articles in several refereed journals, books, and conference proceedings. His current research fields are the access, retrieval, transmission, and processing of multimedia information in distributed environments applied to diverse areas such as human-computer interaction, computer vision, medicine, biology, robotics, education, etc. Oleg Starostenko has participated in more than 15 research projects and now he is a member of research group in of two European Grants: Security, Services, Networking and Performance of Next Generation IP-based Multimedia Wireless Networks and Cloud computing-based Advisory Services towards Energy-efficient manufacturing Systems. He belongs to the Mexican National System of Researchers (SNI Level I) and he was an adviser of 4 PhD, 20 Master and 75 Bachelor students that successfully have completed their carriers

Visit of Prof. Oleg Starostenko from Universidad de las Américas Puebla

Prof. Oleg Starostenko from Universidad de las Américas Puebla will visit our group for one week starting Jun 10, 2013. The visit is part of the activities of the FP7 S2EuNet project. We are looking forward to welcoming and collaborating with him.

Seminar “Towards the incorporation of emotion detection into user experience assessment” by prof. Alfredo Sánchez

alfredo_seminar_foto_miniThe Internet Media Group will host the seminar “Towards the incorporation of emotion detection into user experience assessment” given by prof. Alfredo Sánchez on Thursday 30 May 2013, h. 10:00, in “meeting room 3″ (4th floor), at the Dip. Automatica e Informatica, Politecnico di Torino. The seminar is open to anyone interested in the topics.

The activity is within the context of the FP7 People/Irses S2EuNet Project “Security, Services, Networking and Performance of Next-Generation IP-Based Multimedia Wireless Networks”. ( http://s2eunet.org ) The project fosters research collaboration of Politecnico with extra-EU partner institutions by funding mobility of research students, post-doc and faculty. For more information contact Enrico or Antonio of the Internet Media Group.

Abstract:
Evaluating user experience necessarily involves interpreting emotions expressed or implied by people when presented with a product or a service. Emotions, however, are not always easy to detect and interpret, particularly when methods for detection interfere with the experience under evaluation, or are applied after usage, when emotions cannot be recalled with precision. This talk reports progress towards the development of means for detecting and interpreting emotions as they are experienced, and for their incorporation into the process of evaluating user experience.

Short bio:
Alfredo Sánchez is professor of computer science and director of the Laboratory of Interactive and Cooperative Technologies (http://ict.udlap.mx) at Universidad de las Américas Puebla (UDLAP), Mexico, where he has conducted R&D projects in the areas of knowledge technologies and human-computer interaction (HCI) since 1996. Results from these projects have been reported in more than a hundred publications. He holds MSc and PhD degrees in Computer Science from Texas A&M University. He has been a visiting professor at the University of Waikato, New Zealand, and a visiting scientist at the Center for Botanical Informatics of the Missouri Botanical Garden. Prof. Sánchez serves at the editorial board of the Journal of Internet Services and Applications as well as the International Journal of Digital Libraries. He also has served as president of the Mexican Computer Science Society and has been a member of the National Researchers System.

Visit of Prof. Alfredo Sánchez from Universidad de las Américas Puebla

Prof. Alfredo Sánchez from Universidad de las Américas Puebla will visit our group for one week starting May 27, 2013. The visit is part of the activities of the FP7 S2EuNet project. We are looking forward to welcoming and collaborating with him.

New thesis on DASH added

The thesis section of the website has been updated. Also, a new thesis on performance evaluation of DASH has been added.

New mirror of DASH dataset

We are pleased to announce the availability of our new mirror of the DASH dataset, part of an effort coordinated by the ITEC at Alpen-Adria Universität in Klagenfurt, Austria, to promote experimental activity related to the DASH standard on which we are actively investigating some research issues.

New classes started in 2013

Many advanced classes given by staff in the Internet Media Group are about to start in this semester (March-June 2013). They are:
- Processing and Transmission of Multimedia Signals (in Italian: Elaborazione e Trasmissione di Informazioni Multimediali), given by Dr. Enrico Masala and Prof. Juan Carlos De Martin
- Digital Revolution (in Italian: Rivoluzione Digitale), given by Prof. Juan Carlos De Martin
- Internet Applications (in Italian: Applicazioni Internet), given by Dr. Antonio Servetti and Dr. Giovanni Malnati