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Prof. T. Ebrahimi gives a seminar at Media Integration and Communication Center in Florence, Italy
On July 1st 2008, Prof. Touradj Ebrahimi gave a seminar entitled "Recent Advances in Brain-Computer Interfaces" at the Center of Excellence "Media Integration and Communication Center" in Florence, Italy. More information about this center affiliated with University of Florence can be obtained from the following URL:
The announcement of the seminar can be consulted from the pdf below.
Posted by Touradj Ebrahimi at 23:36
IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME2008) successfully completed
IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo is one of the major conferences in the field of multimedia signal processing. ICME2008 was organized in Hannover from June 23-26. Prof. T. Ebrahimi was the general vice-chair of the conference together with Prof. Joern Ostermann from Leibniz Hannover University who acted as general chair. Information about the conference can be obrained from http://www.icme2008.org
Posted by Touradj Ebrahimi at 1:31
Mrs Christine Gabriel joins MMSPL
Mrs Christine Gabriel has joined our research team as secretary since June 16, 2008. More information about her can be obtained at: http://people.epfl.ch/christine.gabriel
Posted by Touradj Ebrahimi at 8:32
Prof. T. Ebrahimi invited panelist at CBMI-2008 in London
Content Based Multimedia Indexing is one of the important workshops in the field of multimedia annotation, search and retrieval. Prof. T. Ebrahimi was invited as a panelist at CBMI-2008 which took place in London, UK, to discuss the future of research in multimedia retrieval . More information on: http://cbmi08.qmul.net/
Posted by Touradj Ebrahimi at 8:29
Francesca De Simone General Chair of the K-Space Jamboree Workshop 2008
The Jamboree Workshop 2008: One day Workshop by and for K-Space PhD Students, will be held in Paris, on July 25th.

One of the General Chair of this event is Francesca De Simone, research assistant in our team.

The Jamboree Workshop aims to bring together PhD Students from different leading academic institutions participating within K-Space to provide the opportunity for interaction among doctoral students from multiple disciplines to gain insight into the challenges related to multimedia semantics and the increasingly emerging applications relying on multimedia understanding, and to familiarize themselves with the diverse disciplines involved.

There will be a best paper/poster competition for the research work presented during the workshop.

More details on the website of the Jamboree Workshop: http://kspace.qmul.net:8080/PhDJamboree08/index.jsp
Posted by Lionel Rhyn at 8:53
Dr. Jong-Seok Lee joins MMSPL as a post-doc
Since May 15th, Dr. Jong-Seok Lee has joined our research group as a post-doc. Information about him can be obtained at:
Posted by Touradj Ebrahimi at 18:45
Prof. Touradj Ebrahimi in "Le Matin Dimanche" newspaper
Prof. Ebrahimi gave an interview to a journalist about video surveillance and how technology can protect privacy issues, one of the most serious impediments against deployment of video surveillance in public areas. The article appeared on May 11th, 2008 at 'Le Matin Dimanche' which is the most read newspaper in the French speaking part of Switzerland.
The article (in French) can be consulted in pdf below.
Posted by Touradj Ebrahimi at 22:25
MMSPL presents "Object Analysis for Video Surveillance" at the Visnet II Industry Day, May 20th, 2008, TILAB
In collaboration with Technical University Berlin (D) and Instituto de Engenharia de Sistemas e Computadores do Porto (PT), MMSPL will present a poster entitled "Object Analysis for Video Surveillance" at the Visnet II Industry Day.

This event is organized by the Network of Excellence Visnet II and hosted by Telecom Italia Lab (IT), one of the consortium's industrial partners.

The event will take place on May, the 20th 2008, Turin, Auditorium Telecom Italia Lab, Via G. Reiss Romoli 274.

For further information, see the article posted on our blog on Thursday 21 February 2008: https://blogs.epfl.ch/article/19986

See also the official website: http://atlantis.tilab.com/industryday
Posted by Lionel Rhyn at 16:42
MMSPL coordinates the involvement of IM2 NCCR to Petamedia Network of Excellence
IM2's latest newsletter is out! You can read it by following this url:


Among other news, this issue announces the start of IM2 contribution in Petamedia.

MMSPL of EPFL is one of the core partners of European funded Network of Excellence Petamedia (http://www.petamedia.eu/).

IM2 is a Swiss center of excellence in research in which several groups from EPFL participate. MMSPL has the role of deputy director in IM2 in addition to its involvement in research.
Posted by Lionel Rhyn at 16:26
Prof. Touradj Ebrahimi invited panelist at WIAMIS 2008 in Klagenfurt, Austria
Prof. Ebrahimi will be a panelist at the WIAMIS 2008 industry session on Multimedia Content Analysis and Semantic Adaptation. Details can be found at: http://www.wiamis2008.org/industrySession.html
Posted by Touradj Ebrahimi at 11:14
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