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  • IEEE International Conference on Imaging Systems and Techniques 2018

    Category: events on Sep 12th, 2018

    The 2018 IEEE International Conference on Imaging Systems and Techniques is the premier forum for the presentation of technological advances and research results and will take place jointly with the IEEE International School of Imaging in Kraków, Poland, October 16-18, 2018.

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    Summary of the participation: 

    Presentation of a paper about a novel deep Learning approach for analyzing video and skeletal features in Sign Language Recognition.

    Reference of the paper presented:

    D. Konstantinidis, K. Dimitropoulos, P. Daras, "A Deep Learning Approach for Analyzing Video and Skeletal Features in Sign Language RecognitionIEEE International Conference on Imaging Systems and Techniques, Krakow, Poland, 16-18 October, 2018


  • EasyTV presentation in ISO meeting 27-31 August 2018 in Okayama (Japan)

    Category: events on Sep 3rd, 2018

    ISO (the International Organization for Standardization) is a worldwide federation of national standards bodies (ISO member bodies). The work of preparing International Standards is normally carried out through ISO technical committees. Each member body interested in a subject for which a technical committee has been established has the right to be represented on that committee. International organizations, governmental and non-governmental, in liaison with ISO, also take part in the work. ISO collaborates closely with the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) on all matters of electrotechnical standardization. 

    Event Summary: 

    Twice a year there is a meeting of the ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 35. This stands for Joint Technical Committee (JTC)1 dealing with Information technology, and its Subcommittee (SC) 35, User interfaces. This SC has the groups listed in the picture below where it is highlighted the Work Group (WG) 06 User interfaces accessibility.



    It is to this group where EasyTV was presented. The project was presented by Pilar Orero (UAB), as members of the Spanish National Standardisation Agency UNE ( EasyTV was presented to the WG who is revising the ISO/IEC 24786 Ed.2 - Information technology — User interfaces — Accessible user interface for accessibility settings on information devices.

    Standards need to be updated from time to time, and this second edition cancels and replaces the first edition (ISO/IEC 24786:2009), which had been technically revised, and needs updating.

    The PPT presented can be found here.


  • 26th European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO 2018)

    Category: events on Jul 25th, 2018

    The flagship conference of the European Association for Signal Processing (EURASIP) will offer a comprehensive technical program addressing all the latest developments in research and technology for signal processing and its applications. It will feature world-class speakers, oral and poster sessions, keynotes and plenaries, exhibitions, demonstrations, tutorials, demo and ongoing work sessions and satellite workshops, and is expected to attract many leading researchers and industry figures from all over the world.

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    Summary of the participation: 

    Presentation of a paper about a novel skeleton-based action recognition method that employs joint coordinates, joint-line distances and their temporal representations through the use of the novel GPDs (Grassmannian Pyramid Descriptors)


    Reference of the paper presented:

    D. Konstantinidis, K. Dimitropoulos, P. Daras, “ Skeleton-based Action Recognition Based on Deep Learning and Grassmannian Pyramids ,” EUSIPCO 2018, Rome, Italy, 3-7 Sept. 2018.


  • 2nd Consortium meeting of EasyTV H2020 European Project in Thessaloniki, 9th – 10th July 2018

    Category: events on Jul 11th, 2018

    During the dates 9th-10th July 2018 took place in the headquarters of CERTH in Thessaloniki (Greece), the 2nd Consortium Meeting of H2020 European Project EasyTV, that is coordinated by Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.

    The 10th month of the project is running and the review will be soon, so this meeting had the presentation of some of the first developments, including an HbbTV application for second screens with functionalities for customizable subtitles, clean audio or image enhancement (UPM), an application for speech recognition to interact with voice through television and other devices (MediaVoice) and customizable interface for presenting video contents through 2nd screen devices (ARX.NET).


    Other presentations included the architecture of the EasyTV Platform by broadcaster CCMA, sign language recognition and generation of signs in 3D environments by CERTH, development of ontologies for sign language by the Ontology Engineering Group of UPM or test with users by UAB.

    At the end of the meeting a fun 360º photograph was taken with all the partners. Check the result!!


  • 9th International Symposium For Young Researchers in Translation, Interpreting and East Asian Studies.

    Category: events on Jul 2nd, 2018

    Place: Faculty of Translation and Interpreting, Autonomous University of Barcelona

    Kind of event : Academic

    Outreach : about 54 participants in the symposium, most of them were PhD students and the university’s staff

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    Summary of the participation: Daniel Segura Giménez delivered a presentation on the possibilities of crowdsourcing technology as a way to provide accessibility services. Among many other examples, the researcher mentioned the sign language crowdsourcing service being developed in the EasyTV project, and he talked about the objectives and scope of the whole project as well.