From the 24th till the 26th of January, the Salon de la Radio took place in Paris. The European radio show undoubtedly marks the middle of the radio season. During these three days, several presentations, lectures, meetings, workshops and demos celebrated radio in the historical building Grande Halle de la Villette. Together with HRADIO and FuturePulse, MARCONI organised a booth on the future of radio, showcasing different prototypes that support interaction with the listener.
Media Fast Forward is a yearly networking and inspiration event, organised by VRT, about the future of media. On the 14th of December, more than a 1000 media professionals, researchers, entrepreneurs and innovators gathered in Bozar, Brussels, to find inspiration, gain insights and network for future collaborations. Aside from a conference, there was an exhibition with over 40 startups and an innovation street, showcasing prototypes of various European projects. At the booth of MARCONI, you were able to see what happens at the controls as a radiomaker, part of the MARCONI prototype.
JOANNEUM RESEARCH co-organized the workshop titled "Compact Deep Neural Network Representation with Industrial Applications (CDNNRIA)" as part of the Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems. The workshop assembled more than 200 participants from academia and industry working on techniques and applications of efficient neural network-based learning. The workshop hosted invited talks with speakers from MIT, DeepMind, Intel, Qualcomm, NVIDIA and University of Amsterdam, oral and poster presentations and a panel discussion.
The WorldDAB General Assembly 2018 brought together more than 200 experts to discuss the future of DAB+ digital radio. The MARCONI project was represented there thanks to Pluxbox who had a booth at this event. It was an opportunity to show MARCONI demos and give hand outs to members of WorldDAB and DAB enthusiasts.
ACM Multimedia is the most important conference for researchers and practitioners in the multimedia field. This year, the 26th edition of the conference took place in Seoul, Korea, from the 22nd of October till the 26th. MARCONI contributed to this year’s programme with a tutorial titled “Interactive Video Search: Where is the User in the Age of Deep Learning?”, co-authored by Werner Bailer from Joanneum Research.
Our colleagues from Pluxbox participated in the 2018 edition of IBC and had a booth in the exhibition area of the event. Here, they showcased RadioManager, their flagship product for radio stations, and the latest developments that they are working on: the MARCONI project. Throughout the many discussions and one-to-one interactions that took place during the five days of the event, the initial project results were disseminated to the core target stakeholders and informal feedback was gathered.
The NGI forum is an annual event of the Next Generation Internet (NGI) community and attracted in the last edition more than 300 registered attendees and 26 speakers. One of the speakers was Alexandru Stan of IN2, who was involved in the parallel session “Better search for trustworthy content and objects discovery”, presenting MARCONI to the entire audience.
(Somewhat) breaking news! Our team has been notified that our application for ICT 2018 has been accepted. ICT, Imagine Digital - Connect Europe, is a research and innovation event by the European Commission that focuses on the European Union’s priorities in the digital transformation of society and industry.
From the 26th till the 28th of June, the TVX conference for broadcasters took place in Seoul, Korea. ACM TVX (Interactive Experiences for Television and Online Video) is the leading international conference for research into online video, TV interaction and user experience. Researchers Sandy and Rik from VRT were able to present their submitted papers about MARCONI at the conference, and receive valuable feedback for the next steps of the project.