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Mediasync: Handbook on multimedia synchronization published

Publication date: 04-05-2018

Recently, MediaSync: Handbook on Multimedia Synchronization edited by DIS members Pablo Cesar and Jack Jansen has been published by Springer. The book is “a unique reference and perfect companion book about the fascinating media synchronization (mediasync) research area. It provides a comprehensive overview of the mediasync research area from complementary perspectives, such as theoretical foundations, available technologies, use cases, standardization efforts and experimental studies.”

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DIS at CHI 2018

Publication date: 22-03-2018

CWI’s Distributed and Interactive Systems group will be present at CHI 2018 showcasing their research. CHI is the flagship conference of ACM SIGCHI, the premier international society for professionals, academics and students who are interested in human-technology & human-computer interaction. DIS will present 3 research highlights at CHI: a case-study of developing a multi-sensory clubbing experience during Amsterdam Dance Event 2016, a poster on designing preproduction tools for multiscreen TV viewing, and a session on classifying news media sympathy on Twitter after crisis events. CWI contributes with a case study, a late-breaking work paper, and a long paper.

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KIEM funding for developing a smart urban jacket

Publication date: 01-09-2017

CWI’s DIS group led by Pablo Cesar has been awarded KIEM funding by NWO Humanities. The funding will go to “Project Cairo: an intelligent soft-robotic jacket”. DIS will work on this project together with two partners: Borre Akkersdijk (Byborre) and Bas Overvelde (Amolf).

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DIS contributes to MPEG’s work on Point Cloud Compression

Publication date: 25-07-2017

The Distributed and Interactive Systems group from Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) has been a core contributor to the effort of Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG) on 3D point cloud compression technologies. This effort aims at providing efficient representation of static objects and scenes, as well as dynamic objects and real-time acquisition environments. It has resulted in a recent call for proposals from MPEG (which expects to attract many submissions from the most representative industrial partners.

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DIS researchers receive Excellence in DASH Award at MMSys 2017

Publication date: 23-06-2017

Jan Willem Kleinrouweler of CWI’s Distributed and Interactive Systems group has received the Excellence in DASH Award at ACM Multimedia Systems 2017 in Taipei, Taiwan.

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Steven Pemberton wins 2017 Best Demo Award at XML London

Publication date: 19-06-2017

On 10 June 2017 Steven Pemberton of CWI’s Distributed and Interactive Systems research group won by acclamation the Demo Award at the XML London conference for his demonstration ‘XForms Game’.

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