Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH)
The Informatics and Telematics Institute (ITI) of the Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH) was founded in 1998 as a non-profit organization under the auspices of the General Secretarial of Research and Technology of Greece (GSRT), with its head office located in Thessaloniki, Greece. Since 2000, it has been a founding member of the GSRT supervised Centre of Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH). CERTH-ITI has participated in more than 70 EC IST and 85 National projects and sub-contracts, and has authored, in the last eight years, over 140 publications in scientific journals, 40 book chapters and over 370 presentations to international conferences.
Within CERTH-ITI, the Multimedia Group team will work in the Dem@Care project, bringing its long standing expertise in semantic multimedia analysis, indexing and retrieval, multimedia, Semantic Web technologies, ontology engineering, reasoning and personalization for multimedia applications, distributed environments and Grid technology. CERTH-ITI’s Multimedia Group team has coordinated the successfully finished FP7 ICT IP WeKnowIt and it is currently coordinating the FP7 ICT IP SocialSensor, while being involved in the FP7 ICT IPs LinkedTV and GLOCAL, the FPR7 ICT STREPs PESCaDO and VIDI-Video, as well as the Coordinated Action CHORUS+. The Multimedia Group team has participated with leading roles in a number of IST-FP6 projects as well, including aceMedia, MESH, BOEMIE, X-Media, and has coordinated the Greek national R&D Training Network MULTI-MINE. Furthermore, it has organised a number of related conferences including ACM CIVR 2009, WIAMIS 2007 and SAMT 2006, and has been involved in standardisation initiatives including the W3C Multimedia Semantics Incubator Group. In the healthcare domain, the Multimedia Group has developed a semantic-enabled drug recommendation system and also developed the IVUS tool, which enables accurate extraction of the luminal and media-adventitia boundaries contours of angiography and intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) image sequences, and risk factor assessment for coronary disease through semantic inference. The research and development work on Automated 3D reconstruction of Coronary Arteries in the Detection of Vulnerable Atheromatic Plaques received the Best Paper award in the 30th Panhellenic Cardiological Congress.
In Dem@Care, CERTH, through the Multimedia Group team, is foremost responsible for the project’s administrative coordination and management. CERTH also leads WP5 – Medical Ambient Intelligence and will be responsible for the modelling and representation of the relevant domain knowledge, and for semantic inference and decision support services for behavioural interpretation and profile extraction. Furthermore, it will also follow up the tasks relevant to visual perception and event detection.