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We are pleased to announce that Dr. Yiannis Kompatsiaris (Information Technologies Institute of Thessaloniki, Greece) will take the opening keynote!

Social Data and Multimedia Analytics for News and Events Applications

The keynote discusses a framework enabling real-time multimedia indexing and search across multiple social media sources. It places particular emphasis on the real-time, social and contextual nature of content and information consumption in order to integrate topic and event detection, mining, search and retrieval, based on aggregation and indexing of shared user-generated multimedia content. User-friendly applications for the News and Events domains have been developed based on these approaches, incorporating novel user-centric media visualisation and browsing methods. The research and development is part of the FP7 EU project SocialSensor.


Ioannis (Yiannis) Kompatsiaris received the Diploma degree in electrical engineering and the Ph.D. degree in 3-D model based image sequence coding from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, in 1996 and 2001, respectively. He is a Senior Researcher (Researcher A') with the Informatics and Telematics Institute. His research interests include semantic multimedia analysis, indexing and retrieval, Web 2.0 content analysis, knowledge structures, reasoning and personalization for multimedia applications. He is the coauthor of 39 papers in refereed journals, 20 book chapters and more than 150 papers in international conferences. He has served as a regular reviewer for a number of international journals and conferences. He is a Senior Member of IEEE and a member of ACM. For more information: