Multimedia Research Group
MediaLab of Athena Research & Innovation Center

MediaLab in collaboration with the Special Engineering Lab of Democritus University of Thrace co-organises a two-day workshop on smart mobile app development and invites you all to participate! The workshop takes place on 16-17 May 2015. We would like to express our thanks to the Democritus University of Thrace for hosting the workshop at the […]

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MediaLab participated in the Athens Science Festival event as part of the Athena Research Centre’s science and technology exhibition at the Technopolis-Athens. Great week for young people and the general public to peek at the weird and wonderful world of science and technology! MediaLab’s exhibition theme was “3D scanning, viewing and printing” and was briefly […]

MediaLab participated in the European Researchers’ Night event as part of the Athena Research Centre’s science and technology exhibition at the NCSR Demokritos. Fortunately the weather was great and the event was really crowded till midnight! MediaLab’s exhibition theme was “Three-dimensional (3D) digital recording and printing: application to Cultural Heritage” and was briefly described as […]

The Institute for Language and Speech Processing has an open call for 7 external collaborators for the purposes of the Greek National Project ‘Synthesis‘. The call is open till July 18, 2014, 15:00. Collaboration involves: Development of a DBMS using international standards and best practices for web applications Development of interactive multimedia applications and 3D/VR […]

The Multimedia Research Group has an open call for 4 external collaborators for the purposes of the Greek National Project ‘GameIt‘. The call is open till June 19, 2014, 15:00. A brief description of the vacancies is as follows: Two (2) electrical or informatics engineers for the development of Ontology mapping system Serious games scenario […]

3D digital cultural heritage begins its life with 3D digitisation as part of a complete 3D recording approach and completes with the 3D applications and reproduction. 3D physical reproduction has gained momentum in the recent years as 3D printing technologies are becoming more and more accessible, mainly due to the reduction of cost both in […]

The Multimedia Research Group of Athena Research Centre announces an open call to students and post-grad students of the Engineering Departments of Democritus University of Thrace for a possible collaboration in serious games development. This call is also open for students or post-grads that live in the region and have a programming background and are […]

Two positions have been announced for the 1st quarter of 2014 for students of the Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering of Democritus University of Thrace at the ‘Atlas’ system ( regarding students to practice on multimedia engineering and specifically: Participation in the research and development activities of the Multimedia Research Group of Athena Research […]

Currently we are working on our new color descriptor for content-based retrieval of 2D static images (CBIR). The descriptor is based entirely on the color information and the positions of color centroids within the image plane. It is scale and rotation invariant and produces retrieval results that are better than the known MPEG-7 image descriptors. […]

VAMCT2013 – the 1st International Workshop on “Virtual Archaeology: Museums & Cultural Tourism” concluded successfully. More than 60 participants and about 40 original works have been presented. The participants agreed to proceed with the organization of a summer school next year and VAMCT2015 the year after. Some shots from the Conference and the visits to […]

Dr. Nikolaos Mavridis was invited to talk about the transition from interactive robots to collective human-machine intelligence. Dr Mavridis is founder and director of Interactive Robots and Media Lab, Ass. Professor of Research, NYU and researcher at NCSR Demokritos. Dr. Mavridis was invited by the Lab of Special Engineering of Democritus University of Thrace in […]

The University of the Aegean, Dept. of Mediterranean Studies, Laboratory of Archaeometry (GR) in collaboration with: The University of the Aegean, Dept. of Product and Systems Design Engineering (GR) Athena-Research and Innovation Center in Information, Communication and Knowledge Technologies (GR) Duke University, Dept. of Classical Studies (US) Under the Auspices of the Ministry Culture and […]

Anestis Koutsoudis and George Pavlidis participated in the Seminar “Diagnostic techniques in the science of artworks curation” organized by the Crossdisciplinary Postgraduade Programme “Protection, Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Monuments” of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, held 17th-19th Feb. 2012. This included invited talks at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and a visit at the Multimedia […]

The Department of Multimedia participated in the 1st Scientific Workshop of the ATHENA Research Center “Research Experiences and Opportunities”, 27-28 July 2011, held at Corallia Clusters Initiative, Sorou 12, GR-15125 Maroussi, Attica, Greece. A PDF version of the Department’s presentation can be found here. Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook […]

This is a demo of five 3D digital replicas of artefacts that one can examine in a WebGL enabled browser. It uses the X3DOM script to exploit the WebGL functionality in order to visualise real time 3D graphics without the need of any additional plug-ins in a Web page. By adviced that not all web […]