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Autonomous Production of Images based on Distributed Sensing

Project description


Intelligent Content and Semantics
APIDIS develops cost-effective solutions for autonomous and/or personalized production of video summaries for controlled scenarios (sports events or surveillance)

Democratic and personalized production of multimedia content is one of the most exciting challenges that content providers will have to face in the near future.

APIDIS plans to address this challenge by proposing a framework to automate the collection and distribution of digital content. As a federating objective, APIDIS targets cost-effective autonomous production, so as to make the creation of audiovisual reports profitable, even in case of small- or medium-size audience.

First, APIDIS will investigate the automatic extraction of intelligent content from networks of multi-modal sensors. Intelligence refers here to the identification of salient segments within the audiovisual content, using distributed scene analysis algorithms. Second, APIDIS will exploit that knowledge to automate the production of video content for controlled scenarios, e.g. most notably sports events or surveillance. It will consider personalized and potentially interactive content summarization mechanisms, to address heterogeneous user needs and access conditions.

The potential applications of the integrated technology and methodologies developed within APIDIS are numerous, ranging from personalized access to local sport events through a web portal or a mobile hand-set; cost-effective and fully automated production of content dedicated to small-audience, e.g. souvenirs DVD, university lectures, etc; but also interactive browsing and automated summarization for video surveillance.
In today’s society, content production and content consumption are confronted with a fundamental mutation. Two complementary trends are observed. On the one hand, individuals and organizations become more and more heterogeneous in the way they access the content. They want to access dedicated content through a personalized service, able to provide what they are interested in, when they want it and through the distribution channel of their choice. On the other hand, individuals get easier access to the technical support and facilities required to be involved in the content creation and distribution process. The success of You Tube illustrates the emergence of such an individual and personalized implication of end-users in the task of producing and making available video content.

APIDIS research plan anticipates this trend, and prepares future evolutions of the content production industry towards automated infrastructures allowing content to be produced, stored, and accessed at low cost and in a personalized and dedicated way.

APIDIS is an ambitious and challenging project that builds on recent scientific and technological breakthroughs in the fields of user-centric design, signal processing, computer vision, machine learning, and also planning and optimized decision process.

The image depicts the APIDIS vision. Content is captured and produced automatically, without the need for costly handmade processes, thereby keeping the production profitable even for small- or medium-size audience.  

Call for proposal

FP7-ICT-2007-1
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN
Address
Place De L Universite 1
1348 Louvain La Neuve
Belgium
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 424 000
Administrative Contact
Christophe De Vleeschouwer (Prof)

Participants (5)

ACIC SA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 355 200
Address
Boulevard Initialis - Parc Initialis 28
7000 Mons
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jean-François Delaigle (Dr)
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 296 000
Address
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Pascal Frossard (Prof.)
FUNDACIO BARCELONA MEDIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 334 130
Address
Avenida Diagonal 177 - Planta 9
08018 Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Eugenia Fuenmayor (Ms,)
MEDIAPRODUCCION SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 200 070
Address
Avda Diagonal 177 Planta
08018 Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
GERARD ROMY (MR)
QUEEN MARY UNIVERSITY OF LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 315 600
Address
327 Mile End Road
E1 4NS London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Reuben Almeida (Mr)