The main research area is multimedia signal processing with emphasis on image and video processing, coding, visual object segmentation, tracking, and recognition. Real-time and parallel algorithm implementations are also investigated. However, through intensive involvement in international R&D projects during the last decade, the team's profile has changed. A lot of research effort is now dedicated to content search and retrieval mechanisms. It is based on content descriptors and semantic knowledge representations, supported by personalization algorithms and adaptive user interfaces.
The Laboratory is one of the leading developers of new interactive multimedia services for the emerging fields of interactive television, peer-to-peer networks, distributed multimedia databases, remote video surveillance and medical teleconsulting. Our list of expertise includes networking, content search and storage in distributed systems, interactive television technologies (TV-Anytime, MPEG 21), personalised multimedia content retrieval and other multimedia related technologies.
During the last 10 years the Laboratory has been participating in several international consortia, conducting applied industrial research with research partners that include Philips, Nokia, BBC, NOB, IMEC, RAI, Optibase and Fraunhofer Institute.
The Laboratory has been involved in many international as well as national projects.
The Digital Signal, Image and Video Processing Laboratory is divided into several research groups.