Immersive Interactive Media (IIM) Research & Development (R&D) Group:

Interactive and Immersive Media (IIM) is an emerging Research & Development (R&D) group, integrated within the Communications Department (DCOM) of Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV), Spain, with facilities located at the Gandia Campus of UPV.

The group is composed of professors, researchers and students (research grant holders) and is led by Dr. Fernando Boronat Seguí (Assistant Professor, UPV). Overall, the members and collaborators of the group have background and experience in many areas, such as Telecommunications, Informatics, Electronics, Multimedia Systems, Quality of Experience (QoE), Acoustics, Audiovisual Communications, Music Composition, 3D, Animation, UI Design, Media Art, Video Games, Mathematics, Marketing and Social Media.

The main research line of the group is the design and evaluation of Interactive and Immersive Media Systems, with a special focus on Media Synchronization and on QoS/QoE issues.


Research Lines

  • Media Synchronization Types and Solutions (Intra-Media, Inter-Media and Inter-Destination Media Synchronization or IDMS).
  • Hybrid Broadcast-Broadband Synchronization (i.e., Hybrid Sync, as in, e.g., HbbTV).
  • Immersive and Interactive Multimedia Systems.
  • Multimedia Systems and Applications (WebRTC, VoIP, IPTV...).
  • Web-based Services and Applications.
  • Networked Multi-player Games.
  • Multimedia Protocols (e.g., RTP/RTCP, HTTP Adaptive Streaming or HAS, HTML5...).
  • Quality of Service (QoS) and Quality of Experience (QoE).
  • 3D Virtual Reality (VR) Environments (e.g., 3D cave, Kinnect, Oculus Rift).
  • Augmented Reality.
  • Motion Capture (MOCAP) Systems.
  • Motion and Gesture Interaction and Control (based on IR cameras, Microsoft Kinect, eye trackers, Leap Motion…).
  • Interactive and Collaborative Haptic Media (including force/pressure feedback, multi-touch collaborative screens...).
  • Multi Sensorial Media (MulSeMedia) Experiences (including the stimulation of all senses, such as visual, auditory, olfactory and tactile).

The applicability of our research spans the areas of interactive TV (iTV), online video services, collaborative scenarios, innovative learning and training paradigms, social integration and accessibility, virtual tourism, therapy (virtual physiotherapy, remote surgery...), and many more.


Current group members:

  • Dr. Fernando Boronat Seguí (Leader of the Group and Associate Professor)
  • Dr. Francisco Javier Pastor Castillo (Associate Professor)
  • Dr. Bernardino Roig Sala (Associate Professor)
  • Dr. Almanzor Sapena Piera (Associate Professor)
  • Dr. Francisco De Zulueta Dorado (Associate Professor)
  • Dr. Asunción Pérez Pascual (Associate Professor)
  • Dr. Mª José Canet Subielas (Associate Professor)
  • Dr. Anna Vidal Melo (Associate Professor)
  • Dr. Raúl Terol Bolinches (Part-time assistant Professor)
  • Daniel Marfil Reguero (PhD student under R&D contract)
  • Clara Luzón Álvarez (PhD student with R&D scolarship)
  • Pau Salvador Llácer (MSc student)
  • Jair Daynor López Gutiérrez(MSc student)


  • Dr. Mario A. Montagud Climent (researcher at I2CAT and part-time assistant professor at UV, Spain)
  • Carlos Palau Salvador (Professor, UPV)
  • Dr. Vicente Emilio Vidal Gimeno (Professor)
  • Jesús Alba Fernández (Professor, UPV)
  • Jordi Bataller (Associate Professor, UPV)
  • Juan Manuel Sanchís Rico (Associate Professor, UPV)
  • Antonio León Fernández (Associate Professor, UPV)
  • Miguel García Pineda (Associate Professor, UV)
  • Daniel Palacio Samitier (freelance programmer and part-time assistant professor, UPV)
  • Rebeca Díez (freelance and part-time assistantprofessor, UPV)
  • Hans Stokking (TNO, The Netherlands)
  • Ray Brandenburg (TNO, The Netherlands)
  • Omar Niamut (TNO, The Netherlands)
  • Pablo Cesar (CWI, The Netherlands)
  • Rufael Mekuria (Unified Streaming, The Netherlands)
  • Lourdes Beloqui Yuste (Ericsson, Ireland)
  • David Gómez Micó (researcher at I2CAT, Spain)
  • Jordi Belda Valls (PhD student at iTEAM, UPV)


Contact Us:

Leader of IIM R&D Group: Fernando Boronat (e-mail: fboronat at dcom dot upv dot es)

Twitter Account: @ImInMediaGroup