MediaSync: Handbook on Multimedia Synchronization

After several editions of the Workshop on Media Synchronization, in March 2015, Springer offered the Workshop organizers to edit a book about the fascinating Media Synchronization research area. Three years, tons of hours, thousands of emails, several delays, and some frustration were worth it: the book “MediaSync: Handbook on Multimedia Synchronization” is already on sale.

This book is a unique reference and perfect companion book about that research area. It provides a comprehensive overview from complementary perspectives, such as theoretical foundations, available technologies, use cases, standardization efforts and experimental studies.

In summary: over 60 authors, 23 chapters, 679 pages, 241 illustrations (193 in color), a foreword by Ralf Steinmetz and an afterword by Dick Bulterman.



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Jornada ForoE 2018

Members of the group have attended the 2018 edition of the ForoE event at Gandia Campus of Universitat Politècnica de València, on April 25. Over 30 companies and Gandia Campus research groups have presented their products and developments in this successful event.
Clara Luzón presented our recent developments.


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Jornadas Explora I+D+i

Fernando Boronat, leader of the group, presented the latest improvements and contributions of the research group at Jornadas Explora I+D+i, an event organized by Universitat Politècnica de València, Campus de Gandia. You can watch his presentation in the next video.


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Al Ras Interview, À Punt media

Fernando Boronat, has been interviewed by the autonomical public radio À Punt. He has talked about the future multi-sensorial TV and the next generation mulsemedia content. The interview is available in the next audio track, extracted from here.


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Concurso Emprendedor Universitario STARTUPV 2K17 (2017)

Two of our members, Clara Luzón and Dani Marfil, were awarded at Concurso Emprendedor Universitario UPV 2017, STARTUPV 2K17 Competition, for the innovative and entrepreneur aspects of their BsC and MsC theses, respectively. Link to the new at the UPV website (in Spanish).


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Best Bachelor Student Award (2017)

David Soler, one of our student members, has been awarded as “Best Bachelor Student 2017” for her excellent academic records, the potential of his BsC Thesis, and his promising contributions, by the “Colegio Oficial de Ingenieros Técnicos de Telecomunicaciones”.

The award was delivered in the opening act of the 2017/18 UPV academic course, celebrated in Gandia Campus.

Congratulations David!


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Telefónica UPV Award

The Evaluators Commission of the Cátedra of Telefónica at the UPV has awarded IIM with a 2k€ grant for its project: WerSync: A Web Tool for Social Interaction and Civic Collaboration.

The main goal of this grant is to assist the development of technological demonstrations from UPV researchers under the matter of Social Innovation and IoT Technologies.

We are very pleased to receive this award, as it will allow us to improve and enhace our Social Platform: WerSync, deepening its integration with IoT Services and Technologies.

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JITEL 2017

Our group has attended the JITEL 17 event, held in Valencia (Spain) on 28-29 September 2017.

We got two accepted paper, entitled “Plataforma extremo-a-extremo compatible con el estándar HbbTV 2.0 para la TV híbrida y multi-dispositivo” and "Sistema videowall de bajo coste basado en Raspberry Pi, personalizable y configurable dinámica y remotamente vía Web", both presented at the “Multicast, Broadcast, IoT” session.

Overall, it was a very interesting event, in which we met new colleagues, experienced rich interactions, and our contributions attracted the interest of the attendees.

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Catedra IVIO UPV

Clara Luzón and Dani Marfil have been interviewed for their work in Catedra IVIO UPV, which is done in the Gandia Campus of the Polytechnic University of Valencia, and is focused in odontology research and innovation.

They have talked about the research lines and contributions of Catedra IVIO UPV and about future possibilities of emerging technologies we are currently researching on, such as Virtual Reality.

Read more here!


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Outstanding Junior Engineer (2016), by iTelecos

Clara Luzón has been awarded as “Outstanding Junior Engineer 2016” for her excellent academic records, the potential of her BsC Thesis, and her promising research contributions, by the “Official College and Association of Graduates in Telecommunications Engineering of the Valencian Community”, iTelecos.

The award was delivered in the yearly gala dinner of iTelecos, in which other graduate students of our Campus received a professional qualifying diploma from this entity.

Congratulations Clara!


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Radio Interview 2016

Fernando Boronat has participated in the "Ciència Propera" radio program, which is produced by the Gandia Campus of the Polytechnic University of Valencia, and is focused on science dissemination.

He has talked about the research lines and contributions of our group and about future possibilities of emerging technologies we are currently researching on, such as Virtual Reality and Multi-Sensorial Multimedia (Mulsemedia) systems.

The program is broadcast on Radio Gandia SER (every Monday around 12:30h) and on UPV Radio (every Monday at 16:00h). It is also available on iVoox and on iTunes. If you are interested, below you can find the interview on iVoox.


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NEM SUMMIT 2016

Our group has attended the NEM SUMMIT 2016 event, held in Porto (Portugal) on 23-25 November 2016.

We had a stand to exhibit some of our demos and introduce our group (e.g., researchers, labs, equipment, contributions, interests...), together with other groups of UPV researching on the Creative Industries area.

We also got an accepted paper, entitled “Towards Immersive and Personalized Media Experiences: An HbbTV-compliant platform to Enable Hybrid and Multi-Device TV Scenarios”, and presented it at the “Interactive and Immersive Media Experiences” session.

Overall, it was a very interesting event, in which we met new colleagues, experienced rich interactions, and our contributions attracted the interest of the attendees.


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Best Bachelor Student Award (2016)

Our student Clara Luzón has been twice awarded as the Best Bachelor Student Award for her excellent academic records while coursing the "Bachelor’s Degree in Telecommunications Systems, Sound and Image Engineering" at the Gandia Campus of UPV. One of the awards was sponsored by the “Official College and Association of Graduates in Telecommunications Engineering of the Valencian Community”, and deliverd by the Chairman of its Board, Javier Marqués.

This course, Clara is enrolled in an MsC degree about Artificial Intelligence at UPV.

Congratulations!

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PhD Thesis Award (July 2016)

Fernando Boronat and Mario Montagud attended the PhD hooding ceremony at UPV, in which Mario was awarded with the 2016 Extraordinary PhD Thesis Award in the area of Information and Communications Technology (ICT), by the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV), receiving a diploma from the UPV dean.

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Video Report on Comarcal TV (July 2016)

Comarcal TV, a regional TV channel, has visited and interviewed us. We have shown our facilities and some of our prototypes, and Mario Montagud has talked about his PhD thesis award.

Watch the video:


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Special Session on MediaSync at MMSYS (May 2016)


Fernando Boronat and Mario Montagud have been co-organizers of the Special Session on MediaSync at ACM MMSYS 2016, the leading conference on Multimedia Systems, held in Klagenfurt (Austria).

The goal of the Special Session has been to address the latest advances and remaining challenges on media synchronization to accommodate emerging forms of immersive, personalized and ultra-realistic media experiences in our multi-sensory, multi-protocol and multi-device world. The purpose has been to provide a forum for researchers to share and discuss recent contributions in this field and to pave the way to the future, by focusing on different aspects of multimedia systems, such as content types, (multi-)processing techniques, networking issues, adaptive delivery and presentation, and human perception (QoE).

For this Special Session, we received 6 submissions, each of them being thoroughly reviewed by at least 3 experts. After the review process and internal discussions, 2 papers were selected for publication and presentation at ACM MMSys (33.3% acceptance rate). Those papers covered two key issues of media synchronization: 1) media synchronization and sequencing in web-based scenarios; and 2) time synchronization in distributed and wireless applications.

Mario Montagud has chaired the session, with around 30 attendees, who experienced rich interactions and discussed about new research ideas.

This special session has been the continuation of the MediaSync Workshop series (2012, 2013 and 2015) and of Special Sessions in other venues (QoMEX 2014).



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