Photo: François Wavre / REZO
Photo: François Wavre / REZO
Being part of the Idiap research institute booth, Klewel was present at the ICT European Research Forum in Lyon (France) on November 24-26.
Idiap invited two of its spin off (Klewel and KeyLemon) to join its booth. Klewel’s poster on the booth:
About this ICT forum. I enjoyed being part of this event. It was nice to see in one main building (huge Congress center) all what is going on around Information Technology research in Europe. I have the impression that Europe is investing a lot in research around IT and telecommunications. So it was dedicated only to research. That is why it was not as huge as the CeBIT in Hannover (Germany). I have not taken the time to attend the conferences. I preferred privileging the direct contact with other researchers. From Switzerland, apart from Idiap I took the opportunity to chat with the researchers from the CSEM in Yverdon who are doing great work on hardware electronic design.
Following the NEM summit in Saint-Malo, the responsible of the Media & networks Cluster in France had a stand there. They are doing a great job in terms of communication although I have still not found the videos from the NEM summit and the last news on their website dates from August 2008. To stay in France, I heard about two European research projects in the field of audiovisual indexing: one is Pharos (not very well ranked in Google) and VITALAS . Both of them are ambitious and surprisingly very close to each other: it is all about automatic annotations, scalable cross-media retrieval and indexing. The first one involves prestigious partners such as France Telecom, Fast (acquired by Microsoft), EPFL, Open University while the second one involves INRIA (Nozha Boujemaa) and INA among many others.
Again in France, I discovered a Content Cluster called imaginove where they bring together three topics: “Cinema & audiovisual”, “Animation & Interactivity” and “Video game”. Around distance learning, I met some people from Lyon invloved in the Spiral pedagogical project. It sounds very close to Moodle. Another interesting project around virtual learning: www.eightydays.eu .
Around very high definition videos:
Around Mobile technology:
I won’t be able to write about everything I saw but there were many other interesting things such as the research on grid computing and projects involving Europe and developing countries in South America and Africa.
A regional meeting of Unicef happened in the Montreux Golf Hotel last week. Again this year, UNICEF trusts Klewel’s service.
The workshop was captured with Klewel’s technology and then put online on their Intranet.
In that way, Unicef’s collaborators around the world can view what happenned and search particular points of interest.
Following Thierry Weber’s qik during Adrian kosmaczewski (Co-founder & CTO iPhone @ netinfluence)’s very nice talk (full version here), all the presentations are now online. This event was organized by Sandrine Szabo and her team at Net Influence. At Klewel, we took the opportunity of this event to update completely Klewel’s website following our new graphic line and logo. I personally learned many things around the iPhone, the technical side and the marketing side. Among the present web2.0 personalities, Mr Pomcast (whom I know by viewing an interview of him made by Thierry Weber at LeWeb3) was there and many good iPhone Apps young developers.
Here are my favorite talks:
Each talk now includes a comment and social bookmarking section. Feel free to leave your impressions on both the content and the form. It is a first step towards more interactive communication.