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Funding granted for imec.icon LIVE-G

Funding granted for imec.icon LIVE-G

LIVE-G – Low-latency Video over 5G Mobile connectivity is currently stepping into the fifth-generation wireless network (5G) wave. 5G technology promises significant improvements compared to its 3G/4G predecessors such as… Read more

Funding granted for Interdisciplinary Research Project on improving musical group experiences in VR, using a biofeedback control system

Funding granted for Interdisciplinary Research Project on improving musical group experiences in VR, using a biofeedback control system

This project will improve the simulation of musical concert listening and ensemble performance experiences in VR. Innovation relies on the integration of improved computational methods for acoustic scene rendering, and… Read more

Funding granted for Interdisciplinary Research Project on computer vision and intelligent mowing patterns to automate biodiversity management in grasslands

Funding granted for Interdisciplinary Research Project on computer vision and intelligent mowing patterns to automate biodiversity management in grasslands

This project aims to deliver a unique, novel and first-ever approach to incorporate AI-technology in order to contribute to the biodiversity in our nature. More specifically, automated biologically optimised mowing… Read more

Paper accepted in MTAP: Random Access Prediction Structures for Light Field Video Coding with MV-HEVC

Paper accepted in MTAP: Random Access Prediction Structures for Light Field Video Coding with MV-HEVC

Our article with the title “Random access prediction structures for light field video coding with MV-HEVC” was published in Multimedia Tools and Applications. The article focuses on exploring prediction structures… Read more

PhD: Towards Image-Based Virtual Reality using Kernel-Based Representations

PhD: Towards Image-Based Virtual Reality using Kernel-Based Representations

On April 28th, 2020, Ruben Verhack (IDLab-MEDIA) successfully defended his joint PhD in an entirely virtual setting. This joint PhD is a collaboration between the Communication Systems Lab, TU Berlin… Read more

Paper accepted in IEEE Access: Rate-Distortion-Preserving Forensic Video Watermarking

Paper accepted in IEEE Access: Rate-Distortion-Preserving Forensic Video Watermarking

Our paper, “Rate-Distortion-Preserving Forensic Watermarking using Quantization Parameter Variation“, has been accepted for publication in IEEE Access. Watermarking enables the identification of digital pirates that illegally redistribute copyright-protected videos. One… Read more

PhD: Light Field Image and Video Coding for Immersive Media

PhD: Light Field Image and Video Coding for Immersive Media

Belgium declared a lockdown for the entire country as a result of the COVID-19 crisis on Wednesday (18 March), following the example of several European countries. A couple of hours… Read more

Telenet’s .comdom app: safe sexting in a world of AI?

Telenet’s .comdom app: safe sexting in a world of AI?

[ Article in Dutch can be found on the UGent news website. ] Recently, the Belgian telecom provider Telenet presented the .comdom app, in collaboration with Child Focus. The .comdom… Read more

Paper accepted in IEEE Transactions on Multimedia: Representing and Coding Light Field Images and Video

Paper accepted in IEEE Transactions on Multimedia: Representing and Coding Light Field Images and Video

Our paper, “Steered Mixture-of-Experts for Light Field Images and Video: Representation and Coding“, has been accepted in IEEE Transactions on Multimedia Key observations: Introduction of a novel representation method for… Read more

Funding granted for imec.icon project RHETORiC

Funding granted for imec.icon project RHETORiC

RHETORiC – Reducing Hate with Editorial Tools for Online Reactions and Comments The internet is an important space for democratic debate, however, social media have become increasingly toxic and polarized…. Read more