In April 2014, MediaMixer gave a tutorial on “Remixing Media on the Web” at the World Wide Web Conference 2014 (WWW2014). The tutorial addressed the state of the art in the area of online media analysis, annotation and linking, reflecting that a number of Web-based specifications and technologies are now emerging that in combination can provide the technical solution for media owners to be enabled to manage and re-use their online media at a fragment level. All slides from the tutorial are now available at the tutorial webpage.


Firstly, an acknowledgement that we successfully held our Winter School on Multimedia Processing and Applications at the beginning of this year co-located with the MMM2014 conference in Dublin. 30 international attendees, mostly PhDs and young researchers, were present for a set of technology centred presentations by MediaMixer experts and industry centred presentations by research project leaders in areas such as broadcasting, digital preservation and the Internet of Things.

The student Siriwat Kasamwattanarote from the National Institute of Informatics, Tokyo, Japan won the school Best Poster award for work done on “Tell me about TV commercials of this product”.

The Winter School talks covered the latest technological developments in the area of multimedia processing (media analysis, media annotation, media rights management) and of emerging multimedia applications (in the Sensor Web, audiovisual archives, TV broadcasting, digital preservation and e-learning domains). We didn’t want to keep this purely for the 30 attending students, so now all of the talks are published online courtesy of VideoLectures.NET:

MediaMixer will hold a half day tutorial on Re-mixing Media on the Web at this year’s WWW2014 conference on April 7 2014 in Seoul, S Korea. This tutorial will address the state of the art in the area of online media analysis, annotation and linking, reflecting that a number of Web-based specifications and technologies are now emerging that in combination can provide the technical solution for media owners to be enabled to manage and re-use their online media at a fragment level.

To join, just include the Tutorial in your conference registration at

For more information about the topics and speakers at the tutorial, see

MediaMixer will give its next LIVE Webinar – online at – on February 3rd at 1130 CET on the topic of Semantic Management of your Media Fragments Rights

This webinar continues with the MediaMixer semantics-based media workflow. Once media has been fragmented and fragments semantically annotated, it is time to manage them. Digital Asset Management (DAM) solutions empowered by semantic technologies help managing assets lifecycle at the fragment level. This includes copyright management to facilitate their reuse and exploitation. MediaMixer proposes the use of a copyright ontology based on semantic technologies, which models access control policies and offers the possibility of automating licence checks and filtering of available content against their terms of use. In this case, semantic technologies make it possible to go beyond Digital Rights Management and, because it is possible to model copyright through the whole media value chain, manage media rights from creation or remix to end-user consumption.

Join us on February 3rd, 1130 CET, live with Q&A via Twitter and TitanPad at

A MediaMixer submission together with the team at VideoLectures.NET entitied “Video Lectures Mashup – remixing learning materials for topic-centred learning across collections” will be presented in April 23-25 at the OCW Global Conference 2014, in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

The OCW Consortium global conference is the annual opportunity for researchers, practitioners, policy makers and educators to deeply explore open education and its impact on global education.  Conference participants will hear from global thought leaders in open education and have the opportunity to share ideas, practices and discuss issues important to the future of education worldwide.  Sessions cover new developments in open education, research results, innovative technology, policy implementation, best practices and practical solutions to challenges facing education around the world.

MediaMixer’s presentation will look at using media fragment and semantic media technology to help make it easier for learners to browse topics across video lectures from different collections, and show our prototype with VideoLectures.NET content.

MediaMixer partner JSI will present the project demos on e-learning, news and media rights management this week during a fully booked workshop at Online Educa (Berlin, 4-6 December).

The Wednesday afternoon workshop “Artificial Intelligence Methods for Online-Based Education” has as its aims:

  • To present state-of-the-art machine translation methods and tools
  • To present state-of-the-art user profiling, aggregation and methods and tools
  • To present state-of-the-art cross lingual knowledge technologies
  • To present success stories from similar domains
  • To discuss future directions and potential projects

The participants as an outcome of the workshop will be able to understand how new technologies offer universities and academic communities new solutions to old and familiar problems. Higher education is trying to catch up with the changes of the digital age and the internet, and so the main goal of this half-day event is to clarify how emerging technologies, based on machine learning, machine translation, text mining, semantic web, open access, academic video journals, free video libraries, open lecture capture systems, OER and more, can change and help co-create emerging publishing, curriculum, designation, filtration, validation and research trends in Academia in Europe and in general.

For non-attendees, the demo videos can be seen at

MediaMixer co-ordinator Lyndon Nixon presented at the Internet of Education 2013 conference at Ljubljana, Slovenia (organised by project partner Jozef Stefan Institute) one possible MediaMixer future of e-learning. In this future, learning videos are mashed up to generate new learning offers for online learners, and such re-mixes could be the basis for new MOOC offers that are more flexible and personalised to individual learners. Dr Nixon noted that as e-learning materials become increasingly video, there are new requirements on how to retrieve relevant video by topic and access it in term of its parts (fragments), especially relevant for learners on the go or on mobile devices.

MediaMixer technology is a solution for this, as shown by our use case with VideoLectures.NET, the VideoLecturesMashup. This use case has been described previously, and the video of the demonstrator is also online.

Our slides on MediaMixing for e-learning are available:

Our colleague Vasileios Mezaris (CERTH) will hold the next live Webinar on 14 November (1100 CET) at  It is titled “Fragmenting your Media Assets meaningfully – media analysis for fragment detection and extraction“.

The Webinar will discuss a set of video processing techniques for media fragment creation and annotation. These include techniques for the temporal segmentation of the video into shots and scenes, the re-detection of appearances of specific objects throughout the video, and the detection of concepts that describe the temporal video fragments. Such techniques are the first step towards converting the raw video material into meaningful media fragments.

Join the live presentation and discuss with us via Twitter @project_mmixer. Webinars are also recorded and will be available online at later. MediaMixer community members receive regular mails reminding them of MediaMixer activities – join free at 

Registrations have already taken up many of the free spaces at the MediaMixer Winter Schol on Multimedia Applications and Processing, so remind interested students and researchers to take the opportunity and register now to avoid disappointment! 

Attendees will hear about and get hands on experience with semantic multimedia technologies including media fragments, analysis, annotation and digital rights, from MediaMixer partner experts.  Invited speakers (EU project coordinators!) will give insights in current & future use of the technology in their domains (broadcasting, digital preservation, e-learning).

Even better, while stand alone registration for this event is already amazingly low (€150 !), thanks to our cooperation with the MMM 2014 conference, conference registrees need only pay €50 more on their registration fee to attend the school!

For more about the school, see

For registration, go to

MediaMixer partner CONDAT will present their use case during the event ‘Semantic Media Web Innovationsforum‘ this September 26 in Berlin, Germany. The two day event is the primary German language conference on semantic and media technologies. All aspects of semantic and multimedia technologies will be covered with a focus on German research and industry outcomes. CONDAT, for example, already works with the German public broadcasters in developing innovative new solutions for their workflows and data management. In this talk, entitled Wiederverwendung von Medienfragmenten für den Newsroom in EU-FP7 Projekt MediaMixer, Rolf Fricke will show how MediaMixer technologies can be applied in supporting TV newsrooms in the near time insertion of related media content into news stories, making use of innovations in Media Fragment annotation and retrieval.