Welcome to the LIACS Media Lab 31 Dec 2020
The goal of the LIACS Media Lab (LML) at Leiden University is to unify education and research in the areas of multimedia analysis/understanding, artificial intelligence, human computer interaction and internet technologies.

Best Paper Award by LML PhD Students at MMM2017 20 Jul 2017
LIACS Media Lab PhD students win Best Paper Award at MMM2017

Dr. Bart Thomee has won the ACM SIGMM Rising Star Award 10 Aug 2016
Bart Thomee will be receiving ACM Rising Star Award for 2016. This award is given to the top young scientist.

NWO grant in digital humanities awarded 12 Mar 2016
NWO research grant: Making sense of illustrated handwritten archives" (2 PhDs and a postdoc) was awarded - This project addresses the gaps in the knowledge about our cultural and scientific heritage, caused by the difficulty of retrieving information from (digitized) handwritten and drawn resources, for both humans and computers.

Nvidia grant on Deep Visual Understanding Awarded 25 Jan 2016
NVIDIA research grant: Deep Visual Understanding of Paintings and Pictures" (hardware with ~5000 processors) was awarded - In this project we will be developing new deep learning architectures for machine understanding of visual media based on the pictorial content.

ACM Multimedia Grand Challenges 17 May 2015
The Multimedia Grand Challenge was first presented as part of ACM Multimedia 2009 and has established itself as a prestigious competition in the multimedia community. ACM Multimedia 2015 will continue the tradition by repeating previous challenges and by introducing a new challenge. Industry leaders organize challenges which are meant to engage the Multimedia research community in solving relevant, interesting and challenging questions about the industry’s 3-5 year vision for important multimedia problems. The challenges provide a direct answer to the question of “What multimedia problems are important to society and industry?”

IPv6 on Windows XP 17 May 2014
This article explains how to install IPv6 on Windows XP

Turn off Windows XP Auto-Run 27 Apr 2014
One of the most important things to switch off for better security is the windows XP auto-run feature. This article explains how to do it.

CFP: International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval 14 Feb 2014
Taking place between Tuesday 1st – Friday 4th, April 2014 in Glasgow (UK), the annual ACM International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval (ICMR) offers a great opportunity for exchanging leading-edge multimedia retrieval ideas among researchers, practitioners and other potential users of multimedia retrieval systems.

Dr. Michael Lew is chosen for the ACM SIGMM Executive Committee 26 Dec 2013
Dr. Michael Lew is chosen for the ACM SIGMM Executive Committee

CFP IJMIR: Special Issue on Cross-Media Analysis 1 Jul 2013
Cross-media analysis is a new, emerging, and important research area in current multimedia research. Cross-media analysis exploits the data available on diverse sources of rich multimedia content simultaneously and synergistically. It is beneficial for many applications in data mining, causal inference, machine learning, multimedia, and public security.

CFP: ACM Multimedia 2013 14 Mar 2013
Since the founding of ACM SIGMM in 1993, ACM Multimedia has been the worldwide premier conference and a key world event to display scientific achievements and innovative industrial products in the multimedia field.

Browser Cookie Law in the Netherlands 24 Jan 2013
The Netherlands has introduced a new law which requires opt-in consent for a wide category of browser cookies.

CFP: ACM International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval (ICMR2013) 14 Oct 2012
ACM ICMR 2013 is seeking original high quality submissions addressing innovative research in the broad field of multimedia retrieval.

Call for Organizers: ACM Int. Conf. Multimedia Retrieval - ICMR2014 19 Aug 2012
The ACM ICMR Steering Committee invites interested parties to submit proposals to host and organize the ACM International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval, ICMR2014

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