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

Firefox: disable the leave page dialog box 20 Jul 2017
Many malware websites continually throw the dialog box: Are you sure you want to leave this webpage? They do this to prevent you from closing the window. This article explains how to turn off the dialog box in Firefox.

Firefox: turning off video autoplay 30 Jun 2017
This article tells how to turn off autoplay in Firefox

WinXP and 10: Multiple File Drag/Drop Batch Files 27 Jun 2017
This example shows how to setup a batch file so that you can drag and drop multiple selected files so that an executable will process each one.

Download Windows OS ISO and USB drive images 20 Jun 2017
This article mentions how to get the ISO or USB drive images for different Windows OS

Adjust Startup Programs on Windows 7 27 Feb 2017
This article gives some tips on how to view and adjust whether a program automatically starts on Windows 7

Firefox download error: source file could not be read 19 Feb 2017
Firefox is giving a download error ...source file could not be read

mailto link problems - million IE browsers starting 16 Feb 2017
You click on a mailto link in Firefox and a million IE browsers are started.

Disk Information 10 Jan 2017
This article shows how to find information on hard drives using the diskpart command

Backup using Xcopy 21 Dec 2016
Using xcopy for backup

Disable Firefox Refresh Message/Prompt 16 Aug 2016
Disable Firefox Refresh Message/Prompt

FFMpeg and Deinterlacing 16 Aug 2016
Tips on using FFMpeg for deinterlacing video

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.

PHP - Command line, Getting Webpages, Sleep 2 Aug 2016
Some notes on PHP

Display the Motherboard Infomation on Windows XP, 7 20 Jul 2016
This gives a tip on how to display the motherboard information on a computer running Windows XP or 7

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.

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.

Linux Memory Usage - Why does Linux use so much memory? 10 Jul 2015
This article briefly explains how Linux is using and reporting RAM memory usage

Firefox: Using multiple search engines 10 Jul 2015
This article explains how to use multiple search engines from the location bar in Firefox.

Offline Android Voice Recognition 3 Jul 2015
This article explains how to get offline voice recognition working in Android

Remote Desktop Icon 26 Jun 2015
This article gives an example of setting up an icon on your Desktop which immediately creates a remote desktop connection to a machine.

LaTex for Unix 11 Jun 2015
A few tips on using LaTex in Unix

Using TAR in Unix 2 Jun 2015
This article gives some examples of using the Unix tar command

Backing Up Windows 8.1 21 May 2015
A few tips on making a system image of Windows 8.1

Remote Access to LIACS 29 Apr 2015
Some tips on remote access to LIACS computers

Network Problems and Diagnosis 2 Apr 2015
This article gives some tips on checking what is using your ports and which services started them.

Disable AutoPlay on Windows 7 22 Mar 2015
Disable AutoPlay on Windows 7

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?”

Remove DVD drive from Dell E4300 19 Mar 2015
This article describes how to remove the DVD drive from Dell E4300

Chrome Browser Colors Problems 4 May 2015
If colors for some images are appearing incorrectly, it could be because Chrome is using GPU functions which are not compatible. This article explains how to solve it.

Using htpasswd.exe 24 Oct 2014
Tips on changing user passwords via the htpasswd.exe provided by Apache

Menus (dropdown) in HTML5/CSS3 4 Aug 2014
This article gives an example of creating dropdown menus using HTML5

Allow Specific IP Addresses to Remote Desktop Windows 7 29 Jul 2014
This article explains how to limit which IPs can connect using Remote Desktop to a Windows 7 computer

Disable AutoPlay in Windows 7 28 Jul 2014
This article explains how to disable autoplay in Windows 7

MySQL and PHP Examples 9 Jul 2014
Some examples using MySQL with PHP

MySQL - Fast indexing 3 Jul 2014
Some examples of setting up indices in MySQL are given

Viewing Drive Shares in Windows 7 16 Apr 2014
This article explains how to make the drive shares visible on Windows 7

Full Install of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on USB Stick 25 Jun 2014
This article gives notes on how to perform a full installation of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS onto a USB stick

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

Linux: CPU and RAM info 23 Apr 2014
These commands under Linux tell you information about the CPU and RAM

Thunderbird/Gmail Authentication Problems 9 Apr 2014
Gmail can be flaky sometimes and can introduce bugs into their authentication routines. This article explains one approach to crowbar a fix for Thunderbird using POP3

Windows XP and ZoneAlarm and Generic Host Process 18 Mar 2014
Notes on what to allow through ZoneAlarm

ICC Color Management Modes 5 Mar 2014
This article explains how to change the ICC color management mode in Firefox and SeaMonkey

TrueImage 11 User Notes 28 Feb 2014
Overview on TrueImage 11

Firefox password DB editor 28 Feb 2014
This Firefox extension allows you to edit saved passwords or create new ones.

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

Extracting tracks from video files (batch) 3 Jan 2014
This article gives an example of extracting (lossless) tracks using ffmpeg

HTML Tables: colspan 2 Sep 2013
In some cases you want to have unusual table setups with differing numbers of columns per row. This article gives a few tips.

HTML Images: Rounded Corners, Shadows, and Gradients 1 Sep 2013
Gives tips on displaying images in HTML with rounded corners and shadows and gradients

HTML Images: Keep Aspect Ratio and Limit Dimensions 30 Aug 2013
A tip on using the img tag in HTML to keep the aspect ratio and also put a maximum limit on the width and height

Linux Hardware Info 22 Aug 2013
Some tips on finding out the hardware and OS version

Google Proxy Server 16 Jul 2013
An example of using a google proxy server to get a page behind a paywall

Scheduled Restart of Windows Services 1 Jul 2013
This article tells you how to restart a windows service on a schedule automatically

Google Cache of Webpages 24 Jun 2013
This shows how to view Google's cache of webpages

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.

How to Delete a Windows Service 12 May 2013
How to delete a windows service

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.

Installing Apache or MySQL as Windows Services 27 May 2013
This article explains how to install Apache or MySQL as windows services.

Backup and Restore MySQL 9 May 2013
This article gives a quick overview of backing up and restoring a mysql database or installation

GLUT, OpenGL, Windows 7 and Visual Studio 2010 1 Apr 2013
Some tips on setting up GLUT with OpenGL on Windows 7

Disable Firefox Plugin Check 21 Mar 2013
This article explains how to disable the firefox plugin check

Mongoose and PHP 5 Mar 2013
This article explains how to get Mongoose working with PHP

Windows 7 License Information 18 Feb 2013
This article shows how you can display the license information for your machine regarding Windows 7

Windows 7 Installation Notes 11 Feb 2013
Notes on installing Windows 7

Windows 7 Professional File Sharing 1 Feb 2013
This articles gives a few tips on file sharing using Windows 7 Professional

Optimizing Gigabit Ethernet Speed 31 Jan 2013
This articles gives tips on how to improve Windows XP Ethernet speed.

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.

FFMpeg and MKVmerge for Video Encoding 30 Dec 2012
Two high quality tools for encoding video into h264 are FFMpeg and MKVmerge. We give an example of their usage in batch files.

Script to Add Users and Passwords 19 Dec 2012
This articles explains how to add users and passwords from a command line script

MySQL select on multiple tables (join) 16 Nov 2012
An example of doing a SELECT on multiple tables

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.

Mongoose: A Simple and Portable Web Server 1 Oct 2012
This article briefly describes the Mongoose web server

Calling PHP from Custom Web Server 22 Sep 2012
Suppose you wrote your own web server and want to use PHP. This article gives some tips on what you need to do.

Change Remote Desktop Server Port 20 Sep 2012
This article shows how to change the listening port for the Remote Desktop Server

Using FFMPEG to extract a specific audio track from movie 14 Oct 2012
This article explains how to use FFMPEG to extract a specific audio track from movie

LUMIR welcomes Prof. dr. Boudewijn Lelieveldt 4 Jan 2012
The Leiden University Center for Massive Information Retrieval (LUMIR) welcomes Prof. dr. Boudewijn Lelieveldt as a core collaborator of the LUMC.

Ard Oerlemans (LIACS Media Lab) nominated for Leiden University best thesis award 2 Dec 2011
The PhD thesis by Ard Oerlemans from the LIACS Media Lab was nominated for the best thesis award at Leiden University.

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

Yahoo Research joins the LIACS Media Lab on Image Search Project 18 Feb 2012
Yahoo Research is collaborating with the LIACS Media Lab at Leiden University on searching for images

Inaugural Issue of the International Journal of Multimedia Information Retrieval 4 Apr 2012
The inaugural issue of the International Journal of Multimedia Information Retrieval (Springer) which is led by members of the LIACS Media Lab (Leiden University) has been published

New Research Grant on Image Database Search 20 Jul 2012
Helios Technology had awarded a research grant, "Integrating Search and Exploration in Image Databases" to the LIACS Media Lab

Dr. Michael S. Lew added to the Leiden University Faculty of Science Hall of Fame 14 Jun 2012
Dr. Michael Lew was added to the Hall of Fame at Leiden University

ACM International Conference on Multimedia 2012 12 Mar 2012
ACM Multimedia 2012 calls for full papers presenting interesting recent results or novel ideas in all areas of multimedia and its applications.

ACM International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval 7 Jan 2012
Effectively and efficiently retrieving information based on user needs is one of the most exciting areas in multimedia research. 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. This conference, puts together the long-lasting experience of former ACM CIVR and ACM MIR series, is set up to illuminate the state of the arts in multimedia (text, image, video and audio) retrieval.

Turn off Firefox download scan 13 Aug 2012
This articles explains the steps to turn off scanning of downloads by Firefox

Manual installation of Android Apps 9 Aug 2012
Explains how to install apps on Android 4 manually

Move Putty Settings To Another Computer 3 Aug 2012
This article shows how to move Putty settings to another computer

Convert avi to mkv or add new tracks 3 Jun 2012
This article shows how to losslessly convert from avi to mkv format

AR Drone and Windows 7 18 May 2012
Using the Parrot AR Drone from Windows 7

How to Remote Desktop to the Actual Server Console on Windows 2003 21 Mar 2012
Using the Remote Desktop client usually lands you in a seperate session on the windows server. There are times, however, when you might want to be able to connect to the console directly instead of being in a seperate session.

Windows Updates: Tips and Problem Solving 20 Mar 2012
Windows updates are necessary in some cases to install security patches. However, there are problems with there system.

Convert Video to h.264/mkv 9 Jul 2012
This article shows how to use VLC to convert video to mkv format

Proxy with Putty and Firefox 15 Aug 2011
Some notes on using web proxy with Putty and Firefox

HTML Notes: Positioning Text and Images 14 Jul 2011
Some examples of using layers and div elements to position images and text on a webpage

International Workshop on Interactive Multimedia Systems 4 Jun 2011
This workshop brings together researchers in the field of interactive multimedia systems. It is meant to provide a forum for sharing new ideas and discoveries. A strong focus of this meeting is in interdisciplinary work from diverse fields such as interactive artificial intelligence, social media computing, digital art systems, human computer interaction, media retrieval, psychology, multiplayer games, and digital libraries. Contributions are in the form of novel peer reviewed papers which are published in the workshop proceedings.

Copy mySQL table from one database to another 10 Mar 2011
This article gives a very short example how to copy a table from one database to another.

Disabling ADOBE ARM 2 Feb 2011
Adobe ARM refers to their updating programs. On some computers, ARM can cause network outages. This article explains how to disable ARM

phpBB (version 3) Using SQLite 24 Jan 2011
Explains how to install phpBB version 3 with SQLite

Hard Linking in XP 17 Jan 2011
As opposed to the soft linking from creating a shortcut in XP, you can also do a real hard link which will treat the file as if it is there.

Group Policy Notes in Win XP 25 Mar 2012
This page has some useful notes on how to look at and set the group security policy in Windows XP

Excel-like Formulas in MS Word Tables 3 Jan 2011
Some notes on using Excel-like formulas in MS Word Tables

Excel Notes 2 Jan 2011
Notes on using Excel for computing grades

Skype in High Resolution 8 Dec 2010
This article describes how to get high resolution video from Skype assuming your webcam supports high res capture.

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.

Windows Security vs Malware: Important Tips 29 Nov 2010
This article will focus on the most important tips to improve fundamental security on MS Windows and many others.

Disable Google Chrome Auto-Update 30 Jun 2010
This article explains how to turn off the auto update in Google Chrome

Acer 4810 Battery Life Problem 17 Jun 2010
The Acer timeline 4810 should have an 8 hour battery life when surfing the Web. However, due to driver problems with the switchable graphics, users may only be seeing 4 hours battery life.

Configuring Apache for Perl 12 May 2010
A short note on configuring Apache for Perl

View All Network Connections on XP 10 Mar 2010
View All Network Connections on XP

MySQL basics 29 Apr 2014
A brief tutorial on using MYSQL

Reset MySQL Root Password 8 May 2013

Intel Modular Server and Windows 2003 Server 1 Feb 2010
The Intel Modular Server is not immediately compatible with most Windows Operating Systems. This article shows how to create a slipstreamed installation CD with the storage drivers

Compatibility between Office 2000 and Office 2007 10 Nov 2009
MS Office 2000 is able to read and write documents in the docx format used in Office 2007 by using the compatibility pack.

Disable Recent Documents List Under Start Menu 11 Nov 2009
For privacy reasons, one might want to disable the recent documents list under the start menu. This article explains how to disable it under Windows XP

Firefox Settings 23 Sep 2009
Changing the variable settings within Firefox

Video Encoding Using Mencoder 23 Sep 2009
An example of using mencoder for video encoding

DeShaker - Stabilization for VirtualDub 12 Aug 2009
This article describes how to use the DeShaker plugin for VirtualDub

Are Macs safe? 25 Jan 2010
This article gives an overview of the reality of computer security on a Mac.

Disable Adobe Bonjour Service 7 Jun 2009
This article describes how to disable Adobe Bonjour Service

Improving Apache Download Speeds 29 Apr 2010
Download speeds on Windows XP using Apache can be slow. The rate is actually limited by XP and can be improved using regedit.

Apache: Changing default number of columns in automatic directory listing 23 Mar 2009
This article describes how to change the default number of columns in the Apache automatic directory listing

Downloading a Webpage 18 Jan 2009
This describes how to use wget to download a complete webpage

Text2Image 10 Dec 2008
This article describes how to convert a text file into an image.

Howto Manually Register/Un-Register Filters & Codecs 18 Nov 2008
This article explains how to manually add or remove filters and codecs from your XP system.

Warning: Problems when updating with XP SP2 9 Aug 2008
Warning: Problems when updating with XP SP2

Format USB Stick as NTFS 4 Aug 2008
How to format a USB Stick as NTFS instead of FAT32

Mencoder Tips 14 Aug 2008
Converting difficult files using Mencoder

Encoding Difficult Files with Mencoder 3 Aug 2008
Some video files are difficult to transcode such as from VC1 to MPEG4, not because of the video codecs but because the file contains a poorly standardized codec like OGG Vorbis. This document gives some tips on how to make the transcoded files.

Writing Excel sheets from PHP 21 Jul 2008
This article gives a few pointers on writing excel sheets from PHP.

ACM International Conference on Multimedia Information Retrieval 17 Jul 2008
ACM International Conference on Multimedia Information Retrieval is a premier scientific meeting for discussing the latest advances in the area of multimedia retrieval. All papers in the main track must be high quality original papers which address important issues in multimedia exploration, summarization and retrieval.

Reboot a remote XP machine 7 Jun 2008
How to reboot a remote machine running XP.

Set XP File/Dir Permissions from Command Line 30 May 2008
Sometimes one needs to set the file and directory permissions of XP from a command line program. This gives a hint how to do so.

Remote console 14 May 2008
When all connections on remote desktop are used up, in many cases you can still use remote console as described here.

Smbclient 12 Jun 2010
Notes on using the smbclient program from Linux to access Windows shares

Windows XP Registry Backup 2 Apr 2008
Windows XP Registry Backup

Antec Fusion Notes 17 Feb 2008
Antec Fusion

Hack (1985) - version 103, the original 15 Feb 2008
This has a download of the original game and notes on getting Hack103 working with ansi.sys. Here is the quick and easy solution for Windows XP.

Problem: Win XP System Properties Not Appearing 31 Jan 2008
There are some programs which can interfere with the core functionality of Windows XP. This article describes one problem having to do with rundll32 and restore.exe

Change Computername or Workgroup 30 Jan 2008
This article shows you how to use the XP support tool, NETDOM.exe to change a computer name.

Windows XP Auto Login 30 Jan 2008
How to setup auto login for Windows XP

Google Citation Statistics 15 Jan 2008
This page finds citation statistics from Google Scholar based on the author's name.

LIACS Media Lab Resources 1 Jul 2007
A short overview of multimedia hardware available.

Create a Safely Remove Hardware shortcut 26 Nov 2007
This article shows how to create a desktop shortcut which activates the Safely Remove Hardware function - especially useful when disconnecting USB drives

Password Lock for Windows XP 26 Nov 2007
Two ways of locking Windows XP

Reducing Apache Server Public Information 26 Nov 2007
For security reasons, it can be beneficial to reduce the amount of information Apache gives out to any user

Changing Default Logon Screesaver 26 Nov 2007
Before a user logs in, XP has a default screensaver which in some cases might be annoying. This note explains how to change it.

Maximum Half-Open TCP Connections 4 Aug 2007
Explains what the half-open TCP limit is and how to alter it.

Reducing SVCHOST Memory Usage 26 Nov 2007
Some things to adjust when the svchost service becomes large

Batch File Looping 26 Nov 2007
An example of how to use for loops for batch files

Using Xcopy to backup a drive or directory 26 Nov 2007
Using Xcopy to backup a drive or directory

X Server - Cygwin on Win32 26 Nov 2007
X Server - Cygwin on Win32 - This article explains what you need to know to get it working

Extending Basic Disk Partitions 26 Nov 2007
This article shows how to use DiskPart in WinXP to extend a Basic disk partition

Installing Apache, MySQL, PHP on Linux 26 Nov 2007
Installing Apache, MySQL, PHP on Linux

Ubuntu Notes 26 Nov 2007
Some notes on installing Ubuntu 7

Intelligent computers in movies, television, and books 26 Nov 2007
A brief summary of intelligent computers in movies, television, and books.

ActiveSync and Outlook 26 Nov 2007
Notes on getting MS ActiveSync to work smoothly with MS Outlook

PHP5 Encryption Techniques 26 Nov 2007
A fast programmers tutorial on encryption techniques in PHP5

ACM Multimedia 2007 23 Sep 2007
ACM Multimedia 2007 invites you to participate in the premier annual multimedia conference, covering all aspects of multimedia computing: from underlying technologies to applications, theory to practice, and servers to networks to devices.

ACM International Conference on Image and Video Retrieval - CIVR2007 2 Feb 2007
The International Conference on Image and Video Retrieval (CIVR) series of conferences was originally set up to illuminate the state of the art in image and video retrieval between researchers and practitioners throughout the world.

IEEE Multimedia 2007 2 Jul 2007
IEEE International Conference on Multimedia & Expo is a major annual international conference with the objective of bringing together researchers, developers, and practitioners from academia and industry working in all areas of multimedia.

SMB/Samba over SSH 29 Jan 2007
Suppose you have a samba server on server S, and wish to connect to it from a machine C. Perhaps you can't connect directly, because either S can't open port 139, or because you don't trust the security of windows file sharing. (Both are good reasons!)

IEEE International Workshop on Human Computer Interaction HCI2007 12 Jan 2007
The goal of this workshop (IEEE HCI'2007) is to share new ideas and paradigms with other researchers worldwide in the scientific study of Human Computer Interaction. Human computer interaction (HCI) lies at the crossroads of many scientific areas. including artificial intelligence, computer vision, face recognition, motion tracking, etc. In order for HCI systems to interact seamlessly with people, they will need to understand their environment through vision and sound.

Firefox Optimization 26 Nov 2007
This article shows how to greatly enhance the speed of the Firefox 2 internet browser

Net Commands in Win2000 and XP 26 Nov 2007
This page gives a brief summary of the net commands available in Windows 2000 and XP

Perl Primer 3 Jul 2006
This document gives a brief primer for the Perl programming language. It is meant to be a refresher for perl programmers, not an introduction for someone who has no perl experience.

PeerExplorer - Trustworthy P2P 3 Jul 2006
Current Peer-2-Peer systems have significant limitations regarding security, interaction, browsing, and searching. The PeerExplorer project seeks to address all of these issues towards a next generation P2P application

Bart Thomee 20 Feb 2005

Arjan v.d. Berg 1 May 2005

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.

MagicVideoBrowser 1 Sep 2005
Built specifically for movie enthusiasts, MagicVideoBrowser offers a highly intuitive interface that allows its users an easy and effective way of navigating one's computer to browse or search for video files. In this application, video files are represented in a truly visual way as opposed to text. This program brings next generation video browsing and playing capabilities to video enthusiasts and professionals.

Micha Haas 9 Nov 2000

IEEE International Workshop on Human Computer Interaction 5 Jul 2005
Human computer interaction (HCI) lies at the crossroads of many scientific areas. These areas include affective computing, smart interfaces, human motion and gesture recognition, perceptual user interfaces, and learning in HCI. The goal of this workshop (IEEE HCI'2005) is to share new ideas and paradigms with other researchers worldwide.

PCI Express: What is it? 25 Sep 2004
PCI Express is the next generation PCI bus. We introduce what PCI Express is and explain the architecture.

DVD Notes: Making IFO files 23 May 2004
Suppose you have the VOB files for a DVD and want to create the IFO file so that you can burn a DVD, then this article tells you how.

Turning Off Windows Media Player AutoUpdate 29 Mar 2004
How to turn off the auto-update in Windows Media Player (all versions)

International Workshop on Human Computer Interaction 2004 25 Mar 2004
The goal of this workshop is to bring together researchers from the field of computer vision whose work is related to human computer interaction. We are soliciting original contributions that address a wide range of theoretical and application issues in human computer interaction. Developments in mobile, wearable and pervasive communications and computing technologies provide exciting challenges and opportunities for HCI

ACM SIGMM Multimedia Information Retrieval Workshop 2004 10 Nov 2004
Extending beyond all borders of culture, art, and science, the search for digital information is one of the major challenges of our time. Digital libraries, bio-medical science, the Internet, streaming video, databases, cultural heritage collections and peer-2-peer networks have created a worldwide need for new paradigms and techiques on how to browse, search, and summarize multimedia collections. MIR2004 is a peer-reviewed meeting for scientific researchers and users to discuss important challenges in multimedia retrieval.

Virtual Education - Online School 7 Feb 2004
This is a 3D online school where you can walk around, see and talk to other students and teachers. You can also listen to music and view video for your studies.

Speech Street Fighter 25 Jan 2004
This is a fighting game like "Street Fighter" played by speech. You can control your 3D fighter in real time using voice commands.

Fractal Worlds 19 Jan 2004
Our main goal: Is to create an artificial world according to a set of random parameters(seed) at the begin of the program. So every time you run the program, you will get an entire new world that can be viewed in 3d. More general, every mountain, every ocean, and every tree will be placed differently in each run.

Digital Immortality - Memory Cabinet 14 Jan 2004
We want to build a cabinet which holds 'memories'. The cabinet stands in a public space like the main entrance of a library or city hall. Every visitor can show an object with emotional value or memory to the digital camera/webcam.

Virtual Aquarium 7 Dec 2003
Imagine a television that shows an aquarium with fishes which respond to movement and sound from the surrounding area.

Voice Search 20 Nov 2003
Voicesearch is about as the name suggests, using your voice for doing the search on a webpage. Before it was all textual, now its possible to make it more dynamic,interactive and appealing to the users.

International Conference on Image and Video Retrieval 5 Jul 2003
The International Conference on Image and Video Retrieval (CIVR) series of conferences was originally set up to illuminate the state of the art in image and video retrieval between researchers and practitioners throughout the world.

VNC - Virtual Network Computing 8 Sep 2003
VNC is a program which allows you to control a desktop from any Windows, Mac, UNIX or PocketPC.

Why Do We Need A Mouse? 15 Oct 2003
Our project goal is to use your hand as a pointing device (like the mouse). Hand motions can be much more expressive and convey more information than using the mouse. Also, you always bring your hands with you.

Mira Gleisberg 12 May 2002

Adriaan Zwiers 12 May 2002

Bob Karhof 12 May 2002

3D Visual Sign Language Translator 10 Feb 2003
We wanted to create a device which could work as a visual sign-language translator. On the fingertips of a glove we placed 4 different color leds. These leds can be recognized by an OpenGL code.

3D Photo Album 9 Jan 2003
We designed a virtual 3D photo album which could give a more natural way of viewing digital images.

Virtual Window 12 Dec 2002
The intention of the project was to generate a window on a computer that was realistic and believable. A tromp l'oeil.

Dynamic Disks 31 Oct 2002
Dynamic disks allow you to span disk drives and utilize RAID striping and mirroring within Windows 2000 and XP. We discuss the strengths and caveats of this technology.

Virtual 3D Display 30 Jul 2002
This project is about designing a 3D display which can be viewed without shutter glasses or a head mounted display

Video to Music 15 Jan 2002
This project examines methods for automatically creating music for video input.

Info Stress Generator - Affective & Emotional Computing 15 Jan 2002
Goal of this project is to create a real time application that generates visual and audible stress or relaxation

Interactive Movie Theatre 8 Jul 2002
In this project we create a special movie theater which changes the video on the screen based on user interaction via the chairs

Augmented Reality 18 Jul 2002
In many situations, it would be nice to have additional information about one's surroundings. This project does that by augmenting reality.

Virtual Pet Dolphin 15 Jan 2002
Create a virtual pet, in our case a dolphin, that reacts on speech and position of the user.

Magic Mirror (Funny Mirror) 15 Jan 2002
We created a live video mirror which can distort the picture of the user.

Moody Elevator - Emotional Spaces & Influences 8 Jul 2002
We created an elevator which influences interactions between passengers

Dynamic Art 25 Jun 2002
Using live video capture and wall sized projections, we created a dynamic art exhnibit.

Video Players 15 Jul 2002
We give an overview of the DivX Player and Microsoft Media Player.

VirtualDub 28 Jun 2002
VirtualDub is a free, open-source program for basic video editing of mpeg and avi video and audio files. We explain when to use VirtualDub and how to overcome some common limitations.

Xmpeg 11 Sep 2002
Xmpeg is a tool for converting mpeg video from one format to another. We explain what the tool does and give recommendations for using it.

DivX 5.0 22 Mar 2002
DivX has released a new version of their codec. We discuss the effectiveness of DivX for video archiving.

Pentium IV vs. Athlon 14 Dec 2001
In this article we summarize the debate over CPU performance between the PIV and the Athlon

Martijn Cox 1 Jun 2001

Tim Cocx 1 Jun 2001

Boudewijn van der Valk 1 Jun 2001

Lodewijk van Doorn 1 Jun 2001

Pascal Haazebroek 1 Jun 2001

Rene Visser 15 Feb 2001

Alexander Verburgt 2 Jul 2001

Graphics Card Roundup 1 Oct 2001
In this article, we summarize the latest developments in graphics cards.

Storage Blues 30 Aug 2001
We have tested a wide variety of storage options and give the results of our tests.

Arthur Arts 9 Nov 2000

Reflective Notebook Displays 5 Jul 2001
On a notebook computer, the main power drain is typically the display. New technology called reflective displays promise significant power savings.

Beyond the Hype: MPEG-4 and DivX 1 Jul 2001
MPEG-4 and DivX make extravagant claims about video compression. We summarize the facts and not the hype.

Installing Windows 2000 with Ultra160 SCSI 20 Jun 2001
Howto setup Windows 2000 on a PC with an Ultra160 SCSI system

WWW Text Search Engines 1 May 2001
This article briefly summarizes the different text based WWW search user interfaces.

Installing Philips Vesta Pro Webcam under Windows 2000 18 Dec 2000
The Philips Vesta Pro webcam does not install correctly from the default nor the downloadable drivers. This devnote describes how to get it working under Windows 2000

Search Engine Myths 1 Feb 2001
Web search engines are shrouded in hyperbole and unsubstantiated claims. This article attempts to distinguish between search engine reality and myth

Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP) Version 4 19 Nov 2000
The specification of IMAP4

Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP): RFC 821 19 Nov 2000
The underlying protocol for Internet email

POP3 Email Specification: RFC 1939 19 Nov 2000
This documents specifies the POP3 email protocol

Sound in Java 19 Nov 2000
An example of loading and playing a sampled audio file

Java Speech Synthesis Example 19 Nov 2000
A short example of using the Java speech synthesis API

HTML Quick Reference 18 Jan 2001
Some useful HTML tags and tips

Perl and Mysql 19 Nov 2000
Quick guide to using perl with the mysql database

Perl and DBMs 19 Nov 2000
An example of using Perl with DBMs

Content Based Retrieval in Extremely Large Visual Media Collections 12 Nov 2000
This article gives an overview of content based retrieval research

Speech Interfaces Overview 13 Nov 2000
We give a summary of our research directions and projects in speech systems. The projects include a voice controlled CD player, an interactive musical jam session; and a virtual human.

Virtual Studio Overview 12 Nov 2000
This article gives an overview of virtual studios - what they are and why they are useful.

The Next Internet: A Critical View 1 Jan 2001
This article discusses the growing pains of the Internet and the solutions to the leading problems.

Digital Cinema Is Coming. Are We Ready? 13 Nov 2000
Digital cinema is expected to overtake traditional analog film cinema within six years. What are the ramifications of this paradigm shift?

Explosive Net Growth 10 Nov 2000
The president of Yahoo predicts explosive growth in the WWW

Dr. Erwin Bakker 8 Nov 2000

Willem de Bruin 1 Feb 2001

Dr. Doug DeGroot 9 Nov 2000

Martijn Gaarthuis 9 Nov 2000

Dr. Michael S. Lew 4 Apr 2000

10 Tera-byte (10,000GB) Optical Disk 9 Nov 2000
Romanian scientist is designing a 10,000 gigabyte optical disk

Ernst Lindoorn 5 Sep 2005

LIACS Media Lab History 5 Sep 2000
A brief history of the LIACS Media Lab.

Jan Niestad 9 Nov 2000

Transmeta Recap 8 Nov 2000
Compaq and IBM jump off the Transmeta train

Ard Oerlemans 1 Nov 2004

Jeroen van Rest 1 Feb 2001

Joachim Rijsdam 9 Nov 2000

Dr. Nicu Sebe 4 Jul 2001

Dr. Erwin van Soest 9 Nov 2000

Eric Verlooij 9 Nov 2000

Jelle Westenbroek 9 Nov 2000

Dr. Lex Wolters 9 Nov 2000

Video Understanding FAQ 11 Nov 2000
Video understanding FAQ

Video Understanding 11 Nov 2000
Brief overview of video understanding

Model Based Video Coding FAQ 8 Nov 2000
Methods for representing, transmitting, and decoding video in low bitrate applications

Model Based Video Coding 8 Nov 2000
Using 3D polygon based models for video coding

Face Recognition 8 Nov 2000
Detect and identify faces in visual imagery

ImageScape FAQ 14 Nov 2000
This project is an investigation into true image query interfaces. Toward this goal, we implemented (1) a general sketch query interface and (2) object oriented(thru the image icons) image queries.

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