Eurecom Institute

logo Eurecom The EURECOM Institute is an Economic Interest Grouping (EIG) founded in 1991 by the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications (Telecom Paris) and the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). EURECOM also has many academic partners (Politecnico di Torino, Helsinky University) and industrial partners (Swisscom, Thales, SFR, France Telecom, Hitachi Europe, STMicroelectronics, Bouygues Telecom, Sharp, Cisco, BMW Research).

The EURECOM Institute is a leader in teaching and research in the following three fields of expertise: Corporate Communications, Mobiles and Multimedia. Research is subjected to many scientific cooperations at the national, european and international levels. Since January 2003, EURECOM has also been associated to the CNRS (National Center for Scientific Research) "FRE 2660 Systèmes de communications".

The EURECOM Institute's Multimedia Communications Department plays an active role in many research projects on fundamental technologies in order to improve the processing and use of multimedia information. In particular, the department works on the indexing of stored multimedia information, so as to improve the research and retrieval of multimedia information, and the multimedia filtering, which can be used to automatically deliver the multimedia information to the concerned users. EURECOM has a strong expertise in video sequence analysis, proven through many research projects, for instance:
– SPATION, a European project in partnership with Philips Research, on the building of video summaries from data stored on a home network,
– GMF4iTV, a European project in partnership with Portugal Télécom, dedicated to implementing a complete chain for TV Programs with interactive visual objects (that can be clicked on to access additional contents), and its PORTIVITY extension, dedicated to mobile terminals.
– Since 2003, Eurecom has also taken part in the TrecVid assessment campaigns, in particular as far as detecting the semantic characteristics in video sequences is concerned, and is one of the organizers of the Technovision ARGOS project, on the same subject.