Vasileios Mezaris
Electrical and Computer Engineer, Ph.D.
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EDUCATION
2001 - 2005 Ph.D., Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Thesis subject: "Image and video segmentation for content-based retrieval". Advisor: Prof. Michael G. Strintzis.
1996 - 2001 Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Electronics and Computers Division. Graduation grade: 8.6/10 "Excellent". Graduation rank: 2nd. Diploma thesis subject: "Still image segmentation using color and texture features".
RESEARCH - PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
10/2013 - present Senior Researcher (Researcher Grade B), Information Technologies Institute / Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (ITI/CERTH).
6/2010 - 9/2013 Senior Researcher (Researcher Grade C), Information Technologies Institute (formerly named Informatics and Telematics Institute) / Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (ITI/CERTH).
6/2007 - 5/2010 Senior Researcher (Researcher Grade D), Informatics and Telematics Institute / Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (ITI/CERTH).
8/2006 - 5/2007 & 6/2005 - 7/2005 Postdoctoral Researcher, Informatics and Telematics Institute / Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (ITI/CERTH).
9/2001 - 5/2005 Postgraduate Researcher, Informatics and Telematics Institute / Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (ITI/CERTH).
7/2000 - 9/2000 Undergraduate research assistant on automatic speech recognition, Philips Research Laboratories, Aachen, Germany.
TEACHING - EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES
9/2015 Lecture on "Multimedia Analysis and Retrieval" at the 10th European Summer School in Information Retrieval (ESSIR), Thessaloniki, Greece, Sept. 2015. [slides] lecture video
11/2014 Tutorial on "Video Hyperlinking" at ACM Multimedia (MM'14), Orlando, FL, USA, Nov. 2014. Slides: Part A; Part B; Part C.
10/2014 Tutorial on "Video Hyperlinking" at the IEEE Int. Conf. on Image Processing (ICIP'14), Paris, France, Oct. 2014. Slides: Part A; Part B; Part C.
4/2014 Tutorial on "Re-using Media On The Web" at the 23rd Int. World Wide Web Conference (WWW'14), Seoul, Korea.
1/2014 Organization of the 1st Winter School on Multimedia Processing and Applications (WMPA'14), Dublin, Ireland (General Chair), and WMPA'14 lecture on "Media fragmentation and annotation technologies".
5/2007 Lecture on "Spatiotemporal segmentation of compressed video sequences", Escuela Politecnica Superior, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid.
2002 - 2005 Teaching assistance in the 4th year course, "Time series analysis", Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.
2003 Instructor, 1st Seminar of project "MULTI-MINE: Research and Technology Training Network in Multimedia Knowledge Discovery and Management", GSRT-HUMAN RESOURCES.
TECHNICAL ACTIVITIES
Editorial activities:
Organization of International Conferences / Workshops / Special Sessions:
  • Int. Workshop on Multimedia Verification (MuVer 2017) at ACM Multimedia 2017, Mountain View, CA, USA, October 2017. (General Chair)
  • Int. Workshop on Educational and Knowledge Technologies (MultiEdTech 2017) at ACM Multimedia 2017, Mountain View, CA, USA, October 2017. (General Chair)
  • Human Memory-Inspired Multimedia Organization and Preservation Workshop (HMMP'15) at IEEE ICME 2015, Torino, Italy, June-July 2015. (General Chair)
  • ACM Int. Conf. on Multimedia Retrieval (ICMR'15), Shanghai, China, June 2015. (Publicity Chair)
  • ACM Int. Workshop on Human-centered Event Understanding from Multimedia (HuEvent'14) at ACM Multimedia (MM'14), Orlando, FL, USA, Nov. 2014. (General Chair)
  • 3rd ACM Int. Workshop on Multimedia Analysis for Ecological Data (MAED'14) at ACM Multimedia (MM'14), Orlando, FL, USA, Nov. 2014. (General Chair)
  • 1st Int. Workshop on Social Events in Web Multimedia (SEWM'14) at ACM ICMR 2014, Glasgow, UK, April 2014. (General Chair)
  • 2nd ACM Int. Workshop on Multimedia Analysis for Ecological Data (MAED'13), held in conjunction with ACM Multimedia 2013, Oct. 2013, Barcelona, Spain. (General Chair)
  • Special Session on "Image Processing and Pattern Recognition for Ecological Applications" at IEEE ICIP 2013, Sept. 2013, Melbourne, Australia. (Session Organizer)
  • 1st Int. Workshop on Media Fragment Creation and reMIXing (MMIX'13) at the IEEE Int. Conf. on Multimedia and Expo (ICME 2013), San Jose, CA, USA, July 2013. (General Chair)
  • 4th Int. Workshop on Future Television: Linking Television and Web across Screens, held in conjunction with EuroITV 2013, Como, Italy, June 2013. (General Chair)
  • First Worldwide Web Workshop on Linked Media (LiME), held in conjunction with the 22nd Int. World Wide Web Conference (WWW'13), Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, May 2013. (General Chair) [Proceedings]
  • Special Session on "Social Events in Web Multimedia" at ACM ICMR 2013, April 2013, Dallas, TX, USA. (Session Organizer)
  • ACM Int. Workshop on Multimedia Analysis for Ecological Data (MAED'12), held in conjunction with ACM Multimedia 2012, Oct.-Nov. 2012, Nara, Japan. (General Chair) [Proceedings]
  • 3rd Int. Workshop on Future Television: Making Television Integrated and Interactive (FutureTV 2012), held in conjunction with EuroITV 2012, Berlin, Germany, July 2012. (General Chair)
  • Special Session on "Social Events in Web Multimedia" at ACM ICMR 2012, June 2012, Hong Kong, China. (Session Organizer) [Proceedings]
  • Joint ACM Workshop on Modeling and Representing Events (J-MRE'11), held in conjunction with ACM Multimedia 2011, November 2011, Scottsdale, AZ, USA. (General Chair) [Proceedings]
  • Special Session on "Event-based Multimedia Indexing" (EBMI) at the 9th Int. Workshop on Content-Based Multimedia Indexing (CBMI11), June 2011, Madrid, Spain. (Session Organizer) [Proceedings]
  • 2nd ACM International Workshop on Events in Multimedia (EiMM10), held in conjunction with ACM Multimedia 2010, October 2010, Firenze, Italy. (General Chair) [Proceedings]
  • ACM International Conference on Image and Video Retrieval (CIVR 2009), July 2009, Santorini, Greece. (Poster and Demo Chair)
  • 8th International Workshop on Image Analysis for Multimedia Interactive Services (WIAMIS07), June 2007, Santorini, Greece. (Technical Program Chair)
  • 6th COST 276 Workshop on Information and Knowledge Management for Integrated Media Communication, May 2004, Thessaloniki, Greece. (Organizing Committee Member)
Organization of International Benchmarking Activities:
Reviewer for International Journals:
  • IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology (TCSVT)
  • IEEE Transactions on Image Processing (TIP)
  • IEEE Transactions on Multimedia (TMM)
  • IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I (TCAS-I)
  • IEEE Signal Processing Letters (SPL)
  • IEEE Multimedia
  • IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing
  • EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing (JASP, formerly EURASIP Journal on Applied Signal Processing)
  • EURASIP Signal Processing: Image Communication (SP:IC)
  • EURASIP Signal Processing (Elsevier)
  • Computer Vision and Image Understanding (Elsevier)
  • Pattern Recognition (Elsevier)
  • Data & Knowledge Engineering Journal (Elsevier)
  • Information Sciences (Elsevier)
  • Image and Vision Computing (Elsevier)
  • Neurocomputing (Elsevier)
  • IET Image Processing
  • SPIE Journal of Electronic Imaging (JEI)
  • Journal of Computer Science and Technology (JCST)
  • IEE Proceedings on Vision, Image and Signal Processing
  • International Journal of Computers and Applications
  • Journal of Mathematical Modelling and Algorithms
  • Journal of The Franklin Institute
  • The Computer Journal (Oxford University Press)
  • Applied Artificial Intelligence (Taylor & Francis)
Program Committee Member or Reviewer for International Conferences:
  • 19th IEEE Int. Symp. on Multimedia (ISM), Dec. 2017, Taichung, Taiwan.
  • ACM Multimedia 2017, Oct. 2017, Mountain View, CA, USA. (Area Chair)
  • IEEE Int. Conf. on Image Processing (ICIP), Sept, 2017, Beijing, China.
  • 14th IEEE Int. Conf. on Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing (UIC), Aug. 2017, San Francisco, CA, USA.
  • IEEE Int. Conf. on Multimedia & Expo (ICME), July 2017, Hong Kong.
  • 12th Int. Workshop on Semantic and Social Media Adaptation and Personalization (SMAP), July, 2017, Bratislava, Slovakia.
  • 15th Int. Workshop on Content-Based Multimedia Indexing (CBMI), June 2017, Firenze, Italy.
  • ACM Int. Conf. on Multimedia Retrieval (ICMR), June 2017, Bucharest, Romania.
  • 9th Int. Conf. on Advances in Multimedia (MMEDIA), April 2017, Venice, Italy.
  • 32nd ACM Symposium on Applied Computing, Special Track on Cognitive Computing, April 2017, Marrakesh, Morocco.
  • 23rd Int. Conf. on Multimedia Modeling (MMM), Jan. 2017, Reykjavik, Iceland.
  • 23rd Int. Conf. on Pattern Recognition (ICPR), Dec. 2016, Cancun, Mexico.
  • IEEE Int. Symp. on Multimedia (ISM), Dec. 2016, San Jose, CA, USA.
  • ACM Multimedia Conference (ACM MM), Oct. 2016, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  • 11th Int. Workshop on Semantic and Social Media Adaptation and Personalization (SMAP), Oct. 2016, Thessaloniki, Greece.
  • 10th Int. Conf. on Advances in Semantic Processing (SEMAPRO), Oct. 2016, Venice, Italy.
  • 9th Int. Congress on Image and Signal Processing, BioMedical Engineering and Informatics (CISP-BMEI), Oct. 2016, Datong, China.
  • IEEE Int. Conf. on Image Processing (ICIP), Sept. 2016, Phoenix, AZ, USA.
  • IEEE Int. Conf. on Multimedia and Expo (ICME), July 2016, Seattle, WA, USA.
  • IEEE Int. Conf. on Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing (UIC), July 2016, Toulouse, France.
  • 14th Int. Workshop on Content-based Multimedia Indexing (CBMI), June 2016, Bucharest, Romania.
  • ACM Int. Conf. on Multimedia Retrieval (ICMR), June 2016, New York, NY, USA.
  • 22nd Int. Conf. on MultiMedia Modeling (MMM), Jan. 2016, Miami, FL, USA.
  • 10th Int. Workshop on Semantic and Social Media Adaptation and Personalization (SMAP), Nov. 2015, Trento, Italy.
  • ACM Multimedia 2015, Oct. 2015, Brisbane, Australia.
  • IEEE Int. Conf. on Image Processing (ICIP 2015), Sept. 2015, Quebec City, Canada.
  • BMVC 2015 Workshop on Computer Vision Problems in Plant Phenotyping (CVPPP), Sept. 2015, Swansea, UK.
  • IEEE Int. Conf. on Multimedia and Expo (ICME 2015), June-July 2015, Torino, Italy. (Area Chair)
  • ACM Int. Conf. on Multimedia Retrieval (ICMR'15), June 2015, Shanghai, China.
  • 13th Int. Workshop on Content-Based Multimedia Indexing (CBMI), June 2015, Prague, Czech Republic.
  • 2014 Pacific-Rim Conference on Multimedia (PCM), Dec. 2014, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia.
  • ACM Int. Conf. on Information and Knowledge Management, Nov. 2014, Shanghai, China.
  • 9th Int. Workshop on Semantic and Social Media Adaptation and Personalization, Nov. 2014, Corfu, Greece.
  • IEEE Int. Conf. on Image Processing (ICIP 2014), Oct. 2014, Paris, France.
  • Workshop on Computer Vision Problems in Plant Phenotyping (CVPPP) @ ECCV 2014, Sept. 2014, Zurich, CH.
  • IEEE Int. Conf. on Multimedia and Expo (ICME 2014), July 2014, Chengdu, China.
  • ACM Int. Conf. on Multimedia Retrieval (ICMR) and co-located workshops, April 2014, Glasgow, UK.
  • 2013 Pacific-Rim Conference on Multimedia (PCM 2013), Dec. 2013, Nanjing, China.
  • ACM Multimedia 2013, Oct. 2013, Barcelona, Spain.
  • IEEE Int. Conf. on Image Processing (ICIP 2013), Sept. 2013, Melbourne, Australia.
  • IEEE Int. Conf. on Multimedia and Expo (ICME 2013), July 2013, San Jose, CA, USA.
  • 18th Int. Conf. on Digital Signal Processing (DSP 2013), July 2013, Santorini, Greece.
  • Int. Workshop on Image and Audio Analysis for Multimedia Interactive services (WIAMIS 2013), July 2013, Paris, France.
  • 11th Int. Workshop on Content-Based Multimedia Indexing (CBMI 2013), June 2013, Veszprem, Hungary.
  • ACM Int. Conf. on Multimedia Retrieval (ICMR 2013), April 2013, Dallas, TX, USA.
  • Globecom 2012, Communication and Information System Security Symposium (GC12 CISS), Dec. 2012, Anaheim, CA, USA.
  • 7th Int. Workshop on Semantic and Social Media Adaptation and Personalization, (SMAP12), Dec. 2012, Luxembourg.
  • Int. Workshop on Detection, Representation, and Exploitation of Events in the Semantic Web (DeRiVE12) at the 11th Int. Semantic Web Conference 2012, November 2012, Boston, MA, USA.
  • ACM Multimedia, October–November 2012, Nara, Japan.
  • 5th Int. Congress on Image and Signal Processing (CISP12), October 2012, Chongqing, China.
  • IEEE Int. Conf. on Image Processing 2012 (ICIP12), Sept.-Oct. 2012, Orlando, FL, USA.
  • 15th Int. Conf.on Network-Based Information Systems (NBiS12), Sept. 2012, Melbourne, Australia.
  • 6th Int. Conf. on Advances in Semantic Processing (SEMAPRO12), Sept. 2012, Barcelona, Spain.
  • 20th European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO 2012), Aug. 2012, Bucharest, Romania.
  • Multimedia Data Mining Workshop at the 18th ACM SIGKDD Conf. on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (MDMKDD12), Aug. 2012, Beijing, China.
  • IEEE Int. Conf. on Multimedia and Expo (ICME), July 2012, Melbourne, Australia.
  • IET Image Processing Conference 2012 (IPR12), July 2012, London, UK.
  • 7th FTRA Int. Conf. on Future Information Technology (FutureTech 2012), June 2012, Vancouver, Canada.
  • 1st Int. Workshop on Visual Interfaces for Ground Truth Collection in Computer Vision Applications (VIGTA12), May 2012, Capri, Italy.
  • 13th Int. Workshop on Image Analysis for Multimedia Interactive Services (WIAMIS), May 2012, Dublin, Ireland.
  • 7th Hellenic Conference on Artificial Intelligence (SETN12), May 2012, Lamia, Greece.
  • SPIE Electronic Imaging, Multimedia Content Access: Algorithms and Systems VI, Jan. 2012, San Francisco, CA, USA.
  • 18th Int. Conf. on MultiMedia Modeling (MMM12), Jan. 2012, Klagenfurt, Austria.
  • 6th Int. Workshop on Semantic Media Adaptation and Personalization (SMAP), Dec. 2011, Vigo, ES.
  • ACM Multimedia (MM), Nov. 2011, Scottsdale, AZ, USA.
  • 5th Int. Conf. on Advances in Semantic Processing (SEMAPRO11), Nov. 2011, Lisbon, Portugal.
  • 4th Int. Conf. on Imaging for Crime Detection and Prevention (ICDP), Nov. 2011, Kingston, UK.
  • IEEE International Conference on Image Processing 2011 (ICIP11), Sept. 2011, Brussels, BE.
  • 6th Int. Conf. on Image and Graphics (ICIG), August 2011, Hefei, China.
  • 11th Int. Workshop on Multimedia Data Mining (MDM/KDD), August 2011, San Diego, CA, USA.
  • 17th International Conference on Digital Signal Processing (DSP11), July 2011, Corfu, GR.
  • Int. Conf. on Digital Information Processing and Communications (ICDIPC), July 2011, Ostrava, CZ.
  • 9th Int. Workshop on Content-Based Multimedia Indexing (CBMI11), June 2011, Madrid, ES.
  • 1st ACM International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval (ICMR11), April 2011, Trento, IT.
  • 3rd Int. Conference on Advances in Multimedia (MMEDIA11), April 2011, Budapest, Hungary.
  • SPIE Electronic Imaging, Multimedia Content Access: Algorithms and Systems V, Jan. 2011, San Francisco, CA, USA.
  • 5th Int. Conf. on Semantic and Digital Media Technologies (SAMT10), Dec. 2010, Saarbrucken, DE.
  • 5th Int. Workshop on Semantic Media Adaptation and Personalization (SMAP10), Limassol, Cyprus.
  • 2nd Int. Conf. on Multimedia Information Networking and Security (MINES 2010), Nov. 2010, Nanjing, China.
  • ACM Multimedia 2010 (Interactive Art - Cultural Heritage program), October 2010, Florence, Italy.
  • 1st ACM Int. Workshop on on Analysis and Retrieval of Tracked Events and Motion in Imagery Streams (ARTEMIS2010) @ ACM Multimedia 2010, October 2010, Florence, Italy.
  • 3rd Int. Congress on Image and Signal Processing (CISP10), October 2010, Yantai, China.
  • 4th Int. Conference on Advances in Semantic Processing (SEMAPRO10), Oct. 2010, Florence, Italy.
  • IEEE International Conference on Image Processing 2010 (ICIP10), Sept. 2010, Hong Kong, China.
  • 20th Int. Conf. on Pattern Recognition (ICPR 2010), August 2010, Istanbul, Turkey.
  • 10th Int. Workshop on Multimedia Data Mining (MDM) at the KDD 2010 Conf., July 2010, Washington, DC, USA.
  • 2nd Int. Conference on Advances in Multimedia (MMEDIA10), June 2010, Athens, Greece.
  • 8th Int. Conf. on Content-Based Multimedia Indexing (CBMI2010), June 2010, Grenoble, France.
  • 1st International Workshop EVENTS 2010 @ SETN 2010, May 2010, Athens, Greece.
  • 2nd IEEE Int. Workshop on Data Semantics for Multimedia Systems and Applications (DSMSA09), Dec. 2009, San Diego, CA, USA.
  • 3rd Int. Conf. on Imaging for Crime Detection and Prevention (ICDP-09), London, UK, Dec. 2009.
  • 4th Int. Conference on Semantic and Digital Media Technologies (SAMT09), Graz, Austria.
  • 4th Int. Workshop on Semantic Media Adaptation and Personalization (SMAP09), San Sebastian, ES.
  • IEEE International Conference on Image Processing 2009 (ICIP09), Cairo, Egypt.
  • 2nd Int. Workshop on Tracking Humans for the Evaluation of their Motion in Image Sequences (THEMIS09), October 2009, Kyoto, Japan.
  • 3rd Int. Conference on Advances in Semantic Processing (SEMAPRO09), Oct. 2009, Sliema, Malta.
  • 1st Int. Workshop on Living Web: Making Web Diversity a true asset (LivingWeb09 @ ISWC09), Oct. 2009, Washington DC., USA.
  • 5th Int. Conference on Image and Graphics (ICIG09), Sept. 2009, Xian, China.
  • 1st Int. Conference on Advances in Multimedia (MMEDIA09), July 2009, Colmar, FR.
  • 16th Int. Conference on Digital Signal Processing (DSP 2009), Santorini, Greece.
  • 3rd Int. Conference on Semantic and Digital Media Technologies (SAMT08), Koblenz, DE.
  • 3rd Int. Workshop on Semantic Media Adaptation and Personalization (SMAP08), Prague, CZ.
  • IEEE International Conference on Image Processing 2008 (ICIP08), San Diego, CA, USA.
  • 2nd Int. Workshop on Semantic Media Adaptation and Personalization (SMAP07), London, UK.
  • IEEE International Conference on Image Processing 2007 (ICIP07), San Antonio, TX, USA.
  • IET Visual Information Engineering 2007 (VIE07), London, UK.
  • IEEE International Conference on Image Processing 2006 (ICIP06), Atlanta, GA, USA.
Participation in professional bodies - committees:
  • Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
  • Member of the Technical Chamber of Greece.
  • Representative of the Greek National Standardization Body (ELOT) to ISO/IEC JTC1/SC29/WG11 (MPEG).
FOREIGN LANGUAGES
English Excellent knowledge. Proficiency in English (University of Cambridge)
German Good knowledge. Mittelstuffe.
French Fair knowledge.
AWARDS
2017 Best Poster Award, ACM Int. Conf. on Multimedia Retrieval (ICMR'17), Bucharest, Romania.
2014 Best Paper Award, 20th Int. Conf. on MultiMedia Modeling (MMM'14), Dublin, Ireland.
2002, 2003 Awarded by the Technical Chamber of Greece for exceptional performance during the academic years 1999-2000 and 2000-2001.
1998, 2000 & 2001 Scholarship of the State Scholarship Foundation, awarded for exceptional performance during the academic years 1996-97, 1998-99 and 1999-2000.
SCIENTIFIC INTERESTS
Image and video analysis, event detection in multimedia, machine learning for multimedia analysis, content-based and semantic image and video retrieval, applications of image and video analysis in specific domains (TV broadcasting and News, medical images, ecological data, educational and cultural applications).
PUBLICATIONS SUMMARY
Patents: 3
Journal Papers: 39
Books – Proceedings: 2
Book Chapters: 13
Conference Papers: 152
Other Publications: 7
Citations (Google Scholar): citations >2900; H-index=26

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