Intelligent Digital Transformation Laboratory

The Intelligent Digital Transformation Laboratory was established in 2020, as a successor to the e-Services, e-Learning & e-Government Lab that had been founded in 2008. The Lab focuses on research and development in technology areas that are key to the digital transformation of various business sectors and the society at large, with emphasis in technologies for video/image/multimedia understanding and artificial intelligence. The know-how and research activities of the lab include:

  • Video/image/multimedia understanding, search and organization: this research track focuses on the development of new methods for solving problems such as media annotation (with e.g. concept and event labels), video fragmentation and object detection, sentiment analysis, cross-modal search (i.e., free-text search within image/video collections), analysis of special types of media (e.g. lecture videos), summarization and re-purposing of videos and media collections.
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) – machine learning and deep learning: this research track focuses on the development of new deep learning architectures and other machine learning algorithms for addressing various problems, both in the video/image/multimedia understanding domain and beyond this. Research in this track includes, for example, learning to create more compact deep networks, and learning to explain the decisions of deep networks (eXplainable AI).
  • Applications of media understanding and AI in various business sectors and for addressing major societal challenges. Examples include the News and New Media sectors (e.g. media adaptation and re-purposing; combatting disinformation); Cultural applications; Security and migration-related applications; Training and reskilling/upskilling the workforce; Healthcare and wellbeing (e.g. supporting people with intellectual disabilities); and other industrial applications.
  • Development of training services for the research community as well as vocational training services, development of services in the domain of e-Government and technologies for Smart Cities, and coordination of activities for the implementation of innovative e-Services for governmental bodies, regional and national authorities, cultural and educational organizations.
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