The main research interests are reflected by the associated research topics of the involved persons that are listed below, as well the involvement in related project (provided next).

Research Topics

Media technology, Desktop Publishing (DTP), Internet services, Web publishing, Data Journalism, Verification of User Generated Content, Machine-assisted Media authentication, Distance-learning, Radio and TV broadcasting, Audiovisual production technology, Audiovisual signal processing, Speech and audio recognition, Spatial audio detection – localization, Machine vision, Multimedia authoring and application, Interactive and non-linear storytelling, Web-Radio/-TV live-streaming, Quality of Experience models, Content description-documentation, Media assets management, Multimedia semantics, Machine learning and Multimodal Intelligent Systems, Intelligent systems and software engineering, Mobile and Augmented Reality services, Applied data mining, Social robotics and Drone journalism, Information processing and data journalism (in all involved aspects of media analytics, linked semantics and data visualization services), Human Computer Interaction, Cultural Heritage, Smart cities, and others.


  • SlideWiki EU Project – EU ICT-20-2015 Project SlideWiki (2016-2018).
  • Harnessing Data and Technology for Journalism-JOLT (2018- 2021)
  • Participatory journalism: Semantic services and management models (granted, expected to begin in 2018).
  • European PhD Hub (December 2017 – today)
  • S-CASE -Scaffolding Scalable Software Services, EU Program, Pervasive and Trusted Network and Service Infrastructure, European Research Project: Pervasive and Trusted Network and Service Infrastructures), Research Committee, (ICT-FP7-610717).
  • “Organization of media park – educational seminars of Thessaloniki”, production of educational material / training seminars implementation, Research Committee, 2015.
  • “Digital projection of the history and culture of Meteora and Olympus – Integrated destination management system of District of Thessaly” (ESPA Project, District of Thessaly), Research Committee, 2014 – 2015.
  • RAPP – Robotic Applications for Delivering Smart User Empowering Applications (FP7-ICT-610947)
  • “Project Kallipos: The first comprehensive effort to introduce electronic interactive, multimedia textbooks in Higher Education”,, collaborators, NTUA (2014-15).
  • Multi-Sensor user Group member (8/2016-12/2016)
  • Data Journalism, OKFN Greece (1/2015 – today)
  • Social Sensor user Group member (9/2014 – 12/2014)
  • Open Budget EU (9/2015 – today)
  • Open Courses: development of digital courses in the Aristotle University, (ESPA, 2013).
  • Ε-movie: a portal for the promotion of students’ creativity in the audiovisual production domain (Greek Research and Technology Network –GRNET, 2009-2010).
  • Advanced audio and video technologies in the production of audiovisual works, Laboratory of Electroacoustics and TV Systems AUTh (Operational Program “AKMON” – General Secretariat for Research and Technology –GSRT, 2005-2007).
  • Transmission of cultural events in real time via the Internet (Operational program of the Ministry of Culture – Information Society, in collaboration with the Opera of Thessaloniki, 2004-2008).
  • Among other distinctions, one should mention the 2nd winning position at the RoboCup Rescue Autonomous vehicle category in years 2013 and 2015 (with the Robot PANDORA team of AUTH), as well as the 3rd winning position at the MIREX 2015 (Music Information Retrieval Evaluation eXchange) competition in the “Music/Speech Detection” tasks (in all cases, M3C members are involved).


The Multidisciplinary Media and Mediated Communication Research Group, in collaboration with the AV Laboratory of the Engineering Faculty of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki have created severa audio-visual datasets, for the training of expert systems and machine learning models. The datasets are available publically here, for validation and experimentation.