The Informatics and Telematics Institute was founded in 1998 as a non-profit organisation with its head office located in Thessaloniki, Greece. Since 2000 it has been a founding member of the Centre of Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH). The CERTH research involved in SocialSensor focuses on the following R&D areas: semantic multimedia analysis, indexing and retrieval, large-scale and social media analysis, knowledge structures, languages and reasoning for content analysis, personalization and knowledge discovery for Semantic Web applications. The team has participated in more than 50 EC IST and 85 National projects and subcontracts. Over the last eight years, the CERTH team has authored over 200 publications in journals, 65 books and book chapters and over 500 presentations to international conferences.
CERTH has coordinated the successfully finished FP7 ICT IP WeKnowIt “Emerging, Collective Intelligence for personal, organisational and social use”, where highly scalable and noise resilient community detection algorithms for the detection of meaningful topics, entities, points of interest, social connections and events have been developed. It is participating in the FP7 ICT IP GLOCAL “Professional/Amateur exchange of Event-Indexed Media” and in the FP7 ICT STREP JUMAS “Judicial Management by Digital Libraries Semantics”. CERTH had leading roles in many IST-FP6 IPs (aceMedia, MESH, X-Media), IST-FP6 STREPs (BOEMIE, VIDI-Video) and NoEs (Knowledge Web, K-Space). The team is participating in the audiovisual search engines Coordinated Actions “CHORUS” & CHORUS+ and has also been leading the Greek national R&D Training Network MULTI-MINE. The CERTH team is also participating in standardization activities including the W3C Multimedia Semantics Incubator Group and is currently following the Points Of Interest (POI) Working Group, and is very active in organization of related conferences including the 2nd ACM Workshop on Social Media (WSM 2010), ACM CIVR 2009, SAMT 2006 and WIAMIS 2007.