Interactive Digital Media Workshop Encouraged Ongoing Discussion
The Advanced Digital Sciences Center (ADSC) and the Institute for InfoComm Research (I2R) held the first symposium on Interactive Digital Media on August 2. The goal of the conference was to develop an ongoing conversation among academia, industry, and government about the next generation of vision-based analysis. Topics included the latest algorithms and techniques for image and video processing and analysis.
Speakers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, ADSC, I2R, the National University of Singapore (NUS), and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) led the sessions, which covered video communication, image processing, and content analysis, as well as a panel discussion. The talks were complemented by poster presentations and live demos of technology currently being developed at ADSC and I2R.
Illinois faculty who spoke at the symposium included Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Minh Do, Associate Professor of Computer Science Yizhou Yu, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Narendra Ahuja, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Pierre Moulin, and Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Yi Ma.
Over 70 people attended the workshop, including visitors from NUS, NTU, ADSC, I2R, A*STAR's Bioinformatics Institute, the Institute of Microelectronics, and the Institute of High Performance Computing, along with companies such as Lucasfilm Singapore and New Vision Imaging.
ADSC is a research facility located in Singapore that focuses on breakthrough innovations in the world of information technology. As a collaboration between the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), ADSC has been key in new developments in the areas of interactive digital media, adaptive cyber infrastructure, and information technology for the power grid.