On 20 Sep 2016 the REVEAL project, in which DW Innovation is heavily involved, conducted its final workshop. The full-day event was organised by the project consortium under the leadership of ATC’s iLab and DW Innovation Projects. Topic of the day: social newsgathering and verification of eyewitness media.
Almost 90 participants attended and joined in lively discussions about challenges and approaches regarding the use and verification of social media in news. Judging by the feedback received, and following comments on Twitter under the conference hashtag #smvw16, the day turned out to be a big success!
Two keynotes speeches kick off the workshop
DateFriday, September 23rd, 2016
Joining the initiative to streamline verification and increase news literacy
The First Draft News initiative is one of the leading actors or platforms in the field of social media newsgathering and verification of eyewitness media. Supported by Google News Lab and launched in mid-2015, the main aim of the undertaking is to portray the state of affairs in social newsgathering, provide training material and pool resources on the project website – launched in November 2015.
DateFriday, September 16th, 2016
Tagseyewitness media, First Draft News, InVID, News Initiative, Reveal Project, social media verification, UGC
Dealing with eyewitness media: challenges and solutions
When: 16 September 2016
Where: Plaza Resort Hotel, Athens, Greece
What is it?
On Friday 16 September 2016 the REVEAL project consortium is hosting a one day workshop south of Athens, Greece, in which participants will raise and discuss various aspects of social media verification. This includes showcasing how technology can aid in the process.
DateThursday, September 8th, 2016
Electronic Media & Entertainment
When: 11 – 12 September 2016
Where: Amsterdam RAI, Amsterdam, Netherlands
What is it?
The IBC is a key platform to meet with companies and people active in the international electronic media and entertainment industry. The IBC Exhibition takes place from 9 – 13 September 2016 in Amsterdam with the IBC Conference running from 8 – 12 September. According to the organisers, in 2015, the event attracted more than 55,000 attendees from 170 countries around the world, exhibiting more than 1,600 technology suppliers.
DateTuesday, September 6th, 2016
Meet us @ Transforming Home Entertainment Summit
Presenting the Final SAM Platform Prototype
When: 7 September 2016
Where: Picture House Central, London, United Kingdom
What is it?
The “Transforming Home Entertainment Summit” is a key entertainment industry event. It is hosted by the Media and Entertainment Services Alliance Europe (MESA) in association with the British Association of Screen Entertainment (BASE).
This year’s Summit will feature industry-leading insight and panel discussions involving senior level executives from across Retail, Broadcast and Video. The topics covered range from digital innovation to commercial and technology-led developments all the way to retail initiatives. Industry experts will offer insight into future market opportunities and the latest in consumer trends.
With over 300 international delegates scheduled to attend, the event presents a suitable international media and broadcast audience with great networking and exploitation opportunities.
Why are we there?
We are a partner in the SAM Project. As part of the SAM Industrial Workshop, the SAM project presents the final prototype for a next-generation, open social-media content delivery platform for the multiscreen TV environment. This includes a demonstration of SAM production tools and the end-user consumption context. At the “Transforming Home Entertainment Summit”, SAM will be exhibiting the SAM platform to interested participants in a dedicated area of the venue.
DW Innovation will be present with two members of the team: Birgit Gray and Peggy van der Kreeft will be highlighting the enhancement of video content, the production of 2nd Screen experiences and benefits for broadcasters and media providers.
You can contact DW Innovation directly via Twitter @dw_innovation or meet up with Birgit Gray or Peggy van der Kreeft at the event on 6th September 2016 in London.
DateMonday, September 5th, 2016
Demonstrating the SAM production tools
When: 06 September 2016
Where: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, London, United Kingdom
What is it?
On September 6th, the Media and Entertainment Services Alliance Europe (MESA) is holding its 3rd Annual Metadata Workshop “Metadata Madness”, based on the theme “Access All Devices”. MESA supports companies that provide content and/or services to the home video, interactive entertainment (games), music and electronic publishing sectors. Another objective is to foster communication and collaboration among entertainment service providers, their customers and their trading partners.
DateFriday, September 2nd, 2016
Joining the world of emotions with media consumption.
This is what MixedEmotion’s Social TV pilot aims at.
MixedEmotions – an EU-funded research project – brings emotion analysis to various businesses. We are developing an open source platform for the automatic detection of emotions in speech, audio, video, text and social media data – in multiple languages and with preservation of the semantic context of expressed emotions. The envisioned platform comprises modules for multilingual, multimodal emotion and sentiment detection, entity linking, topic detection and more!
DateThursday, September 1st, 2016
In the EU funded InVID project we are working hard on solutions to make verification of User Generated Video (UGV) easier and more trustworthy. Right now there are only a few tools to help journalists verify the authenticity of video materials from Social Networks. InVID aims to fill that gap, providing the means with which verification of UGV becomes easier and therefore allows journalists to use (more) trustworthy UGV in their reporting.
DateWednesday, August 10th, 2016
Moving from setup phase to prototyping
Time is passing quickly and YourDataStories (YDS), our research project on making #opendata more accessible and transparent, is already beyond the first year of its three years project duration.
As projects go, the first year was full of first steps: Setting up the consortium, creating the necessary project structures and communication lines as well as establishing a basis for the actual development. Activities ranged from setting up the technical infrastructure to gathering and analysing the main user requirements for the envisioned application.
DateTuesday, July 26th, 2016
When: 13 – 15 June 2016
Where: World Conference Center, Bonn, Germany
What is it?
For the 9th time in a row Deutsche Welle is hosting the Global Media Forum in Bonn, Germany, its annual international media conference. With the lead slogan “Media. Freedom. Values” Germany’s international broadcaster offers a platform to discuss the role of media in civic and political society. For three days over 2.000 people from around the globe are welcomed to discuss a variety of current issues addressing media trends, foreign policy and their impact on helping overcome the challenges of global development.
DateThursday, June 9th, 2016