CUbRIK Summer School 2014  invites  professionals,  students, researchers, and practitioners interested in learning how to design and develop solutions that mix machine intelligence with crowdsourcing and gaming techniques for  search-based applications. Attendees will be trained through hands-on sessions to produce suitable examples. The SS poster, indicated below, is a concise and comprehensive introduction to Cubrik Summer School event.

Organised by the CUbRIK project, with the local support of the Information Technologies Institute-CERTH, the Summer School 2014 focuses on :“Search with a Human Touch”.


Registration free of charge.

The Summer School will engage students, researchers, and practitioners in the most challenging topics of next-generation search technology, explained by top international experts in the field from both academia and industry offering top level education for participants from all over the world. Therefore it is expected to  provide a unique opportunity for stakeholders, professionals, scientists and students to both discover new initiatives related to the objectives and the goals of the project, as well to build on their experience and to develop their skills.

The curriculum will combine presentations, case studies, exercises, and discussion groups with preparatory work and further reading to ensure full maximum benefit for those attending the course. Lectures include courses by leading researchers from academia and industry, and will cover both theoretical and practical aspects of state-of-the-art research in these topics  will feature a training program of three full days dedicated to the hottest topics in audiovisual search, allowing the attendees to get in touch with the principles and practices of information access in rich media. Participants could choose specialist seminars to examine key issues in their field. More specifically:

  • A dedicated session will focus on the most relevant research areas addressed by the other projects in the audiovisual search domain.
  • An industrial track will be devoted to the presentation of an industrial perspective on multimedia search, with contributions from major companies in Europe and worldwide.

The formal portion of the Summer School will take place at the Sheraton Rhodes Resort in the town of Ixia located on  Rhodes island.

About CUbRIK:

Multimedia search engines today are “black-box” systems. This closed architecture makes it difficult for technology providers, application integrators, and end-users to try out novel approaches for multimedia content and query processing, because there is no place where one can deploy content, components, and processes, integrate them with complementary technologies, and assess the results in a real and scalable environment.

The key technical principle of CUBRIK is to create a “white-box” version of a multimedia content & query processing system, by unbundling its functionality into a set of search processing pipelines, i.e., orchestrations of open source and third-party components instantiating current algorithms for multimedia content analysis, query processing, and relevance feedback evaluation. Examples will be pipelines for extracting metadata from media collections using the software mix that best fits application requirements, for processing multimodal queries, and for analysing user’s feedback in novel ways.

CUBRIK aims at constructing an open platform for multimedia search practitioners, researchers and end-users, where different classes of contributors can meet and advance the state-of-the-art by joining forces. Important scientific contributions will be the systematic integration of human and social computation in the design and execution of pipelines, and the enrichment of multimedia content and query processing with temporal and spatial entities.

On the business side, CUBRIK will endorse an ecosystem where a multitude of actors will concur to implement real application scenarios that validate the platform features in real world conditions and for vertical search domains. The CUBRIK community will bring together technology developers, software integrators, social network and crowdsourcing providers, content owners and SMEs, to promote the open search paradigm for the creation of search solutions tailored to user needs in vertical domains.

 The Summer School will be organized by CUbRIK in July 2014 and will be supported and endorsed by SocialSensor. The school will be tightly associated with the major European research projects in multimedia search of the 7th FP.