EU Integrated Project SocialSensor

Duration: October 2011 - September 2014

Project members

Short description

Social networks have become an integral part of modern life driving more and faster communication than ever before. For politics, business and pleasure these new connections are shaping our world – but how can trends, sentiments and discussions be surfaced quickly in ways that are both relevant and useful? This is the key challenge for the SocialSensor project.

SocialSensor is developing a new framework for enabling real-time multimedia indexing and search across multiple social media sources. It introduces the concept of Dynamic Social COntainers (DySCOs), a layer of multimedia content organisation with particular emphasis on the real-time, social and contextual nature of content and information consumption. Through the proposed DySCOs-centered media search, SocialSensor will integrate content mining, search and intelligent presentation in a personalised, context and network-aware way, based on aggregation and indexing of both UGC and multimedia Web content. It wil deliver practical tools that incorporate novel user-centric media visualisation and browsing methods.


Centre for Research and Technology Hellas, Thessaloniki, Greece
Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs, France
Yahoo Research Barcelona, Spain
City University London, England
Athens Technology Center S.A., Greece
Deutsche Welle, Germany
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence GmbH, Germany
IBM Research Haifa, Israel
Universität Klagenfurt, Austria
JCP-Consult S.A.S., France

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Funding programme

EU, 7th Framework Programme, Information Society Technologies (IST), Integrated Project (IP-FP7-287975)

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