RTVE Headquarters in Torrespaña, Madrid

Mid-term Review of H2020 Project 5G-Media, RTVE Headquarters, Madrid, 29-30th May 2019

The mid-term review of H2020 Project 5G-Media took place in Madrid in the Headquarters of the Spanish Broadcaster RTVE during the dates 29th and 30th May 2019, with the attendance of representatives of all entities, including Javier Serrano and David Jiménez from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. Partners of the Project presented the last advances of 5G-Media to the Project Officer and to the Experts Commitee.

Preparing the Mid-term Review in RTVE Headquarters in Torrespaña (Madrid)

Preparing the Mid-term Review in RTVE Headquarters in Torrespaña (Madrid)

Demonstrators corresponding to the different Use Cases (UC) of the 5G-Media project and based on innovative technologies are presented in the review. The three use cases are the following:

  • UC1: Immersive media and Virtual Reality
  • UC2: Smart Production and User-generated Content
  • UC3: Ultra High Definition over Content Delivery Network
RTVE Headquarters in Torrespaña, Madrid

RTVE Headquarters in Torrespaña, Madrid

Business Innovation is an important point to keep in mind because 5G-MEDIA aims to step from innovation to a truly exploitable solution. 5G-MEDIA platform enables not only efficient microservice development, management and orchestration, but it pioneers innovative Streaming as a Service (StraaS) business models, over nodes that belong to different administrative domains. 5G-MEDIA network applications also enables fully transparent, seamless and scalable traceability of each individual microservice instantiation throughout its lifetime and monitor the execution time and resources consumed at each node. Another novel feature of the services is the ability to modify, at any time, the permissions granted or the SLA negotiated during initial deployment, with a new set of permissions or new SLAs, or revoke service or VNF execution permission.

More information in the following link: 5G-Media.


1st Plenary Meeting of REBUILD Project in Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid, 13-14th May 2019

The 1st Plenary Meeting of European H2020 REBUILD (ICT-enabled integration facilitator and life rebuilding guidance Project) took place in Madrid in Escuela de Ingenieros de Telecomunicación from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid during from 13th to 14th May 2019.

Partners of the REBUILD Project in the Plenary Meeting in Madrid

Partners of the REBUILD Project in the Plenary Meeting in Madrid

Users and stakeholders engagement is a key success factor addressed both in the Consortium composition and in its capacity to engage relevant stakeholders external to the REBUILD project. The key technology solutions proposed are: GDPR-compliant migrants’ integration related background information gathering with user consent and anonymization of personal information; AI-based profile analysis to enable both personalized support and policy making on migration-related issues; AI-based needs matching tool, to match migrant needs and skills with services provided by local authorities in EU countries and labor market needs at local and regional level; a digital companion for migrants enabling personalized two-way communication using chatbots to provide them smart support for easy access to local services (training, health, employment, welfare, etc.) and assessment of the level of integration and understanding of the new society, while providing to local authorities data-driven, easy to use decision supporting tools for enhancing capacities and effectiveness in service provision. Cross-culturality, ethical, accessibility dimensions will be addressed since the very beginning of the project, and validated and assessed in terms of consistency and impact during the project lifespan.

REBUILD Project Consrtium, belonging to the call of european projects “H2020-SC6-MIGRATION-2018”, is composed by the following partners:

  • Università Telematica Internazionale (Uninettuno) [Consortium Leader, Italy]
  • Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) [Spain]
  • Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (UAB) [Spain]
  • DEN Institute [Belgium]
  • Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) [Belgium]
  • Societa’ Cooperativa Sociale Camelot A R.L (CIDAS) [Italy]
  • Syllogos Ethelonton Kilkis (OMNES) [Greece]
  • Engineering Informatica [Italy]
  • Centre For Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH) [Greece]
  • Metropolitan Development Agency of Thessaloniki (MDAT) [Greece]
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) [France]

For more information about REBUILD Project, click on the following link


Marcos Quintana during his Doctoral Thesis dissertation

Marcos Quintana defends his Doctoral Thesis about modeling human behaviour, E.T.S.I.T (UPM), Madrid, 10th May 2019

Our colleague Marcos Quintana defended his Doctoral Thesis with title “Modeling human behaviour to improve retail efficiency and health monitoring” last 10th May in E.T.S.I. de Telecomunicación by Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, supervised and codirected by José Manuel Menéndez and Federico Álvarez. The Thesis committee highlighted his outstanding work and the Doctoral Thesis received an excellent rating.

Marcos Quintana during his Doctoral Thesis dissertation

Marcos Quintana during his Doctoral Thesis dissertation

The dissertation presents a model to express the most relevant features of the human behaviour, specifying two personalized instances for retail and health monitoring domains. These features are divided into static and dynamic. For the static ones facial features are the most relevant since they can express different attributes of the subjects such as age, gender or emotions. For that purpose landmarks and pose are the most significant points of interest. However, the body pose can also reveal some interesting features of the current state of one person and should also be taken into account. Regarding the dynamic properties, the trajectories described by a subject in the monitored scenario can also express very useful insights. It is a basic task to delimit the area where the subject is located, that is mandatory to perform the static inferences. The interactions of the user with the environment are a very relevant feature, and should be modeled as well.


2nd edition of 5G-Forum, Malaga, 24th-25th April 2019

During the dates 24th and 25th April 2019, the second edition of the 5G-Forum was held in Malaga, 5G-Forum is the reference event in Spain on 5G technologies, which will analyze the revolution that is producing these new technologies in the fields such as mobile telephony, security, medicine, mobility, entertainment, television and internet.

5G-Forum of this edition focused mainly on the following topics: 5G Deployment, Smart Cities, Connected Automobiles, Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data and research in universities.

José Manuel Menéndez from UPM presenting the H2020 Project 5G-Media

José Manuel Menéndez from UPM presenting the H2020 Project 5G-Media

José Manuel Menéndez, Professor at the Polytechnic University of Madrid and director of the Visual Telecommunications Application Group (GATV), presented the 5G-Media project in a session that described some of the leading international research projects where universities play a fundamental role. In the words of Menéndez: “From 5G-MEDIA we are going to give tools to the developer of media applications that allow to execute the work in a simple way”.

More information about the project in the following link: 5G-Media.


IV Technoheritage Congress about Science and Technology for the Conservation of Cultural Heritage, Seville, 26-30th March 2019

The Technoheritage 2019 Conference, specifically named “IV Congress about Science and Technology for the Conservation of Cultural Heritage” took place in Seville (Spain) in dates from 26th to 30th March 2019.

Attendants to Technoheritage 2019

Attendants to Technoheritage 2019

The Conference is organized by the Technoheritage network, a national initiative for joining efforts in restoration and conservation of Cultural Heritage, derived by leading research groups from public institutions and universities, but also by private companies. GATV research group from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid is a member of this community and network of excellence.

Emilio Cano, Blanca Ramírez from CSIC, María Martín Gil from IPCE chairing the Technoheritage meeting

Emilio Cano, Blanca Ramírez from CSIC, María Martín Gil from IPCE chairing the Technoheritage meeting

The conference offers an interdisciplinary and international forum for discussions on all aspects of Cultural Heritage, including digital technology for the sustainable management, knowledge and social innovation, new emerging topics in Cultural Heritage such as Digital Information Model (BIM and GIS, for example) for the prevention, conservation and management of heritage, innovative monitoring techniques and social value in the management of information.

Pavillion of Uruguay (Seville), venue of the Conference

Pavillion of Uruguay (Seville), venue of the Conference

Juan Pedro López from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid performed an oral presentation entitled “Development of software tools for the automatic generation of false-colour composites with hyperspectral image capturing” based on the computer vision works in the environment of conservation of cultural heritage in collaboration with IPCE (Instituto del Patrimonio Cultural de España), with the cession of materials for the development of this research. The other authors of this presentation included Carmen Vega and José Manuel Menéndez.

Logos of the MIPAC-CM Project, Comunidad de Madrid, ESF y ERDF


Visit to the CCMA studios of the EasyTV Consortium

New EasyTV H2020 Project Consortium Meeting in CCMA, Barcelona, 5-6th March 2019

The new “EasyTV: Easing the access of Europeans with disabilities to converging media and content” H2020 Project consortium meeting took place in the headquarters of Corporació Catalana de Mitjans Audiovisuals (CCMA) in Barcelona during the dates 5-6th March 2019 with attendance of representatives from all the partners. Federico Álvarez, Silvia Uribe and Francisco Moreno attended the GATV reaserch group and María Poveda and Pablo Calleja from OEG (Ontology Engineering Group) reasearch group, both from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. In the meeting, the partners shared their last advances in accessibility technologies for improving life of european people.

During the plenary meeting an interesting visit to the studios of CCMA broadcaster took place, highlighting the advances in accessibility developed by the technical department.

EasyTV Project Consortium Meeting in Barcelona

EasyTV Project Consortium Meeting in Barcelona

More information about the Easy TV Project in the following link.


9th Plenary Meeting of 5G-Media H2020 in IRT Headquarters, Munich, 5-7th March 2019

9th Plenary Meeting of 5G-Media H2020 Project took place in the Headquarters of IRT in Munich from 5 to 7th March 2019, with the attendance of David Jiménez and Javier Serrano from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid that presented the last advances in our research.

During the plenary meeting an interesting visit to the studios of IRT was developed, including a presentation of last innovative technologies used by the german broadcaster.

Welcome presentation of 5G-Media Project Plenary Meeting

Welcome presentation of 5G-Media Project Plenary Meeting

More information in the following link: 5G-Media.


GATV is now member of the Network of Excellence TECHNOHERITAGE for the Cultural Heritage Conservation, 11th February 2019

The Grupo de Aplicación de Telecomunicaciones Visuales (GATV) from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid is now member of Technoheritage, Red de Ciencia y Tecnología para la Conservación del Patrimonio (Network of Science and Technology for the Cultural Heritage Conservation), a Network of Excellence for research in the fields of conservation of art and cultural heritage using the most innovative technologies in chemistry, image and communication.

Importance of the Cultural Heritage Conservation

Importance of the Cultural Heritage Conservation

The 4th International Congress Science and Technology for the Conservation of Cultural Heritage is organized by the network in collaboration with Universidad de Sevilla and Universidad Pablo de Olavide, and will take place in Seville 26-30th March 2019. Technoheritage is an interdisciplinary and international forum for discussions on all aspects of Cultural Heritage. The conference presents a special session focused on topics such as the application of digital technology for the sustainable management, knowledge and social innovation. The conference shows a high-quality scientific programme that includes new emerging topics in Cultural Heritage such as: Digital Information Model (BIM, GIS, and BIM & GIS integration) for the prevention, conservation and management of heritage; the role of innovative monitoring techniques and social value in the management of information for the conservation of Cultural Heritage. GATV will present in the conference their last developments in collaboration with IPCE (Instituto del Patrimonio Cultural de España).

Technoheritage is a network funded by the call of “Networks of Excellence” HAR216-81748-REDT, AEI-MINECO
Logo del Ministerio de Economía, Industria y Competitividad (MINECO) y del Centro Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC)


Pilot for remote production in the environment of 5G-Media Project in Movistar eSports Center in Madrid, 1st Febraury de 2019

Members of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Teléfonica I+D (Research and Development) and the Spanish Broadcaster RTVE were working as coordinators of a pilot for the 5G-MEDIA H2020 Project in Madrid with successful results. Álvaro Llorente and Javier Serrano from GATV (Grupo de Aplicación de las Telecomunicaciones Visuales) research group helped in the process of implementation of technologies. Partners developed the pilot in the installations of the Movistar eSports Center during the recording of Movistar Riders, the programme where all world’s best players are demonstrating their skills.

Pilot for remote production in the environment of 5G-Media Project in Movistar eSports Center

Pilot for remote production in the environment of 5G-Media Project in Movistar eSports Center

Recent technological advances in the 5G domain hold the promise to unlock the potential of the media industry by offering high quality media services through dynamic efficient resource allocation. This is one of the main goals of the 5G-Media Project. For more information about this task, please click in the following link.

Álvaro Llorente and Javier Serrano de la Universidad Politécnica de Madrid working in the remote production pilot

Álvaro Llorente and Javier Serrano de la Universidad Politécnica de Madrid working in the remote production pilot

Faldón 5G-MEDIA


Reunión de la Comisión Paritaria de la Cátedra RTVE en la UPM, 4 de diciembre de 2018

Chair of RTVE in UPM Joint Committee met on the 4th. of December at Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros de Telecomunicación.

The attendants reviewed the implemented activities, remarking the importance of the first UHD1 broadcasting in Spain (4th. October 2018) and the participation in relevant events such as 5G Forum (Málaga, April 2018) and 4K Summit (Málaga, November 2018).

Ongoing and upgoing activities of the Chair of RTVE in UPM were also reviewed.

Attended the meeting, among others, José Manuel Menéndez, director of Chair of RTVE in UPM, Prof. David Jiménez, our colleague Álvaro Llorente and Adolfo Muñoz and Miguel Ángel Bona, from Radio Televisión Española.