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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
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Kick-off meeting of the REBUILD project in Unninetuno Campus in Rome, 28th-30th January 2019

The kick-off meeting of the H2020 REBUILD Project took place in the Unninetuno University Campus in Rome from 28th to 30th January 2019 with the attendance of Silvia Uribe and Gustavo Hernández from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, one of the partners of the Project. Other partners from different countries, such as Spain, Greece, Italy, France or Belgium, include Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Engineering, CERTH or the United Nations (Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, UNESCO).

Members of the REBUILD Project in Rome

Members of the REBUILD Project in Rome

The REBUILD project address immigrant integration through the provision of a toolbox of ICT-based solutions that will improve both the management procedures of the local authorities and the life quality of the migrants. The design approach is user-centered and participated: both target groups (immigrants/refugees and local public services providers) will be part of the user requirement analysis and participants in three 2-days Co-Creation workshops organized in the 3 main piloting countries: Italy, Spain and Greece, chosen also for their being the “access gates” to Europe for main immigration routes.

Ethical issues are specially important in the REBUILD project, because it will carry out tests within all the relevant national, EU and international ethics-related rules and professional codes of conduct. Articles 21 & 23 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union in this respect took special consideration.

Partners of REBUILD H2020 Project in Uninettuno University (Rome)

Partners of REBUILD H2020 Project in Uninettuno University (Rome)

Faldón Rebuild


Robot with Artificial Intelligence

Kick-off meeting of the AI4EU project with european leaders in Artificial Intelligence in Barcelona, 9th-11th January 2019

European leaders in Artificial Intelligence attended the kick-off meeting of the project AI4EU in Barcelona in order to promote the use of this technology in the EU. The partners of the project, including Universidad Politécnica de Madrid with assistance of Dr. Federico Álvarez, met at the Auditorium of the Vèrtex Building of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech (UPC) during the dates 9th, 10th and 11th January 2019.

The AI4EU project aims to mobilise European leaders in Artificial Intelligence (AI) to make available to users resources based on this technology that facilitate scientific research and innovation, analyse the needs of future research in AI and create an observatory of ethics that promotes an Artificial Intelligence centred on the human being.

AI4EU project is led by THALES (France) and receives a total funding of €20 million over the next 3 years. €3 million will be allocated for Financial Support for Third Parties (FSTPs) to fund promising projects exploiting the resources and services offered by the platform to foster technology transfer of AI-based solutions.

Partners of the AI4EU Project during the kick-off meeting

Partners of the AI4EU Project during the kick-off meeting

More information about the AI4EU Project in the following link.

Faldón AI4EU


Session in the 15th Anniversary of ECTRI event

15th Anniversary of the ECTRI Association in Brussels, 12th December 2018

The 15th Anniversary of the European Conference of Transport Research Institutes (ECTRI) Association event took place last Wednesday, 12 December in Brussels, with insights on the challenges and opportunities for future European R&I in the mobility sector with participation of José Manuel Menéndez, director of the GATV research group.

European Conference of Transport Research Institutes (ECTRI) members

European Conference of Transport Research Institutes (ECTRI) members

On this occasion, distinguished personalities were brought together to discuss challenges and opportunities for the future of European research and innovation in the transport domain in the perspective of the new Framework Programme – Horizon Europe. The panel discussion was preceded by brief scientific speeches from prominent ECTRI researchers on topics moving forward our vision to achieve a sustainable and multimodal transport system.

More information about the event in the following link.


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.

Actividades de la Cátedra RTVE en la UPM

La revista especializada Panorama Audiovisual publica una noticia sobre las actividades de la Cátedra RTVE en la UPM. En esta ocasión la noticia habla de la primera producción y emisión en España de señal UHD1.
El texto de la noticia se puede leer en este enlace:

Nuestro compañero Juan Pedro López ha compartido la noticia en Twitter.


Juan Pedro López y David Martín en el congreso internacional PETRA 2018

Advances of ICT4LIFE Project in the International Symposium PETRA 2018 in Corfu (Greece), 26th-29th June 2018

Members of the GATV attended to the PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments (PETRA) conference, an interdisciplinary conference that focuses on computational and engineering approaches to improve the quality of life and enhance human performance, in order to present the advances in ICT4LIFE project. The conference was hold in Corfu (Greece) from 26th to 29th June 2018. In this environment, the “PEARL Workshop: Patient Data Acquisition, Analysis, Profiling and Personalized Care Plan” took place on 28th June with the presentation of results from european projects ICT4LIFE and CAREGIVERSPRO-MMD based on eHealth and Integrated Care Systems.

In the PEARL Workshop session, Juan Pedro López presented the importance of applying preventive policies, such as a balanced diet, daily exercise, frequent intellectual activity or socialization activities for reducing the effect of the cognitive impairment related to Parkinson’s Disease, Alzheimer’s Disease or other types of dementia. Among this factors, electronic games are a useful and economic way of cognitive preventive policy, especially when the device for interaction is the one that the patients are most familirized with, the television. Preliminary tests in daily care centres revealed that this is a good chance for improving socialization, as this activity obliged them to communicate with other people and interact with their surrounding environment. As a conclusion of the tests, the Smart TV device for cognitive games received a good acceptance after tested with the three groups of users to analyze: patients, caregivers and professionals.

Juan Pedro López during his presentatation about acceptance of Cognitive Games in ICT4LIFE Project

Juan Pedro López during his presentation about acceptance of Cognitive Games in ICT4LIFE Project

In his presentation, David Martín described a novel approach for the analysis of the movement evolution in patients with Parkinson’s disease, highlighting the capabilities of detecting degradations on the motor-skills of the patients based on the analysis of physioterapy evaluations such as posture, balance, walking coordination or rigidity. The presented algorithms improve the decision report (output of the Decision Support module of ICT4Life platform) and generate useful recommendations for offering new information to physioterapists.

David Martín presenting the tracking of Parkinsons patients based on data analysis

David Martín presenting the tracking of Parkinsons patients based on data analysis

Doctoral Consortium with Juan Pedro López and David Martín

Doctoral Consortium with Juan Pedro López and David Martín

On the other side, Ionanis Paliokas from the Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH) presented ICT4LIFE as a web-based platform for providing new integrated care services to people living with cognitive impairments, including Dementia, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease, for increasing their quality of life and autonomy at home.

Ioannis Paliokas presented the ICT4LIFE online platform

Ioannis Paliokas presented the ICT4LIFE online platform

Additionally, brochures with information about ICT4Life Project were distributed among the attendants for dissemination purposes, with a high acceptance and interest.

Brochures of the ICT4LIFE Project presented to the audience

Brochures of the ICT4LIFE Project presented to the audience

The Symposium finished with a social event in Hotel Corfu Palace Restaurant with performance of traditional Greek dances.

Typical Greek dances during the social event of PETRA 2018 Symposium

Typical Greek dances during the social event of PETRA 2018 Symposium

The following papers related to ICT4LIFE Project were presented during the PEARL Workshop:

  • Lopez, J. P., Martín, D., Moreno, F., Hernández-Peñaloza, G., Álvarez, F., Marín, M., Carrasco, L., Burgos, M. (2018). Acceptance of Cognitive Games through Smart TV Applications in Patients with Parkinson’s Disease. In Proceedings of the 11th PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments Conference on – PETRA ’18 (pp. 428–433). New York, New York, USA: ACM Press. https://doi.org/10.1145/3197768.3201553
  • Martín, D., Popa, M., Jiménez, J., Álvarez, F., Asteriadis, S., & Carrasco, L. (2018). A Novel Approach for Movement Evolution Tracking in Parkinson’s Disease using Data Analysis and Fuzzy Logic. In Proceedings of the 11th PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments Conference on – PETRA ’18 (pp. 455–461). New York, New York, USA: ACM Press. https://doi.org/10.1145/3197768.3201557
  • Solachidis, V., Paliokas, I., Vretos, N., Votis, K., Cortés, U., & Tzovaras, D. (2018). Two examples of online eHealth platforms for supporting people living with cognitive impairments and their caregivers. In Proceedings of the 11th PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments Conference on – PETRA ’18 (pp. 449–454). New York, New York, USA: ACM Press. https://doi.org/10.1145/3197768.3201556

ICT4LIFE: This project has received funding from the European Commision