Saturday 24 October , 2020

The Media Internet supports professional and novice content producers and is at the crossroads of digital multimedia content and Internet technologies. It encompasses two main aspects: Media being delivered through Internet networking technologies (including hybrid technologies) and Media being generated, consumed, shared and experienced on the web.

Universidad Politécnica de Madrid


Description of the Partner

UPM is the oldest and largest of the Spanish Technical Universities. UPM currently has more than 3000 faculty members, around 38.000 undergraduate students, and around 6.000 postgraduate students. UPM’s Schools cover most Engineering disciplines. UPM has a strong commitment to R&D and Innovation. UPM has more than 200 Research Units and several Research Institutes and Technological Centres.

Of a total annual budget of around 390 M€, UPM receives annually over 120 M€ support from external sources for research activities. The UPM has participated in around 200 European R&D projects over the past four years, including 19 Networks of Excellence, and is member of 10 European Technology Platforms. The contribution of the university to knowledge creation through its scientific publications is also significant. Most relevant is the high number of papers published in scientific journals and presented at conferences. The annual average figures are 1,200+ journal papers, 2,000+ conference communications and 200+ Ph.D. theses.

The research Centre that will collaborate in UPM participation to this project is the Telecommunications Engineering School (E.T.S. Ingenieros de Telecomunicación) ETSIT-UPM, through the research group “Visual Telecommunication Applications Group” (G@TV), a research group which main research lines are the networked audiovisual systems, broadcasting & production, and computer vision, participating in several ongoing FP7 projects and leading some such as ARENA (IST-027124).

UPM have organised the last Future Internet Assembly in Madrid, in December 2008.ATOS Origin S.A.E.


Relevant Researchers

Dr. Federico Álvarez is Telecom Engineer (with honours) and Ph. D., both by the “Universidad Politécnica de Madrid”. He is working as assistant professor lecturing “Telecommunication Systems” in UPM. He develops his research within the research group in the Visual Telecommunications Applications group (GATV) of the "ETS Ingenieros de Telecomunicación" of the "Universidad Politécnica de Madrid". He is participating in several EU-funded projects, such as the FP7 projects SEA and AWISSENET, being nowadays the technical coordinator of nextMEDIA (ICT-249065, Future Media Internet) and coordinated “ARENA” (IST-024124) in the 6th FP.

He is one of the members of the “User Centric Media” board and co-chairman of the Future Media Internet Architecture Think Tank, of the European Commission. He had taken part in standardisation bodies such as DVB or CENELEC TC206 and is author and co-author of (30+) papers in journals, confernces and books in the field of Audio Visual technologies. He is serving in the Programme Committee of several scientific conferences, such as being chairman of the User-centric Media 2010 conference (sponsored by ACM), and is reviewer of some (IEEE, Springer, ...) scientific journals.


Guillermo Cisneros is Full Professor of Telecommunication Systems, lecturing on Multimedia Networks, Systems and Services, Digital Image Processing, Image Coding and Analysis, and Computer Graphics. He is Telecom Engineer with honours since 1983 and Ph.D in Communication Engineering cum laude since 1986, both from "Universidad Politécnica de Madrid". Besides of his lecturing and research activities at the University, he joined Telefónica of Spain for a decade working in technical, managerial, and international business responsibilities in research and mobile communications. He was Spanish representative in different International Organisations and Working Groups, such as IWP 11/4 of the former CCIR (now UIT-R), GSM, and MoU for GSM establishment. He has also been active participant in several European Projects of different Programmes, with strong technological and consortium managerial responsibilities as for example the General Coordinator of  “RAMA, Remote Access to Museum Archives” and ACTS 00361 “HYPERMEDIA, Continuous Audiovisual Digital Market in Europe” 1998-2000. Nowadays is the coordinator of the project ARENA (IST-027124). He also has been working as expert to the European Commission in evaluation and auditing processes, as well as for national Spanish Programmes. Currently, he is the President of the E.T.S. Ingenieros de Telecomunicación of Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, one of the technical schools of this University.

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