Leader of the group Distributed and Interactive Systems: Pablo Santiago César Garcia.

For more information, visit our webpage:

YouTube channel and Twitter account

Our research group focuses on facilitating and improving the way people access media and communicate with others and with the environment. We address key problems for society and science, resulting from the dense connectivity of content, people, and devices. We use recognised scientific methods, following a full-stack, experimental, and human-centered approach.

 We base our results on realistic testing grounds and data sets, and embrace areas such as wearable technology and smart textiles, immersive media, and languages and infrastructures. Distributed and Interactive Systems is an outward-looking research group, and we enjoy a number of fruitful partnerships with companies and organisations in the areas of creative industries and smart cities.

Our group transfers knowledge through scientific publications, standards bodies, open-source implementations and consultancy. We pride ourselves on pushing boundaries, leading the way for others to follow.



CWI develops tool for creation of personal video stories

CWI develops tool for creation of personal video stories

Researchers at CWI have developed software that can automatically create a personalized video story by re-mixing material captured by multiple people at an event. The project, called MyVideos, enables users to share stories from small-scale events with friends and relatives that might not have been there. Researcher Rodrigo Laiola Guimarães will defend his thesis ‘Socially-Aware Multimedia Authoring’ on 28 January 2014 at the VU University Amsterdam.

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PhD Defence Rufael Mekuria (DIS)

  • 2017-01-23T12:45:00+01:00
  • 2017-01-23T15:00:00+01:00
January 23 Monday

Start: 2017-01-23 12:45:00+01:00 End: 2017-01-23 15:00:00+01:00

Aula van de Vrije Universiteit, de Boelelaan 1105, Amsterdam

Everyone is invited to attend the public defence of Rufael Mekuria, of his thesis 'Network Streaming and Compression for Mixed Reality Tele-Immersion'.

Promotor: Prof.dr. Dick Bulterman (CWI/VU)

Members of Distributed and Interactive Systems



Current Projects

  • Personalised Aftermovies en festivalbeleving
    Creating and Delivering Shared and Personalised Multi-Screen Broadcast and Broadband Experiences


  • British Telecom
  • ChyronHego AB
  • Illuminations (Television) Limited
  • Institut fur Rundfunktechnik
  • British Broadcasting Corporation
  • Cisco International Limited
  • Hogeschool van Amsterdam