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 strategies for compression and transmission of reconstructed 3D data

CWI develops strategies for compression and transmission of reconstructed 3D data

Internet is used for communication via video conferencing, voice calls, chatting, photo sharing, online gaming and virtual reality. These technologies are changing our daily lives and the way we interact with each other. Highly realistic reconstructed 3D representations that combine real and synthetic contents in a virtual world will be part of this online interaction more and more.

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Current events

ACM Multimedia Systems Conference (MMSys 2018)

  • 2018-06-12T00:00:00+02:00
  • 2018-06-15T23:59:59+02:00
June 12 Tuesday

Start: 2018-06-12 00:00:00+02:00 End: 2018-06-15 23:59:59+02:00

WCW Congress Center, Science Park 123, Amsterdam

It is our pleasure to welcome you to the ACM Multimedia Systems Conference (MMSys 2018) and associated workshops (MMVE2018, NetGames2018, NOSSDAV2018, PV2018),

The ACM Multimedia Systems Conference (MMSys) provides a forum for researchers to present and share their latest research findings in multimedia systems. While research about specific aspects of multimedia systems are regularly published in the various proceedings and transactions of the networking, operating system, real-time system, database, mobile computing, distributed systems, and middleware communities, MMSys aims to cut across these domains in the context of multimedia data types. This provides a unique opportunity to investigate the intersections and the inter-play of the various approaches and solutions developed across these domains to deal with multimedia data types.

More information can be found on the website.


Associated Members



Current projects with external funding

  • Personalised Aftermovies en festivalbeleving
  • Creating and Delivering Shared and Personalised Multi-Screen Broadcast and Broadband Experiences (2-IMMERSE)
  • Project Cairo: an intelligent soft-robotic jacket (Cairo)
  • An end-to-end system for the production and delivery of photorealistic social immersive virtual reality experiences (VRTogether)

Related partners

  • British Telecom
  • ChyronHego AB
  • i2CAT
  • Illuminations (Television) Limited
  • Institut fur Rundfunktechnik
  • Artanim
  • British Broadcasting Corporation
  • ByBorre
  • Cisco International Limited
  • Hogeschool van Amsterdam
  • TNO