The CWI Distributed and Interactive Systems group cooperated in a revolutionary tech project called 'Red Bull Playrooms' during ADE 2016. Red Bull has now published a documentary that gives insight to the unique elements and the work of all partners including our DIS group regarding this project. In the documentary you will see our researchers in action, together with other contributors to the project.
On 1 February W3C announced that the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF) will combine their organizations to set up a new roadmap for Digital Publishing. Ivan Herman, researcher at CWI, has played a seminal role in this combination.
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.
In November 2016 Pablo César and David A. Shamma spoke at the first Intelligent Valley Forum in Nanjing, China.
ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, has named CWI researcher David A. Shamma as one of the 45 Distinguished Members 2016 in the subcategory ‘distinguished engineers’.
He succeeds Guus Schreiber, who will in December start as the new dean of the science faculties of VU University. Dick is endowed Professor of Distributed Multimedia Languages & Infrastructures at VU University and CWI fellow. He is appointed for a period of two years.
During Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE), Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) and textile studio BYBORRE explored the future of club culture at the exclusive Red Bull At Night Playrooms event.
CWI researchers Chen Wang, Xintong Zhu, Thomas Roggla, and Pablo Cesar of CWI's Distributed and Interactive Systems (DIS) group were awarded a prestigious Best Paper Award at the International Conference on Physiological Computing Systems (PhyCS 2016).
Prof. Dick Bulterman has been appointed CWI Fellow per 1 July 2016. This distinction is given to prominent researchers at CWI for their contribution to CWI's research and administration. Bulterman is member of the Distributed and Interactive Systems (DIS) group at CWI, which he headed from 2002 to 2014.
W3C received a 2016 Technology & Engineering Emmy® Award from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for its work on the Timed Text Mark-up Language standard that makes video content more accessible with text captioning and subtitles.