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Città Educante

The project develops four prototypes, each one dedicated to different groups of people. The first one is focused on kids (3-11), the second on teens (12-18), the third on students (19-25) and the last one on life-long learning. They will be set in several Italian districts (Veneto, Trentino, Emilia Romagna, Liguria and Piemonte) involving children, teachers, education coordinators, families, universities and companies.

The three main project areas (School/Education, Society, Technology) aim at the following goals:

  • bridge the digital divide gap that exists between the institutions, dedicated to education, and the digital natives. Today, more than in the past years, it’s important understanding the evolution of the relationship between society and technology, offering people the opportunity to develop their own skills. The belief behind the project Educating City is that conscious, active and critical citizenship is based on the collaboration with others, as holders of rights and duties, on the fair use of a shared cultural heritage and on the opportunities offered by contemporary culture, including digital technologies;
  • develop new models of education;
  • develop new ICT platforms, services and applications for the Educating City, supported by specific research activities in cloud computing and collaborative sourcing, social networks, automatic analysis of texts, video and 3D data, big data analysis tools, natural and interactive interfaces, robotic aids, sensors and pervasive networks, machine learning and search systems;
  • create, enjoy and share the contents of the new education environment;
  • make available to all school levels the new teaching/learning processes and related developed technologies to enable change and innovation.

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Imagelab is working on three research topic within the project:


In addition, Imagelab has organized the first International Master on Visual Computing and Multimedia Technologies.


1 Baraldi, Lorenzo; Grana, Costantino; Cucchiara, Rita "Recognizing and Presenting the Storytelling Video Structure with Deep Multimodal Networks" IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON MULTIMEDIA, vol. 19, pp. 955 -968 , 2017 | DOI: 10.1109/TMM.2016.2644872 Journal
2 Baraldi, Lorenzo; Grana, Costantino; Cucchiara, Rita "Hierarchical Boundary-Aware Neural Encoder for Video Captioning" Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2017 IEEE Conference on, Honolulu, Hawaii, pp. 3185 -3194 , July, 22-25, 2017 | DOI: 10.1109/CVPR.2017.339 Conference
3 Baraldi, Lorenzo; Grana, Costantino; Cucchiara, Rita "NeuralStory: an Interactive Multimedia System for Video Indexing and Re-use" Proceedings of the 15th International Workshop on Content-Based Multimedia Indexing, Florence, Italy, 19-21 June 2017, 2017 | DOI: 10.1145/3095713.3095735 Conference
4 Baraldi, Lorenzo; Grana, Costantino; Messina, Alberto; Cucchiara, Rita "A Browsing and Retrieval System for Broadcast Videos using Scene Detection and Automatic Annotation" Proceedings of the 2016 ACM on Multimedia Conference, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, pp. 733 -734 , 15 - 19 October 2016, 2016 | DOI: 10.1145/2964284.2973825 Conference
5 Baraldi, Lorenzo; Grana, Costantino; Cucchiara, Rita "Analysis and Re-use of Videos in Educational Digital Libraries with Automatic Scene Detection" Digital Libraries on the Move, vol. 612, Bolzano, pp. 155 -164 , Jan. 29-30, 2016 | DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-41938-1_16 Conference
6 Baraldi, Lorenzo; Grana, Costantino; Cucchiara, Rita "Scene-driven Retrieval in Edited Videos using Aesthetic and Semantic Deep Features" Proceedings of the 2016 ACM on International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval, New York, USA, pp. 23 -29 , 6-9 Giugno 2016, 2016 | DOI: 10.1145/2911996.2912012 Conference
7 BARALDI, LORENZO; GRANA, Costantino; BORGHI, GUIDO; VEZZANI, Roberto; CUCCHIARA, Rita "Shot, scene and keyframe ordering for interactive video re-use" Proceedings of the 11th Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications, vol. 4, Rome, pp. 626 -631 , Feb 27-29, 2016, 2016 | DOI: 10.5220/0005768706260631 Conference
8 Baraldi, Lorenzo; Grana, Costantino; Cucchiara, Rita "A Deep Siamese Network for Scene Detection in Broadcast Videos" Proceedings of the 23rd ACM international conference on Multimedia, Brisbane, Australia, pp. 1199 -1202 , 26-30 October 2015, 2015 | DOI: 10.1145/2733373.2806316 Conference
9 Baraldi, Lorenzo; Grana, Costantino; Cucchiara, Rita "Measuring scene detection performance" Pattern Recognition and Image Analysis, vol. 9117, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, pp. 395 -403 , 17-19 June 2015, 2015 | DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-19390-8_45 Conference
10 Baraldi, Lorenzo; Grana, Costantino; Cucchiara, Rita "Scene segmentation using temporal clustering for accessing and re-using broadcast video" Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo, vol. 2015-, Torino, Italia, pp. 1 -6 , 2015, 2015 | DOI: 10.1109/ICME.2015.7177476 Conference
11 Baraldi, Lorenzo; Grana, Costantino; Cucchiara, Rita "Shot and Scene Detection via Hierarchical Clustering for Re-using Broadcast Video" Computer Analysis of Images and Patterns. Part I, vol. 9256, Valletta, Malta, pp. 801 -811 , 2-4 September 2015, 2015 | DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-23192-1_67 Conference

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03/03/2014 - 02/03/2017

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Funded by:

Miur - Programma Operativo Nazionale Ricerca e Competitività 2007-2013

Project type:

Cluster Nazionale