Raphael Troncy

Raphaël Troncy
is an Assistant Professor in the multimedia department of EURECOM, leading the multimedia semantics research group. He is now the primary investigator of a number of National (ACAV, DataLift, WAVE) and European (FP7 Petamedia, FP7 LinkedTV, FP7 MediaMixer, AAL ALIAS) projects where semantic web and multimedia analysis technologies are used together. He has (co)authored more than 100 papers about multimedia metadata modeling, semantic web systems, social media sharing and user interaction. He benefited from a PhD fellowship at the National Audio-Visual Institute (INA) of Paris where he received with honors his PhD from the University of Grenoble (INRIA/INA) in 2004. He selected as an ERCIM Post-Doctorate Research Associate 2004-2006 where he visited the National Research Council (CNR) in Pisa (Italy) and the National Research Institute for Mathematics and Computer Science (CWI) in Amsterdam (The Netherlands). He was a senior researcher for CWI from 2006 till 2009. Raphaël Troncy is also co-chair of the W3C Media Fragments Working Group and W3C Incubator Group on Multimedia Semantics, contributes to the W3C Media Annotations and W3C Government Linked Data Working Groups. More information can be found on his 
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Selected topic: His research focus is on developing event-centric interfaces for multimedia content. Hence, his group has developed the first price semantic web challenge awarded tool named EventMedia that reconciliate live event and media descriptions harvested from the web and enable users to relive past events. More recently, his group has also developed a social media collector and different techniques that tell stories about media shared by people.

multimedia semantics, social media, multimedia metadata modeling, events in multimedia