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PhD Position in EURECOM: Interacting with hypervideos semantically enriched

From: RaphaŽl Troncy <raphael.troncy@eurecom.fr>
Date: Sat, 08 Oct 2011 13:40:01 +0200
Message-ID: <4E903691.4060809@eurecom.fr>
To: Semantic Web <semantic-web@w3.org>
PhD Position at EURECOM:

Title:  Interacting with hypervideos semantically enriched
Department: Multimedia Communications, group Multimedia Semantics

Start date: as soon as possible and no later than January 2012
Duration: 36 months

EURECOMís Multimedia Communications Department invites applications for 
a full-time, fully-funded 36-month PhD position related to a project 
recently awarded from the EU Seventh Framework Programme named LinkedTV. 
  TV and the Internet are going through an exciting phase of 
convergence, with TV being delivered on-demand via the Web while access 
to Web content is ever more a part of the TV experience. The European 
project "Television Linked To The Web (LinkedTV)" will bring this 
convergence to its fulfillment, neatly interweaving TV and Web content 
into a single, integrated experience. The LinkedTV project will develop 
several technologies and tools to analyse and annotate audio-visual 
content, interlink parts of the content with other content, deliver this 
enriched audio-visual content via different networks to the end user and 
provide intuitive user interfaces on the end device to allow easy access 
to and browsing of related content within the programme.

One of LinkedTVís goals involves the development of novel interaction 
mechanisms with hypervideos and is to be developed through this research 
position. In particular, it requires:
   * the development of an interactive rich multimedia player, based on 
the popcorn.js framework, implementing the media fragments URI 
   * the design and implementation of a lightweight metadata model for 
media resources, using semantic web technologies
   * the research and test of novel usages of the second screen 
scenarios where TV content is analyzed and automatically enriched with 
knowledge, other content and opinions based on social features.

The successful candidate will have been awarded a Masterís degree in a 
relevant field of user centered design, user system interaction or 
artificial intelligence prior to their joining Eurecom. Previous 
experience in collaborative research and development projects at the 
European level is desirable though not mandatory. You will be highly 
motivated to undertake challenging, applied research and have excellent 
English language speaking and writing skills. French language skills are 
a bonus.

Please send to the address below (i) a one page statement of research 
interests and motivation, (ii) your CV and (iii) contact details for two 
referees (preferably one from your masterís or most recent research 
supervisor) no later than *21st of October 2011*.

Contact: Dr. RaphaŽl TRONCY
Postal address: 2229 Route des CrÍtes BP 193, F-06904 Sophia Antipolis 
cedex, France
Email address: raphael.troncy@eurecom.fr

EURECOM is located in Sophia Antipolis, a vibrant science park on the 
French Riviera. It is in close proximity with a large number of research 
units of leading multi-national corporations in the telecommunications, 
semiconductor and biotechnology sectors, as well as other outstanding 
research and teaching institutions. A freethinking, multinational 
population and the unique geographic location provide a quality of life 
without equal.

RaphaŽl Troncy
EURECOM, Multimedia Communications Department
2229, route des CrÍtes, 06560 Sophia Antipolis, France.
e-mail: raphael.troncy@eurecom.fr & raphael.troncy@gmail.com
Tel: +33 (0)4 - 9300 8242
Fax: +33 (0)4 - 9000 8200
Web: http://www.eurecom.fr/~troncy/
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