Models and Environments for Document-based Interaction and Authoring MEDIA

All the news

  • MEDIA Website has a new look in accordance with the recent EPFL guidelines

    The EPFL has decided to adopt new graphics standards. Our Website is based on XML technologies which promote a clear distinction between content and rendering ... it was very easy to adapt its appearance.

  • New release of AXEL Javascript library is available for download

    The AXEL (Adaptable XML Editing Library) Javascript library is an open source software that provides XML authoring facilities for the Web. It comes from research done in the framework of the Integrated European Project PALETTE in collaboration with the WAM (Web, Adapation and Multimedia) team at INRIA Grenoble.

    The library is currently evolving thanks to our participation in a project funded by the Confederation’s innovation promotion agency CTI with our partner MadeinLocal.

    More detail in our Software page

  • Media Research Group welcomes Mikko Pohja from Aalto University in Helsinki

    Mikko Pohja has joined our group for the next three months as a visiting researcher. Mikko is preparing a Phd on Web UI Technologies at the Aalto University , he has strong interests in web technologies, widgets, and collaborative environments. Together we will reflect on the use of widgets and of document templates to prepare a new brand of collaborative environments.

  • ETH Zurich and EPFL Lausanne won the Mark Logic Demo Jam session at XML Prague 2010

    Markus Pilman from the Systems Group at ETH Zurich arrived first with a demonstration of "iZorba - developing iPhone apps entirely in #XQuery", while Stéphane Sire from the Media Research Group at EPFL arrived second with a demonstration of "auto-editable Web sites with XTiger XML and AXEL in the browser".

    They also presented papers at the conference. The proceedings are available online

  • Call for papers: IHM 2010 (22ème édition de la conférence francophone sur l'Interaction Homme-Machine)

    This conference is co-organized by CRP-HT , one of our main partners in the framework of the PALETTE european project. See information at the Web site of the conference

  • A new project started

    Since January we have started a new project funded by the Confederation’s innovation promotion agency CTI with our partner MadeinLocal.

    The goal of the "city guide written by your friends" project is to allow non-expert users to edit semantic-rich information with more intuitive user interfaces; and to build on these new input capabilities to complete a social search engine with advanced semantic search capabilities.

    This project will be the occasion to foster the development and the application of XTiger XML , the document template language we have co-invented with the Project WAM team at INRIA

  • MadeinLocal.com has been awarded with the IMD startup prize

    Our partner MadeinLocal is among the 12th annual IMD Startup Competition winners !

    The competition provides a unique opportunity for early-stage companies to benefit from the support and insights of MBA and Executive MBA participants. Therefore from January 2010, 5 MBA candidates from this prestigious business school will start contributing to the MadeinLocal business model and network. IMD is one of the world's leading business schools, located in Lausanne on Lake Geneva in Switzerland, IMD is the global meeting place for executives from all over the world.

  • Job offers (France: INRIA Grenoble and UTC Compiègne)

    Two postdoctoral positions are open in the framework of the CM2 research project:"Multimedia Cooperative Publishing Chain". More information at Grenoble or Compiègne

  • MadeinLocal activities reported in the "20 minutes" newspaper

    The MadeinLocal project supported by the Innovation and Technology transfer program of the EPFL, aims at promoting local commerce and activities, using the latest technologies and web 2.0 concepts, in collaboration with the MEDIA research group. See article published on October, 13th, 2009, in the "20 minutes" newspaper.

  • Starting at EPFL? ... discover the best spots in Lausanne and take a chance to win a trip in Canary Islands

    MadeinLocal (supported by the Innovation and Technology transfer program of the EPFL) aims at promoting local commerce and activities using the latest technologies and web 2.0 concepts, and to enable people to build a social network in touch with local life and events. Participate in the competition launched by MadeinLocal at the opportunity of the new academic year.

  • 25th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing: call for participation

    We invite you to participate in the [Web Technologies track] of the 25th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing. This track aims at bringing together researchers and practitioners from industry and academia working on practical and foundational aspects related to Web technologies and other technologies that in the Web framework have found new and unexpected application fields. It will be held in Sierre, Switzerland, 22 – 26 March 2010.

  • MUPPLE-09 workshop: call for participation

    We invite you to participate in the 2nd Workshop on Mash-UP Personal Learning Environments That workshop is about Interoperable Widgets, Services, and Microformats to facilitate Competence Development. It will be held at the 4th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning (EC-TEL09), Nice, France, September 29 - October 2, 2009.

  • MUPPLE-09 workshop: call for papers

    We invite you to submit papers to the 2nd Workshop on Mash-UP Personal Learning Environments [MUPPLE-09] before July 31st, 2009. That workshop is about Interoperable Widgets, Services, and Microformats to facilitate Competence Development. It will be held at the 4th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning (EC-TEL09), Nice, France, September 29 - October 2, 2009.

  • 25th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing: call for papers

    We invite you to submit papers to the [Web Technologies track] of the 25th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing, before September 8, 2009. This track aims at bringing together researchers and practitioners from industry and academia working on practical and foundational aspects related to Web technologies and other technologies that in the Web framework have found new and unexpected application fields. It will be held in Sierre, Switzerland, 22 – 26 March 2010.

  • WWW 2009 conference

    On Thursday, April 23rd, we will present a poster entitled "A Messaging API for Inter-Widgets Communication" with our colleagues from CRP Henri Tudor at the WWW 2009 conference in Madrid.

    This poster is about a new messaging and "drag and drop" communication layer that we have added to an Open Source Web portal developped at the CRP in the frame of the PALETTE european project.

    This communication layer leverages new scenarios of user's controlled mashups, as illustrated on this video of a user drag and dropping a place from a map widget to a meteo widget and then to a webcam widget (see video) or this other one where the user drags and drops a news to get a translation (see video)

  • Madeinlocal activities

    In the framework of the Madeinlocal project supported by the Innovation and Technology transfer program of the EPFL, Manuel Acevedo and his team present their work aiming to promote local commerce and activities using the latest technologies and web 2.0 concepts - a site between "Yellow Pages" and "Facebook" - (See article published on March, 30th, 2009, in the "24 heures" newspaper)

  • Media welcomes Madeinlocal.com

    Manuel Acevedo has joined the Media research group on December 2008, in order to promote local commerce and activities using the latest technologies and web 2.0 concepts, and to enable people to build a social network in touch with local life and events. This concept has a name: Madeinlocal.com , and you can already join the growing community.

    Madeinlocal.com is supported by the Innovation and Technology transfer program of the EPFL, and by a bunch of enthousiastic people as you can see of this photo of his welcome party.

  • EACP 2008

    In the framework of the european PALETTE project a workshop addressing the "Learning Environments for Communities of Practice" has been be held in Algeria (November 18-20); information is available on the European project PALETTE Website

  • MEDIA Web site reopens

    After a few years the Web site of the group Media reopens; the group was formerly hosted by the LITH lab.

MEDIA Core Competencies

  • Document Engineering
  • Web XML Authoring
  • Rich Internet Applications
  • Collaborative Work

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