ViSTA-TV at the European Data Conference published

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The ViSTA-TV overview talk presented by Abraham Bernstein at the  European Data Forum (EDF) in Athens on March 19, was just published by

If you want to see it just click on the image below.


Vista TV – Online TV Statistics and Dynamic Joint Recommendations

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ViSTA-TV at the European Data Conference and on Greek TV

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Last week ViSTA-TV visited the European Data Forum (EDF) in Athens. Apart from many personal and informal interactions with other forum participants the project was presented in two different contexts.

On March 19, Abraham Bernstein gave a overview talk about ViSTA-TV. The talk was filmed by but has not been posted yet. We will be posting a link to the video as soon as it will be available.

In addition, Abraham Bernstein was interviewed by the Greek Public Television channel. The interview, which was part of a report that also contains with the two main organisers and with Marta Nagy-Rothengass, the Head of Unit Data Value Chain within the EC’s DG CONNECT (which finances ViSTA-TV) , provides a succinct overview of ViSTA-TV and sheds light on some possible uses of the VISTA-TV results. The interview is available both as part of the report, on YouTube and embedded below.


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ViSTA-TV Demonstrations at the BBC

Following the success of the ViSTA-TV demonstrations at IBC 2013 and RecSys 2013 the project has repeated these demonstrations to BBC staff and guests at three BBC sites in London and at MediaCityUK in Salford. This has enabled us to show our live viewing data analysis system and audience-facing recommender applications to a wide variety of staff.


The most recent event (shown above) was an exhibition at an internal conference on technical innovation in Television, held at Broadcasting House, where there were some unusual but highly effective security staff.


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ViSTA-TV Coding Camp made the way for user evaluations

The ViSTA-TV coding camp ended today. Its results will enable both IPTV providers to evaluate the recommendation engines developed in the project. We solved many open issues regarding data quality and worked on stabilizing the feature extraction. Further progress was made in making the data warehouse internally available via SPARQL and automatig the data generation processes.

The ViSTA-TV development team looks forward to finalize the integration of the recommender engines in February. Stay tuned!

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ViSTA-TV Project Meeting and Coding Camp

Today, the ViSTA-TV team assembles at Zurich to plan the coming months. From Wednesday on, the development team will finalize the recommendations engine and prepare the user evaluations, which are scheduled for spring 2014.

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ViSTA-TV at the TV 2.0 Summit in Zurich

TV 2.0 Summit in Zurich

TV 2.0 Summit in Zurich

On November 28 ViSTA-TV was presented at the TV2.0 Summit in Zurich, Switzerland. It was an opportunity to connect with a number of people from the local TV industry.

The echo of the attendees was extremely positive and we we got excellent feedback.

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ViSTA-TV will be connect with the EU FP7 project LDBC at the Third TUC Meeting, November 19 2013. This event is co-located with GraphConnect at London. Prof Abraham Bernstein (UZH) will talk about “Streams and Advanced Processing” whereas Thomas Scharrenbach (UZH) will present ViSTA-TV’s findings w.r.t. PCKS, a systematic approach for benchmarking stream processing systems.

We look forward to exchange ideas and lessons learned with the LDBC project.

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