Welcome to the SAM Community!

In this part of our website you can find out more about the SAM project and its community: Get to know the consortium partners, our work plan and members of the Advisory Board – or keep up-to-date on developments, information material, events and shared project results. You can also keep in touch by following the news on this website and SAM on Twitter. SAM welcomes the active participation of industry stakeholders and other researchers, also via SAM on LinkedIn. The SAM project launched in October 2013 and will be running for 3 years until 2016. Over this time we are building a community around SAM technology RTD and business issues – consisting of people and organisations with an interest in SAM research topics, technology development, media business uses cases or related FP7 projects. SAM is already liaising with industry initiatives such as the 2nd Screen Society via our Advisory Board.

Watch this space! Soon we will launch a Wiki on state-of-the-art research in SAM topic areas, publish first project results, list conferences attended by SAM partners and provide information for download.

For project, technology or business cooperation please contact the SAM coordinator:

Project Coordinator: Juan Vicente Vidagany, Chief Technology Officer, TIE Kinetix
E-mail: Juanvi.Vidagany[at]tiekinetix.com
Telephone: +31-88-369-8000
Address: Tie Kinetix, De Corridor 5d, 3rd Floor, Breukelen, 3621 ZA, The Netherlands

SAM info in detail:

Partners

The SAM consortium is coordinated by TIE Kinetix and consists of 9 members from 7 European countries: leading technology companies, research institutions and multimedia content companies have come together in order to realise the SAM platform and related 2nd Screen content use cases. The consortium is supported by two external contributors: two Spanish schools which are involved in consumer testing and validation with young users aged 11-18 years old towards the end of the project.

TIE Netherlands B.V.

TIE Nederland B.V.Coordinator & Software developer
Technology R&D (Content syndication, Interoperability). The Netherlands

Ascora

AscoraSoftware developer
Technology R&D (Content syndication, Interoperability). Germany

Talkamatic

TalkamaticSoftware developer
Technology R&D (Content syndication, Interoperability). Sweden

TP Vision Belgium NV

TP Vision Belgium NVSmartTV manufacturer
Technology R&D (1st and 2nd Screen interaction). Belgium

ICCS / NTUA

ICCS / NTUAResearch Institution
Technological Research (Social media, Metadata description, Semantics). Greece

The University of Reading

The University of ReadingResearch Institution
Technological Research (Context analysis, Communities creation, Validation). United Kingdom

Universidad de Alicante

Universidad de AlicanteResearch Institution
Technological Research (NLP, Summarisation, Sentiment analysis, Semantics). Spain

Deutsche Welle

Deutsche WelleMultimedia Broadcaster
Business End User (Video Content Provision and Format Development). Germany

bds10

Bibliographic Data Services Content provider
Business End User (Metadata Content Provision and Management). United Kingdom

External Contributors

Colegio la Encarnación

Colegio la EncarnaciónEducation Institution
External Contributor (Consumer testing and validation). Spain

Colegio La Milagrosa

Colegio La MilagrosaEducation Institution
External Contributor (Consumer testing and validation). Spain

Workplan

The SAM project implementation is arranged in nine work packages and will operate over 37 months. The project started in October 2013.

Work package 2 (2nd Screen and Social Media Vision and Challenges) and Work Package 3 (Architecture, Specification and Integration) provide the foundation for the core RTD of SAM. Hence, most of the work conducted in these WPs is in the beginning of the project.

Based on the core RTD results, Work Package 8 (Use Cases: SAM in Action) will focus on the validation and piloting by providing real world use cases. These will be based on the project outcomes of Work Packages 4, 5, 6 and 7, which provide the core RTD parts of SAM:

  • WP4 Information Management & Interoperability System
  • WP5 Content Syndication and Delivery
  • WP6 Context Analysis & Dynamic Creation of Social Communities
  • WP7 Multi-device Media Representation and Interaction.

Work Package 9 deals with Impact, including Exploitation, Dissemination and Standardisation. This will happen for the full duration of the project, but some key exploitation and standardisation activities will be performed more in the last 18 months.

Collaboration

The most relevant research projects related to SAM are listed in this section. These projects may provide reusable outcomes and are generally selected because there are common partners and/or the results are open.

The OMELETTE project (“Open Mashup Enterprise service platform for LinkEd data in The TElco domain”) aims to provide new platforms for service composition addressing mass users served by the Telco industry. It will provide support for the development of telco services, their flexible usage in mashup environments and their deployment on an open interoperable mashup delivery platform.

The STASIS project, in which TIE and ASCORA personnel were partners, provides concepts, mechanisms, and tools that support data schema mapping using semantics. Particular focus is put on the linkage of electronic business data to enable the information exchange between companies. The approach is a transparent one so that actual users are released from the need for defining semantic description manually and do not need to invest in expensive technical personnel.

The SOCIOS project (Exploiting Social Networks for Building the Future Internet of Services) in which NTUA and DW are partners, aims at building qualitative, functional and usable business applications exploiting the User Created Content and the Social Graph of users in Social Networks. It provides tools for cross-platform application development and deployment, allowing users of average computing skills to implement services on top of a middleware that will exploit functionality and data from a multitude of social networks in an unified way

+Spaces (Positive Spaces) is an EC-funded research project aiming at real-world-policy–making in popular online communities. It uses existing social media spaces such as Facebook and Twitter alongside virtual worlds like Open Wonderland as the societal sandbox for modelling real world behaviour. One of the project’s principal drivers is to engage citizens from different online communities by utilizing these virtual spaces for assisting policy makers in reaching out and gaining insight from the citizens about their opinions and potential. Partner NTUA participates in this project.

The 4CaaSt project fosters in developing an Internet-scale application platform for design, operation, management, and trading of services and service compositions, which is tailored to different local or global communities.

FIRST is a three-year EU-funded STREP project, developing a tool to assist people with autism spectrum disorders to adapt written documents into a format that is easier for them to read and understand. UA is a common partner in both SAM and FIRST projects. In the context of SAM, some of the NLP tools developed for the FIRST project can be useful for Semantic Services and Social Mining components.

The LEGOLANGUAGE project aims to define a framework for the integration of Natural Language Processing (NLP) technologies supported by ontology on the NLP Domain. University of Alicante, as common partner in both projects, agreed to search for a common ontology exploitation methodology. The cooperation is mainly targeted at the technical requirements needed to semantically exploit LEGOLANGUAGE and SAM Ontology definitions, trying to find synergies and reuse the efforts made in both projects.

ATTOS is a project in which UA is involved. Collaboration with SAM is mainly targeted at the identification of technologies that can be shared between both projects. ATTOS is focused on evaluating social behaviours based on Sentiment Analysis technologies, and the technologies for sentiment identification and analysis developed in ATTOS may be used in SAM.

REDES (Reconocimiento de Entidades Digitales: Enriquecimiento y Seguimiento; in English: Digital Entity Recognition: Enrichment and Monitoring) and SAM collaboration focuses on technologies for semantic analysis, under the leadership of the University of Alicante.

The Safe Speech by Knowledge project learns dialogue usage patterns to make the speech recognition and dialogue systems less repetitive by accumulating behavioural information in the user profile. The system learns from the user, being able to infer responses to intermediate question that the dialogue system will make.

There are several European Initiatives (PPPs, ETPS, Fora, Clusters, etc.) that relate to the project but the primary ones are mentioned below. SAM commits to contribute and interact with them through the Clustering and EU-Interaction task in WP9 and involving a research, user and technology partner from SAM. SAM and its partners are tight-coupled to the ETPs such as NEM, NESSI, eMobility, etc.. The partners are strongly engaged in these bodies and fully support their visions. NEM is of particular relevance.

Advisory Board

The SAM Advisory Board consists of four members:

Chuck Parker – Chairman of the 2nd Screen Society: Chuck Parker is a digital delivery veteran who is focusing his expertise on promoting the market for 2nd Screen applications in Media & Entertainment. His blog offers a running commentary on the applications being developed by third parties for content holders in this space and he has hosted the 2nd Screen Summits since 2/22/2012. In January 2011 he was appointed Chief Commercial Officer and Member of the Executive Committee for Technicolor SA, overseeing the company’s global sales function. During the prior two years, he was President of Technicolor’s Digital Content Delivery division, which included Broadcast Services, Media Services, and the creation and launch of the MediaNavi business. Mr. Parker joined the Group in 1996 and since then has held several senior management positions including EVP International of the Home Entertainment Services division and Chief Information Officer. Chuck holds an MBA from the University of Notre Dame, where he graduated with honours.

Prof. Mike Thelwall – University of Wolverhampton, UK: Prof. Mike Thelwall is Professor of Information Science and leader of the Statistical Cybermetrics Research Group at the University of Wolverhampton, UK, which he joined in 1989. He was formerly Reader, Senior Lecturer and Lecturer at the University of Wolverhampton. His PhD is in Pure Mathematics from the University of Lancaster. His interests include webometrics, cybermetrics, blogs, Web 2.0, and scientometrics. His current research field includes identifying and analysing web phenomena using quantitative-lead research methods, primarily web link analysis and blog analysis, and he promotes an information science approach for link analysis. Mike has developed a wide range of free tools for gathering and analysing web data, including the research web crawler SocSciBot and software for statistical and topological analyses of web structures (LexiURL, SocSciBot Tools) and site and blog content (Cyclist, Mozdeh). His publications include over a hundred refereed journal articles, four book chapters and a book (Link analysis: An information science approach), and he sits on six journal editorial boards including that of the Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology.

Renaud Fuchs – Managing director, PAGACO: Renaud (MBA, Essec Business School Paris) is a International commercial leader with a focus on delivering growth with expertise in strategy, marketing, business development and sales. He has 13 years experience as VP with Technicolor & Ericsson and as strategy consultant with Accenture, KPMG and Greenwich Consulting. Renaud is an expert on digital media hot topics (2nd Screen, Content everywhere, metadata, OTT) and a regular speaker at key conferences (NAB, FES, etc). He is also Member of the IBC (International Broadcast Conference) keynote committee. Renud has recently published the research report “The 2nd Screen: Transforming video consumption by enabling companion applications and content everywhere” (Parker C., Renaud Fuchs R. (2013)) that was presented at CES Las Vegas on Jan 8th 2013.

Professor David Schlangen – Bielefeld University: David Schlangen is Professor of Applied Computational Linguistics at Bielefeld University. His main research interest is in language use and verbal interaction. He studies instances of such language use in (more or less) natural settings (but in the lab), deriving from these observations formal models, which he also often implement in computer systems. The goal of the modelling work is to contribute to the understanding of the phenomenon “language use”, as well as, in the case of the computer implementations, to build more natural and easy to use interfaces for interacting, or even cooperating, with computer systems.

Standardisation

Standards are the foundation upon which comparative measurement, assessment and analysis relies, and ultimately, upon which investment decisions are made. The social media space has been evolving so rapidly that it has been somewhat of a moving target, and whilst there have been many definitions and measurement approaches over the past few years there is no traction in this area. SAM aims to put forward a common understanding on standards for social media measurement and play an important role in the diffusion of new technology and ultimately contribute to growth. Without standards enabled measurement of success the benefits of social media actions are difficult to assess.

SAM pays much attention to standards and their application. SAM will therefore try to establish an active communication with associations and standardization bodies such as CEN (European Standards), W3C and will have a global reach and impact.

SAM Project Coordinator TIE has been chair of the European eBusiness Interoperability Forum (eBIF) and European eBusiness Standards (EBES) both of which are sponsored by the European Commission and hosted by the Comitée Européen de Normalisation (CEN). The formers aim is to address technical and non-technical interoperability issues such as guidance, trust, semantics and possible legal issues whilst the latter is target at technical aspects. It is obviously the intention of SAM to interface, where necessary, to such forums to provide input and seek feedback.

Partner BDS has long experience from the work in bibliographic record creation of authority control, cooperative cataloguing and ‘name disambiguation’ working for over 17 years with The British Library which is one of the major contributors of authority data to the Name Authorities Co-operative (NACO) component of the Program for Cooperative Cataloguing. It is an objective of this initiative to use and therefore contribute to the use and consolidation of standardisation initiatives. In this respect, the Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules, 2nd edition, (AACR2) and RDA (Resource Description and Access) standards will be used and possible liaisons will be explored during the SAM initiative.

Partner TPVision is Member of the Digital Video Broadcast consortium. It is a Industry-led consortium of over 200 broadcasters, manufacturers, network operators, software developers, regulatory bodies and others in over 35 countries committed to designing open technical standards for the global delivery of digital television and data services that are very active in promoting an participating in standardisation initiatives. A possible liaison will be explored with DVB consortium in order to synchronise and mutually support the SAM developments and achievements.

Deliverables

Here is an overview of the status of the project results reports in PDF-format (deliverables). When a deliverable is publicly available you will be able to click & download it.  Last update: November 2016.

Title Status
D1.1.1 – CEC Reporting and Reviewing / Quality and Risk Management Plan and Mitigations Year 1 Approved (Confidential)
D1.1.2 – CEC Reporting and Reviewing / Quality and Risk Management Plan and Mitigations Year 2 Approved (Confidential)
D1.1.3 – CEC Reporting and Reviewing / Quality and Risk Management Plan and Mitigations Year 3 Pending Approval
D1.2 – Management Plan and Quality Procedures Approved (Confidential)
D2.1 – SAM Concept and Project Vision Consensus Approved (Public)
D2.2.1 – Market Opportunities and Challenges (first version) Approved (Public)
D2.2.2 – Market Opportunities and Challenges (second version) Approved (Public)
D2.2.3 – Market Opportunities and Challenges (final version) Pending Approval
D2.3 – User Stories and Requirements Analysis Approved (Public)
D2.4 – SAM Reference Model Approved (Public)
D2.5 – Brand and Consumer Integrity Approved (Public)
D3.1.1 – Technology Update and Positioning (first version) Approved (Public)
D3.1.2 – Technology Update and Positioning (second version) Approved (Public)
D3.1.3 – Technology Update and Positioning (third version) Approved (Public)
D3.1.4 – Technology Update and Positioning (final version) Pending Approval
D3.2.1 – Global Architecture and Functional Specification / Global Architecture Definition Approved (Public)
D3.2.2 – Global Architecture and Functional Specification / Functional Specification Approved (Public)
D3.3.1 – Technical Specification and Mockups / Technical Specification Approved (Public)
D3.3.2 – Technical Specification and Mockups / Components Mockups Approved (Public)
D3.4.1 – Component Integration, Build Management and Testing (first version) Approved (Public)
D3.4.2 – Component Integration, Build Management and Testing (final version) Pending Approval
D4.1.1 – Assets Storage and Information Management (initial version) Approved
D4.1.2 – Assets Storage and Information Management (final version) Pending Approval
D4.2.1 – Communication and Federation (first version) Approved
D4.2.2 – Communication and Federation (second version) Approved
D4.2.3 – Communication and Federation (final version) Pending Approval
D4.3.1 – Data Characterisation Services (first version) Approved
D4.3.2 – Data Characterisation Services (second version) Approved
D4.3.3 – Data Characterisation Services (final version) Pending Approval
D4.4.1 – Distributed Identity, Trust and Security (first version) Approved
D4.4.2 – Distributed Identity, Trust and Security (second version) Approved
D4.4.3 – Distributed Identity, Trust and Security (final version) Pending Approval
D4.9.1 – Information Management & Interoperability System Public Report (first version) Approved (Public)
D4.9.2 – Information Management & Interoperability System Public Report (second version) Approved (Public)
D4.9.3 – Information Management & Interoperability System Public Report (final version) Pending Approval
D5.1.1 – Assets description and composition techniques (first version) Approved
D5.1.2 – Assets description and composition techniques (final version) Pending Approval
D5.2.1 – Content gateways (first version) Approved
D5.2.2 – Content gateways (second version) Approved
D5.2.3 – Content gateways (final version) Pending Approval
D5.3.1 – Assets aggregation and  composition (first version) Approved
D5.3.2 – Assets aggregation and  composition (second version) Approved
D5.3.3 – Assets aggregation and  composition (final version) Pending Approval
D5.4.1 – Brand and Consumer Protection (first version) Approved
D5.4.2 – Brand and Consumer Protection (second version) Approved
D5.4.3 – Brand and Consumer Protection (final version) Pending Approval
D5.5.1 – Assets  marketplace (first version) Approved
D5.5.2 – Assets  marketplace (second version) Approved
D5.5.3 – Assets  marketplace (final version) Pending Approval
D5.9.1 – Content Syndication and Delivery Public Report (first version) Approved (Public)
D5.9.2 – Content Syndication and Delivery Public Report (second version) Approved (Public)
D5.9.3 – Content Syndication and Delivery Public Report (final version) Pending Approval
D6.1.1 – Context Analysis Principles and Methodology (first version) Approved
D6.1.2 – Context Analysis Principles and Methodology (final version) Pending Approval
D6.2.1 – Context-based dynamic communities creation (first version) Approved
D6.2.2 – Context-based dynamic communities creation (second version) Approved
D6.2.3 – Context-based dynamic communities creation (final version) Pending Approval
D6.3.1 – Social Interaction Core Components (first version) Approved
D6.3.2 – Social Interaction Core Components (second version) Approved
D6.3.3 – Social Interaction Core Components (final version) Pending Approval
D6.4.1 – Business Intelligence and Social Mining (first version) Approved
D6.4.2 – Business Intelligence and Social Mining (second version) Approved
D6.4.3 – Business Intelligence and Social Mining (final version) Pending Approval
D6.9.1 – Context Analysis & Dynamic Creation of Social Communities Public Report (first version) Approved (Public)
D6.9.2 – Context Analysis & Dynamic Creation of Social Communities Public Report (second version) Approved (Public)
D6.9.3 – Context Analysis & Dynamic Creation of Social Communities Public Report (final version) Pending Approval
D7.1.1 – SAM multi-device content and media representation (first version) Approved
D7.1.2 – SAM multi-device content and media representation (second version) Approved
D7.1.3 – SAM multi-device content and media representation (final version) Pending Approval
D7.2.1 – SAM 2nd screen media interaction (first version) Approved
D7.2.2 – SAM 2nd screen media interaction (second version) Approved
D7.2.3 – SAM 2nd screen media interaction (final version) Pending Approval
D7.3.1 – SAM 1st screen media interaction (first version) Approved
D7.3.2 – SAM 1st screen media interaction (second version) Approved
D7.3.3 – SAM 1st screen media interaction (final version) Pending Approval
D7.4.1 – SAM multi-device dashboard (first version) Approved
D7.4.2 – SAM multi-device dashboard (second version) Approved
D7.4.3 – SAM multi-device dashboard (final version) Pending Approval
D7.9.1 – Multi-Device Media Representation and Interaction Public Report (first version) Approved (Public)
D7.9.2 – Multi-Device Media Representation and Interaction Public Report (second version) Approved (Public)
D7.9.3 – Multi-Device Media Representation and Interaction Public Report (third version) Approved (Public)
D7.9.4 – Multi-Device Media Representation and Interaction Public Report (final version) Pending Approval
D8.1 – Use Case Definition and KPI Definition Approved (Confidential)
D8.2.1 – Use Case: Content Syndication and Media Enrichment (first version) Approved (Confidential)
D8.2.2 – Use Case: Content Syndication and Media Enrichment (final version) Pending Approval
D8.3.1 – Use Case: Social Consumption (first version) Approved (Confidential)
D8.3.2 – Use Case: Social Consumption (final version) Pending Approval
D8.4.1 – Use Case Validation and Feedback (first version) Approved (Public)
D8.4.2 – Use Case Validation and Feedback (final version) Pending Approval
D9.1.1 – IPR, Exploitation and Sustainability (first version) Approved (Confidential)
D9.1.2 – IPR, Exploitation and Sustainability (second version) Approved (Confidential)
D9.1.3 – IPR, Exploitation and Sustainability (final version) Pending Approval
D9.2.1 – Generic Promotion, Materials and Workshops / Report Workshop I Approved (Public)
D9.2.2 – Generic Promotion, Materials and Workshops / Report Workshop II Pending Approval
D9.3.1 – Industrial and Scientific Dissemination (first version) Approved  (Public)
D9.3.2 – Industrial and Scientific Dissemination (second version) Approved (Public)
D9.3.3 – Industrial and Scientific Dissemination (final version) Pending Approval
D9.4.1 – Standardization and Policy (first version) Approved (Public)
D9.4.2 – Standardization and Policy (second version) Approved (Public)
D9.4.3 – Standardization and Policy (final version) Pending Approval
D9.5.1 – Collaboration, Clustering and Cooperation (first version) Approved (Public)
D9.5.2 – Collaboration, Clustering and Cooperation (second version) Approved (Public)
D9.5.3 – Collaboration, Clustering and Cooperation (final version) Pending Approval

Publications

Here you will find the technology, research and business related publications from SAM partners which were created in the project.

Papers

  • A semantic framework for textual data enrichment” by Yoan Gutiérrez, Sonia Vázquez, Andrés Montoyo. Published in Expert Systems with Applications, Elsevier. Publication date: 30.03.2016.
  • SAM: Socialising Around Media” by Atta Badii, Marco Tiemann, David Tomas, Andreas Menychtas, Christina Santzaridou, Alexandros Psychas, Juan Vicente Vidagany Espert. Published in IEEE STCSN E-Letter. Publication date: 01.12.2015.
  • Human Language Technologies in Media Consumption: The Case of SAM” by David Tomás, Yoan Gutiérrez. Published in IEEE STCSN E-Letter. Publication date: 01.12.2015.
  • Combining Three Thriving Business Areas to enable Monetisation for Content Providers and, Ultimately, Value to the End User” by Juan Vincente Vidagany Espert, Barry Smith , Francisco Rodriguez. Published in eChallenges 2015 Proceedings, Vilnius, Lithuania. Publication date: 05.10.2015.
  • Socialising Around Media (SAM): Dynamic Social and Media Content Syndication for Second Screen“ by David Tomás, Yoan Gutiérrez, Isabel Moreno, Francisco Agulló, Marco Tiemann, Juan Vicente Vidagany, Andreas Menychtas. Published in SEPLN Journal – Natural Language Processing. Publication date: 16.09.2015.
  • Social Rankings: Visual Sentiment Analysis in Social Networks” by Javi Fernández, Yoan Gutiérrez, José M. Gómez, Patricio Martíez-Barco. Published in SEPLN Journal – Natural Language Processing. Publication date: 16.09.2015.
  • ElectionMap: a geolocalized representation of vote intentions to political parties based on twitter’s user comments” by Francisco Agulló, Antonio Guillén, Yoan Gutiérrez, Patricio Martínez-Barco. Published in SEPLN Journal – Natural Language Processing. Publication date: 16.09.2015.
  • Evaluating a Sentiment Analysis Approach from a Business Point of View” by Javi Fernández, Yoan Gutiérrez, David Tomás, José M. Gómez, Patricio Martínez-Barco. Published in TASS 2015 Conference Proceedings, Alicante, Spain. Publication date: 15.09.2015.
  • Evaluating a Sentiment Analysis Approach from a Business Point of View” by Javi Fernández, Yoan Gutiérrez, David Tomás, José M. Gómez, Patricio Martínez-Barco. Published in TASS 2015 Proceedings. Publication date: 15.09.2015.
  • Entity Linking in Media Content and User Comments: Connecting Data to Wikipedia and other Knowledge Bases” by Yoan Gutiérrez, David Tomás, Javi Fernández. Published in eChallenges 2015 Proceedings, Vilnius, Lithuania. Publication date: 13.08.2015.
  • Benefits of using ranking skip-gram techniques for opinion mining” by Yoan Gutierrez, David Tomás, Javi Fernandez. Published in eChallenges 2015 Proceedings, Vilnius, Lithuania. Publication date: 13.08.2015.
  • Multi-genre summarization: approach, potentials and challenges” by Elena Lloret, Ester Boldrini. Published in eChallenges 2015 Proceedings, Vilnius, Lithuania. Publication date: 13.08.2015.
  • Media Content Linking, Semantic Annotation and Syndication in Social Enabled, Multiscreen Environments” by Alexandros Psychas, Andreas Menychtas, Christina Santzaridou, Theodora Varvarigou, Yoan Guitierrez, Isabel Moreno, David Tomas. Published in eChallenges 2015 Proceedings, Vilnius, Lithuania. Publication date: 13.08.2015.
  • Context Management and Analysis for Social TV Platforms” by Christina Santzaridou, Andreas Menychtas, Alexandros Psychas, Theodora Varvarigou. Published in eChallenges 2015 Proceedings, Vilnius, Lithuania. Publication date: 13.08.2015.
  • Creating Dynamic TV Viewer Communities to Increase User Engagement” by Atta Badii, Marco Tiemann. Published in eChallenges 2015 Proceedings, Vilnius, Lithuania. Publication date: 13.08.2015.
  • SAM: Dynamic and Social Content Delivery for Second Screen Interaction” by Atta Badii, Marco Tiemann, Andreas Menychtas, Christina Santzaridou, Alexandros Psychas, David Tomas, Juan Vincente. Vidagany, Stuart Campbell. Published in ACM TVX 2015 Conference Proceedings, Brussels, Belgium. Publication date: 04.06.2015.
  • Dynamic Social and Media Content Syndication for Second Screen” by Andreas Menychtas, David Tomás, Marco Tiemann, Christina Santzaridou, Alexandros Psychas, Juan Vicente Vidagany Espert, Stuart Campbell. Published in ICI Global Journal – Special Issue: “Social Media and Networks for Multimedia Content Management” of IJVCSN. Publication date: 17.03.2015.
  • “GPLSI: Supervised Sentiment Analysis in Twitter using Skipgrams” by Javi Fernandez, Yoan Gutiérrez, José M. Gómez, Patricio Martínez-Barco. In proceedings of the 8th International Workshop on Semantic Evaluation (SemEval 2014) 8th International Workshop on Semantic Evaluation (SemEval 2014) Dublin, Ireland. Page 294 – 299. Publication date: 23.08.2014
  • “UMCC_DLSI_SemSim: Multilingual System for Measuring Semantic Textual Similarity” by Alexander Chavez, Héctor Dávila, Yoan Gutiérrez, Antonio Fernández-Orquín, Andrés Montoyo and Rafael Muñoz. In proceedings of the 8th International Workshop on Semantic Evaluation (SemEval 2014) 8th International Workshop on Semantic Evaluation (SemEval 2014) Dublin, Ireland. Page 716 – 721. Publication date: 23.08.2014
  • “UMCC_DLSI: A Probabilistic Automata for Aspect Based Sentiment Analysis” by Yenier Castañeda, Armando Collazo, Elvis Crego, Jorge L. Garcia, Yoan Gutierrez, David Tomás, Andrés Montoyo and Rafael Muñoz. In proceedings of the 8th International Workshop on Semantic Evaluation (SemEval 2014) 8th International Workshop on Semantic Evaluation (SemEval 2014) Dublin, Ireland. Page 722 – 726. Publication date: 23.08.2014
  • “UMCC_DLSI: Sentiment Analysis in Twitter using Polarity Lexicons and Tweet Similarity” by Pedro Aniel Sánchez-Mirabal, Yarelis Ruano Torres, Suilen Hernández Alvarado, Yoan Gutiérrez, Andrés Montoyo and Rafael Muñoz. In proceedings of the 8th International Workshop on Semantic Evaluation (SemEval 2014) 8th International Workshop on Semantic Evaluation (SemEval 2014) Dublin, Ireland. Page 727 – 731. Publication date: 23.08.2014
  • “UO_UA: Using Latent Semantic Analysis to Build a Domain-Dependent Sentiment Resource” by Reynier Ortega Bueno, Adrian Fonseca Bruzón, Carlos Muñiz Cuza, Yoan Gutiérrez and Andres Montoyo. In proceedings of the 8th International Workshop on Semantic Evaluation (SemEval 2014) 8th International Workshop on Semantic Evaluation (SemEval 2014) Dublin, Ireland. Page 773 – 778. Publication date: 23.08.2014
  • “Improving subjectivity detection using unsupervised subjectivity word sense disambiguation” by Reynier Ortega, Adrian Fonseca, Yoan Gutiérrez, Andrés Montoyo. Published in Procesamiento del Lenguaje Natural, No. 51, pages 179-186. In proceedings of SEPLN 2013: XXIX Congreso de la Sociedad Española para el Procesamiento del Lenguaje Natural, Madrid, Spain. Publication date: 20.09.2013
  • “Sentiment Analysis of Spanish Tweets Using a Ranking Algorithm and Skipgrams” by Javi Fernández, Yoan Gutiérrez, José M Gómez, Patricio Martınez-Barco, Andrés Montoyo, Rafael Munoz. In proceedings of Workshop on Sentiment Analysis at SEPLN 2013, Madrid, Spain. Publication date: 20.09.2013

Other Publications

Dissemination Events

Here we list all events where the SAM project has been disseminated by partners of the SAM consortium.

  • 01 November 2016, TAC-KBP 2016 Conference, Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA. SAM paper presentation at the Text Analysis Conference, Knowledge Base Population presenting a description of the Entity Linking system known as REDES, which was involved into the track Entity Discovery and Linking (EDL) of the challenge TAC Knowledge Base Population (KBP) 2016. Involvement by UA.
  • 26-29 October 2016, SPeL 2016 Conference, Rome, Italy. International Workshop on Social and Personal Computing for Web-Supported Learning Communities. NTUA paper presentation on 2nd Screen User Profiling and Multi-Level Smart Recommendations.
  • 28 September 2016, SAM demonstration and user trials, Collegi La Milagros, Cullera, Spain. Final SAM end-user trials at this Spanish school, with demonstrations and 2nd Screen Experience evaluations, with group discussions. By all consortium partners.
  • 27 September 2016, SAM demonstration and user trials, Collegi Encarnacion, Cullera, Spain. Final SAM end-user trials at this Spanish school, with demonstrations and 2nd Screen Experience evaluations, with group discussions. By all consortium partners.
  • 20-22 September 2016, GECON 2016 Conference, Athens, Greece. Paper presentation personalised user recommendations by NTUA.
  • 8 September 2016, SAM workshop at BASE MESA Entertainment Summit, London, UK. SAM industrial workshop presenting SAM achievements and demonstrating the industrial use case at the Entertainment Summit of the British Association of Screen Entertainment. By all consortium partners.
  • 7 September 2016, SAM workshop at MESA Metadata Madness Event, London, UK. SAM industrial workshop presenting SAM achievements and demonstrating the industrial use case at the Entertainment Summit of the British Association of Screen Entertainment. By all consortium partners.
  • 13-15 September 2016, IBC 2016 Conference and Exhibition, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Demonstration of the SAM production and prosumption platform at this major media event. Attended by most consortium partners.
  • 25 May 2016, Smart Content Summit, London, UK. Networking opportunity at this annual conference from the Media and Entertainment Alliance Europe. This was Europe’s first Smart Content Summit to focus on the emerging technologies, systems and processes that will prove so vital to the revenue generation and asset management capabilities of the industry. By Barry Smith (BDS).
  • 16 March 2016, EU Info Day and G1 Cluster Meeting, Brussels, Belgium. SAM poster presentation at this EU Info Day and meeting with the G1 Cluster. By Peggy van der Kreeft (DW) and Juan Vicente Vidagani (TIE).
  • 9 February 2016, Asset Management Workshop. London, UK.  Workshop of the Media and Entertainment Alliance Europe. SAM introduction and networking opportunity with the media and entertainment industry. By Barry Smith (BDS).
  • 10 February 2016, Data and Analytics Summit. London, UK.  Conference from the Media and Entertainment Alliance Europe. SAM introduction and networking opportunity with the media and entertainment industry. By DW and Barry Smith (BDS).
  • 25-26 November 2015 – SAM scientific workshop at eChallenges 2015, Vilnius, Lithuania. Organisation of the SAM scientific workshop within the framework of the eChallenges conference, with 7 paper presentations. The entire SAM consortium was involved.
  • 21 October 2015, MESA Content Protection Summit: Europe, London, UK. MESA Europe is a networking and coordination organisation for media and entertainment services. The workshop focused on content protection. It was attended by experts from the entertainment industry and media organisations. By Barry Smith (BDS) and DW.
  • 2 October 2015, Media.net BerlinBrandenburg, Berlin, Germany. Round table discussion on 2nd Screen – Opportunity or Threat for TV and Film. By DW.
  • 01 October 2015, Scoopcamp 2015 Conference, Hamburg, Germany. Scoopcamp is a media-focused conference, a networking event on the future of journalism. By DW.
  • 28 September 2015, EDItEUR meeting, London, UK. Exchange of information and collaboration on metadata standards. EDItEUR is the international group coordinating development of the standards infrastructure for electronic commerce, especially in the book, e-book and cultural product sectors. By Barry Smith (BDS).
  • 25 September 2015, Researchers’ Night 2015 Workshop, Athens, Greece. Presenting SAM and its scientific results at this annual event celebrating science and research across Europe. In Greece, universities and research centers opened their doors to the public to showcase their work. Involvement of NTUA.
  • 16-18 September 2015, SEPLN 2015 Conference, Alicante, Spain. Presenting SAM and its scientific results through three paper presentations on social media analysis. Gain knowledge of the SEPLN current and future activities and directions according to Natural Language Processing fields; promote the project to members of the NLP community. Attended by UA.
  • 16 September 2015, TASS 2015 workshop, Alicante, Spain. TASS aims to go one step further in the problem of opinion processing in social networks for the different varieties of Spanish language. Paper presentation on SAM and its research on the evaluation of a sentiment analysis approach from a business point of view. Attended by UA.
  • 12 September 2015, MESA Europe: Content Access & Rights Management Forum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. MESA Europe is a networking and coordination organisation for media and entertainment services. The workshop focused on access and rights management. It was attended by experts from media organisations. By Barry Smith (BDS) and Juan Vicente Vidagani (TIE).
  • 10-15 September 2015, IBC Conference and Exhibition, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Exhibiting SAM prototype and its industrial use case at this major media and broadcast-focused event, in the 2nd Screen CC Mini Cluster. All consortium partners were represented.
  • 24-26 June 2015 – Connected TV Summit 2015, London, UK. By DW and Barry Smith (BDS).
  • 13-15 June 2015 – Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum, Bonn Germany. SAM presentation to global media representatives on the exhibition booth of DW Innovation by Peggy van der Kreeft, Ruben Bouwmeester, and Wilfried Runde (DW). Presentation on the achievements of SAM as a 2nd Screen application for media content.
  • 4-5 June 2015 – ACM TVX 2015 Conference, Brussels, Belgium. Paper presentation on dynamic and social content delivery for 2nd Screen interaction with SAM.
  • 2 June 2015 – New Content Horizons Round Table Discussion, London, UK.  Exploring the business opportunities within the video entertainment and broadcast sector, New Content Horizons brings together key industry influencers to discuss the services, hardware and content plays that will shape the future landscape. SAM was represented by Barry Smith (BDS).
  • 12 November 2014 – MESA/HITS Europe Data and Analytics Workshop, London, UK. MESA Europe is a networking and coordination organisation for media and entertainment services. The workshop was designed to establish a framework and priorities related to issues of data and analytics. It was attended by experts from media organisations (e.g. Disney, BBC) and makers of relevant data and analytics software (e.g. Oracle, EMC). For SAM Barry Smith (BDS) and Marco Tiemann (UoR) attended.
  • 29-30 September 2014 – NEM Summit 2014, NTP Meeting, Brussels, Belgium. The NEM Summit focuses on Future Internet developments and on the fast paced evolution of the networked and electronic media industry. Meeting with the CC Mini-Cluster members from the Bridget and LinkedTV projects and participation in the Ring-TV workshop. Juan Vicente Vidagany (TIE) attended the meeting.
  • 04 September 2014 – “Moving image and Second Screen’ workshop at Scoopcamp 2014, Hamburg, Germany. Case work and discussions with TV and online journalists and media business managers on today’s 2nd Screen approaches and explaining what future opportunities will be available through SAM. By DW.
  • 23 August 2014 – SemEval 2014, Dublin, Ireland. 8th International Workshop on Semantic Evaluation. Presentation of 5 papers in proceedings of SemEval 2014. By UA.
  • 30 July – 02 August 2014 – Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum, Bonn Germany. SAM presentation to global media representatives on the fair booth of DW Innovation by Peggy van der Kreeft, Ruben Bouwmeester and Wilfried Runde (DW). Discussions about the sense of 2nd Screen for News broadcasters gave us insight in market opportunities.
  • 08-09 June 2014 – 4th FOKUS Media Web Symposium, Berlin, Germany. Keeping track of the market Jonathan Jeurissen (TPVI) attended the symposium to check if SAM is on the right path to develop a relevant and future proof platform with 2nd Screen and syndication technologies.
  • 17 March 2014 – DW Multiscreen Workshop, Berlin, Germany. DW internal workshop in which SAM was presented by Birgit Gray and Ruben Bouwmeester (DW). Through engagement with the audience insight was gained in user requirements for SAM.
  • 26-28 February 2014 – Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, Spain. Keeping track of the market, Stuart Campbell and Juan Vicente Vidagany (both TIE) engaged with different stakeholders, filtering and discussing SAM approaches.
  • 20 February 2014 – DW ‘Verstehen Gehen’, Bonn, Germany. SAM presentation to a Deutsche Welle internal audience in order to create a better general awareness of the 2nd Screen topic within DW by Ruben Bouwmeester (DW).
  • 18 January 2014 – Big Data Value Workshop, Breukelen, The Netherlands. Presentation of SAM and discussing the different problems, approaches, state of the art and opportunities of Big Data in the Media and Content sectors. By Stuart Campbell (TIE), Juan Vicente Vidagany (TIE) and Barry Smith (BDS).
  • 06 November 2013 – ICT 2013 Summit, Vilnius, Lithuania. Contacting people and projects with complementary technologies and knowledge that can improve SAM, by Juan Vicente Vidagany (TIE). SAM was presented jointly with the ARUM project that won the Best Exhibit Award “Industry and Business for Tomorrow”.
  • 20 September 2013 – SEPLN 2013, Girona, Spain. XXX Congreso de la Sociedad Española para el Procesamiento del Lenguaje Natural. Presentation of “Sentiment Analysis of Spanish Tweets Using a Ranking Algorithm and Skipgrams” paper in TASS workshop on Sentiment Analysis at SEPLN 2013. By UA.
  • 20 September 2013 – TASS Workshop on Sentiment Analysis at SEPLN, Madrid, Spain. TASS aims to go one step further in the problem of opinion processing in social networks for the different varieties of Spanish language. The main objective is to promote the application of existing state-of-the-art algorithms and techniques and the design of new ones for the implementation of complex systems able to perform sentiment analysis, entities detection and text classification on short text opinions extracted from social media (specifically Twitter). For SAM the workshop has been attended by UA.

Information Material

Here you can find information material about SAM, for example fact sheets, brochures or posters.

SAM brochure: SAM Flyer V2.1_outline

SAM Flyer: SAM Flyer V3_outline

SAM Flyer 2016: SAM Flyer 2016

SAM Generic Poster: SAM Generic Poster A0 V1_outline

SAM Generic Poster 2016: SAM Generic Poster 2016

SAM Scientific Poster Template: SAM Scientific Poster A0 – PPTX Template

SAM Logo PDF: SAM Logo RGB PDF

SAM Trifold brochure: SAM Trifold brochure

SAM User Brochure 2016 – How To Create a 2nd Screen Experience SAM User Brochure 2016