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WP2: Evaluation, Integration and Standards
WP3: Visual Content Indexing
WP4: Content Description for Audio, Speech and Text
WP5: Multimodal Processing and Interaction
WP6: Machine Learning and Computation Applied to Multimedia
WP7: Dissemination towards Industry

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Image The MUSCLE Network of Excellence (NoE) presented its activities and showcases at a booth at CeBIT, the largest IT event worldwide, from 15 to 21.3.2007 in Hanover, Germany. As part of its dissemination activities, various partners of the NoE presented their multimedia expertise live through highly visible interactive demonstrations.

Image CEBIT convention center Live demos allowed visitors to try out and experiment with Maps of Music exploring musical landscapes and listening to selected music using the PlaySOM application from TU Vienna-IFS. Also the PocketSOMPlayer for access to music repositories from mobile devices was available at the fair. EC3 demonstrated "The Media Square", a SOM-based 3D Virtual World allowing users from all over the world listening to music together as well as attending meetings in the virtual world. INRIA presented a Video-Clip Copy Detection software that identifies copied parts in a video even if it was remastered.
Image CEBIT convention centerOther MUSCLE Showcases as well as results from e-team collaborations were presented through a slide show running continuously at the booth as well as, simultaneously, in the virtual MUSCLE showroom. The newly created MUSCLE flyer was distributed giving details about the showcasing activities of MUSCLE.
During the fair many visitors were attracted by the MUSCLE booth. The booth was decorated by the MUSCLE project posters and a number of selected showcase posters. A glass cabinet exhibited the mobile devices and a Tablet PC with the PlaySOM software running. People could try out the demos and were deeply impressed by the prototypes shown. Several companies as well as people involved in applied research showed their interest in the systems presented.