EMIL is a pan-European XR Lab network composed of four major European academic institutions, with a mission to accelerate development of virtual, augmented and mixed reality technologies, content, services and applications. EMIL, the European Media and Immersion Lab, is an Innovation Action co-funded by the European Union and Innovate UK. It is funded under Call “HORIZON-CL4-2021-HUMAN-01-06:...

The videos from the session "The evolution of plagiarism and the role of artificial intelligence: times to rethink assessment" are now available in the web of the UPF Learning Lab. The session included an invited talk by a recognized expert in educational technology, Mike Sharples - Emeritus Professor of Educational Technology in the Institute of Educational Technology at The Open University,...

Panel: AI and Ethics – Operationalizing Responsible AI Shyam Nath (Deloitte, Specialist Leader, USA), Manuel Portela (DTIC-UPF), Edward Houghton (Head of Research and Service Design, DG Cities, UK) Recent rapid advancement of AI has driven a significant interest on ethical issues – from unintended consequences of using AI, securing AI from adversaries, to distributing wealth created by...

Neural networks, deep learning and other AI technologies are rapidly entering different areas of our society, with social and economic impacts often difficult to predict, even in the short term. Art and culture, areas that until recently seemed reserved for human creativity, are no exception. In 2022 we have seen the massive popularization of image generation systems from textual descriptions...

MAX-R is a 30-month Innovation Action that will define, develop and demonstrate a complete pipeline of tools for making, processing and delivering maximum-quality XR content in real time. The pipeline will be based on open APIs, open file and data transfer formats to encourage development and support the integration of new open source and proprietary tools. MAX-R builds on recent research and...

The 7th edition of the Barcelona Virtual Physiological Human (VPH) Summer School will take place at DTIC between 5-9 June 2023. The VPH Summer School series is co-organized by BCN MedTech at the Department of Information and Communication Technologies, Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) and by the Virtual Physiological Human Institute (VPHi), with the collaboration of the UPF...

"Pioneering multidisciplinary research, impact, international scientific leadership, and close collaboration with the social and business communities. These are the hallmarks of UPF’s Department of Information and Communication Technologies (DTIC), which was recently re-accredited as a María de Maeztu unit of excellence, one of the highest institutional distinctions awarded to scientific...

On January 23rd 2023, the first meeting of the Direction Board of the María de Maeztu Strategic Research Program at the DTIC took place. The Direction Board is composed by the Scientific Director of the Program and the Guarantors. This board is responsible for overseeing the scientific progress. Get to know the members of the Board: Scientific Director of the Program: Àngel Lozano. Full...

The Maria de Maeztu Strategic Research Program (MdM SRP) 2016-20 in data-driven knowledge extraction (MDM-2015-0502) allowed for a major internal step forward in DTIC’s overall strategic plan of boosting synergistic research initiatives across our different research areas. Building on the high degree of internal synergy achieved in DTIC, the primary goal of the new María de Maeztu Strategic...

We present the results of the bibliometric analysis of the complete scientific production of our department in the period 2016-19, supported by any funding source, following the indicators proposed by the María de Maeztu accreditation

This challenge is promoted by Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) and is part of the ITU Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning in 5G Challenge. Further participation details can be found in ITU AI/ML 5G Challenge: Participation Guidelines. Participation is open to ITU members and any individual from an ITU Member State. “Participants” are individuals or companies that participate in the ITU AI/ML...

The award recognises the best PhD research in Computer Sciences in Spain

Judit Chamorro Servent is one of the 3 finalists of the MSCA awards, in the category "Impact of intersectoral and interdisciplinary mobility and transfer of knowledge"

According to two models developed by the GPI and IP4EC research groups of the Department of Information and Communication Technologies, by Adrià Arbués Sangüesa, Coloma Ballester, Gloria Haro and Adrián Martín, together with researchers linked to FC Barcelona

In a study led by Miguel Ángel González Ballester, ICREA research professor with the DTIC in collaboration with Eduard Gratacós and Elisenda Eixarch, researches at the BCNatal-Barcelona Center for Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine (Hospital Clínic and Hospital Sant Joan de Déu), IDIBAPS.

This is the aim of MusVis, a web game developed by Maria Rauschenberger, supervised by Ricardo Baeza-Yates and Luz Rello, researchers associated with the Department of Information and Communication Technologies, for which they received the Attendees’ award on 20 April at the 17th International Web for All Conference, whose theme this year was Automation for Accessibility.

Presented by members of the Wireless Networking and AI&ML research groups, led by the researchers Boris Bellalta and Anders Jonsson at the Department of Information and Communication Technologies, conducted with funding from the agency StandICT within a European Union Horizon 2020 project, published in the IEEE Communications Magazine.

Every day students doing the fourth year of Biomedical Engineering are to print some twenty protective visors using University printers that have been set up at their homes. The material will be delivered to the Coronavirus Makers community that will distribute them to the hospitals that need it.

The method of wireless energy transfer via volume conduction consists of using the body’s own tissues as a channel for transferring electrical power. Using an external system, electrical currents are delivered through the human body and these currents flow through tissues and a small amount is drawn by the implants.

The MTG co-organizes with SonoSuite the 6th Web Audio Conference (WAC 2020), an international conference dedicated to web audio technologies and applications. The conference addresses academic research, artistic research, development, design, evaluation and standards concerned with emerging audio-related web technologies such as Web Audio API, Web RTC, WebSockets and Javascript.