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Converging broadcast and user generated content for interactive ultra-high definition services

Total Cost €


EC-Contrib. €






Project "COGNITUS" data sheet

The following table provides information about the project.


Organization address
city: LONDON
postcode: W1A 1AA

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 Coordinator Country United Kingdom [UK]
 Project website
 Total cost 4˙068˙691 €
 EC max contribution 3˙643˙018 € (90%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.2.1.1. (INDUSTRIAL LEADERSHIP - Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies - Information and Communication Technologies (ICT))
 Code Call H2020-ICT-2015
 Funding Scheme IA
 Starting year 2016
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2016-01-01   to  2018-12-31


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
2    QUEEN MARY UNIVERSITY OF LONDON UK (LONDON) participant 841˙500.00
6    SA VITEC FR (Paris) participant 273˙665.00
7    VITEC GMBH DE (SCHWENTINENTAL) participant 252˙826.00
8    PACE FRANCE FR (SAINT CLOUD) participant 162˙681.00


 Project objective

COGNITUS will deliver innovative ultra-high definition (UHD) broadcasting technologies that allow the joint creation of UHD media exploiting the knowledge of professional producers, the ubiquity of user generated content (UGC), and the power of interactive networked social creativity in a synergistic multimedia production approach.

The project will provide a proof of concept to cement the viability of interactive UHD content production and exploitation, through use case demonstrators at large events of converging broadcast and user generated content for interactive UHD services. The envisaged demonstrators will be based on two different use cases drawn from real-life events. These use cases are in turn single examples of the fascinating and potentially unlimited new services that could be unleashed by the un-avoidable confluence of UHD broadcasting technology and smart social mobile UGC brought by COGNITUS.

Building on recent technological advances, in UHD broadcasting and mobile social multimedia sharing coupled together with over fifty years of research and development in multimedia systems technology, mean that the time is now ripe for integrating research outputs towards solutions that support high-quality, user sourced, on demand media to enrich the conventional broadcasting experience. COGNITUS vision is to deliver a compelling proof of concept for the validity, effectiveness and innovative power of this integrated approach. As a consequence, over 36 months the project will demonstrate the ability to bring a new range of dedicated media services into the European broadcasting sector, adding critical value to both media and creativity sectors.


List of deliverables.
Report on user requirements and analysis (Final version) Documents, reports 2020-01-21 10:10:00
Report on system integration Documents, reports 2020-01-21 10:10:00
COGNITUS deployment and user evaluation report Documents, reports 2020-01-21 10:10:00
Report on the quality assessment metrics for COGNITUS system Documents, reports 2020-01-21 10:10:00
Use case deployment and field trials Documents, reports 2020-01-21 10:10:00
Report on COGNITUS graphical user interface designs Documents, reports 2020-01-21 10:10:00
COGNITUS data management plan (updated version) Open Research Data Pilot 2020-01-21 10:10:00
Evaluation strategy and planning Documents, reports 2020-01-21 10:10:00
Quality assessment, quantification and enhancement of UGC quality for creating UHD content Documents, reports 2020-01-21 10:10:00
Report on dissemination and outreach (final version) Documents, reports 2020-01-21 10:10:00
Report on formative expert evaluation results Documents, reports 2020-01-21 10:10:00
Report on metadata structuring analysis and interoperability Documents, reports 2020-01-21 10:10:00
Use case scenario specifications Documents, reports 2020-01-21 10:10:00
User rewards and rights protection Documents, reports 2020-01-21 10:10:00
Report on dissemination and outreach (first version) Documents, reports 2020-01-21 10:10:00
Report on user requirements and analysis (first version) Documents, reports 2020-01-21 10:09:59
Architecture and integration specification Documents, reports 2020-01-21 10:09:59
COGNITUS data management plan (first version) Open Research Data Pilot 2020-01-21 10:10:00

Take a look to the deliverables list in detail:  detailed list of COGNITUS deliverables.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2017 Evans, Michael; Kerlin, Lianne; Jones, Rhianne
Fair Treatment and Informed Choice for Contributors of User-Generated Video
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1039879
ACM TVX 2017 14-16 June 2017 2020-01-21
2017 Carter, Juliette; Blasi, Saverio; Mrak, Marta
Complexity-Driven Rate-Control for Parallel HEVC Coding
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1040286
Visual Communications and Image Processing 2017 (IEEE VCIP 2017) 10-13 December 2017 2020-01-21
2017 Kerlin, Lianne; Evans, Michael; Jones, Rhianne
Professional Use of User-Generated Video - Views of Producers and Contributors
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1040270
ACM TVX 2017 14-16 June 2017 2020-01-21
2018 André Mourão, João Magalhães
Balancing search space partitions by sparse coding for distributed redundant media indexing and retrieval
published pages: 57-70, ISSN: 2192-6611, DOI: 10.1007/s13735-017-0140-0
International Journal of Multimedia Information Retrieval 7/1 2020-01-21
2017 Stefanakis N.; Viskadouros M.; Mouchtaris, A.
A Subjective Evaluation on Mixtures of Crowdsourced Audio Recordings
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1159532
EUSIPCO 2017 1 2020-01-21
2017 João Santos, Filipa Peleja, Flávio Martins, João Magalhães
Improving Cold-Start Recommendations with Social-Media Trends and Reputations
published pages: 297-309, ISSN: , DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-68765-0_25
International Symposium on Intelligent Data Analysis (IDA) 2020-01-21
2017 Ntoa, Stavroula; Margetis, George; Stephanidis, Constantine
Rewarding Contributions in a User-Generated Video Online Community
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.834200
ACM TVX 2017 14-16 June 2017 2020-01-21
2016 Mrak, Marta; Zupancic, Ivan; Izquierdo, Ebroul; Naccari, Matteo
Two-Pass Rate Control for UHDTV Delivery with HEVC
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.164863
picture coding symposium 2016 (PCS 2016) 4-7 December 2016 2020-01-21
2017 Nikolaos Stefanakis; Athanasios Mouchtaris
Synchronization Ambiguity in Audio Content Generated by Users Attending the Same Public Event
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.437157
ACM TVX 2017 14-16 June 2017 2020-01-21
2017 Stefanakis, N.; Chonianakis, S.; Mouchtaris, A
Automatic Matching and Synchronization of User Generated Videos From a Large Scale Sport Event
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.268407
International Conference on Acoustic, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP) 2017 March 2017 2020-01-21
2018 Dias, André Seixas; Blasi, Saverio; Mrak, Marta; Huang, Shenglan; Izquierdo, Ebroul
Adaptive Video Encoding for Time-Constrained Compression and Delivery
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1494904
European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO) 1 2020-01-21
2018 Dias, Andre Seixas; Blasi, Saverio; Rivera, Fiona; Izquierdo, Ebroul; Mrak, Marta
An Overview of Recent Video Coding Developments in MPEG and AOMEDIA
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1494930
IBC Conference 2018 1 2020-01-21
2018 Toutounchi, Farzad; Izquierdo, Ebroul
Enhancing Digital Zoom in Mobile Phone Cameras by Low Complexity Super-Resolution
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1487890
IEEE International Conference on Multimedia & Expo Workshops (ICMEW) 1 2020-01-21
2018 Dias, André Seixas; Huang, Shenglan; Blasi, Saverio; Mrak, Marta; Izquierdo, Ebroul
Time-Constrained Video Delivery using Adaptive Coding Parameters
published pages: , ISSN: 1558-2205, DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1494925
IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology 1 2020-01-21
2018 David Semedo, João Magalhães, and Flávio Martins
Inferring User Gender from User Generated Visual Content on a Deep Semantic Space
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
26th European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO 2018) 2020-01-21
2016 Zupancic, Ivan; Naccari, Matteo; Mrak, Marta; Izquierdo, Ebroul
Two-Pass Rate Control for Improved Quality of Experience in UHDTV Delivery
published pages: , ISSN: 1932-4553, DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.2393245
IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing 1 2020-01-21
2018 David Semedo and João Magalhães
Temporal Cross-Media Retrieval with Soft-Smoothing
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
ACM on Multimedia Conference 2020-01-21
2018 Blasi, Saverio; Dias, André Seixas; Mrak, Marta; Huang, Shenglan; Izquierdo, Ebroul
Complexity-Constrained Video Encoding and Delivery using Configuration Transfer Matrix
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1494920
Picture Coding Symposium (PCS) 1 2020-01-21
2019 Toutounchi, Farzad; Izquierdo, Ebroul
Advanced Super-Resolution using Lossless Pooling Convolutional Networks
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
2 2020-01-21

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