DIOMEDES is a collaborative project that features seven partners, from five different countries.


University of Surrey (Coordinator)

United KingdomUniversity of Surrey - Guildford

The I-lab is part of Faculty of Electronic and Physical Sciences (FEPS) at the University of Surrey (UniS) that is heavily involved in EU IST projects. FEPs have achieved the highest ranking in the UK in the last RAE (Research Assessment Exercise 2008). The I-Lab is largely involved in research activities covering audio and video processing algorithms, mobile multimedia systems, context-aware and adaptive multimedia transmissions over heterogeneous networks, QoS control, security as well as usability, human factors and multi-modal interfaces.

Contact: Prof Ahmet Kondoz (coordinator), Dr Stewart Worrall




Arçelik is the consumer durables, consumer electronics and information technologies equipments manufacturing company of Koç Holding. Arçelik was founded in 1955 and it is the sixth largest household appliances manufacturer in the world and the third largest one in Europe. Arçelik has 11 production plants in Romania, Russia, China and Turkey and has 12 sales and marketing companies worldwide. Arçelik is serving its customers in more than 100 countries with its 10 different brands and has realized a consolidated turnover of EUR 3.2 billion in 2008.


Fraunhofer IDMT


Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology IDMT has been founded in January 2004 as the 57th Fraunhofer Institute in Germany. Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology IDMT in Ilmenau conducts applied research in the field of digital media and works on leading projects and topics in the field of audio visual applications. Besides sound solutions for home- and professional users (e.g. IOSONO® Wave Field Synthesis technology) software technologies for analysis and characterization of multimedia content as well as audio-visual applications for medical engineering are being developed. Furthermore interactive AV applications for entertainment and knowledge management and the design of architectures for digital online-distribution are in the institute‘s research focus.




Holografika Ltd. is a private company (SME), founded in 1989 by Tibor Balogh. The company is owned by Tibor Balogh (95%) and by Videoton Holding Co. 5% (Videoton Holding Co. is the largest Hungarian electronics manufacturer). As an R&D company, Holografika has been focusing on real-time holography and other photonic technologies from the early 90s. Holografika, empowered by its strong connection to university research groups, follows a unique research path in 3D display technology, and was the first in realising a real 3D light-field display system. Holografika research team has been actively involved in the continuous development of the theory and practice of 3D displays. Along with the technologies used in the successive 3D display generations the company has started to develop related 3D technologies, like 3D acquisition, 3D compression and possible 3D formats.


Institut für Rundfunktechnik GmbH (IRT)

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IRT is a specialised broadcast and multimedia technology institute. As a non-profit making company, IRT is dedicated to technical research and development for the benefit of the public. Founded in 1956, it is entirely and jointly owned by the Public Service Broadcasters of Germany, Austria and Switzerland (ARD, ZDF, DRadio, ORF and SRG/SSR). The institute finds innovative and real-world solutions which enhance the quality of radio, television and new media for the benefit of users.


KOC University


Koc University is a private research university in Istanbul, Turkey with the College of Engineering founded in 2000. Research is being conducted in multi-view and scalable video compression and rate adaptation, cross-layer design for multimedia streaming over wired and wireless IP, wireless broadcasting of scalable coded video, multimedia transmission over wired/wireless peer-to-peer and wireless relay networks, impact of user cooperation on multimedia transmission as well as reception in wireless ad-hoc networks, and diversity techniques to enhance the performance of wireless multimedia systems. The group has participated in a number of EU funded projects including the FP6 NoE 3DTV, FP6 NoE SIMILAR, and COST ACTION 2102: Cross Modal Analysis of Verbal and Nonverbal Communication.



Optibase is an Israeli (Associated Member State) industrial company (SME). The company was founded in 1990 and is listed on NASDAQ (OBAS) since 1999. Optibase is a pioneer and market leader in advanced, high quality video encoding, decoding and IPTV streaming solutions. Optibase's products enable the creation, broadband streaming and playback of high quality digital video, IP video and IPTV. They are used in applications such as distribution, post production and video contribution for the broadcast and internet industries, high-end surveillance, archiving, e-learning and business enterprise video. The company holds patents relating to compression, synchronization, multiplexing, splicing, conversion and transmission of audio visual signals.