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Interdepartimental Centre for Research on Media and Audiovideo of Università degli Studi di Torino.

President prof. Vincenzo Lombardo

Director prof. Antonio Pizzo

The Cirma is an interdepartmental center of the University of Turin involving teachers and researchers in the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Humanities. The CIRMA promotes theoretical and applied research on the modeling of creative multimedia content, including the development of installations and applications in a broad sense, particularly with regard to:

semantic description of the digital item by computational ontologies;
semantic based analysis and annotation of dramatic items;
real time audio synthesis for the sound design, interfaces with audio libraries;
intelligent and targeted distribution of digital creative content;
multimedia installations offline and online in real public contexts;
techniques for automatic data visualization;
definition of languages for writing / control of performance and installations.

The CIRMA participates in projects large and small scale, nationally and internationally , and is funded by national and European funds. Among its activities are interactive installations, digital performanece, documentation templates for contemporary art, formal representation for live shows, 3D interfaces for complex environments.

CIRMA produces a large quantity and variety of publications.

Furthermore CIRMA has regular sessions of seminars/talks/meetings every year (68 at the end of 2011), most of which are on line for streaming thanks to Laboratorio Quazza.

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Singapore, 5 November 2014 - Honourable mention for best paper award at ICIDS 2014: "Ontology–based visualization of characters’ intentions" by Vincenzo Lombardo and Antonio Pizzo"

Brussels, 7 October 2014 - CIRMA partner of Fondazione Teatro Piemonte Europa for the Project "(Re)-mediating the war", presented at Creative Europe 2014.

Amsterdam, 4 October 2014 "Coupling conceptual modeling and rules for the annotation of dramatic media" Paper accepted for publication on Semantic Web Journal .

Berlin, 27 June 2014 "Multimedia tool suite for the visualization of drama heritage metadata" Paper in press in Multimedia Tools and Application .

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