The Intelligent Systems, Content and Interaction Laboratory (ISCIL) was established in 1989 as one of the main research units of the ECE NTUA (as the union of two major ECE Laboratories, the Image, Video and Multimedia Laboratory IVML and the Intelligent Systems Laboratory ISLab). The members of the Lab (45 in total: 3 faculty members, 3 faculty associates, 4 senior researchers, 7 researchers, 20 Ph.D students, 5 programmers, and 3 supporting staff) are active members of the research community, having published more than 150 journal and 300 international conference contributions.
ISCIL has organised major International Conferences, including SAMT-2006, WIAMIS-2007 and CBMI-2009, on semantic content and multimedia analysis and ICANN-2006, RW 2014 and RR 2014, DL 2015 and IEEE SSCI 2016 on artificial intelligence and machine learning. ISCIL has been involved in about a hundred EU R&D projects (7 of them running), in the area of artificial intelligence, machine learning and applications like multimedia content analysis. For instance, ISCIL participated in major EU AI projects like FP6 IP ACEMEDIA, NoE MUSCLE, NoE Knowledge-Web, NoE K-Space, IP Mesh, IP X-Media, STREP Boemie, IP We-Know-It etc. In the area of Digital Cultural Heritage, specifically on knowledge-based access to digital cultural content, ISCIL has a major contribution to the Europeana developments, being one of the key parties in designing the architecture of Europeana. Within this framework, ISCIL participated in several EU projects like ICT E-Culture Imagination, Videoactive and EUScreen projects, Michael Plus, Minerva-ec and EDLNet NoE, Europeana Connect, ATHENA, Judaica, Carare, E-CLAP, Linked Heritage, DCA etc. In this context of the above projects, the MINT tool for semantic interoperability was developed in ISCIL, which is used by more than 550 cultural organisations for the processing and publication of more than 25 million items in the Europeana Web portal. Finally, ISCIL NTUA has been also participating in standardising organisation and activities. In particular, NTUA co-chaired the Media Annotations W3C Working Group and participated in the Ontology Language Working Group of W3C, also in the design of RuleML, which aims at defining shared rules in the Web.