De-identification for privacy protection in multimedia content

Cost Action IC1206

COST Actions are a flexible, fast, effective and efficient networking instrument for researchers, engineers and scholars to cooperate and coordinate nationally funded research activities. COST Actions allow European researchers to jointly develop their own ideas in any science and technology field.

De-identification in multimedia content can be defined as the process of concealing the identities of individuals captured in a given set of data (images, video, audio, text), for the purpose of protecting their privacy. This will provide an effective means for supporting the EU's Data Protection Directive (95/46/EC), which is concerned with the introduction of appropriate measures for the protection of personal data. The fact that a person can be identified by such features as face, voice, silhouette and gait, indicates the de-identification process as an interdisciplinary challenge, involving such scientific areas as image processing, speech analysis, video tracking and biometrics. This Action aims to facilitate coordinated interdisciplinary efforts (related to scientific, legal, ethical and societal aspects) in the introduction of person de-identification and reversible de-identification in multimedia content by networking relevant European experts and organisations.

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Technical Program

The technical program is now available for download as a PDF. - Last updated 06 Oct, 2015


The meeting will be held at the Curium Palace Hotel located in Limassol, Cyprus. For more information and a location map please click on the Venue link at the top menu.

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Special arrangements have been made for accommodation. Please see prices below. For more information please click on the Accommodation link at the top menu.

  • Single Room (Half-board): € 95
  • Double Room (Half-board): € 120
  • Half-double Room (Half-board): € 60

Above rates are per room per night, inclusive of buffet breakfast and lunch.

Important: Please note that for a half double room you need to find on your own the other person to share with, and use the shared code provided through the registration page Both persons must select a half-double room and use the same shared code in their registration.

IC1206 2015

De-identification for privacy protection in multimedia content
07-11 Oct, 2015


Curium Palace Hotel,
Limassol, Cyprus


Local Arrangements

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Phone: +357 22 591900
Fax: +357 22 591700


Local Organizers

Dr Nicolas Tsapatsoulis, Cyprus University of Technology
Phone: +357 25 002 614

Dr Zenonas Theodosiou, Cyprus University of Technology
Phone: +357 25 002 383