Events & Presentations

Upcoming Events


July 2019

01-03/07/2019 – RPAS 2019, 21st Annual European Civil RPAS Regulation Implementation & U-Space Integration Forum, Brussels, Belgium

RPAS is an international conference focusing on current & future civil drone operations, including operator qualification, pilot training & qualification, test range safety rules, data protection & privacy. A focus of this years conference will be put on the harmonization of national approaches to matters of critical importance to the current & future RPAS operator community. MultiDrone will be participating in the RPAS Conference on July 2nd. ALERION will be giving a presentation on “Drone Regulatory Needs for Media Production”, explaining the MultiDrone project with a focus on safety, security, flight regulation & data privacy rules.


Past Dissemination Events


June 2019

11-13/06/2019 – EBU MDN Workshop 2019, Geneva, Switzerland

The MDN Workshop at EBU HQ in Geneva is the annual meeting point for developers working on Metadata and Artificial Intelligence in broadcasting. MultiDrone was represented by RAI members of the project, who talked about “A novel information model for multiple drone-based production”.


May 2019

27-28/05/2019 – Global Media Forum, Bonn, Germany

MultiDrone was presented at the DW Global Media Forum 2019 through the DW members of the project team. A booth was set up and visitors where invited to discuss the possibilites of drones for media productions. The team showcased excerpts from DW’s drone productions as well as material from the drone cinematography research done in MultiDrone.


October 2018

07-10/10/2018 – ICIP 2018 Tutorial: Drone Vision for Cinematography and Media Production, Athens, Greece

Multidrone organizes a half-day tutorial Sunday October 7, 2018, covering a number of topics related to drone cinematography and media production and applications of computer vision therein

  1. drone localization,
  2. drone visual analysis for target/obstacle/crowd/point of interest detection,
  3. 2D/3D target tracking, d) privacy protection technologies in drones (e.g. face de-identification),
  4. current state of the art on the use of drones in cinematography, advertisement, news coverage, sports and media production in general,
  5. multiple drone mission planning and flight control,
  6. communication issues in drones (e.g. video streaming),
  7. security and ethics issues in drones.

August 2018

29-31/08/2018 – Drone School & Workshops: Deep learning and Computer vision for drone imaging and cinematography, Thessaloniki, Greece

The course provides an overview of the various computer vision and deep learning problems encountered in drone imaging and cinematography, which is one of the main application areas of drone technologies. The same machine learning and computer vision problems do occur in other drone applications as well, e.g., for land/marine surveillance, search&rescue, building and machine inspection.



June 2018

11-13/06/2018 – Global Media Forum 2018, Bonn, Germany

Banner of DW GMF 2018

MultiDrone will be present at the Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum with two workshops. On Wednesday, June 13th from 10.oo – 11.oo there will be a panel discussion on “Drones in journalism: Uncovering new perspectives?” with members of the MultiDrone Consortium, from Deutsche Welle and Johnny Miller, a South African drone cinematographer.

Later that day, MultiDrone will host a two hour Workshop with members of the MultiDrone consortium and interested participants of the GMF on Drone Cinematography.


December 2017

06/12/2017 – Bristol Drone Cinematography WorkshopEngineers House, Bristol, UK

Workshop to explore the future potential for drone cinematography covering rules, requirements, tools and constraints of shooting with drones, in particular using multiple drone platforms.

Workshop Programme (click to download):
10:00Welcome and opening remarks (David Bull, University of Bristol)
10:05Developing multi-drone cinematography: An overview of the EU Multidrone project (David Bull, University of Bristol)

10:20Natural Highs – the use of drones in wildlife filmmaking (Colin Jackson, BBC Natural History Unit)
10:45UAV shot type taxonomy (Ioannis Pitas, University of Thessaloniki)
11:10Coffee break
11:30Discussion: Drone cinematography – breaking the rules? (Chaired by Nicolaus Heise, Deutsche Welle)
13:30Model based drone odometry for object-centric filming (Andrew Calway, University of Bristol)
13:55Visual Innovation in the air: from Kitkat to Transformers 5 (Ben Keene, Consortiq)
14:20Simulation engines and subjective quality testing in Multidrone (F. Zhang, University of Bristol)
14:45Tea break
15:05Measuring visual immersion (Iain Gilchrist, University of Bristol)
15:30Discussion: assessing the quality of drone video content (Chaired by David Bull, University of Bristol)


October 2017

22/10/2017 – ICCV 2017, Venice, Italy

 ➤ MultiDrone offers a half-day tutorial on MultiDrone Cinematography

ICCV 2017


July 2017

02-04/07/2017 – CGDIP 2017, Prague, Czech Republic

 ➤ Keynote lecture by Prof. I. Pitas: Multiple drone vision and cinematography



June 2017

19-21/06/2017 – Global Media Forum 2017, Bonn, Germany

DW GMF 2017


March 2017

22-24/03/2017 – European Robotics Forum 2017, Edinburgh, UK


February 2017

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