The Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision


The Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision, the co-host of this year’s HCOMP conference, is the national institute for media and culture. Its collections comprise over a million hours of material ranging from radio, television, film, music, games, documentaries and web video. It offers access to its (born)digital holdings to a variety of end-users, including media professionals, researchers, creatives and the general public.


Sound and Vision LABS represent our Research & Innovation activities. On a wide range of topics, we put media innovation into practice by connecting new technologies and innovative ideas to real data (“big multimedia data”) and evaluating them in real-life use scenarios in media, cultural heritage, research, education and journalism, together with real users.

Find out about our lab projects here.

Research Project

Sound and Vision is an experienced and well-known partner in European and national research projects, and an active player in international networks. Check out the projects we are currently working on:

CLARIAH is developing a digital infrastructure to link large amounts of data and software from various humanities disciplines together and make them digitally searchable. The digital infrastructure enables researchers to conduct innovative and data-intensive research.

AI4Media is a centre of excellence and a wide network of researchers across Europe and beyond, with a focus on delivering the next generation of core AI advances to serve the media sector.

Time Machine builds a large scale simulator mapping 2000 years of European History, transforming kilometres of archives and large collections from museums into a digital information system.

If you would like to perform research with our collections or learn about our research project, contact us at and follow us on Twitter via @benglabs.


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