The European Commission is spearheading new research areas in the field of Networked Media
a) Content Aware Networks and Network Aware Applications (Cooperative Projects, Networks of Excellence, Coordination and Support Actions)
b) 3D Media Internet (Cooperative Projects, Networks of Excellence, Coordination and Support Actions)
c) Networked Search and Retrieval (Cooperative Projects, Coordination and Support Actions)
d) Immersive Media Experiences Beyond HDTV and Electronic Cinema (Cooperative Projects, Networks of Excellence)
The European Commission is also promoting the integration of foundational research capacities with the industry and academia to establish forward-looking research agendas:
e) Networks of Excellence
f) Support Measures
Want to Know More?
How can I submit a proposal?
Pre-proposals check service offered by the European Commission available until 11th March 2009! Just fill in the online form and drop an email at: INFSO-NETWORKED-MEDIA@ec.europa.eu
TA2 (Together Anywhere, Together Anytime) will organise an EuroITV 2009 Workshop: "Enhancing Social Communication and Belonging by Integrating TV Narrativity and Game-Play". Leuven, Belgium, 3 June 2009. More information here.
The audiovisual search engine integrated project PHAROS will run its summer school in Como, at the Polo Regionale of the Politecnico di Milano, on June 22-26, 2009. The Summer School will engage students, researchers, and practitioners inthe most challenging topics of next-generation search technology, explained by top international experts in the field from both academia and industry.
The 3D4YOU project has just released a public video about the progress in the project.
The 3D4YOU project will develop the key elements of a practical 3D television system, particularly, the definition of a 3D delivery format and guidelines for a 3D content creation process. The project will develop 3D capture techniques, convert captured content for broadcasting and develop 3D coding for delivery via broadcast.
2009 NEM Summit: Registrations are now opened!
The NEM European Technology Platform is very pleased to announce that registrations, together with exhibition opportunities for the upcoming 2009 NEM Summit, are now available. More information here.
FP7 ICT project PlayMancer has just released a video.
The video came from a past event (Vienna Science Fair 2008), where an early technology prototype is demonstrated in front of the event's visitors, mainly children and their families; specifically an optical low-cost motion tracker, a simple mini-game of Pong3d, and an installation allowing full-body gaming experience. This was an open outdoors event, where a portion of the project's features that will make up an extended game platform for making serious games was demonstrated.
Audiovisual search engine project RUSHES will be exhibiting at the industrial fair CeBIT 2009 in Hannover, Germany from 3-8 March 2009 in hall 9, stand A30.
PHAROS is organizing a special session at the IEEE conference Content-based Multimedia Indexing (CBMI 2009, Chania, Crete, June 3-5, 2009), "Multimedia indexing for content-based search engines: Experiences from EU research projects". The presentations will discuss approaches adopted within the most advanced European research projects in the field. The addressed topics will span from techniques for automatic annotation of multimedia contents, to frameworks for annotation composition and fusion, to design approaches for content-based indexing.
Call for papers by the Nem Summit 2009
Proposals will be reviewed by a world-class, finely tuned Technical Programme Committee (TPC) selected from academic and industrial players. The best papers submitted will be invited to present their results during the high-quality thematic sessions. Paper Submission Deadline 18th on May 2009.
Call for papers by the EuroITV 2009 conferences.
Only full and short papers will be published in the main proceedings and the ACM Digital Library, all other submissions will be published in the adjunct proceedings.
Call for papers by theIEEE International Symposium on Broadband Multimedia Systems and Broadcasting. The symposium will be a premier forum for the presentation and exchange of technical advances in the rapidly converging areas of multimedia broadcasting, telecommunications, consumer electronics, and networking technologies. It will be held in Bilbao, Spain on the 13-15 May 2009. The deadline for the submission of full papers is 9 April 2009.
Networked Media Current Research, Results and Future Trends.
The new brochure by the Networked Media Systems Unit with all you need to know about state-of-the-art in research and developments on Networked Media. The publication presents various ongoing European activities and future trends in the field of Networked Media technologies. (Click here to get your free copy!)
Networked Media - Work Programme 2009-2010 Objective 1.5
Download your pocket guide to call 4!
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The CHORUS gap analysis on User-centered methodology for design and evaluation of multi-media information access systems.
Jussi Karlgren, a member of the CHORUS project has talked about the CHORUS gap analysis on User-centered methodology for design and evaluation of multi-media information access systems during the Second International Workshop on Evaluating Information Access (EVIA 2008 16-12-2008). (Click here to get your free copy!)
User Centric Future Media Internet - This White Paper on User Centric Future Media Internet reflects the work that is currently being carried out by the User Centric Media cluster of ongoing FP6 & FP7 EU funded projects. The main objective of this work was to identify the challenges that should be overcome in order to reach the goal of the User centric Future Media Internet which is one of the main pillars of the Future Internet. (Click here to get your free copy!)
Future Internet and NGN Design requirements and principles for a Future Media and 3D Internet - report written jointly by the "Future Media and 3D Internet task force" and the "Future Content Networks" of the FIA. The main objective of the discussions and analysis leading to this document was to compare identified design requirements and principles of the Future Internet (FI) against the known design requirements and principles of the NGN (Next Generation Network) initiative by ETSI TISPAN. (Click here to get your copy!)
11-12 March 2009
Celtic - Event 2009 - Future Directions in Telecommunications and ICT, Paris, France.
The main objective of the event is to present the current status, the available results and developments of the running Celtic projects. Furthermore, the event will provide an excellent opportunity to show the state-of-the art of the telecommunications development towards integrated next-generation telecommunications and multimedia systems, including Future Internet, for seamless use across mobile and fixed networks and to discuss the needs on future research in these areas.
16 March 2009
RUSHES Spring School, Brunel University, West London
Attendance of the course is FREE of charge, but email registration is required. The detailed program can be found here.
06 - 08 May 2009
IST-Africa 2009, Republic of Uganda.
Hosted by the Government of Uganda through the Ministry of ICT, Supported by the European Commission and Technical Co-Sponsored by IEEE, the annual conference provides a platform to strengthen Information Society policy dialogues between Africa and Europe.
11 - 13 May 2009
Future Internet Conference, Prague, Czech Republic.
With the support of the Czech Presidency a year after the successful event in Bled, April 2008. The aim is to mark this milestone with a publication of the best Future Internet research ideas or achievements to date produced by the researchers in the projects that subscribe to the FIAA.
26 - 28 May 2009
Chorus Conference, Brussels, Belgium.
This CHORUS conference will showcase the final results obtained by collaborative EU projects in the domain of audiovisual search engines to envisage the key services that may constitute future internet access to multimedia services.
3-5 June 2009
EuroITV2009 – “Networked Television”. Leuven, Belgium.
The EuroITV conference brings together researchers and practitioners from diverse disciplines that include human-computer interaction, media studies, computer science, telecommunications, audiovisual design and management.
TERENA Networking Conference 2009, Malaga, Spain.
TERENA, the Trans-European Research and Education Networking Association, devotes its annual Conference this year to the topic VIRTUALTY INTO REALITY. The conference will focus on the technologies and applications involved in this change, examining, the following five areas: useras and applications, virtual people, virtual technology, implications, support infrastructure.
10-12 June 2009
ICT-MobileSummit, Santander, Spain.
The event will bring together experts from industry and research to share experiences and research results, identify future trends, discuss business opportunities and identify opportunities for international research collaboration under the ICT theme of FP7.
4-9 September 2009
TECHWATCH @ IFA 2009, Berlin, Germany.
This year the IFA Exhibition in Berlin Messe will boast TechWatch, an advance format to give a foresight into cutting edge technologies with major impact on future products or systems. A dedicated hall will host this special exhibition. The exhibition is open to Universities and research groups, European Research Projects, industrial research activities, International R&D organisations and educational groups. The organisers intend to welcome Framework Programme R&D projects, NEM and Eureka/CELTIC projects.
10-14 September 2009
IBC2009 Conference, Amsterdan, Netherlands.
The IBC Conference will once again bring into focus all the latest technical information and market/economic analyses for delegates, whilst providing the networking opportunities that have made the conference the world leader for content creation, management and delivery.
28-30 September 2009
2009 NEM Summit, Saint-Malo, France.
Building upon the success of its 1st edition (400+ attendees, 65 speakers and over 50 exhibitors - see the post event survey results), the 2009 NEM Summit will be a major event in the NEM and ICT fields allowing visitors to network and share information/views on R&D status and perspectives, identify future trends, and further discuss opportunities for research collaboration.
Cooperative events, South America.
Forthcoming workshops organized by the Support Action SALA+, fostering R&D cooperation between the EU and Latin America.
European Transparency Initiative
The Commission is running a register for interest representatives ("lobbyists") since June 2008. The Register enhances openness and transparency by publishing information about the interest groups engaged in efforts to influence policy formulation and decision-making processes of the European institutions.
Be transparent - Sign up to the European Commission's Register of Interest Representatives
Join the Community on ICT for Governance and Policy Modelling.
“Are you interested in governance and participation tools, policy modelling, opinion visualisation, mass collaborative platforms, large-scale societal simulation?” Provide your comments, views and contributions by visiting the ePractice.eu website. (Click here to join the Community)
The Networked Media Team
Head of Unit
Deputy Head of Unit
Bartolomé Arroyo Fernández
Isidro Laso Ballesteros
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