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26-28 May 2009 Chorus Conference

The objective of this CHORUS conference is to showcase final results obtained by collaborative EU projects in the domain of audiovisual (multimedia) search, and to envisage the key services that would constitute future internet access to services in Europe.The 6th CHORUS workshop on “Affect, Appeal and Sentiment as Factors on Information Access to Multi-media Information” will be held on the 28th May as part of this event. Brussels, Belgium.

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 .


Call for papers by the Nem Summit 2009
Building upon the success of its 1st edition, 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. Paper Submission Deadline 18th on May 2009.
R&D projects funded under the FP6 / FP7 programmes of the European Commission (or other related programmes), addressing network and electronic media technologies and applications are offered the opportunity to exhibit free of charge at the 2009 NEM Summit . In this purpose, a call for exhibition has been launched .

Service Web 3.0 Video
This video were created in order to explain, promote, and attract new contributors to the Future Internet initiative . The video outlines a number of the basic themes of the European Union's Future Internet initiative and is aimed at non-computer experts. The Future Internet themes included in the video are: an Internet of Services , where services are ubiquitous; an Internet of Things where in principle every physical object becomes an online addressable resource; a Mobile Internet where 24/7 seamless connectivity over multiple devices is the norm; and the need for semantics in order to meet the challenges presented by the dramatic increase in the scale of content and users.

ENISA-FORTH Summer School on Network & Information Security (NIS'09). The European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) and the Institute of Computer Science (ICS) of the Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas (FORTH) invite you to the jointly organised 2nd ENISA-FORTH Summer School on Network and Information Security (NIS'09). Crete, Greece.

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 .

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 in the most challenging topics of next-generation search technology , explained by top international experts in the field from both academia and industry.

MOBILE3DTV demonstration was presented at GSMA Mobile World Congers on 16-19 February 2009 in Barcelona

MOBILE3DTV presented the current state of the development on the project with very spectacular demonstration . Participants in the demonstration from MMSolutions site were Nikolay Daskalov – CEO, Radoslav Ibrishimov and Gjorgji Rosikopulos.


MyMedia helps to make sense of the vast amount of multimedia content
A team of university researchers, content providers, service providers and software engineers have come together to help solve the problem of information overload, in an age where users can often feel overwhelmed by the amount of media content that is now available via a multitude of multimedia sources. Download the press release .

Managing ICT projects in FP7 - Best practices from TA2
This training seminar aims to exchange best practices in the management of I CT research projects in FP7, in order to achieve better project management. The contributions reflect practical experiences from the Integrating Project TA2 and other experiences of the TA2 partners.
The discussion of best practices in each session will be kicked off with a short presentation by an experienced project manager. 20 May 2009, Heidelberg, Germany.

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 paper by the IEEE Network Magazine, Special Issue on " Digital Home Services "
Authors should submit their manuscript to the guest editors according to the following timetable (authors are encouraged to notify at least 15 days before deadline, their intention to submit a paper indicating title, abstract, authors and keywords):
Manuscript submission: May 1, 2009
Acceptance notification: August 1, 2009
Final manuscript due: September 1, 2009
Publication date: November/December 2009

Call for paper by the International Multiconference on Computer Science and Information Technology ( IMCSIT 2009 )
The CLA Workshop is located within the framework of the IMCSIT conference to create a dialog between researchers and practitioners involved in Computational Linguistics and related areas of Information Technology. Deadline: 10th on May 2009.

Call for papers by the SSCS 2009
The SSCS 2009 workshop is dedicated to fostering search research based on speech technology as it expands into spoken content domains involving non-scripted, less-highly conventionalized, conversational speech characterized by wide variability of speaking styles and recording conditions. Such domains include podcasts, video diaries, lifelogs, meetings, call center recordings, social video networks, Web TV, conversational broadcast, lectures, discussions, debates, interviews and cultural heritage archives. SSCS 2009 will be held in conjunction with
ACM Multimedia 2009 in Beijing, China, October 19 - 24, 2009.
Paper Submission Deadline 1st June 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!

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! )

Digital watermarking for digital cinema - Changing the distribution channel of movies from analogue to digital provides new perspectives and possibilities for applying digital watermarking as security mechanisms. Digital watermarking provides its best security options when used for individual marking of copies to trace back distribution leaks. Stefan Thiemert, Martin Steinebach, Huajian Liu Fraunhofer SIT, Darmstadt, Germany . ( Click here to get your 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! )

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.

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 , c omputer science , telecommunications , audiovisual design and management .

8-11 June
TERENA Networking Conference 2009, Malaga, Spain.

TERENA , the T rans- E uropean R esearch and E ducation N etworking A ssociation, 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 .

18-23 June 2009
, Athens, Greece.
The First International Conference on Advances in Future Internet .

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 website. ( Click here to join the Community )

Public consultation on Information and Communication Technologies for a Low Carbon Society
The Commission announced its intention to set out concrete measures that will pave the way for ICT to contribute to energy efficiency gains and emission reductions. ( Click here for more information )


The Networked Media Team

Head of Unit
Luis Rodríguez-Roselló

Deputy Head of Unit
Bartolomé Arroyo Fernández

Scientific Officers
Loretta Anania
Alexandros Bakalakos
Isidro Laso Ballesteros
Georgia Efthymiopoulou
Martin Hahn
Francisco Medeiros 
Kostas Papanikolaou

Graphic Support
Alexis Vandersteen


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