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bloc-project.jpg Mark your agenda! ICT 2010, Europe's most visible forum for ICT research and innovation is approaching
This bi-annual event has become a unique gathering point for researchers, business people, investors, and high level policy makers in the field of digital innovation. ICT 2010 will focus on policy priorities such as Europe's Digital Agenda and the next financial programme of the European Union for funding research and innovation in ICT.

Featuring at ICT 2010:
• latest research trends in information and communication technologies
• European priorities for 2.8 billion Euros research funding in ICT, 2011-2012
• Meet potential research and business partners at dozens of networking sessions
• an exhibition with over 5000 square meters of Europe's latest cutting edge ICT research

We encourage you to submit applications both for the Exhibition and the Networking sessions.

Deadline for applications to the Exhibition is March 31st!
Deadline for applications to the networking session is April 15!

Please check the event website

bloc_project.jpg Young digital talents wanted! Join CAMPUS PARTY Europe!
Campus Party Europe is an official event of the Spanish Presidency supported also by the European Commission. It will take place in Madrid 14-18 April and addresses three main thematic areas: Innovation in Internet, Science, Digital Creativity. campuspartyvid.jpg
There is an opportunity for projects to showcase their results either through a short presentation (Project Forum) or in the exhibition area (Future Campus). It is an excellent opportunity for giving visibility to your work as the event attracts exceptional media coverage !
Please check the event website for information on how to participate.   

bloc_project.jpg FIA VALENCIA
The Future Internet Assembly will be held in conjunction with the IV conference on "The European Framework Programmes: From Economic Recovery to Sustainability" in Valencia, Spain.
The Conference is a key public event launching the new Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) on: fia26.jpg
• Factories of the Future (FOF) (April 13)
• Energy Efficient Building (EEB) (April 13)
• Green Cars (GCI) (April 14)
• Future Internet (FI) (April 14)
You can register to the conference through the website of the main conference. The programme details of the Future Internet Assembly can be found here .

bloc_project.jpg The Future Internet Public-Private-Partnership (PPP): When smart technologies connect people. Open constituency building event
In the context of the preparation of the next research work programme related to the ICT theme, DG INFSO organises an open event on the Future Internet Public-Private-Partnership (PPP). This will take place in Nice on 12 March 2010 . The event aims at raising awareness among all interested stakeholders about the concepts, focus, structure and implementation plans of the Public-Private-Partnership. It is also a unique opportunity for contributing your views on how such partnerships will transform the Internet to support applications of important social value. You can find further information about the agenda of the event, the registration and the way to send us your contribution here .

  bloc_project.jpg Last December, two annexes to NEM Strategic Research Agenda (version 7.0) have been issued focusing on :
- Standardisation
- International cooperation
Furthermore, NEM Position paper on Content Management, created by NEM members and approved by the NEM Steering Board, has been published.
All issued documents can be found on the NEM Initiative website .

bloc_project.jpg On Monday, 25 January, at the 3DTV Workshop , attended by more than 90 people, Ralf Schaefer (Fraunhofer HHI) publically acknowledged the activities of our 3D Media Cluster of EU-funded R&D projects and their contribution to DVB standardisation activities.
Furthermore, there were presentations (by EBU) of our new projects MUSCADE and 3D VIVANT (Call 4) and a separate presentation by MOBILE3DTV on DVB-H transport of mobile 3D TV.


bloc_ict.jpg BBC and P2P Next Test HD BitTorrent Streaming
P2P Next has been working on BitTorrent-based streaming since early 2008, and the project has enjoyed support from a number of European heavyweights. The EU has funded P2P Next with 14 million euros ($20.8 million). The BBC has provided the content to the project, and Pioneer has partnered to produce a P2P set top-box prototype. Read the full article here . Test the technology here .

bloc_ict.jpg brazil.jpg Television control for the remote
A cheap way to deliver interactive communications to remote communities has been successfully tested in Brazil and Italy. Digital television signals with java applications embedded within them were broadcast by the SAMBA project into the small Brazilian town of Barreirinhas which is 300km from the nearest major city. Some 30 Barreirinhas households, in the vicinity of a 3km power line, were equipped with special set-top boxes that enabled them to access the broadcast data . The technology was designed for use by non-experts, and developed for delivery at minimum cost to maximise access for people with low incomes. More info here .

bloc_ict.jpg New 3D Presence Newsletter available
logo-3dpresence.jpg The 3DPresence project has completed its second year of life. In line with its main goals, a lot of activity has been carried towards getting closer to virtually seamless Tele-presence. 3DPresence has been working in several aspects concerning the third dimension for video-conferencing as well as for more immersive telecollaboration. This year, the project has narrowed its focus and effort towards the construction of a first version of the multi-view 3D videocommunications, multi-user, gazepreserving 3DPresence system . Download it here .

bloc_ict.jpg In the latest issue of Eurescom magazine "Mess@ge" the main topic is on the networked home of the future. There are articles from TA2 and the NEM Summit and a viewpoint on the future of 3D by Peter Stollenmayer. The last issue of "Eurescom Mess@ge" is available here .

bloc_ict.jpg smr-25.jpg 1st Spring School on Social Media Retrieval - 22-25 February 2010
Organised by the PetaMedia project. Multimedia content has become ubiquitous on the web, creating new challenges for indexing, access, search and retrieval. At the same time, much of this content is made available on content sharing websites like YouTube or Flickr, or shared on social networks like Facebook. In such environments, the content is usually accompanied with metadata, tags, ratings, comments, information about the uploader and their social network, etc. The Spring School on Social Media Retrieval aims at bringing together young researchers from neighboring disciplines.

bloc_ict.jpg The 3rd Network and Information Security ( NIS’10 ) Summer School nis-logo-25.jpg on ‘Privacy and Security in the Future Internet’ will take place in Crete, Greece, between the 13-17 September 2010 . The summer school is jointly organised by the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) and the Institute of Computer Science of the Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas (FORTH-ICS).

myedirector-25.jpg bloc_ict.jpg My-e-Director 2012 will show off a major live demo in february 2010 at ATOS Origin (Madrid) which will showcase off the use of My-e-Director 2012 for enhancing reviewing of the 2010 Winter Olympics.

bloc_ict.jpg G@L ( Games@Large ) project will exhibit at two expos: CeBIT 2010 and the IPTV World Forum 2010 .


bloc_consultation_2.jpg The Report on the Consultation Workshop on Research Challenges in Networked Media Systems , d2concertation26.jpg which took place in Brussels on 19 January 2010 is now available .



bloc-paper.jpg ACM Multimedia 2010 - Call for Proposals: Workshops, Panels and Tutorials. October 25-29th 2010 - Firenze, Italy
Deadline for proposal submission: March 21st (Workshops), April 11th, 2010 (Panels and Tutorials).
ACM Multimedia 2010
is the worldwide premier multimedia conference and a key event to display scientific achievements and innovative industrial products.
Workshops will address clearly focused topics, pertinent to the main conference. They should offer emerging interest to multimedia research community, give the opportunity to better explore some new ideas and bridge the community with other areas. A typical Workshop duration is one day.

bloc-paper.jpg The Journal of Real-Time Image Processing is putting together a special issue on " Real-Time 3D Imaging and Processing "
A familiar topic to a number of Networked Media projects. Research papers from EU funded research projects [past and present] on the topics covered are welcome. The deadline for submissions is March 30 2010.

bloc-paper.jpg The 3DTV Conference 2010 will take place in June 7-9, 2010 in Tempere and a call for papers has been published .
We encourage projects and individual participants to submit papers to this important conference.

bloc-paper.jpg Call for papers for MMSP'10 2010 IEEE International Workshop on Multimedia Signal Processing.
- Special Sessions Chairs (contact the special session chair by): March 10, 2010
- Paper submission (full paper, 4-6 pages): April 15, 2010
- Notification of acceptance by: June 15, 2010
- Camera-ready paper submission by: July 15, 2010

bloc-paper.jpg DVB TM-H NGH - Call for Technologies DVB has launched a Call for Technologies for a Next Generation Handheld standard . The call is issued to industry, and responses are required by February 26 2010. This call is intended to invite technology inputs that would facilitate an appropriate NGH physical layer on which a successful full NGH system could be built.

bloc-paper.jpg Call for papers from IEEE on 3D-TV Horizon: Contents, Systems, and Visual Perception. This special issue solicits innovative papers on all fundamental aspects of 3D-TV, including contents, systems, and human visual perception. More info here .


user-centri-fi-25.jpg bloc-documents.jpg User Centric Media in the Future Internet . This document is targeted to readers who want to take part in shaping the Future Internet . It focuses on the media and content related issues and considers visions and megatrends for the future as well as research challenges on the way towards the Future Media Internet. The users are always in the centre of these considerations. ( Click here to get your free copy! )

bloc-documents.jpg All our publications can be downloaded on Cordis

- Networked Media Current Research, Results and Future Trends

- Future Internet and NGN Design requirements and principles for a            Future Media Internet

- Research on Future Media Internet


bloc-events.jpg 29 - 31 March 2010
MIR Special Session, Philadelphia, USA.

Within the ACM SIGMM Conference on Multimedia
Information Retrieval ( MIR 2010
), which will be held at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia PA , USA, PetaMedia is organizing a special session on Multimedia Retrieval in Networked Communities.

bloc-events.jpg 12 - 16 April 2010
SPIE Photonics Europe 2010 , Brussels, Belgium

Covers broad range of cutting-edge technologies and their integration into a variety of applications. It is organised around 19 technical conferences addressing key areas like: Micro/Nano Technologies, Disruptive Organic and Bio Photonics, Highly Integrated and Functional Photonic Components, Advances in Laser and Amplifier Technologies and Photonics in Industrial Applications .

bloc-events.jpg 14 - 18 April 2010
Campus Party Europe , Madrid, Spain

More info also on ICT News.

bloc-events.jpg 14 - 16 April 2010
FIA and The European Framework Programmes: From Economic Recovery to Sustainability 2010, Valencia, Spain fia26.jpg


bloc-events.jpg 27 April 2010
MobEA 2010 , Raleigh, USA

OMWeb is co-organizing a workshop " The Web Inside Out: Augmented Reality and Virtual Interactivity " at WWW2010 conference . Augmented reality (AR) applications on mobile phones are becoming increasingly popular. Augmented reality and virtual worlds are long standing topics in their own right. MobEA 2010 will focus on the topic of the convergence between augmented reality, virtual interactivity, and the Web. How can these new interaction paradigms be integrated into the platform of the Web and evolve to be as open and inclusive as the Web?  

bloc-events.jpg 07 -09 June 2010
3DTV Conference 2010 , Tampere, Finland

3dtvconf2010.jpg The conference is organized by the Department of Signal Processing, Tampere University of Technology and Tampere International Center for Signal Processing (TICSP) and sponsored by the IEEE SP/CAS Chapter in Finland.

bloc-events.jpg 07 -09 June 2010
Future of Mobile Search @ CCTE 2010 , Ghent, Belgium
CHORUS+ workshop on Mmobile Search at CTE 2010 conference in Ghent 7-9 July aims to gain insight into the EU prospects for launching new mobile search services. . Ramon Compano of IPTS will present the IPTS survey results on th is topic. CHORUS+ will report on the tecnoeconomic impact of mobile search based on EU project collaborations, national initiatives etc. The CCTE 2010 research conference attracts economists and European regulators, and is organized by prof. Jan Van Ooteghem in beautiful Ghent.

bloc-events.jpg 09-11 June 2010
EuroITV 2010 - "", Tampere, Finland

EuroITV is the leading international conference for media related to video and television. EuroITV is attended by academia and professionals from all over the world to discuss latest advances and research of media technology, HCI, media studies, and the content creation community .

bloc-events.jpg 16 - 18 June 2010
MobileSummit 2010, Florence, Italy mobilesummit-25.jpg

Future Network and MobileSummit 2010 takes place in the Historical City of Florence, 16 - 18 June 2010. This is the nineteenth in a series of Annual Conferences supported by the European Commission , which regularly attracts over 600 delegates 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 Framework Programme 7 (FP7).

bloc-events.jpg 27 - 29 September 2010
ICT 2010 , Brussels Expo, Belgium

bloc-events.jpg 04 - 06 October 2010
IEEE International Workshop on Multimedia Signal Processing ( MMSP 2010 ), Saint-Malo, France

MMSP-10 is the twelfth international workshop on multimedia signal processing . The workshop is organized by the Multimedia Signal Processing Technical Committee of the IEEE Signal Processing Society . Organized in Saint-Malo, MMSP-10 provides excellent conditions for brainstorming on, and sharing the latest advances in multimedia signal processing and technology in one of the most charming and picturesque cities in the world.

bloc-events.jpg 13 - 15 October 2010
NEM Summit 2010 , Barcelona, Spain


bloc_community-2.jpg The Information Society Portal becomes the " Information Society Website ".
infso26.jpg From now on, it will focus on the policies and activities of DG INFSO .
What's new:
- A user-friendly navigation based on four major themes.
- More attractive graphic presentation
- Direct access to "events, press, and consultations"
- Much more succint contextual information for each theme, reduced from 90 to 4 pages.
- More videos related to each theme
- Short site map on homepage
- A-Z index of sites
This revamp will gradually be extended to the subsites over the coming months.






















The Networked Media Team

Head of Unit
Luis Rodríguez-Roselló

Deputy Head of Unit
Bartolomé Arroyo Fernández

Scientific Officers
Loretta Anania
Isidro Laso Ballesteros
Martin Hahn
Rossella Magli
Francisco Medeiros 
Jorge Santos

Communication Officer
Rossella Magli  

Graphic Support
Alexis Vandersteen

Rossella Magli
Alexis Vandersteen


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