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Information Day on “Audio-Visual Search Technologies”


December 19th , 2005
Centre Charlemagne - 1049 Bruxelles




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Search technologies have become a strategic aspect of ICT access, personalization and information use. To launch a new strategic R&D objective on audio-visual search technologies, the Commission services of DG Information Society invite you to attend an Information Day in Brussels, Charlemagne building, on Dec 19th from 9:30 till 16:30. ( See enclosed agenda )

This meeting follows from the successful conclusions of the September 15th consultation on " Future challenges of audio-visual search engines ".

The Commission's initiative seeks to promote collaboration and EU-wide innovation in this cross-disciplinary area. A new Call will support provision of advanced solutions for organizing, searching and accesing large-scale distributed audio-visual content and digital objects. Participants can bring ideas on integrated projects or targeted research that would significantly advance today's search and find capabilities, support industrial initiatives and consolidate existing research results, and identify future orientations in this field. This includes sharing knowledge on the progress of relevant national initiatives for on-line access to digital content.

The Info Day meeting is open, but registration is required no later than Dec 12th .

As you can see in the enclosed agenda there will be room for short presentations of potential R&D ideas you may wish to share with the audience. If you intend to give a presentation you are welcome to let us know and send, no later than Dec 12th , your intended presentation at the eMail: (email removed)


This information day is planned subject to the final approval of call 6.
As soon as approved, Call 6 will be published in the OJ.
Draft Workprogramme (subject to official Commission Decision with intended publication date: December 22th)
Further updates on this process will be provided on this page and by e-mail to those registered to the Information Day


Agenda ( draft )


9:30 -9:45 Registration

9:45 - 10:00 Short introduction and welcome. Call objectives. European Commission

Luis Rodríguez-Roselló

10:00– 11:00 The views of industry (3 x20 mn presentation, including 5 mn Q/A: small company; Telecom operator; ICT provider)

11:00 – 11:20 Users Perspective & research challenges (a view from academia)

11:20 - 11:40 coffe break

11:40 - 12:30 Short presentations from participants on proposed research ideas requiring EU collaboration (3 mn/, 3 slides max. )

12:30 – 13:40 lunch break

13:40 – 17:30 Additional 5 mn presentations by meeting participants

Bock Wolfgang
Boujemaa Nozha
Buntine Wray
Cencione Roberto
Chanod Jean-Pierre
Colapicchioni Andrea
Datcu Mihai
Davide Fabrizio
De Polo Andrea
Dörflinger Terence
Doulamis Nikolaos
Dzbor Martin
Eilat Aaron
Grobelnik Marko
Guye Olivier
Hammervold Kathrine
Kahana Orit
Karagiannis Georgios
Karlgren Jussi
Lagunas François
Lang Jack
Lapid Yael
Lempel Ronny
Leszczuk Mikolaj
Mass Yosi
Nejdl Wolfgang
Plu Michel
Protonotarios Emmanuel
Rabitti Fausto
Rueger Stefan
Sanderson Mark
Scheffer Tobias
Serra Xavier
Shotton David
Thurling Matt
Tirri Henry
Van Der Linden Pieter
Versino Cristina
Vinciarelli Alessandro
Vinet Huges
Wilson Brian

17:30 - 17:50 Conclusion and close of meeting



Meeting secretary: (email removed)

Content-related enquiries: (email removed)


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