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Publications - Newsletter 5 - July 2005


AudioVisual News

This newsletter is intended to provide updated information on the activities organised in Networked Media Systems and Home Platforms for rich media communications in the IST ( Information Society Technologies ) research program of the European Commission.
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IST Program: Latest News and Information

Button The Commission proposes a new strategic framework, i2010 – European Information Society 2010 , laying out broad policy orientations. It promotes an open and competitive digital economy and emphasises ICT as a driver of inclusion and quality of life.


Button More than 50 contributions were received for the on-line consultation carried out by the Networked Media Systems unit, to define R&D challenges addressing the networked audio-visual sector needs and EU priorities for collaborative projects supported under the ICT priority of the 7th Framework Programme (2007-2013).
All the public contributions to the consultation are now available.
The most interesting and relevant contributions to the consultation will be discussed at an ensuing workshop planned on 6 & 7 October 2005.


Button The Radio Spectrum Policy Group (RSPG) has decided to issue a document for public comment on Wireless Access Platforms for Electronic Communications Services (WAPECS) . Comments received, from both Member States and other interested parties, will be considered in developing an RSPG Opinion on WAPECS aiming at developing a draft Opinion for consideration by the RSPG at its next meeting in late November 2005. The deadline for responses is the 15 September 2005


New documents

Button  Proceedings of the European HDTV Conference organised by the Luxembourg Presidency in collaboration with the European Commission, held in Luxembourg on 7 June 2005.


Button Proceedings of the Open Workshop on Identifying Policy and Regulatory Issues of Next Generation Networks organised by the European Commission on 22 June 2005.


Button Presentations of the official launch event of the Networked Electronic Media (NEM) Initiative held in Brussels on 29 June 2005. The 1st General Assembly meeting of the NEM Initiative took place the following day.


Button Presentation by Luis Rodríguez-Roselló at the Mobile Imaging Summit Europe (Noordwijk, the Netherlands, 7-8 June 2005) entitled “ Boosting innovation and competitiveness through the development of ICT in Europe: a European Commission perspective ”.


Interesting Events, Conferences and Workshops

Button The 1st International Workshop on Secure and Ubiquitous Networks is co-organized by IST projects UBISEC, E2R, SIMPLICITY and MAGNET in conjunction with DEXA 2005. 22-26 August 2005, Copenhagen, Denmark.


Button Wireless Personal Multimedia Communications Symposia, WPMC 05 , 18-22 September 2005, Aalborg, Denmark.


Button CoNEXT conference in the area of future networking technologies, organised by the Network of Excellence E-NEXT, Toulouse, France 24-27 October 2005.


Button The Broadband Europe 2005 Conference will take place in Bordeaux, France from 12-14 December 2005. The conference provides a forum for the presentation of research results on all issues pertaining to the provision of audio-visual services over broadband networks as well as inside the home network.


Button " Innovation for New Media " A New Media Council Session at the IBC 2005 13 September 2005 RAI Conference Centre, Amsterdam


Button A workshop on Economic Business Models & Technical Key Aspects of the e-Media Chain will be organized by MediaNet on 22-23 September 2005 at the CERNA Research Center in Paris.



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