Fwd: invitation to contribute to AXMEDIS 2005: Conf. management of Media Content

Subject: Fwd: invitation to contribute to AXMEDIS 2005: Conf. management of Media Content
From: Kevin Austin (kevin.austin@videotron.ca)
Date: Thu Mar 10 2005 - 10:03:52 EST

While possibly of limited direct interest to many here, this kind of
conference is what university administrators see as being part of
'the future' of the digital and mediatic arts and technologies.

Note the full title:

1st International Conference on Automated Production of
Cross Media Content for Multi-channel Distribution





The conference has the support of a very strong committee and of
several prestigious industrial partners and research institutions,
such as: COMVERSE, CPR, CRS4, Univ. Firenze, DSI Univ. Firenze, EPFL,
EUTELSAT, FHGIGD, FUPF (Univ. Pompeo Fabra), Giunti ILABS, HP, OD2,
SEJER, TISCALI, ICSRiM Univ. Leeds, Univ. Readings, etc. with the
Support of the MUSICNETWORK and the European Commission.

Market leaders and the strongest research institutions will be
present at the conference.

Current developments in the cross media domain require innovative and new
technologies to meet the challenges of the marketplace. The AXMEDIS conference
combines the activities of the WEDELMUSIC conference series
with the AXMEDIS consortium.

The AXMEDIS consortium consists of leading European digital content producers,
integrators, aggregators, distributors, and information technology
companies and
research groups involved in content production, protection and
content distribution
via different channels including interactive TV (i-TV), DVBT, DVBS,
personal computer,
kiosk, mobile phone, PDA and others.

I hope you may be interested in participating in the event
contributing with a paper,
or proposing a workshop or symply directly attending it.

The final programme will include: tutorial on innovative
technologies, industrial presentations, scientific papers, workshops,
panels, presentation of a call for take up actions (see for details
www.axmedis.org), MUSICNETWORK Open workshop,
poster sections, social activities, etc.

Please also note that we are also organising a workshop in conjuction
the workshop will be Vienna next 4-5 July 2005:


Best regards,
Paolo Nesi
(General Chair)

ps: please sorry if I have contacted you with this email, i hope to have given
information on a conference on topics related to your work. You are free
to distribute this email to colleagues you retain interested.

----AXMEDIS 2005 Call for Papers----

1st International Conference on Automated Production of
Cross Media Content for Multi-channel Distribution
30 November 2 December 2005
Florence, Italy

Sponsored by AXMEDIS Consortium:
ACIT, AFI, ANSC, COMVERSE, CPR, CRS4, DIPITA Univ. Firenze, DSI Univ. Firenze,
TISCALI, ICSRiM Univ. Leeds, Univ. Readings, XIM.

Supported by: MUSICNETWORK, European Commission

This event seeks to promote discussion and interaction between researchers,
practitioners, developers and users of tools, technology transfer experts, and
project managers. AXMEDIS-2005 will bring together a variety of participants
from the academic, business and industrial worlds, to address different
technical and commercial issues.

Particular interests include the exchange of concepts, prototypes,
research ideas,
industrial experiences and other results.

The conference focuses on the challenges in the cross-media domain (including
production, protection, management, representation, formats,
aggregation, workflow,
distribution, business and transaction models), and the integration of content
management systems and distribution chains, with particularly emphasis on the
reduction of costs and solutions for complex cross-domain problems.

Topics of interest include, but are not restricted to, the following aspects:
- Automatic cross-media production, gathering, crawling, composition,
   formatting, P2P, etc.
- Formats and models for multi-channel content distribution
- Multimedia standards such as MPEG-7, MPEG-21, DMP, etc.
- Legal aspects related to digital content
- High quality Audio Video Coding
- Multimedia Music representation and formatting
- Watermarking and fingerprinting techniques
- GRID and Distributed systems for Content production
- Multimedia Middle Ware
- Workflow management systems
- Web services for content distribution
- Distribution with P2P architectures
- Semantic Web and P2P
- Collecting and clearing of rights and licenses
- Formats and tools for Content Aware
- Archives managements for cultural and educational applications
- Digital Rights Management (DRM), models and tools, and interoperability
- Synchronization technologies and solutions
- Business and transaction models
- Systems and approaches for content production/distribution on demand
- Digital Content User Interface
- Digital Content accessibility
- Payments model
- Novel applications and case-studies of relevant technologies

--RESEARCH PAPERS (long and short):

Papers should describe original and significant work in the research
and industrial
  practice of related topics. (i) Research studies, applications and experiments
are particularly welcome. Papers should be limited to 8 pages in length.
(ii) Shorter papers on work-in-progress, interim results, advanced
topic position
paper are also welcome. Submissions should be limited to 4 pages in length.
Document style can be found at the conference website. Accepted papers will be
published in the conference proceedings.


Proposals for presentations of Applications and Tools are welcome.
These include
reports on the application and utilisation of tools, industrial
practices and models,
  or tool/system demonstrations. A summary of up to two pages of
accepted proposals
will be published in the conference proceedings.


Proposal for panels, workshops and tutorials are invited please contact
conference@axmedis.org for details. AXMEDIS and other Tutorials will be hosted.

-- ALL submissions and proposals have
to be written in English and submitted in PDF format via email to
conference@axmedis.org by 20 March 2005. The conference proceedings
are intended
to be published by the IEEE Press. Selected papers from the conference will be
considered for publication in special issues of one or more major peer-reviewed
Journals in this domain.

Convitto della Calza, Oltrarno Meeting Centre, Piazza della Calza, Florence,
Italy (http://www.calza.it ).

--------IMPORTANT DATES--------
Paper submission: 20 March 2005
Notification of acceptance: 15 May 2005
Camera ready: 10 June 2005


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