1st Winter School on Multimedia Processing and Applications

Dublin, Ireland, January 6-8, 2014

Co-located with MMM 2014

We are pleased to announce the 1st edition of the WinterSchool on Multimedia Processing and Applications.

The winter school aims at offering participants from all over the world – both PhD/MSc students and young researchers – training on the latest technological developments in the area of multimedia processing (media analysis, media annotation, media rights management) and of emerging multimedia applications (in the Sensor Web, audiovisual archives, TV broadcasting, digital preservation and e-learning domains).

The school will combine delivering in-depth lectures with giving to its participants the possibility for gaining hands-on experience on the use of new multimedia processing techniques (e.g. media fragment annotation and re-use technologies), and on the effectiveness, privacy etc. issues that may arise. The latest R&D in EU funded projects and latest insights from experts in the industry domains which stand to benefit from these new technologies will help students to appreciate the state of the art and future chances for industry adoption. The school will also support the close interaction between the students and all participants of the MMM'14 conference; among other possibilities, all school's students will have the chance to bring a poster describing their current research work and present it in a joint winter school – MMM'14 poster session.

Technical talks & hands-on on the first day EU Project and Industry Insight on the second
  • Understand the emerging media technology landscape for your research with the scientific coordinator of LinkedTV
  • Learn about fragmenting and annotating multimedia objects from CERTH, a leading media analysis research centre
  • Experience working with Media Fragment URIs from EURECOM, co-editor of the media fragment specification
  • Discover how semantics can power a new generation of online digital rights management solutions, from the creator of the Copyright Ontology and SemDRMs
  • Keynote talk by Noel O'Connor, contributor to MPEG-4 and MPEG-7, on how media mixing will apply to the Sensor Web
  • Hear about the latest R&D for audiovisual archives from the AXES project co-ordinator Tinne Tuytelaars
  • Understand how media technology is changing TV broadcasting with the hbbNEXT project co-ordinator Bettina Heidkamp-Tchegoff
  • Learn about the challenges of content preservation in the multimedia age with the ForgetIT project co-ordinator Claudia Niederée
  • See the application of media technology for an e-learning mashup with Europe's leading video e-learning platform VideoLectures.NET

Besides this:

  • meet international research colleagues also doing research in areas relevant to multimedia processing and applications
  • share your research interests, achievements and challenges within the school and in a special session with the MMM 2014 conference
  • get to interact with others who might share the same problems and have advice for your research
  • connect with research and industry peers in a small and informal school setting, including EU project co-ordinators and multimedia experts
  • socialise and have fun!