Axmedis2006: Call for Industrial and Application Presentations and Demos

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Call for Industrial and Application Presentations and Demonstrations


2nd International Conference on
Automated Production of Cross Media Content for Multi-channel Distribution

Submission due: 10 September 2006 Conference date: 13-15 Dec 2006

Conference venue: University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK
In the era of the digital world and the Internet, cross-media production, business models and distribution are being powerfully supported and pushed forward by the emergent technologies that help the industry to reduce the cost of media production and distribution, while optimising productivities. With these themes and motivations, the AXMEDIS2006 invites contributions and participations from all relevant sectors and domains; academic, business, industrial, to address different technical and commercial issues, applications and case studies.
AXMEDIS2006 aims to explore all subjects and topics related to cross-media and digital-media content production, processing, management, standards, representation, sharing, protection and rights management, to address the latest developments and future trends of the technologies and their applications, impacts and exploitation. We are particularly interested in exchanging concepts, requirements, prototypes, research ideas, and findings which could contribute to academic research and also benefit business and industrial communities. Recommended topics include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Automatic cross-media production, collection, crawling, composition, formatting, P2P, etc.

  • Formats and models for multi-channel content distribution

  • Multimedia standards, e.g. MPEG-7, MPEG-21, DMP, etc.

  • High quality audio visual coding

  • Multimedia music representation and formatting

  • Watermarking and fingerprinting techniques

  • GRID and distributed systems for content production

  • real-time streaming media distribution

  • Multimedia middleware

  • Workflow management systems

  • Web services for content distribution

  • Semantic Web

  • Distribution with P2P architectures

  • Legal aspects related to digital content

  • Collecting and clearing of rights and licences

  • Business, payment and transaction models

  • Digital Rights Management (DRM), models tools, and interoperability

  • Formats and tools for Content Aware

  • Archives managements for cultural and educational applications

  • Synchronisation technologies and solutions

  • Systems and approaches for content production/distribution on demand

  • Digital content user interface

  • Digital content accessibility

  • Novel applications and case-studies of relevant technologies

Applications and Industrial Presentations and Demos: Proposals for presentations of applications and tools, including case studies and reports on the application and utilisation of tools, industrial practices and models, or tool/system demonstrations. A summary/abstract of up to 8 pages of accepted proposals will be published in the conference proceedings for Applications and Industrial.
All submissions and proposals are to be in English and submitted in PDF format by email to on or before 10th September 2006. Document style is available at the conference website. The camera ready will have to completed for 20th of October 2006. The committee will inform the authors of acceptance for the end of September 2006.

International Programme Committee:

C. Alberti (EPFL, CH); R. Aygun (Univ. of Alabama in Huntsville, USA); A. Badii (Univ. Reading, UK); D. Bainbridge (Univ. Waikato, NZ); J. Barthélemy (IRCAM, FR); P. Bellini (Univ. Florence, I); I. Burnett (Univ. Wollongong, AU); M. Campanai (EXITECH, I); A. Camurri (Univ. Genoa, I); F. Chiariglione (, I); B. Coüasnon (IRISA/INSA, FR); D. Crombie (FNB, NL); R. Dannenberg (Carnegie Mellon Univ., USA); D. Dato (Tiscali S.p.A, I); J. Delgado (Univ. Pompeu Fabra, E); U. Dietz (Vodafone, DE); C. Dorai (IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA); I. Fujinaga (McGill Univ., CA); D. Fuschi (GIUNTI Interactive Labs, I); M. Girer (LISTESSO Sàrl, F); R. Grimm (Univ. Koblenz-Landau, DE); F. Hartung (Ericsson Research, DE); K. Hirata (NTT, J); P. Kafno (Univ. of Nottingham & HDThames, UK); T. Kalker (HP, USA); D. Keislar (CMJ & Musclefish, USA); A. Lindsay (Lancaster Univ., UK); Z. Liu (AT&T Labs - Research, USA) S. Llorente (Univ. Pompeu Fabra, E); A. Matellanes (Motorola Labs, UK); H. Mayer (Joanneum Research, AT); M. Merabti (Liverpool John Mores Univ., UK); K. Nagao (Nagoya Univ., J); P. Nesi (Univ. Florence, I); K. Ng (Univ. Leeds, UK); J. Nuetzel (Technische Univ. Ilmenau, DE); L. Pearce (XIM, UK); M. Russ (BT Exact, UK); M. Schmucker (FHGIGD, DE); T. Shih (Tamkang Univ., TW); Y. Song (Univ. Michigan at Dearborn, USA); P. Stollenmayer (Eurescom GmbH, DE); H. Yu (Panasonic, USA).

Supported by:



European Commission

eneral chair:
Kia Ng, ICSRiM, Univ. of Leeds, UK,,

Research co-chairs: Atta Badii, IRC, Univ. of Reading, UK,

Pierfrancesco Bellini, DSI-DISIT, Univ. of Florence, Italy,

Tutorial co-chair: Paolo Nesi, DSI-DISIT, Univ. of Florence, Italy,,

Jaime Delgado, Universitat Pompeu Fabra Barcelona, Spain,

Industrial co-chairs: David Fuschi, Giunti Interactive Labs, Italy,

Claudio Marangoni, HP, Italy,

Laurence Pearce, xim Ltd, UK,

Publicity co-chairs: Roberto Grisley, Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia Rome, Italy,

Isabella Longo, Associazione dei Fonografici Italiani Rome, Italy,

Local Committee chair: Bee Ong, ICSRiM, University of Leeds, UK,
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