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From: AXMEDIS Conference <disita@o...>
Subject: invitation to contribute, AXMEDIS 2005, intern.conf. on MEDIA CONTENT management
Dear Caml List 

Due to popular demand, the paper submission deadline for AXMEDIS 2005 has been extended to 10th April 2005!

AXMEDIS 2005: 1st International Conference on Automated Production of Cross Media Content for Multi-channel Distribution
30 November – 2 December 2005
Florence, Italy
http://www.AXMEDIS.org/axmedis2005

We hope you would be interested to participate in this event. Would you be interested in contributing a paper, proposing a workshop/panel, or simply attending it to find out the latest developments? 

We can promise you a very exciting programme! The final programme will include: tutorial on innovative technologies, industrial presentations, scientific papers, workshops, panels, poster sessions, presentation of a call for a very special “take-up” actions (for details please see www.axmedis.org), together with MUSICNETWORK Open workshop, social activities, etc

Current developments in the cross media domain require innovative and new technologies to meet the challenges of the marketplace. 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.

The AXMEDIS 2005 International Conference will be a perfect occasion to meet the experts and practitioners from both industrial, and research institutes. Many market leaders and prestigious research institutions will be present at the conference, including 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. This event is supported by all the above mentioned institutions, the MUSICNETWORK, and the European Commission.

Thank you for your attention and looking forward to seeing/meeting you in November, in Florence.

Please also note that we are also organising a workshop in conjunction with the MUSICNETWORK in Vienna, 4-5 July 2005. Please see www.interactivemusicnetwork.org for further details.  (http://www.interactivemusicnetwork.org/events/Fifth_OpenWorkshop_2005/5th%20Open%20Workshop%20of%20MUSICNETWORK_draft-v2-05.html)

Best regards,
Paolo Nesi
(General Chair)

ps: apologies if I have disturbed you with this email. i just hope to make sure you know about this wonderful event. Please feel free to distribute this email to your colleagues who may be interested in this subject areas. Thank you.


----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
http://www.AXMEDIS.org/axmedis2005

Sponsored by AXMEDIS Consortium:
ACIT, AFI, ANSC, COMVERSE, CPR, CRS4, DIPITA Univ. Firenze, DSI Univ. Firenze, EPFL, EUTELSAT, EXITECH, FHGIGD, FUPF, Giunti ILABS, HP, OD2, SEJER, TISCALI, ICSRiM Univ. Leeds, Univ. Readings, XIM.

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
- Synchronisation 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.

--APPLICATIONS and INDUSTRIAL Presentations:

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.

-- PANELS, WORKSHOPS and TUTORIALS:

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 the conference website. 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.

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

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

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