April 11-13, 2005 - IRIT, Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France

Conference Workshops








Conference Workshops

 At present two workshop proposals are being offered. These workshops are free to all participants of the conference, but people who only want to take part in the workshop and not in the conference will have to register for  100. This includes the workshop handouts, 2 coffeebreaks and lunch).

You can register for the Workshop on Semantic Web Applications here
You can register for the Workshop on  Distributed Multimedia Databases here

Workshop on Semantic Web Applications


Organised by Dr. Hans Joachim Nern of Aspasia Knowledge Systems.

The Semantic Web provides a common framework that allows data to be shared and reused across application, enterprise, and community boundaries. It is a collaborative effort led by W3C with participation from a large number of researchers and industrial partners. It is based on the Resource Description Framework (RDF), which integrates a variety of applications using XML for syntax and URIs for naming. You can view the dedicated WSWA website here.

To submit your own paper in this field, use this link.

Workshop on Distributed Multimedia Databases and Multimedia Adaptation


Today’s multimedia systems are complex self-organizing file-sharing systems (see e.g., the popular Morpheus system). The main components of such systems are: database, multimedia storage server, networks and client systems in increasingly mobile environment. The research challenges are various and numerous, at each level. For example, there is still a lot of work to do for document description (e.g., MPEG and W3C standards), multimedia systems' performance and interoperability. Today's mobile applications bring also the need for multimedia adaptation to the available resources (terminal, network etc.) but also to the user (preferences, behaviour etc.). Multimedia database systems (often on the server-side) and adaptation techniques (often on client- or proxy-side) meet some of these challenges and need to be deployed as open hypermedia systems, easily accessible from everywhere on any terminal.

This workshop reflects concepts, technologies and tools for distributed, content-based multimedia systems. We will focus on the practical uses of standard technologies such as MPEG, SMIL and SQL/MM and interoperability among them (for document exchange, transactions, interaction, adaptation and so on). Contributions that present an integrated vision of an open distributed multimedia framework that seamlessly integrate various technologies in a cooperatively working environment will receive a special consideration.

Topics include:

·         - distributed multimedia databases
adaptive distributed architectures for multimedia
    - multimedia adaptation techniques and mobile applications
system interfaces and programming tools to support distributed multimedia
multimedia content creation, processing, distribution and management using
      distributed architectures
techniques, architectures, and systems for distributed multimedia indexing and
proof of concept" implementations and case studies


Prof. Vincent Charvillat and Prof. Romulus Grigoras
Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse
Section Computer Science
Toulouse, France

Prof. Harald Kosch
Institute of Information Technology
University Klagenfurt, Austria

To submit your own paper in this field, use this link.


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