We are delighted to announce that the MediaMixer partner UdL’s presentation entitled “Linked Data: the Entry Point for Worldwide Media Fragments Re-use and Copyright Management?” has been invited to be presented at the 2013 Semantic Technology & Business Conference – NYC.

Roberto García Gonzalez will present on the conference 1st day, 2nd October 2013, this MediaMixer case study on future Content Management:

“One of the biggest barriers for the uptake of a Web of Media is the availability of easy ways to reuse media fragments and manage their copyright. Existing proposals provide limited solutions or find it difficult to scale to the Web. MediaMixer contributes state of the art techniques for media fragment detection and semantic annotation.

This is complemented with copyright management integrated into the Web fabric, using Linked Data principles and reasoning based on a Copyright Ontology. Altogether, it can make possible to navigate the Web retrieving the metadata describing a piece of content to be reused, linked to the agreement about its copyright, the parties that will share the revenue, etc.

A typical MediaMixer demo involves:

* Fragmenting media assets

* Annotating them using semantic descriptions

* Modeling licenses, policies,… using the Copyright Ontology

* Exposing them for fragment level retrieval and re-use, including copyright reasoning”

We are pleased to announce the 1st edition of the Winter School on Multimedia Processing and Applications, featuring speakers from the MediaMixer project and invited experts from EU projects and industry.

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 co-located Multimedia Modeling (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.

For more details including the full schedule and list of speakers, see http://winterschool.mediamixer.eu