One of the challenges faced by the MediaMixer consortium is that there is no pre-existing industry “buzzword” or well-defined market segment for “semantic multimedia”, or combining “the web” (the application of fragment URIs and linked data in particular) across the broadcast and media value chain. MediaMixer’s community represents part of the solution, by providing a focal point where these techniques may be brought together, drawing together common strands from more established segments.

IBC is the foremost media conference for the broadcast-related industry. The “Booster” was the first event of its type for IBC, promoting interactive formats designed to address the need for delegates from all areas of the media value chain associated with broadcast, to better share insights and information regarding their innovations and future predictions. MediaMixer is predicated on the assumption that semantic multimedia and specific W3C web standards being important in the future, so it was beneficial to the project and industry attendees that MediaMixer was visible at the event. Most presentations required audience participation. The two themes, “Cloud” and “Connecting Content”, are both umbrella themes that broadly encompass the touch points the industry has with MediaMixer’s topics.

MediaMixer is pleased to have been Silver Sponsor at this event and our colleague Martin Dow had the pleasure to engage with attendees on the MediaMixer offer and benefits of community membership. Martin will speak again about MediaMixer at a FOCAL Metadata conference in London on July 10, 2013.

Please join and submit  your research papers to the 1st International Workshop on Media fragment creation and reMIXing (MMIX’13)!

The workshop is co-located with IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME 2013) in San Jose, California, USA from July 15 to 19, 2013.

This workshop aims to bring together researchers and practitioners from the different fields that contribute to the development of technologies and applications for media fragment creation and remixing, with emphasis both on the presentation of new supporting technologies for the creation and understanding of media fragments (e.g. video decomposition at different granularity levels; extraction of concepts, events, or textual descriptions that capture the meaning of specific media fragments) and on novel applications of such technologies for media fragment re-use and re- mixing in various domains, such as the traditional media industry, the news industry, video blogging and social media applications, and others.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Multimedia fragmentation techniques
  • Concept detection from media fragments
  • Event detection from media fragments
  • Event recounting and textual description of media fragments
  • Media fragment description
  • Media fragment search and retrieval
  • Media fragments in the social Web
  • User interfaces for media fragment manipulation
  • Novel media fragment re-use and remixing results with commercial application

Important Dates
Workshop Paper Submission: March 7, 2013
Notification of Workshop Paper Acceptance: April 15, 2013
Camera-Ready Paper: April 30, 2013

For further information please visit this link.