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2010 NEM Summit

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The third edition of the NEM Summit took place on Oct. 13-15, 2010 at the Hesperia Tower Hotel in Barcelona, following a General Assembly of the NEM constituency held the day before in the same venue and attended by over 100 delegates of NEM member organizations.

The NEM Summit has succeeded attracting in Barcelona over 360 participants (see the attendee listand 50 exhibiting research organizations and companies, which allowed a fruitful exchange of information and networking during the two days, particularly in the perspective of the Future Internet ppp and NEM Calls recently launched by the European Commission.

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2010 NEM Summit demographics

This third edition of the NEM Summit included a new dimension – Art and Science – addressed through the NEMart contest, a sandpit workshop and a specific area of the exhibition devoted to collaboration between artists and scientists. Details about the NEMart event can be found in the NEM Art section of the present website.

On Oct. 14, the NEM Summit started with a plenary session during which Jean-Dominique Meunier, NEM Executive Director, and Josep Miquel Piqué, cluster development director for the City of Barcelona, welcomed all participants. Then, a video message from Neely Kroes, Commissioner for Information Society and Media, European Commission was delivered while Luis Rodriguez-Rosello, Acting Director of Directorate D at the DG InfSo of the European Commission presented his vision of the networked media field and the opportunities for further research activities. Roger Torrenti, CEO of Sigma Orionis, introduced the NEMart event and officially launchedWiki-art, a global art movement based on web 2.0. The plenary session concluded with a keynote session moderated by Vali Laliotti from BBC featuring a presentation from Alex Jaimes, Yahoo! Research, and a roundtable on “Future Business Challenges: how to monetize the electronic services at home, the social network in 2020, generic web-based applications and services?”, chaired by Dr. Joao de Silva, Research Fellow at the University of Luxembourg.

The conference parallel workshops were addressing four key topics:

  • Green NEM
  • Content Delivery
  • User Centric Content Technologies
  • New Media Services

The first part of the closing session on Oct. 15 was devoted to a debriefing of the technical workshops by the respective session chairs, while Maja Kuzmanovic reported on the first NEM Sandpit. Finally, Thierry Coduys, artist and member of the NEMart jury, presented his creations based on media technologies, before Roger Torrenti announced the winners of the first NEMart contest.

Papers related to most presentations can be downloaded (when available) in the below conference agenda.

Thursday, October 14
  • 9:00 Opening Session
    Master of Ceremony : Jean-Dominique Meunier, Executive Director of the NEM Initiative
  •   Christophe Diot, Chairman, NEM Initiative
  •   Josep Miquel Piqué, cluster development director, City of Barcelona
  •   Neely Kroes, Commissioner for Information Society and Media, European Commission (video message)
  •   Luis Rodriguez-Rosello, Acting Director of Directorate D, DG InfSo, European Commission
  •   Roger Torrenti, CEO, Sigma Orionis
  • 10:30 Coffee break
  • 11:00 Keynote Session
    Moderated by Vali Lalioti, NEM Vice Chair for Liaison
  •   Alex Jaimes, Yahoo! Research
  • 11:30 Round Table on Future Business Challenges: how to monetize the electronic services at home, the social network in 2020, generic web-based applications and services?
    Chaired by Dr. Joao de Silva, Research Fellow, University of Luxembourg
  •   Alberto Calero, Orange
  •   Christophe Diot, Chief Scientist, Technicolor
  • 12:30 Lunch break
  • 12:30 NEM Sandpit: Art, design and technology for the Digital Agenda, Facilitated by Maja Kuzmanovic, Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum and President of FoAM
  • 14:00 NEM Track 1 - Green NEM
    Chaired by Vijay Erramilli (Telefonica Research) & Fabio Picconi (Technicolor)
  •   "Running Servers Around Zero Degrees: Implications and Opportunities", Jussi Kangasharju, University of Helsinki
  •   "Sleepless in Seattle No Longer", Joshua Reich, Columbia University
  •   "A Energy Case for Hybrid Datacenters", Gianluca Iannoccone, Intel Research
  • 15:30 Coffee break
  •   "SpinThrift: Saving Energy in Viral Workloads", Nishanth Sastry, University of Cambridge
  •   "Content-oriented networking for a greener Internet", Ludovic Noirie, Alcatel Bell Labs
  • 17:30 End of NEM Track 1 - Green NEM
  • 14:00 NEM Track 2 - Content Delivery
    Chaired by Chris Chambers (BBC R&D) & Stefan Arbanowski (Fraunhofer FOKUS Research Institute)
  •   Keynote address by George Wright, Head of Prototyping, BBC FM&T (tbc)
  • 14:30 Session 1
  •   "Towards Video on the Web with HTML5", François Daoust, W3C/ERCIM, France
    video-html5.pdf
  •   "Usage of thin clients on STB for secure interactive applications", Francesco Pinyol Margalef, GTM - La Salle, Spain
    Usage_of_thin_clients_on_STB_for_secure_interactive_applications.pdf
  • 15:30 Coffee break
  • 16:00 Session 2
  •   "Audio-Visual Asynchrony Detection in Multimedia Content", Jong-Seok Lee, EPFL, Switzerland
  •   "DIOMEDES: Content Aware Delivery of 3D Media Using P2P and DVB-T2", Prof. Ahmet Kondoz, University of Surrey, UK
    DIOMEDES_Paper_NEM_Summit_v4_final.pdf
  •   "Context Aware Content Casting", Telma Mota, Portugal Telecom Inovaça, Portugal
    context-paper-10.pdf
  • 17:30 End of NEM Track 2 - Content Delivery
  • 14:00 NEM Track 3 - User Centric Content Technologies
    Chaired by Nozha Boujemaa (INRIA) & Alex Jaimes (Yahoo! Research) & Jovanka Adzic (Telecom Italia)
  • 14:00 Invited Talk
  •   "About 3D of objects, trajectories, and faces…", Prof. Alberto Del Bimbo, University of Florence, Italy
  • 14:30 Session 1 - 3D Media chaired by Ahmet Kondoz (University of Surrey)
  •   "MUSCADE - Multimedia Scalable 3D for Europe", Guillaume Berenger, EADS Astrium, France
    MUSCADE_NEM-2010.PDF
  •   "Quality of experience with stereoscopic contents", Jukka Häkkinen, Aalto University, Finland
  •   "3D intensity adjustment of a stereo content to improve Quality of Experience", Didier Doyen, Technicolor, France
    Papers_NEM_Summit_Technicolor_Doyen.pdf
  • 15:30 Coffee break
  • 16:00 Session 2 - Content Search & Mining chaired by Nozha Boujemaa (INRIA)
  •   "Finding YouTube Videos for Children", Carsten Eickhoff, TU Delft, Netherlands
    nem2010.pdf
  •   "Bringing Interactive Contextual Maps to Users for Information Retrieval", Marie-Luce Viaud, Institut National de l'Audiovisuel, France
    NemSummitUserCCViaud.pdf
  •   "User-centric Search over Multimodal and Multimedia Content", Gregory Grefenstette, Exalead, France
    final_ISEARCH_NEM_Summit_2010.pdf
  •   "Mobile video navigation and retrieval services with the OVIDIUS platform", Titus Zaharia, Institut Télécom; Télécom Sud Paris; ARTEMIS Department, France
    NEM_OVIDIUS_ID672_camera_ready1.pdf
  • 17:30 End of NEM Track 3 - User Centric Content Technologies
  • 14:00 NEM Track 4 - Innovative Media Services
    Chaired by Malte Behrmann (Game) & Man-Sze Li (IC Focus Ltd.)
  • 14:00 Session 1 chaired by Adrian Woolard (BBC R&D)
  •   "Media Sector Business Drivers in 2020", Raphael Giesecke, Aalto University School of Science and Technology, Finland
    Media-Sector-Business-Drivers-In-2020-NEM_Summit_2010.pdf
  •   "The Competitiveness of the European Videogame Software Industry", Giuditta De Prato, Institute for Prospective Technological Studies, JRC, European Commission, Spain
  •   "Legal Implications of media and emulation", Jeffrey van der Hoeven, Koninklijke Bibliotheek, Netherlands
  • 15:30 Coffee break
  • 16:00 Session 2 chaired by Thorsten Herfet (Intel)
  •   "The Community Network Game Project: Enhancing Collaborative Activities in Online Games", Raouf Hamzaoui, De Montfort University, UK
    nem.pdf
  •   "AAA Stereo-3D in CryEngine 3", Francesco Carucci, Crytek, Germany
  •   "MobiAR: Tourist Experiences through Mobile Augmented Reality", David Marimon, Telefonica R&D, Spain
    NEM2010_Mobiar_final.pdf
  •   "Is Mobile Search finally going mainstream? An attempt to reconcile expert views", Margherita Bacigalupo, JRC Institute for Prospective Technological Studies, Spain
    IPTS_Mobile_Search_NEM_final.pdf
  • 17:30 End of NEM Track 4 - Innovative Media Services

Friday, October 15
  • 9:00 NEM Track 1 - Green NEM
    Chaired by Vijay Erramilli (Telefonica Research) & Fabio Picconi (Technicolor)
  • 9:00 Session 3
  •   "Responsive, Energy-Proportionnal Networks", Dejan Kostic, EPFL
  •   "Broadband Hitch Hiking: greening residential broadband networks", Alberto Lopez Toledo, Telefonica Research
  •   "Tracking Energy in Embedded wireless networks", Rodrigo Fonseca, Brown
  • 10:30 Coffee break
  • 11:00 Session 4 - Panel Discussion
  • 12:30 End of NEM Track 1 - Green NEM
  • 12:30 Lunch break
  • 9:00 NEM Track 2 - Content Delivery
    Chaired by Chris Chambers (BBC R&D) & Stefan Arbanowski (Fraunhofer FOKUS Research Institute)
  • 9:00 Session 3
  •   "PCF Dynamic Data Transfers for Web-Based iTV Services", Aitor Rodriguez-Alsina, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelon, Spain
    PCF-Dynamic-Data-Transfers-for-Web-Based-iTV-Services.pdf
  •   "Network Friendly P2P Streaming: the NAPA-WINE Architecture", Jan Seedorf, NEC Laboratories Europe, Germany
    Nem-Summit-NAPA-WINE_submission.pdf
  •   "Towards Operator-managed P2P Content Delivery with Application Layer Traffic Optimization", Jan Seedorf, NEC Laboratories Europe, Germany
  • 10:30 Coffee break
  • 11:00 Session 4
  •   "Optimisation of Multimedia over wireless IP links via X-layer design", Thales Communications, France
    optimisation_of_multimedia_over_wireless_ip_links_via_xlayer_design.pdf
  •   "Estimation of Network Resources for Multimedia Content Delivery in Heterogeneous Wireless Environments", Fraunohfer FOKUS Institute, Germany
  • 12:00 Panel discussion
  • 12:30 End of NEM Track 2 - Content Delivery
  • 12:30 Lunch break
  • 9:00 NEM Track 3 - User Centric Content Technologies
    Chaired by Nozha Boujemaa (INRIA) & Alex Jaimes (Yahoo! Research) & Jovanka Adzic (Telecom Italia)
  • 9:00 Session 3 - Content Creation and Enrichment chaired by Alex Jaimes (Yahoo! Research)
  •   "Enhanced Video Streaming for Remote 3D Gaming", Arto Laikari, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Finland
  •   "A Notatio based Approach to Film Pre-Vis", Ajay Chakravarthy, The University of Southampton, IT Innovation Centre, UK
  •   "AVSST: an Automatic Video Stream Structuring Tool", Zein Al Abidin Ibrahim, University of Caen - Greyc Institute of Research, France
    TV_Stream_Structuring_Tool_NEM_Summit2010_zein.pdf
  •   "From mid-level to high-level: semantic inference for multimediaretrieval", Qianni Zhang, Queen Mary University of London, UK
  • 10:30 Coffee break
  • 11:00 Session 4 - Personalized Services and Social Media chaired by Jovanka Adzic (Telecom Italia)
  •   "HostView: Annotating end-host performance measurements with user feedback", Renata Teixeira, CNRS and UPMC Paris Universitas, France
  •   "Social Activity as the New TV Guide", Keith Mitchell, 21media innovations Ltd, UK
    Social-Activity-as-the-New-TV-Guide.pdf
  •   "Inertial Navigation Systems for User-Centric Indoor Applications", Alberto Serra, Tiziana Dessi, Davide Carboni, Vlad Popescu, Luigi Atzori
    NEM2010-Paper675_camera-ready.pdf
  •   "Professional and User-Generated Content Rating using Context Information", Joao Gonçalves, PT Inovaçao, Portugal
    Professional-and-User-Generated-Content-Rating-using-Context-Information.pdf
  • 12:30 End of NEM Track 3 - User Centric Content Technologies
  • 12:30 Lunch break
  • 9:00 NEM Track 4 - Innovative Media Services
    Chaired by Malte Behrmann (EGDF/G.A.M.E) & Man-Sze Li (IC Focus Ltd.)
  • 9:00 Session 3 chiared by Man-Sze Li (IC Focus)
  •   "Enhancing Broadcast Television", Stefano Teodori, RAI Radiotelevisione Italiana, Italy
    NEM_Summit_ParalleTV.pdf
  •   Panel discussion on the economic aspects of networked electronic media
  •   Jeffrey van der Hoeven, (Kloninklijke Bibliotheek, Netherlands)
  •   Raouf Hamzaoui , (De Montfort University, UK)
  •   Raphael Giesecke , (Aalto University School of Science and Technology, Finland)
  •   Adrian Woolard , (BBC R&D, UK)
  •   Thorsten Herfet , (Intel Visual Computing Institute, Germany)
  •   Malte Behrmann , (EGDF/G.A.M.E., Germany)
  • 10:30 Coffee break
  • 11:00 Session 4 - Freestyle session chaired by Malte Behrmann (EGDF/G.A.M.E.)
  •   "Digital Personality apllied on DTT", Santiago Inigo, Indra Sistemas, Spain
    Digital_personality_applied_on_dtt2.pdf
  •   "UMA Browser", Tim Bruysten, Richtwert GmbH, Germany
    UMA_Browser.pdf
  •   "Kusanagi", Philippe Martineau, Eureva, France
  •   "Redict", Jorgen Tharaldsen, Funcom, Norway
  •   "New Business Models in the Media Sector", Peter Lindgren, Head of the International Center for Innovation, Aalborg University, Denmark
  • 12:30 End of NEM Track 4 - Innovative Media Services
  • 12:30 Lunch break
  • 14:00 Closing Session
    Moderated by Jean-Dominique Meunier, NEM Executive Director
  •   Conference Debriefing and Challenges for the NEM Future
  •   Vali Lalioti, NEM Vice Chair for Liaison, BBC R&D
  •   Pierre-Yves Danet , NEM Vice Chair for Strategy, Orange Labs
  •   NEMArt: Debriefing and Vision
  •   Maja Kuzmanovic, Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum and President of FoAM
  •   Thierry Coduys, Artist
  •   NEMArt Award
  •   Roger Torrenti, CEO, Sigma Orionis
  •   Jean-Dominique Meunier, Executive Director, NEM Initiative
  • 16:00 Closing of the 2010 NEM Summit

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