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2011 NEM Summit

The NEM (Networked & Electronic Media) European Technology Platform has successfully organised its fourth international conference and exhibition, entitled « NEM Summit 2011» on 27-29 September in Turin. NEM reaffirmed its ambition to be the key independent stakeholder in the Networked Electronic Media towards Future Media Internet and a vital contributor in implementing the European Digital Agenda.

The NEM summit 2011 : the “not-to-be-missed” event for all those interested in the Future Internet

The NEM Summit, organised under the aegis of the European Commission and in close cooperation with key industrial and academic players worldwide, has become the “not-to-be-missed” annual occasion to meet key stakeholders, access up-to-date information, discover the latest trends, identify research and business opportunities, find new partners for upcoming FP7 calls, increase the visibility of projects and initiatives, and a key networking opportunity.

Beyond event sponsors, NEM Summit exhibitors also included R&D projects funded under the European Commission’s FP7 programme (or other related programmes) and addressing network and electronic media technologies and ICT at large. After the first three successful editions, the 2011 event has featured over 300 participants (see attendee list), 50 exhibitors, and 20 artists participating in the “NEM Art Contest”.


2011 NEM Summit Statistics

The NEM Summit was the event for those interested in the Future Internet and in the fast paced evolution of the networked and electronic media industry : Immersive and Pervasive Media, Cloud Media, Social Media, User Media. The conference attracted 28 papers covering the full range of NEM areas of interest. The quality of papers was higher than ever, and an award for best paper went to Technicolor for the paper entitled “Experimentation of Multipath HTTP Streaming over Internet“. All proceedings can be downloaded in pdf from the present website. To be noted that a selection of papers from the Summit will be published in Journal Computer Communications and NEM web site.

The initiative of mixing the creative Art and the NEM communities was pursued through the second edition of the NEM Sandpit and the NEM Art Contest. An award was delivered to the piece of art that makes the most innovative use of networks and media to Virva Emilia Auvinen for her work on “Isabella – The Secret Recipes” that blended real historic references into a beautifully illustrated game concept that makes history and learning come alive for children. The Summit was concluded by a NEM Art performance ‘Lighting Choreographer’ by Japanese artists from Kobe University.

NEM European Technology platform : where New Media Content and Networks meet

The September 27th twelfth General Assembly elected a new board and reassessed its ambition to be a key independent stakeholder in the networked electronic media sector; aiming at building sustainable European leadership in content production and networking technologies. Its objective is to promote an innovative European approach to the convergence of media and telecommunications towards a Future Media Internet that will enhance the lives of European citizens through a richer media experience. NEM has a 6-year track record of delivering a vision (“a new sector where contents and users meet networks”) that includes regular updates of the Strategic Research Agenda, position papers, and newsletters to the benefit of the Networked Electronic Media sector. NEM members adopted the NEM Position Paper on Future Research Directions and its contribution towards the preparation of the FP7 ICT Work Programme 2013 and the future Programme Horizon 2020 (NEM Position Paper on Future Research Directions – Opportunities for an Innovative Digital Europe) .


Tuesday, September 27
  • 14:00 NEM General Assembly (Auditorium: Aula Magna)
  • 18:30 NEM Expression of Interests
  • 18:30 Welcoming cocktail
  • 19:00 Welcome to NEM Summit 2011
    Moderated by Jean-Dominique Meunier
  • 19:15 Sandpit talk

Wednesday, September 28

Thursday, September 29
  • 9:00 Keynote Session (Room : Aula Magna)
    Chaired by Thorsten Herfet (Intel GmbH), Marco Ajmone Marsan (Politecnico di Torino)
  •   "3D video broadcasting: lessons learned and future challenges", Marco Grangetto, Università di Torino
  •   "Social Innovation Platforms for Collective Awareness and Action", Fabrizio Sestini, Scientific Officer (FIRE Unit) at the European Commission
  •   "Concrete experiment of use of Design, Emotion and Internet", Clino Castelli
  •   "Making sense of the interactions between our society and media; a challenge for FuturICT to explore and manage our Complex Connected World", Steven Bishop, Management Coordinator of FuturICT, University College London
  • 10:30 Coffee break
  • 11:00 Session 3A - User Media (Room : Aula 5)
    Chaired by Luca Console, University of Torino
  •   "Study on Mobile Image Search", Spiros Nikolopoulos, Ioannis Kompatsiaris (Centre for Research & Technology Hellas), Stavri Nikolov (European Commission)
  •   "Personalised Newscasts And Social Networks: A Flexible Integration Model", Luca Vignaroli, Fulvio Negro (RAI), Fabio Cattaneo (Polymedia), Peter Altendorf, Matthias Elser (Institut für Rundfunktechnik GmbH)
  •   "IDN-Travel: touristic data production and reuse beyond walled gardens", Riccardo Billero, Maria Chiara Pettenati, Lucia Ciofi, Franco Pirri (University of Florence)
  •   "Format-agnostic Approach for Production, Delivery and Rendering of Immersive Media", O. Schreer (Fraunhofer Heinrich-Hertz Institute), G. Thomas (BBC), O. Niamut (TNO), J-F. Macq (Alcatel-Lucent), A. Kochale, J-M. Batke (Technicolor), J.R. Hidalgo (UPC), R. Oldfield, B. Shirley (University of Salford), G. Thallinger (Joanneum Research)
  •   "Computational humor as a resource for persuasive systems", Olivero Stock (FBK Trento)
  • 11:00 Session 3B - Immersive, Pervasive and Cloud Media (Room : Aula Magna)
    Chaired by José Manuel Menéndez, Polytechnic University of Madrid
  •   "Aggregate Flow Control for P2P-TV Streaming Systems", Robert Birke (IBM Zurich Research Lab.), Csaba Kiraly (University of Trento), Emilio Leonardi, Marco Mellia, Michela Meo, Stefano Traverso (Politecnico di Torino)
  •   "Efficient OFDM-based WLAN-Multicast with Feedback Aggregation and Power Control", Jochen Miroll, Zhao Li, Thorsten Herfet (Intel VCI and Telecommunications Lab, Saarland University)
  •   "Predictably Reliable Real-time Transport over Large Bandwidth-Delay Product Networks", Manuel Gorius, Goran Petrovic, Thorsten Herfet (Saarland University)
  •   "Real-time multicast P2P video streaming architecture based on scalable multiple descriptions", Lorenzo Favalli, Marco Folli (University of Pavia), Alfio Lombardo, Diego Reforgiato, Giovanni Schembra (University of Catania)
  •   "Surround Video", Peter Mills, Alia Sheikh, Graham Thomas, Paul Debenham (BBC R&D)
  • 11:00 JUMA Workshop
    Moderated by JUMA Communication
  • 12:30 Closing Ceremony (Room : Aula Magna)
    Chaired by Pierre-Yves Danet (NEM Vice Chair)
  • 12:30 Keynote Address
  •   "Present and Future of Networked Media collaborative R&D in Europe", Bartolome Arroyo-Fernandez (European Commission)
  • 13:00 Lighting Choregraphy Spectacle
  •   LED Dance Performance - Lighting Choreographer, Minoru Fujimoto, Naotaka Fujita, Tsutomu Terada, Masahiko Tsukamoto (Kobe University)
  • 13:10 NEM Summit 2011 Awards
  •   Best Paper Award, Bartolome Arroyo-Fernandez (European Commission)
  •   NEM Art Award, Bob Sumner (Disney Research)
  • 13:20 NEM Sandpit/NEM Collaboratory Report
  •   Valentine Giraud, comConversa, Hosting Meaningful Conversations
  • 13:30 Lunch and open networking

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2011 NEM Summit highlights videos


- Papers related to most presentations can be downloaded in the Program section of this website.

Press Review

  • Torino la Repubblica.it
  • Torino Wireless (The ICT Technology District in Piemonte)
  • MarketWatch – “STMicroelectronics and Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute Demonstrate World’s First Standard-Based 3D Adaptive Video-Streaming Software Receiver”
  • Cinquew.it – “Oscilla di Andrea Santini al Nem Summit di Torino, produzione Ubik Teatro”

Download the 2011 NEM Summit Report (in pdf) here.

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