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AISB event Bulletin Item

AXMEDIS2006 Call-for-Participation -- cross-media content production protection distribution DRM

AXMEDIS 2006: International Conference on Automated Production of Cross
Media Content
for Multi-Channel Distribution

13th-15th December 2006
AXMEDIS Tutorial Day: 12th December 2006

Leeds, United Kingdom

Dear Colleague,

You are cordially invited to participate at the AXMEDIS2006 International
Conference, 13th - 15th December 2006 and the special pre-conference
Tutorial Day on 12th December 2006, Leeds, UK.

This will be a significant and exciting event on cross-media, content
production GRID, content protection, interoperable DRM (digital rights
management), multimedia terminals, multiple-play, multichannel, multi
devices, MPEG-21, including MPEG-21 terminal and tools, authoring tools,
digital media, P2P,  OMA, multi-channel delivery, content modelling,
business models, security and distribution, legal aspects, accessibility,
transaction models, multimedia music, workflow, and much more.

Highlights of AXMEDIS2006 includes:
* Opening session with The Lord Mayor of Leeds

* Prestigious keynote presentations by
 -- Huw Williams, BBC Head of Research
 -- Prof Karlheinz Brandenburg, dir.of the Fraunhofer Inst for
     Digit.Media Tech. IDMT
 -- Prof Stefan Bechtold, Max Planck Institute for Research
     on Collective Goods
 -- Dr Roberto Cencioni, European Commission DG INF-SO
     (the European Commission, FP7 programme)

* Many cutting edge research, scientific and technical presentations

* Additional focused Workshops and Panels:
     Symbolic Music Representation (SMR),
 -- I-MAESTRO 2nd Workshop on Technology Enhanced Music Education
 -- Virtual Goods 4th Workshop on Technical, Economic and Legal
    Aspects of Business Models,
 -- Workshop on End-to-End Quality of Service (QoS) for Universal
    Multimedia Access (UMA),
 -- Panel on Collective licensing and rights management -
    the evolving European legal framework in the digital scenario
 -- Panel on European Accessible Information Network (EUAIN)
* Tutorials on
 -- General AXMEDIS technologies
 -- Content Production and protection
 -- Content processing and GRID
 -- Content distribution
 -- Workflow management of content processing

Final programme of AXMEDIS2006 is available online at

The AXMEDIS2006 International Conference is a perfect occasion to discover
the state of the art and beyond, on the above mentioned technologies
and developments and to meet the industry leaders, leading researchers,
experts and practitioners from both industrial and research institutes,
including European digital content providers, integrators, distributors,
technology providers, market leaders and prestigious research institutions.

AXMEDIS is supported by DSI, University of Florence, ICSRiM, University
of Leeds, EPFL, EUTELSAT, FHG-IGD, Giunti ILABS, HP, AFI, Accademia
Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, SEJER, TISCALI, University of Reading,
BBC, PKU, SDAE, IT Innovation Centre, Brook Lapping, TEO (telecom
Lituania), KTU, VRS Grupe, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, ACIT,
Strategica, EXITECH, XIM, the MUSICNETWORK International Association,
the European Commission and many more.

We look forward to welcoming you and wishing you a very stimulating
and enjoyable experience at what we trust will be another excellent
AXMEDIS Conference as the last 2005 conference (for more details,
please see the AXMEDIS portal).

Best regards,

Paolo Nesi and Kia Ng


Call for Participation

AXMEDIS 2006: International Conference on Automated Production of Cross
Media Content for Multi-Channel Distribution
13th-15th December 2006
AXMEDIS Tutorial Day: 12th December 2006
University of Leeds, United Kingdom

* Registration:

* Final programme:

The AXMEDIS2006 International Conference proceedings:
- Volume 1 with over 350 pages of cutting-edge scientific and research
 presentations, published by the IEEE Computer Society Press
- Volume 2 with over 250 pages of latest innovative solutions,
 applications and industrial Presentations, published by the Florence
 University press

AXMEDIS is a project and service supported by the European Commission.
Affiliation to the project for access to the action results is now
Please see

Kia Ng, Atta Badii, Pierfrancesco Bellini,
Paolo Nesi, Jaime Delgado, David Fuschi,
Claudio Marangoni, and Laurence Pearce
AXMEDIS 2006 Programme Co-Chairs