The surge of Future Internet services and systems for media consumption requires innovative content management solutions for content production, archiving, indexing, browsing, searching and delivery, in a massively distributed way. Content will be available in different forms (from user-generated to premium 3D content), over different networks (from public Internet and P2P networks to private CDNs and production companies), to heterogeneous devices (from mobile devices to 3D TVs) in multiple environments (from home environments to collaborative work places), each with different QoS requirements (from best effort to very high quality). IBBT-IBCN has strong competences in three main topics in this media application domain:
- For efficient content delivery to the end-users, next-generation networking infrastructures will have to cope with stringent requirements in terms of bandwidth, delay, jitter and connectivity. Research in content formats, networking algorithms for congestion control and content caching, in combination with peer-to-peer mechanisms is therefore vital.
- In order to allow content indexing and search, techniques for automated metadata extraction and content annotation during the archiving process are explored, as well as distributed indexing mechanisms for browsing and searching world-wide content.
- Collaborative multimedia content production and distribution environments are faced with the challenges of storing and processing massive amounts of digital multimedia data online, necessitating novel designs for media grid architectures, tailored to specific company profiles, application characteristics and service requirements.
OCEAN, OMUS, PHANTER, Kusanagi, EPICS, VAMPIRE, ThinClient netw mngt
DEUS, IFIP, SKODA, Geisha, PeCMan, ADME, MADUF, CitizenMedia, Croslocis, FIPA, MCDP, T-CASE, PELOPS, Mobile Multimedia, Medianet