CMSD 2003 - International Conference On Cross-Media Service Delivery (CMSD-2003)

Venue: Santorini

Location: Santorini, Greece

Event Date/Time: May 30, 2003 End Date/Time: May 31, 2003
Abstract Submission Date: Jan 15, 2003
Paper Submission Date: Jan 15, 2003
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The digitization of traditional media formats, such as text, images, video, and sound provides us with the ability to store, process, and transport content in a uniform way. This has led the formerly distinct industries of media, telecommunications, and information technology to converge. Cross-media publishing and service delivery are important new trends emerging in the content industry landscape. Mass-media organizations and content providers traditionally targeted content production towards a single delivery channel. However, recent economic and technological changes in the industry led content providers to extend their brands to cover multiple delivery channels. Following the content industry trend to "create once and publish everywhere", a number of integrated tools are currently being developed and deployed to facilitate the automatic conversion of content to multiple formats, and the creation of enhanced multi-platform services. This new approach enables the seamless access to information over different network infrastructures and client devices.

The conference aims to bring together a cross-disciplinary core of participants to address the technical and business issues of cross-media publishing and service delivery technologies. The conference seeks to promote discussion and interaction between researchers, technology experts, electronic media publishers, digital content providers, as well as e-business companies, ISPs, network operators, broadcasters, and multimedia equipment and software developers. Of particular interest is the exchange of concepts, industrial prototypes, research ideas, and other results that could contribute to the academic arena and, more importantly, be adopted by the business and the industrial community.