Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Streaming Media: call for papers

A few weeks ago I received an e-mail from an old acquaintance, Ms Nancy Garman. I got into contact with her through the US publishing company Online in the eighties. She was an editor of one of the magazines (Online or Database). As online became more common I lost contact with the company and Nancy. In the meantime, the company Online has been acquired by Information Today in New York. And Nancy moved along to the new company.

Through Buziaulane, Nancy and her Dutch born colleague Sjoerd Vogt, found me again and she told me about all her new projects. One of her projects is setting up a European counter part to the US conference Streaming Media. The team is now getting out with details and is launching a call for papers. The conference is called Streaming Media Europe and will be held in London on 12 and 13 October 2006. It is modelled after the conference Streaming Media USA, which was the brain child of Dan Rayburn. I received a first announcement and I am eager to see their final program.

The conference has quite a broad scope. Papers can be submitted in the following fields:
· Content creation and encoding
· Podcasting technologies and strategies
· Online video advertising
· IPTV and video-on-demand services
· IP-based collaborative applications
· Selecting the right hardware and software for webcasting
· Streaming for distance learning
· Digital rights and asset management
· Searchable audio and video
· Creating content for portable video
· Proving the ROI for corporate streaming
· Streaming for corporate communications, or human resources, or other departmental applications
· Distribution and delivery of digital media
· Streaming formats and encoding tools
· Using Flash, tips and best practices
· Streaming for education applications
· Practical tips, technologies, or strategies for applying streaming and digital media technologies

All this in two days.


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