Tizen and HTML5

The Tizen SDK is a comprehensive set of tools for developing Tizen web and native applications. Tizen is based on the Linux kernel and the GNU C Library implementing the Linux API. It targets a very wide range of devices including smartphones, tablets, in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) devices, smart TVs, PCs, smart cameras, wearable computing (such as Smartwatch), Blu-ray Players, Printers and Smart Home Appliances. Its purpose is to offer a consistent user experience across devices, allowing developers to use HTML5 and related Web technologies to write applications that run on supported devices.

In October 2014, the Worldwide Web Consortium elevated the HTML5 specification to ‘recommendation’ status , giving it the group’s highest level of endorsement, which is to becoming a standard. The W3C also introduced Application Foundations with the announcement of the HTML5 recommendation. Open Web Platform (OWP) is a set of technologies for developing distributed applications with the greatest interoperability among different terminal devices. HTML5 plays a key role to that.

In this framework, Tizen Association works closely with the Linux Foundation which runs the Tizen open source project (Tizen.org), with a focus on platform development and delivery.

Samsung, a member of Tizen association, has launched Tizen-based Samsung TVs and has released also the relative Tizen SDK and Caph SDK, in order to support the development of web applications and promote in the market device independent apps. Both SDKs are available for downloading at http://www.samsungdforum.com/

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Quality of Experience for Multimedia Content Sharing (EuroITV2011)

Quality of Experience for Multimedia Content Sharing
at EuroITV2011 (http://www.euroitv2011.org/)

Lisbon, Portugal 29th June 2011

* Important Dates:
– 31 March 2011: Submission of workshop paper
– 18 April 2011: Notification of acceptance
– 2 May 2011: Submission of camera-ready paper
– 29 June 2011: Workshop at EuroITV 2011 in Lisbon

Workshop web site: http://dcti.iscte.pt/events/qoemcs2011/

In recent years, it has been realized that the success of multimedia services or applications relies on the analysis of the entire user experience (UX). The relevance of this paradigm ranges from IPTV to video-on-demand systems offering professional TV and user-generated content that is consumed and produced ubiquitously. To obtain a pleasurable and ubiquitous user experience a large amount of aspects have to be taken into account. Major challenges in this context include the identification of relevant UX factors and the quantification of their in influence on Quality of Experience (QoE).

In the particular scenario of ubiquitous production and consumption of content, context awareness and assessment of users’ expectations play an essential role. This is further justified by the emergence of new multimedia
enhancement techniques, notably 3DTV and Free Viewpoint.
In the support of ubiquitous QoE the acquired knowledge on the context and on identified parameters affecting users’ experience could be used to improve multimedia applications and their associated content delivery mechanisms.

* Workshop objectives
The objective of this workshop consists in collecting and developing know-ledge on the following three main topics defining the session structure
of the workshop:

– Context awareness for multimedia applications (video on demand, live broadcast,
3DTV, IPTV, social aspects, sensors, GPS, semantics, energy
efficiency)

– Content and context aware quality measurements (user generated& professional
content, live& on demand)

– Assessing and supporting QoE in ubiquitous scenarios
(constant and variable in influence factors).

* Research topics
The central research question of the workshop consists in determining key elements (including content and context information) for assessing and supporting QoE ubiquitously: These questions include, but are not limited to
the following topics:

– QoE in ubiquitous scenarios
– Context awareness
– Subj/ective and objective quality evaluation in the context of use, context-aware solutions
(situation specificity, interactivity, user-generated& professional content)
– Interplay between ubiquitous delivery and QoE support – 3D Multimedia and Free ViewPoint
– QoE support for interactive multimedia

* Submission
Workshop papers should not exceed a maximum length of four pages and follow the ACM Style Guidelines
– Word Template:
http://www.euroitv2011.org/images/stories/euroitv_pubform.doc – Instructions when using latex:
http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates
Please send your workshop paper to:shelley.buchinger@univie.ac.at

* Publication
Workshop contributions will be published in the Adjunct Proceedings of the EuroITV.

* Organizing Committee
– Shelley Buchinger, University of Vienna (AUT)
– Rui Jorge Lopes, Instituto de Telecomunicações and ISCTE-IUL (POR) – Satu Jumisko-Pyykkö, Tampere University of Technology (FIN) – Hans-Jürgen Zepernick, Blekinge Institute of Technology (SWE)

* Technical Program Committee (tentative list)
– Manora Caldera, Curtin University of Technology (AUS)
– Touradj Ebrahimi, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (CH) – Markus Fiedler, Blekinge Institute of Technology (SWE) – Helmut Hlavacs, University of Vienna (AUT)
– Harilaos G. Koumaras, University of Bordeaux (FR)
– Maulana Kusuma, Gunadarma University (ID)
– Hendrik Knoche, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (CH) – Patrick Le Callet, Université de Nantes (FR)
– Andreas Mauthe, Lancaster University (UK)
– Maria Paula Queluz, Instituto de Telecomunicações and IST (POR) – Bijan Rohani, Phybit, (SG)
– Burkhard Stiller, Universität Zürich (CH)
– Nitin Suresh, Georgia Institute of Technology (USA)
– Junyong You, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NO)

TEMU 2010: Special Session Advances in Multimedia Delivery

TEMU 2010 – INT. CONF. ON TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND MULTIMEDIA JULY 14-16, 2010, CHANIA, CRETE, GREECE
http://www.temu.gr

Special Session: “Advances in Multimedia Delivery” (AMD)

Scope

Latest advances in multimedia content encoding and representation, including HDTV, 3DTV, multi-view video and associated added-value interactive services, are offering to the end user a truly rich multimedia experience. On the other hand, the scope of media delivery itself is expanding beyond traditional broadcast TV to active content sharing among all users. It is thus self-evident that the reliable, efficient and timely handling of all these enhanced multimedia services is not only a sine qua non but also a significant challenge for new wired and wireless networking architectures. Future networks, at core and access level, should be able to provide to the end user ubiquitous access (at home, at office and on the move) to both live and on-demand rich media content. Towards this aim, a significant number of research efforts are being carried out throughout the world.

The following research areas fall within the scope of this Special Session: * Next-Generation infrastructures for multimedia delivery

* Satellite and terrestrial multimedia broadcasting systems * Mobile TV
* Interactive broadcasting
* IP and non-IP transport and session control protocols
* IPTV platforms and standards
* Web Radio and WebTV
* Peer-to-peer streaming architectures
* Scalable media transmission
* Error protection and concealment
* AAA (Authentication, Authorization, Accounting) issues
* Security, encryption and digital rights management for multimedia content * Quality of Service and Quality of Experience
* Market trends and business aspects

We invite original contributions that are not submitted concurrently to another conference. Both PDF and source (Word, LaTEX) versions of the paper, including figures and tables should be submitted electronically to any of the Special Session chairs (see e-mails below). Accepted papers will be formatted according to the TEMU instructions.

Session Co-Chairs

Dr Georgios Gardikis (gardikis@epp.teicrete.gr), Technological Educational Institute of Crete, Greece
George Xilouris (xilouris@epp.teicrete.gr), Technological Educational Institute of Crete, Greece
Dr Harilaos Koumaras (koumaras@iit.demokritos.gr), NCSR “Demokritos”, Greece

Important Dates

Full papers submission: March 20, 2010
Notification of acceptance: April 16, 2010
Camera ready papers: May 8, 2010