Latest Multimedia Technology
The main organisers of the conference, now in its 24th year, are Prof. Alan Hanjalic (TU Delft), Dr Cees Snoek (UvA) and Prof. Marcel Worring (UvA). Divided into four key themes – Systems, Experience, Engagement and Understanding – the conference will focus on all aspects of multimedia: ranging from methods for representing information in multimedia to the latest interactive ways in which users can explore multimedia.
Beyond cat videos
This is multimedia that goes far beyond watching cat videos on your computer. Alongside sound and image, there is an increasing focus on parallel information from wearable devices equipped with sensors. In addition to the conventional computer, multimedia is increasingly being consumed on the move, which calls for the development of new strategies for the ways in which information is requested by the user and subsequently transmitted and presented.
This year's conference features a special session devoted to the use of multimedia technology for social themes, including disaster relief, water management, monitoring biodiversity and supporting medical diagnosis.
Multimedia Technology Expo
For people not attending the conference, a special Multimedia Technology Expo will be held on the afternoon of Monday, 17 October, at De Bazel in Amsterdam. It will feature a compact overview of all the work presented during the conference. There will also be plenty of opportunity for trying out interactive demos and networking.