Pre-Conference: Program II (Workshop 2)
4th July, 2012, Wednesday, Seminaris Campus Hotel, Room 2, 09:00 – 17:00
VICENTE LUCENA JR, FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF AMAZON, BRAZIL, VICENTE@UFAM.EDU.BR
ARTUR LUGMAYR, TAMPERE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, FINLAND
ARPAN PAL, TATA CONSULTANCY SERVICES, INDIA
ZHIWEN YU, NORTHWESTERN POLYTECHNICAL UNIVERSITY, P. R. CHINA.
More than only an entertainment media, Interactive Digital TV Sets have been used as efficient tools to improve people’s lives. Digital social networks, E-government, E-bank, and many other mobile applications are been moved to the Digital TV world and are already accessible in many communities in Europe. As a matter of fact this movement is the proof that the information age is a reality and it is possible to witness several actual examples of how people’s lives have been transformed in this new era. Access to information has become easier and people work cooperatively despite being scattered around the globe, even in extremely remote locations, all at low costs. Overall, wireless communication has revolutionized the lives and work of many people and, with the ever growing miniaturization in electronics, many new devices have been developed and inserted in every-day life.
With the deployment of Interactive Digital Television in emerging economies in South America like Brazil and Argentina, in India, China and Russia, and in some west Europe countries, there is a growing demand for new services and content to be provided, as well as many ways of integrating these new features with existing technologies, including mobile devices such as Personal Digital Assistants, phones and portable receivers.
Additionally to its natural potentiality for digital inclusion, the Interactive Digital Television provides a great incentive to its adoption, for it means a cheaper way to supply access to technology and knowledge in emerging economies. It also provides scenarios for integrating Television with other areas of knowledge such as smart environments and ubiquitous systems, allowing access to services until now not easily achievable.
The main goal of this workshop, in its third edition, is to bring together researchers, educators, and industry related people working in the deployment of Interactive Digital TV in emerging economies. They are supposed to bring to discussion the adopted policies, technologies, state-of-the-art, middleware, content models, interactivity, and future applications in their countries.
The immediate goals of the workshop are:
- Discuss the state of the art of Interactive Digital TV in developing economies
- Identify new applications that may benefit the life of people living in these countries
- Define common characteristics of the adopted technologies
- Identify topics of mutual interest leading to future cooperation partnerships
- Discuss middleware definitions and interactive software development for Digital TV
- Discuss content production and new copyright policies for Digital production
- Special content and services designed for emerging countries
More details can be found at the website: www.ufam-automation.net/idtvee3/
Technical program committee
Arpan Pal – Tata Consultancy Services, India
Artur Lugmayr – Tampere University of Technology (TUT), Finland
Clauirton de Albuquerque Siebra – Federal University of Paraíba, Brazil
Fernando Jose Spanhol – Federal University of Tocantins, Brazil
Hiranmay Ghosh – Multimedia Research Group at TCS Innovation Labs, India
Joe F. Khalil – Northwestern University in Qatar (NUQ), Qatar
Lucas Carvalho Cordeiro – Federal University of Amazonas (UFAM), Brazil
Maria Elizabeth Sucupira Furtado – State University of Ceara (UECE) and University of Fortaleza (UNIFOR), Brazil
Natasha Correia Queiroz Lino – Federal University of Paraíba, Brazil
Vicente Ferreira de Lucena Jr. – Federal University of Amazonas (UFAM) and Federal Institute of Amazonas (IFAM), Brazil
Waldir Sabino da Silva Jr. – Federal University of Amazonas (UFAM), Brazil
Zhiwen Yu – Northwestern Polytechnical University, China
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