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IST Multimedia Content & Tools (KA III)
Open House Meeting
25-26 September 2000
Luxembourg

Hosted by
The European Commission's Information Society DG (INFSO D1),
under the Information Society Technologies (IST) Programme

Aims of the meeting

The event was intended to provide an opportunity for any interested party to gain first hand knowledge of developments in Key Action III - "Multimedia Contents and Tools" of the IST programme. The broad objectives of the meeting were to provide:

The Open House was targeted especially towards parties who have already started to develop proposals and who are interested in validating key concepts.

Ample room was provided for proposers to meet with their peers, to discuss issues of common interest, form consortia, etc.

Presentations

A number of presentations from the meeting are now available from this page. Where indicated, in the agenda below, PowerPoint presentations can be viewed online.

The Commission has made the presentations available for download from Cordis as a zipped file. In addition conclusions drawn by the rapporteur of the meeting have been published as a downloadable Word document. Encouraged by the positive outcome, over 200 people attended the event, the Commission is planning to repeat this type of workshop "early in 2001".

URL: CORDIS http://www.cordis.lu/ist/ka3/events.htm

AGENDA

"Web Development in the Future"
25 September 2000

Time

Topic

Issues

Speaker

Organisation

08:30

Registration

     

09:30

Opening Address

Overview of KA3 results
4th Call for Proposals
Future priorities in content

Frans de Bruïne

European Commission
DG INFSO.D

09:50

Topical sessions

Introduction and Chair

Tom Evans

Wavecrest Systems

10:00

Session 1:
Semantic Web

Future evolution of the Web

Dieter Fensel

Free Univ. Amsterdam

   
Metadata schemas
Makx Dekkers
PriceWaterhouseCoopers
   
Perspectives for research, development and markets
Philippe Letellier
Thomson Multimedia
 

Coffee Break

     

11:30

Session 2:
Multi-lingual Information

Towards the Multilingual Web

Rose Lockwood

Berlitz

   
Web search and navigation
Hans Uszkoreit
DFKI
   
Crosslingual information analysis
Gregor Thurmair
Sail Labs

13:00

Lunch

     

14:00

Session 3:
Cross-media Content

Cross-platform interoperability

Bruce Devlin

Snell and Wilcox

   
Televised content on the Web
Thomas Look
Altus
 

Coffee Break

     

15:30

Session 4:
Virtual Communities

The Role of the Internet in Education and Training: Medium to Long-Term Research Issues

John Cook

Learning Technology Research Institute

   
Discussion and wrap-up
 
Additional paper
Dissemination of InFormal and Formal Useful Specifications and Experiences (DIFFUSE) to research, technology development & demonstration communities
DIFFUSE Project
 

17:00

Close
of plenary sessions

 

   

"KA III Concertation Meetings"
25 September 2000

Time

Topic

Room

Chair

Organisation

09:30

Electronic Publishing

M3

Luc Briol

INFSO.D.1

09:30

Human Language Technologies

M5

Roberto Cencioni

INFSO.D.4

09:30

Information Access and Filtering

M2

Franco Mastroddi

INFSO.D.5

16:30

Close of OPEN HOUSE event

     

The Event Organisers

The event was organised by the European Commission's Information Society DG (INFSO D1), under the Information Society Technologies (IST) Programme, with assistance from the EPIFOCAL Project (the publishers of this web site).


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