Elpub buttonEP Topic News: 23rd August 2001

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CONTENTS

SDMI "challenge"
New Java development system
ct site of the week - Animusic
Robust open multi-agent systems
Interactive Internet-SMS services
Penguin launches ePenguin
French Internet usage
Help! I've been XMLed
Hybrid newspaper launched
Java games down the mobile phone
Reuters deploy new DBMS architecture
Borland launches Linux RAD tool
New 2001 IEP project information

SDMI "challenge"

A group of academics from Rice and Princeton Universities took part in a challenge from the SDMI consortium to test the strength of various watermarking systems. After the event there was some legal discussion, reported widely in the press as to whether the results of the work could be published. The results were finally revealed at the 10th USENIX Security Symposium in Washington. The paper describing the work and the conclusions (that the watermarking was largely ineffective against the academic's efforts) is now available for download. 23/10/01

URL: http://www.usenix.org/events/sec01/craver.pdf

New Java development system

UK/Icelandic company Lux Inflecta is in the process of launching a new Java development environment GIZA. The GIZA family is the first tightly integrated Java development and deployment environment that uses Skinny Client technology to deploy interface rich applications to wireless devices. GIZAee is server centric, which means that it resides on a server, not on the developers PC. This aspect of GIZAee means that application developers can work together as a team on a single application, with GIZAee taking care of configuration management and version control. In addition, in a deal with Iceland Telecom, the system will be available hosted on the telco's system for just the hosting cost. 30-day free online trial of the software available. 23/10/01

URL: http://seth.luxinflecta.is/com/luxin/web/homepage/products.htm

ct site of the week - Animusic

Animusic will soon release a DVD of its music animation. Unlike most animated music the animations are driven not by acoustic sound waves but by analysis of a MIDI score on a note by note basis. The analysis drives animated fantasy instruments that are more visually interesting than actual performers. Animusic instruments generally appear to generate the music heard, rather than respond to it. 23/10/01

URL: http://www.animusic.com/

Robust open multi-agent systems

The MIT Robust Open Multi-Agent Systems (ROMA) Research Group is devoted to learning how we can develop multi-agent systems for open contexts where the constituent agents can come from anywhere, may be buggy or even malicious, and must run in the dynamic and potentially failure-prone environments at hand. The groups research projects range from robust electronic markets to conflict management in collaborative design. Access to papers via the web site. 23/10/01

URL: http://ccs.mit.edu/roma/

Interactive Internet-SMS services

A joint venture between TDC Mobile International and CMG Wireless Data Solutions has launched the first European two-way SMS platform, which opens up interactivity between the mobile and Internet world across the operators networks. The joint venture will be established under the company name MIGway- Mobile Interactive Gateway. The service will provide simpler access to the some 320 million mobile customers who use a GSM phone today in Europe. This means that content owners only need to link up with MIGway’s mobile messaging platform in order to reach all GSM users in Europe. 23/10/01

URL: http://www.cmgwds.com/asp/index.asp?id=379

Penguin launches ePenguin

Penguin has announced that it is to launch an ebook publishing programme in September with a list of titles that reflects the quality and range of the Penguin catalogue. The ebooks will be branded with the new imprint name, ePenguin. With an autumn list of over two hundred titles, ePenguins will be published monthly and offer something for every reader. ePenguins will be published initially in Microsoft Reader and Adobe Acrobat eBook Reader and the majority of ePenguins will sell at 20% cheaper than their print book equivalents. Penguin is one of Britain's top brand names. It is ranked as the 10th greatest Media Brand in the world (The World's Greatest Brands ed: Nicholas Kochan, Interbrand). It is the most significant brand in publishing with a 92% recognition factor amongst book consumers (NOP research 1998). Free sample available from the web site. 23/10/01

URL: http://www.penguin.co.uk/
URL: http://www.penguin.co.uk/static/packages/uk/pressoffice/releases/ePenguin.pdf

French Internet usage

A new report on French Internet usage has been published by the French Ministry of Finance. It shows that France is lagging behind other European countries with only 20% of the French connected to the Internet at home, up from 8% in 1999. Only 6% more expect to connect in the next 12 months and more than 50% have no intention of ever connecting. 33% have used the Internet at least once. 23/10/01

URL: http://www.industrie.gouv.fr/biblioth/docu/4pages/pdf/4p152.pdf
URL: http://www.finances.gouv.fr/

Help! I've been XMLed

OASIS, the XML interoperability consortium, today announced its members have formed the OASIS HumanMarkup Technical Committee (TC) to develop and promote a specification for conveying human characteristics through XML. The Human Markup Language (HumanML) will embed contextual human characteristics (cultural, social, kinesic, psychological and intentional features) within information. Applications include artificial intelligence, virtual reality, conflict resolution, psychotherapy, art, workflow, advertising, cultural dialogue, agent systems, diplomacy and business negotiation. 23/10/01

URL: http://www.oasis-open.org/news/oasis_news_08_21_01.shtml

Hybrid newspaper launched

The Australian is now available either as a paper copy or digitally over the web. The web version is a complete replica of the print edition that is available simultaneously with the production of the print newspaper. Readers access the publication by downloading it from the Internet to their personal computers and can then print out. This new version of The Australian via the Internet is served by NewsStand, Inc. The aim is to lower the price to overseas readers who may have to pay more than 10 times the local price to buy a copy from a news stand in the US or Europe. The online version costs about A$2 per copy and has been available since August 9th. The New York Times and International Herald Tribume have signed up with Newsstand but are not yet in the market. 23/10/01

URL: http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/
URL: http://www.newsstand.com/

Java games down the mobile phone

Telenor Mobil's mobile Internet portal, djuice.no, is now offering games that can be stored on the mobile phone. The games are Java-applications that allow the user to play without having to be constantly logged on to the Internet. This opens up for more advanced games at a lesser price. "These are the first programmes you can actually download directly to your phone from the mobile Internet. We may now expect to see an influx of other programmes of this kind, such as address books and e-mail programmes, or maps and city guides," says Telenor Mobil's Mobile Internet Director, Rick Brown. 23/10/01

URL: http://press.telenor.com/PR/200108/831528_5.html

Reuters deploy new DBMS architecture

Reuters have invested in a new DBMS model for their recruitment system. The Assocative Data Model - claims to be the first new DBMS architecture since the relational model. The software implemnentation Sentences is marketed by Lazy Software. Sentences is a multi-user, web-enabled database management system complete with its own set of development tools, interfaces and applications. The ideas behind the system is described in a book by its developer Simon Williams that can be obtained free from the web site. 23/10/01

URL: http://www.lazysoft.com/

Borland launches Linux RAD tool

Kylix they say "introduces Rapid Application Development (RAD) to Linux®. It's the only Linux development solution that combines the world's fastest compiler with a leading edge development environment, interactive debugger, intuitive visual designer and Web development tools to get your application to Linux quickly and efficiently. Accelerate your Linux Web application development with Kylix Server Developer or Kylix Desktop Developer. Visit our Kylix feature matrix to determine which edition solves your development solution needs. ". 23/10/01

URL: http://www.borland.com/kylix/
URL: http://noframes.linuxjournal.com/articles/linux_review/0054.html review

New 2001 IEP project information

Factsheets for the lastest 10 Interactive Electronic Publishing projects supported by KA III in the 5th Framework Programme have ben added to the site. 23/10/01

URL: http://www.elpub.org/base12.htm


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