"Real-time Multimedia and the Web" - Deadline extension

Philipp Hoschka (hoschka@w3.org)
Tue, 10 Sep 1996 18:12:17 +0200

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Date: Tue, 10 Sep 1996 18:12:17 +0200
From: Philipp Hoschka <hoschka@w3.org>
To: www-html@w3.org
Subject: "Real-time Multimedia and the Web" - Deadline extension

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Due to the many papers that were promised to arrive
after the deadline, it is only fair to give everyone a chance.

Thus, if you're interested in participating in the W3C
workshop on "Real-time Multimedia and the Web", please
submitt a short position statement (one to five pages)
to hoschka@w3.org 
until Friday, September 13 (HARD DEADLINE !)


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World Wide Web Consortium
"Real Time Multimedia and the Web"
(RTMW '96)

October 24-25, 1996
INRIA-Sophia Antipolis - France

NEW ! Submission Deadline extended: Friday, September 13

[Version francaise]


In the last year, there has been an increasing interest into the integration
of audio and video into the Web. The Web offers the unique opportunity of
fully integrating audio/video with many other media types (hypertext,
images, ...), making Web technology a contender for the "television of the
However, lacking both a forum for standardisation and a common reference
implementation, current solutions for audio/video integration into the Web
tend to be piecemeal and non-interoperable. The purpose of this workshop is
to provide a forum for exploring future directions of standardisation
process in this area within the W3C (WWW Consortium). Participants will be
representatives of W3C member organisations and other qualified experts from
research and industry.
We solicit short position papers (one to maximally five pages) describing
anything from a "wild idea" to a complete specification or implementations.
The main areas of interest include (see also "W3C Activity: Audio and

   * Building Web-based multimedia presentations
        o Time representation and media synchronisation
        o Defining audio/video presentation
   * Audio/Video hyperlinks
        o URL's for linking into audio and video files
        o Addressing "streaming" audio/video resources via URL's
        o Embedding URL's into audio and video streams
   * Audio/Video media formats
        o Describing the format of audio/video resources
        o A common fall-back format for audio and video data
   * Integration of RTP (Real Time Transport Protocol)
   * Multicasting and the Web


There will be a limit of 70 participants. There is no registration fee.
Potential participants should submit to the workshop chair short position
papers of one to five pages. Most importantly, the paper should state
clearly your potential contribution to/idea on the integration of real-time
multimedia into the Web. The papers can be submitted via e-mail (preferred)
or in paper form. Allowed formats for e-mail submissions are, in order of
preference: a URL to the paper, HTML, Postscript, PDF, RTF and ASCII.
Papers will be reviewed by the program committee. Based on the reviews, we
will ask a subset of participants to present talks. To maximize the time
spent in interactive discussions, not all attendees will make presentations.
However, all position papers will be included on the workshop website, and
will appear in the printed participants' proceedings. W3C may also publish
accepted papers.
Note: The website will be available ot the general public, so position
papers must be available for public dissemination.
Workshop participants may also be interested visiting the "Protocol for
High-Speed Networks" conference, which is scheduled at INRIA
Sophia-Antipolis in the week after theW3C workshop.



Papers will be made available on the Web. Printed participants' proceedings
will be distributed to workshop attendees. W3C may also publish accepted
papers in other media.



Today: Send a message the workshop chair stating your intention to submit a
paper, or your general interest in the workshop.

Submission deadline: Friday, September 13, 1996

Notification of acceptance: Friday, September 20, 1996

Paper Website available: Wednesday, September 25, 1996

Workshop: Thursday, October 24 and Friday, October 25, 1996



Workshop Chair:

Philipp Hoschka, hoschka@w3.org

fax: +33 93 65 77 65

INRIA Sophia Antipolis
2004 route des Lucioles, BP-93
06902 Sophia Antipolis, Cedex

Program Committee Members:

   * Mostafa Ammar, Georgia Institute of Technology
   * Ernst Biersack, Eurecom
   * Jean Bolot, INRIA
   * Jim Gemmell, Microsoft
   * Henry Holtzman, MIT Media Lab
   * Christian Huitema, Bellcore (tentatively)
   * Tom Little, Boston University
   * Hui-Lan Lu, Lucent
   * Jeff Payne, Progressive Networks
   * Henning Schulzrinne, Columbia University
   * Patrick Soquet, HAVAS
   * Daniel Swinehart, Xerox Parc



The workshop will be held at INRIA Sophia Antipolis. Sophia Antipolis is a
technology parc situated on the French Riviera, close to Cannes, Nice and
the Italian border. It easily reachable from Nice International Airport (20
minutes by car). Direct flights from the US (New York) and most major
airports in Europe are available. Hotel rooms at various price categories
will be reserved and proposed to the participants.


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