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Re: Image description workshop, Madrid 7-8 June (fwd)

From: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 5 May 2004 21:37:44 +0200
Message-ID: <1467737734.20040505213744@w3.org>
To: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Cc: www-svg@w3.org

On Wednesday, May 5, 2004, 2:22:46 PM, Charles wrote:

CM> This may be of interest to people here. apologies if people have seen it
CM> already.

CM> Hello all,

CM> the registration is now open for this event, and there is a page full of
CM> details at
CM> http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/Europe/events/200406-img/ for your
CM> enjoyment. Please register before 1 June.

(In case anyone is confused, the 2001 does not mean that the
workshop was three years ago. Its just an oddity of how the W3C site is

SVG affects this area in two ways. Firstly, it is a structured image
format so a URI can usefully point to portions of it and discuss those

Secondly, it can have embedded metadata for the entire file or for

Thirdly, by wrapping a raster image in SVG, the image can not only be
displayed on different screen sizes but also have portions highlighted,
be made interactive, pop up information windows and so forth.

And fourthly, SVG snippets can be stored *in* metadata to be used to
describe portions of raster images (which might be, but need not be,
eventually rendered). My thanks to Dan Brickley for recently alerting
me to this possibility.

In SVG 1.2, similar approaches can be used to localise a portion of a
video clip and a (potentially animated, synced to the video) region of
interest on each frame.

>>This workshop will be open to anyone interested in the topic, primarily
>>targeted at developers who are working on RDF-based systems, or users of such
>>systems, and aiming to look at the state of the art, in particular whether
>>and how it has advanced since a similar-themed workshop in Bristol in
>>mid-2002, and at useful strategies and avenues for further development, or
>>avenues which it seems should be investigated further.

A report on the first workshop is available

 Chris Lilley                    mailto:chris@w3.org
 Chair, W3C SVG Working Group
 Member, W3C Technical Architecture Group
Received on Wednesday, 5 May 2004 15:37:44 UTC

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