October 11, 2012, Berlin, Germany
Proceedings as ISBN - 978-90-5986-410-8

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Download the MediaSync's 2012 CfP here.
Download the MediaSync's 2012 papers here or individually below.
View MediaSync's 2012 programme here or below.


Session 1: Introduction & State-of-the-art
10:00 – 10:10: Welcome to the workshop (workshop organizers (Pablo Cesar (CWI), Fernando Boronat (UPV), Hans Stokking (TNO))
10:10– 10:30: Introduction to Media Synchronization, state-of-the-art (UPV, TNO, CWI)
Session 2: Position papers
10:50-11:15: Ahmed Bouabdallah, Institut Mines-Telecom; Telecom Bretagne Université européenne de Bretagne: Uplink Transfer of Live Video Synchronized with Multiple Contextual Data -- Download PDF
11:15–11:40: Lourdes Beloqui Yuste, College of Engineering & Informatics National University of Ireland: Interactive Multi-source Media Synchronisation for HbbTV -- Download PDF
11:40-12:05: Ishan Vaishnavi, Huawei European Research Center: Keeping the User in Control: “Synchronization” vs “Being in-sync” -- Download PDF
12:05-12:30 Daniel Stein, Fraunhofer Institute for Intelligent Analysis and Information Systems: Audio Fingerprinting for Media Synchronisation and Duplicate Detection (FP7 LinkedTV) -- Download PDF
Session 3: European projects and synchronization
13:30-13:55: Tim Stevens, BT: Media Synchronization in Vconect (FP7 Vconect)
13:55-14:20: Arjen Veenhuizen, TNO: Frame accurate media synchronization of heterogeneous media sources in an HBB context (FP7 HBB-Next) -- Download PDF
14:20-14:45: Erhan Ekmekcioglu,  I-Lab Multimedia Communications Research, Centre for Vision, Speech and Signal Processing, University of Surrey: Synchronization in hybrid multi-view entertainment distribution systems (FP7 DIOMEDES & FP7 ROMEO) -- Download PDF
14:45-15:10: Rufael Mekuria, CWI: Media Synchronization in REVERIE (FP7 REVERIE) -- Download PDF

Session 4: Standardization activities and synchronization

15:40-16:05: Jack Jansen, CWI: Media Synchronization Standardization at W3C
16:05-16:30: Hans Stokking, TNO: IDMS standardization in IETF and ETSI -- Download PDF

Session 5: Recap and (panel) discussion

16:30-17:30: UPV, TNO, CWI: Future challenges in media sync -- Download PDF
Media synchronization has been a challenge in A/V transmission for quite some time. Over the years, many techniques to achieve intra- and inter-media synchronization in various network conditions have been developed. In many cases, synchronization between different streams of media is crucial for a satisfying perceived Quality of Experience (QoE). Currently, many new media synchronization issues arise. On the one hand, novel media technologies such as HTTP streaming protocols, media encoders and HDTV often require new synchronization techniques. On the other hand, new patterns in media consumption often introduce specific synchronization issues. For example, internet applications evolving around broadcast TV content may need synchronization between the application and the broadband stream. Synchronization between different TV receivers may be needed in Social TV (inter-destination media synchronization). In some interactive TV cases synchronization between handheld devices and the TV screen may be needed. Moreover novel 3D technologies for TV broadcasting and tele-presence (3D tele-immersion) may require the adoption of various of these synchronization techniques to achieve a satisfying user experience. This workshop addresses various synchronization issues and requests contributions from different perspectives.
The workshop is sponsored by the following projects:


Workshop Scope
Any recent work in the area of Media Synchronization is welcome, including for example Inter-Destination, Inter-Media, Inter-Device, Intra-Media and Multi-Source Synchronization.

Organizing and Program Committee
The Netherlands 
The Netherlands
Hans Stokking
Ray van Brandenburg
Oskar van Deventer
Pablo Cesar
Rufael Mekuria
Fernando Boronat
Mario Montagud

The workshop is held in conjunction with ICIN at the Park Inn Alexanderplatz. Rooms will be available at a discount to all participants. 
The costs for this workshop for contributing authors will be €160 (excluding taxes). Speakers in the workshop qualify for a 15% discount on registration fees for the ICIN conference.

Event Format
All papers will be presented in short presentations at the full-day workshop, leaving ample time for discussion on the papers. Also, a panel discussion will be held on the future of media synchronization. Finally, the workshop will end with a demonstration session, allowing everyone to see each other’s work up close.

Submission Guidelines
Authors are requested to submit a short paper (max 4 pages A4) on their work, including a limited number of references. Authors should use the IEEE manuscript template, which can be found here:

All papers will be published using PDF format; authors are kindly requested to submit papers in either MS Word or in PDF format. Please supply us with a short abstract (ca. 50 words) on your paper in the email. Also, please indicate with your submission if you are able to give a demonstration of your work at the workshop.

Submissions should be sent to hans.stokking@tno.nl, p.s.cesar@cwi.nl and fboronat@dcom.upv.es.