Media Synchronization Workshop (MediaSync) 2013
NEM Summit 2013 workshop
October 29, 2013, Nantes, France
Proceedings ISBN 978-90-5986-4399

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The workshop is sponsored by the following FP7 projects:

Keynotes by: 
- Andy Bower, BBC, "Media Content and Services – Future opportunities through synchronisation" -- Download presentation
- Dick Bulterman, FXPAL/CWI, "Personalizing Socially-Aware Multimedia: Is Bigger Better?” -- Download presentation
- Thomas Kuepper, EU Commission -- Download presentation
Session 1: Sync Models
 “ISO model for media synchronization”: Jack Jansen -- Download presentation
 "Composite Media; A new paradigm for online media": Ingar Arntzen and Njål Borch
 "Synchronising Video Playback Information within a Distributed Framework”: Craig Bojko, Mu Mu, and Nicholas Race -- Download PDF -- Download presentation
 “Revisiting the inter and intra media syncrhonization model of the NCL player architecture”: L.F.G. Soares, M.F. Moreno, G.F. Lima, R.G. Azevedo, E.C. Araújo, R. Rios, and C. Batista -- Download PDF -- Download presentation
Session 2: TV sync
 “Hybrid broadcast services using MPEG DASH”: Jean Le Feuvre and Cyril Concolato -- Download PDF -- Download presentation
 “Inter-Device and Inter-Media Synchronization in HBB-NEXT”: Christopher Köhnen, Nils Hellhund, Janina Renz, and Jennifer Müller -- Download PDF -- Download presentation
 "Synchronisation between first and second screen based on timecode streaming”: Martijn Vandenberghe, Mike Matton, Koen Willaert, Bob De Wit, and Peter Versieren -- Download PDF -- Download presentation
 "Immersive second-screen experiences using hybrid media synchronization”: Ray van Brandenburg and Arjen Veenhuizen -- Download PDF -- Download presentation
Session 3: Sync other media
  "Multi-Sensory Multimedia Synchronization”: Niall Murray, Yuansong Qiao, Brian Lee, and Gabriel-Miro Muntean -- Download PDF -- Download presentation
  “Real Time Synchronization of Live Broadcast Streams with User Generated Content and Social Network Streams”: Hans Stokking, Rianne Kaptein, Arjen Veenhuizen, Martijn Spitters, and Omar Niamut -- Download PDF -- Download presentation
 “Towards Frame Accurate Media Synchonization in a Virtual World Client with 3D Tele-Immersive Capabilities”: Rufael Mekuria -- Download PDF -- Download presentation
 "RTP/RTCP and Media Sync: A Review and Discussion of Future Work": Fernando Boronat and Mario Montagud -- Download PDF -- Download presentation
Dr. Andy Bower: Head of External Relations, BBC R&D
Andy is currently Head of External Relations for BBC R&D. He is responsible for leading all aspects of BBC R&D’s collaboration and partnership activities with industry and academia, via funded collaborative projects, key strategic relationships, and standardisation bodies. He is a member and Vice-Chair of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) Technical Committee and is a Vice-Chair of the Network Electronic Media Initiative – a European Technology Platform. In a career spanning 28 years at BBC R&D, he has worked on and contributed to a range of technical developments that have charted the transition from analogue broadcasting to the fully digital world of today. His research work has included early HDTV studies, development of the NICAM 728 digital stereo sound system, analogue TV scrambling systems, DAB, and work within DVB on digital TV standards. From 1998 – 2006, Andy led the research team responsible for developing and implementing all the BBC’s digital TV services in the UK.  More recently he has held the positions of Acting Controller of Broadcast Research & Innovation and Head of Operations, R&D. Andy joined BBC Research in 1983 after completing a Ph.D. in High Energy Cosmic Ray Astrophysics from Leeds University and has a M.A. in Natural Sciences, specialising in Physics, from the University of Cambridge in the UK.
Dr. Dick Bulterman, FXPAL/CWI 
Dick is a senior researcher at CWI in Amsterdam, where he has led the Distributed and Interactive Systems group since 2004. He also holds the professorship of Distributed Multimedia Languages and Interfaces with the department of computer science at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, where he teaches and does research within the Computer Systems and Web and Media groups. His research interests include multimedia authoring and document processing. His recent research concerns socially-aware multimedia, interactive television, and media analysis. Together with his CWI colleagues, he has won a series of best paper and research awards within the multimedia community, and has managed a series of successful large-scale European Union projects. He was also the founder and first managing director of Oratrix Development BV. In October 2013, he will move to become President of the FX Palo Alto Laboratory in California.

Thomas Küpper, Project Officer, EU DG CONNECT

Thomas Küpper works as a Scientific and Technical Project Officer in the Converging Media and Content Unit of the Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology (DG CONNECT) at the European Commission in Brussels. Together with colleagues he manages research projects in the focus areas of the unit concerning media production (cross cutting issues, immersive technologies), media consumption (social networks, search and Connected TV) and media rights. Prior to his current position he was responsible for Business Continuity Plans of the Telephony and E-mail service at the internal IT of the Commission, and the Commission's Intranet Manager. Prior to the this he worked as a Senior Management Consultant for Logica Consulting in Amstelveen (NL) on mobile workforce issues and held different positions in Ericsson and Ericsson Consulting in Germany, the Netherlands and Sweden. He holds a degree in Management of Information Systems from the University of Cologne (Diplom Wirtschaftsinformatiker) and wrote his diploma thesis in business studies on the disruptive potential of VOIP.

Organizing Committee
The Netherlands 
The Netherlands
Pablo Cesar
Jack Jansen
Hans Stokking
Omar Niamut
Fernando Boronat
Mario Montagud
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.
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.
 TopicsTopics      Use Cases Use cases 
Social & interactive TV
Networked games
Video conferencing
Networked video walls
Hybrid Broadcast Broadband
3D Media
Interactive e-learning
Second screen applications
3D Tele-Immersion
Business models
Protocols and standards
QoE / user perception
Technical Program Committee
Ingar Arntzen, Norut, Norway 
Cyril Concolato, Telecom ParisTech, France
Davy Van Deursen, EVS Broadcast Equipment, Belgium
Luiz Fernando Gomes Soares, PUC-RIO, Brazil
Erik Mannens, Ghent University, Belgium
Rufael Mekuria, CWI, the Netherlands
Giuseppe Pascale, Opera, Germany
Tim Stevens, BT, UK
Christian Timmerer, Klagenfurt University, Austria
Ishan Vaishnavi, Huawei, Germany
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) for work in progress or a full paper (max 8 pages A4) on their work, including a limited number of references. Note that there are no minimum pages restrictions, and also note that demonstrations are invited. Please indicate if you submit a paper if you can also show a demonstration. Authors should use the NEM Summit template in PDF format. Templates for paper submission are available here in Word and PDF formats.