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STAR Workshop, Lausanne, Switzerland, 2013
18.01.2013 - 19.01.2013
EPFL - Lausanne
Special Sessions


EPFL organised a workshop relating to standards and technologies in multimedia archives and records, co-located with the JPEG/JBIG meeting.

UoR attended the workshop, and Prof. Atta Badii gave an invited presentation on “Context-Aware Architectures for Privacy Preservation” where he outlined the rationale and methodology for the commitment to, and the management of, context-specific match-making of any privacy filtering so that it would suit the user-led persona-specific, situation-specific prioritised requirements and evaluation criteria of the end-users including individual citizen, and, those responsible for surveillance to maintain the security of the society).  The presentation concluded with a brief outline of the metrics as incorporated within the UI-REF Privacy-By-Co-Design Framework; these included video-context identification related KPIs, subjective and Quality of Experience (QoE) criteria, including effects, side-effects and affects resulting from a given mitigation approach e.g. a privacy filtering solution as deployed in a particular operational context. 

The STAR workshop included some very interesting presentations exploring the standards and technologies to support effective management and protection of digital multimedia content through the phases of creation, collection, preservation, and dissemination. This is becoming increasingly crucial as digital technology continues to produce vast amounts of valuable and irreplaceable knowledge and information.  The amount of such digital multimedia information is already huge, but it is still growing at unbelievable speed and accumulating a gigantic amount of such information.

Can data generated yesterday be searchable and displayable by hardware and software today and in future?  Will digital content created today be accessible and presentable throughout its lifecycle (i.e. also tomorrow)?  How to deal with the large number and quite different incompatible multimedia archives?  How to ensure some level of interoperability among them?  What are the requirements for multimedia long term archival in general?  What do we cover today in standards and what and where are the gaps?

To address these questions a first edition of STAR workshop was organised in 2010 and brought together archive professionals with technical experts working in the research, development and standardisation in order to assist the alignment of user needs with the availability of technical solutions.  The second edition of the workshop aims at continuation of this effort.  As in its first edition, the program of the workshop will include the invited presentations as well as the selected submitted contributions.  A discussion panel on key challenges and trends in multimedia archives will also be an integral part of the workshop.


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