"Future Directions of Innovative Integration between Multimedia Information Services and Ubiquitous Computing"


Yasushi Kiyoki (Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio University, SFC)
Virach Sornlertlamvanich (NECTEC, Thailand)


Aoying Zhou (East China Normal University, China)
Yoshifumi Masunaga (Aoyama-gakuin University, Japan)
Vincent Oria (New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA)
Ira Assent (Aalborg University, Denmark)
Virach Sornlertlamvanich (NECTEC, Thailand)


Over the past decade, the success of multimedia and database technologies has resulted in a large volume of various data resources provided to create innovative applications. Rapid progress in this technology and its applications has been seen especially in the Internet-based social aspects. Databases, knowledge bases, data mining and multimedia data managements have become important subjects not only in academic communities related to information systems and computer science but also in business areas.

This panel session is the opportunity to address world-wide research issues for the exchange of scientific aspects and experiences achieved in multimedia data managements, ubiquitous computing, and other related disciplines. Basic system platforms will be discussed in the context of multimedia information services and ubiquitous computing technologies. The main topics of this panel session target the themes in the interdisciplinary domain between multimedia information modelling, multimedia systems and ubiquitous computing technologies.

The rapid progress of multimedia data management technology has realized the large scale of media data transfer and resource-accumulation in the world. The ubiquitous computing technology has also been creating new information provision environments in the world-wide scope. Innovative integrations of large scale multimedia data and ubiquitous computing resources will lead to a new information society. This panel session focuses on promising integration between multimedia information services and ubiquitous computing in regard to integrated system architectures, media-data analysis, community-based media data-creation, user-generated multimedia content, large-scale storage systems, mobile computing and new sensing device technologies. To this end much attention is paid also to various applications including e-community, e-learning and e-commerce. For construction of the integrated systems of multimedia information services and ubiquitous computing, further innovative technologies are expected. This panel session will discuss opportunities for explorations of significant research and development.