Day 1 – Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Registrations opens at 08:00


09:00 – 12:30 – 24th NEM General Assembly

09:00 – 09:15 Welcome Jean-Dominique Meunier (Technicolor, NEM Chairman)
09:15 – 10:00 Upcoming EC calls for projects: Interactive Technology, Albert GAUTHIER, EC unit G.2: Data Applications & Creativity

Media topics in upcoming calls, Miguel Montarelo Navajo, EC unit I.4: Media Convergence & Social Media

10:00– 10:30 Project presentations: WATIFY: Awareness raising campaign for the modernization of Europe´s industry, Lydia Montandon and Aljosa Pasic, ATOS
10:30 – 11:00 Break
11:00 – 11:20 NEM Strategy – report on ongoing activities, position papers, policy actions, future plans Pierre-Yves Danet (Orange, NEM Vice-chair) at al.
11:20 – 12:10 Toward Future of Social Media – The NEM White Paper: presentation, open discussion, endorsement Moderator: Halid Hrasnica (Eurescom, Vital Media project)
12:10 – 12:30 High-level roadmap 2025 for media and creative industry Pierre-Yves Danet (Orange, NEM Vice-chair
12:30 Closure of the NEM General Assembly
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch Break

14:00 – 15:30 Opening Plenary Session of the NEM Summit 2017

Opening ceremony
Jean-Dominique Meunier (Technicolor, NEM Chairman)
Representatives of Madrid authorities
Paper presentation
Media industry meets 5G: the 5G-MEDIA project in 5G-PPP phase 2, Pasquale Andriani, Engineering
Vision of European Commission on future of Media, Paolo Cesarini, Head of nEC unit I.4: Media Convergence & Social Media
Future Social Media – Expectations and Challenges (to be announced)


15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break

16:00 – 18:00 Plenary session on New Formats

Invited talk: Content Creation for VR, AR and Free Viewpoint Video
Professor Aljosa Smolic, Creative Technologies, Trinity College Dublin
Invited talk from Dolby (confirmed)
title and speaker to be announced
VRT: An Analysis of Preprocessed Light Field Image Compression with Standard Codecs Harini Hariharan, Saarland Informatics Campus, Saarland University
360-degree content experiences in a broadcaster context Luk Overmeire
Binaural tools for 3D audio production at home Adan Garriga, Eurecat
Authoring and Testing Shared Multi-Device Experiences of Theatre across Connected Homes Phil Stenton, British Broadcasting Corporation
Quality Probe for Testing Multimedia Content in 5G Networks Juan Pedro Lopez Velasco, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

20:00 – 22: 30 Social Event

Day 2 – 30 November 2017

09:00 – 10:30 – Parallel tracks

Cultural heritage and Digital Tourism
Introduction: Albert Gauthier, European Commission
Invited talk: The past through the eyes of the future: the new science of cultural heritage, Dr. Alexy Karenowska, University of Oxford
Invited talk: re:think – gaming & creative technologies and applications for culture and tourism, Julia Phoca, from gi-cluster (Corallia)
Museums of the future: a new approach for online museum collections in interactive exhibitions for kids in hospitals, Eliron Yamina Salomon
Personalized Dialog with Artworks, Hadmut Holken, Holken Consultants
New life for old media: Investigations into Speech Synthesis and Deep Learning-based colorization for audiovisual archives, Johan Oomen
FLAME workshop – The Future of Digital Media
Welcome and introduction, M. Boniface, IT Innovation
Key-note: Future design and digital media, Dries De Roeck, Studiott
Key-note: Vision for software infrastructures, Dirk Trossen, Interdigital
Panel debate with interactive audience Q&A, Chaired by Josep Martrat, Atos
– Michel De Wolf, DweSwan
– Ingrid Williams, Creative Ring
– Pierre-Yves Danet, Orange
– Jean-Dominique Meunier, Technicolor
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 – 13:00 – Parallel tracks

Special Session: Toward the Future of Social Media
Keynote: Algorithmic Biases in Social Media, Krishna P. Gummadi, Head, Networked Systems Research Group, Max Planck Insitute for Software Systems
New Generation of Social TV, Iago Soto, Quobis Networks SL
Evaluating different presentations of televised football on TV, for pub-like situations, Doug Williams, BT
Engaging people to citizen journalism, two use case, Karim Dahdah, VRT
How Blockchain will redefine the landscape of Competitive Videogaming and other creative industries, Rafael Espinosa de los Monteros, Fluzo Studios
BigFoot – How big is your digital footprint?, Kevin Koidl, Trinity College Dublin / ADAPT Centre
FLAME workshop – Building the FMI Ecosystem Through Experimentation
FLAME Offering : a flexible delivery platform for media services, M. Boniface, IT Innovation
Early trials and experiments from broadcast, transmedia and gaming
Personalised and participatory media, Mike Matton, VRT
Collaborative transmedia, Bob Sumner, Disney Research Zurich
How to get involved in the FMI Ecosystem and FLAME Open Calls, Monique Calisti, Martel Innovate
Wrap up and closure
13:00 – 14:30 Lunch Break

14:30 – 16:30 – Parallel tracks

Personalisation and Accessibility
Invited talk: Have it your  way! Digital content adapts to diverse needs and uses, Carla Zaldua, Communications Manager, Raising the Floor International
Opportunities for improving accessibility with the new specification 2.0.1 of standard HbbTV
Pablo Mateos Masa,Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
The UMAQ project: Understanding Media Accessibility Quality
Gian Maria Greco, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Human-chatbot interaction design
Petter Bae Brandtzaeg, SINTEF
Lazzus, the Mobile Assistant for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Francisco Pérez Alonso, Lazzus
Mariusz Trzeciakiewicz, Foundation “Katarynka”
Cluster Excellence for Digital Creative Industries
 Introductory presentations by
 – Jakob Stoumann, Oxford Research
–  Nicolai Sederberg Rottboll, Quercus Group
 – Julia Phoca, gi-Cluster (Corallia)
 Panel debate and open discussion
16:30 – 17:00 Coffee Break

17:00 – 18:00 Closing NEM Summit 2017 Session

NEM Art & Design Competition – finalists presentation and announcement of winner
Best paper and exhibition awards
Toward the Future of Social Media – wrap-up of conclusions from the NEM Summit and future plans


Exhibition will be open from 29 November, 14:00 until 30 November, 18:00.

The sessions of the NEM Summit 2017 on 29 and 30 November 2017 will be open for all Summit participants.

The 24th NEM General Assembly is part of the open Summit program.

Further details about the NEM Summit 2017 will be provided soon.


Registration is now open. Deadline for early bird registration is 27th October 2017

Orange is Platinum sponsor of the NEM Summit 2017.


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