NEM Summit 2023


24 May 2023

Accessible Media – we still have a long way to go (I)

LeadME Accessibility Workshop @ NEM Summit

09:00 – 10:30

  • Welcome & Introduction, Annette Wilson (RBB, Germany) & Krzysztof Krejtz (SWPS University, Poland)
  • Industry and Accessibility, Chris Patnoe (Google) – pre-recorded
  • Introduction to COST LeadMe + STSM, Chris J. Hughes (Salford University)
  • Testing environment for subtitles in 360 videos, Chris J. Hughes (Salford University)
  • Subtitles in 360º video. Results from an eye-tracking experiment, Marta Brascia-Zapata (Universitat Autonoma Barcelona, Spain)
  • AI – Quality criteria for DHH, mono-& multilingual subtitling needs, Hadmut Holken (Holken Consultants & Partners, France)

10:30 – 11:00 – Coffee Break

Accessible Media – we still have a long way to go (II)

LeadME Accessibility Workshop @ NEM Summit

11:00 – 12:30

  • How AI and ML have advanced Digital Accessibility,Carlos Duarte (University of Lisbon, Portugal) – pre-recorded
  • Role of AI in promoting European Accessibility Policy,Krishna Chandramouli (Queen Mary University of London, UK)
  • Accessibility by default: three examples of EU funding: MILE, MediaVerse, and GreenSCENT, Pilar Orero (Universitat Autonoma Barcelona, Spain)
  • Overview of EU fundings for research projects on accessibility, Annette Wilson (RBB, Germany)

Panel Discussion:

  • What’s next? Perspectives on Accessibility Research and Development

12:30 – 14:00 – Lunch

14:00 – 14:15 Opening Ceremony

Metaverse: beyond the hype, use cases and key technologies

14:15 – 15:45

Session chair: Jeremy Lacoche, Orange

  • Vincenzo Croce (Engineering Ingegneria Informatica) Blockchain and NFTs for Web3.0 and Metaverse
  • Giuseppe Amato (CNR – ISTI) A vision on extended reality from the SUN XR (Social and hUman ceNtered XR) project
  • Jérémy Lacoche (Orange) Real-World Metaverse: Standardization activities at ETSI
  • MediaVerse | A decentralized universe of media assets at your fingertips, Presenter: Antonio Calvo, ATOS

15:45 – 16:15 – Coffee Break

Social Media – combating disinformation

16:15 – 17:45

Session chair: Silvia Boi, Engineering

  • About European Approach, Peter Fries, EC Media Policy Directorate
  • Mike Matton, (VRT): Fighting Disinformation with AI tolls and Critical thinking
  • Riccardo Gallotti (FBK): Tracking infodemics at scale: Opportunities and implications
  • Marissa Willcox, Kamila Koronska (University of Amsterdam) “Fact-checking with AI: An ethnography of user needs for the project “

Media Data Space

17:45 – 18:45

Session chair: Mike Matton, VRT

  • Fran Bujan (CARSA): presentation on media data space study held in 2022
  • Lucille Verbaere (EBU): on EBU media data space initiative

20:00 – Networking event (Dinner)

25 May 2023

Opportunities for NEM community

09:00 – 10:30

Session chair: Hadmut Holken, Holken Consultants

  • Alberto Soraci, Area Science Park EIT Culture & Creativity: a European tool for innovation in the culture & creativity sector
  • Salvador Stefano, Area Science Park “Innovative technologies showcase and pilot testing: European Digital Innovation Hubs and other opportunities for Content & Creativity players”.
  • Ioannis Routis (NOVA) “COPA EUROPE – a collaborative platform for transmedia storytelling and cross channel distribution of European sport events”
  • Anna Bajart, Deputy Head of Unit, EC – Interactive Technologies, Digital for Culture and Education “Virtual Worlds Initiative and beyond”

10:30 – 11:00 – Coffee Break

Content Formats in the Neural Age

11:00 – 12:45

Session chair: Thorsten Herfet, University of Saarland

  • Giuseppe Valenzise: “Immersive video compression in the learning era”
  • Mikael Le Pendu: “Neural networks in 2D video coding”

Future communications networks – a media perspective

Session chair: Halid Hrasnica, Eurescom

  • 5-6G “Opportunity for media industries”
    • Jonathan De Bolster (VRT) – TBC
  • 6G-XR – SNS project with open call opportunities for media community
    • Jussi-Pekka Haapola, University of Oulu
  • Holografic Media Network Functions: 6G for holoconferencing
    • Mario Montagud, i2cat

12:45 – 14:00

Green Media

14:00 – 15:15

Session chair: Pilar Orero, University of Barcelona

  • Hemini Mehta (EBU) 30 minutes Media Sustainability
  • Martin Neureiter (CSR) 30 minutes Standardising Media Sustainability
  • Alesandro Caforio (GreenSCENT) (30 minutes) Engaging EU citizens towards media sustainability awareness

15:15 – 15:30

Elections of the new NEM Steering Board

Closure of the NEM Summit 2023


15:30 – 18:00 NEM Steering Board meeting


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