Creating and sharing knowledge for telecommunications

2nd international workshop on game design and development

on 14-06-2008

... Make your move|...come play with us!
The second edition of CDVJ will take place in Porto on May 14th-16th, 2008 at Departamento de Ciências de Computadores, Faculdade De Ciências da Universidade do Porto. For three great days, CDVJ08 will extend the limits of game design and development. This year we introduce the most innovative game development techniques using XNA.

The workshop will be divided into Game Design (6h), Game Technology-XNA (9h) and 3h of talks by invited speakers from the entertainment industry.

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26th Picture Coding Symposium (PCS2007)

on 07-11-2007

... 7-9 November 2007, Lisbon, Portugal

Picture Coding Symposium (PCS) is an international forum devoted specifically to advancements in visual data coding. Since 1969, PCS has provided the meeting place for the visual coding community: industry, research, academia and users.

The day before, 6 November, a Workshop on ''Recent Advances in Distributed Video Coding'' will be organized (free registration at In this workshop, recent developments on distributed video coding will be presented by the most prominent experts in the field.

** Important Dates:
- June 1, 2007 Submission of special sessions
- June 10, 2007 Submission of extended summaries
- September 3, 2007 Notification of acceptance
- September 21, 2007 Submission of camera-ready papers

** Invited speakers
- H.264/AVC and its Extensions: How Close is this Family?
by Anthony Vetro, Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs, USA

- DCT, Wavelets and X-lets: The Quest for Image Representation, Approximation and Compression
by Martin Vetterli, EPFL, Switzerland and UC Berkeley, USA

- Efficient Representation of Sound Images: Recent Developments in Parametric Coding of Spatial Audio
by Jürgen Herre, Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits (IIS), Erlangen, Germany

- From Picture Coding to Image Understanding: Finding the Object of Interest
by Tsuhan Chen, Carnegie Mellon University, USA

** Panels
- Distributed Video Coding: Trends and Challenges
Chaired by Touradj Ebrahimi, EPFL - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland

- Multimedia: a World of Possibilities or just a Buzzword ? Chaired by Alan Hanjalic, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

- Video Content Protection: Does it Really Matter?
Chaired by Edward J. Delp, Purdue University, USA More Information..