Wednesday, May 13, 2009

VISNET II NoE SUMMER SCHOOL for NETWORKED AUDIOVISUAL MEDIA TECHNOLOGIES

-- Koc University, Turkey --

http://www.visnet-noe.org/html/summerschool.html

15-19 June 2009, Istanbul, Turkey

Application deadline: 5 June 2009 (Friday)
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INTRODUCTION

We are pleased to announce VISNET II Network of Excellence (NoE) Summer
School for networked audiovisual media technologies. VISNET II is one of
the leading FP6 NoEs in the EU's Networked Audio Visual Systems and Home
Platforms (NAVSHP), which has been running for two and a half years.
VISNET as a consortium has been researching leading edge innovative
ideas in advanced video coding, image/audio processing, networking, and
content security and adaptation areas. In collaboration with Koc
University, which is one of the leading technological universities in
Turkey, this summer school will present the latest work conducted in
VISNET II. This will encourage further collaboration and integration
amongst the participating research students, and post-doc researchers,
as well as academics.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS:

* Advanced Video Coding

* Speech and Audio Processing

* 2D Image/Video Processing

* 3D Image/Video Processing

* Media QoS Over Heterogeneous Networks

* Content Adaptation

* Secure Content Management and Distribution

* Media Networking


LECTURERS:

Large number of expert speakers from VISNET II will be lecturing during
the summer school including Prof A. Kondoz (UniS, England), Prof P.
Eisert, (HHI, Germany), Prof F. Pereira (IST, Portugal), Prof T.
Ebrahimi (EPFL, Switzerland), Prof T. Sikora (TUB, Germany), Prof F.
Tarrés (UPF, Spain), Prof J. Delgado (UPC, Spain), Prof W. Skarbek (IPW,
Poland), Dr M. T. Andrade (INESC Porto, Portugal) and many more. Please
see the link below for the full list of our speakers:

http://www.visnet-noe.org/html/summerschool_prog.html

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

We welcome applicants from anywhere in the world. Summer school is
mainly addressed for graduate students (Masters and PhD). Each
participant is required to register to the summer school by the
registration deadline:

http://www.visnet-noe.org/html/summerschool_mail.html

More details available at:

http://www.visnet-noe.org/html/summerschool.html

CONTACT: visnet2.summerschool@surrey.ac.uk
<mailto:visnet2.summerschool@surrey.ac.uk>

VENUE:

Lectures will be held at the Engineering Auditorium of the Koc
University, which has seating capacity for 250 people, with state of the
art multimedia presentation facilities.

Koc University is 38km from the Istanbul Ataturk Airport. We recommend
people to take a taxi. Taxi ride will take 45 minutes and will cost
about 30 Euros. There is no charge for additional passengers, so people
are encouraged to share a ride.More details available at:

http://www.ku.edu.tr/


ACCOMMODATION AND SOCIAL EVENTS:

Students can stay at Koc University dormitory. The dorms have 2 bed and
4 bed rooms.

www.ku.edu.tr <http://www.ku.edu.tr/>

For reservations, contact:

Elif Elmaci

eelmaci@ku.edu.tr

+90 212 338 3745

Full service hotel rooms available at:

Fuat Pasa Hotel (+90 212 242 9860), which is about 10 minutes ride.

www.fuatpasa.com.tr <http://www.fuatpasa.com.tr/>

street view: single 50 euro, double 60 Euro

Bosphorus view: single 75 Euro, double 90 Euro (prices include
breakfast)

CALENDAR:

Registration deadline: 5 June 2009

Summer School: 15 - 19 June 2009

COST:

Please note that there is no charge for attending the VISNET II NoE
Summer School. However, it is requested that all participants should
register using the registration link above.

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