3rd International ICST Conference on Mobile Multimedia Communications

Research Article

Multimedia content management support in next generation service platforms

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        author={Antonietta Spedalieri and Albert Sinfreu and Pablo Cesar and Ishan Vaishn and Giuseppe Sisto and Dario Melpignano},
        title={Multimedia content management support in next generation service platforms},
        proceedings={3rd International ICST Conference on Mobile Multimedia Communications},
        keywords={Content management DRM Content Delivery and Adaptation.},
  • Antonietta Spedalieri
    Albert Sinfreu
    Pablo Cesar
    Ishan Vaishn
    Giuseppe Sisto
    Dario Melpignano
    Year: 2010
    Multimedia content management support in next generation service platforms
    DOI: 10.4108/ICST.MOBIMEDIA2007.1790
Antonietta Spedalieri1,*, Albert Sinfreu1,*, Pablo Cesar2,*, Ishan Vaishn2,*, Giuseppe Sisto3,*, Dario Melpignano4,*
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*Contact email: aspeda@tid.es, alberts@tid.es, P.Cesar@cwi.nl, I._Vaishnavi@cwi.nl, giuseppe.sisto@telecomitalia.it, dario.melpignano@neosgro


The aim of this paper is to illustrate the architecture for multimedia content management support in new generation service platforms. The outlined architecture is based on the requirements identified by a set of interviews with experts from the media industry. According to the results of the interviews, the architecture has been structured into three main areas: content description, content protection, and content delivery and adaptation. The architecture also reflects emerging topics such as end-user content creation and multi-modal user interaction. Finally, it covers the whole added-value chain from the content provider to the end-user. The architecture presented in this paper aims at covering the needs both from content providers and end-users, integrating them in a heterogeneous environment composed by the execution platform by means of different access networks and terminals. From the media industry perspective, the aim of the architecture is to provide a flexible system, so they can offer their content and added-value services. From the end-user viewpoint the aim is to provide an overlay structure that supports a multimedia personalized experience anytime, anywhere.