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We are pleased to receive Roberto Azeverdo from PUC Rio (Brazil). He will give a talk on Thursday, December 14 at 10:30 in room Sardaigne (F102, blue level).

Exploring Integrated Broadcast-broadband for Advanced Multimedia Services

Integrated Broadcast-Broadband (IBB) multimedia services combine both broadcast and broadband technologies to provide high quality, flexible, and interactive multimedia experiences. Broadcast provides efficient simultaneous delivery of high-quality information to many viewers. Broadband augments the broadcast service and enables personalized features that can drive the user engagement and provide an improved quality of experience.

In this talk, I will discuss the foundations of IBB multimedia services, cover ongoing research, provide practical concerns about them, and details two advanced IBB use cases from our current research efforts: an end-to-end interactive depth-based 3D video, and a high-quality IBB companion screen services.

On the depth-based 3D video side, I will discuss the coding, transmission, delivery, and rendering of an IBB system that supports immersive interactive applications for multiview autostereoscopic 3D displays.

On the companion screens side, I will present the foundations of our solution, which supports interactive distributed multimedia applications with a fine inter-device synchronization.

Finally, I will provide additional envisioned scenarios, highlight some of the open issues, and discuss research possibilities in the area.