From: Mary Fran Yafchak <[log in to unmask]> To: [log in to unmask] Subject: Hold the date: 6th Annual ViDe Digital Video workshop Please mark your calendars for the 6th Annual SURA/ViDe Digital Video Workshop the week of March 22, 2004. Hold that date and plan to attend. This workshop has become recognized as the essential annual learning venue in collaborative videoconferencing, streaming video, and storing/serving video-on-demand. Workshop content will include examples of digital video projects in the research and education community, how-to sessions, and information on emerging technologies. The 2004 workshop will be held at University Place Conference Center and Hotel, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), in Indianapolis, Indiana <http://universityplace.iupui.edu>. More details will become available at: <http://www.vide.net/conferences/spr2004> . ** Participation is welcome! ** Please see the workshop website for information on submitting presentation proposals, exhibiting and sponsorship. Don't miss this event of the year for video applications in the research and education community! - The ViDe 2004 Workshop Planning Committee ------------------------ About ViDe Formed in 1998, ViDe (Video Development Initiative, <http://www.vide.net> ) is an international organization with the mission to promote the development and deployment of digital video technologies in research and higher education. ViDe's working groups: - Developed the highly acclaimed Video Conferencing Cookbook, soon to be released in its fourth revision; - Led H.323 deployment in higher education with the Large Scale Video Network Prototype; - Developed the globally deployed ViDeNet H.323 network; - Provided the underlying architecture for the Internet2 Commons; - Developed a metadata application profile for digital video description and access, the most recent version using MPEG-7; - Continue to provide H.323 leadership through their work in the development of video middleware (e.g. the commObject LDAP schema for authentication, authorization, and directory services) including the recent release of a new videoconferencing standard, ITU H.350, which provides a uniform way to store and retrieve information related to video and voice over IP in enterprise directories. H.350 was developed as a collaborative effort between ViDe and the Internet2 Middleware group and supports H.320, H.323, session initiation protocol (SIP), and non-standard protocols for experimental technologies.