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  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

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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.