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Thursday, May 9, 10:30 – 18:00 h, Room K3
Metadata Symposium – Present State of Chaos and Wishes for Solutions
Chair: Gerhard Stoll, IRT, München, Germany
Pre-Convention Special Event!

NOTE: Separate registration for this pre-convention symposium is required !!!
Price for AES Members (Non-Members) - includes simple lunch
Advance Registration: EUR 80,- (EUR 100,-) – On-line registration form or printed form
On Site Registration: EUR 100,- (EUR 120,-) – Thursday, May 9, 09:00-10:30 h, Hall 4
Discounts are given if registered for the Full Convention Program as well

Bullet Points of the Symposium:

  • Which are the appropriate interfaces for an end-to-end delivery of metadata?
Who is going for first implementations?
Are the Standards mature enough?
  • How can existing production and scheduling tools be integrated into an overall concept of metadata?

Are the industry partners willing to integrate their systems into such an overall concept?

  • Are there already ideas for solutions or concepts available in the different broadcasting organizations?

What are the time frames?
Can the European broadcasters agree on one concept?


10:30 – 12:00 Papers/Presentations:
Actual situation of radio broadcaster and webcaster:
State of chaos and wishes for solutions

  1. 10:30 – 11:00
    Mary-Ellen Kitchens, Udo Appel and Günter Marschall, BR München, Germany
    “Orchestrating Metadata Exchange in the Broadcasting Environment:
    Workflow and Systems Architecture Analysis in Conjunction With the Development of Integrated System Structures at the Bavarian Broadcasting Corporation”
  2. 11:00 – 11:30
    Toni Siegert, Rainer Tief and Hans Helmreich, BR-Online München, Germany
    “Metadata in a Multimedia World - Key Aspects from the seven years History of, Munich”
  3. 11:30 – 12:00
    Lars Jonsson, Swedish Broadcasting Corp., Stockholm, Sweden
    “Metadata Handling of a Nordic Broadcaster today and concepts for the future”
12:00 – 13:30 Papers/Presentations:
Possible solutions for radio broadcaster and webcaster:
For the production/postproduction site as well as for end-to-end delivery
  1. 12:00 – 12:30
    John Jordan and Carol Owens, BBC, London, UK
    Proposed Title: ”Metadata definition for digital production in the BBC’s radio areas”
  2. 12:30 – 13:00
    Gerhard Möller, D.A.V.I.D. GmbH, München, Germany
    Proposed Title: “Today’s and tomorrow’s solutions to handle Metadata in radio broadcast and webcast”
  3. 13:00 – 13:30
    Vitor M. L. Teixeira, INESC Porto, Portugal
    “ Linking and transporting essence and Metadata over the production chain”
13:30 – 14:30 Lunch break

14:30 – 16:00 Papers/Presentations:
Standardisation Activities in the field of Metadata for broadcast and webcast
  1. 14:30 – 14:50
    Stephan Herrman, TU München, Germany
    "The new MPEG-7 Standard on Metadata and its application model"
  2. 14:50 – 15:10
    Jürgen Herre, FhG-IIS, Erlangen, Germany
    “MPEG-7 Audio: Looking into the audio content”
  3. 15:10 – 15:30
    Giorgio Dimino, RAI Centro Ricerche Innovazione Tecnologica, Torino, Italy
    “Automatic generation of programme related descriptive Metadata”
  4. 15:30 – 16:00
    Chris Chambers, BBC Research and Development, Kingswood Warren, UK
    “A Standardised use of Modelling tools to aid Metadata system designs and AES Standards Activities in the field of Audio Metadata”
16:00 – 18:00 Panel Discussion
Where are the solutions for today’s and tomorrow’s digital audio production, broadcast and webcast?
A discussion between the “industry on the stage” and the “users in the floor”

(Short presentations of 10 minutes, followed by panel discussion)

  1. Klaus M. Heidrich, VCS Nachrichtentechnik GmbH, Bochum, Germany
  2. Rainer Kellerhals, blue order GmbH, tecmath AG, Germany
  3. Jörg Houpert, Houpert Digital Audio, Germany
  4. John Couling, Dolby, UK
  5. Bruce Martin, IBM UK, London, UK
  6. NN, Digidesign, US
  7. Gerhard Möller, D.A.V.I.D. GmbH, München, Germany
18:00 Open end of 1st AES Metadata Symposium:
Social get-together with some drinks in ATRIUM 3 of M.O.C.

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