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Motorola sponsor undergraduate Multimedia Systems Conference

Published: 13 February 2006

This year’s Multimedia Systems Conference was voted a great success, not just by the student participants and their lecturers, but also by the event’s sponsors, Motorola Automotive.

The annual conference forms a major part of the School’s final-year Computer Science course in Multimedia Systems. Students have the ambitious task of organizing and running a day-long conference, which showcases their own research findings in the form of presented papers. The whole process is as much as possible like an authentic conference, with individual research project posters, anonymous peer review, and a full day of presentations.

Out of 46 submissions to the conference this year, 16 were selected for presentation in four tracks: Multimedia Networking, Multimedia Storage and Retrieval, Content Creation and Application, and Distributed Multimedia Information Systems

Kevin Fogarty of Motorola Automotive gave the keynote presentation. ‘The whole event was a great success,’ he said, ‘with a high standard of posters and presentations. The topics chosen were very much in line with Motorola’s vision of “seamless mobility”.’

This year’s event was held at The Avenue Campus, and attracted a large audience. Prizes for best poster and best presentation went, respectively, to Emma Lee Choon and Miran Baric. The organizing committee was chaired by Josephine Ekman and Heather Packer; and the Multimedia Systems course co-ordinator is Dr David Millard.

Last year Dr Millard, along with Dr Mark Weal, Dr Hugh Davis and Su White, received a Vice-Chancellor's Teaching Award for the Multimedia Systems course, on which the conference is an innovative feature.

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