Multimedia applications and services, currently provided and supported by
multiple specific network-centric architectures, are migrating towards a
single converged user-centric communications network. In this context, we
envisage an “internet of things”, and this represents one of the key
challenges for NGN standardization. This migration or evolution has
been recognized in ITU-T and a number of initiatives have started for
the development of global standards in specific areas like IPTV, GRID,
networked aspects of identification (including RFID aspects), sensor
networks and more. The aim of the NGN is to provide the necessary service
capabilities to support present and future multimedia applications and
services, taking into account the great potential for further development
of new services.
This workshop on Multimedia in NGN will contribute to the NGN vision of
supporting future multimedia services and applications, and will facilitate
experience and knowledge sharing between multimedia service and application
experts with the NGN community.
The various sessions will identify future developments at the service and
application level and their impact on NGN capabilities. The workshop will
investigate future trends driven by technology and business needs in the
area of multimedia services and applications, including those resulting
from fixed-mobile-broadcast convergence.
This workshop is being webcasted in audio only and the archives are available through the
ITU's Internet Broadcasting Service.
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