Working Sessions

Two working sessions will be held on Tuesday, 21 September. Both session will take place from 14:00 to 17:30.

The fee to attend either session is 50 USD and includes access to the session and refreshments.

It is possible to only register for a working session and not for the conference.

Working Session 1: Authoring multimedia documents: challenges and tools

Abstract: Multimedia documents are available in many settings which include the web and desktop applications, as well as games and interactive TV. The authoring of multimedia documents demands attention to many issues relative to the structure and the synchronization of the media components, to the specification of the document and of the interaction, the roles of authors and end users, as well as issues concerning reuse and digital rights management. Several complementary approaches to support the authoring of multimedia documents have been reported in the literature, and in many cases they have been experimented by means of authoring tools and applications. This working session will demonstrate several tools and applications, discussing how they tackle the main issues relative to the process of authoring, as well as their limitations. The main outcome of this session will be a list of design issues for future tools and applications.

Organisers: Maria da Graça C. Pimentel (Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil), Luiz F. G. Soares (PUC-Rio, Brazil), Dick C. A. Bulterman (CWI, The Netherlands), Pablo Cesar (CWI, The Netherlands), Rodrigo Laiola Guimarães (CWI, The Netherlands), Cesar A. C. Teixeira (Universidade Federal de São Carlos, Brazil), Ethan V. Munson (U.Wisconsin – Milwaukee, U.S.A.)

Working Session 2: Ebooks: Challenges In Document Engineering

Abstract: For the first time, on Christmas Day 2009, Amazon sold more electronic books than physical books. It seems that after several false starts the era of eBooks is now upon us.
At present, eBooks are being built using simple modifications to existing document formats. In particular, EPUB, which is rapidly becoming the de facto standard for eBooks, is based mainly on HTML.
In this working session, we examine the implications and opportunities that eBooks bring to Document Engineering research. We will consider the current state of the art in eBook technology and also what new opportunities (e.g. the possibility for interactive documents) are offered by these recent developments.

Organisers: Steven R. Bagley (University of Nottingham, UK), David F. Brailsford (University of Nottingham, UK)

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