Media Analysis Management Interface Incubator Group Charter

The mission of the Media Analysis Management Interface Incubator Group, part of the Incubator Activity, is to discuss the requirements and determine the feasibility of the "Media Analysis Management Interface" which consists of the data model and exchange protocol for the analysis data of various media, such as video images, RFID sensor data, and so on.

This interface enables understanding the real world at low cost using analysis engines such as video image processing engines, sensor data analysis engines, and so on. Thus, we will be able to provide various services such as physical security service, environmental load reduction service and intelligent accessibility service easily.

Join the Media Analysis Management Interface Incubator Group.

End date 13 December 2011
Confidentiality Proceedings are public
Initial Chairs Nobuhisa Shiraishi (NEC Corporation)
Initiating Members
Usual Meeting Schedule Primary communication: Email
Teleconferences: As needed
Face-to-face: 5-6 per year



The objective of this incubator group is as follows:

Position of this interface

To realize the objective described above, we introduce the "analysis data manager" between applications and analysis engines, and determine the analysis data manager and various analysis engines as the "metadata integration platform"(MIP) which integrates the analysis data and provides them to applications. We introduce the following two interfaces as the media analysis management interface:

Merits of this interface

This interface will provide the following merits:

Requirements for this interface

The requirements for this interface are as follow:

Issues of this interface

We will study the following issues of this interface:


This incubator group will publish the following documents:

Dependencies and Liaisons

We study the requirements and feasibility of the media analysis management interface referring following other standardization groups.

W3C Groups

Media Fragments WG
Jointly discuss the use cases of the fragments of video images as a kind of services which use real world analysis.
Semantic Web Activity
Use RDF as the basic framework to express the real world analysis data.
Geolocation WG
Refer as the API to access location data based on real world analysis.
Multimodal Interaction WG
Refer as the client-side platform to access the real world analysis data.
Device APIs and Policy WG
Refer as the API to access the client-side devices to analyze the real world.
Media Annotations WG
Refer the cross-community data integration ontologies for interoperability of various kinds of real world analysis data.

External Groups

Refer the data model defined in MPEG-7 as vocabularies for video image analysis.
An open standards organization which develops and promotes Internet standards, cooperating closely with the W3C and ISO/IEC standards bodies and dealing in particular with standards of the TCP/IP and Internet protocol suite.


We welcome people who have interest in the media analysis management interface, including application developers and analysis engine developers as members of this incubator group. The members of this incubator group should attend the tele-conferences and face-to-face meetings of this incubator group.


This group primarily conducts its work on the public mailing list public-xg-mami@w3.org (archive). The group's Member-only list is member-xg-mami@w3.org (archive).

Information about the group (deliverables, participants, face-to-face meetings, teleconferences, etc.) is available from the Media Analysis Management Interface Incubator Group home page.

Decision Policy

As explained in the Process Document (section 3.3), this group will seek to make decisions when there is consensus. When the Chair puts a question and observes dissent, after due consideration of different opinions, the Chair should record a decision (possibly after a formal vote) and any objections, and move on.

Patent Policy

This Incubator Group provides an opportunity to share perspectives on the topic addressed by this charter. W3C reminds Incubator Group participants of their obligation to comply with patent disclosure obligations as set out in Section 6 of the W3C Patent Policy. While the Incubator Group does not produce Recommendation-track documents, when Incubator Group participants review Recommendation-track specifications from Working Groups, the patent disclosure obligations do apply.

Incubator Groups have as a goal to produce work that can be implemented on a Royalty Free basis, as defined in the W3C Patent Policy.

For more information about disclosure obligations for this group, please see the W3C Patent Policy Implementation.

About this Charter

This charter for the Media Analysis Management Interface Incubator Group has been created according to the Incubator Group Procedures documentation. In the event of a conflict between this document or the provisions of any charter and the W3C Process, the W3C Process shall take precedence.

Nobuhisa Shiraishi, NEC Corporation

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