World Wide Web Consortium
"Real Time Multimedia and the Web"
(RTMW '96)

October 24-25, 1996
INRIA-Sophia Antipolis - France

Submission deadline has expired !

Please note that participation is limited to members of the program committee and authors of position papers !

NEW: Prelimimary program available !

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In the last year, there has been an increasing interest into the integration of audio and video into the Web. The Web offers the unique opportunity of fully integrating audio/video with many other media types (hypertext, images, ...), making Web technology a contender for the "television of the future".
However, lacking both a forum for standardisation and a common reference implementation, current solutions for audio/video integration into the Web tend to be piecemeal and non-interoperable. The purpose of this workshop is to provide a forum for exploring future directions of standardisation process in this area within the W3C (WWW Consortium). Participants will be representatives of W3C member organisations and other qualified experts from research and industry.
We solicit short position papers (one to maximally five pages) describing anything from a "wild idea" to a complete specification or implementations. The main areas of interest include (see also "W3C Activity: Audio and Video"):


There will be a limit of 70 participants. There is no registration fee. Potential participants should submit to the workshop chair short position papers of one to five pages. Most importantly, the paper should state clearly your potential contribution to/idea on the integration of real-time multimedia into the Web. The papers can be submitted via e-mail (preferred) or in paper form. Allowed formats for e-mail submissions are, in order of preference: a URL to the paper, HTML, Postscript, PDF, RTF and ASCII.
Papers will be reviewed by the program committee. Based on the reviews, we will ask a subset of participants to present talks. To maximize the time spent in interactive discussions, not all attendees will make presentations. However, all position papers will be included on the workshop website, and will appear in the printed participants' proceedings. W3C may also publish accepted papers.
Note: The website will be available ot the general public, so position papers must be available for public dissemination.
Workshop participants may also be interested visiting the "Protocol for High-Speed Networks" conference, which is scheduled at INRIA Sophia-Antipolis in the week after theW3C workshop.


Papers will be made available on the Web. Printed participants' proceedings will be distributed to workshop attendees. W3C may also publish accepted papers in other media.


Today: Send a message the workshop chair stating your intention to submit a paper, or your general interest in the workshop.

Submission deadline: Friday, September 13, 1996

Notification of acceptance: Friday, September 20, 1996

Paper Website available: Friday, October 4, 1996

Workshop: Thursday, October 24 and Friday, October 25, 1996


Workshop Chair:

Philipp Hoschka,

fax: +33 93 65 77 65

INRIA Sophia Antipolis
2004 route des Lucioles, BP-93
06902 Sophia Antipolis, Cedex

Program Committee Members:


The workshop will be held at INRIA Sophia Antipolis. Sophia Antipolis is a technology parc situated on the French Riviera, close to Cannes, Nice and the Italian border. It easily reachable from Nice International Airport (20 minutes by car). Direct flights from the US (New York) and most major airports in Europe are available. Hotel rooms at various price categories will be reserved and proposed to the participants.

Last modified August 8, 1996.