Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Huomenna: Salero Open House

You are warmly welcome to experience and discuss the challenge of making cross media-production of games, movies and broadcast faster, better and cheaper.

SALERO Open House
13 June, 2007, 9-16
Sampo Hall, University of Art and Design Helsinki
Hämeentie 135 C, 00560 Helsinki

University of Art and Design Helsinki is a partner in SALERO research project financed by the EU Commission. The international conference "Open House SALERO" presents the results of the research done in SALERO and raise discussion about the innovativeness and creative processes in cross-media productions of the future. Complete realisation of SALERO’s vision is a long-term goal. We are at the first stage and want to show you the results. The aim of the multidisciplinary
conference is to galvanize discussion about the directions of the media production research and the media production itself.



09:00 Opening (Philip Dean, University of Art and Design Helsinki)
09:10 Welcome (Yrjö Sotamaa, University of Art and Design Helsinki)
09:20 SALERO's Vision, Objectives and Results (Werner Haas, JOANNEUM RESEARCH)
09:40 Keynote: Avatars Bridging the Semantic Gap (Mirjam Eladhari, Department of Technology, Art and New Media at Gotland University in Sweden and School of Computing at the University of Teesside, UK)
10:20 Coffee
10:40 'Intelligent Content' and Reusable Media in Different Contexts (Carl Goodman, Pepper's Ghost Productions)
11:00 Genres in Media Production (Merja Nieminen, University of Art and Design Helsinki)
11:20 From Media Production towards Self-Producing Media

* Current Advances in Multilingual Speech Synthesis (Carlos Monzo and Xavier Gonzalvo, Universitat Ramon Llull)
* Speech and Linguistic Analysis (Charlie Cullen, Dublin Institute of Technology)
* Character Animation (Marco Romeo, Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
* Audio (Tools) in Automatic Media Production (Gunnar Holmberg, Universitat Pompeu Fabra)

12:30 Lunch
13:15 SALERO's Experimental Productions

* Hack the Van (Geni de Vilar Font, Activa Multimedia)
* Triage (Richard Hackett and Richard Smithies, Blitz Games)
* Full House (Juhani Tenhunen, University of Art and Design Helsinki)
* MyTinyPlanets.com (Carl Goodman, Pepper’s Ghost Productions)

14:35 Coffee
14:50 Panel discussion
16:00 End of the Event

Registration is commendable, however not compulsory. Please register via email: mtammisa a* uiah.fi.

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