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Immersive Media Meets 5G

February 23, 2019

Following a highly successful first Workshop in December 2017, 3GPP and VRIF are organizing the second edition on April 15 and 16, 2019 in cooperation with the Advanced Imaging Society. Industry technology leaders and participants will present and discuss around this year’s theme: “Immersive Media Meets 5G”

The Workshop is hosted by Sony Pictures at its beautiful studio location in Culver City, Los Angeles.

If you develop innovative Immersive Media/Mobile Networking you are invited to showcase your solution, please see https://www.vr-if.org/events/3gpp-vrif-ais-workshop/ for details.

Confirmed speakers include HTC, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Orange, Khronos, 3GPP, Ericsson, Huawei, Intel, MPEG, Orange, Qualcomm, VRIF, Nvidia and more.

immersive mediaWhat is the Workshop’s Goal?

Understanding the future of the immersive Media Ecosystem and Services, and the technologies and standards required to make it happen. Understanding where the opportunities are and which gaps need to be filled to maximize the potential of immersive media services.

Why Should I Attend?

The workshop consists of an exchange of views and ideas between experts, which includes the participants as well as speakers. It contains diverse and interesting expert talks, no marketing, but a technical and insightful conversation. The workshop offers networking opportunities with peers and experts working at the cutting edge of (mobile) networking technologies and immersive services. You can also experience (and show!) the latest Immersive Media & 5G demos.

What Will I Learn ?

Providers of immersive content and services will understand how immersive media is enabled by 5G, what the most compelling features are that make 5G different from previous mobile standards - and what the timelines are. Those building technologies will better understand which requirements are essential for immersive services, and what may still be missing. Those working on standards and specs will understand where the most immediate needs are for well-defined interfaces.

Our goal is a fruitful and inspiring exchange of views and ideas between experts working at the cutting edge of immersive media distribution – be part of it, and secure your place today – Early Bird registration ends March 15! The participant and demo fees cover the cost of lunches, networking breaks and a drinks reception with demos.

See you in April at the Sony Studios!

Article Authors:

Frédéric Gabin, Ericsson, Chair 3GPP SA4
Paul Higgs, Huawei, President VR Industry Form (VRIF)
Jim Chabin, President, Advanced Imaging Society (AIS)
Paul Szucs, Sony Europe
Gilles Teniou, Orange
Thomas Stockhammer, Qualcomm
Mauricio Aracena, Ericsson
Rob Koenen, Tiledmedia

Contact for this article: Kevin FLYNN, Marketing and Communications Officer, 3GPP
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