Networked Audiovisual Media Technologies (VISNET)

December 2003 - November 2005 European Commission FP6 NoE IST-506946

Contact Person: Jaime Delgado

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Project description

VISNET, a NoE continued as VISNET II, aims to create a sustainable world force of leading research groups in the field of networked audiovisual (AV) media technologies applied to home platforms. The member institutions have grouped together to set up a network of excellence with a clear vision for integration, research and dissemination plans. The research activities within VISNET will cover several disciplines related to networked AV systems and home platforms. These are:

  • Creation/Coding of AV content for immersive platforms
  • Storage and transport of AV information over heterogeneous networks
  • AV analysis techniques for immersive communications
  • Security of AV content and transmissions

DMAG activity

Our work inside this project will comprise several activities, including:

  • Metadata-based video compression schemes
  • Interoperability of formats and data models
  • Design and analysis of protocols for secure distribution
  • Adaptation of protection techniques currently supported to AV transmissions
  • Specification of appropriate key distribution for the needs of AV secure transmissions
  • Use of metadata to provide information related to access control
  • Participation in Standardisation bodies (mainly CEN/ETSI)
  • Design protocols for anonymous purchase based on asymmetric watermarking


  • University of Surrey (coordinator)
  • Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
  • Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
  • France Telecom R&D
  • Fraunhofer Institut for Communication Technology, Heinrich Hertz Institute
  • Instituto de Engenharia e Sistemas de Computadores do Porto
  • Instituto Superior Técnico
  • Joint Research Centre
  • Politecnico di Milano, Dipartimento di Elettronica e Informazione
  • Teknik University Berlin
  • Thales Research and Technology (UK)
  • Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
  • Universitat Pompeu Fabra(UPF)
  • Vodafone
  • Warsaw University of Technology