Ralf Jurrien : May 13th 2007 - 21:53 CET
I3A Inspiring Imaging Innovation conference
I3A Inspiring Imaging Innovation conference : The International Imaging Industry Association, the leading global association for the imaging industry, has announced the program for its 61st Annual Conference, Inspiring Imaging Innovation, to be held at The Curtis Hotel in Denver, June 6-8, 2007. The I3A event will look in depth at the emerging technologies that will fuel success in the constantly evolving imaging industry, while exploring accompanying business challenges and formulating the next steps to turn those challenges into opportunities for all sectors of the imaging industry. The Annual Conference is also the occasion for I3A's Annual Achievement and Safety Award presentations. |
I3A sponsors - Curtis Hotel Denver|
I3A members and non-members are invited to attend, as are media representatives. Event sponsors include HP at the Platinum level; FotoNation and Nethra Imaging at the Gold level; and Eastman Kodak Company, Felix Schoeller and Fujifilm Corporation at the Silver level. I3A is making the future imaging ecosystem possible by bringing together the industry's brightest minds, not only to envision the future but to take action to make it happen. With active members from all sectors of the industry, including mobile carriers, equipment and silicon vendors alongside the traditional imaging companies, I3A has the critical mass to raise the market tide for all. Its annual conference is where it all comes together, where attendees look beyond the technology and business landscapes, to identify tomorrow's opportunities and the innovations needed for the industry to successfully navigate the continuous waves of change ahead.
International Imaging Industry Association
"For the two days of our Annual Conference, Denver will be the epicenter of the imaging industry. Attendees will have unique opportunities to see firsthand the cutting-edge technologies in our industry directly from the people who are developing these innovative solutions," said Lisa Walker, I3A's president. "Our event's highly interactive format provides for give-and-take among presenters and conference participants, delivering the maximum level of actionable information and contacts to attendees. Last year's conference spawned the exciting Camera Phone Image Quality Initiative: you never know what might come out of the conference this year."
Tim Rueth, Rhevision Intriguing new tunable lens systems for miniature and mobile imaging systems (camera phones, digital still cameras, video recorders).
Single-Pixel compressive sensing imaging
Richard Baraniuk, Rice University Compressive Sensing includes the ability to obtain an image with a single detection element while measuring the image/video fewer times than the number of pixels - this can significantly reduce the computation required for video acquisition/encoding.
Megapixels - Truth & Consequence
Moderator: Sally Wiener Grotta, DigitalBenchmarks Panelists: Ed Dowski, CDM Optics; Bob Gann, HP; Don Williams, Eastman Kodak Company; Eric Zarakov, FotoNation Extra megapixels may be more of a marketing strategy than a real advantage to consumers. The majority of digital capture devices sold today are camera phones, where megapixel means less than ever.
Kishore Moturi, InvenSense New technology advances in gyro-based advanced image stabilization techniques for next-generation digital still cameras and camera phones. Ram Kakarala, Avago Technologies Image stabilization is an important factor in improving image quality in digital still cameras with large (10-30X) optical zooms and for camera phones where one-handed operation often leads to blurred images.
Camera phone image quality panel
Moderator: Nicolas Touchard, DxO Labs Panelists: Jack Holm, HP; Paul Hubel, Foveon; Ping Wah Wong, Nethra Imaging; Mats Wernersson, Sony Ericsson Lack of standards and metrics for measuring and testing camera phone image quality is one of the key issues affecting our industry today. Image quality motivates consumers to print or share those images (and thereby produce revenue). This panel session will focus on subjective evaluation - can we really measure how people decide which photos they like?
Online photo services
Moderator: Kristy Holch, Independent Writer Panelists: Sang Hung, Sprint; Chris Klingebiel, HP Snapfish; Amy McDonough, Webshots; Craig McGowan, Eastman Kodak Company Have the players in the online and mobile photo services sector fulfilled the promise of online photo services to consumers? What does the future hold for this sector? What is the impact of mobile phones?
Raw image format
Recent work on the revision of the TIFF/EP standard has opened the possibility of providing encoding and decoding of RAW data. This session explores the various standardization efforts around RAW Image Formats from the ISO perspective.
Metadata - Elusive grail of imaging
Moderator: Eugene Mopsik, ASMP Panelists: Richard Anderson, Richard Anderson Photography; Bryan Calkins, CogniSign; George John, Motorola; Nelson Nunes, PLUS Combined with "smart camera phones" that know your calendar, your GPS location, and other pertinent details, intelligent metadata could finally deliver the promise of easy organization, search and retrieval of images.
What are the real roadblocks
I3A members and non-members are invited to join HP, FotoNation, Nethra Imaging, Eastman Kodak Company, Felix Schoeller and Fujifilm Corporation as sponsors for the conference. A limited number of sponsorship opportunities is still available, some with the option of a tabletop exhibit. I3A's conference is an effective platform for promoting a company's product or service offerings to the prime audience that is I3A's special blend of member companies, reaching every corner of the global imaging industry, in a staging ground for an exchange of ideas among attendees and industry influencers.
About the International Imaging Industry Association
I3A is the leading global imaging industry association, driving growth of and setting standards for the photographic and information imaging markets. As the industry focal point, I3A offers a framework and environment where members can quickly find resources to solve critical issues and develop market solutions. Members of I3A work together to find common ground for advancing the industry and to enable better products and services for their customers.