Integrated Authoring, Annotation, Retrieval, Adaptation, Personalization, and Delivery for Multimedia

  • Horst Eidenberger
  • Susanne Boll
  • Stavros Christodoulakis
  • Doris Divotkey
  • Klaus Leopold
  • Alessandro Martin
  • Andrea Perego
  • Ansgar Scherp
  • Chrisa Tsinaraki
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4877)


In this paper we present CoCoMA, an integrated platform, developed in the framework of the DELOS II European Network of Excellence on Digital Libraries, aiming at the unification of the most important aspects of multimedia management and multimedia presentation. The paramount goal of CoCoMA is to maximize the added value from task and data integration by the identification and exploitation of connection points and inherent workflow similarities. The paper provides a brief description of the involved research fields, suggests an architecture for integrated multimedia consumption and presentation, and discusses the most prominent connection points. Problems and solutions are discussed jointly, and illustrated by the components of the application prototype developed for the DELOS project.


Digital Library Multimedia Content Content Adaptation Media Object Multimedia Presentation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Horst Eidenberger
    • 1
  • Susanne Boll
    • 2
  • Stavros Christodoulakis
    • 3
  • Doris Divotkey
    • 1
  • Klaus Leopold
    • 4
  • Alessandro Martin
    • 5
  • Andrea Perego
    • 6
  • Ansgar Scherp
    • 7
  • Chrisa Tsinaraki
    • 3
  1. 1.Vienna University of TechnologyAustria
  2. 2.University of OldenburgGermany
  3. 3.Technical University of Crete 
  4. 4.University of KlagenfurtAustria
  5. 5.University of MilanItaly
  6. 6.University of Insubria at VareseItaly
  7. 7.OFFIS Institute for Information TechnologyGermany

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