The Digital Media Project

Preliminary public information on the DMP workshop on

Rebuilding bridges between standardisation and industry
(Osaka, JP - 2004/07/12)

Standards play an important role for industry. In recent years, however, there has been a growing disconnect between the world of formal standard and industry. This workshop provides an opportunity for representatives of the "converging industries" (CE, broadcasting, IT, telco, content etc.) to express their standardisation needs and the problems they perceive with the current arrangement, and suggest of how things can be improved.

This workshop is a prelude of the start of DMP work on "Development of and Access to Standards" leading to the Publication of Recommended Actions on how to improve the way standards are developed and actually used.

Attendance at the workshop will be open to individuals claiming special knowledge of the topic. Please note that precedence will be given to speakers and DMP members, as the venue has limited seating capacity. There will be no meeting fees. If you plan to attend please inform the DMP Secretariat ( of your intention.

Time 2004/07/12T10:00-18:00
Place Shoshin Kaikan, 1-19 Naka-cho, Kadoma-shi, Osaka, Japan Tel: +81-6-6907-4812, Fax: +81-6-6907-4813
Host I. Minakata, T. Senoh and K. Nakamura - Standards Collaboration Center - Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
Organisation T. Kogure - University of Tokyo



Name Affiliation Title of speech
10:00 10:15 Leonardo Chiariglione DMP President Key Note Address
10:15 10:30 Hiroshi Yasuda DMP Director and Professor, University of Tokyo The issues
10:30 11:30 Shiro Kurihara Professor, University of Tokyo Current status of international standardisation
11:30 12:15 Thomas Curran Managing Director, Quartett GmbH The impact of international Standardisation for digital media distribution
12:15 13:30  

Lunch break

13:30 14:15 Keigo Majima Manager, NHK Science and Technical Research Lab Standardization of New Broadcasting System and Its Service Scenarios
14:15 15:00 Wen Gao Chinese Academy of Science  
15:00 15:15  

Coffee break

15:15 16:15 Kanae Matsushita Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry Open standards and IPR policy
16:15 17:00