MWS 2013
Thu., Mar. 14, 2013 to Fri., Mar. 15, 2013 , Berlin, Germany

Day 1 - March 14, 2013

8:30 - 9:30 - Registration 

10:00 - 12:30

Presented by: Dr. Stefan Arbanowski, Stephan Pham, Christopher Krauss, Fraunhofer FOKUS

Despite the growing importance of mobile connectivity, television is still the most important source for information and entertainment in people’s households. To meet customers’ demands for a converged broadcast and Web experience, many devices today are already equipped with Internet access and various technologies to access applications and services or allow companion device scenarios (e.g. using tablets and smartphones). This tutorial overviews the emerging Hybrid TV market, technologies used, current standardization activities and future trends. Furthermore, methodologies and requirements to introduce or expand existing services on TVs are layed out.

IPTV & Hybrid TV Landscape

Hybrid TV or Connected TV have become commonly used terms for TV sets capable of Internet-based applications. This tutorial deals with currently deployed proprietary as well as standardized platforms (e.g. HbbTV and OIPF) and relationships between these solutions are illustrated. In addition a categorization of commercial off-the-shelf devices and their supported services is given for participants of this tutorial.

IPTV Architecture

This part of the tutorial discusses hardware requirements and different operating systems in currently deployed and future IPTV systems and middleware. Moreover principles such as managed vs. unmanaged IPTV or native vs. Web application development are elaborated. Hereby advantages and disadvantages of the various approaches are demonstrated.


What are common enablers for IPTV, Hybrid TV or WebTV services and how can they be integrated? This question is answered by diving into topics such as HTTP Adaptive Streaming, DRM and metadata information. Issues and limitations for new interactive services are debated and best-practices for these challenges are given.


State of the art TV applications and services are explored in this part of the tutorial. Where and how can new services be published and what are potential “killer applications” in the future? This discussion will focus on the needs of content providers with existing services or plans to introduce services in this emerging Hybrid TV market. Furthermore opportunities for converged Web and TV services are discussed as well as technical challenges explained.




No prequesites

Intended Audience

The tutorial is aimed at anyone interested in the convergence of broadcast and broadband, business opportunities, technical challenges and current research activities regarding IPTV, Hybrid TV and WebTV.

10:00 - 12:30

Presentedy by: Dr. Stephan Steglich, Max Tritschler, Louay Bassbouss, Martin Lasak

The ever-growing ubiquity and power of mobile devices and the trend of televisions becoming more than just dumb displays for moving images are two sides of the same coin. Both types of devices have outgrown their original purpose and are now used for tasks that previously required a PC or laptop. At the same time, users often own and use multiple devices in parallel, e.g. when watching TV or while working. Traditional application models are however focused on single devices and screens, although apps for the "second screen" have been getting a lot of interest recently.

In this tutorial we will highlight the differences and similarities of cross-platform, second-screen and multiscreen. We will furthermore explain the underlying technical challenges. Participants will also learn about design patterns for multiscreen applications, requirements and approaches that support developing cross-device and multiscreen applications.

From Cross-Platform to Multiscreen

We will introduce the concepts of Cross-Screen, Second Screen and Multiscreen apps using real-world example applications to highlight key differences between each of the regarded domains. The findings will help us to come to a clear definition of what characterizes each domain (cross-screen, second screen and multiscreen) and how they relate to each other.

Challenges for Multiscreen Applications

We will continue the tutorial with a survey on application scenarios for multiscreen and then brief the participants about technical implications and requirements that each use case introduces. Here we will examine different areas in the application lifecycle from a more technical perspective and cover several relevant topics ranging from distribution of apps across devices, discovery and synchronization to performance and security issues. We will conclude this part of the tutorial by presenting existing technical solutions in the industry, standardization bodies and current research, what solutions they bring and which gaps still remain, with respect to multiscreen app development.

Designing Multiscreen Applications

Participants will learn about differences in the design and the application model of single- and multiscreen applications. We will create a simple multiscreen application live during the session, demonstrating that developing multiscreen applications does not require a complete rethinking of traditional development workflows. We will then briefly look at how developers can benefit from an application platform or framework targeted on multiscreen applications.

12:30-13:30 - Lunch, Networking, Demos & Exhibition

workshop 1 - 13:30 - 18:00

TV - Hybrid, Smart, Social, Multiscreen - What is Next?

Chair: Stefan Arbanowski, Fraunhofer FOKUS, Germany


  • HbbTV update, what is possible, what is next
    Jon Piesing, TP Vision / Philips, Director Standardisation, UK
  • Web Technologies for Interactive TV Apps
    Giueppe Pascale, Opera Software, Product Manager TV & Connected Devices, Sweden
  • HbbTV perspectives – interaction and access
    Christoph Ziegler, Institut für Rundfunktechnik (IRT), Germany
  • Resolving CRIDs on the Net
    Alexander Adolf, Condition-ALPHA, Technology Consultant, Germany

14:50-15:20 Coffee Break, Networking, Demos & Exhibition


  • HTTP based streaming everywhere
    Dr. Stefan Lietsch, Zattoo, Vice President Engineering, Germany
  • Adaptive Streaming using DASH
    Stefan Lederer, Bitmovin, CEO & Founder, Austria
  • Formatting the second screen
    Jeroen Elfferich, Ex Machina, CEO, Netherlands

16:40 - 17:10 Coffee Break, Networking, Demos & Exhibition


  • Content is Apps
    Antonio Pavolini, Telecom Italia, Business Analyst Social Media, Italy
  • Interaction mechanism for controlling media content
    Peter-Yves Ruland, ruwido, Senior Business Development Manager, Germany
  • mobile interactive video during your ski holiday
    Dr. Lyndon Nixon, STI2, Head of Research, Austria Future media in the real world: mobile interactive video during your ski holiday
workshop 2 - 13:30 - 18:00

Web technologies for Smart Cities & Internet of Things

Chair: Dr. Stephan Steglich, Fraunhofer FOKUS, Germany


  • Smart cities as a web of people, things and services
    Dr. Dave Raggett, W3C, W3C Fellow, UK
  • The Web of Things (web tech for IoT/M2M)
    Dr. Nick Allott, UbiApps, CTO, UK
  • Smart City at T-Labs: Hamburg’s smart port logistics & webinos cross screen payment
    Joachim Schonowski, Senior Expert, Ernst-Joachim Steffens, Telekom Innovation Laboratories, Germany
  • Web Application local network service discovery
    Claes Nilsson, Sony Mobile Communications AB, Master Engineer - Web Research, Sweden

14:50-15:20 Coffee Break, Networking, Demos & Exhibition


  • W3C standards for Multiscreen
    Professor Jean-Claude Dufourd, Telecom ParisTech, Directeur d'études, France
  • Cross-screen Web Applications
    Dr. Kiyoshi Tanaka, NTT Service Evolution Laboratories, Japan
  • Collaborative Working solutions for SMEs based on Web Technologies
    Dr. Javier Caminero, Telefonica R&D,Technological Specialist, Spain

16:40-17:10 Coffee Break, Networking, Demos & Exhibition


  • Gesture Jam – Interactive Window Shopping using Microsoft Kinect
    Sven Haiges, hybris GmbH, Technology Strategist, Germany
  • Stereoscopic 3D web: utilizing a 3D display in the web
    Dr. Dong-Young Lee, LG, web standards activity, Korea
  • How videoconference can be social, immersive and transparent?
    Oliver Martinot, Alcatel-Lucent, Bell-Labs, Department Head Multimedia Technologies Domain, France

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Day 2 - March 15, 2013 - Conference 

08:30-09:30 - Registration, Welcome Coffee

09:45 - 10:45 - session 1 

Welcome and Opening Presentation "Future Media Web"

Opening & Welcome Presentation by Conference Chairs: Dr. Stefan Arbanowski & Dr. Stephan Steglich, Fraunhofer FOKUS, Germany

 09:45 - 10:45 - session 2

Standards Panel "Connected TV" – where we are, where do we go?

Chair: Dr. Stefan Arbanowski, Fraunhofer FOKUS, Germany

Panel discussion: OIPF, HbbTV, W3C Web and TV, DASHIF, SmartTV Alliance


  • OPEN IPTV FORUM Presentation (Orange)
    Mohamed Dadas
  • W3C Web & TV IG Presentation (Opera)
    Giuseppe Pascale
  • DASH Industry Forum Presentation (Qualcomm)
    Dr. Thomas Stockhammer
  • Smart TV Alliance Presentation (TP Vision)
    Volker Blume
  • HbbTV Presentation (HTTV)
    Régis Saint Girons

10:45-11:15 - Coffee Break, Networking, Demos & Exhibition

11:15 - 12:15 - session 3

Web technologies in the wild – from desktop to smart cities

Chair: Alan Baldwin - Samsung Research Institute, Technology Manager, UK

  • Smart Cities, Internet of Things and Web Technologies - Implementation perspective
    Ajit Jaokar, Futuretext, Founder, UK
  • Expanding the Web beyond desktop and mobile to the Web of Things
    Dr. Dave Raggett, W3C, W3C Fellow, UK
  • Security: a key factor to make Smart Cities happening
    Dr. Virginie Galindo, Gemalto, Technical Marketing Standardization and Technology Department, France
  • Multiscreen collaboration to realize resilient information sharing
    Masayuki Ihara, NTT Service Evolution Laboratories, Japan

12:15-13:15 - Lunch, Networking, Demos & Exhibition

13:15 - 14:30 - session 4

Streaming Media – Internet, the new broadcasting channel?

Chair: Dr. Stephan Steglich, Fraunhofer FOKUS, Germany

  • DASH264: Towards an Interoperable OTT Video Delivery Solution
    Dr. Thomas Stockhammer, Qualcomm, Consultant for Technical Standards, Germany
  • ConnectedTV Portals: Real usage statistics of a portal provider
    Jan Wendt, NetRange,CEO, Germany
  • TV & mobile devices: just second screens?
    Dr. Fleming Lampi, net mobile AG, Product Manager, Germany
  • Connected TV – Multiplayer Gaming for the whole family
    Jukka Saarelainen, GoFresh,COO & Co-Founder, Germany
  • SmartTV Update
    Volker Blume, TP Vision, Technical Product Manager Philips Television, Germany

14:30-15:00 - Coffee Break, Networking, Demos & Exhibition

15:00 - 16:00 - session 5

Metadata - searching, finding, recommending content

Chair: Lajos Lange, IT- Project Manager, Axel Springer, Germany

  • Wikidata - the Wikipedia of Data
    Dr. Denny Vrandecic, Wikimedia Deutschland e.V., Project lead Wikidata, Germany
  • Movisto - Personalized TV Programm
    Jan Reichold, rtv media group,CFO, Germany
  • A new view of TV everywhere: Entertainment Unbound
    Leander Carell, NOWILTUS/ Rovi Corp, Managing Director, Germany
  • Implementation of a Recommendation System for Multimedia Contents in Vestel SmartTV Portal
    Dr. Gürkan Üstünkar, VESTEL, Senior Researcher, Turkey

16:00-16:30 - Coffee Break, Networking, Demos & Exhibition

16:30 - 17:15 - session 6

Apps World

Chair: Dr. Oliver Friedrich, Deutsche Telekom AG, T-Labs, Senior Expert New Media, Germany

  • A DVB-T-based hybrid TV portal
    Daniel Kleinbauer, Media Broadcast, Head of Product Management Hybrid TV, Germany
  • Top of the VODs – inspection: defects & prospects
    Tobias Künkel, TeraVolt, Managing Director, Germany
  • The Changing Game of Online User Experience in a Multi-Device World
    Dirk Bartels, idealo, Head of Product Management, Germany

17:15 – 18:00 End of Conference, Coffe, Farewell, Demos & Exhibition