DVB World INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
The essential annual conference and exhibition dedicated to DVB standards and their implementation

DVB World 2002 International Conference

Dublin, March 6 – 8, 2002

Conference Programme

Day 1 – Wednesday 6th March 2002


08:00 – 09:00 Registration
08:45 – 09.15 Opening Remarks by George Waters, President of the IAB.
Keynote Address: The Digital Hub, Ireland’s International Digital Enterprise Area.
Dan Flinter, Chief Executive Officer, Enterprise Ireland
Session 1: DVB 2.0 – moving forward with digital media
Chair: Helmut Stein (Premiere Medien), Chair of DVB Promotions and Communications Module
09:15 – 09:40 The DVB Project – how far have we come, and what did we learn?
Theo Peek (Philips) Chairman of DVB
09:40 – 10:05 The DVB Commercial module – what are the new challenges of DVB 2.0?
Graham Mills (BT), Chairman of the DVB Commercial Module
10:05 – 10:30 The DVB Technical Module – what will be the new challenges of DVB 2.0?
To be announced.
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 – 11:30 The DVB IPR Module – what will change with DVB 2.0?
Carter Eltzroth (Mindport), Chairman of the DVB Intellectual Property Rights Module
11:30 – 12:00 The US Cablelabs vision of digital media delivery
Richard Green (Cable Labs), Chief Executive Officer
12:00 – 12:30 The Digital Terrestrial Operators perspective on digital interactive television
Ismo Silvo (YLE)
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch
Session 2: digital interactive multimedia
Chair: Aleksandar Todorović, Director and Dean, IAB.
14:00 – 14:30 MHP 1.01 and 1.1 – what can they do, and for whom?
Jon Piesing (Phillips)
14:30 – 15:00 Declarative content in the MHP
Sean Hayes (Microsoft)
15:00 – 15:30 The test suites for MHP – what do the offer?
Rainer Schaefer (IRT)
15:00 – 15:30 Harmonising MHP around the world
Bill Foote (Sun Microsystems)
16:00 – 16:30 Coffee break
16:30 – 17:00 MHP for mobiles – is this the next challenge?
Georg Lütteke (EICTA)
17:00 – 18:00 Panel and Interactive Audience Session
Questions on the presentations, and
How can we overcome any remaining barriers to the success of MHP?

Chair: Georg Lütteke (EICTA)

Panelists and Speakers:
Wilfried Geuen (Panasonic) representing the MHP Testing Consortium
Richard Green ( CableLabs)
Carter Eltzroth (Mindport)
Other panel members to be announced.
18:00 Close of day 1


Day 2 – 7th March 2002

Session 3: The new DVB synergies
Chair: David Wood, Head of New Technology, EBU
09:00 – 09:30 Hybrid networks: co-operation between DVB and 3G telecomms platforms
David Crawford (Crowncastle)
09:30 – 10:00 MHP & PVR
Paul Bristow (Philips)
10:00 – 10:30 Title to be announced.
Chris Hibbert (ITV Digital)
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 – 11:30 DVB + MPEG4 =? What are the new options for baseband systems?
Ken McCann (ZetaCast)
11:30 – 12:00 Broadband DVB-S: what are the options and timescales?
Peter Barnett (Tandberg Television)
12:00 – 12:30 DVB + IP – Options and Opportunities
Albert Stienstra (Philips)
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch
Session 4: First sights beyond the horizon, and summary of the conference
Chair: Graham Mills, Chairman of Commercial Module of DVB
14:00 – 14:30 Digital Return Satellite Channel.
Martin Tomlinson (WebSat & University of Plymouth)
14:30 – 15:00 The technology trajectory – where is the end of the tunnel?
David Cutts (Strategy & Technology)
15:00 – 15:30 Will Flat Panel Displays change media delivery needs?
Mario Stroppiana (RAI) & David Wood (EBU)
15:30 – 16:00 Personalization - The Key to Unlock the Potential of Digital TV
Barry Smyth (ChangingWorlds.)
16.00 – 16.30 Coffee break.
16:30 – 17.00 eLeanring for DVB.
Donald Hickey (Ossidian) & Aleksandar Todorović (IAB)
17:00 – 17.30 Forced migration to digital.
Ruud Vader (Techno Trend)
17.30 – 18.00 Summary of the Conference, its main conclusions, and outline of current DVB plans for 2002
Peter MacAvock and Anthony Smith (DVB Project Office)
17.30 Close of Conference