Fraunhofer FOKUS

7th FOKUS Media Web Symposium

News from May 22, 2018

From May 15 to 16, 2018, Fraunhofer FOKUS organized the 7th FOKUS Media Web Symposium. Year after year, the annual conference attracts more than 200 international media and technology experts from 20 countries to present and discuss the latest trends. This year we focussed on Video Streaming tech, 360° Video and virtual/Augmented Reality.

Since 2010 the FOKUS Media Web Symposium has become an absolutely not-to-be-missed on the Video Tech calendar. We were pleased to welcome more than 200 participants from 20 countries who listened to and discussed interesting topics in 3 tutorials, 2 workshops and the conference with 40 speakers. During the two symposium days, technical aspects as well as trends and business related aspects of the new technologies are being presented and discussed. The main themes of the 7th FOKUS Media Web Symposium were the latest developments in Internet delivered Media such as 360° Video and Virtual/Augmented Reality. The tutorials, workshops and conference day also offered the latest insights in future challenges, opportunities and standardization.

The most controversial discussion arose over the question of whether the broadcast is dead. There was agreement on the importance of low latency streaming in this context, especially for live broadcasts. After his talk about optimizing the end-to-end streaming latency for time sensitive content, Nicolas Weil from AWS Elemental sums up: “Always a pleasure to speak at Fraunhofer FOKUS MWS: great audience, challenging questions and great interactions!”

In the exhibition area, sponsors and partners as well as Fraunhofer FOKUS showed their latest developments and solutions. During coffee breaks and lunch, the opportunity to network was very well received. Many thanks go to our sponsors and supporters that made the event possible: BITMOVIN, Limelight, BitTubes, IRT, DASH-IF, HbbTV, WAVE, W3C, VRIF, VPRT and bitkom.

Hand in hand with the 7th FOKUS Media Web Symposium event Fraunhofer FOKUS hosted face-to-face meetings for working groups of DASH-IF, dash.js and W3C.