the design process for high-end multimedia systems has become a crucial
bottleneck due to the increasing complexity of both the software and
the underlying hardware, coupled with shortened time-to-market
pressures. While there has been a notable growth in the use and
applications of multimedia systems and in the evolution of
system-on-chip design technology, there are still enormous
opportunities for improving design productivity in this domain. Given
this backdrop, the aim of this workshop is to bring together people
from different multimedia-related research communities (e.g, software,
architectures, real-time systems, DSP, compilers, multimedia
applications) who have worked separately, but did not interact
sufficiently to address the challenges facing the design of hardware
and software for multimedia systems.
After a very successful debut in 2003, consolidated in successive
years, we hope that this sixth edition will present a good opportunity
for specialists from academia and industry to contribute to this
exciting research area. The program will bring together original work
from both, academic and industrial research and development. As in the
previous editions, papers will be accepted for 30-min oral presentation
followed by interactive poster sessions.
All accepted papers will appear in the workshop proceedings to be
published by the IEEE.
special issue of Springer's Journal of Signal Processing Systems with
the best papers from ESTIMedia '07 will appear this year and a similar
journal special issue is planned for ESTIMedia '08.