New Horizons in Digital Media (NHDM 2012)

An Interdisciplinary Research Workshop

November 10, 2012
University of Bedfordshire, Luton, UK

University of Bedfordshire - Institute for Research in Applicable Computing Carleton University - Interactive Media Group

Digital Media (DM) and related technologies, services and products are no longer an option alongside more traditional media. They have been embedded into almost every aspect of modern life. The rapid growth of DM and their role in our world can be attributed to major distinguishing features including programmability, interactivity, mass storage, multi-dimensionality, and distributed structure (networking and mobility). Efficient use of these features is the key to successful utilization of DM-based systems. On the other hand, DM have intertwined with all facets of life to the level that studying them is no longer limited to one discipline. DM bring together three basic components of technology, people, and content. Proper academic study of DM should be a fundamental priority for universities and need to consist of these three components. The University of Bedfordshire, Institute for Research in Applicable Computing, invites all researchers, professionals, and students to participate in a one-day discussion on the new horizons in digital media research. Participants may submit a research presentation or poster on the workshop topics including but not limited to:

  • Advances in hardware and software
  • Graphics and Animation
  • Computer Games and Virtual Worlds
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Human-Computer Interaction (HCI)
  • Image Processing & Computer Vision
  • Web Applications
  • Mobile Applications
  • Communications and Networking
  • Information Technology Adoption and Usage
  • Educational Technologies
  • Multimedia Design
  • Digital and Interactive Art

The workshop program will include invited keynote talks from academia and industry, research presentations, and poster sessions. A separate track is scheduled for PhD research and student project presentations.

Workshop Program (PDF)

Workshop Abstracts (PDF)

Keynote Speakers:

  • Opening Talk: Dr. Ali Arya, Carleton University, Canada
  • Invited Speech: Dr. Abdennour El Rhalibi, Liverpool John Moores University, UK
  • Invited Speech: Dr. Andres Adolfo Navarro Newball, Universidad Javeriana in Cali, Colombia
  • Invited Speech: Gorm Lai, Kotori Studios and Global Game Jam, UK/Denmark

Technical Program Committee:

  • Dr. Baihua Li, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
  • Dr. Ali Arya, Carleton University, Canada
  • Dr. Edmond Prakash, University of Bedfordshire, UK

Submission Process:

Submissions should be sent to Dr. Edmond Prakash (Edmond.Prakash @ beds . ac . uk). The deadline for research submissions is November 8, 2012, as a 1-page extended abstract. Full papers are due on November 10 for the 6-page full papers to be included in the NHDM workshop proceedings. You may use these files as template for submission: long paper , extended abstract

The best papers from the workshop will be considered for publication in ACM Computers in Entertainment journal, if they are NOT published anywhere else.

Registration and Attendance:

Participation in the workshop without submitting a paper/abstract is welcomed. In order to register for the workshop, please send an email to: laleh.haidarikamelan @ study . beds . ac . uk