The ISCE conference brings you the opportunity to attend relevant talks and to engage in fruitful discussions in panel sessions. We are proud to announce the following ISCE 2015 events:

The era of Ultra High Definition

Keynote Talk. Thursday 25/06/2015 9:00

The era of Ultra High Definition (UHD) broadcasting is just around the corner. UHD TVs supporting 4K resolution are already available in the market, and broadcasting stations are preparing UHD services. In the era of UHD broadcasting, superb user experiences can be provided by the eco system which comprises of consumer electronics companies, Hollywood studios, content distributors, and post-production and technology companies. Not only the increased resolution but also the improved visual quality based on high dynamic range (HDR) and wide color gamut will enable various UHD media applications. The new immersive media services such as 360-degree video combined with head-mounted display also emerged as a result of the recent progress in the content production, distribution, and media devices. This talk presents future media outlook in terms of immersive media and devices. First, I will give an overview of the recent trend and progress in the media services and devices by focusing on UHD broadcasting. Then, the new immersive media services which can provide the premium user experience will be introduced.

Jeong-Hoon Park

Jeong-Hoon Park

Mr. Jeong-Hoon Park as the Vice President of DMC(Digital Media and Communications) R&D Center in Samsung Electronics is currently developing the next generation multimedia technology for enabling the future innovative product and services. He joined Samsung Electronics in 1994, since then, he has developed next generation video compression technology by contributing to the international video coding standards such as MPEG-4, H.264, and HEVC of IT-T VCEG and ISO/IEC MPEG. And from 2002 to 2004, he has been involved in developing world-first mobile broadcasting technology as an active member of WorldDMB. His current main focus includes innovative multimedia technology and services with multimedia compression technology, vision processing and multimedia systems including broadcasting and communications.

The Explosive Growth of First Person Video

Keynote Talk. Wednesday 24/06/2015 9:00
Abstract: 20 years ago the concept of first person video required a camera crew to follow you around. Today with a device not much bigger than a phone you can capture higher quality video than a new crew. Rapid advances in image sensors, low power video processing and precision optics have made high resolution and high frame rate video affordable. Low cost tiny cameras combined with free cloud video storage means virtually anyone can share a real life event.

Bill Orner

 Bill Orner

Bill Orner is the Director of Advanced Hardware for GoPro, a manufacturer of sports video cameras. Mr. Orner’s 30 years in the CE industry includes working for Philips, Transmeta, MIPS, Lexicon as well as several startup companies. He has a BSEET from Northeastern University and a MSTEM from Pepperdine University. Mr. Orner currently serves as the secretary of the IEEE CE Society and also serves on standards committees for CEA, USB and VESA.

An adversary uses a capability across an infrastructure to attack a victim

Keynote Talk. Friday 26/06/2015 9:00
Abstract: In 2013, Caltagirone devised a model which, from years of experience of working in the cyber analytics domain, asked the question “What is the underlying method to an analysts work”. They came up with the idea that all cyber events could be described by:

“An adversary uses a capability across an infrastructure to attack a victim”

From this simple premise, a model was defined which brings these considerations together and can show the interactions between each component.

Extending this model, it is possible to see that there are tools which can be used to look at each component and gather information – for example, network security is used to tell us something about the infrastructure and we can monitor a network through log analysis. In practice, many organisations only really consider one of these domains. At MASS, however, we have realised the importance of taking a holistic view of all four domains and then fusing the results to create a security solution which no longer relies on simply hardening the infrastructure. By understanding more about the adversary and their capabilities, along with determining the socio-political relationship between the adversary and the victim, the goal is to be possible to prevent an attack from ever occurring.

The presentation will look at each of these elements to derive a holistic Intelligence Driven Security – a model from which it is possible to fully understand an attack and how we can create safeguards to counter these offences.

Scott Linfoot

Scott Linfoot

MASS is a Cambridge (UK) based technology company with a 30-year heritage serving the defence, government, business and education markets in the UK and around the world. In fact, some of our long-term customers include high-level government departments, which rely on us to provide services and systems critical to our national security and defence.

Scott Linfoot is a Senior Research Systems Engineer and has over 17 years of research experience working on a variety of different research projects including commercial cryptography for pay-TV applications (such as Nagra-2, Firecrypt and NDS encryption); vulnerability research for cyber security; and high assurance guards for secure networks. Scott is currently the lead researcher and Senior Design Authority in MASS’ Intelligence Driven Security research strategy, a new innovation thread in which he is researching technologies and approaches to enhance cyber–security across multiple domains including National Critical Infrastructure, and IoT. Scott holds a PhD from the University of Reading, has published over 40 academic papers and articles and has been invited to present his experience both nationally and internationally.

Connected Home

Keynote Talk.
Abstract: Technology advances and accessibility has pushed consumer electronics to new heights. What are these consumer electronics that consumers use in home environment every day? How do they use it? How do these electronic devices communicate? All these questions bring new challenges to existing consumer electronic technologies and opportunities to emerging technology initiatives.
In this talk, I will first give a brief overview of home consumer electronics past and present. The migration aspects of main stream home electronics are discussed with respect to hardware, software, network connectivity and UI preferences. Then advances in audio/video/wifi technologies are presented and their role in converging the traditional home electronics to the current connected products and future concepts. Key issues on integration of wifi technology, audio and video compression, synchronization, and processing technology, and portable devices are summarized. In conclusion, connected homes are the smart combination of consumers and consumer devices, interfaces and interactions between devices and between consumers and devices, as a result creating an intelligent home to meet the consumer needs.

Sharon Peng

Sharon Peng

Dr. Sharon Peng received her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Minnesota in 1992 and 1995, respectively. In 1995, Sharon joined Philips Research as a Senior Member Research Staff. While working at Philips, she worked on multiple consumer electronics technology research and development projects including HDTV video codec, front-end and back-end video processing, display processing, network communications, and tele-medicine protocols. In 2002, she joined Harman International Industries Inc. Since then, she has worked as principal video engineer, audio/video system architect, senior engineering manager and director of advanced technology development. Her expertise on various professional and consumer electronics technologies includes audio and video processing architecture and algorithms, high- to low-end CE product development, HDTV display enhancement, audio or video compression and decoding algorithm, and wireless transmission and receiver systems, etc. During her professional endeavors, Sharon generated 21 U.S. patents and various IEEE publications. Since January 2015, Dr. Sharon Peng serves as the president of IEEE Consumer Electronics Society.