MobiCon: mobile video recording with integrated annotations and DRM

Janne Lahti, Kostas Pentikousis, Marko Palola

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The proliferation of camera phones alongside the deployment of high data rate wireless networks will rapidly increase the amount of digital video content. Efficient content management tools will be essential for the evolution of mobile multimedia services. We introduce MobiCon, a mobile phone application, which combines meta-content descriptions and digital rights management (DRM) seamlessly. With MobiCon, users can capture digital videos, annotate them using an ontology tree and free text entries, upload them to a remote video server, choose which clips to share and with whom, and take advantage of standards-based DRM to control the entire life-cycle of each video. Once stored on a video server, clips are indexed facilitating later retrieval. We report on field trial results with real users, which show that MobiCon is rather easy to learn and use, even for inexperienced users, and present insights from user comments on DRM, video annotation, and uploading (8 refs.)
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2006 3th IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ, USA
PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)14244-0666-8
Publication statusPublished - 2006
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication


  • content management
  • content-based retrieval
  • indexing
  • mobile handsets
  • mobile radio
  • ontologies
  • artificial intelligence
  • video cameras
  • video recording
  • video retrieval
  • video servers


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