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The Future Media Internet Vision, Scenarios and Media Service Use Cases

FLAME has published the 1st version of FMI vision, scenarios and media service use cases.

The FLAME consortium recently published an important document that presents and refines its developing vision within the Future Media Internet (FMI).

The FLAME FMI vision is described through use cases and scenarios for novel and high value media services to consumers and their combination with innovative infrastructure and network services. The vision addresses the changing nature of participation in content production workflows as well as demands for increasingly personalised, interactive, mobile and localised experiences.

This provides the scope for the initial vertical market segments scenarios the FLAME partners are working on:

  • Participatory Media for Interactive Radio Communities
  • Personalized Media Mobility in Urban Environments
  • Collaborative Interactive Transmedia Narratives
  • Augmented Reality Location-based Gaming

Each scenario is part of the FMI Vision and is characterised by demands required to enable specific experiences. Key characteristics in the experiences of the experiment participants considered by FLAME are Personalisation, Interaction, Mobility and Localisation (or PIML). The four scenarios demonstrate the potential of FLAME and are representative of the opportunities and challenges offered by various vertical sectors dependent on effective production and distribution of media content, such as creative industries and beyond in education, healthcare and smart city management. The scenarios take the form of user stories, describing how users interact with media services deployed on the FLAME platform.

The use cases extracted from these scenarios and described in this deliverable are media service and application use cases. Some of the media service use cases will impose requirements for the platform not possible to achieve using today’s infrastructure. Experiments developed from the scenarios described here will be conducted on the first release of the FLAME platform. Based on the experience of these first experiments and trials, this document will be updated to feed into the second iteration of the architecture and subsequent software development and experimentation.

The scenarios are chosen and designed to capitalize on emerging trends in software defined infrastructure, mobile edge computing, flexible service provisioning and routing that will form an integral part of FLAME capabilities. The FLAME FMI vision is also described from this more technical perspective of city infrastructure and platform development. Technical differences are enumerated to identify specific capabilities of the FLAME platform compared to a conventional network and what benefits these differences bring.

 

 

If you would like more information about the FLAME platform technologies, the benefits for media service delivery or are interested in participating in trials please contact us!