Next generation (XG) technologies are characterised as intelligent, scalable, cheap, adaptive, interoperable, reconfigurable and dependable from a safety, privacy and security perspective. For example, next generation TV will offer more views rather than more pixels, greater interactive functionality with on-screen hyperlinks (like web pages) and seamless delivery to notebooks, mobile internet devices and smart phones. Similarly, cognitive radio networks, which are dynamically aware and adapt to their environment, will opportunistically exploit vacant parts of the very congested RF spectrum, to provide faster and more robust connectivity. This is the exciting backdrop for the Centre for Research in Computing’s Next Generation Multimedia Technology research group.
Prof. Laurence Dooley
For more information, see the NeXt Generation Multimedia Technologies Research Group