Zum Vortrag von Veljko Milutinovic, Do. 26.06.03
The Advanced Internet Gallery Project
The Advanced Internet Gallery project has been developed thru the
interaction of Fraunhofer IPSI Darmstadt, Germany, and IPSI Belgrade,
Serbia. Kernel of this development is a portal for artists with a
possibility of generating custom 3D exhibitions and galleries,
intelligent search, and recognition of paintings, user profiles, etc.
The overall Advance Internet Gallery project contains three major
tracks, pursued in parallel.
The goal of track one is, essentially, to stand as the integrative part
for two other tracks and to provide user interaction, database connectivity,
search functions, information brokering between artists and buyers,
administration tools, artworks management tools, etc. The application
server platform is Windows XP Professional, with IIS 5.1 running Microsoft
SQL Server 2000. The application itself is written in ASP.NET using C#
as code-behind. Artshop system communicates with the underlying database
via a defined XML schema (XSD). All this was made database independent
(using ADO.NET and SQLXML 3.0) and therefore in the future it will be
possible to run the system using any XML compliant database back-end
which is capable of delivering the data according to the specified schema
(such XML-native database system is already under development in one of
the Fraunhofer IPSI spin-off companies).
Track two is responsible for image-content-oriented search for the
MM Showroom system. It provides appropriate XML meta information tagging.
Image content analysis and creation of semantic tags based on combinations
of image features is done automatically. The implemented mechanisms
include efficient syntax analysis for efficient processing resulting in
good system response time.
Track three deals with a 3D environment (using VRML scenes) for the
multimedia showroom and with an engine and interface for image zooming.
In the 3D environment (using VRML scenes) for the multimedia showroom and
with an engine and interface for image zooming. In the 3D environment user
can see artworks in a virtual art gallery. The project is planned to be
incorporated into Multimedia Showroom Environment, which will be a tool
for generating custom exhibitions and fairs.
Acknowledgement: The persons in charge of this project are
Veljko Milutinovic (University of Belgrade), Fellow of the IEEE
Ivana Vujovic (IPSI Belgrade),
Erich Neuhold (Fraunhofer IPSI Darmstadt).