Project Name: Workflow with semi-Automatic meTadata Extraction for fully digital media pRoduction in the NetherLANDs

Abbreviation: Waterland

Start date: January 1, 2002

End date: May 31, 2005

Project Description:
The WATERLAND project aims to gather the scientific knowledge necessary for the development of:

  • a flexible, stable, generic open architecture for fully digital A/V production to realise effective and efficient multi-channel, (multi-device) content distribution
  • techniques and components conform the essential technical requirements for the above-mentioned architecture
  • new multimedia services (for test purposes, so, in concept) which would not be possible with state-of-the-art technology, i.e. without the above-mentioned developments.
  • Official website

Project Funding

Waterland is Technological Co-operation project funded by the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs.


  • NOB Cross Media Facilities
  • CWI - National Research Institute for Mathematics and Computer Science in the Netherlands
  • Nederlandse Omroep Stichting (NOS)
  • Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research - TNO


The following HMI-member(s) is/are coordinator of this Project

Franciska de Jong



Here you can find the publications




The following ShowCases are associated with this Project



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