MDN Workshop 2018

05 - 07 Jun 2018
EBU, Geneva

The MDN Workshop at EBU HQ in Geneva is the annual meeting point for developers working on Metadata and Artificial Intelligence in broadcasting. It is open to the public.

The event is organized by the EBU Strategic Programme on Media Information Management and AI (MIM-AI) and the Metadata Developer Network (MDN), an active community for developers to share knowledge, learn from their peers, get feedback and collaborate on metadata-related projects.


  • Day 1, 5 June 2018: Hands-on AI demonstrations in the spirit of sharing and learning
  • Day 2, 6 June 2018: Conference – in-depth presentations and discussions
  • Day 3, 7 June 2018: Conference – in-depth presentations and discussions

The conference sessions on days 2 and 3 last one hour each and consist of an in-depth presentation followed by a discussion to develop solutions and new ideas.

Call for presentations

If you would like to propose a demonstration during the hands-on Artificial Intelligence session on day 1, please fill in this demo registration form.

The Metadata Development Network also invites developers to propose presentations and demonstrations for the MDN Workshop. We are looking for in-depth introductions to your solutions or technical developments, both in progress and completed. You are invited to include challenges and unresolved questions to be addressed in the discussions following the presentation. For example, the idea of the CCDM School – a successful series of conference calls and meetings to share knowledge and experiences regarding the implementation of CCDM – was born at the 2017 MDN workshop on the initiative of YLE.

The conference topic is metadata in broadcasting and includes metadata-driven architectures, standards, media distribution and publishing, as well as all related business aspects of Artificial Intelligence.

If you would like to contribute a presentation, please send us a short description of your presentation.

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