Objective 4: Language-based interaction
Challenge 4 focuses on managing digital content and the knowledge contained therein. It aims to do this by making access to online content easy and reliable for all, whether on an inter-personal or business level. The Challenge aims to bridge language barriers by allowing information access, communication and collaboration in your own language. It also addresses the problems of the ever growing amount of data and how to deal with it effectively and accurately.
Two Calls will be launched which are relevant to this topic:
|Call title||Publication date||Closure date||Budget||Funding mechanism||Call status|
|Call 7||28 September 2010||18 January 2011 17h00||EUR 50 million||IP, STREP, CSA||not yet published|
|Call SME-DCL*||Step 1 - short proposal||1 February 2011||28 April 2011||EUR 35 million||STREP, CSA||not yet published|
|Step 2 - full proposal||28 September 2011|
* The SME Call will include a two-step evaluation process with specific eligibility and evaluation criteria.
Please note that all dates are indicative at this stage and both Calls together with full documentation will be published on CORDIS. Below you will find links to the full Work Programme as well as Challenge 4-specific abstracts.
The second Call is part of a special "business track". SME's often have innovative ideas but cannot put them into practice as they lack access to data resources and specialised tools that are too expensive to obtain and maintain. The EC recognises that SMEs require special support but would like to see evidence that the proposed idea has a definite potential and will result in something that is both useful and viable. Therefore experimentation with innovative technologies, solutions and processes at the first-use stage will be encouraged to give the "proof of the pudding" results.
Further information and additional documents about the Electronic Proposal Submission Service (EPPS) will be available on the CORDIS Call 7 page when they are published.
This bi-annual conference and exhibition will take place on 27-29 September in Brussels. The Conference offers participants a chance to get a first impression of Challenge 4 through a special dedicated session. There will also be conference and networking sessions, and project exhibits. Within this event there will be sessions dedicated to our activities and projects.
The Work Programme of Challenge 4 will be presented in a special dedicated session to take place in the morning of day 3. The full programme together with information on how to register is available on the ICT2010 Conference and Exhibition website
Work Programme Information Days
We are organising Information sessions to inform prospective proposers about the upcoming HLT calls (you can already register for either of these events):
- 19 October 2010 in Luxembourg
- 17 November 2010 in Brussels
If you intend to prepare a proposal for either of the above Calls, we will be offering an enquiry service. Details of how and where to submit your idea are given on our dedicated enquiry page.
Are you interested in being involved in FP7 activities as evaluator or project reviewer? If so, you can register on the CORDIS website. Equally, if you are interested in registering as an expert for ICT-PSP activities, then you can register on the ICT-PSP experts database.
This page is maintained by: Susan Fraser
Last updated on: 2010-08-19