• Are you interested in becoming an expert for ICT-PSP activities? We are looking for people who are experts in their field and would be willing to assist the European Commission in administering the CIP Policy Support Programme. You can register on the ICT-PSP experts database.
  • Unit E1 organised Language Technology Information Days. These were held on 22-23 March 2010 in Luxembourg. Further details, including the agenda are available on the dedicated web page.
  • Have a look at what is already being done in this domain by the projects selected from the last PSP call. Overview of projects

Language Technologies

Call 7 | Work Programme 2011-2012 | Related Events | Enquiries | Experts

Call 7

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.

Call Timetable

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.

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Further information

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.

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Related Events

ICT 2010

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):

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Enquiries and Pre-proposals

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.

Looking for Experts

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.

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Last updated on: 2010-08-19