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IST Call 8
This Action Line is closed! - Deadline 21 February 2002

Excerpt from the IST Work Programme 2002

IST2002 - III.5.2 Preparing for future research activities

Objectives
To prepare for future RTD activities by developing research roadmaps and associated implementation models and by mobilising and bringing together all relevant actors. Work will address one or more of the following fields:
  • Knowledge technologies: New harmonised approaches addressing the knowledge life-cycle including acquisition and modelling, discovery and extraction, and visualisation and sharing/reuse. The aim is to enable the building of content- and context-aware Internet services and applications in a variety of knowledge-intensive areas.
    For further background information please check our report on the FP6 Programme Consultation Meeting " Knowledge Technologies "
  • Dynamic interactive content: Innovative forms and formats of digital content and associated development environments and processes, covering authorware, virtual and mixed realities, community formation, messaging, presentation and delivery, and integrating these into new services for an advanced European mediascape.
  • Multi-sensorial, multilingual interfaces and virtual environments: human-human communication and human-machine/object interaction, based on radically new concepts combining language, speech, handwriting and other senses including vision, haptics, touching, etc.
  • Advanced digital libraries, culture and arts, preservation and digital longevity, involving generic architectures for creating and accessing heterogeneous repositories. This includes applications in virtual cultural and scientific events, and intelligent and creative cultural spaces as well as issues relating to carrier, content, context preservation and conservation.
  • On-demand and personalised elearning systems and services that are accessible any-time, anywhere and support individuals throughout their lives.
Focus
The work will be implemented through thematic networks, working groups and networks of excellence, or accompanying measures (excluding take-up), and includes the following tasks, as per topical area:
  • Building and strengthening RTD communities by encouraging research, business and user organisations to develop together common visions and analyse research requirements. This should help Identify common challenges and objectives, based on analyses of market and technology evolution, of the current research efforts carried out in Europe and world wide, and of the skills, technical infrastructures and other resources, available or needed.
  • Specifying the research tasks derived from the above, for both objective-driven and exploratory research. Work should also help identify activities required to improve the RTD impact including synergies with other research frameworks, contribution to international efforts, EU enlargement aspects, pre-normative standardisation, measurement and benchmarking, facilities such as pan-European data repositories as well as take-up, training, promotion and dissemination actions.
  • Investigating effective mechanisms for managing future activities, including distribution of work and resources, admission and withdrawal of participants, engagement of additional parties, scientific guidance and monitoring, etc.
This Action Line is expected to give rise to at least one measure for each of the target research areas (cf. a - e above), bringing together key players, from industry and academia. Work will involve meetings with actors in the field so as to stimulate interest and achieve broadly-based consensus. Co-operative links between the activities to be supported in this Action Line will ensure knowledge and experience sharing. Work is expected to last up to 15 months . Background for the action line can be found on the Programme web-site.
Types of actions addressed
Accompanying Measures (excluding Take-up) and Thematic Networks.
Links with WP2001
New Action Line.
Projects selected
COG, FF POIROT, GRACE, INNOVANET, MKMNET, MOSES, NEMIS, SWWS, VICODI

Last updated: 12|11|2002


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