IEP Calls in 2001
5th Call for proposals
The sector is involved in one cross-programme action line of the IST 2000 workprogramme in the fifth call of proposals.
The aim is to develop, demonstrate and validate new/improved user friendly info-mobility services for transport/travel, business, tourism, leisure and other applications. These should be realised by linking fixed/mobile communications with navigation/positioning, efficient transmission and delivery over the network as well geo-information. These services allow the mobile citizen to have seamless access to, and interaction with personalised - location dependent when necessary- rich content multimedia information, and are at the same time essential parts of the autonomous and self-configuring business structures that are emerging in electronic business.
The work will address different aspects of mobility (including virtual mobility) and will cover, in particular, the following topics:
- Info-mobility systems and services which exploit and build on the existing and future telecommunications, navigation and positioning networks, based on terrestrial and satellite (GNSS) infrastructures
- Integration of telecommunications, navigation and positioning systems with geographical information systems
- Development of technologies and tools for mainstreaming the use of geographic information also for info-mobility services, including large-scale heterogeneous and distributed collection of geo-spatial data and for creating a sustainable European landscape for geographic data creation, use, management and publishing
- Creation of new models, concepts and functionality into multimedia geo-information content, to improve its availability, accessibility, acceptability and usability, including dynamic environments and 4D applications
- Development and validation of new mobile eCommerce and eWork business models, solutions and practises for travel/transport and related info-mobility services.
- Information access and interaction techniques, including intelligent interfaces for multifaceted presentation of information.
Priority is given to user driven, interactive systems and services simultaneously contributing towards more efficient, information-based use of the transport infrastructure. Due attention must be given to accessibility, usability, dependability, quality, safety, privacy and trust of information and services, and to legal and ownership issues. Test-beds can be used for testing interoperability of the developed systems and services, and for demonstrating interoperability and integration.
7th Call for proposals
- To develop, validate and benchmark new methods, services and tools to facilitate authoring, management, production and delivery of digital content appropriate to the broadcasting, entertainment, advertising, publishing and new emerging media sectors.
Research is invited in the areas of new audio-visual services, systems and tools, and of cross-media publishing, covering the following issues:
- Interactive authoring, editing and delivery to multiple platforms, including interactive TV, broadband Internet appliances, mobile Internet devices and e-books;
- Content management tools associated with heterogeneous multimedia databases, multi-platform and cross-media publishing and digital content security and protection issues;
- New paradigms and business models supporting the e-publishing value chain in areas such as advertising, virtual communities and personalised services;
- E-production workflow, for seamless integration of interactive and collaborative authoring, production and delivery, including tracking and measurement of user behaviour and delivery informed authoring and production tools.
The work is expected to contribute to open standards for interoperability and to address issues such as consumer protection and privacy.
- Types of actions addressed
- Research and Development, Demonstration, Combined projects, Trials, Thematic Networks
To help improve citizens' awareness and comfort, industrial competitiveness and the efficiency of public administrations by enhancing and supporting the use, access and management of geo-information.
Work will cover research and development, demonstration and validation of geo- information and is expected to contribute to the eEurope initiative and in particular to the priority actions on 'government online', 'citizen environmental awareness', 'intelligent transport systems', to the recommendations of the green paper on access to public information and to the actions on European digital content. Target application domains include transport, mobility, tourism, entertainment, e-map, e-Commerce, statistics, meteorology, environment (e.g. modelling systems for preventive, early warning and relief purposes, environmental monitoring, risk assessment and decision support, environmental data management), as well as intelligent publishing and delivery mechanisms.
Projects are expected to:
- Develop and validate GI (Geographic Information) technologies, including dynamic environments, interactive 3D-4D information visualisation, combination and analysis, and augmented reality environments including projection systems.
- Develop engineering techniques for designing and providing generic spatial data services and software components based on standardised interfaces that can be reused and integrated in future applications and other contexts.
- Design, develop, validate and demonstrate location based and/or mobile services using GI and related reference data, integrating global positioning and earth observation systems, fixed and wireless network technologies, advanced sensors, large database technologies, intelligent agents and rich multimedia content for context based information management, retrieval, publishing and delivery in a variety of thematic applications.
- Experiment with new business models for the production, distribution and usage of spatial data in mass market applications.
- Improve accessibility, usability and exploitability of GI and related reference data with focus on metadata interoperability, standards, and semantic and ontological compatibility issues.
- Support the setting up of the European Spatial Data Infrastructure and a Common Reference System, and contribute to global initiatives like GMES, GSDI, OGC, ISO, JTC, in conjunction with existing national and international work, through national mapping agencies and others.
- Types of actions addressed
- Research and Development, Demonstration, Combined Projects, Concerted Actions and Thematic Networks, Accompanying Measures (excluding Take-up).