Forschungs- & Entwicklungsinformationsdienst der Gemeinschaft - CORDIS

FP7 UCN

UCN

Project reference: 611001
Funded under

User-Centric Networking

From 2013-10-01 to 2016-09-30, ongoing project

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 4 952 718

EU contribution:

EUR 3 364 000

Coordinated in:

France

Call for proposal:

FP7-ICT-2013-10See other projects for this call

Funding scheme:

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

The UCN project introduces User Centric Networking, which is a communication new paradigm leveraging user information at large, to deliver novel user-centric connected media services.

The explosion of information available online and the ubiquity of connected media devices are rendering existing content recommendation and content delivery system inadequate. The recent data deluge has made finding relevant content a daunting task. Users are presented with seemingly infinite choices for consumption and because recommendation systems are typically service or application specific and based on little or narrow data, which results in too coarse-grained recommendations. Furthermore, existing content delivery systems focus their media adaptation to match device and network characteristics, instead of users’ context and profile that could help increase the relevance of content search and the viewing conditions.


We introduce User Centric Networking (UCN), a new communication paradigm that leverages user information at large to store, discover and deliver content in the most optimal conditions at any time, for a given user in a specific context. UCN relies on a distributed Personal Information Hub (PIH) that contains information such as the user context, her mood, historical data about her taste, expectation, social acquaintances, and her network/device resources. UCN will use these data to decide at any point in time where to search content and where to deliver it from, and how to configure the delivery for a user in her context. In addition, UCN creates opportunities for a new range of personalized services, based on geo-location or fusion of very different sensor data for example.


UCN will deliver prototypes for a new generation of Internet-based applications and services in the digital media sector and beyond. These prototypes will deployed in Technicolor's Home Networking product line, designed with real data and tested in real conditions at Portugal Telecom and a NICTA who both use Technicolor's most recent gateway technology.


Objective

The explosion of information available online and the ubiquity of connected media devices are rendering existing content recommendation and content delivery system inadequate. The recent data deluge has made finding relevant content a daunting task. Users are presented with seemingly infinite choices for consumption and because recommendation systems are typically service or application specific and based on little or narrow data, which results in too coarse-grained recommendations. Furthermore, existing content delivery systems focus their media adaptation to match device and network characteristics, instead of users' context and profile that could help increase the relevance of content search and the viewing conditions.<br/>We introduce User Centric Networking (UCN), a new communication paradigm that leverages user information at large to store, discover and deliver content in the most optimal conditions at any time, for a given user in a specific context. UCN relies on a distributed Personal Information Hub (PIH) that contains information such as the user context, her mood, historical data about her taste, expectation, social acquaintances, and her network/device resources. UCN will use these data to decide at any point in time where to search content and where to deliver it from, and how to configure the delivery for a user in her context. In addition, UCN creates opportunities for a new range of personalized services, based on geo-location or fusion of very different sensor data for example.<br/>UCN will deliver prototypes for a new generation of Internet-based applications and services in the digital media sector and beyond. These prototypes will deployed in Technicolor's Home Networking product line, designed with real data and tested in real conditions at Portugal Telecom and a NICTA who both use Technicolor's most recent gateway technology.

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Coordinator

TECHNICOLOR R&D FRANCE SNC
France

EU contribution: EUR 336 039


Avenue des Champs Blancs 975
35576 Cesson-Sévigné
France
Administrative contact: Thierry PLASSARD
Tel.: +33299273075
Fax: +33299273001
E-mail

Participants

NATIONAL ICT AUSTRALIA LIMITED
Australia

EU contribution: EUR 0


Level 5, Garden Street 13
NSW1430 EVELEIGH
Australia
Administrative contact: Prashanthi Jayawardhane
Tel.: +61 2 9376 2178
Fax: +61 2 9376 2020
E-mail
MARTEL GMBH
Switzerland

EU contribution: EUR 253 920


DORFSTRASSE 73
3073 GUEMLIGEN
Switzerland
Administrative contact: Martin Potts
Tel.: +41 31 994 25 25
Fax: +41 31 994 25 29
E-mail
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 358 950


HANSASTRASSE 27C
80686 MUNCHEN
Germany
Administrative contact: Sidonie Holborn-Hanßen
Tel.: +49 2241 14 1968
Fax: +49 2241 14 2386
E-mail
EURECOM
France

EU contribution: EUR 370 947


ROUTE DES CHAPPES 450 CAMPUS SOPHIATECH
06410 BIOT
France
Administrative contact: Claire CRISTOFARO
Tel.: +33 4 93008258
Fax: +33 4 93008200
E-mail
TECHNICOLOR
Participation ended
France

EU contribution: EUR 299 566


Rue Jeanne D'Arc 1-5
92130 Issy Les Moulineaux
France
Administrative contact: Jean-Dominique Meunier
Tel.: +33299273790
Fax: +33 2 99 27 30 01
E-mail
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE EN INFORMATIQUE ET EN AUTOMATIQUE
France

EU contribution: EUR 400 572


Domaine de Voluceau, Rocquencourt
78153 LE CHESNAY Cedex
France
Administrative contact: Virginie Levet
Tel.: +33 1 39635901
Fax: +33 1 39635034
E-mail
PT INOVACAO E SISTEMAS SA
Portugal

EU contribution: EUR 264 635


RUA JOSE FERREIRA PINTO BASTO
3810 106 AVEIRO
Portugal
Administrative contact: Helena Paula Matos
Tel.: +351 234 403 419
Fax: +351 234 424 723
E-mail
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 372 831


TRINITY LANE THE OLD SCHOOLS
CB2 1TN CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
Administrative contact: Renata Schaeffer
Tel.: +44 1223 333543
Fax: +44 1223 332988
E-mail
Intamac Systems Limited
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 209 098


Bedford road, Brooke House, The Lakes 4
NN4 7YD NORTHAMPTON
United Kingdom
Administrative contact: Tony Burton
Tel.: +44 8701117234
E-mail
THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 497 442


University Park
NG7 2RD NOTTINGHAM
United Kingdom
Administrative contact: Paul Cartledge
Tel.: +44 115 9515679
E-mail
Record Number: 111271 / Last updated on: 2016-09-07