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PROMISE

Project reference: 258191
Funded under: FP7-ICT

Participative Research labOratory for Multimedia and Multilingual Information Systems Evaluation [Print to PDF] [Print to RTF]

From 2010-09-01 to 2013-08-31

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 4 391 421

EU contribution:

EUR 3 529 357

Coordinated in:

Italy

Call for proposal:

FP7-ICT-2009-5

Funding scheme:

NOE

Advancing the Evolution and Benchmaking of Multimedia and Multilingual Information System

Measuring is a key to scientific progress. This is particularly true for research concerning complex systems, whether natural or human-built. Multilingual and multimedia information systems are increasingly complex: they need to satisfy diverse user needs and support challenging tasks. Their development calls for proper evaluation methodologies to ensure that they meet the expected user requirements and provide the desired effectiveness.

Large-scale worldwide experimental evaluations provide fundamental contributions to the advancement of state-of-the-art techniques through common evaluation procedures, regular and systematic evaluation cycles, comparison and benchmarking of the adopted approaches, and spreading of knowledge. In the process, vast amounts of experimental data are generated that beg for analysis tools to enable interpretation and thereby facilitate scientific and technological progress.

PROMISE will provide a virtual laboratory for conducting participative research and experimentation to carry out, advance and bring automation into the evaluation and benchmarking of such complex information systems, by facilitating management and offering access, curation, preservation, re-use, analysis, visualization, and mining of the collected experimental data.

Objective

Measuring is a key to scientific progress. This is particularly true for research concerning complex systems, whether natural or human-built. Multilingual and multimedia information systems are increasingly complex: they need to satisfy diverse user needs and support challenging tasks. Their development calls for proper evaluation methodologies to ensure that they meet the expected user requirements and provide the desired effectiveness.\nLarge-scale worldwide experimental evaluations provide fundamental contributions to the advancement of state-of-the-art techniques through common evaluation procedures, regular and systematic evaluation cycles, comparison and benchmarking of the adopted approaches, and spreading of knowledge. In the process, vast amounts of experimental data are generated that beg for analysis tools to enable interpretation and thereby facilitate scientific and technological progress.\nPROMISE will provide a virtual laboratory for conducting participative research and experimentation to carry out, advance and bring automation into the evaluation and benchmarking of such complex information systems, by facilitating management and offering access, curation, preservation, re-use, analysis, visualization, and mining of the collected experimental data. PROMISE will: foster the adoption of regular experimental evaluation activities; bring automation into the experimental evaluation process; promote collaboration and re-use over the acquired knowledge-base; stimulate knowledge transfer and uptake.\nEurope is unique: a powerful economic community that politically and culturally strives for equality in its languages and an appreciation of diversity in its citizens. New Internet paradigms are continually extending the media and the task where multiple language based interaction must be supported. PROMISE will direct a world-wide research community to track these changes and deliver solutions so that Europe can achieve one of its most cherished goals.

Related information

Coordinator contact

Nicola FERRO, (Administrative Staff)
Tel.: +39 049 8277939
Fax: +39 049 8277771
E-mail

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA
Italy
Via Gradenigo 6B
Padova, Italy
Administrative contact: Maria Bernini
Tel.: +39 049 8277580
Fax: +39 049 8277771
E-mail

Participants

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Austria
KARLSPLATZ
WIEN, Austria
Administrative contact: Natascha Surnic
Tel.: +43 1 58801 18803
E-mail
ZURCHER HOCHSCHULE FUR ANGEWANDTE WISSENSCHAFTEN
Switzerland
TECHNIKUMSTRASSE
WINTERTHUR, Switzerland
Administrative contact: Martin Braschler
Tel.: +41589346952
Fax: +41589356952
E-mail
HAUTE ECOLE SPECIALISEE DE SUISSE OCCIDENTALE
Switzerland
RUE DE LA JEUNESSE
DELEMONT, Switzerland
Administrative contact: Henning Müller
Tel.: +41 27 606 9036
Fax: +41 27 606 9000
E-mail
HUMBOLDT-UNIVERSITAT ZU BERLIN
Germany
UNTER DEN LINDEN
BERLIN, Germany
Administrative contact: Ulrich Winderl
Tel.: +493020931638
Fax: +493020931660
E-mail
DET INFORMATIONSVIDENSKABELIGE AKADEMI
Denmark
BIRKETINGET
KOBENHAVN S, Denmark
Administrative contact: Birger Larsen
Tel.: +4532341520
E-mail
EVALUATIONS AND LANGUAGE RESOURCES DISTRIBUTION AGENCY SA
France
RUE BRILLAT SAVARIN
PARIS, France
Administrative contact: Khalid Choukri
Tel.: +33143133333
Fax: +33143133330
E-mail
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, GALWAY
Ireland
University Road
GALWAY, Ireland
Administrative contact: Maria Smyth
Tel.: +353 91 495015
Fax: +353 91 495541
E-mail
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA
Italy
Piazzale Aldo Moro
ROMA, Italy
Administrative contact: Sabrina Giampaoletti
Tel.: +39 06 77274124
Fax: +39 06 77274131
E-mail
CENTRE FOR THE EVALUATION OF LANGUAGE AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES SCRL
Italy
VIA SOMMARIVE
POVO - TRENTO, Italy
Administrative contact: EMANUELE PIANTA
Tel.: +39 0461314870
Fax: +39 0461314846
E-mail
UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM
Netherlands
SPUI
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands
Administrative contact: V.M. Wolters
Tel.: +31205257876
Fax: +31205257675
E-mail
GOETEBORGS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
VASAPARKEN
GOETEBORG, Sweden
Administrative contact: Pirjo Gustafson
Tel.: +46317865346
Fax: +46 31 7864355
E-mail
THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD
United Kingdom
FIRTH COURT WESTERN BANK
SHEFFIELD, United Kingdom
Administrative contact: Tim Nadin
Tel.: +441142222661
E-mail
Record Number: 95898 / Last updated on: 2014-09-09