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PROMISE

Project reference: 258191
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Participative Research labOratory for Multimedia and Multilingual Information Systems Evaluation

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-2009-5See other projects for this call

Funding scheme:

NoE - Network of Excellence

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.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. 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.Europe 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

EU contribution: EUR 835 436


Via Gradenigo 6B
35131 Padova
Italy
Administrative contact: Maria Bernini
Tel.: +39 049 8277580
Fax: +39 049 8277771
E-mail

Participants

INFORMATION RETRIEVAL FACILITY SOCIETY VEREIN
Participation ended
Austria

EU contribution: EUR 35 102


AM BRIGITTENAUER SPORN
1200 WIEN
Austria
Administrative contact: Allan Hanbury
Tel.: +43 1 236 94 74 6042
Fax: +43 1 585 0141
E-mail
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Austria

EU contribution: EUR 166 647


KARLSPLATZ
1040 WIEN
Austria
Administrative contact: Natascha Surnic
Tel.: +43 1 58801 18803
E-mail
ZURCHER HOCHSCHULE FUR ANGEWANDTE WISSENSCHAFTEN
Switzerland

EU contribution: EUR 201 200


TECHNIKUMSTRASSE
8401 WINTERTHUR
Switzerland
Administrative contact: Martin Braschler
Tel.: +41589346952
Fax: +41589356952
E-mail
HAUTE ECOLE SPECIALISEE DE SUISSE OCCIDENTALE
Switzerland

EU contribution: EUR 308 400


RUE DE LA JEUNESSE
2800 DELEMONT
Switzerland
Administrative contact: Henning Müller
Tel.: +41 27 606 9036
Fax: +41 27 606 9000
E-mail
HUMBOLDT-UNIVERSITAT ZU BERLIN
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 204 800


UNTER DEN LINDEN
10099 BERLIN
Germany
Administrative contact: Ulrich Winderl
Tel.: +493020931638
Fax: +493020931660
E-mail
DET INFORMATIONSVIDENSKABELIGE AKADEMI
Denmark

EU contribution: EUR 126 800


BIRKETINGET
2300 KOBENHAVN S
Denmark
Administrative contact: Birger Larsen
Tel.: +4532341520
E-mail
EVALUATIONS AND LANGUAGE RESOURCES DISTRIBUTION AGENCY SA
France

EU contribution: EUR 264 925


RUE BRILLAT SAVARIN
75013 PARIS
France
Administrative contact: Khalid Choukri
Tel.: +33143133333
Fax: +33143133330
E-mail
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, GALWAY
Ireland

EU contribution: EUR 119 360


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

EU contribution: EUR 297 600


Piazzale Aldo Moro
00185 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

EU contribution: EUR 168 600


VIA SOMMARIVE
38123 POVO - TRENTO
Italy
Administrative contact: EMANUELE PIANTA
Tel.: +39 0461314870
Fax: +39 0461314846
E-mail
UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM
Netherlands

EU contribution: EUR 340 750


SPUI
1012WX AMSTERDAM
Netherlands
Administrative contact: V.M. Wolters
Tel.: +31205257876
Fax: +31205257675
E-mail
SICS, SWEDISH INSTITUTE OF COMPUTER SCIENCE AB
Participation ended
Sweden

EU contribution: EUR 241 084


ISAFJORDSGATAN
164 29 KISTA
Sweden
Administrative contact: Jussi Karlgren
Tel.: +46 8 633 15 00
Fax: +46 8 751 72 30
E-mail
GOETEBORGS UNIVERSITET
Sweden

EU contribution: EUR 103 250


VASAPARKEN
405 30 GOETEBORG
Sweden
Administrative contact: Pirjo Gustafson
Tel.: +46317865346
Fax: +46 31 7864355
E-mail
THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 115 403


FIRTH COURT WESTERN BANK
S10 2TN SHEFFIELD
United Kingdom
Administrative contact: Tim Nadin
Tel.: +441142222661
E-mail
Record Number: 95898 / Last updated on: 2016-04-08