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PeRceptually Optimised VIdeo compreSION

Objective

Around 50% of the human brain is dedicated to vision processing. This perhaps explains our capacity to be entertained, challenged and informed by visual information. Video technology is now pervasive, with mobile video, terrestrial and satellite HDTV, Blu-ray players, digital cameras, video telephony, multimedia messaging, video conferencing and surveillance all underpinned by efficient signal representations. It is therefore a very exciting and challenging time for video compression – the need for technical advances, and for the highly skilled researchers to deliver them, has never been greater!
The main aim of PROVISION is to provide the highest level of training in video compression and transferable skills to our researcher team, with the ultimate goal of delivering transformational research, innovative technology and new international standards. Training activities will be conducted in the context of a high-level European research collaboration between some of the leading and most appropriate universities, research institutes, companies and end-user enterprises in Europe. The trained researchers will have significant competitive advantages in securing better jobs in academia or industry, and will be prepared as leaders in the development and uptake of this technology.
Technical and management activities will be complemented by an integrated training programme. This will provide a broader scientific education for our team and will help to produce a new generation of researchers equipped with the interdisciplinary and transferrable skills needed by industry and academia. PROVISION’s training objectives will thus be delivered via:
i) Permanent training of ESRs and ERs during their individual projects (supervised by two full partners and advised by one associated partner through internships),
ii) knowledge-exchange through distributed shared platforms,
iii) complementary schooling of ESRs and ERs through network activities and at specific training hubs.

Field of science

  • /humanities/arts/modern and contemporary art/radio and television

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2013-ITN
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Funding Scheme

MC-ITN - Networks for Initial Training (ITN)

Coordinator

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 899 644,68
Administrative Contact
Andrea Zeumann (Ms.)

Participants (4)

UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 869 430,54
Address
Beacon House Queens Road
BS8 1QU Bristol
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Julie Coombs (Mrs.)
BRITISH BROADCASTING CORPORATION
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 584 373,90
Address
Portland Place Broadcasting House
W1A 1AA London
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Helene Waters (Ms.)
RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 585 752,20
Address
Templergraben 55
52062 Aachen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ernst Schmachtenberg (Prof.)
UNIVERSITE DE NANTES
France
EU contribution
€ 1 072 459,74
Address
Quai De Tourville 1
44035 Nantes Cedex 1
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Elodie Hervio (Ms.)