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User-Centric Networking

Project description

Connected and Social media 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.


Field of science

  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services

Call for proposal

FP7-ICT-2013-10
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

Technicolor R&D France
Address
Rue Jeanne D'arc 1-5
92130 Issy Les Moulineaux
France
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 336 039
Administrative Contact
Thierry PLASSARD (Mr.)

Participants (10)

NATIONAL ICT AUSTRALIA LIMITED
Australia
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Level 5, Garden Street 13
NSW1430 Eveleigh
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Prashanthi Jayawardhane (Mr.)
MARTEL GMBH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 253 920
Address
Uberlandstrasse 111
8600 Dubendorf
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Martin Potts (Mr.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 358 950
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sidonie Holborn-Hanßen (Mrs.)
TECHNICOLOR

Participation ended

France
EU contribution
€ 299 566
Address
Rue Jeanne D'arc 1-5
92130 Issy Les Moulineaux
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jean-Dominique Meunier (Mr.)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE ENINFORMATIQUE ET AUTOMATIQUE
France
EU contribution
€ 400 572
Address
Domaine De Voluceau Rocquencourt
78153 Le Chesnay Cedex
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Virginie Levet (Ms.)
EURECOM
France
EU contribution
€ 370 947
Address
Route Des Chappes 450 Campus Sophiatech
06410 Biot
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Claire CRISTOFARO (Mrs.)
ALTICE LABS SA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 264 635
Address
Rua Jose Ferreira Pinto Basto
3810 106 Aveiro
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Helena Paula Matos (Mrs.)
THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARSOF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 372 831
Address
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Renata Schaeffer (Ms.)
Intamac Systems Limited
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 209 098
Address
Bedford Road, Brooke House, The Lakes 4
NN4 7YD Northampton
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Tony Burton (Mr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 497 442
Address
University Park
NG7 2RD Nottingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Paul Cartledge (Mr.)