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European Training Network on Full Parallax Imaging

Objective

Current displays fall far short of truly recreating visual reality. This can never be achieved by painting an image on a flat surface such as a TV screen, but requires a full-parallax display which can recreate the complete lightfield, i.e. the light traveling in every direction through every point in space. Recent years have seen major developments towards this goal, promising a new generation of ultra-realistic displays with applications in medicine, informatics, manufacturing, entertainment, gaming and more. However, achieving this will require a new generation of researchers trained both in the relevant physics, and in the biology of human vision. The European Training Network on Full-Parallax Imaging (ETN-FPI) aims at developing this new generation. The research concept of the network is to depart from the notations of plenoptics, light field and integral imaging, used sometimes interchangeably, and to harmonize and advance further the research in these areas under the umbrella of the wider and viewer-centred FPI concept. Fifteen early-stage researchers will be employed on novel inter-disciplinary FPI projects. The training disciplines include theoretical and applied optics, multi-dimensional image processing, and visual neuroscience. The targeted applications range from plenoptic microscopy to interaction with visual content generated by wide field-of-view displays. Extensive studies on perception of continuous parallax and subjective tests on various displays are planned. The training program includes local training, online seminars, workshops, training schools and a conference. The researchers trained within the network are expected to gather competitive skills and become highly competent in bringing innovations to the field of ultra-realistic and interactive visual media. This will enhance their employability in a rapidly growing sector in academia and industry and position Europe as a leader in this emerging multidisciplinary field.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2015
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks

Coordinator

TAMPEREEN KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR
Address
Kalevantie 4
33100 Tampere
Finland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 538 290,72

Participants (7)

MITTUNIVERSITETET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 527 318,64
Address
Holmgatan 10
85170 Sundsvall
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAT DE VALENCIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 495 745,92
Address
Avenida Blasco Ibanez 13
46010 Valencia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 546 575,76
Address
Kings Gate
NE1 7RU Newcastle Upon Tyne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CHRISTIAN-ALBRECHTS-UNIVERSITAET ZU KIEL
Germany
EU contribution
€ 498 432,96
Address
Olshausenstrasse 40
24118 Kiel
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 498 432,96
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
HOLOGRAFIKA HOLOGRAMELOALLITO FEJLESZTO ES FORGALMAZO KFT
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 447 827,04
Address
Ady Endre Utica 3/A
1192 Budapest
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RAYTRIX GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 249 216,48
Address
Schauenburgerstrasse 116
24118 Kiel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

Partners (8)

YLEISRADIO OY
Finland
Address
Uutiskatu 5
00240 Helsinki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INNOVAATION OY UUSI TEHDAS
Finland
Address
Hermiankatu 1
33720 Tampere
Activity type
Other
HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES DUESSELDORF GMBH
Germany
Address
Hansaallee 205
40549 Dusseldorf
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
REALEYES GmbH
Germany
Address
Am Kiel-kanal 2
24106 Kiel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Centre for Genomic Regulation
Spain
Address

Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NANYANG TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY
Singapore
Address
Nanyang Avenue 50
639798 Singapore
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Exact Group GmbH Co & KG
Germany
Address
Gutenbergstraße 51
DE-28865 Lillienthal
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PAZMANY PETER KATOLIKUS EGYETEM
Hungary
Address
Szentkiralyi Utca 28
1088 Budapest
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments