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WeNet - The Internet of US

Objective

"Diversity permeates our everyday life and covers many dimensions, such as competence, culture, gender or economic across humans and social relations. Technology has evolved to a point where humans from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and experiences have an unprecedented ability to connect with each other. Yet technology does not in-and-by-itself provide support for developing and maintaining the social relationships that transcend geographical and cultural backgrounds. WeNet addresses this gap by providing a diversity-aware, machine-mediated paradigm of social relations. The goal is connecting people that can support each other, and the key is leveraging their diversity. The WeNet paradigm includes a family of computational diversity-aware models supporting human interaction. Learning models construct diversity profiles based on people's past behaviour and interactions. A diversity-aware search builds upon these profiles to connect the ""right"" people together. To support people’s interactions, a diversity alignment mechanism lifts communication barriers to ensure that messages between humans are interpreted correctly, and a diversity-aware incentive mechanism generates incentives to motivate people to support each other. The entire paradigm is developed taking into consideration ethical guidelines. The WeNet platform provides the technological infrastructure to set out a series of studies that will be carried within universities worldwide with diverse student populations, and with the final goal of improving students' quality of life inside and outside the academic environment. Beyond universities, WeNet's innovative paradigm impacts human interactions in general, especially those that may benefit from a collaborative approach (creative industries, medical diagnosis, ...). The WeNet consortium will develop a research infrastructure that will allow the exploitation of the project results and strengthen the European innovation eco-system in a worldwide perspective."

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/internet

Call for proposal

H2020-FETPROACT-2018-01
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TRENTO
Address
Via Calepina 14
38122 Trento
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 518 242,56

Participants (14)

ANOIKTO PANEPISTIMIO KYPROU (OPEN UNIVERSITY OF CYPRUS)
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 579 308,16
Address
Yannou Kranidioti Av 33 2Nd Fl
2220 Lefkosia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BEN-GURION UNIVERSITY OF THE NEGEV
Israel
EU contribution
€ 539 027,69
Address
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84105 Beer Sheva
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MARTEL GMBH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 383 125
Address
Uberlandstrasse 111
8600 Dubendorf
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
U-HOPPER SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 1 067 625,75
Address
Via Merano 10
38027 Male
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 601 278,98
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
FONDATION DE L'INSTITUT DE RECHERCHE IDIAP
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 672 100,96
Address
Rue Marconi 19
1920 Martigny
Activity type
Research Organisations
LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 264 699,83
Address
Houghton Street 1
WC2A 2AE London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EBERHARD KARLS UNIVERSITAET TUEBINGEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 349 482,64
Address
Geschwister-scholl-platz
72074 Tuebingen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AALBORG UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 521 266,43
Address
Fredrik Bajers Vej 7K
9220 Aalborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA NUESTRA SENORA DE LA ASUNCION
Paraguay
EU contribution
€ 48 500
Address
Independencia Nacional Y Comuneros
Asuncion
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF MONGOLIA
Mongolia
EU contribution
€ 42 500
Address
Sukhbaatar District 8Th Khoroo Jkh Surguulin Gudam Main Building
14201 Ulaanbaatar
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AMRITA VISHWA VIDYAPEETHAM
India
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Ettimadai
641105 Coimbatore
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INSTITUTO POTOSINO DE INVESTIGACION CIENTIFICA Y TECNOLOGIA
Mexico
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Camino A La Presa San Jose 2055
78216 San Luis Potosi
Activity type
Research Organisations
JILIN UNIVERSITY
China
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Qianjin Street 2699
130012 Changchun
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments