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The European research taskforce creating human-machine interfaces SIMILAR to human-human communication

Objective

SIMILAR will create an integrated task force on multimodal interfaces that respond efficiently to speech, gestures, vision, haptics and direct brain connections by merging into a single research group excellent European laboratories in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and Signal Processing.* SIMILAR will develop a common theoretical framework for fusion and fission of multimodal information using the most advanced Signal Processing tools constrained by Human Computer Interaction rules. * SIMILAR will develop a network of usability test facilities and establish an assessment methodology.* SIMILAR will develop a common distributed software platform available for researchers and the public at large through www.openinterface.org. * SIMILAR will establish a scientific foundation which will manage an International Journal, Special Sessions in existing conferences, organise summer schools, interact with key European industrial partners and promote new research activities at the European level. * SIMILAR will address a series of great challenges in the field of edutainment, interfaces for disabled people and interfaces for medical applications. Natural immersive interfaces for education purposes and interfaces for environments where the user is unable to use his hands and a keyboard (like Surgical Operation Rooms, or cars) will be dealt with a stronger focus.The SIMILAR web sites are : www.openinterface.org and www.similar.cc
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Coordinator Contact

Benoit Macq (Prof)

Coordinator Contact

Benoit Macq (Prof)

Coordinator

UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN

Address

Place Du Levant, 2
1348 Louvain-La-Neuve

Belgium

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

Administrative Contact

Benoit Macq (Pr.)

Participants (31)

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MULTITEL ASBL

Belgium

FACULTE POLYTECHNIQUE DE MONS

Belgium

UNIVERSITE DE GENEVE

Switzerland

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE

Switzerland

OTTO-VON-GUERICKE-UNIVERSITAET MAGDEBURG

Germany

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

ZENTRUM FUER GRAPHISCHE DATENVERARBEITUNG E.V.

Germany

SYDDANSK UNIVERSITET

Denmark

UNIVERSIDAD DE LAS PALMAS DE GRAN CANARIA

Spain

UNIVERSIDAD DE VALLADOLID

Spain

UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA

Spain

UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID

Spain

TAMPEREEN TEKNILLINEN YLIOPISTO

Finland

INSTITUT NATIONAL POLYTECHNIQUE DE GRENOBLE

France

UNIVERSITE JOSEPH FOURIER GRENOBLE 1

France

FRANCE TELECOM SA

France

INSTITUT EURECOM

France

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE

France

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE EN INFORMATIQUE ET EN AUTOMATIQUE

France

UNIVERSITY OF CRETE-Special Account for Research

Greece

CENTRE FOR RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY HELLAS

Greece

ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS

Greece

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN

Ireland

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

INSTITUTUL NATIONAL DE CERCETARE-DEZVOLTARE IN INFORMATICA - ICI BUCURESTI

Romania

ST. PETERSBURG INSTITUTE FOR INFORMATICS AND AUTOMATION OF THE RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCE

Russia

LINKOEPINGS UNIVERSITET

Sweden

ECOLE SUPERIEURE POLYTECHNIQUE

Senegal

BOGAZICI UNIVERSITESI

Turkey

KOC UNIVERSITY

Turkey

IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE

United Kingdom

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 507609

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 December 2003

  • End date

    30 November 2007

Funded under:

FP6-IST

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN

Belgium