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Advanced and innovative models and tools for the development of semantic-based systems for handling, acquiring, and processing knowledge embedded in multidimensional digital objects

Objective

The multimedia world can be classified into one-dimensional media like text and sound, and multi-dimensional media. Among the latter, those which are characterized by a visual appearance in a space of 2, 3, or more dimensions are called shapes. Examples of shapes are pictures, sketches, images, 3D models of solid objects, videos (disregarding the sound track), 4D animations, etc. As information is moving from textual to visual form, digital shapes are gaining more and more importance. They populate virtual environments in advanced scientific simulations as well as in emerging edutainment applications.

The mission of AIM@SHAPE is to advance research in the direction of semantic-based shape representations and semantic-oriented tools to acquire, build, transmit, and process shapes with their associated knowledge. We foresee a generation of shapes in which knowledge is explicitly represented and, therefore, can be retrieved, processed, shared, and exploited to construct new knowledge. The attainment of a new vision of shape knowledge is achieved by: the formalisation of shape knowledge and the definition of shape ontologies in specific contexts; the definition of shape behaviours which formalise the interoperability between shapes; the delineation of methods for knowledge-based design of shapes and the definition of tools for semantics-dependent mapping of shapes.

The consortium of 14 excellent research institutions will pursue integration at the institutional level by founding a European Virtual Institute on Shape Modelling, at the foundational level by initiating a new Theory of Digital Shapes, and at the component level by developing a Digital Shape Workbench as a common platform for shape models and software tools. Integrating activities include the design of a common shape ontology and a program for human capital mobility and training. Spreading of excellence includes an international forum, an industrial users' group and regular conferences.

Funding Scheme

NoE - Network of Excellence

Coordinator

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Italy

Participants (12)

CENTRE FOR RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY HELLAS
Greece
Address
6Th Km Charilaou-thermi Road
57001 Thermi-thessaloniki
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
Address
Ecublens
Lausanne
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Muenchen
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE EN INFORMATIQUE ET EN AUTOMATIQUE
France
Address
Domaine De Voluceau
78153 Le Chesnay
INSTITUT NATIONAL POLYTECHNIQUE DE GRENOBLE
France
Address
46 Avenue Felix Viallet
38031 Grenoble Cedex 1
MAX-PLANCK GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN E.V.
Germany
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Muenchen
SINTEF - STIFTELSEN FOR INDUSTRIELL OG TEKNISK FORSKNING VED NORGES TEKNISKE HOEGSKOLE
Norway
Address
Strindveien 4
7034 Trondheim
TECHNION - ISRAEL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Israel
Address
Technion City
32000 Haifa
THE WEIZMANN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE
Israel
Address
Herzel Street 2
76100 Rehovot
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI GENOVA
Italy
Address
Via Balbi 5
16126 Genova
UNIVERSITE DE GENEVE
Switzerland
Address
Rue Du General Dufour 24
1211 Geneve 4
UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT
Netherlands
Address
Heidelberglaan 8
3584 CS Utrecht