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Objective

Citizen-Media is a collaborative research project on audio-visual systems to enable multiple non-professional users to co-create networked applications based on their own user-generated content. In this project new ways are investigated on how to exploit the huge amount of user-generated content in innovative ways to support the people in their daily life and how technology will enable social change to strongly involve users for co-creating networked applications. This work will introduce new concepts that may modify the role of stakeholders in classical value chain for content delivery.To that aim applications, services, systems, infrastructure, technology and architectures are developed based on a user-centric approach. The goal is to enable any user at any location with any device to consume, author and publish his own content towards a networked audio visual system. Based on user-generated media recorded by different users at different times, an open and flexible architecture will be proposed that creates a novel networked application each time a user uploads new content. The underlying infrastructure hides the complexity of content handling for the end user by supporting trans-coding of formats, customisation and mixing of personal and private content. To facilitate co-creation requires that the audio visual system is able to handle a massive amount of user-generated content in different formats in real time, annotate and store this content into huge databases, search, retrieve, process and render all these pieces of user-generated content to create a new experience. Combined with new technology for collaborative communication and easy and multimodal user interfaces, this will lead to appealing new applications. End-to-end service delivery, network and operational scalability are considered over converged broadcast and IP communication networks, over mobile and fixed access networks to heterogeneous terminals in and outside the home.
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Coordinator

ALCATEL-LUCENT BELL NV

Address

Francis Wellesplein 1
2018 Antwerp

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 1 339 203

Administrative Contact

Michiel Pelt (Mr)

Participants (16)

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TELEKOM AUSTRIA AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 110 000

MARCUS MILETICH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 255 392,25

PARIS-LODRON-UNIVERSITÄT SALZBURG

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 402 299

TELEKOM AUSTRIA TA AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 496 076,69

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 532 282

INTERDISCIPLINARY INSTITUTE FOR BROADBAND TECHNOLOGY

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 502 249,18

KUNSTHOCHSCHULE FUR MEDIEN KOLN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 770 954

NETCOLOGNE GESELLSCHAFT FUER TELEKOMMUNIKATION MBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 407 184

UNIVERSITAET ZU KOELN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 554 724

TELEFONICA INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 398 295

FRANCE TELECOM SA

France

EU Contribution

€ 213 403,70

EXALEAD

France

EU Contribution

€ 215 250

NDS TECHNOLOGIES FRANCE

France

EU Contribution

€ 808 200,19

VIRTUAL REALITY & MULTI MEDIA PARK SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 330 227

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK - TNO

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 523 100

STIFTELSEN SINTEF

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 828 741

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 038312

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 September 2006

  • End date

    31 May 2009

Funded under:

FP6-IST

  • Overall budget:

    € 15 179 154,69

  • EU contribution

    € 9 189 000

Coordinated by:

ALCATEL-LUCENT BELL NV

Belgium