R&D Projects

Number of projects: 189


  • AVISPIRE - Audio-VIsual Speech Processing for Interaction in Realistic Environments

    AVISPIRE will work towards expanding the state-of-the-art in the topic of audio-visual speech processing from today’s "toy" examples to realistic human-computer interaction in difficult, realistic environments like the classroom, the automobile, multimedia streams of broadcasted news, and during meetings in smart rooms. Work will focus on both robust extraction of visual speech information, as well as its efficient fusion with the acoustic modality.

  • HMFM - Hear Me, Feel Me

    The HMFM project deals with the chronic condition of vision impairment.Different degrees of vision impairments are inevitable results of growing old, as the physiology of our eyes changes with time when the eye tissues lose their flexibility and suffer from damages caused by everyday life, different health conditions (such as diabetes or blood pressure) and gravity.The possibilities to prevent vision impairment with technology are very limited, but there are promising possibilities to support the visually impaired elderly in better managing their everyday lives with the help of modern infor

    Ambient Assisted Living (AAL)
  • SYNC3 - Synergetic Content Creation and Communication

    SYNC3 will provide an intelligent framework for making more accessible the vast quantity of user comments on news issues. The project will structure the part of blogsphere that refers to running news stories, rendering it accessible, manageable and re-usable. The immediate target of SYNC3 is the news industry and social networks, but domains like commerce, tourism, e-science and business intelligence are likely to benefit from the resulting technology.

  • OPTI-TRANS - Optimised Transport System for Mobile Location-Based Services

    The OPTI-TRANS project aims to create a Mobile GNSS platform which will provide commuters/travellers with the ability to plan their trip in an efficient manner in order to utilise and share a combination of public/private transportation by combining information from various public transport authorities and other private vehicle owners. It will display to the commuters the optimum router/transport combinations for their trips, based on their location.

  • CASAM - Computer-Aided Semantic Annotation of Multimedia

    CASAM expects to facilitate the synergy of human and machine intelligence to significantly speed up the task of human-produced semantic annotation of multimedia content. The project will deal with the task of aggregating human and machine knowledge with the ultimate target of minimizing human involvement in the annotation procedure. Intelligent human-computer interaction is of central importance, and the concept of effort-optimized knowledge aggregation will be introduced. This as the task of reaching the desired result by requiring the least effort from the user.

  • ADAMANTIUM - ADAptative Management of mediA distributioN based on saTisfaction orIented User Modelling

    The predominant candidate for the current trend of multimedia services convergence with mobile/fixed networks and broadcast-interactive applications is the IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS). IMS entails novel business opportunities for pioneering and emerging multimedia services, such as IPTV and VoIP video call applications.

  • ENFORA - Innovation Transfer of DEDALOS project, for teaching English as a second language to deaf people, whose first language is the Sign Language, via e-learning tools

    It is a common remark among the professionals in the fields of special education, that despite of the last years tremendous evolution of computer communication networks, Internet and its services and facilities, little has been done towards the direction of usage and penetration of these services within the domain of Linguistic Training for the Deaf people. The absence of material in the Sign Language and the difficulties of Sign Language adaptation into the existing e-learning systems are the main reasons.

  • IMPACT - Improving Access to Text

    The IMPACT project brings together fifteen national and regional libraries, research institutions and commercial suppliers - all centres of competence with unequalled experience of large-scale text digitisation processes and technologies. The project will let them share their know-how and best practices, develop innovative tools to enhance the capabilities of OCR engines and the accessibility of digitised text and lay down the foundations for the mass-digitisation programmes that will take place over the next decade.

  • EMERGE - Emergency Monitoring and Prevention

    Delayed calls of emergency medical services (e.g. in case of physical or mental disorders resulting from strokes or falls) lead to increased hospitalisation and movement of elderly people into nursing homes. This decreases their quality of life unnecessarily and causes considerable costs. Due to demographical changes in Europe, this situation is expected to get worse in the future. This problem is addressed in EMERGE by supporting elderly people with innovative emergency monitoring and prevention. Humans are bio-psycho-social beings, whose character is to follow typical behaviour.

  • ENTHRONE-II - End-to-End QoS through Integrated Management of Content, Networks and Terminals

    The provision of an integrated management based on the end-to-end QoS over heterogeneous networks and terminals is considered to be a key element for the successful mass market provision of audio-visual services, that would produce revenues for the content/service providers and network operators. The ENTHRONE project proposes an integrated management solution which covers an entire audio-visual service distribution chain, including content generation and protection, distribution across networks and reception at user terminals.


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