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From: Patrick SCHOULLER 
Subject: PCRDT TIC appel 4 trois demandes de partenariats

Madame monsieur
Dans le cadre des monages de consortia en réponses aux appels du PCRDT,
thématique TIC, veuillez trouver ci-dessous trois demandes de partenariats


PS-BE-3140 : http://www.ideal-ist.net/Countries/BE/PS-BE-3140 

IBBT, centre de recherche belge recherche des partenaires pour un:
Projet: STREP

Dans le défi: 1.1 The Network of the Future
Nom provisoire du projet: Optical flow SwItching for faster-than-Real-time
vIdeo
diStribution (OSIRIS)

Date de clôture: 01/04/2009

Sujet:
The OSIRIS (Optical flow SwItching for faster than Real-time vIdeo
diStribution) project aims at applying the concept of optical flow
switching in
such a way that transferring of video files is best served. In the OSIRIS
concept, the goal is to establish a dedicated circuit (lightpath) per video
file to be transferred, allowing moving the content as fast as possible (i.e.,
faster than real-time) from one location to another one. As the data is
transferred faster than real-time, it will also be possible to temporary
pre-empt connections in order to free resources that are needed more urgently
by other requests. For this purpose, tightly integrating the VoD middleware
(responsible for delivering the VoD service and the communication between
server and settopbox) and control of the optical network layer is required.
The proposed OSIRIS concept looks promising thanks to following reasons. Video
traffic will more and more dominate the network. First of all, video formats
evolve and will evolve from Standard Definition (SD) to High Definition (HD)
and beyond, requiring more and more data to be transported over the network.
Secondly, video is consumed more and more on a on-demand basis, rendering the
resource efficient multi-/broad-cast techniques less applicable.
Establishing a
dedicated transparent optical circuit for each video file – as in the OSIRIS
concept – instead of identically handling in intermediate nodes huge
amounts of
rather small packets, becomes more and more interesting from a cost-efficiency
and energy-efficient point of view, thanks to the increasing files sizes.
Pushing the video content over such circuit as fast as possible, until the
connection is temporary pre-empted by another request, also fits very well
with
the typical behaviour of video consumers that start watching a movie from the
beginning without much interactivity in terms of fast-forward/rewind until
they
decide to switch to some other content. 

Présentation de la proposition:
Two main outcomes are expected from the project. At one side, the goal is to
elaborate an end-to-end architecture featuring optical flow switching as
network technology and taking into account several aspects like gap in
bitrates
in core versus access networks, impact of the network edge (like VoD systems),
protocol/software stack, need for caching popular content, interoperability
with legacy and other service production platforms, etc. At the other side, an
end-to-end signalling and related control protocols (that can be accommodated
by for example the GMPLS framework) will be developed, These protocols should
be able to coordinate switch actions inside the network, usage of the buffers
in for example the metro nodes bridging access and core networks and the
start/pause/resume of the download of the video files.
In addition to both outcomes, the OSIRIS project also aims to experimentally
validate and evaluate the proposed concept. A small-scale physical
proof-of-concept demonstrator should allow validating in practice the OSIRIS
concept and getting a better insight into possible issues when implementing
the
concept. A large-scale emulation platform will allow evaluating the
performance
of the control protocols to be developed within the project.

Expertises demandées:
Network operator with expertise on dynamic optical networks and delivering VoD
services.
Optical network equipment vendor with expertise on developing optical control
plane (GMPLS-protocols). 

Partenaires recherchés:
Network operators
Optical network equipment vendors
The proposer is not looking for a coordinator.

Pour en savoir plus, venez retirer cette recherche de partenaire:
http://www.ideal-ist.net/Countries/BE/PS-BE-3140 

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PS-BR-3137: http://www.ideal-ist.net/Countries/BR/PS-BR-3137

CERTI Foundation, centre de recherche brésilien recherche des partenaires pour
un:
Projet: STREP

Dans le défi: 6.3 ICT for Energy Efficiency
Nom provisoire du projet: Integrated Monitoring and Information System for
Energy Efficiency (IMIS-EE)
Date de clôture: 01/04/2009

Sujet:
The project aims to develop a new integrated monitoring and information
system,
built on multiple-ICT, customizable, modular, human-centred platform and open
service oriented architecture, able to promote energy efficiency in
residences/buildings and, consequently, in neighbourhoods and communities. The
project intends to experimentally demonstrate that a significant reduction in
energy consumption and greenhouse gases emissions in communities, as well
as an
increase of renewable energy into the electric grid, can be achieved through
the proposed system and methodology, which combines advanced ICT and cognitive
approaches.

Présentation de la proposition:
The project has a focused approach, towards the development of a monitoring
and
information system. Nevertheless, at the same time, it aims for a more
comprehensive application than today´s solutions. The proposed system is
basically composed by the following components: 
1) Technological platform able to integrate and support different sensing
systems, both conventional and smart systems from various suppliers and
technologies, for energy efficiency and emissions purposes in the context of
residences/buildings, neighbourhoods and communities. Research on new
applications for intelligent sensors will also be considered. As a consequence
of the use of such platform, it is expected a better utilization and
control of
eventually installed local energy resources, as well as an increase of surplus
local energy (mostly renewable) being supplied back to the grid.
2) Multiple information and communication systems, including digital TV
broadcast, mobile phone and internet, with special contents and applications,
to make people aware about their energy consumptions (and eventually
generation) into their communities and capable of taking intelligent decisions
towards energy efficiency and emission reduction.
Please read more on the website

Expertises demandées:
Expertise in ICT systems: sensing networks, open SOA and communication
technologies.
- Expertise in energy efficiency and emission reduction: technologies and
assessment methodologies.
- Expertise in smart systems: smart metering and appliances.
- Expertise in social networks: cooperative projects and cognitive approach to
motivation and awareness.

Partenaires recherchés:
- R&D Centres and universities - researchers and developers of the
technological platform for the integration of multiple/different sensing
systems and communication technologies.
- Industrial Partners - suppliers of traditional and/or smart metering systems
and smart appliances, which will be used for study and characterization
purposes, as well as application in a demonstrative case. Utilization during
the project and innovation in the context of the project. Research on
innnovation and new applications for intelligent sensors will also be promoted
in cooperative activities among partners
- Utilities - providers of information about local energy
consuptiom/generation
and life-cycle analysis and, at the same time, partners interested in smart
grid issues.
- SMEs - providers of complementary solutions, as dedicated software and the
set of special contents and application proposed in the project.

The proposer is looking for a coordinator.

Pour en savoir plus, venez retirer cette recherche de partenaire:
http://www.ideal-ist.net/Countries/BR/PS-BR-3137

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PS-IT-3025: http://www.ideal-ist.net/Countries/IT/PS-IT-3025 

Università degli Studi de L'Aquila, université italienne recherche des
partenaires pour un:
Projet: STREP

Dans le défi: 7.1 ICT and Ageing
Nom provisoire du projet: AURE - Assistive Ubiquitous Robotics Environment

Date de clôture: 01/04/2009

Sujet:
Europe’s population is ageing rapidly. This new age pyramid has enormous
socio-economic implications. It demands a paradigm shift in health and social
care where ICT will provide a basis for new inclusive products and services to
reach the three main challenges to avoid the potential exclusion of a growing
aging population from the social and economic fabric: Independent Living;
Active Ageing at Work and Social Participation.
AURE aims to contribute at the first challenge giving to people the
opportunity
of aging well maintaining their quality of life and personal independence in
indoor activities through all their old age. 

Présentation de la proposition:
The AURE consortium is persuaded that the best solution for assure the
independent living to elderly people is an assistive environment built around
the necessity of the user on the concept of the ubiquitous robotics. The AURE
ubiquitous robotics environment is formed by several subsystems which are
integrated in the things of everyday life (furniture, appliances..) and
embedded into everyday environments (wall, floor, ceil..), so that they are
invisible to the user or they appear only if necessary. Such smart artefacts
are joined together to create distributed and self-regulating system that is
adapted to the user needs. Each subsystem is simple, versatile, and autonomous
to perform its set of tasks but collaborating with the other subsystems can
perform complex and on demand scheduled tasks. These distributed subsystems
will form a dynamic ecosystem that is able to grow and adapt to the evolving
needs of the elderly but also of the other house inhabitants. 
The AURE vision is based on high modularity that is a strong point of the
system, in fact, each module is “simple” and designed for specific set of
tasks. The benefits of this structure are that the time-to-market and
developing cost for each modules are reduced; safety and dependability design
process are more efficient and effective; and, moreover, the user can buy only
the modules that he/she needs, choosing and adding new modules following the
evolution of his/her old age.
The main objective of the project is to deliver a framework of this vision
constraining the whole project to User-Centred Design Methodology, RAMSS
methodology (Reliability + Availability + Maintainability + Safety +
Security),
Ethical Issues, Usability, Accessibility and Modules Styling.
Outcomes of AURE will demonstrate, by full operational validation of the
proposed system in real user scenario, the effective increase in independence
and quality of life of elderly.
User involvement is essential for the success of AURE in all the project
phases, from the user requirements definition to the operational validation,
with evident ethical issues that will be managed applying any pertinent
national/international regulations (i.e. the Medical Device Directive,
Protection of personal data, ISO 14971, etc.) and following the due common
procedures as informed consent, medical or expert care assistant
supervision to
tests, accident insurance policy, etc. 
AURE aims to set the basis of a new product line and service in the area of
assistive technologies for elderly.

Expertises demandées:
Partner 1: User-Centred Design Methodology, Gerotechnology, Rehabilitation
Partner 2: Control Engineering, Robot Network, Middleware, Information
Technology
Partner 3: Robotics and Mechatronics
Partner 4: Human-Machine Interaction and Interfaces
Partner 5: Virtual Reality and Simulation
Partner 6: Established leader in domotic or furniture or household appliances
business in EU

Partenaires recherchés:
Partner 1: University, Organization or Care Centre for elderly people
Partner 2: University
Partner 3: University 
Partner 4: SME or University
Partner 5: SME or University
Partner 6: Company
The proposer is not looking for a coordinator.

Pour en savoir plus, venez retirer cette recherche de partenaire:
http://www.ideal-ist.net/Countries/IT/PS-IT-3025 


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pour plus d'informations
Claire FERTE
PCN ICT - IDEALIST
claire.ferte@ubifrance.fr

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