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From: Patrick SCHOULLER 
Subject:  PCRDT/ Thématique TIC / propositions de  
        partenariats


Madame, monsieur,
dans le cadre des appels de la thématique TIC, nous vous prions de trouver
ci-dessous quelques propositions de recherche de partenaires.

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PS-IT-3022: http://www.ideal-ist.net/Countries/IT/PS-IT-3022 

DUNE srl, PME italienne recherche des partenaires pour un: 
Projet: STREP

Dans le défi: 1.1 The Network of the Future
Nom provisoire du projet: FREEDOM: Femtocell-based netwoRk Enhancement by
intErference managEment and coorDination of infOrmation for seaMless
connectivity 
Date de clôture: 01/04/2009

Sujet:
Open problems and challenges
Femtocells and alternative technologies are still in an early stage of
development and deployment and are facing a number of other challenges
including, but not limited to:
· Operators prefer not to be tied in to a single vendor. Current femtocell
equipment is not likely to interoperate. 
· The need for femtocell-specific handset optimization. It is not yet clear
whether there will be a need for new handsets that can operate efficiently in
dense femtocell deployments. 
· Although femtocells can easily be plugged in a fixed broadband modem,
there is
currently no guarantee that the fixed broadband connection will prioritize
voice traffic for a service without interruptions. 
· The need for a new network planning and design. 
· The complexity of spectrum management in the case of femtocells. 
· The need for methodologies to avoid femto to macro interference and educate
consumers on the ideal femtocell placement in the home. 
Despite all the above challenges relevant to a massive deployment of
femtocells, the current business case for femtocells (and alternative
technologies) is still only focusing on providing enhanced coverage for
high-quality voice calls in the home at rates similar to those of fixed-line
networks. 

What FREEDOM will do
The project does not targets at impacting on the current development of
femtocells (as chips and protocols are either already developed or in the
final
stage), but specifically targets to the next generation in the frame of the
wireless network, femtocells and ADSL services seen as an integrated system. 
The end-to-end objective of the project is to move from the current vision
of a
wireless network in which the femtocell are deployed at home by the end-user
(and where femtos are a problem from the external network viewpoint because of
the injected interference), toward the “Network & femtocells & ISP” vision in
which the parts are integrated and cooperate in a coordinated fashion: in this
vision the presence of the femtocells can be viewed as an additional
(distributed) resource to be exploited rather than a source of interference. 
To accomplish this task, the project will face in a coordinated manner the
major challenges associated to the massive femtocells deployment, not only
from
the solely technical point of view, but also incuding them in a business case,
with a major focus on IPR generation and on the impact on the
standardisation. 

Présentation de la proposition:
The project will pursue the objectives by implementing the following workplan:
WP1 – Requirements and dissemination
WP2 – Femto-based cooperative network design
WP3 – Interference management in femto-based network
WP4 – RRM for femtocells
WP5 – Hardware Demonstrator

Expertises demandées:
We are currently searching three different/complementary partner profiles.
· PROFILE-1: Manufacturer either directly involved in WiMAX or LTE femtocells
production (or parts of it) or having the femtocells production within their
short-term strategic industrial plans (1-2 yrs). 
· PROFILE-2: Wireless network operator that has the femtocells deployment
is its
strategic plans in the short and mid-term (1-2 yrs) as well as the vision of
future networks based on coexistence of relays and femtocells. 
· PROFILE-3: Internet service provider who is aware of the impact coming
from a
massive femtocells deployments on its services and additional requirements,
having in its strategic plans either the collaboration with wireless network
operators or the provision of new services/applications dedicated to the
femto-users. 

Partenaires recherchés:
· PROFILE-1: Femotocell (or components of) Manufacturer
· PROFILE-2: Wireless network operator 
· PROFILE-3: Internet service provider

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-3022 

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PS-IL-3035 : http://www.ideal-ist.net/Countries/IL/PS-IL-3035 

Tel Aviv University, université israélienne recherche des partenaires pour un:
Projet: IP

Dans le défi: 5.1 Personal Health Systems
Nom provisoire du projet: Closing the loop towards an artificial pancreas
Date de clôture: 01/04/2009

Sujet:
The call topic is: 5.1-a2,
The project aims to develop the ideal closed-loop system (artificial pancreas)
for maintaining normal blood glucose levels. The system will be based on an
autonomous insulin delivery pump attached to a device capable of continuous
real time glucose sensing, thus mimicking the islet beta cells activity. 
A key differentiator is being a circulatory system linked loop based on the
coordinator proprietary mode of access to the circulatory system. This would
allow real time, long term glucose sensing for accurate therapeutic decision
making capabilities. Insulin would be also directly delivered to the
circulation thus allowing instantaneous effect and very quick deactivation,
which are two important features crucial for closing the loop. Real time long
term access to the circulatory system is the missing link for the development
of an artificial pancreas solution. 

Présentation de la proposition:
The project main goal is to develop a novel closed-loop system, based on an
established technology, which will provide a new class of diagnostic,
monitoring and therapeutic tool for diabetic patients personalized healthcare.
By offering individual solutions for managing chronic diabetes, the
personalized healthcare device will give patients the desired control over
their treatment thus avoiding complications while enabling an independent high
quality of life. 
The proposed closed-loop system would provide three major elements: (i) an
accurate, long lasting and real time biocompatible glucose sensing unit
capable
of frequent or continuous sampling; (ii) a safe substance (such as insulin or
other hormones) delivery device with no tail affect; and (iii) a control
system
that modulates delivery of insulin according to glucose levels. 
The loop will be basically composed of three modules: 1) an implanted glucose
sensor; 2) an insulin pump and 3) a wireless control pager. 
Linking glucose level monitoring to insulin secretion will be based on newly
developed algorithms adjusted to the proposed mode of accessing the
circulatory
system. The external pager will administrate and monitor glucose rate every 5
minutes (continually mode) and when upper/lower threshold is exceeded,
ping/visual-audio alert/massage will be sent. On top, early indication of
excessive trend will be presented to patient so he will be able to plan his
meals/exercises based on pager display data. 
The Implantation will involve “once in a lifetime” a minimal invasive
outpatient procedure (sedation or epidural) while sensors cartridges
replacements will be performed with local anesthesia, in a 10 minute’s
procedure, every 24 months Following an implementation of the proposed loop a
daily blood drop routine will not be essential any more. Furthermore, no
special attention should be taken by the user until 24 months period is
expired
(probably few weeks before). The proposed closed-loop will manage stable
glucose levels (keeping glucose fluctuation between upper and lower
thresholds)
thus improve patient condition and minimize potential complications.

Expertises demandées:
Integration and System Design Professional engineers,
Experts in 3D and multimedia – Modeling,
Communication protocols experts,
System administrators, 
Internet infrastructure experts, 
Wireless Infrastructure experts, 
Mobile phone experts, 
Database designers, programmers, and administrators, 
Emergency care professionals, 
Remote monitoring hardware and software engineers, 
Data security and confidentiality expertise, 
Application Design- terminals reports Clinical regulators Graphic designer
Personal, Health Systems (PHS) eHealth experts Statisticians, 

Partenaires recherchés:
Academy or Research Center
SME or large Industry, 
Emergency care units, 
Clinical Center, 
SME

The proposer is not looking for a coordinator.

Pour en savoir plus, venez retirer cette recherche de partenaire:
http://www.ideal-ist.net/Countries/IL/PS-IL-3035

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PS-TR-3032: http://www.ideal-ist.net/Countries/TR/PS-TR-3032

Ege University, université turque recherche des partenaires pour un:
Projet: STREP

Dans le défi: 5.1 Personal Health Systems
Nom provisoire du projet: IMS: An Intelligent Multi-agent System for Remote
Monitoring of Diabetes Patients
Date de clôture: 01/04/2009

Sujet:
The call topic is: 5.1 – a2 
This project intends to develop a pervasive healthcare system for remote
monitoring of diabetes patients. The proposed system will be based on a
multi-agent system architecture in which autonomous software agents take role
in symptom detection, medical condition identification of remote patients,
recognition of chronic conditions and early diagnosis of further
complications.


Présentation de la proposition:
Diabetes is a chronic disease that has a significant burden on patients and
health care systems. It has been identified as one of the major leading cause
of death. The risk of death increases significantly when diabetes occur in
conjunction with other health problems such as hypertension and
hyperlipidemia.
There is no cure for a chronic case, the process of patient care is complex
and
requires patients taking an active role in the management of their illness. 
The management of the chronic conditions also involves the coordination of the
efforts of different individuals with different skills and functions. Remote
patient monitoring (RPM) systems are widely used for handling the underlying
problems. Such systems involve the use of technology that allows a remote
interface to collect and transmit patient data between a patient and a
healthcare provider. 
Our proposed RPM system is based on a Multi-agent system (MAS) architecture in
which autonomous software agents obtain data from physiological sensors
automatically, monitor remote patient’s condition, recognize chronic
conditions
from symptom patterns and helps early diagnosis of further complications. The
underlying system is planned to include three types of agents: Symptom
detector
agents, patient agents and doctor agents. Symptom detector agents perform
collection of physiological data from health sensing devices while patient
agents process the inputs received from the symptom detector agents in
order to
recognize the medical condition according to symptom patterns. Doctor agents
send the processed medical data to the appropriate specialist and perform
remediation tasks such as the adjustments in the dosage of medication. 
Agents in the RPM system will behave according to Artificial Intelligent
planning structures such as Belief-Desire-Intention or Hierarchical Task
Networks. An artificial neural network or appropriate expert system models
will
be employed for inference on recognizing medical conditions from the symptom
patterns. 
System implementation and evaluation will have two phases: 
• Agent based simulation: Health sensing devices and wireless connections are
all simulated in the software environment in order to test behaviors and
inference mechanisms of the intelligent agents. Artificial health data will be
evaluated. 
• Actual system deployment: Various health sensing devices and wireless
network
infrastructure will be employed and system will be tested by utilizing the
real-time health data of the subjects selected from the various patient
groups.


Expertises demandées:
1. Universities and Research Centers: Researchers from universities and
research centers with ICT innovations interested in developing algorithms and
software for Multi Agent Systems, Artificial Neural Networks and Expert
systems. 
2. Teaching Hospitals: Technical support for determining symptom detection
parameters based on the physiological data and implementation and
management of
remediation. Providing experimental data to test the system developed for
remote diabetes management. 
3. Companies: Hi-Tech Companies with the experience in the area of
telemedicine, software development and computer networking.

Partenaires recherchés:
1. Universities and Research Centers 
2. Teaching Hospitals 
3. Medical equipment suppliers 
4. Telemedicine companies 
5. Network Systems Providers 
6. Software Developers

The proposer is not looking for a coordinator.

Pour en savoir plus, venez retirer cette recherche de partenaire:
http://www.ideal-ist.net/Countries/TR/PS-TR-3032

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PS-UK-3051: http://www.ideal-ist.net/Countries/UK/PS-UK-3051 

Brunel University, université anglaise recherche des partenaires pour un:
Projet: STREP

Dans le défi: 7.3 ICT for Governance and Policy Modelling
Nom provisoire du projet: Ubiquitous Participation Platform for Policy Making

Date de clôture: 01/04/2009
Sujet:
UbiPOL aims to facilitate the participation of citizens in policy making
process regardless of their current position. UbiPOL explores hand held
devices
which are one of the most frequently used devices by usual citizens as a tool
to relate their usual life with relevant policies. The expected impact of
UbiPOL project is more proactive attitude of citizens toward policy making
process by stimulating them create their opinions in the middle of their usual
life. 

Présentation de la proposition:
UbiPOL aims to develop a mobile platform that motivates its users to be
involved in PMPs. 
Literature review reveals that one of the reasons that make citizens
de-motivated in policy making is the ignorance of relevant policies and
PMPs in
governments. It is suggested that the more they find connections between their
as-usual life activities and relevant policies, the more they become
pro-active
or motivated to be involved in the PMPs. For this reason, UbiPOL aims to
provide context aware knowledge provision with regard to policy making.
That is
citizens using UbiPOL will be alerted with relevant policies and PMPs when
they
are moving around physical places according to their as-usual life pattern at
the work, commerce, education and so on. With the platform, citizens are
expected to be more widely aware of any relevant policies and PMPs for
involvement during their as-usual life; be more likely to participate to the
relevant PMPs as they find the PMPs in the middle of doing their usual
activities; and provide more relevant opinion (or information) to the PMP
as it
is collected at the right time when it is created from the citizens'
experience
in their real life. With the platform, governmental agencies are expected to
identify issues in society easily through active reporting by citizens;
improved citizen satisfaction on agency services and policies; and improved
monitoring of policy execution in collaboration with citizens. UbiPOL
Consortium currently consists of two academic partners, two governmental
partner and two industry partners and is looking for two industry partners who
can contribute to text mining and POI (point of interest) data in the UK. 

Expertises demandées:
Experts in text mining who can classify natural text into pre defined
categories according to keywords used in each citizen opinions; POI (point of
interest) data provider in the UK (we are planning a field trial in Sheffield
area) and who can deliver the POI data on mobile devices via Map based user
interface. 

Partenaires recherchés:
Industrial partners (SME or Large enterprise)

The proposer is not looking for a coordinator.

Pour en savoir plus, venez retirer cette recherche de partenaire:
http://www.ideal-ist.net/Countries/UK/PS-UK-3051 


pour plus d'information
Claire Ferté
PCN ICT - IDEALIST

Tel: +33 1 40 73 36 73

claire.ferte@ubifrance.fr

http://www.ubifrance.fr

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