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Calls for Proposals

Last update: 15 May, 2006

- eContentplus CALL 1

Information on calls for proposals

ist call 6

Call 6 opened on 22 December 2005 and closed on 25 April 2006.

Objectives of the Call were to address new technology and application domains and to pilot new approaches such as integrated environments or experience research.

The total indicative budget of the call was 140 million Euros.

Proposals were invited to address the following areas:

•  Advanced robotics
•  Ambient assisted living (AAL) in the ageing society
•  Advanced search technologies for digital audio-visual content
•  Accompanying actions in support of participation in Community ICT research
•  International Co-operation

Click here to access detailed information on IST Call 6.

call 5

CALL 5 opened on 18 May 2005 and closed on 21 September 2005 . The call covered the areas of Cultural Heritage and Multimodal Interfaces including Multilingual Communications.

The work within the Cultural area addressing the Strategic Objective 2.5.10, called 'Access to and preservation of cultural and scientific resources', focused on two main objectives:

1. Access

To support the emerging complexity of digital cultural and scientific objects and repositories, through enriched conceptual representations and advanced access methods.

Work should focus on applying leading edge technologies (knowledge technologies, visualisation, virtual reality), to be tested in real but innovative scenarios:

•  Automated methods for capture, indexing & semantic representation non-textual and cross-media objects

•  Knowledge representation & access technologies for complex, unstructured, dynamic cultural heritage objects

•  Domain ontologies

•  Collaborative content authoring online communities

•  Application models for ubiquitous access to cultural information.

Research in this area should lead to a more participative and creative use of cultural heritage by citizens and by cultural institutions, at all levels, through creative, online communities.

Instruments (project types) & partnerships: STREPs will be the main mechanism for the longer-term research on the access and use of cultural content. Partnerships will involve the Cultural Heritage research community, technology research and developers, including high-tech SMEs and cultural institutions.

To learn more about the types of instruments click here.

2. Digital preservation

To explore how to preserve the availability of digital resources over time, through novel concepts, techniques and tools.

Research in this area should investigate methods and systems for guaranteeing the long-term preservation of digital objects. Work is open to both short term experiment and longer term research. Research is needed to develop test-beds and systems that will support the availability and accessibility of multi-sourced and multi-formatted resources. Longer-term research is needed to address the preservation of complex, dynamic and very high volume digital objects, including those with high levels of interactivity.

Instruments: IPs are the preferred instrument for the test-beds of multi-sourced resources. The structuring and building of the research interests in digital preservation including a better understanding of digital longevity issues over extended timescales is likely to be best addressed through CAs.

To read about the types of instruments click here.

To learn more about the CALL

Documentation on CALL 5 (including call text)

Summary of the research goals in the cultural heritage domain with a link to the full work programme.

Information Day, 16 June, Luxemburg

The event aimed at building consensus on trends and challenges in future research, at facilitating a better understanding of the FP6 instruments, sharing ideas and experiences, and helping to find partners for project consortia.

Click here to access the agenda, list of participants and presentations.

call 4

Published in December 2004 and closed on 22 March 2005, CALL 4 offered interesting opportunities for New Member States, encouraging specifically their involvement in the 'enlarged Europe'. Below are the areas addressed by the call.

1. Technology-enhanced Learning (Strategic Objective 2.4.10) with two main objectives:

a) to explore interactions between the learning of the individual and that of the organisation in order to investigate how current or emerging ICT can mutually enhance the learning processes for the individual and for the organisation,

b) to contribute to new understandings of the learning processes by exploring links between human learning, cognition and technologies.

2. Enlarged Europe (Strategic Objective 2.4.13) with the objective of developing and validating innovative and efficient ICT-based systems and services in key application areas for the societal and economical development of the enlarged Europe, with a view to strengthening the integration of the IST European Research Area.

The proposals received in response to Call 4 will be evaluated by the European Commission in April 2005. The results of the evaluation will be announced on the Digicult web site as well as on the TEL-ME-MOR web site as soon as they are available.

econtentplus call 1

eContentplus is a four-year programme (2005–08), which was approved by the European Commission in March 2005. The programme promotes and facilitates accessibility and usability of digital material in a multilingual environment . Areas addressed include geographic, educational, cultural, scientific and scholarly content. The Programme also supports EU-wide co-ordination of collections in libraries, museums and archives and the preservation of digital collections as to ensure availability of cultural, scholarly and scientific assets for future use.

The first eContentplus call for proposals closed on 24 November 2005. The call addressed all the above areas as well as reinforcing cooperation between digital content stakeholders.


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