|InCoSys and the 5th Framework Programme|
The objectives of the group in relation to the key actions and action lines of the IST Programme, are as follows:
|Key Action I: Systems and Services for the Citizen|
The group interests, with respect this action line, are in achieving "...improvements so that systems and user interfaces can be more easily configured to and by the individual, and to the tasks being undertaken and the environment".
The group can contribute to "develop ... information and communications systems supporting users and businesses, offering value-added services and multimedia information integration of value-added services on accommodation, travel, weather, events, culture and leisure, together with booking and payment facilities".
We can also contribute to, "service personalization and interaction, assuring quality information and providing information channels for all types of tourism service suppliers."
|Key Action II New Methods of Work and Electronic Commerce|
The group, with respect to the objectives of this key line can contribute to the representation, capture, accumulation and transfer of distributed organizational knowledge in working environments. We are particularly interested in capturing intangible corporate knowledge about relationships and business/organization practices.
|Key Action III Multimedia Content and Tools.|
The group can contribute to the development of tools for designing European multimedia content in key application areas (knowledge, business and lifestyle publishing and geographic information).
Moreover, we are interested in developing tele-collaboration and interactive multimedia systems that involve all actors concerned from production to distribution and use. III.2.2 Content management and personalisation.
The group can participate in projects that demonstrate access, delivery and personalisation of heterogeneous assets in large distributed, and multi-owner collections in key application areas (knowledge, business and lifestyle publishing and geographic information). The group activities focus on presentation systems, tailoring, Web-based and agent-based services, and unified interfaces across different information resources.
The group is interested to participate in projects that demontrate/investigate rich representations for multimedia retrieval.
We are interested in addressing new ways of representing, analysing, manipulating and managing different kinds of digital cultural objects from different media sources, with special attention given to surrogates of fragile physical objects.
The group can contribute to the implementation and maintenance of integrated learning services based especially on reusable learning objects. Close to out interests is personalised learning in collaborative environments that involve high-quality pedagogic approaches.
We are interested in co-operating with other institutions in providing advanced facilities to allow learners to follow a personalised mixture of courses, virtual learner mobility, and interaction between tutors and learners in new ways.
We are very interested in contacting multidisciplinary RTD that covers intelligent, adaptable learning environments and new multimedia content, supporting the processes applied in real training situations.