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1 PriCKL 2007 FP7 call 3: EU funding opportunities in intelligent content and semantics Stefano Bertolo DG Information Society and Media Unit E2 – Content & Knowledge Warsaw, 21 September 2007

2 2 Why participate in FP7? no matter where you are, the majority of the smart people work elsewhere; reuse resources developed elsewhere, make yourself known; considerable amounts of funding available

3 3 Framework Programme

4 4 FP7 Cooperation

5 5 FPT ICT: Work Programme _en.pdf

6 6 Intelligent Content & Semantics Make digital resources that embody creativity and semantics (”intelligence”) easier and more cost effective to produce, organize, search, personalise, distribute and use across the value chain. media professionals, enterprise designers, talented amateurs:  enhanced productivity; more communicative & participative forms of content; ease of use organisations & communities:  automated collection & distribution of digital content and machine- tractable knowledge; sharing in collaborative environments

7 7 Topical foci 3 axes: – boost creativity (better) – master content (easier, richer) – dig out « hidden » information (humans & machines) 3 forms of content: – (social) media content – enterprise information – scientific data multimedia: – text, image, video, audio …

8 8 Overall approach research for a purpose, problem & objective driven centred around users, data & flows – a compelling “use case” is as important as the underlying research meaningful demonstrator(s), field validation & assessment active promotion & dissemination of results beyond scientific circles

9 9 Progress, 1 st FP7 call broad effort – 3 WP Objectives centred around digital content:  Digital Libraries  Intelligent Content  Networked Media – approx 190 Meuro in total – c. 340 proposals received selection completed negotiation underway

10 10 IC&S stats inputs: – 148 proposals – 1210 participants from 50 countries – 473 Meuro requested, 51 Meuro available outputs: – 15 top-ranked (retained) proposals – 128 participants – 55% academia & research centres – 45% business & public sector

11 11 Response video is very popular and so is 3D web 2.0 approaches are well represented  alone or in combination with KE / semantic web  text alone or as an aid for multimedia annotation  speech is back, but proposals often lack sophistication information extraction & text/multimedia mining addressed by several proposals (semantic) search embedded within larger systems reasoning & machine learning the subject of ambitous endeavours multilingual aspects are weak

12 12 WP coverage popular themes:  content creation & processing, both media (TV, film, games, advertising …) & other appls (eg surveillance)  several instances of personalisation & summarisation  knowledge management & decision support, range of business & public-interest (eg environment) domains  semantic foundations, including semantic web & data integration gaps:  creative authoring (e.g. games, virtual worlds, industrial design) as well as immersive rendering & multimodal consumption  democratisation of editing/remixing/tagging/sharing tools  simple and yet powerful  low cost but high functionality

13 13 Top proposals good coverage of the WP – research, development & field validation balanced partnerships – consortia smaller than in FP6 – well known players as well as newcomers – teams from 7 of the 12 « new » member states multiple use cases – both private & public sectors good balance between instruments – 4 big (IP, 26 M), 11 small (STR, 25 M)

14 14 ICT Cognitive Systems, Interaction & Robotics Input: 185 proposals, 1,432 participations, 43 countries, €680m funding requested, €96m available budget Output: 63 proposals ranked, 26 retained (19 STREPs, 6 IPs, 1 NoE) Themes: Robotics (grasping & manipulation; human- robot interaction; swarms); Detection of salient events (understanding behaviour); Interaction (natural language, incl. sign language, understanding); Robotics & language (endowing systems with intelligence, cognitive development through perception & action); Machine learning as key enabling technology

15 15 ICT Digital Libraries & Technology enhanced Learning Input: 191 proposals, 1,713 participations, 53 countries, €609m funding requested, €52m available budget Output: 81 proposals ranked, 12 retained (7 STREPs, 4 IPs, 1 CA) Themes: Multimedia content (reuse, enhancement); Semantic Search ; Digitisation (scalability, cost effectiveness); Multilingualism; Competence centres (outreach and services); Digital Preservation (datagrids, intelligent web harvesters, software agents for autonomous preservation)

16 16 ICT Intelligent Content & Semantics Input: 148 proposals, 1,210 participations, 50 countries, €473m funding requested, €51m available budget Output: 55 proposals ranked, 15 retained (9 STREPs, 4 IPs, 1 CA, 1 SA) Themes: Content creation/processing (TV, film, images, advertisement, surveillance); Personalisation (including social sharing) ; Knowledge management/Decision support (corporate, public interest information); Semantic foundations (large scale, approximate reasoning, identity management); Knowledge integration (scientific databases; web services)

17 17 Prospects, short term 3 rd ICT call due for publication in Q4 same WP, same budget (50 M for IC&S, c. 200 M for Dir.E WP objectives) 45 M for collaborative projects 5 M for networks, coordination & support actions inquiries, re-submissions … from Nov 1 st on updated IC&S call Specifications by early Dec 2-day gathering on Dec, Luxbg  FP6 showcase  selected call-1 projects  call-3 information & networking

18 18 Prospects, medium term new ICT work programme  operations  finalized Q3 2008, ICT’08 conference  key directions set by Q WP Challenges expected to stay scope & focus of Objectives to be reassessed, adjusted where necessary

19 19 ML and KD(D) opportunities I Usage/Usability logs – Who uses/needs what data/resources? – Who interacts with whom? – What sequences of user actions result in success or predict dissatisfaction/problems (e.g. – Create systems whose performance improves the more they are used

20 20 ML and KD(D) opportunities II Automation of scientific pipeline – Hypothesis generation, closed loop learning – Virtual experiments – Integration of data resources (conceptual mapping)

21 21 ML and KD(D) opportunities III Integration of knowledge representation, multimedia and dimensional, geometric information – Induction of design grammars – Dimensional info as a source of constraints for image segmenting/recognition – OWL 1.1 datatypes, JSR-275, Sun’s Fortress

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