Network of external collaborators and concertation actions

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Concertation objectives

  • Remove barriers that prevent the development networks and interoperability;
  • Support new schemes to enable businesses, organisations and individuals to take advantage of the emerging technologies;
  • Support European policies;
  • Accelerate take-up by promoting awareness of possibilities and results among the collaborators;
  • Ensure dissemination among them.

In exchange, Cloud4all, in order to achieve a successful and fruitful synergy, will:

  • Participate in existing EU concertation activities (i.e. VUMs cluster).
  • Initiate new concertation with existing projects.
  • Invite them in all big events, national, European and international, organised during the project duration.
  • Try to align its dissemination activities with theirs, trying to organise if possible joint events.
  • Keep them up to date with all research and development progress in Cloud4All through press releases, newsletters, but even specific milestones delivery additional to that one intended for the general public, and if considered applicable and needed, will invite them selectively to technical and plenary meetings of the Consortium and organize dedicated workshops/clusters with them;
  • contribution to the Cloud4all/GPII research work;
  • If possible, seek for specific contributions;
  • Review with them its research roadmap and input to standardisation committees

Existing Network of External Collaborators

MoU signed

  1. IBM
  2. TRACE
  3. RIM Accessibility
  4. Seoul National University
  5. University of South Australia
  6. ATIS4All Thematic Network (http://www.atis4all.eu/)
  7. ETNA Thematic Network (http://www.etna-project.eu/)
  8. eAccess+ Thematic Network (www.eaccessplus.eu)
  9. Bridge IT Thematic Network (http://www.bridge-it-net.eu/) - project has finished
  10. CARDIAC Coordination Action (www.cardiac-eu.org)
  11. ACCESSIBLE FP7 STREP (www.accessible-eu.org)- project has finished
  12. BRAINABLE FP7 STREP (http://www.brainable.org)
  13. OASIS FP7 IP (www.oasis-project.eu)- project has finished

MoU not signed, but collaboration exists

  1. APSIS4All FP7 STREP (www.apsis4all.eu)
  2. AEGIS FP7 IP (www.aegis-project.eu)
  3. INREDIS FP7 STREP (www.cardiac-eu.org/projects/interfaces/inredis.htm)
  4. AccessForAll
  5. ASTERICS FP7 STREP (www.asterics.eu)
  6. AmIVital project (amivital.ugr.es)
  7. Fluid project (http://cordis.europa.eu/search/index.cfm?fuseaction=proj.document&PJ_RCN=7100052)
  8. VUMS cluster
    1. GUIDE FP7 STREP (www.guide-project.eu/)
    2. MyUI FP7 STREP (www.myui.eu)
    3. VERITAS FP7 IP (veritas-project.eu)
    4. VICON FP7 STREP (vicon-project.eu)
  9. W3C IndieUI working group
  10. openURC Alliance
  11. W3C Model-Based UI working group

SAB

SAB member

Title/ Organisation

Country

Expertise

Axel Lebois

Director at  G3ICT / UN

Global

Policy aspects regarding Intelligent Communication Technologies (ICT)

UN Convention on Rights of People with Disabilities

Daniel Ben Horin

Co-CEO / TechSoup Global

Global

Involvement of international NGOs and other beneficiaries.

Market vision regarding real needs of people at risk of exclusion.

David Banes

Deputy Head  / Mada Assistive Technology Centre

 

QA

Technological guidance on Assistive Technologies (AT) development.

International Market of Assistive Technologies (AT) and inclusive products.

 

Hiroshi Kawamura

 

President/DAISY Consortium

Global

Global knowledge of accessibility of contents and products.

Concertation of area projects and DAISY members.

Jiri Prusa

Representative / Ministerstvo Vnitra

Z

EU policy making in the field of Intelligent Communication Technologies (ICT) for Public Government.

Public Administration approach.

Julio Abascal

Profesor / UPV

E

Adaptive interfaces.

Personalisation of products and services.

Patrick Roe

CM/EPFL

SW

R&D on accessible and assistive ICT

Emerging trends and research agenda roadmap

Pier Luigi Emiliani

Research Director / CNR

IT

User interfaces

Products for people with disabilities

Saulo Faria Almeida Barretto

 

Researcher / IPTI. Instituto de Pesquisas em Tecnologia e Inovacao

BR

Innovation in Intelligent Communication Technologies (ICT) products.

Potential markets for inclusive Intelligent Communication Technologies (ICT) products and services.

Sachin Malhan

CEO and Co-Founder / Inclusive Planet

IN

Real needs people at risk of exclusion.

Global trends in inclusive facilities.

Concertation activities plan

  1. To identify at least 3 new potential collaborators.
  2. Collaboration with the ETNA project, so the Solution Registry will import information on Assistive Technologies (AT) products from the different databases taking part in the ETNA project.
  3. Collaboration with VUMS cluster, so Cloud 4all will use the outcomes of the standardization activities (VUMs White Paper) and concepts of the abstract user models for the needs and preferences set.
  4. Collaboration with AmIVital, so Cloud4All will analyse how AmI devices and systems can be integrated in the research framework
  5. Collaboration with Fluid Project – and associated projects, to be inspired and implement the concepts the Fluid project tools for the user needs and preferences tool.
  6. Collaboration with openURC Alliance,  to harmonize and building bridges between the GPII and URC technologies.
  7. Collaboration with W3C Model-Based UI working group, to exchange of concepts, in particular on abstract user interfaces as a basis for adaptation.
  8. To monitor the Pan-European concertation meetings held by EU and participate to the relevant to Cloud4all.
  9. To kick of and maintain collaboration with SAB members, by creating an interactive action plan and organising annual SAB meetings
  10. To integrate recommendations of SAB members in the Cloud4all work

Concertation meeting

Meeting scope and target

Cloud4all organised two workshops and one special session in AAATE. One of the workshops organised was about concertation, in order to enhance collaboration activities and was entitled “A glimpse at the future: sharing the state of the art in accessibility”.

The scope of the concertation meeting was:

  • To verify the presented identified synergies.
  • To discuss issues raised (identified or not) in the context of these synergies (i.e. restrictions, problems, resources).
  • To define specific actions that will fulfill a minimum level of synergies between all projects represented.
  • To identify synergies that cannot be fulfilled and justify why (technical, economic, other reasons).
  • To come up, finally, with a specific roadmap to follow and present to the EC.

The target was to extract the following from each project:

  • Main objective
  • Specific aspects of the identified synergies
  • Discussed issues
  • Roadmap

Meeting agenda

16:30 - 18:00. ROOM TAURUS. Open Workshop - A glimpse at the future: sharing the state of the art in accessibility

  • Intro (5’)
  • Presentation of projects:
  • Cloud4all - (5’)
  • APSIS4ALL - (5’)
  • VERITAS - (5’)
  • ETNA - (5’) (FDCGO)
  • ATIS - (5’)
  • AALuis - (5’) (Austrian Institute of Technology)
  • ModeIAccess - (5’) (Universidad del País Vasco)
  • TAGCLOUD - (5’)
  • UNIVERSAAL - (5’) 
  • Discussion (30’)

Meeting minutes and outcomes (TBA)