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 (
  7. ETNA Thematic Network (
  8. eAccess+ Thematic Network (
  9. Bridge IT Thematic Network ( - project has finished
  10. CARDIAC Coordination Action (
  11. ACCESSIBLE FP7 STREP ( project has finished
  13. OASIS FP7 IP ( project has finished

MoU not signed, but collaboration exists

  1. APSIS4All FP7 STREP (
  2. AEGIS FP7 IP (
  4. AccessForAll
  6. AmIVital project (
  7. Fluid project (
  8. VUMS cluster
    1. GUIDE FP7 STREP (
    2. MyUI FP7 STREP (
    3. VERITAS FP7 IP (
    4. VICON FP7 STREP (
  9. W3C IndieUI working group
  10. openURC Alliance
  11. W3C Model-Based UI working group
  12. University of Wisconsin-Madison
  13. ABLEDATA agency
  14. Consumer Electronics Association
  16. Mobile Manufacturers Foundation
  17. MIRACLE proposal
  18. CATALIST proposal
  19. Google
  20. Microsoft
  21. IBM
  22. US Rehabilitation Services Administration
  23. Center for Civic Design
  24. Inclusive Technologies


SAB member

Title/ Organisation



Axel Lebois

Director at  G3ICT / UN


Policy aspects regarding Intelligent Communication Technologies (ICT)

UN Convention on Rights of People with Disabilities

Daniel Ben Horin

Co-CEO / TechSoup 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



Technological guidance on Assistive Technologies (AT) development.

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


Hiroshi Kawamura


President/DAISY Consortium


Global knowledge of accessibility of contents and products.

Concertation of area projects and DAISY members.

Jiri Prusa

Representative / Ministerstvo Vnitra


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

Public Administration approach.

Julio Abascal

Professor / UPV


Adaptive interfaces.

Personalisation of products and services.

Patrick Roe



R&D on accessible and assistive ICT

Emerging trends and research agenda roadmap

Pier Luigi Emiliani

Research Director / CNR


User interfaces

Products for people with disabilities

Saulo Faria Almeida Barretto


Researcher / Instituto de Pesquisas em Tecnologia e Inovacao (IPTI)


Innovation in Intelligent Communication Technologies (ICT) products.

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

Alejandro Moledo


New Technologies & Innovation Officer / European Disability Forum


New technologies about disabilities.

Margherita Antona


Principal Researcher / ICS FORTH


Human Computer Interaction, Inclusive Design

Sylvain Giroux


Professor / Université de Sherbrooke


Human Computer Interaction, Inclusive Design

Sachin Malhan

CEO and Co-Founder / Inclusive Planet


Real needs people at risk of exclusion.

Global trends in inclusive facilities.

Concertation activities realised in Year 4

  1. Revise the current concertation plan on an annual basis
  2. Maintain a page to Cloud4all wiki page related to concertation and include collaboration output, organizes events, etc
  3. Participation in HCII 2015
  4. Collaboration with Prosperity4all
  5. Collaboration with library GPII System
  6. Organize annual SAB meetings
  7. Participation of SAB members to Cloud4all activities
  8. Collaboration with shopping / Alerting Aid for Unified Listing
  9. Meeting with GOOGLE
  10. Meeting with Microsoft
  11. Meeting with IBM
  12. Collaboration with RtF-US and Trace R&D Center on New Grant
  13. Collaboration with head of IT Accessibility at Barclays bank about GPII and Barclay’s bank
  14. Collaboration with HUMANIST GA, Task Force
  15. Participation in TRB 2015 conference
  16. Participation in ITS Special Session 61 "Multimodal Transport for People and Goods"