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CONTENT: Content Networks and Services for Home Users

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CONTENT: Content Networks and Services for Home Users

Description
The CONTENT Network of Excellence targets a key area of Information Society Technologies, namely Content Delivery Networks for Home Users, as an integral part of Networked Audio-Visual Systems and Home Platforms. CONTENT aims to build the European Research Area in this important communication topic by integrating a group of experts with the purpose of taking forward the state of the art and increasing European leadership in Content Networks. The overall goal of the CONTENT Network-of-Excellence is to integrate the research efforts of the members to address the technical challenges at the different system levels to enable easy-to-install and easy-to-use AV services in and between homes. In particular, the main technical objective will be to boost the potential of European Community Networking by improving Content Distribution infrastructures for the delivery of live (streaming) content and interactive stored content, and by integrating, in an open way, tools and mechanisms that would enable the curation of multimedia assets and their subsequent access for the benefit of the communities of users, producing a set of appropriate services for them, both in the context of the “long tail” or applied to (re-purposed) assets created by traditional broadcasters.

Duration
1/7/2006 – 30/6/2009

Participants
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (coordinator) Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - CCABA Lancaster University Université Pierre et Marie Curie Universidade de Coimbra National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Technische Universität Darmstadt AGH University of Science and Technology Universitet i Oslo Delft University of Technology Consorzio Interuniversitario Nazionale per l'Informatica - University of Napoli Associate Partners Microsoft Research Cambridge Philips Research Telefonica Publicidad e Información Danet GmbH Agilent Laboratories UK Alcatel-Lucent Nokia Research Center TECMATH / Blue Order TANDBERG ASA Google Switzerland GmbH NAVSHP Visionary Expert Group

Contract number
Priority 2-IST-NoE-038423

More Info
Project Website: http://www.ist-content.eu//index.php
More information of the research activites carried out at UPC within the CONTENT project can be found here: https://cba.upc.edu/CONTENT