2006

Armad@ - Autoconfiguration and remote management of any device @ home

About

The Armad@ project investigates the possibilities of the automation and remote management of the home network. User applications are in both the domain of home electronics and that of multimedia. The MICT carried out research into the expectations and needs of users in the area of home-electronics and remote-management applications.

Duration of the project

The project runs from 01/01/2005 - 31/12/2006.

Staff involved

  • Prof. dr. Pieter Verdegem

Clusters

  • Media Use & Experience

Financed by

  • iMinds

VRT - An investigation of the public broadcaster

About

Els De Bens, in the capacity of chairman of the Flemish Media Council, is the coordinator of a study on “The brief of the public broadcaster, evaluation of the performance criteria and the organisation of an audience survey on the role of the VRT”.

Duration of the project

The project runs from 01/04/2005 - 31/03/2006.

Staff involved

  • Prof. dr. Els De Bens

Clusters

  • Media Production & Distribution
  • Profiling & Targeting

Financed by

  • Contract research

ePaper - The digital newspaper... on digital paper

About

The objective of the IBBT E-paper project is to offer newspaper readers the chance to read their paper in a user-friendly manner on digital paper (e-ink). Research is undertaken into how publishers and advertisers can disseminate and render their digital content on these new appliances. Industrial partners in the project include Philips, De Tijd, i-Merge, Hypervision, iRex Technologies and Belgacom.

Duration of the project

The project runs from 01/01/2005 - 01/04/2006.

Clusters

  • Media Production & Distribution

Financed by

  • iMinds

Internet on train

About

The aim of this project is to investigate to what extent wireless internet on trains represents an opportunity for the national rail company from both a technological and socio-economic perspective. MICT is responsible for the user study and drawing up a business model.

Duration of the project

The project runs from 01/04/2006 - 31/12/2006.

Staff involved

  • Dimitri Schuurman
  • Tom Evens

Clusters

  • Media Production & Distribution
  • Media Use & Experience

Financed by

  • Contract research

IPEA - Innovative platform on electronic archiving

About

The IPEA project aims to develop common standards for the storage and unlocking of visual material in Flanders. The VRT, VTM and Videohouse are partners in this project but in addition to the various types of broadcaster, other sectors such as production companies, arts centres, educational organisations, government bodies, etc., are also interested in digital archiving. More precisely, the project aims to develop a similar metadata model for access to the material, something which will increase accessibility for users and simplify the exchange of images.

Duration of the project

The project runs from 01/01/2005 - 31/12/2006.

Staff involved

  • dr. Laurence Hauttekeete
  • Dimitri Schuurman
  • dr. Katrien De Moor
  • dr. Peter Mechant

Clusters

  • Media Production & Distribution

Financed by

  • iMinds

MCDP - Multimedia content distribution platform

About

This research project is focused upon the development of a platform which offers content providers and operators the opportunity of forwarding content via a single platform to various devices such as mobile phones, iDTV, PDA, internet etc. The system adapts the content depending on the requirements of the various applications. This project (IBBT GBO) involves carrying out desk research in the use of the various applications. In November, data collection began for a large-scale survey regarding the adoption of iDTV and 3G mobile telephony. At the same time, this survey also validates the results from previous focus groups.

Duration of the project

The project runs from 01/02/2005 - 22/12/2006.

Staff involved

  • Prof. dr. Pieter Verdegem

Clusters

  • Media Use & Experience

Financed by

  • iMinds

VACF - Virtual arts centre of the future

About

The aim of the VACF is to carry out research into the development of a prototype for the virtual arts centre of the future. The project will lead to the creation of three highly integrated demonstrators: a portal site, a 3D digital platform and a local Customer Relationship Management (CRM) application.

Duration of the project

The project runs from 01/06/2005 - 31/12/2006.

Staff involved

  • dr. Peter Mechant

Clusters

  • ICT & Society

Financed by

  • iMinds