2007

Agoria - Young people’s vision on technology, industry and work

About

In this digital world, numerous opportunities present themselves in the field of employment. IT specialists and engineers are more sought-after than ever and even in the strictly technical professions there is a serious shortage of such people as welders and mechanics. It is therefore partly in this context that Agoria Flanders is asking itself further questions in the light of successful innovation and economic growth. After all, sufficient employees with the right skills are indispensable components in a well-functioning machine. Young people are therefore an important target group in Agoria Flanders’ many awareness campaigns and studies: Agoria aims to ‘make young people aware of technical, scientific and ICT training courses and the job opportunities which they offer, in addition to better attuning the training courses to the needs of the market.’

As part of this project, the MICT research group is carrying out a large-scale enquiry amongst Flemish youngsters with the emphasis on the place that technology and science occupy in their social environment.

Duration of the project

The project runs from 01/10/2007 - 30/11/2007.

Staff involved

  • Prof. dr. Ir. Erik Dejonghe
  • dr. Laurence Hauttekeete

Clusters

  • Media Use & Experience
  • Profiling & Targeting

Financed by

  • Contract research

ASCIT - Again at my school by fostering communication through interactive technologies for long term sick children

About

The ASCIT project aims to develop an educational and social tool for primary-age children with long-term illnesses. The intention is to keep the children in contact with their class via ICT during their absence and thereby support their involvement in both formal and informal school life. On the formal front, for example, it will be possible to follow the lessons remotely and on the informal front, the tool aims to improve social contacts between the sick pupil and the class (classmates and teacher).

Duration of the project

The project runs from 01/09/2005 - 31/08/2007.

Staff involved

  • dr. Laurence Hauttekeete
  • Dimitri Schuurman

Clusters

  • Media Use & Experience
  • Profiling & Targeting

Financed by

  • iMinds

ASO - Research relating to the analogue switch-off

About

With a view to the digital switch-over in Flanders (planned for 2008), the Flemish government wants to research which and how many citizens are still currently making use of analogue transmissions. After all, these people will have to change over to an alternative form of transmission following the analogue switch-off. In order to formulate clear information and communication, and also potential policy trajectories, more accurate information is needed concerning which people are viewing television using an antenna, what their profiles are and what their needs and expectations are regarding TV-viewing in the future.

Duration of the project

The project runs from 01/01/2007 - 30/06/2007.

Staff involved

  • Prof. dr. Pieter Verdegem
  • Prof. dr. Lieven De Marez
  • Evelien De Waele-De Guchtenaere
  • dr. Laurence Hauttekeete

Clusters

  • Profiling & Targeting

Financed by

  • Flemish government

Broadband and culture

About

This research takes as its starting point potential broadband applications in the cultural sector. A reference framework is being created on the basis of an inventory of existing initiatives and their underlying infrastructure which should make it possible to propose potential models for the sector. Finally, potential government campaigns are also formulated with respect to these models.

Duration of the project

The project runs from 01/01/2007 - 31/05/2007.

Staff involved

  • dr. Laurence Hauttekeete

Clusters

  • Media Production & Distribution
  • Profiling & Targeting

Financed by

  • Contract research

CROSLOCIS - Creation of smart local city services

About

Croslocis is a project whereby all multidisciplinary aspects are researched in order to trace out a framework for the creation of smart local urban services. As part of this initiative, information services are offered to users through mobile devices depending on the location of these users. As part of this research, the MICT is active in WP2, whereby business models and scenarios are developed for local urban services. In 2006, we carried out a user study among end-users and potential suppliers of local urban services.

Duration of the project

The project runs from 01/07/2005 - 30/06/2007.

Staff involved

  • Tom Evens

Clusters

  • Media Use & Experience

Financed by

  • iMinds

DashGov - Development of an e-government dashboard

About

This project aims to develop an instrument in order to measure user satisfaction regarding existing and future e-gov applications. The input of the user is necessary for the development of a more demand-driven policy.

Duration of the project

The project runs from 01/09/2005 - 25/02/2007.

Staff involved

  • Prof. dr. Pieter Verdegem
  • dr. Laurence Hauttekeete

Clusters

  • Profiling & Targeting

Financed by

  • iMinds

Local radios

About

This research commissioned by the government’s Media Department with the non-profit organisation Ethercentrum as intermediary aims to conduct a study into the viability and future of local radio in Flanders. The research involved surveying a representative sample of radio initiatives.

Duration of the project

The project runs from 01/02/2007 - 30/09/2007.

Staff involved

  • dr. Laurence Hauttekeete
  • Tom Evens

Clusters

  • Profiling & Targeting

Financed by

  • Flemish government

MICT Survey 1

About

The MICT Survey comprises a large-scale annual survey of a representative sample of the Flemish population. The first edition of the MICT Survey was given the title ‘(New) media and the Flemish public: a look at iDTV’. Its aim was to gain an insight into the way Flemish people engage with all sorts of new communication technologies and to map in detail their knowledge of and attitude towards digital television.

Duration of the project

The project runs from 01/12/2006 - 01/06/2007.

Staff involved

  • Evelien De Waele-De Guchtenaere
  • dr. Laurence Hauttekeete

Clusters

  • Media Use & Experience

Financed by

  • Other

Mobile TV - potential assessment and introduction strategy

About

One of the largest players on the Belgian telecom market commissioned a representative survey of the Flemish population (n:622) with a view to potential assessment (PSAP) for mobile television and the formulation of guidelines for a possible introduction strategy (BPM).

Duration of the project

The project runs from 01/06/2007 - 01/12/2007.

Staff involved

  • Prof. dr. Lieven De Marez
  • Dimitri Schuurman

Clusters

  • METHODOLOGY
  • Media Use & Experience

Financed by

  • Contract research

MonIT - Development of an ICT monitor for Flanders

About

MonIT is an IBBT project whose aim is to develop an ICT monitor for Flanders. With the development of a Flemish ICT monitor, this project meets the demand for an integrated data-collection instrument, measuring various aspects of the ICT sector in Flanders and sharing information and knowledge between the various players from the government and business worlds.

Duration of the project

The project runs from 01/09/2005 - 25/08/2007.

Staff involved

  • Prof. dr. Pieter Verdegem
  • Prof. dr. Lieven De Marez
  • Evelien De Waele-De Guchtenaere

Clusters

  • Profiling & Targeting

Financed by

  • iMinds

Multigov - Multichannel e-government

About

Multigov is an IBBT-project. This project aims to reflect on the development of a multichannel e-government policy, namely government services which are offered through a variety of channels: internet, iDTV, mobile applications, etc.

Duration of the project

The project runs from 01/09/2005 - 28/02/2007.

Staff involved

  • Prof. dr. Pieter Verdegem
  • dr. Laurence Hauttekeete

Clusters

  • Profiling & Targeting

Financed by

  • iMinds