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The objective is to establish privileged partnerships opening opportunities for the joint development of digital broadcasting technologies and their convergence with mobile communications. Specifically the call aims to support the emergence of added-value converged technologies, their faster development in the target region and their interoperability with EU deployed solutions.
Research shall notably address the needed open API and middleware issues (e.g complementary to established standards such as DVB-H) taking into account the specificities of interactive applications and experimental services developed in specific contexts. This should also cover research led under the MPEG context, notably scalable video coding and lightweight representation and content aggregation technologies in the context of rich-media applications to be demonstrated in the targeted region. The action could involve establishing common live trials in order to validate the technical approaches.
Where applicable, proponents are expected to leverage already existing actions, (within or outside IST), such that co-operation efficiency can be optimised through continuity.
The Strategic Objective 'International Cooperation on Digital Broadcasting/Mobile Convergence' is included within Call 6 of the IST priority.
|Publication date||Closure date||Pre-allocate budget (M€)||Instruments||Status|
|22 December 2005||25 April 2006||5||STREPs, CAs, SSAs||Active|
Commission's contact persons for the IST calls 2005-2006
- Jean-Francois Buggenhout (jean-francois.buggenhout at ec.europa.eu)