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Website: www.ict-alicante.eu/public/

The ALICANTE project proposes a novel concept towards the deployment of a networked ‘Media Ecosystem’. The proposed solution is based on a flexible cooperation between providers, operators, and end-users, finally enabling every user – first – to access the offered multimedia services in various contexts, and – second – to share and deliver his own audiovisual content dynamically, seamlessly, and transparently to other users.

Towards this goal, ALICANTE’s advanced concept provides Content-awareness to the Network Environment, Network- and User Context-awareness to the Service Environment, and adapted services/content to the End-User for his best service experience possible, taking the role of a consumer and/or producer.

To achieve such objectives, ALICANTE will develop an open, metadata-driven, interoperable middleware for the adaptation of advanced, distributed media resources to the user's preferences and heterogeneous contexts enabling an increased Quality of Experience

In  ALICANTE, VIOTECH will be the main technical contributor for the following tasks:
• Specification, design and implementation of the Overall Home Box layer (WP leader);
• Specification of the Cross-layer Monitoring System (Task leader);
• Design and implementation of the  Service layer monitoring components  (Task leader);
• Participation in design and implementation of monitoring components at User, HomeBox, CAN layers;
• Participation in integration of developed systems at ALICANTE pilots.

Consortium Participants = 17
Overall Budget= 11.056.450€


Name

Entity

Country

THOMSON GRASS VALLEY FRANCE 

Multinational

FRANCE

FRANCE TELECOM R&D BEIJING 

Multinational

CHINA

OPTIBASE Ltd. 

Multinational

ISRAEL

CNRS - LABRI 

Lab

FRANCE

VIOTECH COMMUNICATIONS 

SME

FRANCE

UNIVERSITAET KLAGENFURT

Lab

AUSTRIA

UNIVERSITATEA POLITEHNICA din BUCURESTI 

Lab

ROMANIA

PORTUGAL TELECOM INOVACAO

Multinational

PORTUGAL

BANDWD

SME

ISRAEL

TISCALI GROUP

Multinational

ITALY

NATIONAL CENTRE FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH  "DEMOKRITOS"

Lab

GREECE

TECHNOLOGICAL EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTE of CRETE 

Lab

GREECE

TDF

Multinational

FRANCE

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE de LAUSANNE

Lab

SWISS

INSTITUTO de ENGENHARIA e SISTEMAS de COMPUTADORES do PORTO 

Lab

PORTUGAL

BSOFT SRL

SME

ITALY

PCN

SME

GREECE

RESONATE MP4

SME

FRANCE

National Institute of Telecommunications

Lab

POLAND

Poznan Super Networking & Computing Center

Lab

POLAND