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1st Plenary Meeting of REBUILD Project in Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid, 13-14th May 2019

The 1st Plenary Meeting of European H2020 REBUILD (ICT-enabled integration facilitator and life rebuilding guidance Project) took place in Madrid in Escuela de Ingenieros de Telecomunicación from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid during from 13th to 14th May 2019.

Partners of the REBUILD Project in the Plenary Meeting in Madrid

Partners of the REBUILD Project in the Plenary Meeting in Madrid

Users and stakeholders engagement is a key success factor addressed both in the Consortium composition and in its capacity to engage relevant stakeholders external to the REBUILD project. The key technology solutions proposed are: GDPR-compliant migrants’ integration related background information gathering with user consent and anonymization of personal information; AI-based profile analysis to enable both personalized support and policy making on migration-related issues; AI-based needs matching tool, to match migrant needs and skills with services provided by local authorities in EU countries and labor market needs at local and regional level; a digital companion for migrants enabling personalized two-way communication using chatbots to provide them smart support for easy access to local services (training, health, employment, welfare, etc.) and assessment of the level of integration and understanding of the new society, while providing to local authorities data-driven, easy to use decision supporting tools for enhancing capacities and effectiveness in service provision. Cross-culturality, ethical, accessibility dimensions will be addressed since the very beginning of the project, and validated and assessed in terms of consistency and impact during the project lifespan.

REBUILD Project Consrtium, belonging to the call of european projects “H2020-SC6-MIGRATION-2018”, is composed by the following partners:

  • Università Telematica Internazionale (Uninettuno) [Consortium Leader, Italy]
  • Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) [Spain]
  • Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (UAB) [Spain]
  • DEN Institute [Belgium]
  • Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) [Belgium]
  • Societa’ Cooperativa Sociale Camelot A R.L (CIDAS) [Italy]
  • Syllogos Ethelonton Kilkis (OMNES) [Greece]
  • Engineering Informatica [Italy]
  • Centre For Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH) [Greece]
  • Metropolitan Development Agency of Thessaloniki (MDAT) [Greece]
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) [France]

For more information about REBUILD Project, click on the following link


Multimedia contents sync demo in HbbTV devices at IRT headquarters in Munich, 24-25 May 2018

IRT headquarters in Munich hosted SubTech: Symposium on Subtitling Technology , an event convening content broadcasters and representatives of different audiovisual companies all over Europe centered in subtitles presentation. During this event, held from 24 to 25 May 2018, GATV presented a demo of the HbbTV application developed for Easy TV project. This application offers custom accessibility tools such as subtitles, audiodescriptions and  sign languages for companion screens synced with the main device (TV) taking all the advantages and funcionalities of the new HbbTV standard 2.0.1.

Frances Mas, from CCMA (Corporació Catalana de Mitjans Audiovisuals) presented the demo with contents supplied by this catalan broadcaster, showing the attendees the capabilities of the connected TV.

 

Faldón EasyTV


Póster del proyecto Easy TV seleccionado entre las 5 mejores ideas de proyecto por I+D+Bit en Bit Audiovisual (Madrid), 8-10 de mayo de 2018

La sección I+D+BIT Audiovisual, dentro de los eventos desarrollados en la feria BIT AUDIOVISUAL del 8 al 10 de mayo de 2018, tiene el objetivo de dar a conocer proyectos de investigación y desarrollo, tanto del ámbito universitario como empresarial, que desarrollan tecnologías, con alto valor añadido y potencial de crecimiento aplicadas a la industria audiovisual. Por segunda vez, la plataforma I+D+BIT Audiovisual reúne una selección de propuestas desarrolladas por universidades, entidades y empresas en virtud de su aporte en cuanto a la oportunidad de la investigación llevada a cabo; su capacidad de influir en el futuro desarrollo de la industria audiovisual; su potencial de aplicación; la originalidad de su enfoque, método u objeto; y la capacidad de reunir y generar colaboración entre distintos actores interesados.

Entre los proyectos seleccionados, los pósteres resumen de los 5 proyectos principales lucieron en una sección de la feria, destacando el proyecto Easy TV entre ellos. Los miembros del equipo del GATV Juan Pedro López, Francisco Moreno y Silvia Uribe estuvieron respondiendo preguntas acerca del proyecto a los visitantes de la feria que asistieron a la feria.

El objeto del proyecto Easy TV es facilitar el acceso de las personas con discapacidad sensorial (auditiva/visual) a los productos y servicios de primera línea de la sociedad de la información y las telecomunicaciones para que puedan disfrutar de los contenidos audiovisuales al mismo nivel que el resto de la población, evitando la marginación y la problemática creada por la desigualdad existente en el acceso a la información. Por ello, el proyecto plantea el diseño e implementación de una plataforma que presenta una colección de soluciones tecnológicas que permiten la mejora de la accesibilidad en términos de subtitulado avanzado, creación de audionarrativas automáticas, clean-audio, vídeos de lengua de signos configurables, audiosubtítulos o magnificación de imagen, entre otros, que permitan romper la barrera linguística existente. Todo ello, en un entorno de personalización, donde el sistema se adapta a las necesidades concretas de cada usuario y a sus preferencias.

Silvia, Fran y Juanpe junto al póster del Easy TV

Silvia, Fran y Juanpe junto al póster del Easy TV

Faldón EasyTV


Presentación del proyecto Easy TV en la sesión I+D+BIT de Bit Audiovisual en Madrid, 9 de mayo de 2018

BIT Audiovisual 2018 presenta la última tecnología para un sector en continua transformación, la feria organizada por IFEMA, se celebró del 8 al 10 de mayo en Madrid. La vanguardia y el apoyo al emprendimiento estuvieron representadas en las plataformas I+D+BIT Audiovisual, BIT Audiovisual Innova, y BIT Audiovisual start-ups.

Dentro de la plataforma I+D+BIT Audiovisual, se seleccionaron diversos proyectos de investigación, entre los que figura EasyTV: Easing the access of Europeans with disabilities to converging media and content, proyecto en el que participan la Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM, España), Engineering Ingegneria Informatica SPA (ENG, Italia), Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH, Grecia), Mediavoice SRL (MV, Italia), Universitat Autònoma Barcelona (UAB, España), Corporació Catalana de Mitjans Audiovisuals SA (CCMA, España), ARX.NET S.A. (ARX, Grecia), Sezione Provinciale di Roma dell’Unione Italiana dei ciechi e degli ipovedenti (UICI, Italia), y la Fundación Confederación Nacional Sordos España para la supresión de barreras de comunicación (FCNSE, España). Asimismo, fue seleccionado el proyecto 5G-CROSSHAUL, donde participa nuestra empresa hermanada Visiona IP.

Entre los proyectos seleccionados, los cinco mejores fueron presentados en una sesión conjunto el día 9 de mayo de 2018 en IFEMA. Juan Pedro López del GATV fue el encargado de presentar los objetivos y desarrollos correspondientes al proyecto Easy TV, mientras que Nuria Sánchez fue la encargada de presentar el proyecto 5G-Crosshaul. A continuación dejamos el vídeo con la presentación completa.

Faldón EasyTV


First Easy TV project plenary meeting at Engineering headquarters in Rome, 7-8 February 2018

From 7 to 8 February 2018 took place at Engineering headquarters in Rome the first plenary meeting of the Easy TV: Easing the access of Europeans with disabilities to converging media and content project (Grant Agreement: 761999), coordinated by GATV.

Federico Álvarez and Juan Pedro López attended on behalf GATV to present the activities in coordination tasks and technological advances developed during the past months.

To conclude the meeting a social dinner took place in Meid in Nepols, specialising in pizza, pasta and napolitane cuisine.

 

 

Faldón EasyTV


Focus Group about future trends in accessibility. EasyTV project, 17th. January 2018

Fundación CNSE held a Focus Group to gather requirements and opinions about technologies to be developed within the scope of Easy TV: Easing the access of Europeans with disabilities to converging media and content (Grant Agreement: 761999) European Project.

Emilio Ferreiro, FCNSE manager, chaired the session and Juan Pedro López attended the meeting to clarify any technological doubts of the attendees. GATV wants to thank all the attendees for their cooperation and their contributions to the development of the project.

Faldón EasyTV


H2020 Media Projects Workshop: Collaboration Towards the Future of Media in Brussels, 17th October 2017

Last 17th. October, Federico Álvarez (UPM) took part, together Pilar Orero (UAB) and Chrysostomos Bourlis (ARX.NET), both of them part of the EasyTV project Consortium, in the event H2020 Media Projects Workshop: Collaboration Towards the Future of Media in Brussels (Belgium), to present the initial poster of the project and to foster synergies with other relevant projects as ImAc (Immersive Accessibility, Grant Agreement nº 761974), coordinated by i2CAT.

Easy TV: Easing the access of Europeans with disabilities to converging media and content is a H2020 project funded European Commission funded under Grant Agreement: 761999.

Póster del proyecto Easy TV presentado en Bruselas.

Easy TV project poster presented in Brussels.

Faldón EasyTV


Easy TV kick-off meeting at ETSIT-UPM (Madrid), 10th -11th October 2017

UPM held at Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros de Telecomunicación the kick-off meeting of European project Easy TV: Easing the access of Europeans with disabilities to converging media and content (Grant Agreement: 761999), coordinated by GATV.

Members from the different partners from Spain, Italy and Greeece attended to the meeting.  The Consortium comprises leading research institutions, like Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and Centre for Research & Technology (CERTH), partners from audiovisual sector like Corporació Catalana de Mitjans Audiovisuals (CCMA), and accessible services development such as Engineering (Italy) and ARX.NET (Greece). On the end-users side, two associations of disabled people: UICI (Italy) and FCNSE (Spain), key partners for  requirements gathering and developments validation.

The two-days meeting concluded with a social dinner at Paulino de Quevedo restaurant.

José Manuel Menéndez, Silvia Uribe, Federico Álvarez y Juan Pedro López, miembros del equipo del GATV

José Manuel Menéndez, Silvia Uribe, Federico Álvarez y Juan Pedro López, GATV members.

Faldón EasyTV


GATV team taking part in La Noche de los Investigadores, 29th. September 2017

GATV the ICT4LIFE European project developments aimed at the integration of information technologies for the quality life improvement in patients with degenerative diseases such as Parkinson, Alzheimer and other dementias, in “Octava Noche Europea de los Investigadores”. Presentation was held the 29th. of Septemeber in Facultad de Ciencias de la Educación Física y del Deporte (INEF) with the cooperation of Asociación del Parkinson de Madrid (APM).

Cartel de la Noche europea de los investigadores 2017

Cartel de la Noche europea de los investigadores 2017

This event is a project of scientific dissemination fostered and funded by the European Commission as part of both Marie Marie Skłodowska-Curie (MSCA) and H2020 programs. It’s held in different European cities and regions since 2005. Madrid joined this initiative in 2010 and this year more than 300 cities were participating.

Public of all aged has the opportunity to test and evaluate the performance of the new technologies: Kinect cameras and intelligent bracelets able to detect falls and send notifications to doctors or caregivers using mobile or smart TV apps. Some visitors even simulated a fall themselves so they can see the system operating “on stage”.