Coordinated approacH to the EurOpean effoRt on aUdiovsual Search engines
Starting date: November 2006
Objective: CHORUS is a Coordination Action which aims at creating the conditions of mutual information exchange and cross fertilisation between the projects that will run under Strategic objective 2.6.3 (Advanced search technologies for digital audio-visual content) and beyond the IST initiative.
Description: An important task of the project consists of supporting the preparation of an analysis and a roadmap for the realisation of audio-visual search engines in EU. That activity will need a multi-disciplinary (societal, economic, regulatory and technological) and strategic approach and will imply the participation of major Stakeholders in this domain through the creation of a Think Tank. The Think Tank, to which several representative organizations have already agreed to participate, will contribute to give an industrial relevance to the coordination action and its vision(s).
"Challenges of Future Search Engines", Consultation Workshop – Brussels, September 15th, 2005 The Information Society and Media Directorate-General organised a consultation workshop to identify the major challenges in the domain of audiovisual search engines.
Interaction and dissemination will be further ensured through the organisation of conferences and dedicated workshops addressing a large community which complement the coordination instruments proposed by CHORUS.
Workshops and conferences addresses communication and dissemination, but with different instruments. Within that WP multi-disciplinary workshops and conferences will be organised bringing together the different IST projects with other relevant organisations and projects.
Those workshops and conferences will be a direct means both for the collection of information and views (among which technical and non-technical topics), the discussion on trends and issues and for the cross fertilisation between all initiatives of the sector.
The public targeted by that activity exceeds the European research community, the goal being that the events initiated by CHORUS become a high standard and powerful instrument of communication and dissemination.
The consortium represents established and well-reputed research institutions and consultancies with a broad range of intellectual and technological expertise in the area, both as regards concrete actions and policy development and track records of national, EU-wide, and international cooperation activities.
Project Leaders: Boris Rotenberg, Ramón Compañó and Ioannis Maghiros