There are only a few action-lines in this call for R & D proposals. Some that could be of interest to our readers are listed here, please refer to the Cordis web site for the full list.
In action line "III.5.1 Multi-sensory forms of contents" the Commission looks for Project results enabling user perception and interaction, and to develop and evaluate architectures, models and tools. The work should focus on enhancements to 3-D, virtual objects, hybrid (real-world and synthetic) objects, object-based content, intuitive interface development, and immersive animated content.
Coding and indexing standards are asked under "II.5.2 Media representation and access: new models and standards".
In underlying technologies, the Commission asks for "IV.2.1 Concurrent systems" where distributed co-operative applications must be run seamlessly and for "IV.2.4 Technologies for network management and service-level interworking".
Managing very large data sets (beyond the terabyte volume scale) and repositories is the topic of "IV.3.3 Information management methods".
A general applicable technology is asked in "IV.6.1 Adaptable multi-sensory interfaces".