Telecommunication & Multimedia
There is a trend to use more and more desktop and mobile computers as
telecommunications terminals and vice versa terminals tend to be more
autonomous or incorporate intelligence with the aid of autonomous computing
machines. Also, telecommunications networks embed more and more self adaptive
mechanisms that enable them to respond better in unpredictable offer/demand
situations. The realization of adaptive management platforms as a common
basis of various distributed multimedia applications that have the ability
quickly adapt to small fluctuation of the system states is a great challenge
in the area.
Some possible directions SAS can be applied in Telecommunication & Multimedia
- The problem of resource allocation in telecommunication networks
- Application of layered multi-agents system. management platforms
- Hybrid systems that control the adaptive coding scheme of time varying
- Develop generic multimedia telecommunications applications of important
social impact and potential commercial value (distribution of information
related to mobility in the environment), which are adapted and adaptive
to the requirements of most potential users (including special groups
like disabled people, elderly people, occasional users, professionals),
in terms of communication means, information content and man-machine
- Increase in service effectiveness of existing textual databases through
the use of multimedia information and adaptability and adaptivity concepts.
- Transparent access to remote databases, geographically distributed
throughout the territory, and integration of different information.
· Increase in the quality of information; "right" information to different
users in terms of information content, and telecommunication facilities.
- Automatic user interface adaptability at design time and adaptivity
The Key Nodes involved in Telecommunication & Multimedia applications
are to engage in technology transfer and research according to the activity
plan but also by initiating task forces.
Industrial members should benefit from:
- Receiving free information (case studies, consultancy etc.) provided
by other members.
- Networking for creating consortia for projects as EUNITE provides
a great pool of relevant Academic Research and Industrial partners.
- Identifying the future trends and hot areas in Telecommunication &
Multimedia applications of Smart Adaptive Systems
- Increased interaction Academia-Industry as it can lead the direction
of academic work in this field
- Contributing relevant benchmark problems (via Technology Transfer)
and get an insight of the benefits SAS can achieve in their specific
- Getting information and training in workshops, tutorials and other
educational activities of EUNITE (via Training and Education) so they
get an advantage vis-a-vis their competitors.