Call 2014 EoI

23-12-2014

Research areas

We have a strong expertise in FPGA acceleration and implementation for a wide range of applications, such as floating point arithmetic, forward error correction, image processing or FPGA emulated fault injection and analysis. We have published more than 30 journal and conference papers in the last 3 years and we are currently involved in 3 research projects (1 FP7 FET-Open, 1 CHIST-ERA and 1 France-Romanian joint research project). Our research infrastructure includes more than 30 boards, such as Xilinx Virtex-7 VC707 evaluation board or Xilinx Zynq ZC 702 board. We are listed in Xilinx University Program and we are also Europractice members.

Contact
Alexandru Amaricai
Assistant Professor
University Politehnica Timisoara/Computer Engineering Department
Romania
Partner looking for project
Resilient Trustworthy Cyber-Physical Systems

25-11-2014

Research areas
Contact
Stanciu Irina
University Politehnica of Bucharest, DILS
Romania
Partner looking for project
Human Language Understanding: Grounding Language Learning

24-11-2014

Research areas
Comment

Deniz Yuret has worked on word embeddings [1] [7] [11] [12] [13], lexical semantics [2] [22], language modeling [3] [4] [21], word sense induction and disambiguation [9] [18] [24], supervised and unsupervised parsing [10] [23] [26], phrase based machine translation [14] [15] [16] [17], syntactic and morphological disambiguation [19] [20] [25], and has done some preliminary work on connecting language to images [5] [8], and vision to language [6].  He was a partner in the Bologna Translation EU project.

Aylin Kuntay is an expert on Language and Communication Development of Infants & Preschool Children.

Yucel Yemez has worked on Multicamera motion capture, 3D object modeling and tracking, Object Recognition via deep learning, 3D geometry modeling, 3D shape correspondence, 3D content-based object retrieval, Multimodal Signal Processing for Human-Machine Interface, Audio-driven body/face motion analysis and synthesis, and 3D reconstruction from depth/rgb video.

Contact
Deniz Yuret
Associate Professor of Computer Engineering
Koc University
Turkey
Partner looking for project
Human Language Understanding: Grounding Language Learning

19-11-2014

Research areas

We are a research lab working in different NLP issues related to sentiement analysis, text analytics, social network, social influence and trust.   

We have a theoretical and practical experience in the different tasks of NLP from lexical to discourse analysis within monolingue and dialogue structure.

We intend to develop a project dealing with the sentiment and emotional analysis in social media from the perspective of textual analysis and social graph analysis, and we are looking for european partners to join us to mount  a project in this axis.

Contact
Hatem Ghorbel
Professor
ISIC- HE-Arc- University of Applied Sciences
Switzerland
Partner looking for project
Human Language Understanding: Grounding Language Learning

18-11-2014

Research areas

We are the leading research institution in Latvia in the area of computational linguistics. For the last 10 years, we have been actively working at various levels and aspects of natural language processing:

  • Morphological tagging and dependency parsing
  • Named entity recognition and linking, and co-reference resolution
  • Semantic parsing and information extraction
  • Speech recognition and synthesis
  • Rule-based and statistical machine translation
  • Controlled natural language for knowledge representation, question answering and text-to-scene generation
  • Development of annotated language resources (text and speech corpora and lexicons)

 

Other main research areas of the institute are:

  • Languages and tools for complex system modelling
  • Graph theory and visual information processing
  • Semantic technologies
  • Bioinformatics
  • Real time systems
  • Mathematical foundations of computer science

 

http://lumii.lv/

Comment

In a potential CHIST-ERA project we would be particularly interested in grounding frame semantics, e.g. in terms of FrameNet-based semantic role labelling.
We would be also interested in relating frame semantics to scene-to-text and text-to-scene generation (recognising semantic frames in a video / interpreting a textual description as a 3D animation or instructions for a robot).

Contact
Guntis Barzdins
Professor
University of Latvia, Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science
Latvia
Partner looking for project
Human Language Understanding: Grounding Language Learning

15-11-2014

Research areas
The main research areas of the Department of Artificial Intelligence and Systems Engineering (former Department of System Theory and Design) are the following:
  • Intelligent agents and multi-agent systems, including interaction mechanisms, different practical agent and multi-agent system applications and agent oriented software engineering
  • Robotics -mainly the software part, but some works also in robot platforms
  • Multi robot systems, including robot management systems and communication mechanisms among robots. Video explaining multi-robot system for vacuum cleaning is available here.
  • Ontologies, including ontology development, transformations to/from other knowledge representation forms, ontology usage in semantics based communication protocols

Further description of our research is available here.

Comment

Looking for projects to contribute either of our competences in multi-agent, robotics or ontologies research.

Contact
Egons Lavendelis
Assistant professor, Dr.Sc.Ing
Department of Artificial Intelligence and Systems Engineering, Riga Technical University
Latvia
Partner looking for project
Resilient Trustworthy Cyber-Physical Systems

12-11-2014

Abstract

I am interested in the following two aspects:

  • Information Confidentiality  -  includes the design and development of novel methods to prevent  information leakage and enhance information integrity in mobile computing.
  • Human Factors -  modelling human interaction, understanding of human factors in decision making, and understanding human needs and requirements in smart city.
Partners already involved

I have done some research on Cyber-Physical Society in recent years.

Expertise needed / Role in project

I would like to play a partner role for bidding this project.

Contact
Hai Zhuge
Professor
Aston Univeristy
United Kingdom
Project looking for partner(s)
Resilient Trustworthy Cyber-Physical Systems

12-11-2014

Keywords
signal and image processing, neural networks, language frames
Abstract

In our project we are going to process video signals and human text parallel according to Grounding Language Processing paradigm. First the tools for multi-modal corpora have to be created for gathering necessary data. The statistical and signal processing methods will be explored including deep neural networks. Potential applications for developed methods could be artificial commentator (similar to "Mooney's RoboCup games with commentaries"), some querying system for navigation in maps etc.
We are looking for partners with experience in signal and image processing, neural networks or web page programming.

Partners already involved

EDI - Institute of Electronics and Computer Science, Riga, Latvia
University of Latvia, Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science, Riga, Latvia
UPG University of Ploiesti, Romania

Expertise needed / Role in project

We are looking for partners with experience in signal and image processing, neural networks or web page programming.

Contact
Kaspars Sudars
Researcher
EDI - Institute of Electronics and Computer Science, Riga, Latvia
Latvia
Project looking for partner(s)
Human Language Understanding: Grounding Language Learning

12-11-2014

Research areas

Gdansk University of Technology, Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunication and Informatics, Multimedia Systems Department

Research areas of institution:

  • audiovisual and multimodal speech recognition
  • recognition of speech at an allophonic level
  • language learning and e-learning
  • software for learners with special needs
  • multimodal human-computer interfaces

Information on current and past research activities can be found on the department's website: http://www.multimed.org/

 

2. University of Gdansk, Faculty of Languages, Institute of English and American Studies

Research areas of institution:

  • articulatory and acoustic phonetic
  • segmental and prosodic English phonology of English
  • corpus analysis
  • phonetic transcription systems
  • e-larning (linguistics)
Comment

The Multimedia Systems Department of Gdansk University of Technology has devoted a lot work to developing means of human-computer communication in the past years. Recently, in cooperation with University of Gdansk, we have investigated multimodal speech recognition by adding visual cues to acoustical data to increase recognition robustness in difficult conditions. The department is skillful in audio and video signal analysis, feature extraction and classification employing artificial intelligence. In our experience we have also created educational tools for language learning, including aids for learners with special needs. In the CHIST-ERA call 2014 we are hoping to advance the state of the art in speech recognition and human language understanding. We believe that a multimodal approach to speech recognition is the key to reach human-like performance, both in recognizing speech units at an allophonic level and in understanding the higher levels of speech.

Contact
Andrzej Czyzewski
Prod. D. Sc. Eng., Department Head
Gdansk University of Technology, Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunication and Informatics, Multimedia Systems Department
Poland
Partner looking for project
Human Language Understanding: Grounding Language Learning

09-11-2014

Research areas

Intelligent Systems Group (http://cs-gw.utcluj.ro/~isgroup/)

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Contact
Adrian Groza
Assoc. Prof.
Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Department of Computer Science
Romania
Partner looking for project
Human Language Understanding: Grounding Language Learning

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