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Robust, and FLEXible CAST iron manufacturing (FLEXICAST)

Start date: 01 Nov 2012, End date: 31 Oct 2016,

The FLEXICAST project presents knowledge-based technologies that aim to follow the way to transform the conventional (batch-by-batch) foundry process into a flexible (mold-by-mold) process. The proposal technologies will be applicable not only to new cast iron foundry lines, but also is readily available to be retro-fitted to existing plants. The specific objectives are:a)A cast iron production ce ...
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Neural Engineering Transformative Technologies (NETT)

Start date: 01 Sep 2012, End date: 31 Aug 2016,

"Neural Engineering is an inherently new discipline that coalesces engineering, physics and neuroscience for the design and development of brain–computer interface systems, cognitive computers and neural prosthetics. For the implementation of future transformative technologies a new breed of young researchers must be trained to integrate ideas and skills from a broad range of disciplines.NETT is c ...
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The world's ever-growing rate of energy consumption urges the improvement of techniques of both fossil fuels and renewable energy. Hydraulic fracturing is a technique applied to both categories of energy sources. It consists in pumping water at a very high pressure through pre-drilled wells into the ground and generating fractures in the rock. It can be employed to extract crude oil or natural gas ...
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"At a time with an urgent need to conserve water resources, efficient sanitation systems play a key role in sustainability. They can ensure that the vital resource Water is recovered from waste and can be re-used at the same time as protecting human health and the environment. The SWINGS project consortium will establish an optimal methodology for nutrient and energy recovery from wastewater (WW) ...
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Achieve QUieter Oceans by shipping noise footprint reduction (AQUO)

Start date: 01 Oct 2012, End date: 30 Sep 2015,

Recent directives outline the need to mitigate underwater noise footprint due to shipping, to prevent negative consequences to marine life. In that context, the final goal of AQUO project is to provide to policy makers practical guidelines, acceptable by shipyards and ship owners. The list of solutions will be split into solutions regarding ship design (including propeller and cavitation noise), a ...
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The passage of electric current through interfaces between media with different electrochemical properties is accompanied by changes in the solution composition close to the interfaces (concentration polarization). Another phenomenon occurring at solid-liquid interfaces is the charge separation and formation of (equilibrium and non-equilibrium) double electric layers. Subject to external and/or sp ...
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Nanophotonics for Energy Efficiency (nanophotonics4energy)

Start date: 01 Jan 2010, End date: 31 Mar 2015,

The Nanophotonics for Energy Efficiency proposal aims to create a virtual centre of excellence to re-orient and focus nanophotonics research towards the challenges in energy efficient applications. The network will cluster nanophotonic laboratories and research groups in Europe combining their expertise in the development of disruptive approaches to lighting and solar cell technology. The consorti ...
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Climate change is for a large part governed by atmospheric processes, in particular the interaction between radiation and atmospheric components (e.g. aerosols, clouds, greenhouse and trace gases). Some of these components are also those with adverse health effects influencing air quality. Strengthening the ground-based component of the Earth Observing System for these key atmospheric variables ha ...
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The Collective Experience of Empathic Data Systems (CEEDs)

Start date: 01 Sep 2010, End date: 28 Feb 2015,

The Collective Experience of Empathic Data Systems (CEEDS) project will develop novel, integrated technologies to support human experience, analysis and understanding of very large datasets.Making use of humans' implicit processing abilitiesCEEDS will develop innovative tools to exploit theories showing that discovery is the identification of patterns in complex data sets by the implicit informati ...
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Current 4G vision envisages higher data rates and multi standard radio interfaces to provide all users with a continuous seamless connection. The large number of foreseen devices coupled with the surge in power requirements for future emerging handsets raises significant challenges in terms of: i) reducing the energy consumption; and ii) reducing the amount of electromagnetic radiations.GREENET ta ...
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The co-ordinated and integrated approach of HYDRALAB aims at structuring the access to unique and costly hydraulic and ice engineering research infrastructures in the European Research Area. The network of HYDRALAB is unique in the hydraulic research community and has large experience in co-operating since its start in 1997. It began by informing and co-ordinating the activities of the partners in ...
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Depression is one of the most common causes of short and long term disability in Europe. It accounts for substantial costs both directly to health services and indirectly through lost productivity and the burden of caring. Most patients with Major Depression (MD) recover with treatment, which may be with antidepressant drugs, psychological therapy or, in severe cases, hospitalisation. However for ...
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Experimental UpdateLess Evolutive Routing (EULER)

Start date: 01 Oct 2010, End date: 30 Jun 2014,

The main objective of the EULER exploratory research project is to investigate new routing paradigms so as to design, develop, and validate experimentally a distributed and dynamic routing scheme suitable for the future Internet and its evolution. The resulting routing scheme(s) is/are intended to address the fundamental limits of current stretch-1 shortest-path routing in terms of routing table s ...
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NEREIDS will bring innovate capablities based on EO to make a best exploitation of available space technologies.NEREIDS capabilities will bring enhancedEO capabilities by combining different sensors with innovative data fussion tecniques.NEREIDS will bring a toolbox apporach enabling share data an capabilities and support a comon maritime piture.NEREIDS will make an analysis of maritime surveillan ...
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Description The objective of Caalyx-MV is to widely validate an innovative and efficient ICT-based solution focused on improving the quality of life of the elderly. This is to be achieved through prolonging the time they can safely remain autonomous and independent at home through monitoring and controlling their social and health status and ...
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"In nuclear power plants, materials may undergo degradation due to severe irradiation conditions that may limit their operational life. Utilities that operate these reactors need to quantify the ageing and the potential degradations of some essential structures of the power plant to ensure safe and reliable plant operation. So far, the material databases needed to take account of these degradation ...
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European Clearing House for Open Robotics Development (ECHORD)

Start date: 01 Jan 2009, End date: 31 Dec 2013,

Description Strengthening the knowledge transfer between scientific research and industry in robotics and stimulating their cooperation In Europe the robotics industry is strong, but still fragmented and dispersed. The objective of ECHORD is to provide new opportunities for coordinated and target- ...
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Advanced Techniques in Computational Mechanics (ATCOME)

Start date: 01 Jan 2010, End date: 31 Dec 2013,

As the range of phenomena that need to be simulated in engineering practice broadens, the limitations of conventional computational methods, such as finite elements (FE), finite volumes or finite difference methods, have become apparent. There are many problems of industrial and academic interest which cannot be easily treated with these classical methods. To overcome the limitations of classical ...
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Hospital-acquired (nosocomial) infections are a major financial issue in the European healthcare system. The financial impact of these infections counteract medical advances and expensive medical treatments by increasing the length of hospital stay by at least 8 days on average per affected patient, hence adding more than 10 millions patient days in hospitals in Europe per year. The statistics on ...
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There is a wide consensus among telecom vendors and operators that the next decade will see a mélange of evolving Internet architectures embedded into high-bandwidth technologies and carrier-grade systems for control and management. The combined Internet Protocol (IP) and Ethernet-based optical transport solutions are expected to drastically lower capital and operational expenses and improve overa ...
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Format-Agnostic SCript-based INterAcTive Experience (FascinatE)

Start date: 01 Feb 2010, End date: 31 Jul 2013,

FascinatE will create an innovative end-to-end system and associated standards for future immersive and interactive TV services. It will allow users to navigate around an ultra-high resolution video panorama, showing a live or recorded event, with matching accompanying audio. The output will be adapted to their particular device, covering anything from a mobile handset to an immersive panoramic di ...
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Mathematical Foundations of High-Quality Terrain Models (MFHQTERRAINS)

Start date: 01 Jul 2011, End date: 30 Jun 2013,

"A digital terrain model is a representation of a real-world terrain in a computer. Terrain models play an important role in geographic information systems, where they are used for numerous purposes, like path planning, visualization, and terrain analysis. One of the main ways to represent a terrain is by a triangulation: some points are sampled from the real terrain, and they are connected by tri ...
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ACCORDANCE introduces a novel ultra high capacity (even reaching the 100Gbps regime) extended reach optical access network architecture based on OFDMA (Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access) technology/protocols, implemented through the proper mix of state-of-the-art photonics and electronics. Such architecture is not only intended to offer improved performance compared to evolving TDMA-PO ...
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Multilingual On-Line Translation (MOLTO)

Start date: 01 Mar 2010, End date: 31 May 2013,

MOLTO's goal is to develop a set of tools for translatingtexts between multiple languages in real time with highquality. Languages are separate modules in the tool andcan be varied; prototypes covering a majority of the EU's23 official languages will be built.As its main technique, MOLTO uses domain-specific semanticgrammars and ontology-based interlinguas. These componentsare implemented in GF (G ...
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"In a global knowledge-based economy high performing clusters of different organisations are seen as the core of innovation, regional development and competitiveness for their members. Therefore there is a growing need for SMEs in Europe to engage and collaborate in networks and clusters. The European research project CADIC will help a large number of SME to set up and strengthen own clusters and ...
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The objective of TexWIN is to increase productivity by up to 20% and reduce down-times of machines by one third of workshop factories; due to a reduction of stop times, set-up times and waiting times, increased flexibility and reliability of processes, and due to reduced sampling effort. The breakthrough is to exploit existing knowledge available in various factory internal and factory external so ...
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Networking innovations Over Virtualized Infrastructures (NOVI)

Start date: 01 Sep 2010, End date: 28 Feb 2013,

NOVI (Networking innovations Over Virtualized Infrastructures) research concentrates on efficient approaches to compose virtualized e-Infrastructures towards a holistic Future Internet (FI) cloud service. Resources belonging to various levels, i.e. networking, storage and processing are in principle managed by separate yet interworking providers. NOVI will concentrate on methods, information syste ...
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Novel on-line composting monitoring system (COMPO-BALL)

Start date: 01 Feb 2010, End date: 31 Jan 2013,

"Composting represents a sustainable solution for the treatment of organic waste, whatever its origin, however the economic returns of composting could be increased by improving the quality of the final product. The starting waste material from farms is more homogeneous and has a higher percentage of organic waste than household recycled waste. To this end, the final quality of the compost could b ...
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Feedback Analysis for User adaptive Statistical Translation (FAUST)

Start date: 01 Feb 2010, End date: 31 Jan 2013,

The FAUST project will develop machine translation (MT) systems which respond rapidly and intelligently to user feedback. Current web-based MT systems provide high-volume translation without real-time. Most systems provide no opportunity for users to offer opinions or corrections for translation results. Other systems ask users for feedback on translation, however the user does not see any benef ...
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The objective of this project is to contribute to the establishment of a pan-European digital platform that makes available language resources and services, encompassing both datasets and software tools, for speech and language processing, and supports a new generation of exchange facilities for them.This is articulated in terms of the following main goals:> *assessment*: to collect, organize and ...
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"The project tackles the problem of earthquake-impact on Cultural Heritage assets starting from basic consideration that efficient protection, with substantial guarantee of compatibility and low-intrusivity, can only be achieved with ‘minimum intervention’ approach. This requires that potentialities of existing materials and components are as much as possible exploited in terms of strength and ene ...
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Due to the need of supporting diversified services with vastly expanded use of wireless access, the Future Internet will set the networks under stress for resources. This motivates the quest for efficiency, through technologies that achieve: (i) higher utilization of resources; (ii) lower transmission powers and energy consumption (decisions with "green" footprint); (iii) reductions in the total c ...
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Internet traffic has been growing quickly for many years, despite adverse economic conditions and this growth will continue in the future. To cope with this evolution, the cost of today's network solutions is still too high.In addition, in line with the EC goal of reducing the overall emissions, energy efficiency should be widely improved, using whenever possible optics instead of electronics wher ...
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"Coastal-zone oceanographic predictions seldom appraise the land discharge as a boundary condition. River fluxes are sometimes considered, but neglecting their 3D character, while the “distributed” continental run-off is not taken into consideration. Moreover, many coastal scale processes, particularly those relevant in geographically restricted domains (coasts with harbours or river mouth areas), ...
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TERASCALE RELIABLE ADAPTIVE MEMORY SYSTEMS (TRAMS)

Start date: 01 Jan 2010, End date: 31 Dec 2012,

Technology projections indicate that future electronic devices will keep shrinking, being faster and consuming less energy per operation. In the next decade, a single chip will be able to perform trillions of operations per second and provide trillions of bytes per second in off-chip bandwidth. This is the so called Terascale Computing era, where terascale performance will be mainstream, available ...
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"Transports are well known to be major contributors to noise pollution. Noise and vibrations (N&V) abatement naturally appears as an important objective for in the greening of surface transports.The SILENV project is a response to this requirement for the maritime domain.The consequences of N&V emissions from the ships are multiple. N&V emissions constitute a disturbance for both passengers and ha ...
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"The aim of IMPRINTS is to contribute to reduce loss of life and economic damage through the improvement of the preparedness and the operational risk management for Flash Flood and Debris Flow [FF/DF] generating events, as well as to contribute to sustainable development through reducing damages to the environment. To achieve this ultimate objective the project is oriented to produce methods and t ...
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The main goal of the FARAMIR project is to research and develop techniques for increasing the radio environmental and spectral awareness of future wireless systems. The proposed holistic approach starts from the development of spectrum sensing hardware investigating how such functionality could be efficiently integrated to handheld devices. In the next step, we will combine measurements performed ...
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"Landslides constitute a major threat in mountainous areas. In recent years the risk assessment for landslides has shifted from qualitative to quantitative. The components of the risk are the hazard and the vulnerability of the exposed elements. Although for the quantification of the hazard there is considerable ongoing research, the work for the structural and societal vulnerability is limited an ...
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In Space Propulsion 1 (ISP-1)

Start date: 01 Sep 2009, End date: 31 Aug 2012,

"In Space Propulsion 1 was set up to improve the fundamental knowledge and the techniques which are necessary to allow Europe to implement new ambitious space programs involving cryogenic propulsion. It concentrates on liquid oxygen, liquid hydrogen, and liquid methane propellants, and the anticipated progress will address - LOX methane combustion - heat and propellant management - materials tribo ...
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