Fraunhofer HHI joined

The Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute joined by first January 2013.

We welcome Fraunhofer HHI - in particular to Prof. Peter Eisert - and are looking for a fruitful collaboration.

With this new member consolidates its positioning as strong international network in the area of digital technology.

The cooperation with one of the most prestigious Fraunhofer Institute represents a key step in the development of network, and is in the same time a confirmation of the network's core concepts and orientations developed since its foundation.

Profile of Fraunhofer HHI:

Fraunhofer HHI is concentrated to develop the principles of information technology and to demonstrate new applications for new products in partnership with the industry.

The core competencies of HHI are in the areas of Photonic Networks and Systems, Mobile Broadband Systems, Photonic Components and Electronic Imaging.

Activities in photonic networks and components expand a spectrum from highly capacitive flexible long haul networks to the broadband inhouse network and their components.

R&D-activities in the area of mobile broadband systems focus to design aspects of future cellular systems and their realization for various mobile communications systems. multi-antenna systems (MIMO) up to 1 Gbit/s, resource management for both cellular mobile, radio systems and WPAN-systems up to 60 GHz.

Optical and opto-electronic components and modules are developed and manufactured. Our range includes InP-based lasers and detectors with wavelengths from 1.1 µm to 2.0 µm, polymer lightwave circuits, and diffractive optics.

Main topics are further video- and audio-coding / transmission (Video over IP), the 2D und 3D image processing, the image reproduction in virtual environments, teleimmersive systems, autostereoscopic displays, mixed reality displays, man-machine-interactions and information and videoretrieval.

International Symposium on Pervasive Displays

CCG organizes in cooperation with ACM / SIGCHI the International Symposium on Pervasive Displays to bring together researchers from various disciplines with a common interest on the opportunities and challenges raised by the emergence of pervasive display systems as a new communication medium for public and semi-public spaces.

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Smart City. How Internet and ICT new technologies change people and generations lifestyles

The conference on Smart City. How Internet and ICT new technologies change people and generations lifestyles" organized by Informatica Trentina and Fondazione Graphitech aims to explore cities and territories opportunities, outlining the existing changes scenario and activating a comparison on how Internet and ICT new technologies can change people and generations lifestyles and relationships in a urban setting.

The main subject will be developed with the "Smart cities. Smart citizens" speech by prof. Carlo Ratti, Director of the SENSEable Lab of the MIT (Boston, MA, USA).

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Metaverse1 project received silver 2011 ITEA2 Outstanding Achievement Award

Recently the Metaverse1 project received the Silver 2011 ITEA2 Outstanding Achievement Award at the ITEA2 / Artemis co-summit in Helsinki after a final plenary project presentation. About 15 candidate projects were in the running to receive this price.

Metaverse1 project deals with the interoperability between Virtual worlds (as for example Second Life, World of Warcraft, IMVU, Active Worlds, Google Earth and many others) and the Real world (sensors, actuators, vision and rendering, social and welfare systems, banking, insurance, travel, real estate and many others) and delivered a standardized global framework.

Through the development of this project, Vicomtech-IK4 has contributed actively on the specification of avatars of the new international MPEG-V standard.