Section: Contracts and Grants with Industry
FP6-IST NOE NEWCOM++
Title: NEWCOM: Network of Excellence in Wireless Communication.
Period: Jan. 2008 - Dec. 2009.
The NEWCOM++ project proposal (Network of Excellence in Wireless COMmunication) intends to create a trans-European virtual research centre on the topic “The Network of the Future”. It was submitted to Call 1 of the VII Framework Program under the Objective ICT-2007.1.1: The Network of the Future, mainly in its target direction “Ubiquitous network infrastructure and architectures”. We participate in the workpackage WPR7 - Joint source and channel co-decoding which we now coordinate together with the task TR7.3 Tools for multi-terminal JSCC/D. WPR7 addresses issues related to the robust transmission of multimedia, and essentially video, over wireless channels (possibly terminating a wired IP network). Such issues are : (i) solving the compatibility problem with the classical OSI layers separation (to what extent can we keep this separation ?) (ii) providing new tools (and expanding existing ones) for Joint Source and Channel Coding/decoding (JSCC/D) in classical one to one, one to many (broadcast), or distributed contexts (iii) providing new tools for analysing the efficiency of these tools (iv) working on practical, long term situations, which will be used as test-beds.