Date: Thu 05 Dec 2002 - 15:37:53 GMT
Dear Paul, as Philippe De Wilde suggested previously, maybe you and the other industrial partners on the list should first come with a description of the issues you would like to tackle in the project. I expect your presentation in Barcelona to be a step in this direction. Depending on the response, that could generate enough momentum for an IP or stay at the level of a STRP. EU wants to see IPs that link basic research to applied technology to 'killer' applications. The consortium certainly has the basic research potential (although more 'high profile' groups/names would not hurt), the middle layer could be provided by partners such as Robonetics, who would develop tools and languages for the implementations of our ideas. A couple of similarly high-profile applications could help a lot. In BT and Telefonica we have at least 2 large telecom partners (with more potentially interested). Maybe this could be one of the application areas. I just want to point out that all Complexity initiatives I mentioned before discuss Large Networks as a prime area of interest. Even if they don't cover the actual research we would be doing, the existence of another very strong proposal on seemingly very similar topics may hinder our chances. And, of course, an IP has to be in the proactive area next year, hence in one of the three areas I mentioned. Do Rolls Royce and the Interactive Entertainment Industry have anything to add to the discussion? Greetings, Dimitar Kazakov > Dear all, > > I am very interested if there is activity among the ALAMAS community in > developing an IP proposal in the ALAMAS area, because this relates to > many areas of research that seem of considerable relevance. Any comments > about specific project developments that people have are of interest, > and maybe I will see some of you at the European Commission FET > Information Days in January. > > Regards, > > Paul Marrow > > BTexact Technologies > Intelligent Systems Laboratory > Orion 1/12, Adastral Park, Ipswich IP5 3RE, UK > tel: (+44) 1473 605444 > fax: (+44) 1473 623645 > > British Telecommunications plc > Registered office: 81 Newgate Street London EC1A 7AJ > Registered in England no. 1800000 > > This electronic message contains information from British > Telecommunications plc which may be privileged or confidential. The > information is intended to be for the use of the individual(s) or entity > named above. If you are not the intended recipient be aware that any > disclosure, copying, distribution or use of the contents of this > information is prohibited. If you have received this electronic message > in error, please notify us by telephone or email (to the numbers or > address above) immediately. > > > > -----Original Message----- > From: kazakov [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] > Sent: Thursday, December 05, 2002 12:45 PM > To: alad > Subject: RE: Links to Complexity Science in Europe > > - an ALAMAS IP proposal would also be of great interest; if submitted > next year, it would have to be submitted in one of the pro-active areas; > co-ordinating it with an emerging proposal for a NoE would greatly > increase its chances of success, especially if there is a NoE proposal > in this area whose progress already receives a lot of attention from the > EU Commission.