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Nov 14, 2013 (3 years and 9 months ago)

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E
XPERTISECENTRUM

D
IGITALE
M
EDIA

(
EDM
)


Limburgs
Universitair

Centrum



Managing

Director: Prof. dr. E. Flerackers


Deputy Managing Director : Prof. dr. F. Van Reeth


Co
-
ordination of HCI group: Prof. dr. K. Coninx








EDM



Research institute of the Limburgs Universitair
Centrum (LUC)


Active in Information & Communication
Technology (ICT) since 1987


Professional team of 50 ICT
-
specialists in
permanent employment


educational staff: 4 prof. + 4 assistants


approx. 30 university degree informatics


11 PhD students


Activities of EDM


Basic research (oriented towards applied
contexts)



Applied research and development



Services and consultancy

Activity areas


Computer Graphics, Computer Animation and
Virtual Reality


User Interfacing (Human
-
Computer
Interaction)


Multimediatechnology and Telematics


Multimedia environments




Computer Graphics,
Computer Animation
and Virtual Reality


HCI techniques in immersive Virtual
Environments


Client
-
server architecture for networked VR


(Immersive) object modeling


Movement modeling in 3D VEs


Tools for computer animation in 2D and 3D

Multimedia
Environments


historically:


programmed instruction


interactive video


CD
-
i


multimedia databases

and servers


CD
-
ROM, Internet, DVD, hybrid


interactive multimedia training / learning
systems


multimedia archive


multimedia program generators


...


Multimedia
Technology and
Telematics


networked multimedia solutions


multimedia communication systems


distributed video
-
on
-
demand server

on hybrid ATM
-
switched Ethernet networks


broadband trials for WAN (ADSL, cable
modems...)


to residential areas and student dorms


for networked multimedia


for collaborative work in virtual environments


for the realization of a virtual interactive studio

Human
-
Computer
Interaction


in other research domains and a separate
research area


ranging from GUIs over multimedia to
immersive virtual environments


cooperation with graphical specialists


attention for


multimodality (e.g. speech recognition)


intelligent UIs (e.g. agents in virtual environments)


collaborative work


Basic and applied
research


National projects (IWT, FWO, DWTC)



European projects



EFRD
-
projects (European Fund for Regional
Development)



VISINET


MAID


EMMI


ELECTRA


TOPILOT


SICMA


ECPW Leonardo


TRAFE Leonardo


E
-
DSRR



VALMMETH


PAVR


VISTA


ERASTA


POSTDOC


MENTOR


FLEX


...

European projects

More than 20 EC
-
projects up to now!

Applied research and
development


A few examples...


Telematics :


systems for network management (Alcatel)


management of ATM
-
switches (Siemens
-
Atea)



Multimedia environments :


interactive catalogue on CD
-
ROM (IKEA)


education and training applications (BBL, Agfa
Gevaert)


multimedia database (Muntschouwburg)

Services and
consultancy


Technology transfer to SMEs in the context of
the EFRD
-
projects



Consultancy (advice, analysis etc.)



Organisation of courses / training

(a.o. ESF) / seminars / demonstrations

Computer platforms


Windows 95/98/NT


SGI IRIX


Sun Solaris


Linux


MacOS


Windows CE (research)

Development
languages /
environments (1)


Languages: C++, C, Java,...



MS Visual Studio (Visual C++ and MFC, Visual
J++)



Borland Delphi, JBuilder, C++ Builder



For graphics development:

OpenGL, Iris Performer, DirectX, VRML

Development
languages /
environments (2)


Internet oriented development: ActiveX, ASP,
CGI, DHTML, HTML, Java Applets and Servlets,
JavaScript, XML...



Components: ActiveX, COM/DCOM

Experiments with CORBA and RMI



Databases (Oracle, MS Access, MS SQL Server,
Informix, FoxPro,...)


Multimedia tools and techniques