ETNA Presentation_Renzo Aldrich

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Presentation of the ETNA thematic network by Renzo Aldrich.
First Workshop, 14th and 15th March 2011, Madrid

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ETNA Presentation_Renzo Aldrich

  1. 1. ETNA European Thematic Network on Assistive Information and Communication Technologies <ul><li>Project Overview </li></ul><ul><li>Consortium </li></ul><ul><li>Objectives </li></ul><ul><li>Activities </li></ul>
  2. 2. The 23 ETNA Network partners TNTU, UK ACE, UK J.GILL UK DLF, UK EASPD, EU HAC, FR FDGCO, IT CNR, IT FTK, ES CEAPAT, ES CERTH, GR THL, FI FAIDD, FI SU-DART, SE HMI, DK AAATE, EU IWKOELN, DE HZ, NL TUKE, SK JKU, AT AIAS, IT DN, GR FTB, DE
  3. 3. ETNA objectives - general <ul><li>European Web Portal on ICT-related assistive products and e-accessibility solutions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Unified access to databases of products, databases of components, software repositories </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Platform to connect users, professionals, developers, researchers for sharing expertise, view, resources (to solve specific problems, to develop new solutions, to support the advancement of the ICT AT field) </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Etna objectives - specific <ul><li>O1 > to develop an active EU-wide network of expertise and virtual community </li></ul><ul><li>O2 > to create a common language to describe AT products and accessibility solutions </li></ul><ul><li>O3 > to implement a European Web Portal </li></ul>
  5. 5. Products Vs Components
  6. 6. Prospective impact <ul><li>make information more transparent, easily available to users </li></ul><ul><li>Help advancement of assistive solutions at various levels </li></ul><ul><ul><li>general-purpose accessibility solutions; specialized solutions for given impairments or activities; ad-hoc solutions for complex individual cases; … </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Facilitate users’ participation, allow users’ feedback, capture the users’ viewpoint </li></ul><ul><li>Help mainstream IT developers to create more accessible products </li></ul><ul><li>Help overcome fragmentation in the AT market. </li></ul>
  7. 7. The TN Portal – vision ETNA ATIS4All Website of the ETNA network Website of the ATIS4All network SEARCH ENGINE (operating on the partners’ databases & repositories) COMMUNITY (market place, R&D) WEBINARS
  8. 8. THE EASTIN Portal and the EASTIN search engine (operating in all EU official languages)
  9. 9. A six-steps approach <ul><li>Identify information needs </li></ul><ul><li>Identify available resources </li></ul><ul><li>Define a common method to describe products </li></ul><ul><li>Define a common method to describe components </li></ul><ul><li>Implement unified access to all resources </li></ul><ul><li>Validate / refine the Portal </li></ul><ul><li>In parallel: </li></ul><ul><li>Gradually develop the portal (m3, m12, m24, m30, m36) </li></ul><ul><li>Activate / keep running the community (webinars, forums etc) </li></ul>
  10. 10. Workpackage 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36          1 Network coordination, implementation, dissemination (FDGCO)   2 Mapping information needs (FDGCO)   3 Mapping existing resources (AIAS)    4 Ontology of products (HMI)    5 Ontology of components (CERTH)    6 Unified access to all resources (FDGCO)     7 Field test, validation and launch (HZ)                         8 Experiences exchange (FDGCO)     workshop  deliverable  webinar
  11. 11. MS1 > Map of information needs Workpackage 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36          1 Network coordination, implementation, dissemination (FDGCO)   2 Mapping information needs (FDGCO)   3 Mapping existing resources (AIAS)    4 Ontology of products (HMI)    5 Ontology of components (CERTH)    6 Unified access to all resources (FDGCO)     7 Field test, validation and launch (HZ)                         8 Experiences exchange (FDGCO)     workshop  deliverable  webinar
  12. 12. MS2 > Map of existing resources Workpackage 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36          1 Network coordination, implementation, dissemination (FDGCO)   2 Mapping information needs (FDGCO)   3 Mapping existing resources (AIAS)    4 Ontology of products (HMI)    5 Ontology of components (CERTH)    6 Unified access to all resources (FDGCO)     7 Field test, validation and launch (HZ)                         8 Experiences exchange (FDGCO)     workshop  deliverable  webinar
  13. 13. MS3 > Ontology of products Workpackage 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36          1 Network coordination, implementation, dissemination (FDGCO)   2 Mapping information needs (FDGCO)   3 Mapping existing resources (AIAS)    4 Ontology of products (HMI)    5 Ontology of components (CERTH)    6 Unified access to all resources (FDGCO)     7 Field test, validation and launch (HZ)                         8 Experiences exchange (FDGCO)     workshop  deliverable  webinar
  14. 14. MS4> Ontology of components Workpackage 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36          1 Network coordination, implementation, dissemination (FDGCO)   2 Mapping information needs (FDGCO)   3 Mapping existing resources (AIAS)    4 Ontology of products (HMI)    5 Ontology of components (CERTH)    6 Unified access to all resources (FDGCO)     7 Field test, validation and launch (HZ)                         8 Experiences exchange (FDGCO)     workshop  deliverable  webinar
  15. 15. MS5 > Portal 1° release Workpackage 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36          1 Network coordination, implementation, dissemination (FDGCO)   2 Mapping information needs (FDGCO)   3 Mapping existing resources (AIAS)    4 Ontology of products (HMI)    5 Ontology of components (CERTH)    6 Unified access to all resources (FDGCO)     7 Field test, validation and launch (HZ)                         8 Experiences exchange (FDGCO)     workshop  deliverable  webinar
  16. 16. M6> Portal 2° release Workpackage 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36          1 Network coordination, implementation, dissemination (FDGCO)   2 Mapping information needs (FDGCO)   3 Mapping existing resources (AIAS)    4 Ontology of products (HMI)    5 Ontology of components (CERTH)    6 Unified access to all resources (FDGCO)     7 Field test, validation and launch (HZ)                         8 Experiences exchange (FDGCO)     workshop  deliverable  webinar
  17. 17. MS7 > Portal, final (EASTIN 2.0) Workpackage 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36          1 Network coordination, implementation, dissemination (FDGCO)   2 Mapping information needs (FDGCO)   3 Mapping existing resources (AIAS)    4 Ontology of products (HMI)    5 Ontology of components (CERTH)    6 Unified access to all resources (FDGCO)     7 Field test, validation and launch (HZ)                         8 Experiences exchange (FDGCO)     workshop  deliverable  webinar
  18. 18. Workshops <ul><li>WS1 – Mapping information needs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>tentative venue/date: Milano Mar 24-25 2011 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>WS2 – Mapping existing resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>T. venue/date: Maastricht, 29 30 Aug 2011, in conjunction with AAATE 2011 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>WS3 – Consensus conference on products ontology </li></ul><ul><ul><li>T. venue/date: Linz, July 2012, in conjunction with ICCHP 2012 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>WS4 – Consensus conference on components ontology </li></ul><ul><ul><li>T. venue/date: tbd, nov 2012 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>WS5 – Assessing the Portal </li></ul><ul><ul><li>T. venue/date: tbd, June 2013 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>WS6 – Public launch of the TN Portal, jointly with ATIS4All </li></ul><ul><ul><li>T. venue/date: tbd, Sept 2013, in conjunction with AAATE 2013 </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. The Consortium management structure <ul><li>PL (Project Leader) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Renzo Andrich </li></ul></ul><ul><li>MC (Management Committee – WP leaders) 4 times/year </li></ul><ul><ul><li>FDGCO (Renzo Andrich) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AIAS (Evert-Jan Hoogerwerf) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HMI (Thomas Lyhne) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CERTH (Lila Gaitanidou) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HZ (Jeanne Heijkers) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>AP (Assembly of partners) 2 times/year </li></ul><ul><ul><li>One representative for each partner </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Looking forwards to the ETNA eruption! Thanks for attention

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