The Information and Communication Technologies theme of the Cooperation Programme announced its Third call for proposals on 4 December 2007. The ICT theme was launched focusing on seven strategic Challenges for the seven years of this Framework programme.

This Third call seeks proposals in three areas within two of these Challenges:

  • Challenge 2 : Cognitive systems, interaction, robotics
  • Challenge 4 : Digital libraries and content ; Intelligent content and semantics

The call also promotes research in three new areas of Future and Emerging Technologies :

  • The science of complex systems for socially intelligent ICT
  • Embodied intelligence
  • ICT forever yours

Finally the call also covers Coordination and support actions in the field of international cooperation in ICT with partner countries overseas.

The ICT theme has committed a budget of €265m for this call. The closing date for proposals is 17h00 on 8th April 2008; and it is expected that the first projects funded from this action will be launched in the late autumn of 2008.

Information package

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