Offering collective and participative experiences to real-world and online communities is at the heart of the Future Media Internet (FMI) and forms an essential part of entertainment, collaborative working, education, product and service innovation and advertising. Communities include hundreds of professionals, tens of thousands at live public events, and millions online. Understanding the complexity and dynamics of such communities and ecosystems is essential for FMI research.
EXPERIMEDIA will develop and operate a unique facility that offers researchers what they need for large-scale FMI experiments. Experiments will be conducted at testbeds offering live events and real-world communities to accelerate the adoption of the FMI. The testbeds include Schladming Ski Resort, Multi-Sport High Performance Centre of Catalonia, Foundation for the Hellenic World and 3D Innovation Living Lab. Experiments will explore new forms of social interaction and rich media experiences incorporating both online and real-world interaction.
Testbed technologies will include user-generated and high-quality content management and delivery, a 3D Internet platform and tools for 3D reconstruction from live events, augmented reality platform, tools for integration of social networks, access technologies and a range of network connectivity options. Testbed management services will provision, control and monitor resources by SLAs offering QoS guarantees. A Competence Centre will promote sustainable access to venues for FMI experiments and engagement with the wider community.
EXPERIMEDIA has received EC research funding.