The University of Trento (UNITN) is a young (1962) University in North-East of Italy. It counts about 500 professors and 16000 students. The University of Trento has been partner of more than 130 FP6/7 projects, of which 40 as coordinator. University of Trento is a leading Research University in Italy, holding top positions among Italian Universities in national and international rankings, especially in scientific and engineering areas. In this project the Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science (DISI) will be involved.
DISI has an outstanding scientific ability to attract R&D funding (22 EC projects in FP6, and already more than 20 in FP7) and long experience as EC project coordination. With more than 300 researchers organized in 13 research groups, DISI covers a wide range of competences in the field of ICT. The specific area involved in this project is the Media research program. More specifically, the multimedia group (MMLab) has experience in video surveillance and monitoring, human machine interfaces for physically impaired people, semantic information retrieval, multimedia signal processing, and information trustworthiness. The research team relies on previous experience in national and EU projects in various areas, e.g.: the project FP5 STREP PERSEO (development of intelligent audio-visual stream management tools), FP6 STREP AIDER (automotive), FP7 FET-IP LivingKnowledge (diversity in content), FP7 IP Glocal (event-based media retrieval). The group is also involved in the IP project MOTUS (Mobility and Tourism in Urban Scenarios), funded under the framework “Industria 2015”.


Main tasks to be carried on within the project

UNITN will be involved in the analysis phase of UNCAP as responsible for definition of pilot deployment and test plan. In addition, during WP3, they will actively contribute to the development of the incentive module that will leverage on serious gaming strategies to provide cognitive stimuli to patients. Lastly, they will be coordinators of T.6.3 on multimedia training module and T.6.5 on publications and awareness.

How the profile matches with the tasks assigned and previous experience in relevant projects

The MMLab has an extensive experience in assistive technologies, especially using multimedia and computer vision tools for the detection and analysis of behaviours and for the assessment of the users’ conditions, gained through the participation to national and international projects, as also demonstrated by the publications record of the staff involved in the project.
In addition MMLab has been involved in the following relevant projects:
• PAT – ACUBE “Ambient Assisted Living” (funded by the Province of Trento. Improving the quality of life for the elderly and disabled in assisted living homes to help personnel, as well as to support the independence and safety of users.
• BVTech – LP6/99 grant, video surveillance and behaviour analysis in complex environments.
• EVALUE – LP6/99 grant, coordinated by Erickson Edizioni, for the provisioning of a Kinect-based edutainment tool for children affected by dyslexia.