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Horizon Europe (2021 - 2027)

eXtended Reality Modelling (RIA)

Last update: Sep 14, 2022 Last update: 14 Sep, 2022

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Location: EU 27 EU 27
Contracting Authority Type: Development Institution
Status: Awarded
Budget: Euro 14,500,000
Award ceiling: N/A
Award floor: N/A
Sector: Information & Communication Technology, Research
Eligible applicants: Unrestricted / Unspecified, Individuals
Eligible nationalities: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, A ... See more Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Angola, Anguilla, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Austria, Azerbaijan, Azores, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, British Virgin Islands, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canary Islands, Cape Verde, Caribbean Netherlands, Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Cote d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Dem. Rep. Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Commonwealth of, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Eswatini (Swaziland), Ethiopia, Falkland Islands, Faroe Islands, Fiji, Finland, France, French Polynesia, French Southern Territory, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Greenland, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Caledonia, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, North Macedonia, Norway, Pakistan, Palau, Palestine / West Bank & Gaza, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Pitcairn, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Rwanda, Saint Helena, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Spain, Sri Lanka, St. Pierre and Miquelon, Sudan, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Turks and Caicos, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Wallis and Futuna, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Date posted: 23 Jun, 2021

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Call updates

Nov 5, 2021 3:50:54 PM
Submissions to call HORIZON-CL4-2021-HUMAN-01 

A total of 206 proposals has been submitted to call HORIZON-CL4-2021-HUMAN-01, which closed on 21 October 2021. These proposals, of which the evaluation will be organized over the coming weeks and months, were submitted to the following topics:

HORIZON-CL4-2021-HUMAN-01-13 - eXtended Reality Modelling (RIA)

18 proposals (indicative budget 14,5 EUR million)

Oct 12, 2021 6:42:24 PM
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eXtended Reality Modelling (RIA)
TOPIC ID: HORIZON-CL4-2021-HUMAN-01-13

Programme: Horizon Europe Framework Programme (HORIZON)
Call: A HUMAN-CENTRED AND ETHICAL DEVELOPMENT OF DIGITAL AND INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGIES 2021 (HORIZON-CL4-2021-HUMAN-01)
Type of action: HORIZON-RIA HORIZON Research and Innovation Actions
Type of MGA: HORIZON Action Grant Budget-Based [HORIZON-AG]
Deadline model: single-stage
Opening date: 22 June 2021
Deadline date: 21 October 2021 17:00:00 Brussels time

Topic description

ExpectedOutcome:

Proposals are expected to contribute to the following outcomes:

  • Large-scale creation of eXtended Reality models with increased levels of interaction, context awareness, explainable autonomous decisions, human control, privacy and accessibility.
  • Methodologies, tools and processes to build eXtended Reality services based on these models.
  • Improved human to human and human to computer eXtended Reality interaction, in both offline and real-time context.

Scope:

Recent advances in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) giving machines the ability to understand and derive meaning from human languages, have shown that automatic systems can exhibit human‑like performance. Machine translation, speech recognition or personal assistants are now part of our daily lives. Recent progress in AI has also enabled systems to generalise from one task to another, from one language to another, from one modality to another. Large pre-trained multilingual language models can handle different languages, even with little or no training data. The same models can cover completely different language-related tasks, such as text translation or summarisation, speech transcription, or sentiment analysis. Natural language Understanding and Natural Language Generation state-of-art techniques are expected to take advantage of the latest advances in research. Advances in user and environment modelling and progress in data analytics allow systems to be increasingly context-aware and efficiently support users in their decisions.

Drawing on the above-mentioned recent advances, the proposals will:

  • Develop pre‑trained eXtended Reality models capable of adapting to a large variety of forms of expression, interaction, languages, domains, styles and intent. Taking into account surrounding real or virtual environments, contexts, preferences and abilities of the user, the models will contribute to the general understanding of the environments and users’ knowledge, preferences, believes, abilities, intent and goals.
  • Demonstrate the adaptation and generalisation of the eXtended Reality models, including through the integration of structured knowledge, by developing solutions capable of carrying genuine human-like interaction before, during and after an eXtended Reality experience.
  • Integrate the solutions into several eXtended Reality use‑cases scenarios, such as media, collaborative telepresence, learning, personal assistants or information retrieval.

Beyond supporting a large set of languages and modalities, the work will focus on enabling new forms of interactions, avoiding bias, whilst ensuring accessibility, privacy, transparency and explainability.

To compensate the increase of model complexity, the proposed solutions should be energy efficient thanks to optimised protocols and algorithms with equivalent performance during both training and implementation.

The proposal will ensure reproducibility and repeatability of the research results, promote an open data and interfaces standardisation, avoiding narrow de-facto standards and demonstrate clear and efficient integration paths for the European industry take up.

To further extend the application domains, address sector specific constrains, ensure reproducibility and demonstrate their integration paths, proposals are expected to organise a number of competitive calls with financial support to third parties (FSTP) and further extend the use-cases. At least 20% of the funding should be dedicated to FSTP. To that aspect, the consortium will provide guidelines and technical support in engineering integration, testing and validation to support the development of such use-cases.

Specific Topic Conditions:
Activities are expected to start at TRL 2 and achieve TRL 5 by the end of the project – see General Annex B.

Cross-cutting Priorities:
Socio-economic science and humanities

Call updates

Nov 5, 2021 3:50:54 PM
Submissions to call HORIZON-CL4-2021-HUMAN-01 

A total of 206 proposals has been submitted to call HORIZON-CL4-2021-HUMAN-01, which closed on 21 October 2021. These proposals, of which the evaluation will be organized over the coming weeks and months, were submitted to the following topics:

HORIZON-CL4-2021-HUMAN-01-13 - eXtended Reality Modelling (RIA)

18 proposals (indicative budget 14,5 EUR million)

Oct 12, 2021 6:42:24 PM
Please note that the 'Other annexes' box has been added in the submission system to a...

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