Information session “FIRE in Horizon 2020”

On January 26, 2015, the Department of Science and Technology (DST) will be hosting a delegation from the European Commission (EC) Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology, who will be in South Africa (SA) to conduct evaluations of the FIRE projects implemented with South African partners, i.e., TRESCIMO and MOSAIC 2B. The information session aims to provide the EC representatives with an opportunity to share information regarding the future FIRE opportunities in H2020 with the SA future internet research community.

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PUTCO supports MOSAIC 2B

The MOSAIC 2B consortium is delighted to announce that the Public Utility Transport Corporation (PUTCO) in Roseville, Pretoria, South Africa, is going to support the MOSAIC 2B project.

At PUTCO’s bus depot in Roseville, MOSAIC 2B will set up the fixed infostation. The fixed infostation serves as the entry point to the delay tolerant network (DTN). Utilizing the standard internet connection, the multimedia content ordered by the micro-entrepreneurs will be downloaded from the central MOSAIC 2B server to the fixed infostation and forwarded to the mobile infostations. The latter ones will be installed in the buses serving the rural communities located in Moloto, Vlaklaagte and Kwagafontein. Here, any micro-entrepreneur can download the ordered multimedia content using their cinema-in-a-backpack.

PUTCO provides commuter bus services in GautengLimpopo and the western parts of Mpumalanga in South Africa. With over 600 buses the PUTCO’s bus depot in Roseville offers the ultimate solution to serve as transportation means for the mobile infostation and to distribute the multimedia content in the designated rural areas in South Africa.

MOSAIC 2B kick-off

The MOSAIC 2B project kicked-off on December, 2nd in Kaiserslautern, Germany. All six partners of the consortium introduced their organisation and defined their goals and expectations from the MOSAIC 2B project. Discussions included the definition of global goals and scope, specific technical topics and management issues.

The participants pictured are, from left: Adriano Galati (Disney Reasearch Zurich, SUI), Prof. Didier Stricker (, GER), Nicole Lackas-Bierz (, GER), Prof. Alta van der Merwe (University of Pretoria, RSA), Daniel Steffen (, GER), Danie Behr (EPI-USE, RSA), Seth Frey (Disney Research Zurich, SUI), Luis Almeida (Centro de Computação Gráfica, POR), Jaco Prinsloo (EPI-USE, RSA), and Mélani Prinsloo (Infusion, RSA).

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Graphitech has succesfully presented and disseminated the VISION project at the networking sessions in parallel with the ICT 2013 in Vilnius, between 6th and 8th November.

The wide audience has provided good feedbacks and a remarkable interest in the topic of computer graphics.

The session has been presented in collaboration with partners.

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