The IPR Programme has an open ended call available to both PASCAL researchers and PASCAL PhD students. Funds under this programme are likely to support legal advice and action.
The call for proposals for a brokerage of expertise website IS NOW CLOSED
Brokerage of Expertise Website
PASCAL would like to setup a promotional website intended at non machine learning people and industries, interested in knowing what machine learning could do for them. The portal should be designed by professional web architects in order to be easy to access and browse. It should contain material such as:
- A list of sub-topics of machine learning research and corresponding PASCAL experts ready to provide consultation and expertise to industries. The list could contain application oriented topics such as speech processing, image processing, time series prediction, haptics, brain computer interfaces, etc; it could also contain topics such as handling very large datasets, or very small datasets, or datasets with very large number of features, very noisy datasets, or problems that are expressed as sequences or trees, etc. In order to be easier to browse, this information about our consultants could be standardised, containing for instance, a picture, 200 word potted biography, awards, areas of expertise, 5 best publications, types of offers (consultancy, training, software, full time employment, etc). This section could also include a job market, i.e. a section on employable young researchers (PhDs and postdocs) with approximate availability dates.
- A list of typical applications that were indeed used in commercial products and that potentially contain machine learning expertise developed by PASCAL members. When possible, European success stories should be highlighted as much as possible in this list. This list will then become the high-profile public deliverable, requested by the EC, and will be updated continuously. The precise content of this sub-section of the website needs not be filled by this call, and will probably be taken care of by a separate call.
- A list of generic machine learning softwares available from PASCAL researchers, that could eventually be specialized for a given industry in order to suit a given commercial need.
- A series of generic tutorials on the main aspects of machine learning, either from an applied or a more theoretical point of view, intended to industry engineers that need to understand "what's in the pudding" before buying it. Furthermore, these freely available tutorials could also convince companies to pay the presenter to come and give an in-depth course adapted to their particular needs.
The main goal of this website will thus be to help in promoting the excellence in European machine learning and provide high level expertise, particularly to European industries that would like to incorporate such expertise in their products/services.
Funding is available for this call.
Closing date for the call is June 30th, 2005
Final decision should be taken during the July PASCAL Steering Committee. We expect a first version of the web site (which may not already contain all information, but should at least contain all the underlying structure) to be available about two monthes later.