AVANTI - Adaptive and Adaptable iNteractions for multimedia Telecommunications applIcations

Years: 1996-1998

Partners: IFAC-CNR; Alcatel Siette; Telecom Italia; FORTH, Foundation Research & Technology, Crete, Greece; GMD, Forschung zentrum Informationtechnik GmbH; VTT Information Technology; UNISI, University of Siena; TECO Sistemi srl; MA Systems and Control Ltd; Engineering Contractors Group Spa; MATHEMA, Italy; Johannes Kepler University; Eurogiciel Multimedia.

Description: The main objective of the AVANTI project was to demonstrate that it is possible to develop generic multimedia telecommunications applications, which are adaptable and adaptive to the requirements of most potential users including disabled people, elderly people, occasional users and other users whom we like to term 'professionals'. Adaptation of the system is applied at both the user interface and the content levels in order to optimise the way the information is compiled and presented, and how it is delivered over the network. Adaptations are also performed at the hardware level,enhancing the users actual terminal. AVANTI integrates data from multiple ordinarily incompatible databases and fuses thedata into one transparent source tailored to the end users' requirements.