Project and Review Meeting in Munich

On the 19th and 20th of January 2015 the fourth consortium meeting of the GeTVivid project took place in Munich. The central goal of the project meeting was to provide an overview of all ongoing activities in the project, as well as to discuss open issues. At the meeting on the first day, we prepared the mid-term review that took place on the 20th of January in the morning. Karina Marcus (director of the AAL central management unit), Gerda Geyer (Austrian NCP from FFG), Stephan Richter (German NCP from VDE/VDI), Claire Dové (Swiss NCP from SERI) and two international reviewers evaluated the progress of the project and provided feedback. During the reviews meeting the results of the requirements investigation and user studies were presented by PLUS and the three end user organization (EURAG, CURAVIVA and VMKN). The technical partners (PLUS, USG, IRT, EVISION and ISOIN) provided an overview about the system architecture and demonstrated together with two end user organization (EURAG and CURAVIVA) the current status of the GeTVivid platform. Finally, ISOIN presented the business model cases that the consortium came up with after the business requirements investigation and competitor analysis. Overall, the review went very well and we received a lot of positive feedback as well as constructive input for future considerations in order to make the project a success and to actually reach the market. In the afternoon, all partners together reflected on the mid-term review and discussed the next steps as well as activities.

The following project partners were represented at the meeting, i.e., Manfred Tscheligi, Christiane Moser and Thomas Kargl from the Center for Human-Computer Interaction as well as Bernhard Collini-Nocker, Bernhard Feldbacher and Josef Seibl from the Computer Science Department of the University of Salzburg (Austria), Manuel Eisele from the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland), Micheal Eitelberg and Nasser Altaani from Hövener & Trapp Evision GmbH (Germany), Victor Sanchez and Elisa Jimeno from Ingenieria y Soluciones Informaticas del Sur, S.L. (Spain) and Ralf Neudel, Fabian Schiller and Matteo Harutunian from the Institut für Rundfunktechnik GmbH (Germany), who hosted the project and review meeting in Munich. From the end-user organizations participated Eveline Hirsbrunner from CURAVIVA Verband Heime und Institutionen (Switzerland), Eva Reithner from EURAG (Austria), Petra Schaller from the Verein für Menschen mit körperlicher Behinderung (Germany).