In EXPERIMEDIA, PSNC will run an experiment in the Multi-Sport High Performance Center of Catalonia. The experiment will investigate the aptitude and usability of an augmented reality 3D video conferencing tool for remote sports training. EXPERIMEDIA’s Experiment Content Component will be used to set up and run the experiment and evaluate its results, while the Audio Visual Content Component will serve to integrate with the venue’s infrastructure. The relationship between QoS and QoE will be researched for a system enabling its users to hold high definition video conferences with 3D models of human bodies superimposed onto the video feed. The models’ movements will be determined by tracking the motions of athletes performing their sport.
Additionally, the remote coach will be able to adjust the model’s exact position in order to illustrate his message. The athletes’ video feed will be acquired with the use of 2D or 3D cameras for an even more immersive experience. The deployment of this system should have a great impact on the venue’s everyday operations, allowing remote and enhanced training sessions using Future Media Internet solutions.
Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center (PSNC) participates in numerous international projects, including AirProm, EuropeanaLocal, Geysers, GÉANT3, HIPERMED, HPC Europa, INFINITY, IMPACT, Interedition, MAPPER, UcoMS, Vlab and Wf4Ever. In one of its facilities PSNC has placed a number of multimedia research laboratories, where new technologies related to multimedia and Internet are tested and created. These laboratories include a High Definition television studio for creating programs about science, education and social events, which then are published using a country wide content delivery network operated by PSNC.
Currently PSNC hires 290 employees, most of whom are researchers conducting applied research in four complementary departments: Applications, Network Services, Supercomputing and Networking. Over the last twenty years, PSNC has been playing a major role in the development research eInfrastructure, including the country-wide PIONIER optical network, data storage and HPC center. Currently the established eInfrastructures connect over 700+ research and public institutions, providing the fast and reliable access to European-wide fast networks and resources, in particular to the GEANT infrastructure. PSNC has been involved in over 80 R&D projects funded by FP5, FP6, FP7 and other European programmes, coordinating several of them, for instance GridLab or Phosphorus.
Furthermore, in this facility PSNC has a cinema room equipped with two 4K resolution projectors capable of displaying 4K video and even 3D 4K video. There are also laboratories working on 3D video technologies, HD and 3D videoconferencing. Finally, there is also a visualization laboratory with a 16K resolution video display wall. These facilities enable PSNC to be an expert research center in networked media.
Dr Cezary Mazurek, a leader of Confetti experiment, is the head of the Network Services Department at PSNC. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Poznan University of Technology in 2004. His research expertise and experience include a wide variety of advanced network services including digital libraries, interactive television, videoconferencing, telemedicine, data and information management and access to grid services. He has been the manager of numerous projects in those fields coordinated by PSNC, including the Multimedia City Guide, Polish Educational Portal, Digital Library Framework: dLibra, Wielkopolska Telemedicine Center and scientific interactive TV service in PLATON project. Cezary was participating in many European R&D projects and currently he is a leader of activity SA4: Software Governance and project management team member in FP7 Geant3 project. He also cooperates in Infinity – Future Internet PPP Project. He is the author or co-author of over 100 papers in professional journals and conference proceedings.
CONFetti Experiment Problem Statement and Requirements
This deliverable provides a detailed overview of the CONFetti experiment problem statement and requirements for both the experiment venue and EXPERIMEDIA facility operators. This document has been prepared considering particularly information enclosed in deliverables D2.1.1 (First EXPERIMEDIA Methodology), D2.2.1 (EXPERIMEDIA Baseline Components) and D4.2.1 (CAR Experiment Design and Plan).
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CONFetti Experiment Progress Report
This document reports on the progress made in the EXPERIMEDIA CONFetti experiment after the definition of its problem statement and requirements. The general status of the experiment is described, followed by a specific explanation of the progress in different areas of the experiment’s focus.
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