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The Team is responsible for the project coordination. They have to ensure an effective management of UCODE: day-to-day administration, project coordination and monitoring of the work in progress. This management structure includes three control levels: At the strategic level the General Assembly (GA) will decide the overall strategic orientation of the project, agree plans, monitor milestones and approve results. At technical and operational level the Scientific and Technical Steering Board (STSB) consisting of WP Leaders will steer the technical activities of the project and ensure the technical quality of the deliverables. The Exploitation and Innovation Manager and the External Advisory Board (EAB) will act as gateway between UCODE and potential markets. During day-to-day operation the Project Coordination Office will conduct the daily affairs.

Persons involved

  • Jörg Rainer Noennig – project leader
  • Anja Jannack – responsible for research associate
  • Sebastian Wiesenhütter – responsible for research activities
  • Torsten Holmer – responsible for research activities
  • Fabrice Naumann – responsible for research activities

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The Media Centre is a central scientific institute of TUD and the largest Educational Technology-R&D-centre in eastern Germany. It aims to promote the employment of technologies for knowledge transfer and learning as well as aspects of user-centred design of multimedia and web-based applications and an analysis and development of scientific communities especially in the context of e-science and digital humanities. The Media Center provides knowledge in supports scientific monitoring of cooperation and workflow development, provides support and consulting for user-centred design and educational materials.

Persons involved

  • Sander Münster – head of division
  • Matthias Pump – responsible for research activities, website and UI-Concepts
  • Mathias Hofmann – responsible for evaluation

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The Center fosters the exchange of academics in the field of Digital Humanities working with linguistic data. It provides technical support and infrastructure for research projects and offers training courses and consulting for DH-projects. Moreover, the center develops and offers e-Learning material for students of social sciences and cultural studies and regularly hosts conferences and round tables. The Center will provide technical specifications for the development of a Social Media sentiment analysis component in U_CODE.

Persons involved

  • Joachim Scharloth – task-leader
  • Christopher Georgi – responsible for research activities

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TUD has extensive experience in project co-ordination and project management at national and international level and is therefore well placed to coordinate this project. During the period from 2010 until 2013 scientific staff of the TUD participated in over 20,000 contracted projects with a total amount of grants of more than 890 million Euros. A European Project Center (EPC) has been established at TUD to support international project management. The EPC is currently coordinating and managing more than 300 projects with a total project volume amounting to over 134 million EURO granted by the European Commission. For example, the EPC is currently supporting the coordinating professors in FP7 projects like FLEXIBILITY (IP), SYBOSS (IP) and ADDAPT. Furthermore, TUD is currently host to 15 European Research Council (ERC) grantees, a partner in the FET Flagships HBP und GRAPHENE and partner or coordinator in 33 Horizon 2020 projects funded or under negotiation. The EPC supported the development of this proposal and will lead on financial, legal and administrative issues during the implementation of the project.

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  • Claudia Hawke – Projectmanager (finacial, administrative)

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ISEN-Toulon is an engineering high school and a research and development institute established in Toulon since 1991. It delivers a diploma in electrical engineering and computer science, equivalent to Master of applied sciences. The ICI-Lab (Interface for Creativity and Innovation Lab) conducts research and teaching activities in the area of collective creativity & innovation. A specific focus in made on the impact of sociotechnical environment (physical space configuration, digital artifacts, social constructs) on these processes. ISEN will lead WP3 and contribute to WP1, WP2, WP4 and WP8.

Persons involved

  • Alena Siarheyeva – wp-leader, task-leader
  • Stephane Vera – responsible for research activities
  • Barnabé Faliu –

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The Industrial Design Engineering Faculty (IDE) at TU Delft is one of the oldest and largest multidisciplinary product and service design oriented research and education institution in the world. It is not only influential on, but also has a global leading role in the development of the discipline. Over 5,000 engineers graduated from the Faculty since it was founded in 1969. The faculty is also regarded as a global leader in the field of design research, with currently more than 100 researchers. The conducted research is user-centred and design-driven. IDE has a strong tradition in human factors and user-centered design from the perspective of usermapping, co-creation and user-experience with regard to emotion and motivation in design. The creative power needed to translate abstract (user/theoretical) models in (validated) design prototypes is one of the hallmarks of industrial design department. TUDelft will coordinate WP 7 and participate in WPs 1, 2, 3 and 8.

Persons involved

  • Han Van der Meer – wp-leader, task-leader
  • Katrina Heijne – responsible for research activities
  • Kaspar Kazil – responsible for research activities

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Kaspar Kazil

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An initial partner in the U_CODE consortium was CONJECT, which was later acquired by aconex. Aconex in turn has been acquired by Oracle in 2018 and is now part of the Oracle Construction and Engineering Global Business Unit. Oracle+aconex is a leading supplier of domain specific software for public and private owners, project & program managers, consultants, engineers & contractors, subcontractors and service providers from sectors such as real estate, infrastructure, finance, engineering, energy, retail and utilities. Our software helps clients enhance quality, reduce costs and better manage risks throughout the whole Plan-Build-Operate lifecycle of their assets – from planning, through design & construction, into operations & maintenance and/or disposal. Oracle+aconex brings in its expertise in creation of products for multi-discipline-user collaboration, document management, and handling of structured and un-structured data. The long-term experience in managing complex processes over the whole building lifecycle (planning – building – operating) as well as long working experience in different countries (knowledge on regional/cultural differences) enables Oracle+aconex to supply mission critical contributions to the project. Oracle+aconex will lead WP5 and WP6 and participate in WPs 1, 2, 3, 4, 7 and 8.

Persons involved

  • Frank Weiß – Director Products & Innovation, Co-Founder of CONJECT
  • Ulrich Hartmann – Building Information Modeling (BIM)-Expert

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For years, OPTIS has successively developed visual perception models, aiming to display on a screen or in a virtual reality centre, a realistic representation of what will be perceived by an observer during an event occurring under specific environmental conditions, whether it be under natural or artificial lighting. OPTIS Imagine provides knowledge in the field of virtual reality, ergonomics and physically correct rendering engine. OPTIS Imagine will coordinate WP 4 and participate in WPs 1, 2, 3, 5, 6 and 8.

Persons involved

  • Nicolas Dalmasso – wp-leader, task-leader
  • Lionel Bennesl – project staff

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For the conception of town planning projects and buildings the positions of dialogical design are relevant as the guidelines of gmp’s architectural understanding: simplicity, variety and uniformity, distinctiveness and structural order. In the processing of a project different parties are involved in the planning phases, for example clients, users, residents, stakeholders, building authorities. The development of appropriate and acceptable answers and solutions for problems demands openness for dialogue and the adaptation of one’s standpoint to changing conditions. Society and its complex political and economic mechanisms decide what is being built in what fashion.GMP-Role in the project will be:

  1. Co-design of Use Case Scenarios: participation in expert workshops / briefings during the first year of the project for definition of operator requirements / user demands on the part of the architects
  2. Usability / Functionality Test: During development phase test applications of single components of the tool (e.g. real time 3D visualization)
  3. Test Project Application: Application of the completed prototype tool in a real project

Persons involved

  • Volkmar Sievers –
  • Aleksandra Blazhevska – project staff

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Silicon Saxony is one of Europe's most successful trade association for the semiconductor, electronic, microsystems and software industries. The number of members has risen to more than 300 from 2001 to present. In order to create effective and efficient networks the association enables vibrant forums for its members and specialists. These work groups are an essential driving force in the development of new technologies and procedures, e. g. cyber-physical-systems for the Internet of things based on high-quality microelectronics and software. SiSaxM will contribute to the active distribution of the results into the community of microelectronics and beyond, in particular with regard to its industrial part. Essentially, it will use its key role as the coordinator of Silicon Europe - the network of European innovative electronics. SiSaxM will contribute to WP2, WP6, WP 7 and WP 8.

Persons involved

  • Frank Bösenberg – task-leader, EIM (Exploitation and Innovation Manager)
  • Doreen Scheinpflug – administrative staff of SilSax Management GmbH, not staff of U_CODE
  • Anne Höer –

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Doreen Scheinpflug