LiveCity Project Meeting and Update

Logo for LiveCity Porject

This week SnT at the University of Luxembourg will play host to the LiveCity project for one of our regular face-to-face meetings. LiveCity is a project which promises a guaranteed quality of service for interactive video services across Europe by essentially creating a virtual slice of the Internet over which these services run. Right now we have an infrastructure in place which has sort of created a new Internet inside the current Internet. In Luxembourg we will have our connection up and running soon and this will allow us to connect museums in Athens and Luxembourg  so that people can play games together and find out about each city and museum. Other example systems include those to support medical emergencies, schools and local government.

As we all know even the fastest home Internet connection often stutters to a halt when streaming media or when we are using tools such as Skype. LiveCity offers the potential for end-users and telecom providers to obtain stable and reliable connections therefore significantly improving the quality of service.

SnT will welcome partners from across Europe including representatives of large telecom providers, universities, hospitals, local government, schools and SMEs.

More information can be found on the LiveCity website.

About Rod McCall

Rod McCall is a researcher in the field of human-computer interaction in areas such as augmented reality, mobile gaming in-car systems and virtual environments. He has a passing interest in economics after not being entirely convinced by the rubbish presented as fact during lectures on that particular subject while at uni.
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