COST – European Cooperation in Science and Technology (www.cost.eu) is an intergovernmental framework for European cooperation in the field of science and technology, which permits the coordination of European research projects funded at national level.

FUB is currently active in two of the nine domains:

Action IC1003
European Network on Quality of Experience in Multimedia System and Services (QUALINET) - www.qualinet.eu

The goal of this Action is to establish a strong network on Quality of Experience (QoE) with participation from both academia and industry. Its main objective will be to develop and to promote methodologies to subjectively and objectively measure the impact in terms of quality of future multimedia products and services. This network will leverage on QoMEX, an already established international conference on Quality of Multimedia Experience, for researchers and professionals to interact and to report their findings on QoE issues. Observing that there are currently no European networks focusing on the concept of QoE, this Action also aims at bringing a substantial scientific impact on fragmented efforts carried out in this field, by coordinating the research under the catalytic COST umbrella, and at setting up a European network of experts facilitating transfer of technology and know-how to industry, coordination in standardization, and certification of products and services.

Action ES1206 
Advanced Global Navigation Satellite Systems tropospheric products for monitoring severe weather events and climate (GNSS4SWEC) - http://gnss4swec.knmi.nl

This Action will address new and improved capabilities from concurrent developments in both the GNSS and meteorological communities. For the first time, the synergy of the three GNSS systems (GPS, GLONASS and Galileo) will be used to develop new, advanced tropospheric products, exploiting the full potential of multi-GNSS water vapour estimates on a wide range of temporal and spatial scales, from real-time monitoring and forecasting of severe weather, to climate research.
In addition, the action will promote the use of meteorological data in GNSS positioning, navigation, and timing services.

 

FUB has also been participating in the recently closed actions: 

Action IC1004 
Cooperative Radio Communications for Green Smart Environments - www.ic1004.org

This Action addresses research issues in the field of cooperative radio communications to make our society cleaner, safer, and more energy efficient. The main goal of the Action is to increase knowledge of cooperative communications applied to Green SEs (GSEs), by exploring and developing new methods, models, techniques, strategies and tools, in a context enriched by deep industry-academia links. Training of young researchers is also one of its main objectives, to be pursued e.g. via annual training schools. Europe will benefit from the activities of this Action, as GSEs will be one of the key components of the broader field (and exploding market) of the Internet of Things, a domain of interest to many large and small companies in Europe. COST is the ideal framework, as it allows very efficient cooperation among industries and academia.

Action IC298 
Participation in the broadband society - www.cost298.org

European scientists from telecommunication research departments, universities and operators together with independent consultants collaborate in cross-disciplinary groups to analyse the socio-economic dimensions of people’s relationships to information and communication technologies, with particular emphasis on broadband communications and digital terrestrial television.

Action IS0605
A Telecommunications Economics COST Network - Econ @ Tel - www.cost605.org 

Its main objective is the development of strategic research and of a training network linking researchers and key individuals, in order to enhance European competence in the field of telecommunications economy, support R&D initiatives, provide guidelines and recommendations to the European users (end users, enterprises, operators, regulators, policy makers, content providers), regarding the provision to citizens and enterprises of new broadband and wireless converging networks.