The inability to discover the conversations that matter, to understand how others are feeling, to recognise a friend in need, to share the joy of someone happy, or to see how certain things should be done, are common limitations of social networks.All these require people to be able to see and hear each other.
Vconect targets this space by aiming to develop capabilities that will allow ad-hoc groups of people to enjoy real-time high-quality audio-video communication.
Vconect will bring intelligent, high quality video communications to social network experiences. Thus, it will make social networks as flexible and as engaging as chatting to friends at a family party: it will allow us to see what’s really happening, to know who’s hurting and who’s laughing. It will allow us to see the real drama, let us be part of the most rowdy crowds or talk quietly to a lonely friend. It will strengthen communities and change the way we live.
Vconect is a Project within the Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP7) and receives funding from the European Commission. The project runs for three years and will finish in November 2014.