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IGNITE: The Interoperability Standard Verification Initiative For Localisation. International Localisation Standards Convention Dublin, November 18 2003. What’s This All About?. Using European Commission funding (OPM) to help us to do things we want to do anyway

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Ignite the interoperability standard verification initiative for localisation

IGNITE: The Interoperability Standard Verification Initiative For Localisation

International Localisation Standards Convention

Dublin, November 18 2003


What s this all about
What’s This All About? Initiative For Localisation

  • Using European Commission funding (OPM) to help us to do things we want to do anyway

  • Stimulating the take-up and use of existing and emerging localisation standards

  • Facilitating better, cheaper, faster localisation of digital content


Econtent programme funding
eContent Programme Funding Initiative For Localisation

  • The eContent Programme

    • => Stimulate the development and use of of European digital content

  • Funding up to 50% of total project cost

  • Project cost cap of €2.5 million

  • 3-8 partners

  • 30 months project duration


Ignite objectives 1
IGNITE: Objectives #1 Initiative For Localisation

  • Provide a verification and validation platform to assess the interoperability of tools and services that support localisation standards

  • Why?

    • => Interoperability verification is absolutely essential to ensure quality and general acceptance and implementation of standards


Ignite objectives 2
IGNITE: Objectives #2 Initiative For Localisation

  • Set up a framework of working models of L10N services

  • Why?

    • => To verify overall web services approach, and as resources for dissemination and awareness activities


Ignite objectives 3
IGNITE: Objectives #3 Initiative For Localisation

  • To develop and implement a programme of dissemination and awareness activities including seminars, workshops, and conferences

  • Why?

    • => To expand and encourage best practice by exploiting project knowledge, skills and resources


Ignite benefits
IGNITE: Benefits Initiative For Localisation

  • Better standards

  • Wider use of standards

  • Better services

  • More business opportunities


Ignite critical success factors
IGNITE: Critical Success Factors Initiative For Localisation

  • Support and participation of standards bodies

  • The involvement of a critical mass of localisation and digital content product and service providers


Ignite project positioning
IGNITE: Project Positioning Initiative For Localisation

  • Strengthening the linguistic infrastructure

  • Keywords

    • => Less widely spoken and candidate country languages

    • => Language coverage

    • => Pooling together language resources

    • => Provide convenient access and a market place for access to language resources


Ignite proposal milestones
IGNITE Proposal: Milestones Initiative For Localisation

  • Call for proposals likely December ‘03

  • Information days Jan-Feb ‘04

  • Deadline for proposal March-April ‘04


Arax contribution
Arax contribution Initiative For Localisation

  • Develop outline project proposal

  • Attend EC info day(s) to pitch and get feedback

  • Proposal writing and submission to the EC

  • Administrative management and dissemination tasks if project gets funded


Discussion
Discussion Initiative For Localisation

  • Does it make sense?

  • Do you support it?

  • Do you want participate in the project?

  • How would you like to contribute?

  • Next steps


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