The M-Eco consortium consists of leading research groups in the areas of text mining, information extraction, personalisation, and global stability and security, two national health organizations and a provider of speech recognition technology. Additional user institutions are participating in the project through the M-Eco Advisory Board. The includes representatives of the World Health Organiziation (WHO), European Center of Disease Control (ECDC), Health Protection Agency (HPA), Institut de Veille Sanitaire (INVS), and the Mekong Basin Disease Surveillance (MBDS).

Consortium Member

Coordinator: Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover (L3S Research Center)

The L3S Research Center is a joint research institute of several universities in Lower Saxony, Germany formally associated with Leibniz University Hannover (LUH). Work at L3S focuses on innovative and cutting-edge methods and technologies for Web Science, a key topic for the European Information Society, investigating the Future of Information and Communication in the age of the Web.

Aalborg University (AAU) emerged in 1974 with a profile very much its own. The key concept in both research and teaching is interdisciplinarity, and the study programmes are organised around problem-oriented group work.

The Intelligent Web and Information Systems (IWIS) group research is influenced by World Wide Web research. The IWIS group studies and contribute with methods, tools and techniques for intelligent information systems and web technologies in the context of a World Wide Web which features new situations where traditional methods for information access, information processing, information retrieval, and information presentation hit their limits.

BUT is the second largest technical university in the Czech Republic. It comprises 8 faculties with more than 20,000 students and 2,000 staff members. The Faculty of Information Technology (FIT) provides education in the Bachelor and Master Study programs in Computer Science and Engineering and the Doctoral study program in Information Technology.
FIT is involved in the international cooperation with more than 30 research and education centres in Europe (France, Germany, U.K., Switzerland, Turkey, etc.), USA, Russia, India and China. We have also a strong support from leading industrial companies involved in IT development (Siemens, IBM, XEROX, ScanSoft, etc.).

SAIL, Speech Artificial Intelligence Language Laboratories, is a leading global provider of speech recognition technology and was founded in 1999 in Vienna, Austria. Currently 20 employees and consultants work at SAIL. SAIL develops technologies to mine media and text including indexing of audio, video and text, speech recognition, transcriptions from multiple languages, named entity and topic detection and translation.

RKI. The Robert Koch Institute is the central federal institution in Germany responsible for disease control and prevention and is therefore the central federal reference institution for both applied and response orientated research as well as for the Public Health Sector

The Governmental Institute of Public Health of Lower Saxony (Niedersächsisches Landesgesundheitsamt, NLGA) is the main institute in the German federal state Lower Saxony for surveilling communicable and non-communicable diseases and providing political advice to the ministry of social affairs and health of Lower-Saxony.

JRC, the Joint Research Centre, is a Directorate General of the European Commission. The Institute for the Protection and Security of the Citizen (IPSC) is one of the seven JRC institutes. Its mission is to provide research results and to support EU policy-makers in their effort towards global security and towards protection of European citizens from accidents, deliberate attacks, fraud and illegal actions against EU policies.