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VOX project - call center

This project aims at developing two systems, in automotive and call-center
scenarios. This page is related to the call-center branch, in which the development of a dialogue system for telephone applications will be addressed. Preliminaries were:
 
date description
2/3/1998 Meeting at IRST to specify natural dialog characteristics. A first VOX report (Word document) was produced (11/3/98). An IRST reply (postscript) was prepared and sent (24/3/1998).
6/4/1998 Meeting at IRST for the refinement of the proposal. A first gantt (Word document) was defined.
12/5/1998 They informally accept the proposal. (625.000.000 lit + IVA, concerning DITELO and SHINE - fifty fifty? - 18 months duration). The amount for this year - 6 months - can be considered 1/6 of the total, i.e about 104.000.000 lit + IVA.
29/5/1998 Detailed preparation of a proposal and a contract. A copy of the technical details are here (Word document).
9/7/1998 After an IRST meeting (12/6/1998) some contact was carried out in order to define legal aspects. Another part of the contract is here (Word document).
12/8/1998 The contract has been signed.
Financial aspects: For the call-center part, Atlantis-Vox has to pay ITC-irst a total amount of 375,000,000 Lit (312,500,000 +IVA 20%), divided into 3 tranches:
 
percentage 
amount (IVA included)
scheduled date
facturation date
paid date
25%
 93,750,000
sep 1, 1998
sep 12, 1998
nov 4, 1998
40%
150,000,000
jun 1, 1999
 jun 7, 1999
 mar 22, 2001
35%
131,250,000
mar 1, 2000
jul 3, 2001
sep, 2001??
Data for the ITC-irst project management are here. Important dates:
 
date description
1/9/1998 Start date of the project (and first meeting in Alceo, Venice).
6/10/1998 Kick off meeting at Irst.
30/11/1998 First deliverable done (tgz archive for software definition, containing documents written in word, in postscript, in html; word document for hardware and task definition). A textual version of the main part of the documents are here, for software and hardware + task.
1/2/1999 Sent the application builder (tgz archive). The readme file is here.
12/2/1999 Sent a preliminary version of spinet (about 4 Mbyte compressed and encrypted, password "coccodrillo") via ftp (it is the file ~gretter/succursale/fuori/vox/spinet.zip).
8/3/1999 Sent the first version of the dialogue engine (about 300 kbyte compressed and encrypted, password "coccodrillo") via ftp (a copy in ~gretter/Succursale/support_for_dialogue/ftp).
21/4/1999 After some trial in the past days, the dialogue engine is working as a DLL under Delphi (pascal) (a copy can be found in ~gretter/Succursale/support_for_dialogue/ftp2 and ftp3).
11/5/1999 Sent a version of spinet with a ocx interface.
12/7/1999 no news from Fabrizio, who had a moto accident in may.
11/8/1999 sent an official CD to vox-alceo containing application builder, spinet/ocx, dialogue engine, telephonic units, wavesource and sepd (a total of 16.237880 megabyte). a CD copy is here, tgz file in  ~/succursale/fuori/vox/agosto99/vox.tgz. 
Another copy is in /queen0/ssi/gretter/support_for_dialogue/agosto99/vox.
9/2/2000 Sent a fax asking for payment
??/9/2000 a couple of Vox guys came in ITCirst to acquire information about the project.
10/3/2001 meeting with Saras Lab Srl
22/3/2001 payment received!!!!

Reports:

1/9/1998 technical meeting at Alceo (Report1.txt)
8/9/1998 technical meeting at Irst (Report2.txt)
6/10/1998 kick-off meeting at Irst (Report3.txt) (follows a Memo3.txt)
21/10/1998 technical meeting at Alceo (Report4.txt)
11/11/1998 technical meeting at Irst (Report5.txt)
29/4/1999 technical meeting at Irst (Report6.txt)
6/10/1999 memo for tomorrow's meeting (Memo6.txt)
15/2/2000 actual situation (Memo7.txt)
13/3/2000 actual situation again ... (Memo8.txt)

 

Last update 12/7/1999 - Maintainer Roberto Gretter