The technology developed in MICO will be evaluated in 2 complementary use cases: crowdsourcing media annotations, and a video sharing platform. On the one hand, these use cases provide real-world needs and requirements which will drive the research and development activities, and serve as a means to validate the benefit of the technology to intermediaries like the platform providers as well as to end users. On the other hand, they serve as showcases and thus play an important role for the dissemination and exploitation of the project results (with a focus on the scientific and research community for Zooniverse, and a huge selection of potential industry users in the case of InSideOut10 and Zaizi).
Both use cases are structured in a similar way to ensure a smooth collaboration between use cases and technical work packages. Below, we briefly describe each of the use cases, which technologies will be used, and how their demands confirm the need to address the technical MICO goals. A more elaborate description of the use case requirements and the process to address and validate them will be developed in the course of the project.