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26/11/2014
Robot companions integrated with intelligent environments can facilitate independent living of the elderly at home. Using the robotic home assistant Care-O-bot 3, the EU-funded ACCOMPANY project develops new solutions for providing services in a motivating and socially acceptable manner. Read more
26/11/2014
The Community of Practice for better self- and co-regulation gathered this Monday 24 November for its third plenary meeting at the premises of the European Economic and Social Committee. The meeting was chaired by Robert Madelin, Director General of DG CONNECT of the European Commission. Read more
26/11/2014
The technical specifications are identified through public consultations. The consultations are based on the advice provided by the European Multi Stakeholdes Platform on ICT standardisation, an advisory expert group on all matters related to ICT standardisation. Read more
From 14/10/2014 to 31/01/2015
The EU supports an effective and coherent standardisation framework, which ensures that high quality standards are developed in a timely manner. In this context, the European Commission is launching on a periodic basis consultations on general standardisation isues. Read more
26/11/2014
Many scientists point out that the goal of social sciences is not simply to understand how people behave in large groups, but to understand what motivates individuals to behave the way they do. Could this fundamental insight be transformed in a step forward towards the solution of important societal challenges like traffic congestion or the sustainability a fully electrified transportation system? Among others, those are the questions that DATASIM project tried to address. Read more
From 26/11/2014 to 27/11/2014
JW Marriot Cannes, France
Starting in 2001, the European Nanoelectronics Forum (ENF) has managed to become an important annual meeting place of the Nanoelectronics stakeholders, from industry to academics and policy makers. This year's ENF was held in Cannes. Read more
25/11/2014
In May 2014, FET launched a consultation to identify promising and potentially game-changing directions for future research in any technological domain. Nearly 500 contributions have been received, suggesting new topics, or further refining previously identified topics. Regarding the formulation of new FET proactive calls, we are gradually converging on a range of topics for which FET may provide funding under its Proactive scheme. Read more
25/11/2014
With 85 delegates from 29 African and European countries involved in vivid panel discussions, networking sessions and demonstrations the "e-Infrastructures for Africa: Gateways to the Future" conference held in Brussels on 29 October 2014 has been considered a big success in the context of EU-Africa international cooperation. Earlier this year the African Union made e-infrastructures one of its top priorities. Read more
25/11/2014
EU-funded researchers recently sought to harness the popularity and teaching potential of computer games to help children think about and handle conflict. The new games can be used by school teachers all over Europe. Read more
25/11/2014
Excellence today is about more than ground-breaking discoveries – it includes openness, responsibility and the co-production of knowledge. ICT's pervasiveness calls for specific attention by ICT enterprises to Responsible Research and Innovation. Read more

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