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NET-EUCEN: enlarging the network of stakeholders for the definition of innovative user-centered services

T 008, 28/09/2010 (11:00-12:30)

The NET-EUCEN project is setting up a network of stakeholders to define innovative user-centered services.

The NET-EUCEN project will create and manage a working network of stakeholders in the governance and policy-modelling domains. The network will include all the European countries and participants will have relevant knowledge of achieving significant on-line services and e-inclusion policies. It covers the entire service supply chain for users (S4U). Starting with 23 organisations, the network’s objectives include sharing common practices and working methods, and assessing innovative application scenarios and fostering their set-up all over Europe. This session aims to consolidate the S4U network procedures among participants who will include organisations that could join the network as well as software developers interested in new technologies for S4U.

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Coordinator: Francesco NIGLIA (INNOVA SpA, ICT-UNIT, Italy)

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Francesco NIGLIA, 21/07/2010 13:07

Our idea is to involve users and associations to discuss about the effectiveness of communications within the network and the procedures for optimise their involvement.

We're moving on a self-customised participation for each organisation. What do you think about?


Miguel SOUSA, 02/08/2010 16:15

I’m very interested in joining this networking session which is relevant for innovative user centered services. Also, during this session Net-Share project ( will present a Good Practices Handbook with real case studies of European SMEs. I will be there.


Alexandru STAN, 13/08/2010 19:36

This seems like a very good idea Francesco - more interaction between the two parties is needed when developing truly innovative services.


Arnon STURM, 20/09/2010 15:40

User centric services can be of various kinds. I wonder whether allowing users to specify the requirements for a complex operation, yet abstracting programming, is of interest of the network?


Francesco NIGLIA, 21/09/2010 20:01

@ Arnon. Yes, the idea is that we shall develop services that are pushed by users and supported by technology. It remains clear that: 1) the developers have a mandatory role of checking the feasibility and 2) the providers have to perform their economic analysis.

coming back to your question, the network is interested in such users, if you belong to them and/or could act as liaison bridge between us and them, it would be a very interesting co-operation.


Arne BERRE, 23/09/2010 12:02

This is an important area. The FP7 project NEFFICS,, is providing a platform for open innovation that could be applied and extended in this context.


Michael SCHEMBRI, 23/09/2010 12:03

We plan to attend since we are looking for partners for our clients


Charalampos MANTAKAS, 27/09/2010 13:13

Broadcasting media internet: A strategy for the exploitation of the interleaved spectrum by the creation of new infrastructures (local IP wireless backbones in UHF) serving User Centic Services

Comm 2007/700 presents the European strategy concerning UHF spectrum. However several inaccuracies and errors are contained in it like (page 3): the locally unused spectrum (interleaved) is introduced as a “new product” due to DSO, even more as “important” complement to the digital dividend, or it is considered as identical to the term “white space spectrum” introduced recently in USA by the White Space Coalition

• The interleaved spectrum (channels) is the result, of any National Coverage Implementation and not a result of the DSO neither “important” complement to the spectrum dividend. It is the opposite

• The term “white space spectrum” is not identical to the European term “Interleaved TV channels” neither the European DSO is (not at all) identical to the American DSO

Our strategy for Europe targeting to new innovative infrastructures (user centric Platforms) avoids the irreversible loss for the European innovationof of such an important spectrum that will result if full duplex cognitive devices will be adopted


Trond KNUDSEN, 28/09/2010 09:52

I'm looking forward to be updated, and is also pointing to a new support measure of the Research Council of Norway, Public Sector Managed Innovation Projects, that allows agencies and others in the Norwegian public sector to team up with researchers, providers and other stakeholder partners nationally and internationally. More is coming on where a call will be annonced in a few weeks.


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