Archives of Europe's Information Society Newsroom Update - Daily Issue 19 November 2012
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Europe's Communications Networks, Content & Technology Newsroom Update
Europe's Communications Networks, Content & Technology Newsroom Update
Daily Issue - 19 November 2012

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PRESS RELEASE
Tech CEOs and leaders kickstart new EU cloud computing board

(19 November 2012) The Steering Board of the new European Cloud Partnership (ECP) met for the first time in Brussels today, kicking-off a process where public authorities and industry work together to help building the EU Digital Single Market for cloud computing pursuant to the European Cloud Computing Strategy. Specifically, the ECP aims at leveraging the public sector's buying power to shape the growing and maturing market for cloud computing services. Chaired by Toomas Hendrik Ilves, President of Estonia, the board brings together tech Chief Executive Officers and government representatives with responsibility for IT procurement. The board will deliver strategic advice to Vice President Kroes.

EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT
Cloud Standards Coordination

4 December 2012 - 5 December 2012 Cannes, France

The European Commission's Communication on Cloud computing identifies cutting through the jungle of standards as one of the key actions to foster mass adoption of cloud computing. The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) will coordinate with stakeholders and devise standards roadmaps in support of EU policy in areas such as security, interoperability, data portability and reversibility. ETSI therefore launches this Cloud Standards Coordination in collaboration with a series of prominent players.

EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT
Green ICT for Sustainable Consumption?

17 January 2013 - 18 January 2013 Vienna, Austria

This event aims to bring together high-level scientists and policy-makers to explore, discuss and address pressing questions on the potentials and challenges of Green ICT for enabling Sustainable Consumption. Smart metering and Cloud computing are among the many topics to be discussed.

EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT
8th Forum of the World Alliance of Cities against Poverty: Smart, safe and sustainable cities

20 February 2013 - 21 February 2013 Dublin, Ireland

In partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and UN Women, this Forum will address the global challenge of urban poverty and the role of technology in making cities Smart, Safe and Sustainable.

Audiovisual

Robots under the skin

1 November 2012

A team of scientists in Italy have been working on a unique robotic surgery system. They hope that one day robots could take over the work of surgeons in operation theatres.

A world without limits - virtual reality solutions to physical limitations

13 November 2012

New technologies are blurring the boundaries between the real and the virtual world. The brain can control a machine, and even perceive it as its own body. Can that improve our lives?

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BROCHURE
Eurobarometer survey: Building the Digital Single Market - Cross Border Demand for Content Services

19 November 2012

The objective of this survey is to gain a better understanding of the market for content distributed across borders in the European Union, including, in particular, the extent of use and interest in such content and the reason for the use and interest. The Eurobarometer Survey has been conducted among a representative sample of the general public across the EU.

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