29 November 2013, Strasburg
The French and German National Contact Points (NCPs) and Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) Alsace, in collaboration with the Europe Alsace Network, will organise an EU Brokerage Event on Key Enabling Technologies (KETs) in Horizon 2020, with a focus on Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials, Advanced Manufacturing and Processing. Participants will have the opportunity to present their own project concepts and to meet representatives from companies/SMEs, universities and research organisations in order to exchange ideas during pre-arranged meetings. The aim is to pave the way for future co-operations and European projects including call topics for 2014 and 2015.
17-20 November 2013, Vienna, Austria
The International CARE Electronics Office is pleased to announce the Going Green – CARE INNOVATION 2014 conference and exhibition on Electronics and the Environment. It will take place in Schoenbrunn Palace Conference Centre Vienna (Austria), which is situated in the Apothecaries’ Wing of the famous building. This Symposium is the only platform for presenting the up-to-date progress on sustainable development and the development of eco-efficient electr(on)ic & automotive products. This year’s program will feature the latest in environmental design, clean manufacturing, resource efficiency, climate change, new eco-efficient technologies, collection, reverse logistics, refurbishment, carbon trading, re-use, recycling and policy making from leading experts in industry, academia, consulting, recyclers and public area around the globe. Leading companies and institutions in green electr(on)ics will present their innovative products, processes and services at the exhibition. All companies in the electr(on)ics, automotive, solar and PV, chemical and recycling industry, power suppliers, electricity generators and distributors, contract manufacturers, material and component suppliers, service and logistic companies, collective systems, academia, consulting and public authorities (local, regional, international) are invited to attend and contribute.
13 November 2013, Rome, Italy
COMPASS (Optimised CO-Modal PASSenger Transport for reducing carbon emissions) will held its final conference “ICT for co-modality: the way forward” in Rome on 13rd November 2013 for presenting its results and focusing on ICT solutions for co-modality.
COMPASS started in November 2011, and looked at the existing information available on passenger journeys in Europe, drawing extensively on work that has been undertaken in previous European-funded projects. Existing sources of information and data have been used to identify and describe the key trends in mobility patterns in the 21st century, based on current and future passenger needs. Existing sources of travel survey data have been exhaustively researched, with a particular focus on the role of ICT in data collection and management, and recommendations will be made on improving data collection in passenger transport to meet future needs. COMPASS is in the process of identifying ICT-based solutions that have the potential to improve co-modality in passenger transport and these potential solutions will be assessed through a number of case studies. The assessment of ICT solutions for improved co-modality is being based on a framework that emphasises the contribution of each solution to reduced carbon emissions. There will also be an investigation into how best to present solutions for improved co-modality to those stakeholders in transport operations and planning who will be responsible for their implementation, to ensure the best possible take-up of recommended solutions. Finally COMPASS will derive conclusions and recommendations for national and EU transport policy and actions. The final conference in Rome will present some of the project's key findings as well as present some of the most interesting solutions found, and will seek feed-back from the representatives of policy makers and other stakeholders as well as researchers and the transport industry.
6-8 November 2013, Zagreb, Croatia
The Future of Information Sciences (INFuture) is a series of biannual international conferences aimed at researchers and professionals from the broad field of information and communication sciences and related professions. The objective of the conference is to provide a platform for discussing both theoretical and practical issues in information organization and information integration.
Under the high auspices of the President of the Republic of Croatia, Professor Ivo Josipović, Ph.D.
INFuture2013: Information Governance : Deadline for papers: 1 September 2013. We also invite EU projects to organise a workshop or dissemination project results, relevant to the indicated topics, through the INFuture2013 conference. INFuture publication is indexed by EBSCO.
5 November 2013, Vilnius, Lithuania
The OpenChina-ICT project, supported by the European Commission (DG CONNECT) through its FP7 research-funding programme, aims at significantly contributing to the facilitation of ICT related research cooperation between Europe and China. The project will organise its Final Conference on strengthening cooperation in ICT research between Europe and China. This event will be held on November 5, 2013 at the Radisson Blu Hotel Lietuva in Vilnius, Lithuania, the day before the launch of ICT 2013, representing the major European event dedicated to ICT research and innovation and organised by the European Commission from November 6-8, 2013. The conference objective is to (i) bring together policy and research stakeholders from Europe and China, (ii) present the final project outcomes, (iii) evaluate new ways to promote scientific cooperation in ICT research and (iv) provide recommendations towards more effective funding and more fruitful cooperation programs between the two regions in the framework of the new research funding programme Horizon 2020. Registration is free of charge but compulsory due to room capacity constraints, register in advance on the following page: http://store.sigma-orionis.com/login?conferenceid=73. For complementary information, please contact us: info@openchina-ict or visit the project website: http://openchina-ict.eu.