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International Conference on Traffic and Transport Engineering (ICTTE 2014)
27-28 November 2014, Belgrade
ICTTE Belgrade 2014 will be held on 27-28th November 2014 in Belgrade (Serbia) and will be co-hosted by the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Transport and Traffic Engineering.
ICTTE Belgrade 2014 will gather researchers, scientists and engineers whose fields of interest are traffic and transport engineering, and should provide them a good platform for discussion, interactions and exchange of information.
Bio-based Plastics – How do we Grow the EU Industry?
1 December 2014, Brussels
This workshop aims to identify workable solutions to the major hurdles hampering the development of the bio-based plastics sector in the EU. We are especially interested in PLA and PHA as we consider these bio-based plastics as having the highest potential for deployment in the EU. Input from market, policy and technological experts within the area of bioplastics is crucial to allow us to develop recommendations which best answer the needs of industry.
Today, bio-based plastics have an established market, demonstrating rapid growth both in Europe and globally. While Europe is currently the largest producer and user of bio-based plastics, this situation is expected to change in the future with production increasingly being based in countries where feedstocks are cheaper and where production costs are lower. Even with increasing fossil fuel prices expected to make bio-based plastics more competitive compared to fossil-derived plastics, ensuring the cost-competitiveness of EU bio-based plastics production compared to other regions globally is expected to become an increasingly difficult challenge.
Renaturing Cities: Systemic Urban Governance for Social Cohesion
1-2 December 2014, Milan, Italy
The EU Conference on "Renaturing Cities: Systemic Urban Governance for Social Cohesion", under the auspices of the Italian Presidency of the Council of the EU aims to to inspire Research and Innovation policies on sustainable urban development by bringing together scientists, policy makers, the business sector and representatives of the civil society.
The conference will focus on multilevel governance for urban and peri-urban areas and highlight the relation between supranational, national and sub-national scales, as well as the interplay of actors within these scales. Therefore, new instruments of urban governance based on a strong public-private partnership will be explored in order to facilitate the interplay between policy-making, market-driven actions and grassroots initiatives.
International Year of Family Farming: lessons learnt and post-2014 priorities
2 December 2014, Brussels
Cirad, a French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development, organises once per year an after work meeting bringing together EU officials, researchers and other stakeholders to share views and reflect on agricultural research and global challenges.
The 2014 edition is dedicated to "The International Year of Family Farming: lessons learnt and post-2014 priorities".
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Smart Enforcement: How to Target Environmental Law Enforcement Efforts in Times of Crisis
3 November 2014, Brussels
On 3 November 2014 the EFFACE project on environmental crime will hold a conference in Brussels on "Smart Enforcement: How to Target Environmental Law Enforcement Efforts in Times of Crisis". The half day event will be divided in two sessions:
· The Theoretical and Empirical Case for Smart Enforcement
· How to Make Enforcement against Environmental Crime Smarter – Practical Perspectives
Speakers at the conference will include European Union officials, senior university researchers and legal experts in the field of environmental crime. For more information about the event and about the EFFACE project please visit: http://www.amiando.com/EFFACE-2014.html and http://efface.eu/.
Keystone Symposia: Cell Death Signaling in Cancer and the Immune System
28 October - 1 November 2014, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Cellular decisions to live or die are fundamental to development and adult homeostasis, playing roles in a wide variety of physiological and pathological processes. These include cancer, degenerative disease, innate and adaptive immunity, ischemia-reperfusion injury, and infectious disease. As the study of cell death moves beyond the central mechanisms of apoptosis to wider issues of regulation and other forms of cell death, this vibrant area of research widens its influence and importance for human health and disease.
We strongly encourage students and postdoctoral fellows submit an abstract and apply for Scholarship and Underrepresented Trainee Scholarship opportunities. Please visit our website for eligibility and application criteria. Submitting an abstract enables maximum participation in the meeting through presentation in a poster session. Abstracts submitted by the deadline also afford consideration for short talk presentation in either a plenary session or a workshop.
8th Alpine Meeting: Current & Future challenges of oncology drug development
29-31 October 2014, Buchen/Innsbruck, Austria
Scientific meeting between experts from academia, regulatory authorities and pharmaceutical industry to discuss the latest challenges in oncology drug development. Topics to be covered: Biomarkers for Immunotherapies; Impact on genomic instability for future anti-cancer drug development; Adaptive Licensing; Breakthrough Therapies; Improving oncology drug development for children and adolescents; Cross over in registration studies; Progression-free survival.
Standards - Your Innovation Bridge
30 October 2014, Brussels
This European conference will offer participants the opportunity to engage with leading experts on innovation and standardization issues, to discuss, challenge and learn how standardization can enhance the impact of innovation in Europe.
The conference will address: - How do standards support innovation and competitiveness? - How can standardization facilitate the dissemination of knowledge? - How can standards bridge the gap between innovation and the market? - How can standardization contribute to the success of Horizon2020?
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