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This page was published on 25/01/2007
Published: 25/01/2007

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Published: 25 January 2007  
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More reliable and intelligent software

Computer problems have played a major role in a number of air and rail catastrophes these past 20 years. Some high-tech space projects have also failed due to software glitches. And in our everyday lives, remote control in all its forms is becoming increasingly widespread. Today, designers are trying to rationalise software and related fields of application, with an aim to design more 'intelligent' products and systems, including trains, boilers and, more prosaically, household appliances.

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The European Commission supports research in the field of innovative software development, and notably the establishment of a network of resources and various skills in order to ensure the interoperability of existing systems. Software developers also hope that collaborations will enable European technology to maintain a strong position on an international scale, thus preserving jobs.

 

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Jan Hens
European Commission,
Information Society and Media DG,
Information and Communication Assistant,
Information and Communication Unit (S3),
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Email: jan.hens@ec.europa.eu

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