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5th Digital Pharma West - 29-31 July 2014, San Francisco, USA

Integrating customer centricity, digital innovation and risk balance in an evolved pharma business model through case studies, educational sessions and networking. Stay ahead of the curve with the largest, and only, event to truly capture the innovative and entrepreneurial spirit of the West Coast Life Sciences community.

TIPS workshop “From research to market - key factors on innovation” - 30 July 2014, Rome, Italy

The aim of the workshop is to present the TIPS findings on the exploitation approaches of EU-funded project and discuss the process “from research to innovation”. A number of case studies, namely recently completed EU-funded projects whose results have been exploited or their exploitation has been initiated, will also be highlighted.

ICEPR 2014 - 4th International Conference on Environmental Pollution and Remediation - 11-13 August 2014, Prague, Czech Republic

ICEPR is a series of international conferences which are held yearly. These conferences focus on all aspects of Environmental Science, Engineering, and Technology.The aim of ICEPR'14 is to bring together the Canadian and international community working in the field of environmental sciences, engineering, and technology, and to foster an environment conducive to present advances in this field.

HTFF 2014 - International Conference on Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow - 11-12 August 2014, Prague, Czech Republic

HTTF'14 is aimed to become one of the leading international annual conferences in the fields of Heat Transfer and Fluid Mechanics. This conference will provide excellent opportunities to the scientists, researchers, industrial engineers, and university students to present their research achievements and to develop new collaborations and partnerships with experts in the field.

ICNFA 2014 - 5th International Conference on Nanotechnology: Fundamentals and Applications - 11-13 August 2014, Prague, Czech Republic

ICNFA is a series of international conferences which are held yearly. These conferences focus on all aspects of Nanotechnology. This year, Prague, Czech Republic will host the fifth international conference. With the growing success of ICNFA, the fifth conference promises to continue increasing in popularity and interest.

MMME 2014 - International Conference on Mining, Material and Metallurgical Engineering - 11-12 August 2014, Prague, Czech Republic

MMME'14 is a comprehensive conference for sharing information, experiences, and advances in various theoretical and applied aspects of mining, material, and metallurgical engineering. We believe that the wide-ranging conferences such as MMME can have significant impacts by bringing together experts from the related different and often separated fields which help create unique opportunities for collaborations and shaping new ideas for experts and researchers.

MHCI 2014 - 2nd International Conference on Multimedia and Human-Computer Interaction - 14-15 August 2014, Prague, Czech Republic

The International Conference on Multimedia and Human-Computer Interaction (MHCI) is a specialized conference covering many different topics related to theories and applications of multimedia and human-computer interaction

ICBES 2014 - International Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Systems - 14-15 August 2014, Prague, Czech Republic

The International Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Systems (ICBES) is a specialized conference covering many different topics related to theories and applications of biomedical sciences and engineering.

MVML 2014 - International Conference on Machine Vision and Machine Learning - 14-15 August 2014, Prague, Czech Republic

The International Conference on Machine Vision and Machine Learning (MVML) is a specialized conference covering many different topics related to theories and applications of computer vision and machine learning

ICMEM 2014 - 3rd International Conference on Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics - 14-15 August 2014, Prague, Czech Republic

ICMEM is a comprehensive conference covering various topics of Mechanical Engineering (Fluid and Solid Mechanics), Robotics, Aerospace, and Mechatronics. We believe inclusive and wide-ranging conferences such as ICMEM can have significant impacts by bringing together experts from the different and often separated fields of Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics. By bringing together these fields, it helps create unique opportunities for collaborations and shaping new ideas for experts and researchers.

3rd International Conference Offshore Wind Power Substations 2014 - 20-22 August 2014, Bremen, Germany

Our industry leading event brings TSOs, wind park operators, electrical component suppliers and marine contractors together, to share experience with recent projects and evaluate best practices.

26th Annual International Society for Environmental Epidemiology Conference - 24-28 August 2014, Seattle, USA

Registration will begin in early 2014.

Geothermal Energy Workshop: Status and Future in the Peri-Adriatic Area - 25-27 August 2014, Veli Lošinj, Croatia

The purpose of the 2014 event is to discuss status, actual applications and future opportunities to develop and integrate geothermal direct uses in the broad Adriatic-Ionian area, in a cross-border workshop with cooperation and multidisciplinary perspective.

National and international relevant speakers will present keynote presentations. The workshop is open to all interested persons and wants to convene different interested people from Peri – Adriatic Area, such as universities and research institutions, public administrations, professional associations and freelances, private company operators, students.

International Create Challenge 2014 - Turn your idea into a startup! - 26 August - 16 September 2014, Martigny, Switzerland

The International Create Challenge is a free of charge, 3-week immersive super accelerator programme that gives entrepreneurs the opportunity to drive their projects to a Minimum Viable Product. It is a unique programme combining state-of-art technologies and cutting edge research, mentors-lead coaching, micro-seed investment and a star prize of more than CHF 100’000.- .

3rd International Conference Advances in Wind Turbine Towers 2014 - 26-28 August 2014, Bremen, Germany

Hear about the latest tower concepts for best cost efficiency and hub heights - Gain insight into current regulations and certification guidelines - Identify new aspects in tower assembly and foundation development - Learn about innovative load monitoring and tower measurement for facilitated maintenance - Discuss efficient material usage and transportable large scale tower concepts.

5th Nordic Biogas Conference - 27-29 August 2014, Reykjavik, Iceland

NBC is a biennial conference and the largest biogas event in the Nordic countries. NBC 2014 will cover small scale biogas systems, aquatic substrates, liquid biogas, landfill gas, LBG/CBG within road bound transportation as well as future biogas systems. In addition NBC 2014 offers an extensive exhibition, a poster session and a study tour.

Open Architecture Control Systems Summer School - 29 August - 2 September 2014, Międzyzdroje (Poland)

The iLOAD event will take place in Międzyzdroje, Poland, We would like to host all young researchers who are interested in control system issues and want to extend and share their knowledge and ideas. During our event there will be the possibility to become familiar with the latest trends in programming of National Instruments and ifm electronic equipment. An additional attraction will be a trip to Cargotec factory and visiting laboratories of the West Pomeranian University of Technology.

34th International Symposium on Halogenated Persistent Organic Pollutants – Dioxin 2014 - 31 August - 5 September 2014, Madrid, Spain

Dioxin 2014 will continue in the tradition of precedent Symposium Series as the leading international conference for scientists and regulators to present recent advances in all areas of halogenated persistent organic pollutants. The Symposium will offer a high quality scientific programme combining both traditional topics and emerging issues. The scientific programme will be completed by special satellite events and by exhibitors presenting latest equipment and services in the field of Halogenated Persistent Organic Pollutants.

Use of IB in Biosurfactants - 3 September 2014, Berlin, Germany

The BIO-TIC project has organised this workshop with the aim to identify technological, non-technological and market hurdles for the uptake of industrial biotechnology in bio-surfactants and develop recommendations and solutions to overcome the identified hurdles. Input from market, policy and technological experts is crucial to help us develop recommendations which best answer the needs of industry and further build on the roadmaps being developed as part of this project.

Biobased surfactants can be produced either from oils and fats via oleochemical production or from sugars, e.g. molasses by fermentation. Biobased surfactants can be used for a wide range of applications, the largest of which are currently detergents, followed by personal care products and industrial and institutional cleaners. The BIO-TIC project estimates that in 2030 the biobased surfactants market in Europe could have a market value of between 0.8 MEUR and 1.8 BEUR. The market value could be greater than this if the various hurdles to biosurfactants are addressed.

50th Congress of the European Societies of Toxicology - 7-10 September 2014, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

The Conference aim is to “Advance Science for Human and Environmental Health” and we have an exciting programme highlighting new and innovative science and current regulatory topics. There will be a mix of plenary and keynote lectures, symposia, workshops and a full continuing education programme. In addition, there will be interactive poster sessions and a dynamic trade exhibition. EUROTOX 2014 will be THE meeting place for toxicologists from around the world to come together to meet and discuss the key issues facing the discipline today.

Professor Heather M Wallace
President, EUROTOX 2014

Virtual Physiological Human Conference 2014 - 9-12 September 2014, Trondheim, Norway

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) is very pleased to host the 3rd VPH conference by the Virtual Physiological Human Institute. This biannual conference series grew out of the FP7 Virtual Physiological Human Network of Excellence. It has become one of the major instruments for maintaining the coherence and momentum of the highly multidisciplinary VPH community.

The members of the VPH community subscribe to the view that substantially improved healthcare can only be achieved through converged efforts of the life sciences, the mathematical sciences and engineering. On 14 January 2014 in Strasbourg, Members of the European Parliament specifically endorsed the work of the VPH Institute by recognising the role of the VPH initiative towards improving healthcare in their eHealth Action Plan 2012-2020. VPH2014 participants may thus enjoy the rare claim that they contribute to an initiative that has earned the support of the elected representatives of EU citizens and is directly supported in EU policy.

The Biocidal Products Regulations - 9-10 September 2014, Barcelona, Spain

This year Informa Life Sciences is delighted to announce the 21st annual conference of the Biocidal Products Regulation ( previously the BPD conference) will take place on the 9th -10th September 2014.

The conference will be held in Barcelona, Spain and we do hope that you are able to join. For 21 years we have run this event and have seen many changes, listened to informative presentations and researched with industry to develop a conference that interests, informs and allows industry to meet in one location to discuss one topic , that of the BPD BPR Guidance updates, regulatory insight and critical advice to ensure you remain compliant with the BPR.

1st International Conference on Engineering, Science & Technology Innovation (ICESTI 2014) - 10-13 September 2014, Kuta – Bali, Indonesia

ICESTI 2014 will provide a forum for accessing the most up-to-date and authoritative knowledge from both industrial and academic worlds, sharing best practice in the field of Engineering, Science, and Technology towards sustainable development.

The conference will provide an opportunity to highlight recent developments and to identify emerging and future areas of growth in these exciting fields. The first event of this conference series (ICESTI 2014) will be held in Bali, Indonesia, on 10-13 September 2014. ICESTI organizing committee are inviting submissions from scientists, academicians and industry practitioners worldwide.

International Progress in Biogas III Conference - 10-11 September 2014, Stuttgart, Germany

More than 80 experts on biogas from almost 30 countries representing all continents will discuss the achievements and developments on: - Domestic biogas plants, - Agricultural biogas plants, - Environment, methane-emissions, - Process control, modelling of the biogas process, - Innovative fermentation and digester construction methods, - Digestation application and management, - Biogas generation from industrial, communal and municipal bio-waste, - Flexibility of biogas production and use, - Process inhibition, - Technical economical and social cooperative structures of decentralized small scale biogas systems, - Pretreatment technologies, among others.

During the conference a practitioners forum, an Oral-Poster-Session with more than 20 speakers, posters sessions and an exhibition will take place. In the exhibition, companies and organizations will present their products, services and technical innovations to the international audience experts. We expect to have about 400 participants. Additionally, there will be the opportunity to take part in an agricultural or a research field trip.

Workshop on Interoperability and Open-Source Solutions for the Internet of Things - 18 September 2014, Split, Croatia

The Internet of Things (IoT) can be seen as the next evolutionary step in the Internet life-cycle, with already more than 10 billion connected devices in 2013. We are witnessing the emergence of open-source solutions targeting the IoT and cloud integration which can further drive innovation and provision of utility-driven IoT services.

This workshop aims at bringing together researchers and practitioners from industry, academia, and standardisation bodies, to showcase their practical work, exchange ideas and experiences, discuss novel solutions and future development. Workshop participants will also find common ground for collaboration in the area of interoperability for the Internet of Things.

The International Conference on Education Technologies and Computers (ICETC2014) - 22-24 September 2014, Lodz, Poland

The conference aims to enable researchers to build connections between different digital applications. The event will be held over three days, with presentations delivered by researchers from the international community, including presentations from keynote speakers and state-of-the-art lectures.

2nd Annual Congress of the European Society for Translational Medicine & Global Network Conference on Translational Medicine (EUSTM - 2014) - 22-25 September 2014, Vienna, Austria

EUSTM-2014 unites world leaders and experts from industry, academia, research institutions, service providers, SMEs, regulatory agencies, policy makers, and governments to discuss translational approaches and tools designed to accelerate research and develop novel diagnostics and therapeutics thereby reducing high cost budgets and attrition rates.

EUSTM Expert Panels will discuss and showcase the latest developments in specific areas of disease modeling, biomarkers, orphan/rare diseases, clinical epidemiology, novel diagnostics, public health, data management, omics applications and vaccine research.

Special Features: - Stakeholders & key Opinion Leaders (KOL) from over 40 countries - 100 Plus High Profile Speakers & Panelists - Panels discussions on current challenges and potential solutions in the industry & academia. - Networking opportunities with Global Translational Medicine Consortium (GTMC) members - Flexible options to showcase services and products - Promotional Mini Symposia/Workshops opportunities - Table Top Town© (Suitable for SMEs and low budget companies)

Key Topics and Themes: - Translational Research: Novel Findings & Updates in Pathophysiology & Therapeutics - Biomarkers & Novel Diagnostics - Omics Sciences Applications in Translational Research - New Horizons in Data Management - Disease Modelling & Clinical Epidemiology

M2M Innovation World Congress - 22-24 September 2014, Marseille, France

Focused on technologies and best practices, the conference will show where the real value of M2M is. - High level insights to rethink ecosystems, Big Data, platforms, connectivity, M2M security... - Lessons sharing of the most inspiring M2M implementations for Smart Grids, Smart Cities, Retail, Smart Home & Smart Devices.

NFC World Congress - 22-24 September 2014, Marseille, France

Now in its fourth edition, NFC World Congress will dedicate itself to advance innovation in the mobile proximity business, NFC-based or not. One strong focus of the conference will be on the services from verticals that will boost customer's adoption. Solutions providers across industries are becoming key drivers of the market, besides the technology providers and enablers. NFC World Congress invites all the mobile proximity stakeholders to share their insights and expertise showing successful services, innovation & business: from start-ups to leading IT/mobile players, including all the vertical implementers leveraging these new technologies.

The Third International Conference on Informatics Engineering and Information Science (ICIEIS2014) - 22-24 September 2014, Łódź, Poland

The event will be held over three days, with presentations delivered by researchers from the international community, including presentations from keynote speakers and state-of-the-art lectures. The conference aims to enable researchers to build connections between different digital applications.

Chip to Cloud Security Forum - 23-25 September 2014, Marseille, France

Chip-to-Cloud Security Forum provides an independent conference platform dedicated to advance end-to-end digital security. It covers all technical aspects of all assets protection of embedded, mobile, M2M and Cloud services and ecosystems. Its scope ranges from the foundations such as cryptography, hardware security mechanisms and embedded software security technologies, including end user verification by biometry, to the latest developments of security services delivered through the Cloud.

World e-ID Congress - 23-25 September 2014, Marseille, France

World e-ID Congress has become a key event gathering nearly 400 e-ID programs managers, government officials and technology experts. The 2014 conference will keep its focus on world's most inspiring projects and latest innovation helping the participants to succeed in their e-ID plans and stay ahead of e-ID services

ExpeER International Conference 2014 - 24-25 September 2014, Paris

The Earth's rapidly changing environment is putting critical ecosystem services at risk. There are many challenges involved in understanding global environmental changes, and in providing societies with the policy-relevant knowledge base to deal with them. These challenges will reach across many aspects of scientific endeavour.

In this context the Experimentation in Ecosystem Research conference will provide a platform for discussions on cutting-edge technological tools, large-scale integrative experimental design, technical constraints, data access and last but not least ecosystem modelling. The conference will attract speakers and delegates from around the world and will offer opportunities to reinforce global cooperation. Main topics Grand challenges: With the current set of Experimental Research infrastructures in ecosystem science, do we have the capacity to tackle the grand challenges of today and tomorrow? In vitro and in natura : How realistic are they, and how they can be better linked? Technologies: Which emerging technologies could enhance (or are needed for) the performance and services offered by our RIs? Data: Towards an e-infrastructure for ecosystem research - challenges and opportunities Modelling: How accurate is our capacity to forecast and upscale, and what is missing? How can we communicate uncertainty? How do we strike the right balance between modelling and experiments?

Natural Products & Biocontrol 2014 - 24-26 September 2014, Perpignan, France

The activity of biocontrol products depend on numerous biotic interactions implying secondary metabolisms. The Natural Products and Biocontrol Congress covers the whole research about the natural components involved in biocontrol processes.

The natural compounds involved in interactions are exogene to the plant (active components of a vegetal extract, microbial metabolite, pheromons) or endogene (produced by a plant in response of an elicitor). Therefore the Congress also covers the research in the vegetal response to elicitors and phytostimulus. It is opened to scientists, technicians, industrials whose research are centred on biocontrol and natural products. The main points of the event open conferences, scientific presentations (spoken or displayed), one to one , discussions.

2nd HIKARI Open Workshop - 24-25 September 2014, Brussels

The Consortium of the HIKARI project is organizing the 2nd HIKARI Open Workshop on the topic of High Speed Transport (HST). The Workshop will be kindly hosted at the premises of the European Commission.

HIKARI, or “light” in Japanese, a project funded by the EC, the METI (Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry) and other concerned Japanese authorities, aims at pursuing and bringing one step further cooperation between Europe and Japan in the field of high speed aviation.

CO2-based Chemicals Production using Industrial Biotechnology - 24 September 2014, Lyon, France

The BIO-TIC project has organised this workshop with the aim to identify technological, non-technological and market hurdles for the uptake of industrial biotechnology in CO2 based chemicals production and develop recommendations and solutions to overcome the identified hurdles. Input from market, policy and technological experts is crucial to help us develop recommendations which best answer the needs of industry and further build on the roadmaps.

CO2 is increasingly being considered by many as a commodity rather than a waste product. The largest current use for CO2 is currently in enhanced oil recovery. However, CO2 holds great potential as a feedstock for chemicals production using IB processes, especially in the EU where the research base is strong and where there is an abundance of CO2 available. CO2 is not part of the food chain so avoids any issues over food v fuel. However, public perception, and logistical and cost challenges in terms of CO2 transport and distribution could hamper the potential of CO2 to be used for chemicals and substantial R&D is needed to bring many opportunities to fruition.

CO2 Utilization: What are the bottlenecks and how can they be tackled through EU policy? - 26 September 2014, Lyon, France

SCOT (Smart CO2 Transformation) is a project to develop the Strategic European Research Agenda aimed at improving the technical and economic performance of emerging CO2 transformation technologies.

It gathers five regions which are strongly committed and already well advanced in this emerging area of CO2 utilization (Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands and UK) and it is the first ever European initiative in the field of CO2 utilization strategy. While we prepare our Joint Action Plan and the Strategic Research Agenda, we want to gather stakeholder views on what are the key policy bottlenecks and their potential solutions. Thus, you are invited to register for this event and engage in the discussion.

Leading Enabling Technologies for Societal Challenges - (LET's) - 29 September - 1 October 2014, Bologna, Italy

LET’S 2014 is an international Conference organised by the Italian EU Presidency, and supported by European Union Funding for Research and Innovation.

LET’S 2014 aims at discussing the role of the Key Enabling Technologies (Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials, Advanced Manufacturing, Processing and Biotechnology), in bridging the gap between research and innovation. More than 1000 delegates from all over the world will discuss how Europe can support the growth and the creation of new jobs and face Societal Challenges through new products, processes and services, creating opportunities for European actors.

European Biogas Association Conference - 30 September - 2 October 2014, Alkmaar region, The Netherlands

The biannual European Biogas Conference covers a broad range of topics related to biogas, from production to utilisation, with plenty of room for networking between representatives from research, industry and production. There will be an exhibition and a poster session.

Topics include European policy issues, biomethane, digestate use, sustainability of biogas and bioeconomy. With this event we strive to unite biogas experience and share latest information on policies, industry developments, innovation and legislation.

 

Sustainable September: The Event - 30 September 2014, London, UK

This all-day sustainability event is a TEDx-style conference, assembling 20 visionaries and thought leaders to discuss sustainability, solutions to unsustainability to create a blue and green tomorrow. An exploration of sustainability for interested parties, enlightened investors, financial professionals, corporate leaders, entrepreneurs and global thought leaders.

IMI 2 Open Info Day 2014 - 30 September 2014, Brussels

The Open Info Day will include an overview of IMI 2’s funding and intellectual property (IP) rules, tips on applying for funding under IMI 2, and workshops on the first IMI 2 Call topics.

In addition, there will be plenty of networking opportunities and IMI staff will be on hand to answer questions relating to the new Call topics and the IMI 2 application procedures.

For more information on the Open Info Day 2014 go to the IMI website.

 

3rd International Conference on Antimicrobial Research - ICAR2014 - 1-3 October 2014, Madrid

ICAR2014 will be a forum to communicate current research priorities and progress, and to identify new approaches and research opportunities in antimicrobial research.

Sustainable Places 2014 - 1-3 October 2014, Nice, France

Sustainable Places 2014 builds on the successful “ICT for Sustainable Places” conference held in Nice in September 2013. It will focus on energy efficiency at building, district and city levels. The event will be composed of: - the 2nd EC DG CONNECT workshop on eeBuilding Key Performance Indicators - the EuropIA.14 colloquia on Architecture and City Design - presentations & workshops on innovative business models, technologies, modeling and monitoring for sustainable buildings, districts and cities.

Sustainable Places 2014 will enable to access up-to-date information, assess outcomes from the most advanced research & innovation projects, discuss possible synergies, and envision possible standards evolution. It will be a key opportunity for delegates to meet and network with high quality keynote speakers (from CSTB, CEA, Arup, Intel and CalCon), as well as with architects, building designers, energy consultants, and urban planners.

 

Chemical Building Blocks – building sustainable foundations for biobased chemicals - 1 October 2014, Reims, France

This workshop aims to identify workable solutions to the major hurdles and concerns hampering the development of the biobased chemicals sector in the EU. We are especially interested in views on 3HPA, succinic acid, PDO, furfural, and isoprene as we consider these chemical building blocks to have the highest potential for deployment in the EU.Input from market, policy and technological experts within the area of chemical building blocks is crucial to allow us to develop recommendations which best answer the needs of industry.

Chemical building blocks provide routes to a wide range of different products and chemicals and, in turn, an astonishing range of different downstream uses. Industrial biotechnology offers the potential for developing biobased chemical building blocks that can have new or improved functionalities compared to those which can be produced from fossil fuels or traditional chemical routes. Despite this potential, significant hurdles to the production of biobased chemical building blocks using IB processes exist in the EU.

3rd GRF One Health Summit 2014 - 5-8 October 2014, Davos, Switzerland

The 3rd GRF One Health Summit will further develop and strengthen the One Health paradigm and its global movement. In particular this 3rd global gathering will focus on the added value of a global One Health approach and a stronger involvement of the private sector and policy.

The deadline for abstract submission is extended to 30 April 2014. Submit your abstract now on one of the conference topics.

 

The Third International Conference on Informatics & Applications (ICIA2014) - 6-8 October 2014, Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia

The main objective of this conference is to provide a medium for professionals, engineers, academicians, scientists, and researchers from across the world to present the results of their research activities in the field of Computer Science, Engineering and Information Technology. ICIA2014 provides opportunities for delegates to share their knowledge, ideas, innovations and problem solving techniques. Submitted papers will be reviewed by the technical programme committee of the conference.

India-EU workshop III Coastal zone management and impact on society - 6-9 October 2014, Kerala, India

Nansen Environmental Research Centre India (NERCI) is organising a workshop as part of the Indo-European Research Facilities for studies on marine ecosystems and climate in India (INDO-MARECLIM), Project of European Union FP-7, to discuss the current status of work on Coastal zone management and impact on society and to explore possibilities for collaboration in the future.

Broad topics of workshop • Oceanographic facets of Coastal zone management • Technological aspects in coastal zone • Socio-economic issues in the coastal zone • Coastal zone governance Enrolment limited to 35 participants.

International Conference on Information Security and Cyber Forensics (InfoSec 2014) - 6-8 October 2014, Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia

Research in data expertise initiatives will substantially aid in enhancing the quality of information expertise support supplied to the distinct localities and domains. Therefore this conference will present a scenario-planning workout directed to identify possible future information technologies that humanity may face.

The Third International Conference on Informatics & Applications (ICIA2014) - 8-10 October 2014, Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia

The main objective of this conference is to provide a medium for professionals, engineers, academicians, scientists, and researchers from over the world to present the results of their research activities in the field of Computer Science, Engineering and Information Technology.

 ICIA2014 provides opportunities for the delegates to share the knowledge, ideas, innovations and problem solving techniques. Submitted papers will be reviewed by the technical program committee of the conference.

Towards Inclusive Employment and Welfare Systems: Challenges for a Social Europe - 9-10 October 2014, Berlin

In October 2014, six FP7 research projects - COPE, FLOWS, IMPROVE, INSPIRES, LOCALISE and WILCO - are organizing a conference to explore current social trends in Europe as well as the effect of social investment or active inclusion-oriented policies - where they exist - on patterns of social inclusion and exclusion.

The Inclusive Europe Conference offers six thematic workshops intended as a platform for in-depth discussions and joint publication opportunities as well as for encouraging the development of joint perspectives.

ICT Proposers' Day 2014 - 9-10 October 2014, Florence, Italy

This event, organised by the European Commission, is specifically dedicated to networking and promoting research and innovation in the field of Information and Communication Technologies.

The event will focus on networking for the Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2015. It will offer an exceptional occasion to build quality partnerships as it will connect academia, research institutes, industrial stakeholders, SMEs and government actors from all over Europe. The event will be free of charge. Registration will open in mid-June.

Brokerage Event Energy Environment - 9 October 2014, Lille, France

A brokerage event on Energy and Environment is organised by J’innove network, the Regional council of the Nord-Pas de Calais with the support of Entreprise Europe Network and the Tandem Interreg project France-Wallonie-Vlaanderen.

The aim of this event is to connect the research and innovation stakeholders willing to participate at the Energy and Environment challenges of Horizon 2020 framework program. The participants will have the opportunity to meet and discuss about their project ideas. This event will allow you to make new contacts and find partners! The brokerage event is also an opportunity to meet European projects experts (research centres, funding opportunities and support for the project) during B2B meetings or in stands. The aim of bilateral meetings (B2B) is to give space to the participants for a discussion about opportunities for collaboration in the field of energy and environment.

24th Annual International Society of Exposure Science Conference - 12-16 October 2014, Cincinnati, USA

Our theme is Exposure Science Integration to Protect Ecological Systems, Human Well-Being, and Occupational Health. Our program will foster the integration of exposure science as applied to community, occupational, and ecological health as recommended by the NRC Exposure Science in the 21st Century. We plan to highlight the value that exposure science has brought to the protection of health and the environment and its growing importance in the face of such global threats of population pressure, climate change, nitrogen cycling, water and energy availability.

 

 

 

 

 

27th ECNP Congress of Applied and Translational Neuroscience - 18-21 October 2014, Berlin

The ECNP Congress is Europe's largest meeting on applied and translational neuroscience. Annually, it brings together between 4,000 and 7,000 psychiatrists, neuroscientists, neurologists and psychologists from around the world to discuss the latest developments in the science and treatment of disorders of the brain. Spanning the spectrum of human mood, behaviour, cognition and emotion - from basic research to clinical care - the ECNP Congress is Europe's premier showcase for new research, treatments and technologies in applied brain science.

New ways of delivering HE - MOOCs and technology-enhanced learning - 21 October 2014, London

This conference looks at the future for Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs) - and the increased use of technology-enhanced learning more widely in Higher Education. It comes as government pushes for the UK to become a world leader in online learning and also follows a Higher Education Academy review of flexible pedagogies, with the technology-enhanced learning strand published in January.

Sessions will focus on the development of MOOCs, including their potential for online learning and Transnational Education, as well as concerns around implementation and accreditation of modules and the possible threat they pose to traditional teaching. Other key themes are likely to include outcomes and recommendations from FutureLearn's BETA pilot courses running currently. Delegates will also discuss ways in which Higher Education is currently taught and the increased influence technology is having on this, for example the greater use of blended and e-learning. We are delighted that Dr Alison Le Cornu, Academic Lead, Flexible Learning, Higher Education Academy and Stephen Haggard, Author, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills Research Paper, The Maturing of the MOOC and Independent Consultant, Online Learning have agreed to deliver keynote addresses at this seminar, together with a senior speaker confirmed from HEFCE.

4th EASN Association International Workshop on Flight Physics and Aircraft Design - 27-29 October 2014, Aachen, Germany

The European Aeronautics Science Network (EASN) is delighted to announce that the 4th out of a series of annual specialized Workshops, this time in the fields of Flight Physics and Aircraft Design, will be held on October 27-29, 2014 in Aachen, Germany on the premises of RWTH Aachen University.

The Workshop will be co-chaired by Prof. Eike Stumpf and Prof. Wolfgang Schröder. In the frame of EASN Association’s knowledge and innovation dissemination activities, this three-day event primarily aims to offer its participants a forum to meet and present among relative audience, the latest advancements in the areas of Flight Physics and Aircraft Design, together with novel and innovative ideas for future research. The 4th EASN Workshop on Flight Physics and Aircraft Design is expected to be, like its predecessors, a major dissemination event for running research projects.

Smart Grids Congress - 27-28 October 2014, Madrid, Spain

The “Smart Grids Congress” is the main forum in Spain about Smart Grids. The congress covers a wide range of aspect related to the development of the Smart Grids, including energy efficiency, security, usability, etc. as well as the integration of new services such as: Electrical Vehicles, Smart Meters, Smart Buildings, etc., all from both a legal, technical and business perspective. The main content of the congress is based on a call for papers from which the technical board selects the papers to be presented in the congress. Additionally several Round Table discussions and Key Note speeches take place.

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?

European Utility Week 2014 - 4-6 November 2014, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

European Utility Week 2014, an essential 3 days for every smart utility professional! Never has the well worn saying "By the industry for the industry" been more applicable. Since the record-breaking 2013 edition, we have been in close consultation with existing and new stakeholders to bring you a completely re-engineered event programme, including new formats amongst tried and tested formulas with content for all levels dealing with the here and now and the challenges of the future. Innovation will be at the forefront of the 3 days with showcasing of projects and new solutions.

International Rare Disease Research Consortium Shenzhen Conference - 7-9 November 2014, Shenzhen, China

The second conference organized by IRDiRC in collaboration with the BGI is gathering stakeholders active in the field of rare disease from across the globe. This conference aims to raise awareness of the topic of rare diseases around the world and to foster international collaborations involving Chinese researchers and clinicians.

It will provide unmissable opportunity to network with different rare disease communities from Europe, North and South America, Africa, and Asia-Pacific. We hope this will encourage and motivate investment of research and social resources in the field of rare diseases, to ultimately improve the diagnosis, treatment, and care of patients and their families.

Advances in Cell Based Assays - 11-12 November 2014, London

Advances in Cell based Assays is the market leading event and comes at the perfect time to discuss key topics such as, phenotypic screening using cell based assays, application of 3D cultures, stem cells, label free technology as a way to innovate medicine plus much more.

The International Conference on Data Mining, Internet Computing, and Big Data (BigData2014) - 17-19 November 2014, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The event is part of The Third World Congress on Computing and Information Technology (WCIT). Emerging information technologies offer new ways for: improving methods, enabling automation and productive decision-making mechanisms and altering current ways of work. Research has tended to address a direct causal relationship between the emerging and potential information technologies and the future of humanity.

2nd Conference on Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Education Technologies (CSCEET2014) - 17-19 November 2014, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

CSCEET2014 provides a medium for professionals, engineers, academicians, scientists, and researchers from all over the world to present the results of their research activities in the field of Computer Science, Engineering and Information Technology.

CSCEET2014 provides opportunities for the delegates to share knowledge, ideas, innovations and problem solving techniques. Submitted papers will be reviewed by the technical programme committee of the conference.

The International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Pattern Recognition (AIPR2014) - 17-19 November 2014, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Pattern Recognition is an international, non-profit conference devoted to increase public understanding of artificial intelligence (AI) and pattern recognition. Some of the research topics includes data mining, emerging technologies and intelligent information systems. Visit our website to learn more.

The International Conference on Embedded, Pervasive and Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS2014) - 17-19 November 2014, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The event will be held over three days, with presentations delivered by researchers from the international community, including presentations from keynote speakers and state-of-the-art lectures.

Utilising academic research in policymaking: Horizon Scanning, trend analysis & policy effectiveness - 25 November 2014, London, UK

This timely seminar will focus on ways in which Government can utilise academic research and respond to developments in science and technology for effective, long-term policy development. It follows the Commons Science and Technology Committee's inquiry into Government Horizon Scanning, looking at possible improvements in Government's responses on regulation, funding and skills policy in the face of emerging scientific and technological breakthroughs such as graphene, 3D printing and wider advances in renewable energy, transportation systems and telecommunications.

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.

BioFIT (Fostering Innovation and Transfer) - 2-3 December 2014, Lille, France

BioFIT aims at stimulating and facilitating technology transfer and collaborative projects between academic institutions, pharma/biotech industry, together with other practitioners in the Life Sciences field.

BioFIT is an ideally configured event featuring: • Partnering with qualified and pre-screened one-to-one meetings • Conferences to explore hands-on approaches to tech transfer and Open Innovation • Presenting technologies, licensing opportunities

First announcement, save the date! Conference on Transport Safety: societal challenges, research solutions - 4-5 December 2014, Palazzo Ducale – Genoa, Italy

This Conference, convened by the Italian EU Presidency and the European Commission, will gather stakeholders, transport professionals and policy makers from the different transport modes, to assess the future needs for transport safety, and identify priorities for activities in Horizon 2020 and beyond.

The conference will address both the safety challenges specific to each mode, common issues and concerns that cut across them – notably human factors, automation and data management – taking into account societal challenges, policy requirements, technological developments and economic benefits.

This event is expected to provide useful input towards the definition of a shared European R&I agenda, with pointers to be taken into account in the preparation of next Horizon 2020 Work Programmes, with a view to ensure the proper deployment and implementation of safety solutions resulting from research activities.

 

Implementing the Science and Innovation Strategy - 29 January 2015, London, UK

The UK Government's Innovation Strategy is due to be released alongside the 2014 Autumn Statement. This timely conference will bring together key policymakers with stakeholders central to the strategy's implementation to discuss the likely impact of the proposals and the challenges for putting policy into practice.

At this early stage we expect topics for discussion to focus on priorities for public spending on science, efforts to boost private investment in R&D and further steps Government can take to support business and university collaboration to increase the commercialisation of UK research. Sessions will also include discussion on the the impact that Government's focus on 'eight great technologies' has had so far and the next steps for developing these technologies in the UK.

Smart, Green and Integrated Transport Information Day, save the date! - 2 February 2015, Brussels

To support the preparation of proposals, DG RTD's Transport Directorate of the is organising an Information Day on Monday 2 February 2015 from 9 AM untill 6 PM in the European Commission Charlemagne building, rue de la Loi 170, in Brussels.

The aim of the day is to inform potential participants in the next round of calls under the Smart, Green and Integrated Transport Challenge of the new Horizon 2020 Framework Programme and to offer opportunities for networking.

The sessions will deliver a brief presentation of the surface transport, the aviation and the cross-cutting topics of the Transport challenge Work Programme 2015.

Information will be given on the Evaluation Guidelines and on the legal and financial Rules for Participation covering all aspects from the submission of a proposal to the signature of a grant agreement.

The participants will have the opportunity to address specific technical questions related to the Work Programme 2015 to European Commission's project officers.

Smart Cities - Exhibition and Conference for South-East Europe - 11-13 March 2015, Sofia, Bulgaria

The object of the international ‘Smart Cities’ Exhibition and Conference is the sustainable urban development and it is focused on the South-East European market. Scope: energy management, smart grid and storage, intelligent buildings, lighting, ICT, e-mobility and smart transport, emergencies and security.

Save the Planet - Waste Management, Recycling, Environment - 11-13 March 2015, Sofia, Bulgaria

Keeping pace with the market trends and demand ‘Save the Planet’ encourages the waste and recycling technology transfer to South-East Europe. It will provide participants with a quick market entry and opportunity to meet face-to-face state and municipal representatives e.g. government officials, mayors, ecologists; branch associations; investors and entrepreneurs; executives from the sectors: waste management, recycling, ecology and related industry branches.

Scope: waste collection, transportation, waste treatment, landfill management and operations, waste-to-energy and recycling, services.

11th Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Forum and Exhibition for South-East Europe - 11-13 March 2015, Sofia, Bulgaria

The 2015 edition will promote the latest energy developments and encourage their large-scale implementation in South-East Europe as well as speed up foreign investment in the regional economy. It is a great networking place for the international and local industry players.

Scope: energy efficient solutions for heating, cooling, ventilation, lighting and other manufacturing sectors; bio-, hydro, solar, geothermal and wind energy, waste-to-energy, electric vehicles, etc.

27th DIA Annual EuroMeeting - 13-15 April 2015, Paris, France

The DIA's Annual EuroMeeting is global in scope and attracts well over 3,000 professionals from more than 50 countries. It brings together professionals from the biopharmaceutical industry, contract research and service organisations, academic research centres, regulatory agencies and health ministries as well as delegates from patient organisations. This convergence affords participants the opportunity to network with professional colleagues from around the world.

The Third International Conference on Technological Advances in Electrical, Electronics and Computer - 29 April - 1 May 2015, Beirut, Lebanon

The Third International Conference on Technological Advances in Electrical, Electronics and Computer Engineering (TAEECE2015) will be held over three days, with presentations delivered by researchers from the international community, including presentations from keynote speakers and state-of-the-art lectures.

 

Instruct Biennial Structural Biology Meeting 2015 - 20-22 May 2015, Florence, Italy

The second Instruct Biennial Structural Biology Meeting at Convitto Della Calza, Florence, Italy 20-22 May 2015 will showcase integrative structural biology and its impact on biological research. The program will include sessions that represent recent advances on structural biology toward cellular biology, emerging methods and technologies and results of biomedical importance.

Confirmed speakers are: Wah Chiu (Baylor), Patrick Cramer (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München), Marc Baldus (Utrecht University), Teresa Carlomagno (EMBL Heidelberg), Sriram Subramaniam (NIH), Edward Arnold (Rudger), Helena Käck (Astrazeneca) and Anne-Claude Gavin (EMBL). A session will focus on Instruct in the wider context of integrated European infrastructures. Eero Vuorio, Director of Biocenter Finland (BBMRI) and David Stuart (Instruct director, University of Oxford) have confirmed their participation to speak in this session. Young scientists who want to know where structural biology is and where it is going are especially encouraged to attend. Instruct a biomedical ESFRI projects has been offering access to structural biology infrastructure since 2012.