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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.

European Society for Translational Medicine & Global Network Conference on Translational Medicine - 22-25 September 2014, Vienna, Austria

The 2nd Annual Congress of the European Society for Translational Medicine & Global Network Conference on Translational Medicine (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.

Moreover, EUSTM Expert Panels will discuss and showcase 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: • High Profile Speakers and Panelists including FDA, EMA & NASA • Global Stakeholders and Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs) • Scientific Sessions • Panel Discussions • Featured Symposium - Bexsero (Novartis Vaccines) • New Horizon in Translational Medicine (NHTM) Journal Inauguration Ceremony • Posters Session

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.

Big Data in Pharma - 23 September 2014, London, UK

The volume of data is exploding, and that is challenging drug makers' ability to transform big data into additional revenue. But companies who can exploit big data and analytics will have the potential to improve their productivity and efficiency, especially in the discovery, research and development of new products, experts say. McKinsey has predicted big data could reduce research and development costs for pharmaceutical makers by $40 billion to $70 billion. They anticipate that data will form the cornerstone of future value-based assessment and also be used for gaining market access, and enhance competitiveness.

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?

FP7 project COEURE opening conference - 24 September 2014, Brussels

On September 24, the COEURE Coordination Action will hold its Opening Conference in Brussels at Diamant Conference Center.

The COoperation on EUropean Research in Economics Coordination Action is intended to bring together the key stakeholders in the European economic research space – scientists, users of research in the policy community or the private sector, and funders of research – in a process of stocktaking, consultation and evaluation in order to propose an Agenda for Research Funding for Economics in Europe. COEURE is financed under the 7th Framework Programme.

The main objectives of COEURE are to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the European research in economics and to map the frontiers of economic research, assessing the European contribution to these frontiers and evaluating its potential to contribute to the policy issues on the European 2020 Agenda.

This conference’s objective is to mobilize the community of researchers in economics, decision makers on economic affairs and managers of economic research around COEURE.

For further information and registration, please contact Eunate Mayor, Scientific Communication Policy Adviser of the COEURE project. Email: eunate.mayor@tse-fr.eu

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.

ACDC – the Advanced Cyber Defence Centre –participates in Internet Security Days 2014 - 24-25 September 2014, Brühl, Germany

ACDC is an important initiative for the cyber security strategy for the EU. The project offers a complete range of services to enhance cyber security that will go from the recognition of "malware" to prevention across networks, fixed and mobile devices.

Within the ISD2014, ACDC will present its results and will launch the online ACDC community portal for all companies joining ACDC. You are invited to join for a full update of the project results and a practical session to interact with the ACDC portal.

TECHITALY 2014 - 25 September 2014, European Parliament, Brussels

Horizon 2020: Transforming Global Challenges into Opportunities for Growth

Growth and Jobs have to become the new mottos of the EU. In line with the priorities of, and in the framework of the Italian Presidency of the Council of the EU, TECHITALY 2014 offers a unique opportunity to mobilise public and private sectors to transform global challenges into economic opportunities.


Experts will discuss, during three different roundtables, on the most advanced approaches to three selected topics (cyber security, healthy ageing, raw materials) of high impact for European society and industry. Special attention will be paid to innovation processes, leading edge technologies and, where necessary, on requests of new legislative frameworks. 

 

 

European Researchers' Night 2014 - 26 September 2014, All across Europe!

European Researchers' Nights are events dedicated to popular science and fun learning. They are an opportunity to meet researchers, talk to them, and to find out what they really do for society, in interactive and engaging ways. This can be through hands-on experiments, science shows, learning activities for children, guided visits of research labs, science quizzes and more.

They take place every year simultaneously in several hundred cities all over Europe and beyond.

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.

Sharing experience to better implement the HR strategy for researchers - Mutual Learning Seminars - 9 October 2014, Brussels, Belgium

The European Commission is committed to increasing the attractiveness of research careers in Europe and to improving employment and working conditions for researchers. Further work is necessary to implement a sound Human Resources Strategy for Researchers (HRS4R), based upon the uptake of the Charter and Code concept. HR managers from research institutions and funding organisations will come together to share their experiences and best practices when implementing the HRS4R in their institutions for the benefit of the researchers. Participants will also share creative and innovative, and yet feasible, ideas on the key elements needed to improve the current HRS4R implementation procedure.

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.

RAILCON ’14 - 9-10 October 2014, Nis, Serbia

RAILCON ’14 is an opportunity for researchers, scientists, experts, managers, political representatives, customers, suppliers and others to meet and exchange with each other opinions regarding the development of railways.

The topics that will be considered during the Conference include rolling stock, traffic, infrastructure, maintenance, informatics, economics, politics and other aspects related to Railway. Considering the interdisciplinary character of Railway techniques we expect participation of experts of different profiles. During the Conference RAILCON ’14 a specialized exhibition and marketing presentations will be organized for potential exhibitors that want to present their products and plans to the Conference participants. Railway development involves accurate and fast transport of goods and passengers which is environmentally friendly, energy-efficient and cost-effective. This Conference should promote the railway which provides an effective and sustainable mobility.

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.

IIR s 10th Annual Bioassays and Bioanalytical Method Development Conference - 20-22 October 2014, Boston, USA

The 10th Annual Bioassays and Bioanalytical Method Development conference is designed to bring together research — from discovery to clinical — and regulatory scientists from across the biopharmaceutical industry to discuss their achievements, challenges.

Merging technology, scientific approaches and regulatory strategies for optimal characterization of effective therapeutics.

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.

Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) Info Day - Registrations are now open! - 21 October 2014, Brussels

An Information Day on the Research PPPs on Factories of the Future, Energy-efficient Buildings, Green Vehicles and Sustainable Process Industry will take place on 21 October 2014 in Brussels. The aim of the event is to give the research community an overview of ongoing activities, and to support the preparation of proposals for the 2015 calls. The info day will also offer plenty of opportunities for networking.

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.

ITHEC 2014 - 2nd International Conference and Exhibition on Thermoplastic Composites - 27-28 October 2014, Bremen, Germany

With sessions on Automotives, Aero Structures and Wind Energy / Offshore Applications and Manufacturing Technologies, ITHEC 2012 promoted structural thermoplastic lightweight structures enabling an economic high-volume production for a wide range of applications. In addition to these topics, the upcoming event ITHEC 2014 will have a special focus on hybrid materials and technologies.

MESSE BREMEN and the Faserinstitut Bremen e.V., (FIBRE) successfully launched ITHEC in October 2012. 280 highly satisfied participants (70% from industry) and 27 exhibitors, including the technological leaders, gathered in Bremen for this kick-off event on a promising class of composites.

 

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.

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?

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.

Geo-T Expo - 11-13 November 2014, Essen/ Germany

GEO-T Expo 2014 is the place to benefit at the right time from the boom in geothermal energy.

Here you can meet decision-makers, customers, business partners from around the world. The wide range of exhibitors – covering all aspects from exploration, through drilling equipment, pipes, compressors or thermal heat pumps, to systems engineering and power station technology - is highly attractive to the relevant professional circles.

World Orphan Drug Congress Europe 2014 - 12-14 November 2014, Brussels

World Orphan Drug Congress is Europe's largest commercially-focused event for the rare disease research and advocacy. It is where pharma, biotech, patient groups and regulators come together to partner. A marketplace where CROs, CMOs, EQMs and other service providers showcase. A strategic keynote congress that presents real 'how to' case studies. A pre-qualification medium that facilitates 1-to-1 meetings to get business done. A rich learning experience through a multi-layered and multi-tracked content offering.

Brokerage Event for Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials, Biotechnology and Advanced Manufacturing and Processing - 13 November 2014, Brussels

A brokerage event for the H2020 NMBP Work Programme is organised by the European Technology Platform NANOfutures with the collaboration of EUMAT and Manufuture.
It will take place on the 13th of November 2014 in Brussels.

The attendees will have the possibility to:
- Cluster around each Call, proposing their organisation or searching for partners;

- Present project ideas in 5 min with a slide projector to the whole audience

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.

FT Global Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Conference 2014 - 17-18 November 2014, London, UK

The future is arriving fast for the life science industry. Convergence is happening along the entirety of the industry value chain, blurring the boundaries between pharma, biotech, genetics, devices and broader healthcare companies. Advanced technologies and materials, once the realm of science fiction, are now starting to emerge and can be expected to play a much greater role in the research efforts of life science companies in the future. Emerging market companies are expanding and edging their way to the top table as innovator drug companies.

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.

Sharing experience to better implement the HR strategy for researchers - Mutual Learning Seminars - 20 November 2014, Brussels, Belgium

The European Commission is committed to increasing the attractiveness of research careers in Europe and to improving employment and working conditions for researchers. Further work is necessary to implement a sound Human Resources Strategy for Researchers (HRS4R), based upon the uptake of the Charter and Code concept. HR managers from research institutions and funding organisations will come together to share their experiences and best practices when implementing the HRS4R in their institutions for the benefit of the researchers. Participants will also share creative and innovative, and yet feasible, ideas on the key elements needed to improve the current HRS4R implementation procedure.

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

The Developmentment & Manufacturing of Vaccines Conference 2014 - 3-4 December 2014, Brussels

Our expert speaker panel will present unpublished case studies against practical recommendations to provide you with opportunities to improve your analytical methods, manufacturing strategies, pre-clinical and clinical model selection and much more!

If you are looking for an event to help you accelerate your current vaccine production efforts whilst providing you with an update on the latest and most innovative platforms and developments in the field then this is the must attend event for your calendar.

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.

 

3rd International Conference on Sustainability, Technology and Education 2014 (STE 2014) - 10-12 December 2014, New Taipei City, Taiwan

The Sustainability, Technology and Education 2014 conference (STE 2014) aims to address the main issues which occur by assessing the relationship between sustainability, education and technology. Broad areas of interest are: Sustainability and Leadership, Sustainability and Green IT, Sustainability and Education. These broad areas are divided into more detailed areas (please see http://www.sustainability-conf.org/call-for-papers)

 

CSCESM2014: International Conference on Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Social Media - 12-14 December 2014, Thessaloniki, Greece

The International Conference on Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Social Media (CSCESM2014) 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.

All registered papers will be included in SDIWC Digital Library, and in the proceedings of the conference. All submitted papers will be reviewed by a minimum of two reviewers. The published proceedings will be indexed in ResearchBib ProQuest, and Google Scholar Databases, in addition, they will be reviewed for possible inclusion within the INSPEC, EI, DBLP, Microsoft Academic Research, ResearchGate, and Google Scholar Databases.

Keystone Symposia: Precision Genome Engineering and Synthetic Biology - 11-15 January 2015, Big Sky, United States

This meeting gathers experts in development and application of synthetic biology and gene engineering fields to share ideas, methods, problems and solutions in a new era of investigational biology.

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.

Addressing the STEM skills gap - progression to university, employer engagement & postgrad training - 25 February 2015, London, UK

Timed to follow the publication of the 'one year on' report of the Perkins' Review of Engineering Skills, expected in late 2014, delegates at this conference will assess progress made by the sector to close the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) skills gap by encouraging more young people to study these subjects and take up careers in related industries.

The conference also coincides with the Government's Your Life campaign, announced by the Chancellor in May 2014, which aims to increase the number of young people, particularly women, studying STEM subjects by 50% over the next three years.

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.

Priorities for developing the UK space sector - infrastructure, regulation, innovation and collabora - 12 March 2015, London, UK

This conference will focus on the future of the space industry in the UK, particularly in relation to what more can be done to support enterprise, growth, inward investment and exports across the sector.

An important context for the discussion will be Government's focus on satellite and space technologies as part of the recent eight great technologies commitment. The discussion is also timed to assess next steps for Government's Space Growth Action Plan, and what more Government can do to provide a competitive regulatory environment, develop space capabilities and facilitate international collaboration. Delegates - including policymakers and key stakeholders from across industry and the scientific community - will discuss further ways to encourage growth in the UK sector including improving access to finance, business management tools, skills training, and mentoring, as well as latest thinking on the cross-sector application of space technologies, particularly the development, commercialisation and exploitation of satellite data.

3rd International Conference on E-Technologies & Business on the Web (EBW2015) - 26-28 March 2015, Paris, France

This conference provides opportunities for the delegates to share the knowledge, ideas, innovations and problem solving techniques that focuses on Interdisciplinary conference, digital business and consumer behaviour.

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.

2015 International Conference on Information Processing and Control Engineering (ICIPCE-2015) - 17-19 April 2015, Moscow

The conference will be a platform for researchers, engineers, academicians as well as industrial professionals from all over the world to present their research results and development activities in Information Processing and Control Engineering.

It will provide opportunities for the delegates to exchange new ideas and application experiences face to face, to establish business or research relations and to find global partners for future collaboration.

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.

 

3rd International Conference on Technological Advances in Electrical, Electronics & Computer Engineering - 29 April - 5 May 2015, Beirut, Lebanon

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.

All the papers will be submitted to IEEE for inclusion to IEEE Xplore as well as other Abstracting and Indexing (A&I) databases.

5th International Conference - Digital Information & Communication Technology and its Applications (DICTAP2015) - 29 April - 1 May 2015, Beirut, Lebanon

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 is technically co-sponsored by IEEE Lebanon Section. All registered papers will be submitted to IEEE for inclusion to IEEE Xplore as well as other Abstracting and Indexing (A&I) databases.

2nd International Conference on Renewable Energy Gas Technology, REGATEC 2015 - 7-8 May 2015, Barcelona, Spain

REGATEC 2015 has a technical and industrial focus and is directed towards microbial and thermochemical conversion of biomass and waste to biomethane, Power-to-gas and biomass gasification for CHP production. REGATEC includes plenary and parallel sessions, a poster session, an exhibition and excellent opportunities to network and find new collaboration and business partners. The latest advances will be presented by leading experts and experiences of unique industrial scale plants will be presented by prominent industrial representatives.

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.

17th International Conference on Transport Science - ICTS 2015 - 21-22 May 2015, Portoroz, Slovenia

The Conference covers many aspects of transport, gathering eminent names from the academic sphere as well as professional experts. The conference traditionally hosts round tables with topical subject as well as poster and classic presentation sessions.

The authors can present their work in 18 working areas, namely: maritime sciences, logistics in transport, transport engineering and technology, transport economics, transport management, maritime and transport law, safety and security in transport, ecology in transport, transport optimization, traffic and space, transport infrastructure, transport planning, urban transport, intermodal transport, intelligent transport systems, human resources in transport, educational aspect in transport, terminology in transport.

1st International Symposium on Sustainable Aviation (ISSA-I) - 31 May - 3 June 2015, Istanbul, Turkey

The aviation industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the world. It can be viewed as making a positive contribution to sustainability. ISSA, international, multi-disciplinary symposium, aims to address current issues in the field of aviation such as improving aircraft fuel efficiency, fostering use of biofuels, minimising environmental impact, mitigating GHG emissions and reducing of engine and airframe noise.

The Symposium welcomes a large number of topics such as: Sustainable aviation and aerospace vehicle Sustainable aircraft, helicopters, missiles, launchers and satellites design, technological change, innovation, research and development Mathematical modeling, numerical/experimental methods, optimization Green aircraft Green airlines Green airports Green engine Green aerospace vehicle Renewable energy sources; alternative/green aviation fuels Energy recovery systems, alternative/renewable/clean energy technologies Life cycle design and life cycle assessment; cost efficiency; waste / recycling Environmental Modelling & Software Environmental impacts and measurement techniques: emissions/noise/radiation, global warming/climate change Mathematical modeling, numerical/experimental methods, optimization Air conditioning and refrigeration applications of aircrafts Energy, exergy, performance analysis, flight mechanics and computational fluid dynamics Energy Exergy Performance analysis Flight mechanics Computational fluid dynamics Propulsion technologies for aerospace vehicles Combustion instabilities, innovative combustion technologies Mathematical modeling, numerical/experimental methods, optimization Avionics and auto control Avionics Auto control Aerospace vehicle materials, measurement techniques and sensors Design, management, planning, development Aerospace vehicle strategic planning, governmental legislation, policy-making Aviation management, fleet planning/scheduling; air traffic management; future air transport Airport design, management, planning, development Aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul; airworthiness, reliability/safety.

Product Lifetimes And The Environment (PLATE) - 17-19 June 2015, Nottingham, UK

Nottingham Trent University is pleased to be hosting the first international conference to examine Product Lifetimes and the Environment (PLATE) in the context of sustainability. This ground-breaking event will include keynote presentations, discussion, debate and workshops, an exhibition and gallery of artefacts, and a gala dinner.

The conference will review current research on how and why increased product lifetimes have become an important element in resource efficiency, waste reduction and low carbon strategies for sustainability. Academic researchers, industry representatives and policy stakeholders will share knowledge and experience on the influence that product longevity has on environmental, economic and social sustainability.

USE2015 – Conference on Understanding Small Enterprises - 21-23 October 2015, Groningen, The Netherlands

One of the characteristics of a small business is its interconnectedness with its environment or network: customers, suppliers, partners, employees, and the communities in which it resides. The networked nature of small businesses gives rise to the subtheme of USE2015: “A Healthy Working Life in A Healthy Business”. The organizers welcome papers on substantial, original and unpublished research on any issue relevant to the conference. Especially welcome are abstracts on topics directly related to the three main conference themes: 1. Healthy and safe working environments at SMEs 2. Health organizations as small businesses 3. SMEs in a networked society.

The USE conference will be held for the third time (previously in 2013 (Australia); 2009 (Denmark)) and provides a forum to enhance our understanding of small enterprises as well as has a unique focus on the well-being of both people and business.

The International Conference on Green Computing, Intelligent and Renewable Energies (GCIRE2015) - 27-29 October 2015, Kuala Lumpur

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.