An insightful workshop, hosted by the PRISTINE and ARCFIRE projects, on "beyond SDN/NFV" was held in conjunction with the SDN and OpenFlow World Congress 2016 in The Hague (NL) in October 2016.
A demo was featuring a Distributed Interprocess Communication Facility (DIF) that was constantly being renumbered without corrupting existing flows or impairing the ability to create new ones. Read more
Computational creativity studies the potential of computers to act as creators and think creatively in arts and science projects. Five computational creativity projects funded under the Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) programme came to an end with great outcomes. These unique projects brought together top researchers designing computational systems that are creative on their own, laying the ground for future autonomous creative systems. Read more
The European Commission is organising a series of workshops to discuss specific issues related to trading practices between online platforms and their business users. A high-level report of the workshop focusing on data-related issues is now available. Read more
This Summit aims to look at how digital technology will transform the way we think about delivering health and care in Europe. Areas covered will range from health (medical treatment) to prevention and healthy lifestyles (physical activity and sport/wellbeing) and other areas of the Silver Economy (Silver Tourism, Age Friendly Homes and Living Environments etc.). Participants will help to define a shared vision on how innovation can transform demographic change into an opportunity for Europe's ageing society and the Silver Economy. Read more
Last Friday, Telecoms Council marked a first positive step towards providing free Wi-Fi connections in towns, cities and villages across Europe, according to an initiative announced by President Juncker in his State of the Union Address. Read more
Smart online platforms will be a vital enabler of future economic growth across the EU and a key component of the EU single digital market. They also promise new ways to pool and mobilise society’s resources with the potential to address various impending social and environmental crises.
However, to reap these benefits, new thinking is required around the regulation and governance of smart online platforms to ensure balanced interests, and to promote fair and safe forms of participation, particularly relating to the role played by algorithms and data in driving economies of scale.
The Safer Internet Forum (SIF) is an international conference where policy makers, researchers, law enforcement bodies, youth, parents and carers, teachers, NGOs, industry representatives, experts and other relevant actors come together to discuss the latest trends, risks and solutions related to child online safety. SIF is organised in the framework of the European Commission's Better Internet for Kids strategy with funding provided by the Connecting Europe Facility programme (CEF).