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  1. Citizens' digital footprint

    While interacting with digital information systems, citizens create an increasing trail of personal and individual data. These data are recorded and possibly archived somewhere, owned by someone, and potentially used in various ways. The rise of mobile co ...

    30 April 2014

  2. Ethical aspects of new ICT technologies

    New and emerging Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) regularly bring along specific features that have an impact on security. The user is typically exposed to complex and difficult technology details that are not easily understood, such as te ...

    30 April 2014

  3. Security for privacy and data protection

    The JRC is carrying out research to assess new and emerging information and communication technologies (ICT) in respect to their impact and associated risks for the European citizen, with the aim to identify ways and measures to protect the citizen agains ...

    30 April 2014

  4. Standards for wireless services

    The radio spectrum is the key enabler for innovative wireless services, including digital broadband and smart infrastructures (such as future internet, smart grid and intelligent transport systems). As a limited natural resource, the radio spectrum must b ...

    30 April 2014

  5. Learning and skills

    Learning and skills are key contributors to society and the economy. As modern societies and economies are changing due to, amongst others, globalisation and technological progress, a fundamental transformation of education and training (E&T) througho ...

    30 April 2014

  6. Behaviour and ICT policy

    In the policy area of the information study, behavioural economics studies individuals' interactions with digital technology, or digital behaviour. The term is not new.  It has already been studied by consulting companies seeking to provide an overvi ...

    05 February 2015

  7. Safe mobility for the visually impaired

    The JRC has developed SESAMONET- SEcure and SAfe MObility NETwork- designed to improve ease of movement for visually impaired people. The idea consists in using RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) passive transponders (i.e. microchips) to create a path ...

    25 June 2014

  8. Bioinformatics

    Developing and running software tools and methods able to organise, store, retrieve and analyse large volumes of biological data is what Bioinformatics is all about. At the JRC, we apply Bioinformatics to genetic data, i.e. to DNA sequences, for the detec ...

    14 November 2014

  9. ICT industry analysis

    The Information and Communication Technology (ICT) industry and ICT-enabled innovation in other industries and services make an increasingly important contribution to the economic growth of advanced economies. ICT industry contribution to growth and jobs ...

    18 June 2015

  10. Cybersecurity

    An increasing number of vital services depend on digital systems – commercial transactions, health, safety, security and others that contribute to our general well-being. Disruptions to these systems – through deliberate "cyber" attacks, natural ...

    30 April 2014

  11. Digital living

    Based on their enabling characteristics, ICTs permit all sectors in society to influence the way we live, work and behave. With citizens becoming active participants in the European Knowledge Society and thus being able to consume and produce digital cont ...

    30 April 2014

  12. Internet surveillance systems

    Monitoring the internet regularly is crucial for the global security community to detect emerging threats, such as public health outbreaks and various types of instability. By applying its core scientific competences in computer science and computational ...

    15 September 2014

  13. Digital economy

    The shift from analogue to digital information technology started more than half a century ago with the invention of the first computers. Over the last two decades, the rapid decline in computing costs, the emergence of the internet as a communication too ...

    19 February 2015

  14. ASTRA Plus User Manual

    JRC Scientific and Technical Research Report describing the user interface and the main commands to perform system dependability analysis by means of ASTRA Plus. This package implements the analysis methods developed at the Institute for the Protection an ...

    30 April 2014

  15. Use of Interactive Plots and Tables for Robust Analysis of International Trade Data

    Article analysing international trade data through a robust approach for the identification of outliers and regression mixtures called Forward Search. The focus is on interactive tools developed to dynamically connect the information which comes from diff ...

    30 April 2014

  16. Processing Indices of Change and Extremes from Regional Climate Change Data

    JRC Scientific and Technical Research Report outlining how indices of change and extremes from regional climate change data have been standardised to a common map projection, grid size and spatial extent to be directly available for further analysis or in ...

    30 April 2014

  17. Are ICT, Human Capital and Organizational Capital Complementary in Production? Evidence from Italian Panel Data

    JRC Scientific and Technical Research Report exploring the information and communication technologies (ICT)- organisational innovation- human capital complementarities issue for the manufacturing sector in Italy. Information and communication technologies ...

    30 April 2014

  18. The Use of Social Media within the Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System (GDACS)

    Conference contribution on whether and how social media could be an additional valuable data source for international disaster response. In order to explore this, JRC developed a Twitter account and Facebook page for the dissemination of GDACS alerts, a T ...

    30 April 2014

  19. Experimenting accuracy and effectiveness in photo-interpretation for rapid crisis response and damage assessment applications through gaze control

    JRC Scientific and Techinical Research Report, introducing the Geographic Information and Visual Perception project (GI&VP), that offer a device composed of a suite of tools and based on gaze integration, to support the work of photo-interpreters invo ...

    30 April 2014

  20. A pratical demonstration of spectrum sensing forWiMax based on Cyclostationary Features

    Article presenting a Software Defined Radio (SDR) spectrum sensing demonstrator, based on the analysis of the cyclostationary signatures of a digital communication signal. It compares the performance of the spectrum sensing algorithm based on cyclostation ...

    30 April 2014

  21. Strategic Intelligence Monitor on Personal Health Systems phase 2 (SIMPHS 2)- Impact Assessment Final Report

    JRC Scientific and Technical Research Report aiming to assess economic impacts of deployment of eHealth technologies in EU through projections of Member State (MS) eHealth expenditures (i.e. in telehealth & telecare, savings in hospitalisations costs, ...

    30 April 2014

  22. Towards a Mapping Framework of ICT-enabled Innovation for Learning

    JRC Scientific and Technical Research Report providing a definition and classification of ICT-enabled innovation for learning that has significant scale and/or impact at system level, both within formal education and training, and outside formal settings. ...

    30 April 2014

  23. Customer Interaction Management Goes Social: Getting Business Processes plugged in Social Networks.

    Article describing a novel technical service dealing with the integration of social networking channels into existing business processes. Within this chapter, we will describe a novel technical service dealing with the integration of social networking cha ...

    30 April 2014

  24. Measuring complexity in OGC web services XML schemas: pragmatic use and solutions

    Article measuring the complexity of the schemas associated with the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) implementation specifications. The use of standards in the geospatial domain, such as those defined by the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), for exchangin ...

    30 April 2014

  25. Interim Evaluation Seventh Framework Programme of the European Community (2007-2013) Direct actions of the Joint Research Centre

    This report presents the interim evaluation of the direct actions by the Joint Research Centre under the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) of the European Community (EC) for research, technological development and demonstration activities (2007 to 2013). ...

    30 April 2014