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  1. 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 ...

    30 April 2014

  2. Transport sector economic analysis

    Transport plays an important role in today's economy and society and has a large impact on growth and employment. The transport industry directly employs around 10 million people and accounts for about 5% of gross domestic product (GDP). Effective tr ...

    30 April 2014

  3. Sustainable production: best available techniques

    Industrial production processes account for a considerable share of the overall pollution in Europe. The EU has a set of common rules for permitting and controlling industrial installations described in the Industrial Emissions Directive 2010/75/EU (IED). ...

    30 April 2014

  4. Energy sector economic analysis

    People’s well-being, industrial competitiveness and the overall functioning of society are dependent on safe, secure, sustainable and affordable energy. The energy sector, covering extraction, production and distribution directly employs in the EU about 1 ...

    04 February 2015

  5. Industrial research and innovation

    Compared to main competitors like the US and Japan, Europe under-invests in its knowledge foundations, with a major gap in business R&D.  To overcome this gap, the EU has set the target of spending 3% of its GDP on R&D by 2020, with a major contri ...

    30 April 2014

  6. Scientific, Technical and Economic Committee for Fisheries (STECF)- Economic Performance of the EU Fish Processing Industry Sector(STECF-OWP-12-01)

    JRC Scientific and Technical Research Report providing a comprehensive overview of the latest information available on the structure and economic performance of the European Union (EU) fish processing industry from the Scientific, Technical and Economic C ...

    30 April 2014

  7. The Calibration of Traffic Simulation Models: Report on the assessment of different Goodness of Fit measures and Optimization Algorithms MULTITUDE Project – COST Action TU0903

    JRC Scientific and Technical Research Report on the calibration of Traffic Simulation Models, reporting on the assessment of different Goodness of Fit measures and Optimization Algorithms. In the last decades, simulation optimization has received consider ...

    30 April 2014

  8. 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

  9. Scientific, Technical and Economic Committee for Fisheries (STECF)- Economic Performance of the EU Aquaculture Sector (STECF-OWP-12- 03)

    JRC Scientific and Technical Research Report providing the latest information available on the structure, social, economic and competitive performance of the aquaculture sector at both national and EU level from the Scientific, Technical and Economic Comm ...

    30 April 2014

  10. Science at the core of eco-industry- some JRC examples

    JRC's scientific and technical support to policy-making is directly relevant to eco-industries. This industry sector focuses on measuring, preventing, limiting or correcting environmental damage to water, air, soil and ecosystems, and works with rene ...

    30 April 2014

  11. Next generation mobile network deployment strategies

    Electronic communications markets are evolving into an increasing complex ecosystem where mobile operators converge and compete among them and with fixed players for providing combined services and ubiquitous broadband connectivity, and where new players ...

    30 April 2014

  12. The Small Punch Test for Creep and Fracture Prediction

    The book is focused on using an innovative small- scale testing technique, namely the small-punch method, for lifetime predictions of service components operating at high temperatures for application in several sectors of the power industry, as well as, m ...

    30 April 2014

  13. Introduction: New Media Technologies and User Empowerment. Is there a Happy Ending?

    This article is the introduction of an edited book on New Media Technologies and Empowerment. It introduces the book and its contents and also draws upon IPTS work on the socio-economic impact of social computing to make the case that altough neither empo ...

    30 April 2014

  14. State-based Firewall for Industrial protocols with Critical-State Prediction Monitor

    Traditional cyber-security countermeasures are inadequate for protecting modern Industrial Critical Infrastructures. In this paper we present an innovative ltering technique for industrial protocols based on the state analysis of the system being monitore ...

    30 April 2014

  15. Summary Notes and Conclusions about the Workshop on the Use of Expert Judgment in Decision-Making

    The Workshop on Expert Judgement in Decision Making brought together experts in the area as well as practitioners who have applied these techniques in many different areas such as Law, Economy, Industrial Production of Good and Power Generation. This pape ...

    30 April 2014

  16. Proceedings of the Workshop on the Use of Expert Judgement in Decision Making, 21-23 June 2005, Aix-en-Provence (France)

    Last June 2005, CEA-Cadarache and JRC-IE organised a "Workshop on the Use of Expert Judgement in Decision-Making". The workshop brought together experts in the area as well as representatives from industry, consultancy, research and academia wit ...

    30 April 2014

  17. Mapping R&D Investment by the European ICT Business Sector

    The paper shows that the ICT sector alone is responsible for about half the R&D investment gap between the EU and the US, i.e. the fact that EU invests a much smaller share of its GDP in R&D. It argues that this is partly because the ICT sector is ...

    30 April 2014

  18. High Oil Price, the Transport System and the European Economy: Some Results from a Model-Based Analysis

    The fast growth of the oil price is increasingly seen as a structural element rather than a short-term phenomenon. Expanding oil supply is becoming more and more problematic and, even assuming the availability of new resources, their exploitation requires ...

    30 April 2014

  19. White Certificates for the Transport Sector- an Opportunity Not Taken?

    A lot of policy interest and analysis has been focussed on savings obligations imposed on energy market actors (mainly electricity and gas distributors or suppliers), coupled possibly with trading of certified energy savings or of savings obligations. Whi ...

    30 April 2014

  20. Measuring the adoption of innovation: A typology of EU countries based on the innovation survey

    Based on the Community Innovation Survey, this paper suggests new indicators of innovation adoption. The magnitude of innovation adoption is assessed for 22 EU countries and different industries. The most striking feature is the correlation between the in ...

    30 April 2014

  21. Developments in energy use for transport in 27 European Union countries through 2030: Outcome of iTREN-2030 project

    The aim of this paper is to analyse the impact of transport policies and the renewable energy package on the energy use and the emissions of transport in EU27. The paper is based on the EU-co-funded project 'iTREN-2030' that aimed developed cons ...

    30 April 2014

  22. ICT for L2 Acquisition by Adult Migrants: results from a Comparative Study in the Netherlands and Sweden

    This paper, part of a larger comparative study jointly developed by IPTS (Seville) and DG INFSO (Brussels), deals with ICT and L2 learning as enablers of integration and the everyday engagement of adult migrants in both in the Netherlands and Sweden. More ...

    30 April 2014

  23. Stand-Alone VS. Grid Extension for Electrification in Kenya- Development of a Spatial Explicit Energy System Model

    The achievement of the United Nations Millennium Development goals is strongly connected with access to electricity. The rate of electrification in Kenya is below the average in Sub-Saharan Africa. Expressed as a percentage, 14% of Kenyan inhabitants are ...

    30 April 2014

  24. e-Governance for Development: designing an operational roadmap for ICT-enabled Public Administration Reform

    Over the past decade, there has been continual development and renewal of strategies and practices surrounding e-governance. Governments around the world have embraced new information and communication technologies to increase the efficiency of internal p ...

    30 April 2014

  25. Composite Indicators for Security of Energy Supply Using Ordered Weighted Averaging

    In this paper we propose to use an aggregation rule derived from the Group Decision Theory, and based on the ranks of a set of individual indicators, for building a family of composite indicators for the security of energy supply. This family of composite ...

    30 April 2014