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ICT 2013: Create, Connect, Grow

ICT2013 will bring together Europe's best & brightest in ICT research, with businesses old & new, web start-ups and digital strategists to chart a path for Europe's ICT research policy. Join us to share your vision for the future with EU policy-makers, and see the latest advances in EU-funded ICT research.

iMobility Challenge - Intelligent Mobility for Smart Cities

Be part of the next <em>iMobility Challenge </em>high-level technology demonstrations day that will take place in Valkenburg on Wednesday 11 September 2013. The event is organised by the FIA, coordinator of the EU FP7&nbsp;<em>iMobility Challenge </em>project which strives to&nbsp;demonstrate, promote and boost the deployment of ICT systems for efficient and sustainable mobility. You will be able to witness and test how the future transport in Europe will look like in the near future. More information on the event, as well as online registration: <a href=""></a>

US-EU Inattention Taxonomy report

<p> Since 2009 DG CONNECT and the U.S. Department of Transportation are cooperating on research related to ICT for Transport. One of the joint working groups focuses on human machine interaction (HMI) and driver distraction. The group has now updated its report on inattention taxonomy which describes how driver behaviour and incident/accident analysis as well as design and evaluation of vehicle systems should be addressed – for the sake of better HMI and less distraction.</p>

Last call - Help shape the Exhibition of ICT 2013

19 June 2013 - 16.00 is the deadline for submiting your proposal for ICT 2013 exhibition in Vilnius. 150 stands are available to showcase the latest findings in advanced research, technologies, new systems, innovation in services & business and ICT products just coming to market.

Deadline extended: Apply to become student / young ambassador at ICT 2013

The young ambassadors will contribute to the event in different roles: Session reporters will be following selected conference sessions and write summaries of the highlights, which will be published on the blog; Conference highlighters will follow the conference and report online; Exhibition watchers will highlight the most attractive exhibits; Social media managers will help to coordinate the information and content produced by different ambassadors. Deadline Wednesday 3rd July 2013, 16:00 CET.

ICT 2013 - Conference programme announced - Have a look!

ICT 2013 conference will feature top ICT professionals from industry, academia & research. Speakers from across the ICT sector will address a range of issues from cloud computing, broadband, ICT infrastructures, ICT skills, cyber security, long term visions on the future and much more. Experts will present details on how to participate in the next EU's Research Programme - Horizon 2020.

eCall – Frequently Asked Questions

<p> What is 112 eCall? Is there an obligation to use the 112 eCall? Can the vehicle be tracked or hi-jacked? What about privacy and data protection?</p>

9th ITS European Congress, 4-7 June 2013, Dublin (IE)

Participate in this Intelligent Transport System key event and learn about the latest development in terms of innovation, solutions and deployment. 'All regions face similar challenges in delivering sustainable transport solutions to meet their current and future mobility requirements. Transport authorities are aware of the real needs specific to their region but often find it difficult to identify detailed information on targeted ITS solutions that would deliver direct and tangible positive outcomes. The primary focus of Dublin 2013 Congress will be on proven deployed solutions and innovative R&D that solve real problems and deliver value for money in today’s challenging economic environment.'

Networking at ICT 2013

Do you have a specific topic to propose for discussion? Bid for a dedicated networking slot at the event! Propose a topic for a Horizon 2020-related networking session. Deadline: 10 May

Four more weeks to respond: Call for innovative Smart City pilot projects open until 14 May 2013

The call for innovative pilot projects in the Smart Cities domains of Interoperable Fair Management (1.2a), cooperative systems for the sustainable mobility of goods (1.2b) and the Public Procurement for Intelligent Transport Systems' solutions (1.3c) will be open for four more weeks. The precise deadline of this Call under the ICT strand of the Competitiveness and Innovation Programme is 14 May 2013, 17h00 Brussels' time. Please find the call fiche and all the other relevant documents at the link here above.

ICT for Societal Challenges: new publication on research and innovation projects

This booklet highlights some of the many EU initiatives and co-funded research and innovation projects which address societal challenges through digital innovation, such as better healthcare, independent living for the elderly, delivering effective public services, energy saving, smart transport, secure internet, inclusion, preservation of cultural heritage.

Progress and Findings in the Harmonisation of EU-US Security and Communications Standards in the field of Cooperative Systems: EU-US Task Force - Reports from HTG1 and HTG3

Joint standardisation of Cooperative Systems (V2V and V2I) is a core objective of the EU-US cooperation on Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS). In 2012, two Harmonisation Task Groups worked in parallel on analyses of security standards (HTG1) and Communications Standards (HTG3). The HTG1 analysis indicated that the initial set of security standards, developed by IEEE, was reasonably well harmonized. However, gaps still exist and must be addressed before large-scale deployment occurs. The HTG3 analysis involves the current differences between the EU and U.S. approach to standardizing communications at 5.9GHz for V2V and V2I safety-of-life and property communications. The HTG3 identified differences that presented interoperability challenges and offered suggestions for harmonizing these differences to achieve a single global standard. Both Harmonisation Task Groups' reports plus an introductory report and a report documenting the lessons learned in conducting the harmonisation activity, altogether ten papers, can be found here below.

1st European Conference on e-­Public Procurement (ECPP) and 1st Exhibition of European e-Platforms

The objectives of this 1st European Conference on e-Public Procurement and 1st Exhibition of European e-Platforms are: Discussing the implications of the single digital market on public procurement; Presenting the new advances of e-procurement available through Software as a Service (SaaS); Discussing the role of e-procurement to improve the management of each organization; Identifying major macro-economic benefits due to the dissemination of e-public procurement; Discussing alternative strategies to simplify and to overcome e-procurement obstacles; Analyzing the new European Directives for e-public procurement; Presenting e-procurement impacts on innovation and on SMEs access to public markets; Proposing new initiatives to increase cross-border public procurement. An exhibition of “best-of-breed” services of e-platforms is open during the whole day.

Europeone - eGovernment Conference

The Europeone e-Government Conference will bring together experts from the Commission, the Member States, the Candidate Countries and the Private Sector. The conference will focus on issues related to interoperability, key enablers, cross border services, trust and privacy, new technologies tendencies, and e-procurement. Experts will discuss and exchange ideas/experiences on how to empower European citizens and businesses in order to improve their mobility across Europe. Discussions will also focus on how Governments are transforming in order to be more efficient, productive and push economic growth in these difficult global times. The event is organized within the context of the Cyprus Presidency of the Council of EU.