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.
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The Digital agenda Assembly 2013 report is now available along with the individual workshop reports, video highlights and individual recordings of the workshops and plenary session.
Follow all the workshops (19 June) and plenary session (20 June) live and contribute to the on-line discussions!
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.
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 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.
This event is organised as a cross-dissemination event of ongoing projects. It foremost addresses European companies interested in research in the domain of ICT for manufacturing under the aegis of the FP7 Public Private Partnership "Factories of the Future". One of the main objectives is to discuss emerging and novel “out-of-the-box” concepts and ideas for research, development and innovation. Innovation outcomes will be reviewed and future research agendas will be discussed.
The "I4MS" initiative (ICT for Manufacturing SMEs) will help 200 SMEs across Europe, who are either attempting to reduce the risks involved in using advanced technology which is still in its infancy, or are trying to cross the so-called "valley of death" that separates the development of an innovative prototype from a successful product in the market.
The European Commission adopted two proposals to ensure that, by October 2015, cars will automatically call emergency services in case of a serious crash. The "eCall" system automatically dials 112 - Europe's single emergency number - in the event of a serious accident.
European Commission Vice-President Neelie Kroes said: "Today we can celebrate our efforts to bring government data closer to citizens and businesses in Europe. We are finally getting the much needed legal framework to boost the economy and create new jobs.
<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>
Vice-President Neelie Kroes, responsible for the Digital Agenda, represented the European Commission and participated in a policy debate on a telecoms Single Market and the role of ICT in the implementation of the Digital Agenda. She also took part in the debate on web accessibility, cybersecurity and electronic identification and trust services for transactions in the internal market (eIDAS).
One of the things Europe needs today is digital skills. At some level, they're essential for almost any job. But there's also a huge demand for high-quality skills; including many jobs that didn't even exist 10 years ago.
Going local Italia 2013 - Roma, 3 giugno e Milano, 4 giugno
The European Commission has today unveiled a new push to reinforce EU citizens’ rights with a series of actions to tackle obstacles that citizens still face in their everyday life. The 2013 EU Citizenship Report sets out 12 concrete ways to help Europeans make better use of their EU rights, from looking for a job in another EU country to ensuring stronger participation in the democratic life of the Union. Key proposals include making it easier for people to work and do training in another EU country; reducing excessive paperwork for EU citizens living and travelling in the EU; and eliminating barriers to cross-border shopping. During the European Year of Citizens the EU Citizenship Report is the Commission's answer to the numerous calls from EU citizens who have shared problems they have experienced when travelling, moving to or shopping in another EU country.
Submit your proposal for one of the 150 stands available to showcase the latest findings in advanced research, technologies, new systems, innovation in services & business and ICT products just coming to market. Deadline: 7 June 2013 - 16.00.
UncertWeb is a recently concluded FP7 research project. It looked into the way we treat and manage uncertainty when we use science to understand, predict and control the world around us. Often, it is very important to be able to quantify our uncertainties about what has happened and what will happen in the future. UncertWeb steps in by providing a range of tools to help quantify the initial uncertainties, work out their effects on the outcomes of our models of the world around us, and visualise the results in an intuitive way. UncertWeb researchers have applied UncertWeb's tools and the associated web-based systems in a number of areas looking at air quality forecasts, how food production might change with our changing climate, how climate and human pressures affect biodiversity and how people experience their environment. The video clickable under "More information" provides an overview of the achievements of UncertWeb.
The event will focus on how European Future Internet research and innovation will support EU’s competitiveness and enable a new wave of technologies at the eve of Horizon 2020.
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
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 5th June 2013, 16:00 CET.