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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.

Europe’s policy options for a dynamic and trustworthy development of the Internet of Things

The rapidly-developing Internet of Things (IoT) may challenge conventional business, market, policy and societal models. This <a href="" target="_blank">final report</a> to the European Commission aims to inform a consistent European policy stance capable of fostering a dynamic and trustworthy IoT that meets these challenges.

Future Network and MobileSummit 2013 - Call for Papers

FuNeMS2013, the 22nd Future Network and MobileSummit, will address the challenges of building the Future Internet Infrastructures, based on mobile, wireless and fixed broadband communications technologies, in the context of convergence and innovation. Scientific Papers are invited for online submission until 8 February 2013. The Call for Exhibitors will open in mid January with a deadline of 05 April 2013.

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.

The EU, safeguarding the open internet for all

Net neutrality can be a polarising debate. And if the net neutrality debate shows anything, it is how important the internet has become. Not just basic broadband, but high quality connections that are open, fast, enabling. Connectivity is at the heart of our innovative future. And people care about it deeply.

Help shape the Exhibition of ICT 2013

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.

Award-winning EU project redefines the Internet strengthening users' online safety while boosting broadband speeds

An EU funded project that paves the way to an innovative Internet architecture meeting current traffic and growing security demands has just been awarded a prize at the Future Internet Assembly (FIA) in Dublin. The PURSUIT project received the Future Internet Award for its outstanding contribution to redefining the existing Internet design in order to ensure users' stronger control over their data while enhancing broadband connections.

Future Internet Assembly Dublin 2013

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.

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

Report on "Pilot Testing on Methodologies for Energy Consumption and Carbon Footprint of the ICT-sector"

This report is the first step towards measuring the ICT industry's footprint. The report has found that the 10 methodologies and standards pilot-tested by industry for 10 months to measure this footprint are practically implementable and compatible. This is a key step towards agreeing, within the global ICT-sector, on a common methodological framework for measuring ICT footprint. In 2011, the ICT industry responded to a call from the European Commission, inviting them to pilot-test 10 international standards, provided by international standard bodies and organisations, such as ITU, ETSI, IE, GHG Protocol. These were tested by 27 ICT companies (telecom, software & services, equipment manufacturing and supply, chips and components manufacturing).

Conclusions of the Internet of Things public consultation

The European Commission published the results of the public consultation on the Internet of Things and the output from the work of the group of experts on the Internet of Things. The conclusions will help to define the future policy on the Internet of Things.

€50 million EU research grants in 2013 to develop '5G' technology

European Commission Vice President Neelie Kroes announces €50 million for research to deliver 5G mobile technology by 2020, with the aim to put Europe back in the lead of the global mobile industry. "I want 5G be pioneered by European industry, based on European research and creating jobs in Europe – and we will put our money where our mouth is," Kroes said.

Study on broadband coverage 2011

This study monitors the progress on the broadband coverage objectives of the Digital Agenda (basic broadband access for all by 2013 and high speed broadband access with at least 30 Mbps download speed for all by 2020), i.e. the household coverage of different fixed and wireless broadband technologies with a special focus on Next Generation Access technologies.