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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.

 
NESSI Members Day 2012

Event organised just the day after the ICT Proposers' Day 2012. The event will provide the participants with a unique opportunity to meet key actors in the Software and Services sector and to support the creation of project consortia in response to the calls of the FP7 ICT Work Programme 2013. High-level participants from the private and public sectors have been invited to this Members Day, which is dedicated to discussing relevant NESSI topics such as the first Work Programme of the upcoming framework programme for research and innovation Horizon 2020, developments for PPPs and ETPs in the next framework programme and research activities in areas like Future Internet, Big Data and Cloud Computing.

 
Open Consultation Workshop on 'FIRE in Horizon 2020'

The objective of the workshop will be to endorse a common position and identify concrete objectives, mechanisms and expected impact of the next phase of the Future Internet Research and Experimentation (FIRE) initiative. Participation is registration-only and free of charge. Registrations deadline: 17 September 2012

 
EuroNOG 2012

EurNOG is an international meeting of experts responsible for the design, maintenance and development of ICT networks. The main goal of the event is to offer a platform for exchange between the operators, ISPs and companies responsible for network implementation. EuroNOG 2012 will also cover topics in the field of IPv6, Cloud Computing and Network Security.

 
EU cyber security agency ENISA: Banks should presume customer PCs are infected

Many online banking systems dangerously rely on PCs being secure, but banks should instead presume customer PCs are infected, says the EU’s cyber security agency ENISA in response to the reports about the “High Roller” cyber-attack. The attacks drew much attention because they were highly automated, sophisticated and targeted.

 
Future Internet Assembly Research Roadmap for Horizon 2020 - 2nd FIA Research Roadmap Workshop - Looking to the Horiz

The Future Internet Assembly Working Group on Research Roadmapping is organising a workshop to review and extend the current FIA Research Roadmap as a core input to the next EU Framework Programme ("Horizon 2020"). The workshop will be an opportunity to present new major research themes that addressing the Future Internet and to comment on those described in the current roadmap document. The workshop will comprise a mix of short presentations and interactive debate, building the results of the first workshop held in 2011. The current version of the roadmap has been released to the public domain and is available for download at: http://fisa.future-internet.eu/index.php/FIA_Research_Roadmap

 
A European Cloud strategy

Economic Council Symposium "Cloud-Computing – Between growth opportunities and privacy", Brussels 25 June 2012

 
Helix Nebula makes Europe become Cloud Active in Science

The European Commission just took another step towards a Cloud Active Europe with the signature of a grant agreement for Helix Nebula. The Commission is giving €1.8 million in funding to this initiative which will develop cloud services in the scientific domain by partnering main research infrastructures in Europe (CERN, EMBL and ESA) with main stakeholders in the industry (e.g. Atos, T-systems, etc). The Commission's grant will support moving flagship applications (Atlas HEP, Genomic Assembly in the Cloud and Supersites Exploitation Platform) to the cloud, while identifying business opportunities for cloud services for the scientific community.

 
Security and privacy in the digital world - Solutions from the Smart Security Industry

This conference is organized by Eurosmart, the association representing the Smart Security Industry for multi-sector applications. It will focus on 3 major topics: security of mobile devices, applications and transactions; smart embedded security for the Internet of Things; digital identity and access management for cloud based services. Speakers and panelists will discuss the options followed by the European Commission and public authorities to boost trust and security in online environments, with a special insight on the Digital Agenda actions. Eurosmart experts will further develop the solutions that the Smart Security Industry can offer to secure digital information and data transactions, innovate and support the digital economy in Europe.

 
OPEN DAI - Opening Data Architectures and Infrastructures of European Public Administrations

The project aims to make data and platforms available for digital public services on cloud computing infrastructures. This means that open data can be used as a starting point to create new applications and services for public administrations, companies and citizens or to provide a channel for feeding back information to public administrations.(February 2012 - September 2014)

 
Digital Agenda Assembly in 2 weeks

Less than two weeks to the Digital Agenda Assembly, and the debate is increasing in both quantity and quality. Last week, the 40 people voted by participants as most "interesting" have been invited to the Assembly. The group on Converged media platform is discussing among other issues about the future of connected TV, analysing the opportunities on both the demand and the supply side. It also discusses how content can be financed as well as the necessary integration with social media. The group on Cloud is discussing the implications of the "industrialization of IT" both in terms of opportunities and risks. If you are interested in these or other issues discussed in the platform, join and contribute to the debate.

 
7th PEPPOL Conference (Pan-European Public Procurement On-Line)

The event will provide insight into the results and the future follow-up of the PEPPOL project. Interested parties will be provided with examples of pilot achievements and other first-hand information about PEPPOL. The aim is to show decision makers of the European Commission, Member States, public sector entities, suppliers and service providers the long term sustainability of PEPPOL through specific initiatives. As part of the Large Scale Pilot projects (LSPs) of the European Commission, PEPPOL is building the basis for seamless cross-border eGovernment services in the single market, to realise the goals of the Digital Agenda for Europe. The LSPs were created under the Information and Communication Technologies Policy Support Programme (ICTPSP), a part of the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP) of the European Commission. The CIP ICTPSP aims at stimulating smart sustainable and inclusive growth by accelerating the wider uptake and best use of innovative digital technologies and content by citizens, governments and businesses. It provides EU funding to support the realisation of the Digital agenda for Europe. You can now register on-line!

 
Future Internet PPP Information Day Call 2

The upcoming open information day for call 2 (i.e. phase 2) of the Future Internet Public-Private Partnership (FI-PPP) aims to provide all information potential proposers need to prepare a proposal for the call 2. Phase 1 of the FI-PPP is ongoing today and consists of a set of projects which prepare the architectural ground work for the large scale trials called for in phase 2 (i.e. call 2). Don't miss this opportunity to join the FI-PPP! Open Information Day, Aalborg, 9 May 2012 13:oo – 18:3o Programme, abstract and details: http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/activities/foi/events/fipppi12

 
Joint Statement EU-Japan: Future comprehensive cooperation in ICT

Neelie Kroes, Vice President of the European Commission and Mr. Tatsuo Kawabata, Minister for Internal affairs and Communications, Japan, met in Brussels on 3 May to reaffirm their close partnership in the area of ICT. In particular, they discussed Internet policies, Internet security, cloud computing, Safer Internet for children, Cooperation on ICT R&D, and Healthy Ageing.

 
Research in Future Cloud Computing - Webstream available

This event will present the outcome of the work of a group of experts (which was established in spring 2009 and re-convened in 2011). The aim was to address the technological progress made during the last few years in the domain of cloud computing.