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Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a network of interconnected devices or systems (‘things’) that can be remotely controlled over the Internet. These devices collect and exchange data that can be analysed and used for monitoring, maintenance and improvement of processes, with the goal of delivering products and services to consumers.

Broadband World Forum

The Broadband World Forum brings together senior executives from fixed, mobile and cable operators all around the world looking to tackle the challenges of future proofing networks and monetizing high speed connectivity. Jan Dröge, Director of the Broadband Competence Offices Network Support Facility (BCO-SF) will be one of the speakers at the Forum.

Ministerial Declaration on eGovernment - the Tallinn Declaration

All the European Union Member States and EFTA countries signed the 'eGovernement Declaration' in Tallin on 6 October 2017. The declaration was signed during the Ministerial Meeting which took place in the framework of the eGovernement Ministerial Conference. This was chaired by Minister Urve Palo, representing the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the EU and in the presence of Andrus Ansip, European Commission Vice-President for the Digital Single Market.

Internet of Things Privacy & Security Workshop

Workshop's participants were asked to reflect and comment on concrete minimum IoT privacy and security principles to create a Trusted IoT environment. In addition, they had the chance to discuss the possible adequate tools and implementation mechanisms to ensure that innovation is not hampered by heavy procedures. The workshop was jointly organised by the European Commission and the Alliance for Internet of Things Innovation (AIOTI).

Next Generation Internet 2025

The European Commission has launched a call for tenders for a service contract to conduct a study to support the definition phase of the Next Generation Internet initiative. In their offer, the tenderer should demonstrate a deep knowledge of the Future Internet area and key applications, from a technical perspective, notably through relevant previous work of similar nature (SMART 2016/0033).

Full report on the results of the public consultation on the Regulatory environment for Platforms, Online Intermediaries and the Collaborative Economy

A consensus emerged from the consultation on the growing importance of online platforms for European social and economic wellbeing. While there is no consensus on a possible legal definition of online platforms, most respondents agreed that there are significant benefits stemming from online platforms: they are driving innovation, facilitating social interactions, and are powerful engines of growth.

Net Futures 2016 Conference

Net Futures 2016 is a new innovative conference on the future of networks and, especially, the Future Internet. Net Futures 2016 will offer the opportunity to explore how the Future Internet can best serve and benefit from the Commission's Digital Single Market strategy.

European Dialogue on Internet Governance - Public Planning meeting

The European Dialogue on Internet Governance is organised in a bottom-up manner. The content of the programme is initiated and shaped by all participating stakeholders from civil society, the business sector, the technical and academic community as well as European governments, institutions and organisations. After the call for issues is finished, everyone is invited to participate in the Public Planning meeting to discuss the issues proposed and set the agenda for the next European Dialogue on Internet Governance.

Information and Stakeholders' Day on Smart Wearables

If you are involved in wearable platforms or technologies, then don't miss this Infoday. Challenges and opportunities of the smart wearables sector as well as the launch of the Internet of Things (IoT) Call for Large Scale Pilot on wearables will be discussed.

European Conference on Networks and Communications

The European Conference on Networks and Communications (EuCNC2015) is the key yearly event for showcasing EU funded research and innovation, as well as for presenting the latest developments in this area. This year's theme will be "5G, Shaping the Vision".