Digilent Design Contest Europe

Digilent Design Contest Europe

I want to draw your attention to a student competition at European level organized in Romania. Projects are based on microcontrollers and FPGAs, electronic devices that are important parts of any major project that develope intelligent systems to solve solutions for e-mobility, fuel consumption reduction, environment monitoring, security and safety, wellbeing etc.

Dear Madam/Sir

We proudly announce the 8th annual Digilent Design Contest Europe, organized within the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, România and sponsored by Digilent!

The goal of this international student contest is to encourage students to develop their engineering hardware and software skills. We invite teams of students (one or two members) from all over Europe, to put in practice their ideas. Teams will have approximately 4 months to design and implement a project (FPGA or microcontroller) of their choice and present the final version in May 2012 in Cluj-Napoca, România.

Students will be provided state-of-the-art Digilent FPGA or microcontroller boards as well as peripheral modules to develop their projects. Please visit our website: http://www.digilent.ro to see all our products, especially the ones recommended for this year competition.

Visit us on the web for more information about the European Contest or write to: contestEU@digilentinc.com

The most creative and complex solutions are rewarded with generous prizes!

Please forward this information to university students, especially from computer science or electrical engineering majors. Apart from the Digilent Contest Europe, there will be regional editions of the contest, to which you can apply. We encourage students to enroll in the regional contest that is convenient for them. More information about the event can be found at http://www.digilentinc.com/events/ddc2012/. Also see our previous events and the successful Munich Worldwide Finals.

Sincerely,

The Digilent Team

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public consultation: How young people can use technologies and services, particularly the Internet, to improve their lives and overall well-being?

public consultation: How young people can use technologies and services, particularly the Internet, to improve their lives and overall well-being?

New technological devices including computers, TVs and cell phones and services like internet are easy to access in most developed countries. However, doctors and nutritionists warn us that modern devices are strongly associated with the prevalent sedentary lifestyle that is contributing to the development of serious health problems like obesity and cardio-vascular disease. The most vulnerable groups are young people who spend hours and hours playing computer games, chatting online with their peers and watching tv. How can we address this new phenomenon? Do you think it is a problem or an opportunity?

Specifically, I would like to hear your thoughts on: How young people can use technologies and services, particularly the Internet, to improve their lives and overall well-being?

The best contributions will be featured on this Portal, disseminated among other social networks and blogs as well as considered for presentation in incoming 2012 Summit.

Looking forward to reading your thoughts.

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15 Dec 2011 - 16 Dec 2011
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Mumbai
India

The forum will cater to those who are involved in the research, design, development, deployment, regulation, and application of communication and networking technologies. India Telco 2011 provides a common meeting ground for the confluence and exchange of ideas with a rich mix of participation from global and local industry, and other stakeholders. The summit will be held in the financial capital of India – Mumbai – during December 15-16, 2011.

Director general of DG INGSO Robert Madelin giving a speech at the FI-PPP

Director general of DG INGSO Robert Madelin giving a speech at the FI-PPP

Director general of DG INGSO Robert Madelin giving a speech at the FI-PPP side event to the Open Days 2011.
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Instant Mobility workshop unveils future internet impact on mobility

Instant Mobility workshop unveils future internet impact on mobility

16/11/2011


On 28 October 2011, the Instant Mobility project held a workshop in Brussels, Belgium to present its innovative future scenarios and use cases to an audience of key stakeholders. The workshop mainly addressed cities and regions interested in exploring the potential of future internet technologies for solving their mobility and transport issues.

Instant Mobility is a 2-year research project in the first phase of the Future Internet Public-Private Partnership (FI-PPP) and aims to build a platform to host innovative future internet-based services to optimise travellers’ mobility, goods transport and traffic management.

To this end, Instant Mobility has described and is analysing a set of scenarios and services corresponding to the needs of five key stakeholder groups:

  • multimodal travellers
  • car drivers and passengers
  • public and other collective transport operators
  • truck fleet operators and the distribution industry
  • road operators and traffic managers

The workshop brought together over 35 participants, including representatives of the cities of Rome, Toledo, Istanbul, Trondheim and the Basque Region.

The workshop’s objectives were:

  • to explore the concerns and aims of the cities and other participants and how Internet-based solutions could help in solving them
  • to validate the Instant Mobility scenarios, understand what was missing or needed modifying
  • to start a dialogue with potential candidate cities to host a pilot implementation of Instant Mobility applications in the second phase of the FI PPP programme from mid-2013

Their main challenges identified by city participants were congestion (and its environmental consequences) and the need to shift the balance from individual to collective transport modes. Efficient and sustainable management of goods distribution and commercial vehicles in cities, and the lack of reliable online information across transportation modes were also a concern.

Internet technology could influence people to choose greener means of travel and transport through multimodal real-time and personalised information, and also online ticketing. Moreover the internet could help in collecting data from travellers and vehicle movements, and making real-time information accessible online. This would help travellers, improve overall traffic management and reduce environmental impact.

In conclusion, Instant Mobility technologies and services could support a better collaboration between public and private mobility actors in a city. The project contributes to making mobility information more complete, reliable, transparent and available for users, and shows how future internet technologies can help to integrate existing services to create next-generation mobility for all.

The next Instant Mobility workshop for transport and mobility stakeholders will be held in February 2012 (date and place to be confirmed). The purpose will be to identify the requirements of potential users for the future internet-enabled transport and mobility applications to be developed in the project, as well as to identify cities’ interests to be a pilot trial site in the FI-PPP phase 2, where they would host demonstrations of the Instant Mobility applications in the areas of traveller assistance, smart city logistics, and virtual traffic management and control.

For more information please visit Instant Mobility website or contact Paul Kompfner.

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Internet and Mobility
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International eHealth Conference 2011

International eHealth Conference 2011

Here is a brief promotional message:

In its 4th year, the International eHealth Conference 2011 will bring together global healthcare organisations like WHO and ECDC with innovative eHealth companies, top medical practitioners and eHealth researchers in a unique, cutting-edge forum.

A number of distinguished speakers confirmed their presence including Corrine Marsolier of Cisco, Alberto Tozzi of Bambino Jesu, Rome, Jeremy Nettle of Oracle, Ciro Cattuto of ISI. The public health sector is represented by Anouk Berger of WHO and Josette Najjar of Fondation Merieux. Most importantly, the first keynote speaker is Dr Denis Coulombier from European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), the head of the surveillance and epidemic preparedness unit, discussing epidemic intelligence from European agency perspective: and the second keynote is Prof. S. Yunkap Kwankam.

We have a great academic programme including papers, demos and posters and a lineup of industry and healthcare speakers confirmed.

On Wednesday 23rd November 0900- 1030 “Panic or Risk? How can the media and health agencies provide coverage that conveys the seriousness and risks of an outbreak without causing panic?” will be appearing via videoconferencing. The speakers from Imperial College London, ECDC and WHO.
This year we are repeating a very popular evening – the "Academic-Industry-Healthcare Speed Networking" event to bring together the three audiences in an effective and enjoyable way.
In the current economic situation it is essential to understand better the financial landscape supporting eHealth research, translational research and healthcare delivery. It has become ever more challenging to secure funding for eHealth and ICT services to improve national and global health. Shrinking national grants, agencies’ budgets and an increased pressure on researchers to create inter-disciplinary teams and deliver results with an impact on society and business interest created a completely new landscape for developing project consortia and partners. For this reason we created a special funding session at eHealth2011. We’re delighted that Jenny Tooth (Director of Angel Capitals) confirmed to deliver a talk at this special funding session.

The eHealth conference is on social media. You can follow our Twitter account (@eHealthconf) for the latest updates. We welcome online discussion and feedback – the official hashtag for the conference is #eHealth2011. We also have a Facebook page. And please take a look at our Flickr page for the poster presentations.

Conference Topics
• Social Networks for Epidemic Intelligence Web Intelligence, social networks, techniques for harnessing and mining user-generated content, outbreak detection and early warning systems, data collection and analysis for surveillance and epidemiology.
• Web 2.0 in healthcare, well-being and online communities of practice - community of practice, Web 2.0, user support groups, blogs, personalisation and profiling, online support for healthy lifestyle, well-being and public interventions, provision of pertinent information to patients.
• Healthcare ontologies and knowledge management systems - annotation, health care ontologies, coding standards, personalisation.
• E-learning, educational tools and games, and the impact of information delivery to patients and professionals - using digital libraries in building online communities, moderated discussion groups, qualitative and quantitative evaluation studies.
• Performance Monitoring and Evaluation Frameworks - performance evaluation methodologies, patient/process flow models, sensor technologies and RFID tagging, mobile healthcare technologies.
• Privacy, trust and security - electronic patient records, models for trust and privacy, novel mobile encryption technologies, identity federation, role based access control, privacy enhancing technologies.

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Wellbeing
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Measuring the Information Society

Measuring the Information Society

This report provides and evaluates indicators for measuring the Inofrmation Society. The Index captures the level of advancement of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in more than 150 countries worldwide and compares progress made. Do you think that we can measure the expansion and quality of the Information Society?

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ICT for Development
Internet and Mobility
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Autoclusters

Autoclusters

AUTOCLUSTERS is a project co-funded by South East Europe programme and European Union funds. The aim of the project is to bring together Universities, R&D institutions, SME support facilities from EU-15, NMS as well as IPA in order to parpare and create the first automotive network in South East Europe

Available Sectors: 
Automotive
Industry
Research
Governance

GreenTech 2012

GreenTech 2012

EAI is delighted to announce GreenTech 2012, the First International ICST Conference on Eco-Technology and Green computing, that will take place in Chennai, India, from August 10 to 11, 2012.

GreenTech focuses on the role of green Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in accomplishing more sustainable and energy efficient solutions in computing and in promoting the diffusion of environmentally friendly computer systems.

The conference will feature both a research and an industry track. GreenTech
2012 encourages active industrial involvement in the conference agenda to identify key challenges, share experiences and success factors in the implementation and deployment of green ICT. White papers, extended abstracts, full-length papers are solicited for the conference industrial track. All accepted industry contributions will be published in a dedicated section of the conference proceedings.

All submitted contributions will undergo peer review. Accepted papers will be published in the GreenTech Conference Proceedings and by Springer-Verlag in the Lecture Notes of ICST (LNICST). Authors are also encouraged to submit ad extended version of their GreenTech paper to the special issue of The Computer Journal of the British Computer Society (Oxford).

Paper submission is now open. Please visit the conference website for more
information: http://greentech.icst.org/

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Who is interested in a research on Wireless collaboration of City Traffic Control System and Emergency Service Units like Fire Fighters, Ambulance Staff and Police?

Who is interested in a research on Wireless collaboration of City Traffic Control System and Emergency Service Units like Fire Fighters, Ambulance Staff and Police?

I think we can study on a new organized system that can communicate between Ambulance Units, Traffic Lights, Police Cars and Fire Fighters Automatically as Soon as Fatal Accidents Happen. A Fatal Accident can be sensed by sensors in Smart Cars and Health Monitoring Chips for Individuals... Who has been working on that ever? I would like to find some participants...

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