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ICT research in context

Information and Communication Technology - ICT - increasingly shapes our society: for example, the way we communicate with each other (e.g. social media), the way we feel safe and secure, what we can do for people with (physical) limitations, the way we work together towards a more sustainable society.

CTIT is the largest academic research institute in the Netherlands - and one of the largest in Europe - in the field of ICT and ICT applications. Typical for CTIT is the "ICT Research in Context" approach: research groups working together on present-day technological, economic and social challenges. Multidisciplinary research is key, not only between technical disciplines such as computer science , electrical engineering and mathematics, but also between these disciplines and behavioural and social sciences.

CTIT research has an impact on cyber-physical systems, human-machine interaction, and solutions for the present grand societal challenges. Examples include intelligent energy networks (smart grids), care and coaching at a distance (tele-medicine), and complex logistic processes.


16 Apr 2014 - UT doctoral degree candidate develops techniques to protect information Tri Minh Ngo, researcher at the University of Twente, has developed a new method for monitoring whether private information is sufficiently protected in computer programs. His technology can be used to check whether private data can be leaked and, if so, how much information is actually leaked in that case. His technology can also be used to detect possible leaks. 16 Apr 2014 - STEVEN TE BRINKE WINS STUDENT RESEARCH COMPETITION AT SAC '14 The Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC) 2014 was held from March 24 to 18 in Gyeongju, Korea. SAC 2014 hosted a Student Research Competition that provides graduate students the opportunity to receive feedback on their research ideas from the scientific community. For this competition, students are selected based on submitted abstracts and then graded first on their poster and then on their presentation. Steven te Brinke from the FMT group of the University of Twente won the gold medal of this competition with his presentation titled "Interpreting Energy Profiles with CEGAR". 11 Apr 2014 - Interview with Vanessa Evers on her robots #PenWextra: Vanessa Evers over haar robots (Source: VARA, Pauw en Witteman, April 3, 2014; in Dutch) 11 Apr 2014 - Vanessa Evers on Dutch TV in "Pauw en Witteman", April 3, 2014 Prof. Vanessa Evers (EWI/HMI) has been on Dutch television in the programme of "Pauw en Witteman" and talked about the social aspects of robots (Source: VARA, Pauw en Witteman, April 3, 2014 - in Dutch; item starting from 36.26 min.) 8 Apr 2014 - European approach for ethical assessment of research and innovation Recently, the Trippenhuis of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences was the scene for the kick-off of the SATORI project. With a € 4.7 million budget (financed by the EU) and a four-year term, the SATORI consortium - made up of seventeen partners from thirteen countries - hopes to improve and, where possible, standardize the ethical assessment practices in European member states within the fields of research and innovation. UT Professor Philip Brey, coordinator of the international project, says: "It would be great if we could develop some sort of European standard for the ethical assessment of research and innovation. In the modern day and age, this becomes increasingly important as societal consequences for human rights, the environment, justice, well-being and privacy can be considerable."

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