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Are we on the verge of seeing a young science vanish from sight? It may well seem so. Software has always had this strange property that it’s so soft you can’t touch it. You can’t take it into your hands. You can’t see it. Hardware, also known as computers, is moving out of sight as well. When you ask someone how many computers he or she owns, you rarely get the right answer, which is often in the order of ten or so. Just like software, computers are everywhere: your car, your watch, your activity monitor, your TV set, your cell phone, your hearing aid, your modern lightbulb, your door lock, and so on. Oh, and your laptop, of course. Software and hardware are disappearing from sight, but obviously, they’re not vanishing.

It took us decades, but by now society is drowning in ICT, and we don’t even see it. ICT is everywhere and in such an abundance that we can’t even build up a complete picture. And likewise, ICT science may seem to be vanishing from sight. But vanishing from sight isn’t the same as vanishing. On the contrary, there’s a lot of ICT science taking place to let ICT run through our society’s veins and shape the things we do today, and will do tomorrow. ICT science is making our society smart.

At CTIT we conduct the ICT research that make the societies of today and tomorrow smart. Societies are important to us: we are concerned about the relevance of our research for society, we embed our solutions into societies and preferably in a way that it seems normal to you and that it feels as if it's supposed to be that way.

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21 Jul 2015 - New project within the 'NWO Human Capital: 21st century skills' programme Prof. dr. Ton de Jong (faculty BMS) acquired a new project within the 'NWO Human Capital: 21st century skills' programme: 21st century skills for vocational technical students; a high-tech approach. The 'NWO Human Capital: 21st century skills' programme is part of the Top sector Creative Industry & Social Infrastructure Agenda. 16 Jul 2015 - NWO VENI for Aimee Robbins-van Wynsberghe Aimee Robbins-van Wynsberghe (Philosophy - faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences) has acquired an NWO VENI grant for her research on service robots!  13 Jul 2015 - 2 November 2015: Nationale Cyber Security Research Agenda Symposium 2015 On 2 November 2015, the National Cyber Security Research Agenda Symposium 2015 will be held. This is meant for everyone who is involved or interested in cyber security research, (higher) education and innovation. 13 Jul 2015 - 17 September 2015: Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks Training On 17 September 2015 a training for the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks will be organised by RVO. 13 Jul 2015 - Call for Proposals Alain Bensoussan Fellowships (ERCIM) The European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics (ERCIM) invites applications for the Alain Bensoussan fellowship programme. This enables early-career scientists to conduct research at leading European centres outside their own country in one of the ERCIM institutes. Research must align with the following topics: computer applications, computer systems organisation, computing methodologies, coputing millieux, data, hardware, information systems, mathematics, mathematics of computing, software, theory of computation and other related disciplines.

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