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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.


28 Jan 2015 - 12-14 May 2015: The 6th Annual Internet of Things Summit From 12-14 May 2015 the 6th Annual Internet of Things Summit will be organised in Brussels. This summit will examine the current Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem in Europe and will explore the role of IoT in helping to make Europe a world leader in this area. The 3-day summit will bring together 200+ delegates, including the key European decision makers and leading industry stakeholders.  27 Jan 2015 - Information meeting Smart, Green and Integrated Transport (Horizon 2020), February 2, 2015 The next round of calls under the Smart, Green and Integrated Transport challenge of Horizon 2020 is on track. 26 Jan 2015 - UT develops wireless sensor system for bridges and tunnels Researchers at the UT CTIT research institute have developed a prototype of a wireless sensor network system that makes it possible to monitor the condition of structures such as bridges, tunnels and buildings. The method saves time and money compared to traditional methods. The wireless communication aspect of the system was developed by Zahra Taghikhaki who will be awarded a doctorate for her research on 28 January. Development of a system prototype. A Swiss company tested the system during the construction of a new bridge, and has plans to market it. 22 Jan 2015 - Net Futures Information Day on H2020 ICT-2015, 6 February 2015 On February 6, 2015, the Net Futures Information Day on H2020 ICT-2015 will be organised in Brussels 22 Jan 2015 - Massive chip design savings to be realized IT researchers working at the University of Twente have developed a programming language making the massive costs associated with designing hardware more manageable. Chip manufacturers have been using the same chip design techniques for twenty years now. The current process calls for extensive testing after each design step - a massively expensive state of affairs. The newly developed, so-called functional programming language makes it possible to prove, in advance, that a design transformation is a hundred per cent error-free.

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