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June 2006

CTIT Newsletter – June 2006

NIRICT colloquia

The NIRICT management is planning to organize colloquia, at the three universities. Connected by video conferencing tools, we will have an interactive colloquium. We do need someone to coordinate this. In case you are interested in coordinating these interactive colloquia, please contact Anja Annink.

CTIT Symposium 2006 "Smart Environments"
On May 31, CTIT organized her annual symposium. This year the theme was "Smart Environments". Presentations and photos are available: http://www.ctit.utwente.nl/newsflash/smart_environments.doc/

Agenda:

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20 June 2006: Integrated Micro Nano Systems: R&D Challenges ahead and enabling Applications, University of Twente, Cubicus Building, Room B209

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28 June 2006: Information meeting Smart Mix, NWO

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25-27 October 2006: 1st European conference on Smart Sensing and Context (EuroSSC 2006), Enschede, The Netherlands

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23-11-2006: ProRISC workshop 2006 (Veldhoven)

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23-11-2006: SAFE workshop 2006 (Veldhoven)

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22/24-11-2006: IST 2006 - Strategies for Leadership, Helsinki, Finland.

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13-2-2007: EU/FP7 Congress, organized by EG-Liaison. Location: WFCC (World Forum Convention Center), Den Haag.

Information on research funding programmes

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Smart Mix

See Newsletter May 2006.

28 June 2006: Information meeting Smart Mix, NWO

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Innovation vouchers (SenterNovem)

IST/ FP7:

Documents:

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The Commission details its plan for a European Institute of Technology

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Report from the Information Society Technologies Advisory Group (ISTAG): Shaping Europe’s future through ICT

General information FP7:

On 4 April 2006 an agreement has been reached on the financial framework for FP7. The budget has been raised to 50.5 billion euro. The programme will determined autumn 2006, with a duration of 7 years. The first calls are to be expected at the end of 2006/beginning 2007. The budget is specified as follows:

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Cooperation (Collaborative research): 32.2 billion euro

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Ideas (Frontier research): 7.4 billion euro

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People (Human potential): 4.6 billion euro

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Capacities (Research capacity): 4.2 billion euro

More information at:

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EG-Liaison: Het Zevende Kaderprogramma (information in Dutch)

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FP7 website; a.o., information on Joint Technology Initiatives (JTIs)

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FP7 general information

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Frequently asked questions

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Objectives

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IST Programme

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Research themes in FP7

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Technology Platforms / Information on ETPs (EG-Laison)

Information on ETPs:

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Artemis (Embedded Systems)

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The Mobile and Wireless Communications Technology Platform (eMobility)  

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The NEM Initiative - European Initiative on NETWORKED and ELECTRONIC MEDIA  

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Networked European Software and Services Initiative (NESSI)  

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EUROP, the European Robotics Platform

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Photonics21 - The Photonics Technology Platform

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ERTRAC European Road Transport Research Advisory Council  

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ERRAC European Rail Research Advisory Council  

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MANUFUTURE - Platform on Future Manufacturing Technologies   

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Food European Technology Platform "Food for Life"  

Upcoming deadlines:

Continuously:

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NWO Meervoud

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EW fonds voor funderende exacte componenten en technologieën (EFFECT)

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NWO: Cognition integration grants, Cognition network grants, Cognition à la Carte grants

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NWO: EFFECT, for basic research on components and Technologies

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NWO/STW: Cognition Application Oriented Research

August:

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31-08-06: deadline full proposals NWO Vici, more information also at NWO Veni, Vidi, Vici

 

September:

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1-09-06: Deadline pre-proposals Smart Mix

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4-09-06: Innovatiesubsidie samenwerkingsprojecten 2e tender R&D-projecten Internationaal en R&D-projecten in opkomende markten (open per 1-5-2006)

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5-09-2006: deadline Veni-subsidie, see also: NWO Veni, Vidi, Vici

 

December:

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1-12-06: Deadline full-proposals Smart Mix

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31-12-06: Open Competition “Maatschappij- en Gedragswetenschappen”

Recently started projects

Intelligent Vehicles

Project Manager: Prof. dr. ir. B. van Arem

Faculty of Engineering Technology

Tel: +31 53 4893046

Fax: +31 53 4894040

E-mail: b.vanarem@utwente.nl

Summary

The central objective is to use in-vehicle telematics as a breakthrough technology to improve quality of travel and sustainable traffic and to value the potential of in-car telematics (in the context of an intelligent road-vehicle system in terms of safety, throughput, reliability and environment). The project will address:

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The role of the driver and his or her needs and wants of in-vehicle intelligence; a simulation environment including adequate driver modeling as an integral element for designing, predicting and evaluating effects and effectiveness of in-vehicle intelligence;

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In-vehicle intelligence, comprising integrated autonomous control and driver assistance systems related to the operational driving task at the navigation, maneuvering and control level on one hand, and related to traffic management and transport efficiency on the other;

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The context for the relation between intelligent road-vehicle systems and the road users in terms of motive, destinations, routes, and operational driving or supervisory tasks, as well as the control issues involved. The role of the intelligent vehicle both the potential of a ‘future’ intelligent road-vehicle system as well as the development path toward it;

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The need for hands-on experience through on-road testing of concepts for systems with ‘intelligence’ levels varying from information, actively supporting and automated systems. The on-road testing of concepts are referred to as "pilots" in this proposal;

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The needs of all relevant actors in bringing in-vehicle systems closer to implementation, including industry, government and knowledge institutes, so that issues dealing with traffic and transport modeling and with strategy, policy and regulation as well as technological issues, such as sensing issues (technology and interpretation), inter-vehicle and vehicle-roadside communication, system robustness, reliability and fault tolerance;

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A business case example for in-vehicle intelligence.

Innovative elements of this project are the :

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full partnership among the industrial, governmental and knowledge institutes organizations with tripartite knowledge transfer;

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on-hands experience in the real-life, physical laboratory-like implementation of in-vehicle systems and their interaction with advanced traffic monitoring and management applications;

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addressing of transition issues of mixing old and new technologies and the confrontation of various - sometimes conflicting- interests of actors;

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synergies achieved with existing projects nationally and internationally;

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explicitly focusing on implementation issues.

Work in intelligent vehicles is of international scope. A large investment project aimed at strengthening the knowledge on the topic of intelligent vehicles in the area of traffic management must be internationally oriented. Dissemination activities will therefore be both national and international. Likewise, the need for international participation, particularly by industrial partners, is crucial to success of laboratories and eventual implementations and thus of the project. Therefore, we expect that international parties will participate in this project.

Participants: DuraVermeer, Trinity, TNO, TUD, TRAIL, UTwente, SWOV, ST Software, Ministries of Transport and Economic Affairs

Project duration: 4 years / 2005-2009

Project budget CTIT: 464 k-€

Involved groups: Centre for Transport Studies

CTIT Strategic Research Orientation: eProductivity

SPICE: Service Platform for Innovative Communication Environment

Project Manager: Marten van Sinderen

Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science

Tel.: +31-53-4893677

Email: m.j.vansinderen@utwente.nl

Summary

Vision: To design, develop, evaluate and prototype an extendable overlay architecture and framework that supports:

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Easy and quick service creation of intelligent and ambient-aware services

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Cooperation of multiple heterogeneous execution environments

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Pan-European seamless delivery of services across operator domains, networks and terminals

Objectives:

Provide a unified and seamless way to deliver services over heterogeneous execution platforms, network and terminals

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Enrich the service landscape, through an overlay structure offering a personalised user experience anytime, anyplace

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Create a trusted and open platform that will simplify the use of services and devices through personalisation and customisation

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Open-up to new business models and value chains

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Enabling Pan-European service provisioning

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Promoting the uptake of innovative IT software technologies in a telecommunications grade service platform environment

Participation CTIT is through the Telematica Instituut.

Project duration: 1-1-2006 / 1-1-2007

Project budget CTIT: 65 k-€ / 32.5 k-€ funding

Number of person/years CTIT: 0.5 fte

Project Coordinator: France Telecom

Participants:

Operators: FT, Telecom Italia, T-Systems, Telenor, DoCoMo Eurolabs, TP

Vendors: Alcatel, Ericsson, Nokia, Siemens, NEC, Bull

SMEs: Neos, Iris, Volantis

Research Centres / Academics: Telematica Instituut, Fraunhofer Fokus, Universities of Kassel, Surrey, Turin, Brussels, NTNU Trondheim

Operational PM support: Alma

Involved groups: Architectures and Services of Network Applications

CTIT Strategic Research Orientation: ASI (A-services Internet)

PhD defenses

28-06-2006: P.S. Bonsma (EWI)

Please inform a.g.h.westhoff@utwente.nl about the PhD defenses. Every CTIT PhD-student will receive a book coupon from CTIT!

CTIT Newsletters

The CTIT Newsletter will appear every month. In case you have input for the newsletter, about workshops, phd defenses or other events, please send the information to a.g.h.westhoff@utwente.nl

Contact information:

Peter Apers, scientific director: p.m.g.apers@utwente.nl

Iddo Bante, managing director: i.bante@utwente.nl

Wilma Hiddink, project manager: w.g.hiddink@utwente.nl

Anja Annink-Tanke, secretary: a.m.annink-tanke@utwente.nl

Sandra Westhoff, secretary: a.g.h.westhoff@utwente.nl