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February 2007

CTIT CTIT Newsletter – February 2007


CTIT Symposium 2007:

Enabling Sustainable and Personalised Healthcare with ICT

Wednesday May 9th, 2007

At May 9th, CTIT organizes its annual symposium. This year the theme is "Enabling Sustainable and Personalised

Healthcare with ICT". With a challenging and varied programme featuring renowned international and national speakers

we hope to present a lively and inspiring programme for representatives from academia, industry, and healthcare organizations.

Amongst others there will be presentations by Prof. Yuval Shahar (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel)

and Prof. Jan H. van Bemmel (Erasmus MC, Rotterdam). Furthermore, a panel discussion and a poster competition

for PhD students will be organized.

Background. Our current world is facing the challenge of delivering healthcare to citizens at high quality and affordable costs.

Prolonged medical care for the ageing population, increasing expenses for managing chronic diseases, and the need for personal health systems are prevalent trends in this information intensive domain. The emerging situation necessitates a change in the way healthcare is delivered to the patient, and related information and processes are managed. ICT will be key to implement these

changes. It will further contribute to reduce medical errors, to facilitate active participation of patients, and – in particular – to enable personalisation of care.

This CTIT symposium deals with different facets of personal health systems and healthcare information systems. It gives

insights into the challenges, applications, and perspectives emerging for ICT in this context. Addressed topics include the

optimisation of healthcare processes, the computerized support of medical guidelines, personalised (tele-)monitoring, and

new “context-aware” ICT services in healthcare.

There is no registration fee, but it is necessary to register.

For questions or registration please mail your name and affiliation to: office@ctit.utwente.nl.

NIRICT Kick-off event

On Thursday, 22 March 2007, the official kick-off event of NIRICT will take place in the Jaarbeurs, Utrecht.

During this event, the 3TU.Centre for Dependable ICT Systems (CeDICT) will also be officially opened.

The programme includes in the morning presentations from managers, ministry, ICTRegie and the 3TU-federation.

During the lunch sixty AIOs from the three universities will present their work by means of posters.

In the afternoon we have a scientific programme, where we will discuss challenges for ICT research.

More information can be found on the website: http://nirict.3tu.nl.


18-20 June 2007: Innovative Mass Storage Technologies 2007 (IMST 2007)

Location: Eden Dish Hotel, Enschede.

IMST2007 aims to bring together academic and industrial researchers working in the area of (mass) data storage An exciting list of invited speakers will provide a cutting-edge overview of the latest research advancements in the areas of:

- Emerging and Future Technologies

- Magnetic Memories

- Solid State Memories

- Optical Memories

A unique feature of the IMST conference is the two invited Industrial sessions (European and Overseas players), that offer to all participants the opportunity to review the strategy and latest advances of world-leading industrial actors.

As innovation often emerges at the interfaces between scientific communities, the scientific committee of the conference proposed to add a special tutorial session on systems aspects.

More information

21-23 June: European Computing and Philosophy Conference (ECAP’07)

Extended deadline!

University of Twente, Enschede

conference director: Philip Brey [GW]

local organizer:Katinka Waelbers [GW]

Submission of abstract for this multidisciplinary conference is open for scholars in the humanities and the natural sciences

For more information:


18-20 July 2007: 13th EUNICE Open European Summer School and IFIP TC6.6 Workshop on Dependable and Adaptable Networks and Services

Location: University of Twente, Waaier WA3, Enschede

One of the main challenges in the next decade will be to make the Internet and the services that are provided on top of it more dependable and adaptable. Research on these themes is needed for fixed, wireless and ad-hoc networking, ubiquitous communication and computing, sensor networks, and context-awareness. While individual mobile applications with context-aware and personalize features emerged, at the same time many challenges for network and service architectures were imposed concerning integration, interoperability, management, provisioning, reliability and security. On the one hand research has to build up a sound understanding of these applications and their supporting service and network architectures. On the other hand, the service and network infrastructure needs to be able to provide the necessary quality of service for the envisioned applications.

More information



8-02-2007: Symposium IOP EMVT II. Location: NIMAC, Ede.


13-2-2007: EG Liaison and SenterNovem will organize an Information Meeting on FP7: “Het KP7 congres - dé aftrap voor KP7 in Nederland". Location: World Forum Convention Center (WFCC), The Hague.


21-02-2007: Freeband Zorgevent: “Zorg op maat en zorg op afstand. Balans tussen patiëntveiligheid en zelfredzaamheid door de inzet van intelligente communicatietechnologieën”. Location: UMC Utrecht.


26-02-2007: Information day ICT Challenge 1: Pervasive and Trusted Network and Service Infrastructures. Location: European Commission, Charlemagne building, Room S3, Rue de la Loi 170, 1040 Brussels.


13-03-2007: BRICKS Midterm Symposium, Location: CWI/Turing Room, Amsterdam.


15-03-2007: De kunst van verzilveren. Valorisatie van wetenschappelijk onderzoek. Location: WTC Rotterdam.


28/29-3-2007: DIR 2007: the 7th Dutch-Belgian Information Retrieval Workshop. Location: KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.


22-3-2007: NIRICT Kick-off Event. Location: Jaarbeurs, Utrecht.


17-4-2007: TWA Themeconference: Innovative Technologies for the security of citizens and infrastructure. Location: WTC Rotterdam.


9-05-07: Annual CTIT Symposium: Enabling Sustainable and Personalised Healthcare with ICT. Location: University of Twente, Waaier WA4, Enschede.


22/23-5-2007: ICT Delta, het ICT Innovatiecongres. Location: Jaarbeurs, Utrecht.


18/20-06-2007: Innovative Mass Storage Technologies 2007. Location: Eden Dish Hotel, Enschede.


21/23-6-2007: ECAP’07: European Computing and Philosophy Conference 2007. Location: University of Twente, Enschede


9/11-07-2007: CIVR 2007, ACM International Conference on Image and Video Retrieval. Location: Old Lutheran Church, Amsterdam.


18/20-7-2007: 13th EUNICE Open European Summer School and IFIP TC6.6 Workshop on Dependable and Adaptable Networks and Services, Location: University of Twente, Waaier WA3, Enschede


23/27-7-2007: SIGIR 2007. Location: hotel Krasnapolsky, Amsterdam.


24/26-10-2007: eChallenges e-2007. Location: The Hague.

Information on research funding programmes

Jacquard: It is expected that a 4th edition of the Jacquard programme will be issued. The Call is expected by March 2007, and the budget will be around 2.7 M-€. Projects are expected to start at the end of 2007.

Seventh Framework Programme of the European Union:

FP7 and CTIT:

CTIT has opened an information site on the 7th Framework Programme of the European Union (FP7). The most relevant information on FP 7 will be addressed and there will be links to other information sites. Focus is on the ICT Programme, but there is also information on other programmes (Health, Transport, Marie Curie, etc.).

European Research Council: the ERC Starting Independent Researcher Grant.

This grant offers the opportunity for young researchers to start ‘the creation of independent and excellent new research teams’, and to strengthen others that have been recently created. The submission will follow a two-step procedure, with a peer review evaluation process. The first Call has been published recently, with a deadline on April 25, 2007.

FP7/ICT Programme:

General information

The ICT-programme is the most important progamme for CTIT. For the ICT Theme, three calls for proposals are anticipated for 2007-2008. The first ‘Call for proposals’ will be published on December 22, 2006. Deadline submission is 8 May 2007.

The first two Calls will be the largest (especially the first one!) and it is by no means certain that for a specific topic there will be additional Calls! So be prepared for the first Call.

For more information on the First Call, see Calls for Proposal: 1st Call - December 22, 2006.

Full details on the scope of each call, the funding strategy and on budget allocation are outlined in the ICT Work Programme 2007-2008.


9 and 26 February 2007: Information Days Pervasive and Trusted Network and Service Infrastructures


9 February 2007: Information Day on "Challenge 1: Pervasive and Trusted Network and Service Infrastructures" (section 3.1) of the "ICT Work Programme 2007-08". This event will take place in Brussels, European Commission, Charlemagne building, Room S4, Rue de la Loi 170, 1040 Brussels. Scope: general information


26 February 2007: Information Day on "Challenge 1: Pervasive and Trusted Network and Service Infrastructures" (section 3.1) of the "ICT Work Programme 2007-08". This event will take place in Brussels, European Commission, Charlemagne building, Room S3, Rue de la Loi 170, 1040 Brussels. Scope: more specific information.

Future and Emerging Technologies

FET Open Call: more information


Health Programme:

Deadline: 19 April 2007 at 17:00 (Brussels local time) - more information

Security Research Programme:

Deadline: 31 May 2007 – more information

Socio-Economic Sciences and the Humanities:

Deadline: 10 May 2007 at 17:00 (Brussels local time) - more information

Sustainable Surface Transport

Deadline Call 1 RTD: 3 May 2007 at 17:00 (Brussels local time) - more information

FP7-People-2007-1-1-ITN - Marie Curie Initial Training Networks:

Deadline: 07 May 2007 at 17:00 (Brussels local time) - more information

The European Commission is currently founding a new executive agency for the management of Marie Curie-contracts. Mid 2008 the agency will have taken over the management of all Marie Curie-contracts. It is the intention that in the future besides Marie Curie contracts, all administrative tasks of other research projects, including collaborative research projects, will be carried out by this agency.

Information on all Calls: see Cordis website

Joint Technology Initiatives

New within FP7 are the Joint Technology Initiatives (JTI’s), to pursue ambitious common RTD objectives. JTI’s have their own Strategic Research Agenda. Basis forms an ETP, representing industries’ interests with the aim to create new markets. Goal a.o. is the alignment of national priorities. The JTI’s have large budgets from many sources (public, private, EU, member states). Currently, 6 protential themes have been identified, two in the ICT domain (ETP’s: Artemis -> Embedded Systems and ENIAC -> Nano-electronics). This may become an interesting source for research funding.

Upcoming deadlines:



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


NWO/STW: Cognition Application Oriented Research


STW Open Technology Programme (information in Dutch).


Future & Emerging Technologies (FET)



1-03-07: STW Valorisation Grant 2007, 1st Call


29-03-07: Vernieuwingsimpuls Vici-programme; special Call for a Sentinels Vici-researcher (security research)

April/May 2007:


3-04-07: FP7-PEOPLE – NIGHT Programme


19-04-07: Call 1 – FP7/Health programme


25-04-07: ERC Starting Independent Researcher Grant


25-04-07: International Reintegration Grants


26-04-07: Marie Curie Awards


27-04-07: EUROCORES (internationalization)



1-05-07: Vernieuwingsimpuls Veni-programme


1-05-07: NWO Meervoud (NWO/EW only)


3-05-07: FP7 Programme Sustainable Surface Transport: RTD and TREN


3-05-07: FP7 Programme Transport RTD


7-05-07: Marie Curie Initial Training Networks


8-05-07: 1st Call FP7/ICT Programme (see information on research funding programmes)


10-05-07: FP7 Programme Socio-Economic Sciences and the Humanities


31-05-07: 1st Call Security Research



4-09-07: FP7 ICT – CA’s


17-09-07: ERC Starting Independent Researcher Grant (2nd phase)


25-09-07: Marie Curie Initial Training Networks



17-10-07: International Reintegration Grants



31-12-07: NWO Open Competition “Maatschappij- en Gedragswetenschappen”.

Recently started projects

VRIEND: Value-Based Security Risk Mitigation in Enterprise Networks that are Decentralized

(funded by STW/Sentinels)

Project Manager: Prof. dr. Roel Wieringa / Pieter Hartel

Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science - EEMCS

Tel.: +31 53 489 4189 / +31 53 489 2411

Email: r.j.wieringa@utwente.nl / pieter.hartel@utwente.nl

Project website: VRIEND


In industrial practice, security engineering is risk management: how to mitigate security risk given a finite budget? Today the IT of a business is connected to that of others in a value web of business partners, suppliers and customers, each of whom has its own confidentiality, integrity and availability requirements. This creates new security challenges, because there is no central decision-making authority in these networks. The question to be investigated in VRIEND is how to extend current risk management practices with methods and techniques to deal with security risks in decentralized networks. We will investigate this, firstly, by developing methods and techniques to build up a security baseline for a value web, which is a set of security patterns agreed upon by members of a value web, of which the risk-mitigating properties have been quantitavely specified, and which are related to business goals and external legislation that therse patterns help to achieve. Secondly, we will develop quantitative techniques for security architecture design in decentralized networks, by means of which in a business project can compose the security mechanisms in the baseline into a security architecture of the business project result. In a value web where each business has its own commercial interests, architecture design must use cost/benefit techniques to lead to agreement among different business partners. We will develop dynamic quantitative techniques, that allow businesses to incorporate the appearance of new security mechanisms, the occurrence of new threats or incidents, and of changes in security goals over time.

Project duration: January 2007 until January 2011

Project budget: 440 k-€

Number of person/years: 2.1 fte

Project Coordinator: University of Twente

Participants: AkzoNobel, Corus Strip Products, DSM, Hoffmann, Philips

Involved groups: Information Systems (IS), Distributed and Embedded Systems (DIES)

CTIT Strategic Research Orientation: ISTRICE (Integrated Security and Privacy in a Networked World)


(funded by EU/FP6)

Project coordinator UT: prof. dr. J. van Hilligersberg

Faculty of Management and Governance

Tel.: +31 53 489 3513

Email: j.vanhillegersberg@utwente.nl


ECOSPACE pursues the vision that by 2012 every Professional in Europe is empowered for seamless, dynamic and creative collaboration across teams, organisations and communities through a personalised collaborative working environment. ECOSPACE implements this vision through 4 main objectives: (1) The definition of innovative work paradigms through the analysis of eProfessionals and their related organisation; (2) The design and development of an open standards, service-oriented architecture for complementary and alike systems; (3) A collaboration middleware and services to enable seamless and instant collaboration among knowledge workers in group forming networks, beyond organisational boundaries; (4) The creation of new tools that simplify the complexity of collaboration in dynamic work environments and which enable users for creative and knowledge intensive tasks. ECOSPACE deploys a systemic approach built on matrix-based organisation with horizontal technology push activities and vertical application pull activities. Vertical validating applications apply a Living Lab approach within 3 application areas, acting as breeding grounds for innovation, preparing wider acceptance of the results, and creating open business opportunities for new generic or sector-specific products and services.

Project duration: 2006–2009

Number of person/years UT: 1 fte

Partners: Fraunhofer FIT, AREL, Atkins, Business Collaborator, CETIM, De Agostini, EsoCE-NET, ETRA, EuroTax, freiheit.com, HP Italiana, SPIN, NUIG, SAP, SPS, Telematica Instituut/UT, TXT, Universidad de Murcia, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Virtech, RWTH Aachen.

Involved groups: Information Systems & Change Management

CTIT Strategic Research Orientation: Industrial Engineering & ICT

PhD defenses

31.01.2007 Nikolay Kavaldjiev [EWI]

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

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Contact information:

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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