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June 2007

CTIT CTIT Newsletter – June 2007


3 TU.Federation signs a cooperation agreement with STW


On Friday 22 June, 2007 the Technology Foundation STW signed a cooperation agreement on valorisation with the the 3 technical universities in the Netherlands, joined in the 3TU.Federation. The aim is to accelerate and multiply research results into innovative applications, through joined valorisation teams, making and executing exploitation plans per specific research case. For more information (in Dutch) see STW website.

Important news concerning

Eprints & METIS

As probably quite a few of you know, CTIT has now structured its research in new strategic research orientations. Please visit our website for some important information on how to register your publications.



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.


22/29-9-2007: PICNIC’07 (creative industry). Location: Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam.


4-10-2007: STW Themadag. Location: De Doelen, Rotterdam


9-10-2007: SIREN 2007 (Scientific ICT Research Netherlands). Program + location are not yet known.


9-10-2007: NWO Talentendag. Location: Het Vechthuis, Utrecht.


10-10-2007: Holland Innovation 2007 (for new entrprenuers). Location: Jaarbeurs, Utrecht


17/18-10-2007: Embedded Systems 2007 Conference: Performance & Reliability. Location: Evoluon, Eindhoven.


23-10-2007: National ICT Event. Location: Media Plaza, Jaarbeurs, Utrecht.


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


29/30-11-2007: Workshop ProRISC 2007. Location: De Koningshof, Veldhoven

Information on research funding programmes

Seventh Framework Programme of the European Union:

FP7/ICT Programme:

The Second Call has recently been published. The budget is 477 M-€. This Call addresses activities 3.1, 3.3, 3.5, 3.6 and 3.7. Deadline is October 9, 2007, 17.00 hrs. Please take a look at our FP7 information site for more information.

Future and Emerging Technologies

FET Information site

FET Open Call: call information, more information.

FIRE (FIRE Future Internet Research and Experimentation) Initiative

In June 2007, as part of the 2nd ICT Call, the FIRE programme has been launched, with a budget of 40 M-€: The planning is 36 M-€ for Cooperative Projects (IPs and STREPs), 3 M-€ for Networks of Excellence and 1 M-€ for Support Actions.

FIRE addresses long-term research which will investigate new architectures and approaches to build the foundations for the future Internet, embedding radically new paradigms, and getting rid of the accumulated shortcomings caused by the 'patches' used in the current Internet, so to make the internet more efficient in supporting society, economy and ultimately the innovation process.

Critical Infrastructure Protection

In August 2007 a Joint Call between ICT and Security themes is to be expected on “Critical Infrastructure Protection”.


Europea Commision accepted and published two proposals for the first Joint Technology Initiatives, one being within the area of ICT: ARTEMIS (Advanced Research and Technology for Embedded Intelligence and Systems; research budget: 2,7 biljon euro for 7 years).



The first Call has been closed on 25 April; 9617 proposals have been submitted, whereas 3000 proposals had been expected. In July, the invitations for stage 2 will be announced, deadline stage 2: 17 September 2007. The rejected proposals will be informed in August 2007. Final decisions on the 2nd stage are expected December 2007-January 2008.

The Call for Advanced Grants is to be expected by the end of July / beginning of August with an expected deadline in November 2007. Contrary to the Starting Grants a complete proposal has to be submitted in the first phase. Also an extended synopsis is required. This Call will have about 300 grants available.

From information of EG Liaison, it is clear that proposals should not be submitted twice (they make no chance). Part of the proposal is a section in which researchers have to make clear that they need the grant to establish or to concolidate their first research team. The research itself really should make scientific advancements. Multidisciplinary research and high risk/high gain proposals may have a good chance.

More information: ERC website

Health Programme:

Deadline: 18 September 2007: 2nd Call: Optimising the delivery of health care to European Citizens. Topics.

People Programme:

Call for Proposals FP7-PEOPLE-2007-2-1-IEF Intra-European Fellowships for Career Development. Deadline: 14 August 2007 at 17:00 (Brussels local time)

Call for Proposals FP7-PEOPLE-2007-4-1-IOF International Outgoing Fellowships for Career Development. Deadline: 14 August 2007 at 17:00 (Brussels local time)

Call for Proposals FP7-PEOPLE-2007-4-2-IIF International Incoming Fellowships. Deadline: 14 August 2007 at 17:00 (Brussels local time)

European Reintegration Grants. Deadline: October 7. 2007

International Reintegration Grants (IRG). Deadline: October 17, 2007.

Other funding programmes


NWO Exacte Wetenschappen will soon publish the Call for the Open Competition 2007. The Open Competition will from now on be organized for the complete research area, and projects can be submitted continuously. The investements within the framework of “NWO Middelgroot” will be separated from the Open Competition, and will also be evaluated by one area-broad committee.

Call 2007: Computational Life Sciences. Research theme is biological networks (integration of data-based (bio) informatics research with dynamic models. Deadline: 1 October 2007.

EW and ZonMw: Research programme on “ICT and disease management”. A call for a preparatory grant was announced at the ICT Delta Congress in May. Deadline will be: mid- October.


Fourth Call Jacquard: Software as Service. Deadline: July 3, 2007.

See also Jacquard website

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)



3-7-2007: Jacquard, Software as Service


6-7-2007: Marco Polo II


31-07-07: ERA-NET Plus Call 2007 (Theme(s): [Energy] [Environment (including Climate Change)] [Coordination of Research Activities] [Health] [Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, and Biotechnology] [Nanosciences, Nanotechnologies, Materials and new Production Technologies] [Socio-economic sciences and Humanities] [Transport (including Aeronautics)]



14-08-07: Intra-European Fellowships for Career Development (People programme)


14-08-07: International Outgoing Fellowships for Career Development (People programme)


14-08-07: International Incoming Fellowships (People programme)



4-09-07: FP7 ICT – CA’s


4-09-07: FP7 / FET Open Scheme


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


18-09-07: 2nd Call Health Programme: Optimising the delivery of health care to European Citizens.


25-09-07: Marie Curie Initial Training Networks



1-10-2007: Computational Life Sciences (NWO/EW)


7-10-2007: European Reintegration Grants


9-10-07: FP7 ICT Call 2, see also our FP7 website.


Mid-October (to be announced): ICT and disease management (NWO/EW and ZonMw)


17-10-07: International Reintegration Grants



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

Recently started projects

Reconfigurable digital antenna processing

Project Manager: Prof.dr. ir. Gerard Smit

Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science

Tel.: +31 53 489 3734

Email: g.j.m.smit@utwente.nl


Digitale signal processing plays an important role within sensor systems for i.e. (mobile) communication, radar, radio astronomic etc. A concept that is able to realize multiple run-time functions is a phased array antenna system. One can think of a (multi-dimensional) array system, by way of baseband digital processing on massive data streams of a multi-channel antenna array. This variety of functionality requires support for a broad range of standards, therefore a run-time reconfigurable digital streaming processing concept is needed. Research on digital signal processing is vital for the technological knowlegde within the Netherlands. Topics:


Tiled antenna processing architecture


Streaming processing


Flexibility & efficiency


Run-time dynamic configuration

Project duration: 2007-2011

Project budget: 245 k-€

Number of person/years: 1.2 fte

Participants: UT, Thales

Involved groups: Computer Architecture Design & Test for Embedded Systems (CADTES)

CTIT Strategic Research Orientation: WiSeSyst - Wireless and Sensor Systems

PhD defenses

21.06.2007 Lodewijk van Hoesel [EWI]

28.06.2007 Eisse Mensink [EWI]

05.07.2007 Joost Noppens [EWI]

11.07.2007 Rutger Rienks [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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