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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.


28 Jun 2016 - Internet attacks: find that effective one The brute force and sheer scale of current Internet attacks put a heavy strain on classic methods of intrusion detection. Moreover, these methods aren’t prepared for the rapidly growing number of connected devices: scalability is a major issue. PhD researcher Rick Hofstede, of the University of Twente’s CTIT institute, proposes another way of monitoring internet traffic, thus tracing those attacks that actually have an effect and not all the others. The open source software he developed, is already being tested and used by several organizations in the world. Hofstede defends his PhD thesis on June 29. 27 Jun 2016 - Call for ERC Advanced Grants open If, as an established leading principal investigator, you are interested in the opportunity for long-term funding, the ERC is here to help. ERC Advanced Grants are designed to allow outstanding research leaders of any nationality and any age to pursue ground-breaking, high-risk projects in Europe. 27 Jun 2016 - New in the FET Open CSA call: the FET Innovation Launchpad The Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) Open call for Coordination and Support Actions (CSA) includes a new topic under the Horizon 2020 WP2016-17: the Innovation Launchpad. What is it for and how can you participate in this call? 27 Jun 2016 - ICT Proposers' Day On September 26-27, 2016, the ICT Proposers' Day will be organised in Bratislava, Slovakia. The ICT Proposers day is a unique networking opportunity to build partnerships and projects targeting the new FET Open, HPC and e-infrastructure calls. 21 Jun 2016 - TNO and University of Twente launch i-Botics open innovation center TNO and the University of Twente will join forces in the field of robotics in the newly founded open innovation center i-Botics. Within the open innovation center, valorization activities will be pursued in the field of exoskeletons and telerobotics. Paul de Krom (CEO at TNO) Jos Keurentjes (COO at TNO), Victor van der Chijs (president of the Executive Board of the University of Twente) and Ed Brinksma (Rector UT) signed the collaboration agreement on 21 June, paving the way to a closer collaboration and exchange of knowledge between the research institutes and the industry. 



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