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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.


30 May 2017 - Ton de Jong is awarded with the AECT Award Professor of Instructional Technology Ton de Jong is awarded with the Distinguished Development Award of the Association for Educational Communications & Technology (AECT). 29 May 2017 - Government regulation could cut urban emissions by seventy per cent Wouter van Heeswijk has developed a mathematical model that determines the optimal conditions for sustainable urban distribution. The model can reduce logistical pressure in cities and make goods transport more sustainable. In some cases, it may be possible to reduce emissions in cities by seventy per cent. Van Heeswijk is a member of the Industrial Engineering and Business Information Systems research group at the University of Twente, where he successfully defended his doctoral dissertation on 19 May. 1 May 2017 - University of Twente student designs model to detect hacked Twitter accounts Meike Nauta, a Business & IT student at the University of Twente, has designed a model to detect hacked Twitter accounts. 12 Apr 2017 - Honorary doctorate Aalborg University for Joost-Pieter Katoen Professor Joost-Pieter Katoen, who works part-time at the ‘Formal Methods and Tools’ group of the University of Twente, received an honorary doctorate of Aalborg University in Denmark. 30 Mar 2017 - Fewer malfunctions and lower costs thanks to smarter maintenance model Researchers at the University of Twente have developed a mathematical model for improving the maintenance schedule for trains, rails, aircraft, self-driving cars, robots and nuclear power plants.



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