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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.


3 Feb 2016 - Students run car sharing project at Lochem Energie The opportunity to test whether your ideas really work in practice: in the ‘From prototype to society’ minor, students got the chance to see whether their innovations really resonated with the community. As part of their High Tech Human Touch-module, Sander Gillissen, Joachim Batzke, Emily Bohan (all Industrial Design Engineering students), Daniël van der Vegt, Maximilian Möllers (both International Business Administration students) and Jule Krüger (Psychology) went to Lochem to run their car sharing project: Electrip. 2 Feb 2016 - Yakup Kilic receives PhD on Wireless Localisation and Tracking Location-awareness is fast becoming an essential feature in many application areas. Yakup Kilic received his PhD at the Telecommunication Engineering group at the EWI Faculty on 21 January for his research on wireless localization and tracking. More information (EEMCS news, January 26, 2016) 2 Feb 2016 - In memoriam: Sjoerd van Tongeren (IGS director) In memoriam Sjoerd van Tongeren 2 Feb 2016 - Prof. Vanessa Evers' Workshop on Social Robots at the World Economic Forum received much attention At the recent Annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos-Klosters, prof. Vanessa Evers held a workshop on Social Robots. She was one of the few Dutch researchers among the 2500 participants. During 300 sessions, government leaders, scientists, heads of state, CEO's of big companies, and journalists discuss the developments within science, economy and world politics. Theme of this year is "The fourth industrial revolution". 27 Jan 2016 - Large H2020 ICT Call Currently, the Call for Proposals for a large ICT Call is open. Closing date is: 12 April 2016. There are many different topics:



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