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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.


1 Oct 2015 - Dirk Heylen President of the Association for the Advancement of Affective Computing At the biannual conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction (ACII) Prof. Dirk Heylen became President of the International Association for the Advancement of Affective Computing (AAAC). The object of the Association is to advance the education of the public in general and particularly amongst specialists in the field on the subject of affective computing and to promote research for the public benefit in all aspects. 29 Sep 2015 - Raymond Veldhuis about biotmetric life on radio OBA Listen to Raymond Veldhuis at OBA live (in dutch):http://obalive.nl/default.aspx?lIntEntityId=2681 28 Sep 2015 - SCS BSc Student Lisa de Wilde wins Best Poster Award at BIOSIG 2015 At BIOSIG 2015, held from 9-11 September 2015 in Darmstadt, SCS BSc student Lisa de Wilde received the Best Poster Award for her poster: "Exploring How User Routine Affects the Recognition Performance of a Lock Pattern". The poster was based on her bachelor work, in which she looked at the question how far biometric recognition improves the safety of a lock pattern, as used in android systems. 25 Sep 2015 - DACS MSc Student Nils Rodday nominated for the JBISA Award The MSc thesis "Exploring Security Vulnerabilities of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles" of DACS MSc Student Nils Rodday has been nominated (top 3) for the JBISA Award, to be announced during the Security Congres on October 14, 2015 in Amsterdam. 24 Sep 2015 - 7-11 December 2015: ICT with Industry The Dutch research organisations NWO and STW will organize from December 7-11, 2015 the annual event "ICT with Industry" (information in Dutch). This workshop offers the opportunity to accelerate the innovation process of companies, through application of new methods and techniques, developed during this workshop .

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