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13 Jul 2015 - 2 November 2015: Nationale Cyber Security Research Agenda Symposium 2015 On 2 November 2015, the National Cyber Security Research Agenda Symposium 2015 will be held. This is meant for everyone who is involved or interested in cyber security research, (higher) education and innovation. 13 Jul 2015 - 17 September 2015: Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks Training On 17 September 2015 a training for the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks will be organised by RVO. 13 Jul 2015 - Call for Proposals Alain Bensoussan Fellowships (ERCIM) The European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics (ERCIM) invites applications for the Alain Bensoussan fellowship programme. This enables early-career scientists to conduct research at leading European centres outside their own country in one of the ERCIM institutes. Research must align with the following topics: computer applications, computer systems organisation, computing methodologies, coputing millieux, data, hardware, information systems, mathematics, mathematics of computing, software, theory of computation and other related disciplines. 8 Jul 2015 - Young eScience Award Win 50.000 Euro for e-Science Expertise for your research! 8 Jul 2015 - Call for Proposals NWO Vici The Call for Proposals NWO-Vici is open! 8 Jul 2015 - Call for Proposals NWO Onderzoekstalent (Humanities and Social Sciences) Currently, there is a Call for Proposals for the "NWO Onderzoekstalent-programme" (information in Dutch), area: Humanities and Social Sciences. 7 Jul 2015 - Dutch people not in favour of humanoid robots Most Dutch people feel that the ideal social robot should not resemble a human being too much, as is the case with robots currently being produced in Japan. People do expect a robot to have certain human traits, but the distinction between human and robot must remain clear. Moreover, a social robot with an overly human appearance creates an unrealistic sense of expectation, according to Maartje de Graaf, who recently earned her PhD from the University of Twente based on research into this topic. Not surprisingly, De Graaf also found that people are especially keen to welcome a butler robot into the domestic environment. 3 Jul 2015 - Pervasive Systems group (EEMCS) successful in STW-KIEM programme The Pervasive Systems group (EEMCS) has acquired two projects in the STW-KIEM programme: 'Smart Metering or Roads' and 'Smart and Robust Monitoring System for Bridges'. We congratulate them with this success! Please find here some more information (in Dutch).