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10 Feb 2015 - Stefano Stramigioli in University of the Netherlands Daily this week, professor Stefano Stramigioli (EWI/RAM) will keep lectures in the 'University of the Netherlands', a Dutch TV programme and internet lectures. His lectures on Robotics were recorded in December 2014, in Club Air Amsterdam. At the 'University of the Netherlands' the best professors of the country will give a daily lecture on the internet. From 9 February on, the lectures of Stefano Stramigioli can be seen on www.universiteitvannederland.nl, YouTube, Volkskrant), and on TV at the NTR, AT5 and the Ziggo-channel. 6 Feb 2015 - Large EU ICT Call Currently, a large Horizon 2020 ICT Call is open with topics as: Big Data, Low Power Computing, Robotics, Internet of Things and Platforms for Connected Smart Objects, Technologies for Creative Industries, Social Media and Convergence, etc. 6 Feb 2015 - UT research: traffic management not effective enough Research by the University of Twente has shown that many road users do not choose the shortest or fastest route. In some situations, this applies to no less than 75% of road users. There are several reasons for this, including force of habit, no need because the old choice is satisfactory, a too small perceptible gain in travel time, or not constantly wanting or able to keep track of all changes. To improve the control of traffic, the existing traffic management systems can be used more effectively, concludes UT doctoral degree candidate Jaap Vreeswijk. Acceptance by road users can be increased considerably if we can improve our understanding of this human choice behaviour.
3 Feb 2015 - NADINE project in the News The NADINE project, in which CTIT researcher Nelly Litvak (EEMCS/SOR) participates, has received special attention in the Newsletter 'Digital Agenda for Europe' (2 February 2015) of the European Commission. 2 Feb 2015 - SCS group together with Innovalor one of the winners of the SBIR Cyber Security, Phase 2 program The SCS (Services, Cyber Security and Safety) group together with Innovalor is one of the winners of the SBIR Cyber Security II, Phase 2 program (Small Business Innovation Research; information in Dutch). There were 74 submissions in total. Criteria were: impact on digital safety in the Netherlands, entrepreneurship, and economic perspective. Also, of course, entrepreneurial risk and quality were part of the assessment. The total budget amounts to € 200.000. 28 Jan 2015 - 12-14 May 2015: The 6th Annual Internet of Things Summit From 12-14 May 2015 the 6th Annual Internet of Things Summit will be organised in Brussels. This summit will examine the current Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem in Europe and will explore the role of IoT in helping to make Europe a world leader in this area. The 3-day summit will bring together 200+ delegates, including the key European decision makers and leading industry stakeholders.  27 Jan 2015 - Information meeting Smart, Green and Integrated Transport (Horizon 2020), February 2, 2015 The next round of calls under the Smart, Green and Integrated Transport challenge of Horizon 2020 is on track. 26 Jan 2015 - UT develops wireless sensor system for bridges and tunnels Researchers at the UT CTIT research institute have developed a prototype of a wireless sensor network system that makes it possible to monitor the condition of structures such as bridges, tunnels and buildings. The method saves time and money compared to traditional methods. The wireless communication aspect of the system was developed by Zahra Taghikhaki who will be awarded a doctorate for her research on 28 January. Development of a system prototype. A Swiss company tested the system during the construction of a new bridge, and has plans to market it.