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COMMIT Program

Project Number:

Project Manager: Prof. dr. P.M.G. Apers

Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science

Tel.: +31-53-4898031

Email: p.m.g.apers@utwente.nl

Project website: COMMIT

Summary

The ambition of COMMIT is the creation of focus and mass for a dual purpose: solving societal problems and seizing socio-economic opportunities. The potential for the realization of this ambition relies on the academic reputation and the strength of the Netherlands in infor- mation industries and ICT services. The results transcend considerably beyond the state-of-the-art. Consequently, COMMIT partners will raise to a higher science level, will have more interaction, and will be stimulated to trans- form to high-science and high-technology approaches in solving their problems. COMMIT strengthens the Dutch open ICT innovation system by establishing best-practices in public-private collaboration.

Objectives

The COMMIT program accomplishes its ambition by pursuing three tangible objectives: 1. Impact on societal priority themes by multidisciplinary

projects; 2. Contribute solutions by conducting cutting edge

need-inspired fundamental research; 3. Consolidate and disseminate the acquired knowledge.

The COMMIT program achieves impact from 26 high- quality, public-privately funded research projects in six societal themes: wellbeing, information services, sciences, applied sciences, transport, and public safety. These themes have been selected not only because of their urgency, but also because of their susceptibility for ICT-innovations.

At the heart of the challenges in the societal themes lies the complexity of information and systems in disclosing information on the internet, analyzing and interpreting data collected by large scale sensor networks, large scale simulations of physical phenomena, or large scale software control of medical or industrial equipment. The need-inspired fundamental research in the program focuses on six critical technological themes: user aspects, analysis, data management, middleware, sensor net- works, and embedded systems.

Short-term consolidation of the results in the program is implemented according to the needs in any of the projects: via a virtual lab, at the working table, or by a dedicated consolidation partner. For the longer term, consolidation of the knowledge in education programs at universities is most important. For short-term dissemina- tion the golden demonstrators, experimentation environ- ments, open source software, or blog will be employed. Dissemination to the scientific community is foreseen via papers, conferences and workshops. Long-term dissemi- nation to societal sectors is achieved via road shows and awareness programs. Long-term dissemination to the general public is planned via the press and through internet appearance.

Subprojects:

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INFORMATION RETRIEVAL FOR INFORMATION SERVICES

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INTERACTION FOR UNIVERSAL ACCES

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VIRTUAL WORLDS FOR WELL-BEING

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SENSOR CONTENT FOR WELL-BEING

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SOCIALLY-ENRICHED ACCESS TO CULTURAL MEDIA

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USER CENTRIC REASONING FOR WELL WORKING

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SENSOR NETWORKS FOR PUBLIC SAFETY

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VERY LARGE WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORKS FOR WELL-BEING

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COMPOSABLE EMBEDDED SYSTEMS FOR HEALTHCARE

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DEPENDABLE COOPERATIVE SYSTEMS FOR PUBLIC SAFETY

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TRUSTED HEALTHCARE SERVICES

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SPATIOTEMPORAL DATA WAREHOUSES FOR TRAVELERS

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E-INFRASTRUCTURE VIRTUALIZATION FOR E-SCIENCE APPLICATIONS

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KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT IN SCIENCE

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E-BIOBANKING WITH IMAGING

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E-SCIENCE IN AGRIFOOD

Project duration: June 2011 - June 2015

Project budget: 100 M-€ / 50 M-€ funding

Number of person/years: 191.3 fte / 4 yrs

Project Coordinator: Universtiy of Amsterdam

Participants: to be added

Project budget CTIT: 10.3 M-€ / 4.6 M-€ funding

Number of person/years CTIT: 21.5 fte / 4 yrs

Involved groups: Computer Architecture for Embedded Systems (CAES), Databases (DB), Design and Analysis of Communication Systems (DACS), Distributed and Embedded Security (DIES), Human Media Interaction (HMI), Information Systems (IS), Pervasive Systems (PS)