FuturICT (www.futurict.eu), scientifically lead by Professor Dirk Helbing (ETHZ) and coordinated by Professor Steven Bishop (UCL) has now submitted an outstanding proposal to the European Commission (EC) on behalf of a consortium of leading EU...
Institute IMDEA Networks is among the 7 participants of the Spanish node (FuturICT Spain) within the FuturICT consortium.
The Institute will provide its extensive experience on content distribution, network architectures, protocols, communications, green ICT and internet economics, among other fields, as well as skills specific to tackle this project, such as trace and data gathering from social and peer-to-peer-networks, mobile networks and sensor networks.
Amongst the key people involved in the research and coordination activities of the FuturICT project, Marco Ajmone Marsan- Full Professor at the Electronics and Telecommunications Department and Chief Researcher at IMDEA Networks- will act as ‘leader’ of the WorkPackage 6.6 on ‘Smart Energy Systems’, where IMDEA Networks will be concentrating its activities.
Antonio Fernández Anta, Senior Research at IMDEA Networks, shall coordinate the IMDEA team. Within the overall FuturICT aim to accelerate the scientific cycle that goes from data generation to prediction, the Institute’s research activities will focus on smart energy systems.
They will look at future scenarios, devise solutions for future energy networks and energy-efficient ICT (using existing and newly developed tools) and generate insight, understanding and knowledge about the societal, economic, technological and environmental uses of this research, most particularly how its findings may be used in decision making, policy formulation, forecast and crisis management scenarios.
FuturICT is in perfect alignment with Europe’s Vision 2020 with its strong focus on innovation and socio-economic-environmental as well as health challenges. Big Data and Open Data are the “oil of the 21st century” and as Europe is scarce of natural resources, it must build on ideas so the ability to refine them can become Europe’s newest resource. Innovations in this area will offer new opportunities for small and medium-sized businesses, for self-employment and stimulate an age of creativity leading to economic, social and cultural prosperity.
Over the next few weeks the EC will seek review of the six final proposals with a view to funding two FET Flagship projects starting in 2013.
More information: • FuturICT Spanish node: http://futurict.es • Video presentation of the project: http://www.futurict.eu http://player.vimeo.com/video/29779008?autoplay=1 • The Proposal • IMDEA Networks 3rd Annual Workshop: Internet Science 2011 • We want to build a Planetary Nervous System, Interview to Dirk Helbing,Chair of Sociology, ETH Zürich, Switzerland, and Scientific Coordinator of FuturICT • Conference Takes A New Approach To Studying The Internet And Social Networking • International Workshop To Investigate Internet Science And Social Networking
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