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ICT with Industry 2014
In 2013 the first edition of Workshop ICT with Industry was organized. The workshop was well received by the research community and the participating partners. Other related workshops, e.g. Physics & Industry and Mathematics & Industry, have been already organized successfully for many years and fully supported by their own research community. To ensure the success and the embedding of the Workshop ICT with Industry in the Dutch research community NWO and STW organized the second edition in collaboration with the research schools ASCI, IPA and SIKS . This second edition Workshop ICT with Industry took place between 13-17 October 2014 at the Lorentz Center in Leiden. The main aim of the workshop is to stimulate contacts between researchers and users from industry and public organisations.
Problems & Outcome
The industrial partners presented their case study and objectives on the first day. Immediately afterwards, groups of participants began to brainstorm, to program and to look for possible solutions. The industrial partners and senior researchers guided the participants. The study cases this year were as follows:
D-POD; Dutch Privacy Preserving Open Data
Combined Computer Services (CCS): Better insurance process based on
3. InTech: WaterData
Thales Research and Technology: Towards real trust in a digital society
5. VectorFabrics: Scalable dynamic race prediction
On Friday October 17, the last day of the workshop, all research teams presented their results and indicated possible follow/up steps. The company InTech presented the question how can we collect run-time data in complex water systems? The team provided a live demonstration at the pond in front of the Lorentz Center in Leiden. Willem de Vries (director InTech) about the demonstration: We have to see how the sonar boat measures water depth in practice and what problems we are facing. By demonstrating this we would like to bridge the gap between theory and practice. In this way we hope to help the researchers in reaching the best possible solution.
How does Valeria Krzhizhanovskaya (researcher UvA) from the InTech team look back on the week? It was very interesting. In my previous research I was doing measurements on dykes; that theory is close to the work of InTech. We have created algorithms to monitor measurements in real time. Furthermore, we have looked at how we can measure too low or too high water levels and also preferably to predict such extremes with models. I think we have helped InTech.
In short, the workshop resulted in new collaborations and research ideas, which all have the potential to be further developed into research proposals. Funding possibilities were offered by NWO and STW, e.g. Call Innovative Public Private Partnership in ICT (IPPSI) from NWO Physical Sciences and the research programme Take-off from STW. There are workshop reports on the findings as well as scientific papers on voluntary base and depending on availability of the respective researchers. The scientific advisory members assess the scientific papers and ask the participants to publish these through arXiv.org, http://arxiv.org, of Cornell University Library. With these publications the proceedings of the workshop will be scientifically visible.
The workshop results were communicated through the following channels:
i/O magazine a publication of IPN (ICT-onderzoek Platform Nederland): http://www.ictonderzoek.net/binaries/content/assets/bestanden/ipn/ipn_io_jg11_2014-12_def-p16-17-ict-with-industry-slaat-brug.pdf
Promotion film on You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehWsQI88vZ8
NWO EW newsletter: http://www.nwo.nl/actueel/nieuws/2014/ew/ict-with-industry-workshop-sluit-af-met-praktijkdemo-in-de-vijver.html
NWO Facebook https://www.facebook.com/NWOCEW
ICT with Industry Facebook https://www.facebook.com/events/354937611335248/
Weblog ICT with Industry https://blog.nwo.nl/ict-with-industry/
On 24 and 25 March at ICT.OPEN2015, which is the main ICT research conference in the Netherlands, the case studies were presented in a session dedicated to ICT with Industry.
The scientific advisory committee consisted of:
Dr. Ana Lucia Varbanescu, University of Amsterdam
Dr. Alexandru Iosup, Delft University of Technology
Prof. dr. Arend Rensink, University of Twente
Dr. Joaquin Vanschoren, Eindhoven University of Technology
Dr. Jan Hidders, Delft University of Technology
NWO and STW in collaboration with the research schools, ASCI, IPA and SIKS are currently planning the third edition Workshop ICT with Industry to be organized 7-11 December 2015; the representatives from the research schools will take a more prominent role in the organisation than in the first two editions of the Workshop ICT with Industry. A Call for Case Studies will be published soon.
Contact details NWO: Rosemarie van der Veen-Oei, firstname.lastname@example.org