Universities, R&D Groups and Academic Networks Partners
    ABC Project
  ABC aims at increasing human capabilities by means of Brain/Neural Computer Interfaces (BNCI). The project will develop applications addressed primarily to persons with Dyskinetic Cerebral Palsy (DCP). Due to DCP particular conditions, BNCI-based systems present a huge potential for the improvement of the quality life and the promotion the independent living of this target group. In particular, project outcomes will specifically focus the augmentation of capabilities related to communication, learning, social participation and control of devices. ABC system will be composed by four independent modules based on the latest advancements in BNCI signal processing, Affective Computing, Augmented Communication and Biosignal Monitoring. The reference European Research Institutions in each field will lead the R&D work.


    Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
  The Aristotle University of Thessaloniki is the largest university in Greece. The main campus is located in the centre of the city of Thessaloniki, and covers an area of about 33.4 hectares. It comprises 7 faculties which consist of 33 schools, 5 faculties which consist of one school each, as well as 4 independent schools.


    ARTEMIS Project MBAT
  MBAT will provide Europe with a new leading-edge Reference Technology Platform for effective and cost-reducing validation and verification, focussing primarily on transportation domain, but also to be used in further domains. Developed by European industrial key players (large companies and SMEs) in this domain and supported by leading research partners, this MBAT RTP will be of high value for the European industry, providing very effective means to assure utmost quality embedded systems at reduced costs. With this, MBAT will also strongly support the EU vision of zero traffic fatalities by 2020. As this project is clearly industrial-driven it will be assured that the MBAT RTP will provide solutions for real-life development challenges existing in the European industry as this is also the goal of ARTEMIS projects.


    CAE - Chinese Academy of Engineering
  The Chinese Academy of Engineering is the national academy of the People's Republic of China for engineering. It was established in 1994 and is an institution of the State Council of China.


    Case Western Reserve University
  Case Western Reserve University is one of the United States top universities and an independent, leading research institute located in Cleveland's urban, culturally vibrant University Circle. Case Western Reserve was originally founded in 1826 and began as two separate institutions — Case Institute of Technology and Western Reserve College — federated in 1967 to form Case Western Reserve University, which immediately became one of the United States’ leading research institutions.


    CRIB - Centro en Red en Ingeniería Biomédica
  The mission of the Biomedical Engineering Network is the R & D & I in biomedical engineering and the transfer of knowledge and technology transfer to the socioeconomic environment.


  CuPiD is a new 3 year EU project to provide technology-based personalized rehabilitation exercises for people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) at home. CuPiD is powered by an eight member consortium led by the University of Bologna. CuPiD will develop and test a combination of services for at home rehabilitation and training of major motor impairments caused by Parkinson’s disease. This is the first time that such a diverse and comprehensive training has been proposed for patients with PD in the home setting. The outcomes of this project will establish the feasibility and efficacy of a closed-loop based rehabilitation protocol. The project will make a critical contribution to self-directed rehabilitation in PD and enhance the field of non-pharmaceutical intervention. The CuPiD consortium will design, develop and field test services for at home rehabilitation and training of major motor disabilities caused by PD; CuPiD will deliver the following components: 1) Clinical guidelines for developing tailored rehabilitation programs 2) A home-based rehabilitation system (wearable sensor and local processing) 3) Telemedicine infrastructure for remote supervision of rehabilitation.


    Dicode - Mastering Data-Intensive Collaboration and Decision Making
  The goal of the Dicode project is to facilitate and augment collaboration and decision making in data-intensive and cognitively-complex settings. To do so, it will exploit and build on the most prominent high-performance computing paradigms and large data processing technologies - such as cloud computing, MapReduce, Hadoop, Mahout, and column databases – to meaningfully search, analyze and aggregate data existing in diverse, extremely large, and rapidly evolving sources. Building on current advancements, the solution foreseen in the Dicode project will bring together the reasoning capabilities of both the machine and the humans.


  The objective of the EAGLE project is to enable the 13,000 SME members of the SME AGs to increase their market penetration in the design, manufacture and installation of Renewable Energy Technologies, through an intelligent web-based renewable energy platform.


  The EMOTE project will design, develop and evaluate a new generation of artificial embodied tutors that have perceptive capabilities to engage in empathic interactions with learners in a shared physical space. Overall, the EMOTE project aims to (1) research the role of pedagogical and empathic interventions in the process of engaging the learner and facilitating their learning progress and (2) explore if and how the exchange of socio-emotional cues with an embodied tutor in a shared physical space can create a sense of connection and social bonding and act as a facilitator of the learning experience.


  Since Lashley’s famous “search for the engram”, neuroscientists have sought to understand the biophysical basis of memory. At the level of brain network dynamics, it is widely believed, but not proven, that the engram consists of synaptically interconnected groups of cells, as postulated by Donald Hebb. Cortical modules capable of rapidly creating “cell assemblies” are thought to be the basic building blocks of memory. Cell assemblies represent the essence of brain parallel processes, and necessitate matching parallel technologies in order to capture them. In this project, we aim to develop methodological and conceptual foundations allowing to identify cell assemblies and equate them to memory processes. This will be done by a combination of advanced multisite, single unit neural activity monitoring, closed-loop patterned and cell specific activations, and computational techniques that would identify assembly activation in real time. We will create a technological platform for directly interacting with cell assemblies in a two-way dialogue. More specifically, we will build an experimental platform combining cell type specific light-induced neuronal activation with multisite extracellular recordings of ensemble activity. The platform will be configured as a closed-loop approach thus being capable of reading instantaneous ensemble activity, detecting “important” activity configurations, and consequently driving an array of independent optical stimulators with specific patterns. At the same time, we will develop computational methods allowing to infer functional interactions between neurons from the recordings of the concerted activity of the neural population, in response to a given stimulation. Understanding the role of cell assemblies in supporting memory processes will open up new horizons for brain-machine interface technologies.


    ESCE - Escola Superior de Ciências Empresariais
  The ESCE (College of Business Administration) is integrated in the School of Higher Learning of the Polytechnic Institute of Setubal. It offers Bachelor and Master Degree Programmes, Post-graduate Orientation and Degrees and Specialized Technological Courses in the area of Business Management Science. The ESCE practises a positive philosophy which focuses on the future needs of its students and needs of the business world. Founded in 1994, the ESCE is prominent in its field and has earned the respect of the business community and other organizations. The school’s 2000 students and 1000 graduates enjoy high rates of employability.


    EST - Escola Superior de Tecnologia Setúbal
  The School of Technology of Setúbal (ESTSetúbal) is one of the five schools in the Public Higher Education from the Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal. Combining quality to the scientific and technological knowledge, the school graduates students in several engineering courses; conducts research and, gradually, invest in the postgraduate training. Formally created on the 26 of December, 1979, began activity in 1988/89, with the aim to form qualified top-level technicians in some technological areas that are important to the region where it is located.


    ESEO Groupe
  ESEO is a comprehensive Institute of Science and Technology founded in 1956. It has received its accreditation from the CTI -Commission des Titres d'Ingénieurs (1) continuously since 1962 and is part of the "Grande Ecole" CGE network, a non-profit organization.


    ETSI -Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería, Sevilla
  ETSI (Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros ) is part Universidad de Sevilla, one of the oldest universities in Spain. ETSI holds about 5000 students in the different degrees, 1200 of them studying Industrial Engineering.


    Faculdade de Medicina - Universidade de Lisboa
  The Faculty of Medicine, University of Lisbon (acronym: FMUL) is a public university dedicated to teaching and research in the field of Medicine and Health Sciences.


    Florida International University
  As Miami's first and only public research university, offering bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees, FIU is worlds ahead in its service to the academic and local community.


    Instituto Politécnico de Leiria
  The Polytechnic Institute of Leiria (IPL) is present in the cities of Leiria , Caldas da Rainha and Peniche and its mission is to promote knowledge, create, transmit and disseminate culture, science, technology and arts, guided research and experimental development. IPL is a national organization and a committed partner in the dynamics of the development of the Leiria and West region in which it is located. According to data from the Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education1, its courses present a high rate of employability (95,7% for the set of all academic degrees).


    Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal
  IPS (Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal, Portugal) is a public institution of higher education, which employs approximately 650 personnel and has app. 6 500 students.

Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal

    International World Wide Web Conferences Steering Committee
  The International World Wide Web Conferences Steering Committee (IW3C2), is the organization that manages the WWW Conference series. This series aims to provide the world a premier forum for discussion and debate about the evolution of the Web, the standardization of its associated technologies, and the impact of those technologies on society and culture.


    IPL - Escola Superior de Tecnologia e Gestão de Leiria
  The School of Technology and Management (ESTG) is an organic unity of the Polytechnic Institute of Leiria (IPL) and started its activity in 1989/1990, with 100 students and three day courses bachelor. Currently the largest higher education institution in the district of Leiria, and amongst its peers, one of the largest nationwide.


    ISTIA - École d'Ingénieurs de l'Université d'Angers
  Created in 1991, ISTIA trains engineering students to meet companies’ expectations. Thanks to a strong partnership between the school and companies, students enjoy a thorough knowledge of the working field at each stage of the 5-year program. A 2-year preparatory program gives students a scientific, technical and personal background which fundamental for enrolling in one of the three engineering programs of study.


    lissi laboratory
  The LiSSi research laboratory (Laboratoire Image Signaux Systèmes Intelligents) is part of the research laboratories of the Paris-Est, Créteil, Val de Marne (UPEC) University – 32000 students and 2400 staff members. The LISSI Lab counts around 89 members (including professors, associate professors, research assistants and post docs, engineers and PhD Students).


  The mOSAIC project aims at designing and developing an innovative open-source API and platform that enables applications to be Cloud providers' neutral and to negotiate Cloud services as requested by their users.


    Open University of Catalonia
  The Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (Open University of Catalonia, UOC) began its activities in the academic year 1995/1996, with 200 students on officially recognized courses in Educational Psychology and Business Studies in Catalan. In the intervening years, the UOC has grown and 200,000 people now form part of the UOC’s university community.


    Reykjavik University
  Reykjavik University (RU) is a progressive university which is known for innovation in teaching and active ties with the business community. The employees of the university come from 20 countries and work within five Schools. RU has become the largest technical university in Iceland and furthermore graduates more students with a degree in business than other universities in the country. The university has also achieved the results of publishing more scientific articles in its fields of expertise than any other university in the country.


  With its 260 institutes in nine faculties, RWTH Aachen is among the leading European scientific and research institutions. 37917 students in 126 courses of study are registered for the winter semester of 2012/13, including almost 5000 international students from more than 120 countries. Teaching at RWTH Aachen is first and foremost application-oriented. Its graduates are therefore sought-after as junior executives and leaders in business and industry.


    School of economics and Management - Beijing Jiaotong University
  Since its founding in 1896, Beijing Jiaotong University has become a nationally recognized institution for its high reputations in diverse academic areas. The university takes the discipline areas of engineering and management as its foundation, and the discipline groups of information and communications, management and economics as its main characteristics. Economics and management is a long-standing discipline developed in parallel with the growth of the university. The School of Economics and Management, one of the nine schools of the university, was first established in 1996, by combining the former School of Economics, Department of Material Management Engineering, and Department of Industry and Construction Management Engineering. In 1999, it was renamed as the School of Economics and Management


    The Informatics Research Centre (IRC)
  Part of Henley Business School at the University of Reading, The Informatics Research Centre (IRC) provides a centre of gravity for interdisciplinary and collaborative research, and knowledge transfer in Informatics. The Centre defines informatics as 'the study of the creation, management and utilisation of information in scientific and economic activities.


    TIMBUS - Timeless Business Processes and Serviced
  The EU-cofunded TIMBUS project focuses on resilient business processes. It will make the execution context, within which data is processed, analysed, transformed and rendered, accessible over long periods. Furthermore, continued accessibility is often considered as a set of activities carried out in the isolation of a single domain. TIMBUS, however, considers the dependencies on third-party services, information and capabilities that will be necessary to validate digital information in a future usage context.


    Unidade de Fisiologia Clínica e Translacional - Instituto de Medicina Molecular.jpg
  The mission of Instituto de Medicina Molecular (IMM) is to foster basic, clinical and translational biomedical research and innovation in this areas with the aim of contributing to a better understanding of disease mechanisms, developing novel predictive and diagnostics tests and developing new therapeutic approaches; support scientific postgraduate training of young graduates, doctors and other Health professionals; support science communication and the provision of external services in the areas of specialized diagnosis, health expertise, quality control and collaboration in national and international committees. Located in the campus of Lisbon Medical School, the Instituto de Medicina Molecular is an Associate Laboratory of the Portuguese Ministry for Education and Science and a reference for science in Portugal.


    Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
  As set out in its statures, the Technical University of Madrid has, among its objectives, the creation, development, transmission and criticism of science, technology, and culture. To this end it also works from its Institutes and Research Centres, assimilating the changes taking place in out society and maintaining its vocation for excellence, which is why it has both national and international recognition.


    Universidade Católica Portuguesa
  The Catholic University of Portugal is an academic community that helps defend and develop the human being and his/her cultural heritage through research, teaching and services.


    Universidade de Lisboa (ULisboa)
  The University of Lisbon (ULisboa) is the successor of the previous Technical University of Lisbon and University of Lisbon being the outcome from the merge of the former Technical University of Lisbon and the University of Lisbon.


    Universidade Portucalense
  This institution teaches various courses recognized by the authority, for which features its own faculty skilled and qualified, spread over four departments: Law, Science, Education and Heritage, Economic and Business Sciences and Technology Innovation.


    Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
  The Polytechnic University of Catalonia is the largest engineering university in Catalonia, Spain, encompassing other disciplines such as Mathematics and Architecture. The objectives of the UPC are based on internationalization, as it is Spain's technical university with the highest number of international PhD students and Spain's university with the highest number of international master's degree students. The UPC-BarcelonaTech is a university aiming at achieving the highest degree of engineering/technical excellence and has bilateral agreements with several top-ranked European universities.


    Universitat Politècnica de València
  The Polytechnic University of Valencia (Valencian: Universitat Politècnica de València, UPV, Spanish: Universidad Politécnica de Valencia) is a Spanish university located in Valencia, with a focus on science and technology. It was founded in 1968 as the Higher Polytechnic School of Valencia and became a university in 1971, but some of its schools are more than 100 years old.


    Université Angers
  The University of Angers today has grown to include three campuses in Angers (Belle-Beille, St Serge, and Santé), and branches in the nearby towns of Cholet and Saumur. Of its enrolment of roughly 20 000, 11% are international students.


    Université Paris-Est Créteil (UPEC)
  The largest multidisciplinary university in Ile-de-France, the Université Paris-Est Créteil may be described as a bold yet successful enterprise: in little more than 40 years since its foundation in 1970, UPEC has managed to establish itself both as a regionally grounded institution and an internationally oriented university.


    University of Piraeus
  The University of Piraeus was founded in 1938 under the title of the “School for Industrial Studies”, by the Industrialists and Tradesmen Association.


    University of Reading
  The University of Reading is ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world. We are a global university that enjoys a world-class reputation for teaching, research and enterprise. The University was established in 1892, received its Royal Charter in 1926, and has developed into a leading force in British and international higher education.


    University of Seville
  The University of Seville is an institution that provides the public service of superior education by means of studies, teaching, and research, as well as the generation, development and diffusion of knowledge to serve citizens and society. Closely linked to the history of Seville and Andalusia, the US combines the values of tradition with being an innovative institution of quality and excellence. It is a university as cutting edge and cosmopolitan as the city of Seville itself.


    Wroclaw University of Economics
  Wroclaw University of Economics is ranked among the top economic schools of higher education in Poland, and an important centre of science and research. Its activities are aimed at maintaining and strengthening the position of the university on regional, national and international levels, improving competitive advantage, and shaping its image of a modern institution, open and friendly to its employees, students, and the environment.

4-6 February, Vienna
13th Int. Conf. on Agents and Artificial Intelligence
4-6 February, Vienna
10th Int. Conf. on Operations Research and Enterprise Systems
9-10 February, Vienna
10th Int. Conf. on Sensor Networks
8-10 February, Vienna
9th Int. Conf. on Model-Driven Engineering and Software Development
11-13 February, Vienna
7th Int. Conf. on Information Systems Security and Privacy