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InterLink Workshops

Opening Workshop

The first InterLink Workshop in Eze, France on 10-12 May 2007 offered many insights into the the key technological issues and challenges that are at the heart of the three Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) domains selected for investigation within the InterLink Coordination Action funded by the Future & Emerging Technologies Unit of the European Commission. In bringing together researchers from all corners of the globe to explore the state-of-the-art in these research themes, radical new uses for these technologies can be identified.

Second Workshop Series

The second series of workshops was intended to identify specific areas where further research efforts should be concentrated at a European level:

Third Workshop Series

The third series of workshops was intended to gather feedback from and foster international collaborations with the American and Asian research groups:

InterLink aims at proposing European solutions in these areas of ICT and influencing the way research in these areas would evolve internationally. InterLink enables the European research community to interact with research communities outside Europe and link with the best research carried out in these countries.

According to Walter Van de Velde, Scientific Officer, Future & Emerging Technologies, European Commission DG Information Society and Media, "Scientists across the world want to work together - and they do. Today, internationalisation of research is a reality. But when substantial public funding is needed to boost such research, mutually acceptable evaluation and selection procedures and well-balanced collaboration agreements turn out to be more difficult to implement. Within the broad scope of future and emerging ICT, the InterLink workshops will identify topics on which international collaboration would be most fruitful. They will take stock of ongoing collaborations and explore possible ways of implementing substantial international win-win research tandems in the future.

Interlink Consolidation workshop

This international event took place on 12-14 November 2008, in the city of Cannes, on the "French Croisette".
Three international consolidation workshops (one per Thematic Area) were held in parallel. The workshop participants were asked to analyse the presented findings for scientific and technological validity, industrial and societal impact, and levels of payoff compared to potential risks. This was an opportunity for the identification of important issues that might have been overlooked.

Interlink Dissemination Event

InterLink held its final Dissemination event at the FET09 conference on 22 April 2009, 18.00-20.00, in the beautiful city of Prague, Czech Republic.
The InterLink consortium presented its results following the previous workshops and collaboration between researchers world-wide, in a number of strategic research areas in Future and Emerging Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs).

Scientific coordination:
Institute of Computer Science, Foundation for Research and Technology, Greece (ICS-FORTH)
Contact: Constantine Stephanidis (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Administrative and financial coordination:
ERCIM EEIG
Contact: Patricia Ho-Hune (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

For general information about the InterLink project, see
http://interlink.ics.forth.gr/

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  • Cannes workshop
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    Interlink Consolidation workshop in Cannes



     

    Palais Stephanie

    This international event will take place on 12-14 November 2008, in the city of Cannes, on the "French Croisette". The purpose of the InterLink initiative is to promote collaboration and partnerships between disciplines and institutions and among researchers world-wide, in a number of strategic research areas in Future and Emerging Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). The Interlink project gathers three working groups:

    • Software intensive systems and new computing paradigms: The InterLink working group 1 (WG1) is dealing with new developments and future research directions in the area of "Software-Intensive Systems and New Computing Paradigms". Our daily lives depend on a multitude of complex and software-intensive systems which are becoming increasingly distributed, heterogeneous, and decentralized. This trend will continue, while the need for quality of service, security, and trust will grow. This WG1 explores ensemble computing, new computing paradigms, engineering physical ensembles, and societal computing.

    • Ambient computing and communication environments: The InterLink Working Group 2 “Ambient Computing and Communication Environments” is concerned with identifying new challenges, developing a research agenda for future work and facilitating international collaboration in the thematic area briefly characterized as follows. The evolution towards a future information and knowledge society is characterized by the development of personalized individual, as well as collective, services that exploit new qualities of infrastructures situated in smart environments and based on a range of ubiquitous and pervasive communication networks providing ambient computing at multiple levels.

    • Intelligent and cognitive systems: The InterLink Working Group 3 is interested in “Intelligent and cognitive systems”. Cognitive systems should be able to interpret data arising from real-world events and processes, acquire situated knowledge of their environment, act, and make or suggest decisions and communicate with people on human terms. The design of cognitive artificial systems requires coordinated and integrated research efforts that span a wide range of disciplines such as learning theory, control theory, theoretical and computational neuroscience, artificial intelligence, human-machine-interaction, perception-action modelling, as well as planning and decision making.

    Three international consolidation workshops (one per Thematic Area) will be held in parallel. The workshop participants will be asked to analyse the presented findings for scientific and technological validity, industrial and societal impact, and levels of payoff compared to potential risks. This will be an ideal opportunity for the identification of important issues that might have been overlooked.
    Previous InterLink workshops lead to interesting discussions and insights which will, together with the results of this workshop, inform the European Commission's future research funding and international cooperation activities.

    The registration to this event is closed. For further information concerning this topic, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


    NOTE: WG1 participants are invited to visit the working group's dedicated web pages concerning this event in Cannes: WG1 Web Pages.
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  • Tokyo Workshop
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    Third Interlink-Workshop on Ambient Computing and Communication Environments
    Keio University, Tokyo, Japan
    18-20 June 2008




    Mita Campus Organizers:

    • Dr. Dr. Norbert Streitz
      (Fraunhofer IPSI, Germany)
    • Dr. Reiner Wichert
      (Fraunhofer IGD, Germany)
    • Prof. Dr. Adrian Cheok
      (Keio University, Japan)

    Description of Thematic Area:

    The InterLink Working Group 2 “Ambient Computing and Communication Environments” is concerned with identifying new challenges, developing a research agenda for future work and facilitating international collaboration in the thematic area briefly characterized as follows.
    The evolution towards a future information and knowledge society is characterized by the development of personalized individual, as well as collective, services that exploit new qualities of infrastructures situated in smart environments and based on a range of ubiquitous and pervasive communication networks providing ambient computing at multiple levels.

    Description of Workshop Content and Goals

    The goal of the third workshop is to bring together experts in order to create a “white paper” identifying deficits and proposing a research agenda for future work. This workshop is a follow-up to two previous workshops held in 2007 in France and Germany. In these workshops, it was agreed by the invited experts that especially the following two areas need special attention:

    • The concept of socially aware ambient intelligence and means for its realization
    • The conflict of data provision vs. control and human attention involving the resulting issues of privacy, trust, identity, etc.

    The goal of the third workshop is now to develop a “white paper” starting with these main issues. They determine the focus but the discussion will be open to include other relevant issues that need special attention. The purpose of the “white paper” is to be used as input to funding agencies, e.g., the European Commission, when defining their next research programs. Furthermore, it is planned to create a journal version of it to be published in a scientific journal.

    Article Count:
    4
  • Zurich Workshop
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    International Workshop
    Intelligent and Cognitive Systems

    The InterLink initiative is designed to promote collaboration and participation between disciplines and researchers worldwide. To this end, the working group on Intelligent and cognitive systems met on 15-16 November 2007 in Zurich, Switzerland.

    In addition to the workshop, on 16-17 November 2007, the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at the University of Zurich (led by Rolf Pfeifer)celebrated its 20th anniversary. Various events were organized: symposium, party and open house. In attendance of the symposium there was present Maggie Boden (the grand old lady of AI), Luc Steels, Norman Packard (chaos theory, artificial life, and artificial cells), and Simon Grand (from strategic entrepreneurship, applying AI to business design). Participants were invited to the symposium and the party on the 16th of November, and to the "Open House" on the 17th.

    A report on the workshop will be available shortly.

    Programme

    The programme is available for download in pdf format

    For general information about the InterLink project, see http://interlink.ics.forth.gr/

    Article Count:
    1
  • Eltville-Hattenheim Workshop
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    International Workshop
    Ambient computing and communication environments

    The InterLink initiative is designed to promote collaboration and participation between disciplines and researchers worldwide. To this end, the working group on Ambient computing and communication environments met on 5-7 November 2007 in Eltville-Hattenheim, Germany.

    The focus of the 2. Workshop of this Working Group was to discuss and explore especially two main themes:

    • concept of socially aware ambient intelligence and its realization
    • conflict of data provision vs. control and human attention (privacy, trust, etc.)

    A report on the workshop will be available shortly.

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    Programme

    Monday, 5. November 2007
    13:00 - 14:30 Lunch in the hotel
    14:30 - 14:40 Welcome and Introduction
    14:40 - 16:10 Presentation of background and positions of participants
    16:10 - 16:30 Coffee/Tea Break
    16:30 - 18:30 Presentation of background and positions of participants (ctd.)
    19:30 Dinner in the hotel

    Tuesday, 6. November 2007
    9:30 - 11:00 General discussion and feedback on State-of-the-Art
    11:00 - 11:20 Coffee/Tea Break
    11:20 - 13:00 Discussion/brainstorming on "Socially aware ambient systems"
    13:00 - 14:30 Lunch in the hotel
    14:30 - 16:00 Discussion/ brainstorming on "Privacy and trust in ambient systems"
    16:10 - 16:30 Coffee/Tea Break
    16:30 - 18:30 Discussion of deficits and innovative concepts and applications
    19:30 Dinner in the hotel

    Wednesday, 7. November 2007
    9:30 – 10:45 Discussion on preparation of a “white paperâ€? identifying deficits of the current state-of-the-art and proposing a research agenda for the next 10 years
    10:45 - 11:00 Coffee/Tea Break
    11:00 - 12:00 Continuation of “white paperâ€? discussion, wrap-up and planning of next steps for 2008
    12:00 Check out hotel and bus transfer along the river Rhine
    13:00 Concluding lunch at Schloss Johannisberg in the Rhine valley
    15:00 Departure to airport and railway station

    More information about the Workshop is available for download in PDF-format.

    For general information about the InterLink project, see http://interlink.ics.forth.gr/

    Article Count:
    1
  • Munich Workshop
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    Second International Workshop
    on the Design of Software-Intensive Systems




    Munich Xmas
    Photos from: http://www.muenchen.de/


    The First InterLink Workshop in Eze offered many insights into the design of future software-intensive systems and the challenges and approaches for achieving the reliable, secure and trustworthy software-intensive systems of the future. Invited participants will continue the exploration of organic computing, ensemble engineering, and societal computing at the second international workshop on the design of future software-intensive systems from 3-4 December 2007 in Munich, at the Platzl Hotel near the city center, the famous Christkindlmarkt and the Hofbräuhaus.

    For general information about the InterLink project, see http://interlink.ics.forth.gr/
    Article Count:
    4
  • 1st INTERLINK workshop
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    Interlink Opening Workshop

    This international event took place 10-12 May 2007, perched on the rocky ledges of Eze, a medieval village nestled in between Nice and Monaco.

    Eze

    The project hosted three working groups:

    • Software intensive systems and new computing paradigms
    • Ambient computing and communication environments
    • Intelligent and cognitive systems.

    The workshop report will be published shortly

    Workshop Programme

    Thursday, 10 May 2007

    09.30 – 10.00 Registration

    10.00 – 10.15 Welcome and Introduction to ERCIM, Bruno Le Dantec (Orangeraie)

    10:15 – 10.45 Presentation by European Commission, Walter Van der Velde (Orangeraie)

     

    10.45 – 11.15 Coffee Break

     

    11.15 – 11.45 Introduction to InterLink by the Scientific Coordinator, Constantine Stephanidis (Orangeraie)

    11.45 – 12.30 WGs 1, 2 & 3 short presentations, Martin Wirsing, Norbert Streitz and Ruediger

    Dillman (Orangeraie)

     

    12.30 – 13.45 Lunch

     

    13.45 – 15.45 WG Meetings in parallel sessions: Position Statements by participants (WG1 in Isis C,

    WG2 in Neptune, and WG3 in Isis B/D)

     

    15.45 – 16.15 Coffee Break

     

    16.15 – 18.00 WG Meetings in parallel sessions: Position Statements by participants and Discussion

    (WG1 in Isis C, WG2 in Neptune, and WG3 in Isis B/D)

    19:30 Board shuttles for the dinner in Monaco
    20.00 Dinner at the Saint-Benoît in Monaco

    Friday, 11 May 2007

    09.00 - 11.00 WG Meetings in parallel sessions: Brainstorming (WG1 in Isis C, WG2 in Neptune, and WG3 in Isis B/D)

     

    11.00 - 11.30 Coffee Break

     

    11.30 - 13.00 WG Meetings in parallel sessions: Brainstorming (WG1 in Isis C, WG2 in Neptune, and WG3 in Isis B/D)

     

    13.00 - 14.15 Lunch

     

    14.15 - 16.00 WG Meetings in parallel sessions: Consolidation (WG1 in Isis C, WG2 in Neptune, and WG3 in Isis B/D)

     

    16.00 - 16.30 Coffee Break

     

    16.30 - 18.30 WG Meetings in parallel sessions: Consolidation and preparation of WG Reports (WG1 in Isis C, WG2 in Neptune, and WG3 in Isis B/D)

    20.00 Dinner at Les Terrasses d'Eze

    Saturday, 12 May 2007

    09.00 - 09.45 Reporting of results and discussion WG1 (Orangeraie)
    09.45 - 10.30 Reporting of results and discussion WG2 (
    Orangeriae)
    10.30 - 11.15 Reporting of results and discussion WG3 (Orangeraie)

    11.15 - 11.30 Coffee break

    11.30 - 12.00 Next Steps, Future Meetings and Workshops (Orangeraie)

    12.00
    - 13.30 Lunch

    13.00 - 14.30 Interlink Steering Committee (closed meeting in the Orangeraie)

    workshop participants
    Workshop participants.

    For general information about the INTERLINK project, see the INTERLINK web site at http://interlink.ics.forth.gr/

    Article Count:
    1
  • Prague workshop
    Article Count:
    1