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. The second series of workshops is intended to identify specific areas where further research efforts should be concentrated at a European level:
- Ambient computing and communication environments, 5-7 Nov 2007, Eltville-Hattenheim, Germany
- Intelligent and cognitive systems, 15-16 Nov 2007, University of Zurich, Switzerland
- Software intensive systems and new computing paradigms, 3-4 December, Munich, Germany
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.â?
Institute of Computer Science, Foundation for Research and Technology, Greece (ICS-FORTH)
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For detailed information on the interlink workshops, see
For general information about the InterLink project, see