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The future of EU-WBC R&D cooperation in the field of “Advanced Computing and Control Systems”

Start date: 01-07-2013  |  End date: 01-07-2013

 

 Location:  Belgrade, Serbia
 Venue:  Hall 2 of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts – SANU (35, Knez Mihailova str, 11001 Belgrade, Serbia)
 Organisers:

 

Scope
At the end of the 7th Framework Programme (FP7), the conference acted as a discussion forum on how can the EU-WBC research collaboration in the field of “Advanced Computing and Control Systems” be enhanced, especially in light of the upcoming HORIZON2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation to be launched in January 2014. The presentations focused on:

  • The participation of research teams from the Western Balkans in FP7-ICT projects;
  • Problems and challenges for EU-WBC research collaboration based; and
  • The opportunities and new instruments for international collaboration under HORIZON 2020.

Representatives of all Western Balkan Countries, the European Commission, the BALCON Support Action (note: the only Support Actions targeting the specific region and the scientific field) and the HYCON2 Network of Excellence (note: the only on-going Network of Excellence in the field of Control) shared their experiences and dexchange ideas on the EU-WBC R&D collaboration potential.

 

Agenda - presentations

9:00

Opening of thew conferenc

  • Mr. Iakovos Delioglanis – Project manager at Q-PLAN NG - BALCON project coordinator
  • Prof. Veljko Milutinović –Computer Science and Informatics Dpt, School of Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade
 9:15

Welcome speech

Prof. Vladimir Bumbaširević – Rector of the University of Belgrade, Professor of Histology and Cellular Biology at the School of Medicine, University of Belgrade.

 9:30

The local Institutional standpoint on EU cooperation in research and funding - Where does Serbia see itself in the future of European funded research? Where & how can Serbia contribute to science, research, and development in Europe? 

Prof. Branko Kovačević – Dean of the School of Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade

 9:50

The EU-WBC R&D collaboration potential – WBC R&D teams’ participation in FP7-ICT and emerging opportunities under HORIZON2020

Ms. Zulema OLIVAN-TOMAS – EC Officer, DG “Communications Networks, Content and Technology” (CNECT), Unit A3 "Complex Systems and Advanced Computing”

 10:30

Research challenges in the broader field of Control Systems and Technologies towards HORIZON2020 – the HYCON2 standpoint

Prof. Sebastian Engell - Head of the Dynamics and Operations Group, Biochemical and Chemical Engineering Dpt, Technical University Dortmund

 11:00  Coffee break
 11:30

The experience of the Western Balkan Countries from FP7 participation

  • Serbia: Prof. Veljko Milutinović - Computer Science and Informatics Dpt, School of Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade
  • Croatia: Ms. Ebonita Curković - Croatian FP7-ICT NCP and PC Member, Business Innovation Centre of Croatia
  • Bosnia & Herzegovina: Prof. Adnan Salihbegović - Computing and Informatics Dpt,  Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Sarajevo,
  • FYROM: Mrs. Violeta Atanasovska –Ministry of Education and Sciences, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
  • Montenegro: Prof. Predrag Stanišić - Dean of the School of Mathematics, University of Montenegro
  • Albania:  MSc. Genci Berati – Lecturer at the University of Shkodrës, Mathematics and Informatics
 13:00  Lunch break
 14:00

Case Studies of successful EU-WBC collaboration

  • The PRODI project - Prof. Željko Đurović - University of Belgrade, Signals and systems Dpt, School of Electrical Engineering, PRODI project coordinator
  • The E2LP project - Prof. Dr. Miodrag Temerinac - University of Novi Sad - Head of Computer Engineering and Communication Dpt of the Faculty of Technical Sciences in Novi Sad, E2LP project coordinator,  
  • The DYMASOS project - Prof. Sebastian Engell - Technical University in Dortmund – Dpt of Biochemical and Chemical Engineering, Head of the Department of Biochemical and Chemical Engineering
  • The European Embedded Control Institue - Prof. Marika Di Benedetto – European Embedded Control Institute (EECI)- Institute Director
 15:45  Coffee break
 16:00

The BALCON assistance to enhance WBC R&D teams’ participation in FP7-ICT

Mr. Iakovos Delioglanis – Project manager at Q-PLAN NG - BALCON project coordinator

 16:20

Towards a European Roadmap on Research and Innovation in Engineering and Management of Cyber-physical Systems of Systems – FP7-ICT Support Action CPSoS

Prof. Sebastian Engell - Technical University in Dortmund – Dpt of Biochemical and Chemical Engineering, Head of the Department of Biochemical and Chemical Engineering

 16:40

The future of EU-WBC collaborationc

  • Mr. Jakob Salom - consultant
  • Prof. Veljko Milutinović – Computer Science and Informatics Dpt, School of Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade
 17:00  End of the conference

 

For furtrher information, contact Mr Iakovos DELIOGLANIS (delioglanis@qplan.gr, +30-2310-411-191).

Important notice: The high level discussions during the conference was followed by the workshop on “Control Systems & Technologies for Cyber-Physical Systems” aimied to highlight recent research efforts in the field of Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) and bring together European and West Balkans researchers to discuss on some major research challenges in CPS. The scientific and technical discussions will serve as a basis to an article that will be submitted to ERCIM News in order continuing alerting the European Commission about the importance of CPS and consequently the necessity of greatly supporting its inherent fundamental and applied researches.

 



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