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Goals of the Symposium
The “Trans-Atlantic Symposium on ICT Technology and Policy – 5G Networks, Big Data, Internet of Things and Cyber-Physical Systems for a Smart Society”, organised by the European Commission-funded PICASSO project, hosted by the Technological Leadership Institute, University of Minnesota, and co-sponsored by additional EU and US organisations, has covered the spectrum from research assessments via commercialisation opportunities to policy issues in information and communication technologies (ICT) such as 5G networks, Big Data, and the Internet of Things (IoT)/cyber-physical systems (CPS).
In addition to PICASSO, session organisers included BILAT USA 4.0, Intelligent Manufacturing Systems, and Clean Energy Economy Minnesota.
Comprising a combination of plenary and parallel sessions, the symposium has set focus on impacts for a smart society and related industry sectors.
The event also presented “opportunity reports”, including prioritisation of R&D and application needs, and recommended areas for EU-US collaboration, that have recently been prepared by the PICASSO Expert Groups in IoT/CPS, 5G networks, Big Data and Policy.
- Learn the latest about:
- Technology developments and research priorities in key ICT areas
- Customer needs in smart-society sectors
- Possibilities for harmonised approaches to ICT policy issues
- New international collaboration and program opportunities
- Meet high-level technical and policy experts, leaders from industry and academia, and policy makers from the EU and the US
- Showcase your achievements, find new partners, enhance your network!
More detailed information:
- Check out the related flyer
- Discover the detailed agenda of the event, the speaker list, as well as slides that have been presented
- Find travel information and hotel recommendations
How to attend
Online registration was mandatory and could be completed online.
Seats were limited and attributed on a first-come, first-served basis.
Registration fee: The registration fee of USD 200.00 covered event participation, lunches and breaks on both days, and the networking reception on June 19th.
A discounted registration fee of USD 75.00 was available for students.
Travel grants for US graduate students were made available, thanks to the U.S. National Science Foundation.
The symposium was held at the McNamara Alumni Center, University of Minnesota, 200 Oak Street S.E., Minneapolis, USA.
- Applications for NSF travel grants for US graduate students are invited (deadline for submission: June 10th)
- Special lunch keynote by CEO of Minneapolis Foundation, author, and former Mayor R.T. Rybak
Chair: Tariq Samad, University of Minnesota, USA
Co-chair: Svetlana Klessova, inno TSD, France
Margot Bezzi, APRE, Italy
Eva Fadil, inno TSD, France
Nick Spase, Univ. of Minnesota, USA
- Gerhard Fettweis, Tech. Univ. Dresden, Germany
- Amitava Ghosh, Nokia, USA
- Nikos Sarris, Athens Technology Center, Greece
- Andreas Metzger, Univ. of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
- Lea Shanley, South BD Hub, USA
- Stanley Ahalt, South BD Hub, USA
- Sebastian Engell, Tech. Univ. Dortmund, Germany
- Tariq Samad, Univ. of Minnesota, USA
- Maarten Botterman, GNKS Consult, The Netherlands
- David Farber, Carnegie Mellon Univ., USA
- Massoud Amin, Univ. of Minnesota, USA
- Christine I. Caly-Sanchez, Florida Int’l Univ., USA
- Amit Kulkarni, Honeywell International, USA
- Haydn Thompson, THHINK Wireless Technologies, United Kingdom
- Dan Nagy, Intelligent Manufacturing Systems, USA