Day 1 – 19th of June 2017
|08:30 – 09:15||
|09:15 – 09:50||
Keynote: The Intersection of IoT and CPS as a Force for Progress
Chris Greer, Senior Executive for Cyber-Physical Systems, National Institute of Standards and Technology, US Dept of Commerce, USA » download presentation
|09:50 – 10:25||
Keynote: 5G as an Enabler for Tomorrow’s Smart Society
Henning Schulzrinne, Columbia University and Federal Communications Commission, USA » download presentation
|10:25 – 10:50||Break|
|10:50 – 12:00||
Parallel Sessions on Emerging ICT Areas
IoT/CPS: Convergence of IoT and CPS for Smart and Dependable Socio-technical Systems
Chair: Sebastian Engell, Professor, Head of the Process Dynamics and Operations Group (DYN), TU Dortmund, Germany, EU
The ubiquitous connectivity provided by the Internet of Things will “close the loop” in cyber-physical systems from a myriad of sensors to the way the systems are operated and also to the demands of the users. This will enable improved monitoring, management, and hence new levels of energy and resource efficiency, product and service quality, and safe and reliable operation for socio-technical systems such as electrical grids, railway systems, the public transport system of a city, and production processes. In this session, three technical talks will provide insights into current technology developments, challenges, and trends at the convergence of the Internet of Things and cyber-physical systems.
5G Networks: 5G Small Cell Technologies
Chair: Gerhard Fettweis, Vodafone Chair Professor at TU Dresden, Germany, EU
To achieve high capacity and improved coverage in the 5G network, the importance of small cell technologies has been highlighted both in the EU and the US. In this session, leading experts in the area will discuss key technology solutions and deployment scenarios of the 5G small cell, and then look beyond current development and towards strategy forward both in the EU and the US.
Big Data: Research and Innovation Challenges and Opportunities for Transatlantic Collaboration – a US Perspective
Chair: Nikos Sarris, Head of the ATC Innovation Lab, Athens Technology Center, Greece, EU
This session will provide a complete overview of challenges and opportunities for transatlantic collaboration between US and EU, in the Big Data domain, given by three US Big Data Innovation Hubs and NIST.
|12:00 – 13:10||Lunch|
|12:30 – 13:00||Guest Keynote: R.T. Rybak, CEO, Minneapolis Foundation; former Mayor, Minneapolis, USA|
|13:10 – 14:25||
Parallel Sessions on Emerging ICT Areas (Cont’d)
IoT/CPS: Research and Innovation Challenges and Opportunities for Transatlantic Collaboration
Chair: Tariq Samad, Senior Fellow and Honeywell/W.R. Sweatt; Chair, Chair in Technology Management, Technological Leadership Institute, University of Minnesota, USA
This session will provide a platform to discuss promising future directions for transatlantic collaboration in the IoT and CPS domains, supported by statement talks and an overview and analysis of EU and US research and innovation challenges and priorities, and collaboration barriers and opportunities that are identified in the opportunity report that was recently published by the PICASSO project.
5G Networks: 5G Ultra-large Cell Technologies
Chair: Gerhard Fettweis, Vodafone Chair Professor, TU Dresden, Germany
Based on the PICASSO opportunity report, 5G ultra-large cell design has been identified as one of the high priority R&I themes for future EU and US collaboration. In this session, top academy and industry experts from both the EU and the US will share their insights on enabling technologies, potential social impacts as well as perspective EU-US collaboration opportunities in this area.
Big Data: Research and Innovation Challenges and Opportunities for Transatlantic Collaboration – a European Perspective
Chair: Nikos Sarris, Head of the ATC Innovation Lab, Athens Technology Center, Greece, EU
This session will provide a platform to discuss promising future directions for transatlantic collaboration in the Big Data domain, supported by statement talks by BDVA and Big Data Europe representatives. Moreover, an overview and analysis of EU and US research and innovation challenges and priorities, and collaboration barriers and opportunities that are identified in the opportunity report that was recently published by the PICASSO project, will be presented.
|14:25 – 14:50||Break|
|14:50 – 15:35||
Keynotes: EU and US Priorities and Opportunities in Big Data
|15:35 – 16:05||
Keynote: The Road to Safer, Cleaner and More Efficient Transportation for Future Smart Cities
Haydn Thompson, CEO, THHINK Group, United Kingdom, EU » download presentation
|16:05 – 16:50||
Panel: Good Practices in Smart City Transportation Strategies – Their ICT Needs
Chair: Mark Spinoglio, Manager & Senior Consultant SPI S.A., EU/USA
Building on the technical sessions conducted earlier in the agenda, this plenary will connect policy with technology in the smart city transportation area by highlighting the successful applications of ICT in support of smart transportation, providing insights on current developments and strategies forward both in the EU and the US.
|16:50 – 17:20||
Keynote: Cybersecurity Implications for ICT and Smart Society
Massoud Amin, Director, Technological Leadership Institute, University of Minnesota, USA » download presentation
|17:30 – 19:00||
Day 2 – 20th of June 2017
|08:30 – 10:00||
Panel: Policy Implications of ICT
Chair: Maarten Botterman, Director GNKS, ICANN Board Director, Chairman IGF DC IoT, The Netherlands, EU » download presentation
EU US ICT-oriented collaboration doesn’t take place in isolation: the results of ICT R&I affect society, and what society wants and/or needs influences the interest and direction of ICT research. In this understanding, the PICASSO Policy expert group is exploring key policy issues that affect the development of 5G Networks, Big Data, and IoT/CPS, and the way they help address policy challenges. With you we will be exploring how we can progress best working together on privacy & data protection; ICT security; and standardization. Because of the collaboration between EU and US researchers, the solutions found are likely to be more relevant and more sustainable for the global markets that are served with what we create.
PICASSO Policy Experts
Representatives of PICASSO Expert Groups’ Areas
|10:00 – 10:30||
Keynote: Digitizing Europe’s Industry: Policy, Research & Innovation Measures
Christoph Runde, MTP Project Development Coach for European Union Intelligent Manufacturing Systems (IMS), EU » download presentation
|10:30 – 10:55||Break|
|10:55 – 12:10||
Panel: Smart Transportation and ICT: Topics for Collaboration
Chair: Latif Ladid, Founder & President, IPv6 Forum & Research Fellow, University of Luxembourg, EU » download presentation
This session will build on the EU and US policies towards smart city transportation highlighted by the first session on the first day and on the sessions that focused on emerging ICT areas. New opportunities of collaboration between the EU and US in smart transportation will be discussed amongst the panel and extended to the session’s participants.
Clean Energy in Minnesota and Beyond
Chair: Gregg Mast, CEEM, USA
The rapid transition to cleaner and more sustainable energy solutions present vast opportunities for collaboration across key stakeholder groups. This session will bring together experts that are leading this transformation in Minnesota, the Midwest, and globally to share their unique insights. Participants will discuss the role of ICT technology, market participants, and policy that is necessary for harnessing this opportunity now and into the future
Intelligent Manufacturing Systems: Prospects for International Collaboration
Chair: Dan Nagy, Managing Director, IMS, USA
Having introduced project clustering in a prior PICASSO event in Washington DC, IMS will show the methodology used to attract over 30 projects to its first cluster in Additive Manufacturing, the ongoing work, and explain the upcoming workshop for the next Industry 4.0 topics in Advanced Robotics, and Industrial Internet of Things.
|12:10 – 13:10||Lunch|
|13:10 – 14:10||
Panel: Best Practices for Academic/Industry Collaboration in Smart Cities
Chair: Anne Bowser, Senior Program Associate, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, USA
The goal of this session is to bring together academic and industry actors from the US and EU to discuss effective practices for supporting academia-industry cooperation in smart cities. Each panelist will be invited to give a short talk to set the scene, followed by a moderated discussion from members of the audience. Key outcomes of this panel will be enhanced knowledge of academia-industry cooperation in the US and the EU, and information on opportunities for future exploration.
|14:10 – 15:10||
Panel: Perspectives on EU/US Collaboration in ICT
Chair: Tariq Samad, Senior Fellow and Honeywell/W.R. Sweatt; Chair, Management of Technology Technological Leadership Institute, University of Minnesota, USA
The focus of this session will be on identifying obstacles to, and offering constructive recommendations for, more effective EU/US collaboration in ICT, especially IoT/CPS, Big Data, and 5G Networks. Key related insights from the technical and policy sessions of the symposium will also be highlighted. The panelists include PICASSO Expert Group leaders and government representatives.
|15:10 – 15:30||Break|
|15:30 – 16:00||
Conclusions, Path Forward and Adjournment