By managing and exploiting (big) data, researchers can identify previously unknown links, trends and patterns. The SURF Research and Innovation Event will focus on how multidisciplinary and data intensive research is assisted and strengthened by and with ICT. The research results can lead to new insights and pioneering research questions.
ICT in every top sector
At the event one can choose between four parallel tracks, consisting of four sessions. The tracks are: Big Data & eScience, Collaboration & Polydisciplinarity, Making Connections and Citizen Science & Social Media. More information on the different tracks can be found here.
One of the keynote speakers will be Arnold Smeulders, director of COMMIT, a large Dutch public – private research program in ICT. Smeulders is also chairman of the ICT Platform Netherlands, which has developed the ICT Roadmap for the top sectors. Last year, Smeulders and his colleague Peter Apers noted the absence of ICT as a separate top sector. This caused alarm, as according to them “every top sector is in need of breakthroughs in ICT.”
As a driving force behind the development of the ICT Roadmap, Smeulders was rewarded with the annual Dutch ICT Personality of the Year Award in 2012. The Jury praised Smeulders for his work as the “De ICT Roadmap unites ICT-science en ICT-business around topics important for all top sectors like standards, safety and big data.”
Registration for the event can be done here.