Join EPoSS@ICT 2015: 3 Interactive Networking Sessions & Booth in EC Village

ICT 2015 will be held in Lisbon, 20-22 October 2015. EPoSS and its strategy project EXPRESS co-organise three interactive networking sessions on Smart Systems Integration on 22 October 2015, and have a booth in the EC Village.

Since all three sessions are interactive networking sessions, we invite you to take on an active role in the sessions, be it as a speaker, debater or cooperation partner.
If you are interested in contributing, contact the EPoSS Office at

Click on the links below for details on the three Networking Sessions that are co-organised by EPoSS and EXPRESS.

  1. Smart Systems: Multi-sector solution provider and enabler for the IoT
  2. Smart Systems Standardisation Slam

  3. Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) and Smart Technologies

22 October 2015,
Room 8

Smart Systems: Multi-sector solution provider and enabler for the IoT

An in-depth analysis of the SRAs of all ETPs revealed opportunities for Smart Systems in the sectors addressed by these ETPs, thereby highlighting cooperation opportunities between EPoSS and the other ETPs, e.g. ETPs involved in farming, food, energy, environment, manufacturing, materials or transport.
Since Smart Systems are the enabling Things in the Internet of Things, and since IoT is a common denominator in basically all sectors, it is a door-opener for cooperation between EPoSS and other ETPs. Some application examples are automated transport, precision farming, food supply chain, smart manufacturing.
The session's objectives are to
  1. promote the introduction of Smart Systems in the above sectors. For this purpose we will invite representatives of the supply side, namely from the Smart Systems industry, to present showcases of their portfolio responding to the specific needs of each sector,
  2. make the demand side, namely the industries represented by the other ETPs, aware of the benefits of Smart Systems,
  3. invite the demand side to further specify their needs and requirements, in order for the Smart Systems providers to better serve their needs,
  4. achieve a match of demand and supply side for Smart Systems in as many sectors as possible,
  5. start cooperation, both on a cross-ETP level, i.e. with respect to joint research, demonstrators and pilots, but also on a b2b level between the organisations involved in the ETPs.
The session will comprise short presentations from the supply side and the demand side.
These will be followed by a moderated discussion to foster cooperation.
Networking will continue after the session at the EPoSS booth.
22 Otober 2015,
Room 8

Smart Systems Standardisation Slam

Researchers in Smart Systems Integration not only face the research challenges related to the integration of multiple technologies, materials, processes and scales. They are also new to the concept of standardisation as a tool supporting innovation, and are confronted with a fragmented standardisation landscape.
EPoSS and its strategy project EXPRESS started a dialogue with standardisation organisations on the above. In parallel CEN-CENELEC with its Working Group STAIR has launched an initiative to strengthen links and interactions with the research communities represented by ETPs.
EPoSS/EXPRESS and CEN-CENELEC/STAIR are cooperating to promote Smart Systems research and standardisation, and jointly propose a networking session.
The objective of the session is threefold:
  1. Give the Smart Systems Integration community the opportunity to specify in short elevator pitches their needs for standardisation in Smart Systems research, be it on the level of technologies, production process, materials, interfaces, and most importantly on the cross-technology and system integration level.
  2. Give the floor to relevant European (CEN-CENELEC, ETSI), international (IEC) and national (DKE, VDI, BSI) standardisation organisations, so as to present in short elevator pitches their relevant technical committees, standardisation activities and tools.
  3. Match demand and supply side and bring together the relevant experts for research level standardisation in Smart Systems Integration.
The format is similar to a poetry or science slam, but here Smart Systems researchers are invited to give short presentations on their standardisation needs, and experts from standardisation organisations have equally short slots to present their matching offers.
The challenge will be to present in a concise and jargon-free manner.

22 Otober 2015,
Room 13

Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) and Smart Technologies

The concept of Responsible Research and Innovation has gained importance in national and European research funding. However, the lack of a basic understanding of the concepts and a lack of knowledge on the implementation and benefits of RRI are still hampering researchers, scientists and industry from following the RRI approach.
The session will start a dialog between scientists and researchers in the field of smart technologies and RRI practitioners form the social sciences and humanities about the basic concept of RRI, ways to apply RRI in a project and possible tools to foster this.
The basic assumption of the session is that the concrete design and outcome of RRI in research projects heavily depend on the technology developed in the project. Smart technologies are particularly challenging in this respect since they involve ethical, social and legal issues related to cognitive, invasive, autonomous and networked systems. Here technologists and social scientists have to learn from each other.
The session intends to start this two-way-process by bringing smart technology and RRI expertise together.
The session is intended as a world café. Participants will have the possibility to learn and discuss basic concepts of smart technologies and responsible research and innovation in two discussion groups. The facilitators will give short introductory presentations on RRI and smart technologies to set the scene and will then open the discussion.
Guiding questions of the world café include:
  • What are the ethical, social and legal issues in smart technologies?
  • What are the benefits and burdens of RRI in projects involving smart technologies?
  • Is there a toolbox for RRI in research projects?
  • What could public engagement in RRI and smart technologies mean?
A final wrap-up of the discussion results by the facilitators will conclude the session. Participants are invited to further comment on the issues raised after the session.

The EPoSS Booth is located in the EC Village of the ICT 2015 Exhibition.

More information on ICT 2015 is available >>here