The symposium will comprise a combination of plenary sessions and parallel tracks and sessions. The target audience will include leaders in industry, academia, and government agencies.
Goals of the Symposium New developments in information and communication technologies (ICT) are global game-changers. At the vanguard of the revolution are innovations such as 5G networks, Big Data, and the Internet of Things (IoT) / cyberphysical systems (CPS). This symposium, sponsored by EU and US organizations, will cover the spectrum from research assessments to commercialization opportunities to policy issues in these technologies, with particular focus on impacts for a smart society and related industry sectors. Over 100 attendees are expected. The symposium will comprise a combination of plenary sessions and parallel tracks and sessions. The symposium will also present “opportunity reports” that have recently been prepared by the PICASSO expert groups in IoT/CPS, 5G, and Big Data. These reports, based on extensive research and interviews with EU and US leaders, include prioritization of R&D and application needs and recommended areas for EU/US collaboration. A summary report will be prepared mid-September, 2017, and will include recommendations and action plans for future EU and US collaborations.
Why attend? • Learn more about the current status of: • Technology developments and research priorities • Customer needs in smart-society sectors • Possibilities for harmonized 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! Registration, Hotel, etc. We welcome interested participants to the symposium. Invitations for participation can be requested from Margot Bezzi: Bezzi@apre.it Seats are limited and registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis while space is available. Registration fee: 150 USD, including coffee breaks, lunches on both days, and the evening reception on June 19th . Further information, including a detailed agenda, invitation/registration link, and hotel suggestions, will be available in March 2017 on the symposium website. Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport has daily direct flights from several major European hubs.