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From 20th to 22nd October 2015, the ICT2015 event took place in Lisbon, Portugal.
Under the organization of the European Commission, the ICT2015 event presented the new Commission policies and initiatives with regard to Research & Innovation in ICT. Overall more than 6000 delegates participated in the event. The European Commission was represented at highest level by the Commissioners Oettinger (responsible for Digital Economy and Society) and Moedas (responsible for Research, Science and Innovation), and the Portuguese President of Republic chaired the opening ceremony!
During the event, conferences, networking sessions, parallel sessions and an exhibition with about 150 exhibitors took place.
MOSAIC 2B was one of them!
MOSAIC 2B booth was installed in the International Cooperation Village and was showcased as an example of successful cooperation projects with non-EU countries.
There, the MOSAIC 2B partners demonstrated the project and presented the main outcomes. A video prepared for dissemination actions was also permanently screened, highlighting the MOSAIC 2B in use during field experiment and the participant’s testimonies.
A large number of ICT2015 delegates visited the MOSAIC 2B booth and get informed about the project, congratulating for the achieved results and making comments about potential areas for future exploitation.
From 20-22 October the MOSAIC 2B consortium will present the latest results and findings at the ICT 2015 event in Lisbon, Portugal.
During the ICT 2015 the MOSAIC 2B will provide information about the developed components of the framework as well as first conclusions and impressions from the six-month field experiment that has been conducted in rural areas of South Africa from March to August 2015. Visitors will have to opportunity to get details about the DTN based content distribution as well as the operating principles of this technology and its implementation. The project will also demonstrate the cinema-in-a-backpack solution including the mobile business services for the micro-entrepreneurs such as: ordering, paying, screening of multimedia content and performing business analysis using visual analytic tools. Moreover, visitors will be able to interact with the tablet software and experiment its functionalities.
With over 5 000 participants, ICT 2015 will gather high level speakers, networking sessions for the creation of European consortia, an exhibition dedicated to successful European ICT projects and several activities for the general public. For three days Lisbon will be the European hub of ICT, bringing together politicians, national and European decision-makers, researchers and entrepreneurs, to debate the latest policies and initiatives of the European Commission on ICT.
The ICT 2015 event will comprise a number of parallel activities:
The MOSAIC 2B project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Programme for reserarch, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no. 611796, as well as from the Department of Science and Technology South Africa under financial assistance agreement DST/CON 0227-0229/2013.
Further information can be found here.
Visit MOSAIC 2B at the ICT 2015, International Cooperation Village, exhibition booth IV7a.
From 14-15 October 2015 professor Alta van der Merwe and Aurona Gerber presented an overview of the MOSAIC 2B project at the Third International Conference on Enterprise Systems (ES 2015) in Basel, Switzerland.
In the parallel session “Project Presentations” on Wednesday 14 October 2015 the partners from the University of Pretoria (South Africa) presented an overview of the MOSAIC 2B project as well as what has been accomplished in the last 24 months since the start of the project.
The audience enjoyed the presentation and as was mentioned by James Lapalme (Canada) that he applause the MOSAIC 2B consortium for the work that has been done by and believe that “… more Computer Scientists should become involved in projects of this nature where it is not only about technology but the advancement of society.”
The MOSAIC 2B project – funded by the European Union and the Department of Science and Technology South Africa – will end by November 2015. After a field trial of six months with 14 micro-entrepreneurs the consortium is currently investigating the latest results and implications that will be presented at the final dissemination event in November in Pretoria.