Conference ICT Proposers Day 2014 was held November 9 to 10 in Fortezza da Basso at Firenze Fiera – Exhibition and Congress Center with 3000 registered participants and 877 participants on Idealist face2face brokerage event. At the conference the European Commission representatives presented the current challenges within the Framework Programme HORIZON2020. Among the conference participants there was also Jan Papaj, PhD. and researcher Matus Pleva, PhD. from our department, who had 10 pre-planned meetings (Idealist face2face brokerage event) plus he presented the project idea on networking session of the call PHC25 “Advanced ICT systems and services for integrated care”.
There were many personal contacts obtained as: Manchester Metropolitan University (Dementia patients Monitoring), University of Zagreb (ICT-based solutions for e-Health / IoT & Visually Impaired Persons), CeADAR Dublin (Advanced data analytics and natural language processing), university of Santiago de Compostela – CITIUS (Natural Language Processing: SC 6 – Reflective societies: cultural heritage and European Identitie), FZI Forschungszentrum Informatik (Human activity detection and recognition for AAL), Wyższa Szkoła Biznesu – National Louis University (Business Incubator in Technology Park 3.0 MMC Brainville, multi-stream data transmission for distance learning), University of Mons – Numediart Institute for Creative Technologies (Spoken language technologies), Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Bavarian Research Alliance, Brunel University, Smart Interaction, Mobile Intelligence, and Multimedia Technologies Lab – SIMIT Istanbul (SiMiT lab, assistive technologies for people with disabilities), ComTrade Ljubljana (Speech interface for ATM machines prototype), Incas3 Assen, Loughborough University, Anglia Ruskin University, etc.
The conference provided valuable information, contacts and experience that will help in initiating or joining a consortia in H2020 calls.