Centre for Advanced Manufacturing Technologies Institute of Production Engineering and Automation Wroclaw University of Technology (Poland) Mission: „Creating and processing knowledge for manufacturing know-how” Coordinator: prof. Jan Koch
CAMT: new research area Parallel Kinematics Machines Integrated Product Development Rapid Prototyping for Medicine Lean Manufacturing Machine Vision Six Sigma for Quality Education, training, consultation, applied research for industry e.g. medicine, automotive, etc.
Support for Transport Approximation CeTra Centre for Transport Resesarch (CETRA) University of Žilina, Žilina, Slovakia Mission: Transport Research: Analysis of Differences Approximation Harmonisation
Most important results Human Resources Support Scientific staff exchange Long-term working stays Short-term visits Organisation of International Conferences International Workshops Long-termPersonsMonths Short-termSK-EUEU- SK Persons Countries 17 Conferences1717 Workshops16
Change of quality of the center Now part of the ERA - participation in the main stream of the European research in the transportation domain – e.g. FP 6 projects: EUR2EX – European Rail Research Network of Excellence - NoE project SurfTran –Support for Sustainanable Transport Research in Slovakia – SSA project
Institute of Mathematics “Simion Stoilow” of the Romanian Academy Coordinator: Dr. Radu Purice Romania European Integration of the Romanian Mathematical Research Activity Two general objectives have been considered: The organization at IMAR of a Centre for Advanced Studies in Mathematics (IMAR-CAS) The organization of a number of Joint Research Groups gathering researchers from IMAR and from some important European research centres
Plans and intentions for future - FUTURE PROJECTS SCIENTIFIC OBJECTIVES To develop the domains of excellence at IMAR To initiate research on some new directions of significant actual interest: cryptology, financial mathematics, mathematical models for biological sciences, mathematical models for nanomaterials To encourage research on: numeric analysis, theoretical informatics, parallel algorithms PROJECTS Development of: - the Centre for Advanced Studies in Mathematics – IMAR - the information facilities - the Cooperation Initiative with the Mathematics Institutes from Budapest, Sofia and Warsaw - the existing international joint research groups
HERMES “HERMES” Center of Excellence on Computational Finance & Economics University of Cyprus Research Themes: Enterprise Risk Management Structure of Household Portfolios Performance of Financial Services & Institutions Economics of Aging in Europe (RTN project) Derivative Securities & Real Options Capital Markets Research Macroeconomic Models of Emerging Markets Prof. Stavros A. Zenios, Rector (& Hercules Vladimirou) Mission: Pursue research excellence of practical impact at scientific forefront in finance and economics, Maintain international recognition as reputable research institute in fields of competence, Strengthen international collaborations
MAIN SCIENTIFIC CONTRIBUTIONS: Novel methods for integrated financial risk management and applications in financial institutions Comparative studies of household portfolio choices in several European countries Performance, profitability and quality of financial services in banking: Pan-European “Customer Satisfaction Barometer” for banks Best paper in Decision Sciences (S.A. Zenios & A. Soteriou), 2001
BENEFITS OF CofEx: Improved visibility (nationally and internationally) Reinforced international networking Promotion of multi-disciplinary collaborations Reinforced competitiveness in attraction of projects (esp. domestically) Dedicated facilities at new University of Cyprus campus (2007) NEW INITIATIVES & PLANS: RiskLab-Cyprus (joint venture with Algorithmics, Inc.) Proposal for establishment of Risk Management Institute (in cooperation with Un. of Cambridge and funding from Cyprus Govt.) MSc program in Financial Engineering (with Un. of Cambridge) Initiation of new research proposals (domestic & international)
Computer and Automation Institute (CAI) Hungarian Academy of Sciences Centre of Excellence for Automation and Computer Sciences (HUN-TING) Dr. Peter Inzelt - director, past directors: Acad. I. Vámos, Akad. L. Keviczky vd.: Prof. Győrfi, Prof. Bokor, Prof. Monostori, Prof. Demetrovics, Prof. Roska, Prof.Kovács, Prof. Kacsuk, Prof.Rónyai,... Mission: Promote the high- tech ICT areas, to help implementing the Information Society: Multimedia, picture processing, Multi-agent Systems, Grammar Systems Intelligent Manufacturing Systems, Virtual-,Extended Enterprise, CNN-, GRID-, High-performance Symbolic computing Diagnostics, Quality Control of Complex Systems Machine Perception/Computer Vision Biocybernetics, “ BIONICS”
HUN-TING - Developments Cellular Neural Network, theoretical, scientific results GRID technology, Agent-based technologies, Constraint-based programming, Robust Control, Decision Support Systems, Fleet management, Vision-in-the-loop for automotive areas, Film restoration, Global cconferencing technology, Virtual Laboratories establishment World Science Forum WWW World Conference IMS, CIRP, IST prise, VISION 1st prize Dissemination, exploitation Visiting scientists, Confs, Workshops, Ph.D, Dr. Acad titles, books, periodicals, journals
IMPAN-BC Centre of Excellence Institute of Mathematics of Polish Academy of Sciences, Stefan Banach International Mathematical Center, as a Centre of Excellence Mission: Transforming IMPAN-BC into an international world class research institute Directing IMPAN-BC towards applications of mathematics, in cooperation with other sciences Packages 1.Public-Key Cryptography and Computational Number Theory 2.Information Theory and its Applications to Physics, Finance and Biology. Dynamical Systems. 3.Mathematical Modelling and Analysis of Cellular Populations 4.Nonlinear Systems and Control 5.Mathematics of Finance and Stochastic Control 6.Approximation structures in Banach spaces 7.Symplectic Singularities and Applications 8.Visual Modelling (with the help of Interdisciplinary Centre of Mathematical Modelling of Warsaw University)
55 long term (1-6 months) visits by foreign personnel and 13, (av. 6 months) PHD students within Marie Curie Training Site: BANACH Creating at IMPAN a Mathematical Center of Science and Technology, with several seminars (e.g. bioinformatics and cell population dynamics Development of a Quantum Geometry team (participation in a ToK programme, launched Feb 2004, located at the Physics Department of Warsaw University) Highlights and further developments
Partner in the Network of Excellence ECRYPT, European Network of Excellence in Cryptology, IST-2003, started 1 Feb Expertise in the introduction of electronic signature infrastructure in Poland. Partner in FP6 Marie Curie RTN PHD, Phenomena in High Dimensions, invited for negotiations. Development of IMPAN Mathematical Research and Conference Center in Będlewo, hosting now most of our conferences.
MATHIAS Mathematics in Information Society Main mission: pursue fundamental research in mathematics knowledge transfer to postgraduate or post- doctoral level. Alfréd Rényi Institute of Mathematics
Conferences Workshop and Conference on Hypergraphs Higher Dimensional Varieties and Rational Points Conference on Information Theory, Cryptography and Statistics Workshop on Approximation Theory Workshop on Periodicity and Quasiperiodicity HAJDUCRYPT '02 Logic, Algebra, Relativity Workshop on Extremal Graph Theory Groups and Probability Von Neumann Centennial Conference
Changes During the last three years the incoming visits and international events (not only the CofEx related ones) to the Renyi Institute have boosted, making the Institute a real scientific center, which came together with a noticeable improvement of the infrastructure (financed mainly from local resources).
Machine Intelligence Research and Application Centre for Learning Excellence (MIRACLE) Prof. Vladimir Marik Department of Cybernetics Czech Technical University in Prague Mission: Develop the Centre towards an internationally recognized research body in the areas: Multi-agent Systems: System Integration, Knowledge Management, Teamwork Diagnostics, Quality Control of Complex Systems Machine Perception/Computer Vision Biocybernetics
MIRACLE - Scientific Developments Theory of multiagent systems (architecture of the tri-base model for administration of social knowledge among agents, its utilization in production planning, architecture of a meta-agent) Second Main Prize at the Agent Technology Competition in Barcelona for X-Security prototype, 2003 Theory of computer vision (omnidirecional vision, new methods based on local affine frames have achieved the best performance on standard recognition problems reported in the literature) Best Science Paper Prize, British Machine Vision Conference, 2002: J. Matas et al.
MIRACLE - Change of Quality Linking the Centre with the leading research bodies in Europe (and worldwide) Successful participation in the 5th Framework programme (15 projects), 6 FP (2 NoE, 1 IP, 1 CA) Scientific development of the Centre, increased quality of Ph.D. theses (in English) Increased visibility, reputation and respect of the Centre in the country (Gerstner Laboratory, Center for Machine Perception)
BULGARIAN INFORMATION SOCIETY CENTER OF EXCELLENCE - BIS 21 Prof. Ivan Dimov Institute for Parallel Processing Bulgarian Academy of Sciences Mission: Develop the Centre towards an leading research in: Parallel algorithms Monte Carlo numerical analysis Information technologies for environmental protection Human language technologies Networks and GRIDs
BIS-21 Scientific developments Information Technologies for Emergency Situations Forecast Basic tool for: solving problems in the computer science, real-life problems of the modern society (ecological - see the picture on the right-hand side, where an information for the decision makers about the ozone pollution obtained using our Macintosh G4 cluster, is presented, mechanical and civil engineering, etc.); developing new tools for nuclear safety using recent results in mathematics (portraits of matrices).
GÉANT DEISA EGEE SEE-REN SEE-GRID Scientific applications SEE EU BIS-21 Change of Quality IPP BAS is one of the initiators and a co-founder of the recently established Bulgarian GRID Consortium, facing the new priorities of FP6. To link the Centre with the leading research bodies and to intensify the international cooperation To stimulate scientific development of the Centre, to increase the quality of the scientific development