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1 ICT research priorities and recommendations for strategy development in the WBC Ulrike Kunze / PT-DLR, Germany Consultation session on recommendations for regional cooperation in the field of ICT Belgrade December 10, 2008

2 Expected results of consultation session 1.Definition of regional ICT research priorities - as input for the SEE-ERA.NET PLUS call - as input for the FP7 ICT Work Programme - as input for a regional strategy of the WBC 2.Recommendation for major generic activities to be implemented at regional level 3.recommendations with regard to a WBC Ministerial conference planned and possibly funded by IPA in 2009 Basis: SCORE Policy Paper National SWOT analyses for Croatia and Montenegro Table with priorities

3 What is SEE-ERA.NET PLUS? a network project for the integration of Western Balkan countries into the European Research Area (ERA). funded under FP 7 consortium of 17 partners from 14 countries will launch a joint call for Joint European Research Projects (JERPs) in spring 2009 with a planned budget of around EURO 3.5 Mio will engage scientists and key actors in R&D policy making including EU member states, Associated States and all Western Balkan countries

4 SEE ERA.NET PLUS task: Specific scientific priorities will be chosen for the scope of the call, based on the regional collaboration needs of the participating countries and bearing in mind the priorities of the 7 th EU Framework Programme on Research and Technological Development (FP7). A careful selection of scientific priorities will help to combine the two goals of enhancing cooperation with the WBC on the one hand and of fostering scientific excellence on the other. Input from WBC-INCO.NET and todays session!

5 1. Definition of regional ICT research priorities Todays 5 steps procedure for the identification of regional ICT priorities: –Step 1: Confirmation of the 5 priorities identified by SCORE; just use priorities with Readiness for most or at least half of the 6 countries (= appropriate human resources and research infrastructures available) –Step 2: Decision on priority 6 (Mobile technologies) and 7 (Environmental sustainability, Energy efficiency) –Step 3: Agreement on common procedure to identify the most important ICT research objectives: Each Western Balkan country has 8 votes for the most important objectives out of 15 –Step 4: Within each selected priority objective, each WBC can select as many research areas as desired –Step 5: Establish a ranking list of the priority research objectives Result: priority list of ICT research objectives (incl. areas) by all WBC to suggest to SEE-ERA.NET PLUS

6 PrioritiesAlbaniaBosnia Herzegovina CroatiaFYR of Macedonia MontenegroSerbiaAll WBCl ICTs for Government & eGovernment 6 ICTs for Enterprises & eBusiness 6 Internet & Broadband Technologies 4 Software Engineering 3 ICTs for Learning & eLearning 3 ICTs for Health & eHealth Mobile Technologies 3 ICTs for Agriculture Digital Content & Digital Libraries Distributed Systems Embedded & Pervasive Systems Network Technologies Knowledge Technologies

7 ICT Research Priorities 1. ICTs for Government & eGovernment 2. ICTs for Enterprises & eBusiness 3. Internet & Broadband Technologies 4. Software Engineering 5. ICTs for Learning & eLearning ICTs for Health & eHealth 6. Mobile Technologies ICTs for Agriculture Digital Content & Digital Libraries Distributed Systems Embedded & Pervasive Systems Network Technologies Knowledge Technologies Starting point: 7. Environmental sustainability, energy efficiency

8 ICT research priorities FP7 ICT Challenge ( ) Western Balkan ICT research priority ( ) Proposed ICT research objectives (per priority) Challenge 1: Pervasive and Trusted Network and Service Infrastructures Internet & Broadband Technologies Providing broadband for all. Development and design of multimedia network and service infrastructure. Development and implementation of secure solutions for broadband transfer through existing infrastructures. Software EngineeringSoftware tools and service oriented architectures for distributed information systems. Methods and tools for software development improvement.

9 ICT research priorities FP7 ICT Challenge ( ) Western Balkan ICT research priority ( ) Proposed ICT research objectives (per priority) Challenge 1: Pervasive and Trusted Network and Service Infrastructures ICTs for Enterprises & eBusiness Tools and solutions for the support of business processes management and integration. ICTs for the networked business. Challenge 4: Digital Libraries and Content ICTs for Learning & eLearning Personalized education process over the Internet. Software systems for learning process management and support.

10 ICT research priorities (SCORE) FP7 ICT Challenge (draft WP ) Challenge 7: ICTs for independent Living, Inclusion and Governance ICTs for Government & eGovernment Development of electronic document and databases infrastructure for Government. Software for exchange of electronic documentation and data of citizens and companies with public institutions. Middleware development for Government-to-Government applications (e.g. web based service providing from registers of citizens and legal entities to all e- government applications). Fast and secure access to information and services for citizens and the business sector. Models and mechanisms for authorization and authentication of access to administrative and other data. Security concepts for ensuring trust and confidentiality of eGovernment applications and services.

11 Further priorities? Research priority: Mobile technologies –Objectives ? –Areas? FP7 ICT Challenge (draft WP ) FP7 ICT objectives (per Challenge) (draft WP ) FP 7 ICT research areas/target outcomes (per objective) Challenge 6: ICT for Mobility, Environmental Sustainability and Energy Efficiency ICT for energy efficiency ICT tools for the electricity market ICT support to energy-positive buildings and neighbourhoods ICT services and software tools enhanced with energy features ICT for environmental services and climate change adaptation Analysis of ICT for sustainable urban environment

12 2. Further results of consultation session agree on a set of specific topics of common EU-WBC interest as input for future FP7 Work Programmes suggest research priorities for further development of national and regional WBC strategies recommendation of major generic activities (e.g. research infrastructure, capacity building or networking activity like setting up of a regional technology platform) recommendations with regard to a WBC Ministerial conference planned and possibly funded by IPA in 2009

13 Terminology in the FP7 Work Programme THEME ICT CHALLENGEChallenge 1: Pervasive and Trusted Network and Service Infrastructures OBJECTIVEICT-SEC : Critical Infrastructure Protection TOPIC ICT-SEC : Risk assessment and contingency planning for interconnected transport or energy networks (= Call title)


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