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Tuesday, March 5
 

9:00am

The Knowledge Exchange

The SMARTlab and Research teams of UCD will be hosting and moderating an ongoing series of innovation design/knowledge exchange workshops, mini-roundtables, and technology mapping exercises to make visible and audible the new ideas bubbling up throughout the event.

The SMARThub will be based in the centre of the European Parliament, and will host an artist-in residence drawing the events of each day in analogue format, along with technologies including mindmapping,smartboards, visualisatioon tools,  virtual world spaces where collaborators at a distance can join in live, and a live videos stream to youtube where the essence of key ideas can be collected and projected in real time. Big ideas arising will be fed into overall event plenary sessions throughout the week. Daily roundtable workshops will be hosted on a 'need to talk' basis as new ideas and conversations emerge across the plenary and panel sessions.

 

What to expect

Running Presence as an Exchange Space + daily ad hoc Emergencies sessions to feature emerging issues , ideas, questions arising from the summit at large


Moderators
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Jennifer Craig

Head, EU Research Office, UCD
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Dr. Aoibheann Gibbons

Director of Reserach Development, University College Dublin
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Triona McCormack

DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH, University College Dublin
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Nollaig O’Fionghaile

Irish Research Council' New Foundations Awardee
Nollaig Ó Fiongháile is a musician, researcher and lecturer. Formerly founder, executive member and later President of the European Network of Traditional Music & Dance (1997-2005); Expert to the European Commission and Council of Europe for the campaign ‘Europe, A Common Heritage... Read More →
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Huw Williams

SMARTlab CTO & Previous Head of IT for the London Olympic & Paralympic Games

Tuesday March 5, 2013 9:00am - Thursday March 7, 2013 6:00pm
European Parliament Exhibition Space

2:00pm

Smart Grids - How Can We Detune Energy Demands and Expectations through Holistic Demonstrations for Greening Metropolii in ‘Energy Islands’?
Limited Capacity seats available

Horizon 2020 strongly emphasizes finding innovative and efficient solutions to address societal changes and enable technological breakthroughs.  The design, demonstration and implementation of Smart Grids represents a significant step forward for the electric power infrastructure  of the EU by providing increased reliability, efficiency and affordability, while leveraging renewables and other distributed power generation sources.  Exploiting advances in a number of technologies, including ICT and power electronics, the Smart Grid methodology has been demonstrated on small scales, but still faces a number of challenges to scale to major cities and beyond.  This session will provide a clear definition of Smart Grids and their potential, address the challenges that must be faced in the next years to realize their advantages, and discuss the role that international collaboration will play in the grid's evolution.


Moderators
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Shawn Thorne

Associate Director, Power and Energy, U.S. Office of Naval Research Global - London
Dr. Shawn Thorne is the Associate Director for Power and Energy and Functional Materials at the Office of Naval Research (ONR) Global office in London, United Kingdom. He is responsible for developing connections between the US Naval Research Enterprise and outstanding international... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Kieran Delaney

Dr. Kieran Delaney

R&D Manager, Nimbus Centre, Cork Institute of Technology
Dr Kieran Delaney is the R&D manager and co-founder of the newly formed Nimbus Centre for Embedded Systems Research, which is based at Cork Institute of Technology. The Centre has over sixty researchers and state-of-the-art facilities for networked embedded systems research, development... Read More →
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Dr. Venizelos Efthymiou

Executive Manager Networks at Electricity Authority of Cyprus
Dr Venizelos Efthymiou from Cyprus is a holder of the UMIST university degrees: BSc in Electrical Engineering and Electronics, Master of Science (MSc) in Power Systems and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). He joined the Electricity Authority of Cyprus in March 1979 and he currently holds... Read More →
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Per-Olof Granström

Secretary General, EDSO
Per-Olof Granström has a profound knowledge of the energy sector as he has held various positions in different European utilities and associations. Prior to his appointment as Secretary General of EDSO for Smart Grids, he was Director of European Affairs at Vattenfall, Executive... Read More →
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Mark O'Malley

Professor of Electrical Engineering, University College Dublin
Mark O'Malley is the Professor of Electrical Engineering at University College Dublin (UCD), founder and Director of the Electricity Research Centre (http://erc.ucd.ie ) an industry supported research group. He has received two Fulbright awards, is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and a Member of the Royal Irish Academy. He is recognized as a world leading authority on grid integration of renewable energy and h... Read More →
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Paddy Teahon

Strategy Implementation Consultant, University College Dublin
Paddy Teahon has recently joined UCD as a Strategy Implementation Consultant. Paddy has previously worked in the Irish Civil Service, having served as Head of the Department of the Taoiseach (Prime Minister) from 1993-2000. He is also currently Hon. President of the Irish Wind Energy... Read More →


Tuesday March 5, 2013 2:00pm - 3:30pm
European Parliament J6Q1
 
Wednesday, March 6
 

4:00pm

Diaspora: Building Global Networks
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will introduce the concept of the ‘diaspora’ as more than an economic driver, bringing in perspectives from multidisciplinary experts all showcasing the potential of harnessing a strong future market for Europe building upon the diaspora communities in all their forms.

Concepts to be discussed include:
- The history and origins/definitions of ‘diaspora’
- Global population shifts and migration
- A who’s who in diaspora development, historical leaders, implications, etc
- diasporic factors: remittances, philanthropy, trade and investment, art & culture, education, sport, medical tourism, volunteering
- global networks and social networking
- practice-based research
- Diaspora & peace
- the influence of technology & transport
- legal aspects of Diaspora
- Diaspora and Gender
- mobile telephony & its implications


Speakers
avatar for Mr. Kingsley Aikins

Mr. Kingsley Aikins

Diaspora Matters, Former CEO & President of The Worldwide Ireland Funds
Kingsley Aikins was born and brought up in Dublin and educated at The High School, Dublin and Trinity College Dublin, from which he graduated with an honors degree in economics and politics.  He also has a post-graduate Diploma in International Marketing and has studied and worked... Read More →
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Dr. Conor Galvin

University Lecturer and Researcher, UCD Dublin College of Human Sciences
Dr Conor GALVIN is a University Lecturer and Researcher at UCD Dublin College of Human Sciences where he works on various education, development practice, ICT and research programmes. He regularly speaks at conferences and events in Ireland and Europe on the information society, education... Read More →
avatar for Prof. Lizbeth Goodman

Prof. Lizbeth Goodman

Director, SMARTlab and Chair of Creative Technology Innovation, University College Dublin
Lizbeth Goodman is Chair of Creative Technology Innovation and Professor of Inclusive Design for Education at University College Dublin, and an Executive Board member of the Innovation Academy (TCD, UCD, QUB), for which she runs the Social Entrepreneurship module and part of the core... Read More →
avatar for Nollaig O’Fionghaile

Nollaig O’Fionghaile

Irish Research Council' New Foundations Awardee
Nollaig Ó Fiongháile is a musician, researcher and lecturer. Formerly founder, executive member and later President of the European Network of Traditional Music & Dance (1997-2005); Expert to the European Commission and Council of Europe for the campaign ‘Europe, A Common Heritage... Read More →
avatar for Jutta Treviranus

Jutta Treviranus

Director, Inclusive Design Research Centre, OCAD University
Jutta Treviranus is the Director of the Inclusive Design Research Centre (IDRC), professor and director of an innovative graduate program in inclusive design at OCAD University Toronto.(http://idrc.ocadu.ca, http://www.ocadu.ca/programs/graduate_studies/inclusive_design.htm). The... Read More →
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Huw Williams

SMARTlab CTO & Previous Head of IT for the London Olympic & Paralympic Games


Wednesday March 6, 2013 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Radisson Blu Rue d'Idalie 35, 1050 Brussels
 
Thursday, March 7
 

9:30am

Communicating Science - How to Translate Science and Technical Issues for Policymakers
Limited Capacity seats available

Science and technology are rapidly emerging as driving forces in society with impacts penetrating decisions of economic development, education, environment and more.  Politicians need to be able to understand the implications of technical topics such as a broadband access, cyber-security, nanotechnology, and radar technology. The complex character of these topics makes explaining them to non-scientists very challenging. This seminar will equip academic and industry researchers with the tools and vocabulary to translate and explain emerging science and technology (S&T) issues to state and federal level policymakers.


The programme for this workshop includes:
• An overview of the history of science policy
• Examples of effective and ineffective legislative testimony
• Instruction and exercises in effective communication, written and verbal
• A capstone exercise in which each participant prepares a 1-minute testimony of their research to offer to a mock legislative committee hearing


Speakers
avatar for Ms. Marlit Hayslett

Ms. Marlit Hayslett

Founding director of the Georgia Tech Research Institute’s Office of Policy Analysis and Research; Atlanta, Georgia
Ms. Marlit Hayslett serves as the founding director of the Georgia Tech Research Institute’s Office of Policy Analysis and Research (OPAR) in Atlanta, Georgia. OPAR is the only applied research program focused on state-level science, technology, and innovation (STI) policy. Motivated... Read More →


Thursday March 7, 2013 9:30am - 12:30am
European Parliament A5G315

11:00am

Standards as a Driver of Innovation
Limited Capacity seats available

At a time when Europe needs more innovation in order to remain competitive on the global stage, standardisation provides a bridge between research, innovation and the market, and can thereby make a
positive contribution to economic growth and prosperity.
 
CEN and CENELEC are fully committed to supporting the Horizon 2020 programme and helping to tackle barriers to innovation in Europe.
 
In this sessions panellists will present and discuss the European Standardization System, the role of standards in the innovation lifecycle, the role of standardization in support to Horizon 2020 as well as
concrete examples. The session will allow for interaction with stakeholders interested to understand and learn more about European Standards and their integration in research and innovation projects.

 

Agenda

 


Speakers
avatar for Prof. Dr. Knut Blind

Prof. Dr. Knut Blind

Prof. Dr. Knut Blind studied economics, political science and psychology at Freiburg University. In the course of his studies he spent one year at Brock University (Canada), where he was awarded a BA. Finally, he took his Diploma in Economics and later his doctoral degree at Freiburg... Read More →
avatar for Florence Carré

Florence Carré

Florence Carré (PhD,MSc) is an expert in numerical typology and digital soil mapping. Since 2010, she’s worked at INERIS as European research project manager on standardization issues and on risks related to natural hazards. She was previously in charge of the digital soil mapping... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Karlhanns Gindele

Dr. Karlhanns Gindele

Director Innovation at DIN German Institute for Standardization
Dr. Karlhanns Gindele is Director Innovation at DIN German Institute for Standardization.He is a physicist and obtained his PhD from the faculty of electrical engineering at the University of Stuttgart. His research work included plasma physics and thermal solar energy. At that time... Read More →
avatar for Ms. Gudrun Rognvaldardottir

Ms. Gudrun Rognvaldardottir

CEN Vice-President Technical
Gudrun studied electrical engineering in Iceland and Germany. She graduated from the Technical University of Karlsruhe in 1986. After a few years as Associate Professor at the University of Iceland, she started working in standardization in 1991. She has been with Icelandic Standards... Read More →


Thursday March 7, 2013 11:00am - 1:00pm
European Parliament A5E2

1:30pm

Data Protection in an Era of Big Data
Limited Capacity seats available

With the increasing use of Big Data come big questions regarding privacy issues.  In this session, the panel of specialists will ask, “Personality Survival: What are the anchors and armor to sanctify and legitimize personal data use amidst the Big Data Tsunami?”  Horizon 2020 calls for a development of a framework to safeguard human rights in the digital society so that users can control how their personal data is used by third parties. This session will look at how technology relates to the sociological and ethical dimensions of security on a global scale and what a policy framework should look like to protect individuals’ privacy.


Moderators
JC

John Callahan

U.S. Office of Naval Research Global - London

Speakers
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Christina Peters

Chief Privacy Officer, IBM
Christina Peters is Chief Privacy Officer at IBM, whereshe is responsible for information policy and practicesaffecting over 400,000 employees and thousands of clients.She leads a global team of legal, data protection andtechnical professionals at IBM who address privacy and datasecurity... Read More →
avatar for Prof. Alan Smeaton

Prof. Alan Smeaton

Professor of Computing, Dublin City University
Since 1997, Alan Smeaton has been a Professor of Computing at Dublin City University where he has previously been Head of School and Dean of Faculty. His early research covered the application of natural language processing techniques to information retrieval and this broadened to... Read More →


Thursday March 7, 2013 1:30pm - 3:00pm
European Parliament J6Q1

3:00pm

Smart Cities of the Future - How to Make Efficient Cities for Socially Responsible Competitiveness
Limited Capacity seats available

Smart Cities are an imminent reality. There are several pressing challenges, along with substantial opportunities, which are inciting this development. The world is growing into an increasingly urbanized environment, making space and resources more scare as our world population swells. This has a collateral negative effect on pollution, consumption habits, infrastructure and public health. As these challenges loom and threaten our way of living, opportunities are emerging which provide real, innovative solutions. Current megatrends in efficiency and digitization are metamorphosing into sophisticated tools which transform the infrastructure of modern cities, turning them into Smart Cities. With ICT and energy efficiency enabling this transformation, Smart Cities will be a central force in moving towards efficient living, sustainable growth and socially responsible competitiveness.

However, this global challenge requires the collaboration of all stakeholders at every level. This is not achieved in the near future; this requires long – term collaboration and policy action. Horizon 2020 calls for the European Union to assist in fostering smart cities through research to understand the social, economic and cultural issues involved. Challenges still persist in funding, research and standardization among fragmented stakeholders. Thus, in order to deliver Smart Cities it must be approached in an open, collaborative model. The Smart Cities of the Future session at ES:GC2 will examine some of the research challenges facing Smart Cities while offering potential solutions. Key aspects of the session will focus on policy regulation, standardization challenges and research opportunities. As the conceptualization of Smart Cities development from end user to the producer becomes more sophisticated, this exposes the dire need for increased support for capacity building, large scale infrastructures and innovation.

 


Speakers
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Dr. Pol Mac Aonghusa

IBM Senior Research Manager, Smarter Cities Technology Centre, IBM Dublin Research Laboratory
Pól Mac Aonghusa is a Senior Manager at the IBM Ireland Research Laboratory located in Dublin, Ireland. The Ireland Lab is one of twelve IBM Research Labs and is charged with spearheading IBM Research activities in Smarter Urban Systems, High Performance Computing and Risk Analytics.  Pól... Read More →
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Prof. Siobhan Clarke

Director, Trinity Smart and Sustainable Cities Research Centre, Trinity Colleage Dublin
Prof. Siobhán Clarke is a Professor in the School of Computer Science and Statistics, Trinity College Dublin. She is the Director of the Trinity Research Centre on Smart and Sustainable Cities. This is a multi-disciplinary research centre addressing challenges relating to information... Read More →
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Dr. Kieran Delaney

R&D Manager, Nimbus Centre, Cork Institute of Technology
Dr Kieran Delaney is the R&D manager and co-founder of the newly formed Nimbus Centre for Embedded Systems Research, which is based at Cork Institute of Technology. The Centre has over sixty researchers and state-of-the-art facilities for networked embedded systems research, development... Read More →
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Dr. Jorge Núñez Ferrer

Analyst and Consultant, Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)
Dr Jorge Núñez Ferrer is an independent analyst and consultant associated with the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), with a PhD from Imperial College London. He is presently the technical coordinator of the EU Smart Cities Stakeholder Platform officially launched with... Read More →
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Mr. Georg Houben

Project and Coordination Officer at DG Energy, European Commission
Mr. Georg Houben is Project and Coordination Officer at the EU Commission’s Directorate General for Energy (DG Energy) since 2010, where he is responsible for the Smart Cities and the Smart Cities Stakeholder Platform. He is a graduate in electro-technical engineering from the University... Read More →
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Mr. Seamus Hoyne

Head of Department, Technology, Science and Flexible Learning, Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT), Limerick, Ireland
Seamus Hoyne is Head of Department in LIT and previously the Managing Director of the Tipperary Energy Agency. He has been working in the energy sector since 1998. He has coordinated the SERVE project since 2007 which affected energy savings of 6,200MWh in retrofitted buildings and... Read More →
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Joachim Schonowski

Senior Innovation Manager , Telekom Innovation Laboratories, Deutsche Telekom
Dipl.-Phys. Joachim Schonowski, started his career in 1999 at Deutsche Telekom. He worked as Senior Product Manager for T-Mobile International, introduced new messaging solutions and was responsible for the initial user interface customization strategy and device integration for Western... Read More →


Thursday March 7, 2013 3:00pm - 5:00pm
European Parliament A3H1

5:00pm

Hippocratic Innovation - What’s the ‘next Next’?
Limited Capacity seats available

The physician’s oath brings a sense of the values of honesty and integrity to the medical profession’s relationship with the public. In the basic motto ‘first do no harm’ articulated as a set of first principles for medical intervention, the Hippocratic Oath as currently practiced sets a fine precedent for the kind of ‘oath’ needed for the rest of the research and professional practice community as it reaches out to engage directly with the public.

In discussion and iteration workshop with a world-leading team at a recent Ideas Salon in the Silicon Valley (led by the vision of Professor Alex jaded in his larger project on the Future of Medicine), Lizbeth Goodman put forward the idea of ‘Hippocratic Innovation’ as a framing mechanism to engage top Researchers in Technology Innovation and Education in a joint effort to demonstrate the principles of ‘first do no harm’ and to frame an explicit and fundamental set of values in the global research sector.
This workshop offers attendees at the European Challenges event an opportunity to engage with a few of the ‘first founders’ of Hippocratic Innovation, and then to offer their own models for socially committed research. It builds on the Steve Jobs/Apple prototyping idea of the ‘Next Next’: the suggestion that in planning carefully for the third generation of prototype before signing up to a current offer, we may find the most effective ways to ensure sustainability and scalability of our first principles as they become embedded in global social consciousness.


Speakers
avatar for Prof. Karl Aspelund

Prof. Karl Aspelund

Assistant Professor at the Department of Textiles, Fashion Merchandising and Design; University of Rhode Island
Karl Aspelund, PhD, is Assistant Professor at the Department of Textiles, Fashion Merchandising and Design at the University of Rhode Island. His interests lie in examining the role textiles and design play in the creation of identity, the impact of the textile life-cycle on the Earth’s... Read More →
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Rex Bothwell

Learning & Change, Apple
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Dr. Martin Curley

Head of Research, Intel Labs Europe
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Dr. Mick Donegan

Associate Senior Research Fellow, University College, Dublin; CEO & Founder ‘SpecialEffect’
Dr. Mick Donegan, Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Design, OCAD University, Toronto. Associate Senior Research Fellow, University College, Dublin, CEO & Founder ‘SpecialEffect’, a UK-based Assistive Technology Charity www.specialeffect.org.uk which uses specialised technology to enhance access to videogames and creative self-expression for people with a wide range of disabilities.  Mick’s research draws on his many years of practice-based work as a teacher and an Assistive Technology specialist who has extensive experience in assessing, teaching, training, and supporting peop... Read More →
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Prof. Lizbeth Goodman

Director, SMARTlab and Chair of Creative Technology Innovation, University College Dublin
Lizbeth Goodman is Chair of Creative Technology Innovation and Professor of Inclusive Design for Education at University College Dublin, and an Executive Board member of the Innovation Academy (TCD, UCD, QUB), for which she runs the Social Entrepreneurship module and part of the core... Read More →
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Prof. Alex Jadad

University of Toronto and the University Health Network
Dr. Alex Jadad has been called a «human Internet», as his research and innovation work seeks to identify and connect the best minds, the best knowledge and the best tools across traditional boundaries to eliminate unnecessary suffering and promote maximum levels of joy. Such work... Read More →
DJ

Dr. Joshua Bamberger M.D.

San Franciso Department of Public Health, University of Califonria Berkeley School of Public Health
RS

Ricardo Semler

Lumiar Schools
avatar for Jutta Treviranus

Jutta Treviranus

Director, Inclusive Design Research Centre, OCAD University
Jutta Treviranus is the Director of the Inclusive Design Research Centre (IDRC), professor and director of an innovative graduate program in inclusive design at OCAD University Toronto.(http://idrc.ocadu.ca, http://www.ocadu.ca/programs/graduate_studies/inclusive_design.htm). The... Read More →
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Dr. Jeb Weisman

Chief Information Officer, Children’s Health Fund (CHF)
Jeb Weisman is Chief Information Officer for the Children’s Health Fund (CHF) and Director of CHF’s Center for Community Health Technology.  He serves as the consulting Director of Information Systems and Technology for Community Pediatric Programs at Montefiore Medical Center... Read More →


Thursday March 7, 2013 5:00pm - 6:30pm
European Parliament A3H1