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Technologies for Information Management
ICT Call 5 Information and Networking Event - Intelligent Information Management
11-12 May 2009, Jean Monnet Conference Centre, Luxembourg

Intelligent Information Management 11-12 May 2009

This Information and Networking Event addressed the research community preparing project proposals for ICT Call 5, objective 4.3: Intelligent Information Management.

The event aimed at helping participants to better understand the work programme and success criteria for proposals, to facilitate sharing of ideas and experiences, and to find partners for project consortia.

Network and obtain information at the same time

The new  Work Programme for 2009-2010  was launched at the ICT 2008 Event in Lyon , with the follow-up networking event: the Proposers' Day 2009 in Budapest . To further support your participation in FP7 ICT calls for proposals, a two-day event was organised in Luxembourg on 11-12 May 2009, to coincide with the opening of the Call 5 , expected to be published on 31 July 2009.

Please find:

Programme Day 1 

Plenary session: Scientific Challenges of Intelligent Information Management 

The first day started in the afternoon with the first plenary session, opened by Mr Horst Forster, Director 'Digital Content and Cognitive Systems', and chaired by Márta Nagy-Rothengass, Head of Unit 'Technologies for Information Management'.

Detailed information on the research challenges of objective 4.3: Intelligent Information Management were given, followed by a Question & Answers. It provided participants with information on the current work programme and on practical issues related to preparing proposals.  


Plenary session: Main addressed technology challenges 

After the coffee break the second plenary session followed addressing the main technology challenges.

Invited Speaker:

Paul Miller Paul Miller , ZDNet


This session continued with two breakout parallel sessions: 

  1. Focus: Large data sets
    Impact of new technologies supported by presentations of key industrial actors.

    Invited Speakers:
    Paul Smits Paul Smits , DG Joint Research Center                               - Phil Butcher , The Welcome Trust Sanger Institute

  2. Focus: Personal Sphere
    Impact of new technologies in our day to day life.

    Invited Speakers:
    Kari-Hans Kommonen Kari-Hans Kommonen , Media Lab Helsinki              Matthias Wagner Matthias Wagner , DOCOMO Euro-Labs


Programme Day 2

Plenary Session: What makes a successful proposal in SO 4.3

Best practise of Research and Technology Development projects in the area of Intelligent Information Management

The second day started in the morning with Call presentation and giving important information to different instruments based on best practice cases. A set of presentations were given by best practice projects. Invited speakers from selected ongoing projects presented their results. Discussions were based on contributions and questions from the participants. 

Invited Speakers:

Ansgar Bernardi Ansgar Bernardi , DFKI Kaiserslautern - NEPOMUK Piek Vossen Piek Vossen , University of Amsterdam - KYOTO

Bianca Falcidieno Bianca Falcidieno , CNR Genova - FOCUSK3D Max Mühlhäuser Max Mühlhäuser , TU Darmstadt - SMARTPRODUCTS



Posters and Networking

European Commission facilitated 'matchmaking and partner fining' opportunities throughout the two days of the event. It gave the participants the chance to showcase their work and organisations to advertise their skills.

The posters were displayed in the Foyer of the Jean Monnet Conference Centre, so that all who attend the event had an opportunity to see them.

The Poster Owners were staffing their posters for participants to come and discuss the research. 


Matchmaking Session - 12 May

On the second day of the event there was a dedicated 'matchmaking/partner finding' session:

  1. Looking for ideas?
  2. Looking for partners?
  3. Looking for projects?

This session include 25-30 3-minutes presentations given by people who presented their main area of work, their organisation, their skills and/or ideas, or stated what sort of partner(s) they are looking for.


Proposal Clinics

European Commission representatives were available throughout the two days of the event to discuss project ideas and offer preliminary feedback on their relevance with respect to the workprogramme and the fifth call for proposals.

Follow us on Twitter!

Check out the ICT FP7 SO 4.3: Intelligent Information Management on Twitter to find out what's going on:

  • Join the conversation at: #SO43


Registration and terms of participation


Register free of charge!

  1. Participation is free of charge but subject to prior registration and confirmation. Since the number of participants is dependent on space available, places will be allocated on a first-come-first basis.
  2. In line with the security rules, only registered participants can access the conference centre and the European Commission does not issue any personal invitations to this event or provide support with visa applications.

Travel and Accomodation

All travel and accommodation expenses must be borne by the delegate and will not be reimbured by the European Commission. Please note that you should not definitely book your travel arrangements before your registration has been confirmed.


How to register?

You are invited to register to the event (before 5 May) by submitting the on-line registration form below. Please consider your registration as completed only from the point when you receive the confirmation e-mail. 

Registration is now closed!


Practical information


The European Commission Conference Centre in the  Jean Monnet Building in Luxembourg is the venue for this event. It is located on rue Alcide De Gasperi on the Plateau de Kirchberg , 3 km from the centre of Luxembourg city. The building is well-served by public transport, both from the city centre and the airport. 

Travel information

To assist you in your choice of transport and accommodation you can consult the following links:

Jean Monnet building, Commission, Kirchberg

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