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NEW Download ICT Workprogramme 2013 here .

NEW See details of next FoF ICT Call (Objectives FoF-ICT-2013.7.1 and FoF-ICT-2013.7.2 here .

NEW Description of the technological topics under the recent Factories of the Future ICT Call is available here .

NEW Report from the Workshop on 'ICT Innovation for the Factories of the Future' held on 10 July in Brussels is available here .




Workshop in the context of the
Public Private Partnership on Factories of the Future (FoF)

ICT-driven innovation in FoF under
ICT Work Programme 2013 and beyond
9-10 July 2012
Charlemagne Building,
rue de la Loi 170,
1000 Brussels
(back to back with the Information Day on the
Economic Recovery Public Private Partnerships on 9-10 July 2012)

Draft Agenda

Background: The Factories of the Future initiative as part of the European Commission's Economic Recovery Plan aims at helping European manufacturing enterprises to adapt to global competitive pressures by improving the technological base of manufacturing across a broad range of sectors. The PPP is supported both by the NMP and the ICT priorities of Framework Programme 7.
Scope: The European Commission plans to launch its last Work Programmes under FP7 for 2013 in July 2012. At the same time, preparation for the Horizon 2020 Programme (2014-2020) is continuing. The objective of this workshop is to discuss the content of Challenge 7 "ICT for the Enterprise and Manufacturing" under ICT Work Programme 2013, to update the constituency on the first outcomes of road-mapping and stakeholder consultation activities related to Horizon 2020 in the context of the Factories of the Future Public Private Partnership, and to broadly discuss the most important ICT-related research and innovation challenges in manufacturing.

Part 1: ICT Work Programme 2013 on Day 1: 09 July

[ this session forms part of the brokerage event of the PPP InfoDay, Charlemagne Building, Rooms "JENKINS"/"MANSHOLT" ]
16:30 Types of Actions foreseen under WP2013 and beyond
o Application experiments for robotics and simulation
Max Lemke, Deputy Head of Unit DG CONNECT/A3
17:00 Work programme session on Focus Areas of Challenge 7 of ICT WP 2013
o Simulation services & robot solutions for engineering and manufacturing
chaired by Mariusz Baldyga, Rolf Riemenschneider, DG CONNECT A2, A3
o Sensor and laser-based applications
chaired by Christoph Helmrath, Erastos Filos, DG CONNECT A1, A3
The participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and to sketch first ideas.
18:00 End


Part 2: Preparing Horizon 2020 on Day 2: 10 July

[ this session forms part of the Workshops and Networking Activities of the PPP InfoDay, Charlemagne Building, Room "DURIEUX" ]

Workshop chair: Max Lemke, Complex Systems and Advanced Computing, DG CONNECT/A3

14:00 Setting the Scene - Towards Horizon 2020
Khalil Rouhana, Director "Components and Systems", DG CONNECT/A
14:10 The ICT part in the Factories of the Future – Status and Outlook
Erastos Filos, DG CONNECT /A3
14:30 Status Update of European Road-mapping Activities
Chair: Rolf Riemenschneider, DG CONNECT /A3
o ICT Vision for Factories of the Future – Anirban Majumdar, SAP Research, ActionPlanT Coordinator
o ICT-related Challenges in the EFFRA roadmapping activities - Zeljko Pazin, Executive Director EFFRA
o Cloud Engineering for the Factories of the Future, Engelbert Westkämper, Fraunhofer IPA, Manufuture SRA Support Group
o Short messages from related ETPs, PPPs and JTIs: Photonics21, EURON, ENIAC, ARTEMIS ( Alun Foster)
o Q&A
15:50 Coffee Break
16:00 Discussion: ICT related research and innovation challenges in manufacturing 2014–2020
Chair: Rainer Zimmermann, HoU, DG CONNECT /A3
Rapporteur: tba
16:45 Conclusions
17:00 Closing