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Nature-inspired smart Information Systems

Objective

NiSIS overall mission aims:
- to co-ordinate multi-disciplinary studies and research endeavours into the development and utilisation of intelligent paradigms in advanced information systems design.
- to extend investigations into emerging new areas inspired by nature, both at biological (ie.micro) and behavioural (ie. macro) levels for visionary concepts of information processing and architectures.

The project will comprise four parts aiming to interconnect different disciplines and activities in an effective scheme:
- The core of the project is a set of three Focus Groups which are to deliver the scientific and technological contributions of the programme. There are Focus Groups on: Nature-inspired Data Technology, Nature-inspired Networks, and Nature-inspired Systems Modelling, Optimisation and Control.
- Technology Transfer will take results from the 3 Focus Groups in terms of technological concepts and algorithms, but also contribute challenges via Competitive Workshops concentrating on benchmarking situations taken from real-life relating to IST situations. Training and Education will give added-value in terms of cross-disciplinary instruction and motivation etc. for an upcoming generation of young researchers.
- The overall integration of the Project will be overseen by an ITB (Integrated Technology Board), with participants from all of the above groups and committees, thus providing both 'pulling' technology from the life sciences and 'driving' the technology into IST via technical co-ordination of the project and a comprehensively designed Roadmap.
- The co-ordination of NiSIS will be achieved via the management component provided by the ELITE Foundation.

Apart from the overall co-ordination, assessment of the Project and project activities supervision, the Co-ordinator will seek collaboration between the participating multidisciplinary Partners as well as new potential partners enhancing the research opportunities of NiSIS.

Funding Scheme

CA - Coordination action
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Coordinator

Elite European Laboratory for intelligent techniques engineering
Address
Pascalstrasse 69
52076 Aachen
Germany

Participants (23)

BIOCONTROL JENA GMBH
Germany
Address
Wildenbruchstrasse 15
07745 Jena
BOKU - UNIVERSITAET FUER BODENKULTUR WIEN
Austria
Address
Gregor Mendel Strasse 33
1180 Wien
BOURNEMOUTH UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Address
Fern Barrow
BH12 5BB Poole
BRITISH TELECOMMUNICATIONS PLC
United Kingdom
Address
81 Newgate Street
EC1A 7AJ London
CZECH TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY IN PRAGUE
Czechia
Address
Zikova 4
166 36 Praha
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1, Bygning 101A
2800 Kgs. Lyngby
ERASMUS UNIVERSITEIT ROTTERDAM
Netherlands
Address
Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
3062 PA Rotterdam
FACULDADE DE CIENCIAS DA UNIVERSIDADE DO PORTO
Portugal
Address
Praca Gomes Teixeira
4099-002 Porto
HANS-KNOELL-INSTITUT FUER NATURSTOFF-FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
Address
Beutenbergstrasse 11A
07745 Jena
OTTO VON GUERICKE UNIVERSIT?MAGDEBURG
Germany
Address
Universit?platz 2
39016 Magdeburg
OULUN YLIOPISTO
Finland
Address
Pentti Kaiteran Katu 1
90014 Oulu
SCHOTT GLAS
Germany
Address
Hattenbergstrasse 10
55014 Mainz
STEINBEIS GMBH AND CO. FUER TECHNOLOGIETRANSFER
Germany
Address
Willi-bleicher-strasse 19 Haus Der Wirtschaft
70174 Stuttgart
THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM
United Kingdom
Address
University Park
NG7 2RD Nottingham
THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD
United Kingdom
Address
Firth Court, Western Bank
S10 2TN Sheffield
UNIVERSIDAD POLIT?NICA DE MADRID
Spain
Address
Avenida Ramiro De Maeztu 7
28040 Madrid
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI GENOVA
Italy
Address
Via Balbi 5
16126 Genova
UNIVERSITEIT MAASTRICHT
Netherlands
Address
Minderbroedersberg 4-6
6200 MD Maastricht
UNIVERSITET FOR MILJO- OG BIOVITENSKAP
Norway
Address

1432 As
UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL
United Kingdom
Address
Senate House, Tyndall Avenue
BS8 1TH Bristol
UNIVERSITY OF THE AEGEAN
Greece
Address
University Hill Administration Building
81100 Mytilini
UNIVERSITY OF TWENTE
Netherlands
Address
Drienerlolaan 5
7522 NB Enschede
UNIVERSITY PIERRE ET MARIE CURIE PARIS
France
Address
4, Place Jussieu
75252 Paris Cedex 05