viernes, 10 de junio de 2011

Information Society Newsroom Update Weekly - 10/06/2011

Weekly Issue - 10 June 2011

Latest News

Cyber security: EU prepares to set up Computer Emergency Response Team for EU Institutions

(10 June 2011) The EU institutions have taken an important step to counter the threat of cyber attacks against the EU institutions, bodies and agencies by setting up a Computer Emergency Response pre-configuration Team (CERT). The team is made up of IT security experts from the EU institutions. At the end of one year's preparatory work by the team, an assessment will be made leading to a decision on the conditions for establishing a full-scale CERT for the EU institutions. In recent years, CERTs have been developed in both private and public sectors as small teams of cyber-experts connected to the internet that can effectively and efficiently respond to information security incidents and cyber threats, often on a 24 hours a day-7days a week basis.

Commission report highlights Europe's innovation emergency and analyses Member States' progress

(9 June 2011) The EU's innovation performance needs major improvements in many areas if the Europe 2020 strategy is to deliver smart sustainable growth, concludes the European Commission's 2011 Innovation Union Competitiveness Report. Europe needs more and "smarter" investment in both public and private research and development - not only does this boost growth in the medium-term, it also has a counter-cyclical effect in times of crisis. More research cooperation within the EU and internationally is needed, along with better use of research results, including through a stronger intellectual property regime. Education systems need to be adapted to business innovation needs. Innovative and fast-growing SME's need more encouragement. A concerted effort is necessary to build on Europe's promising record in innovation tackling global challenges such as climate change. The gender gap in science and research must be closed.

See also: Innovation Union Competitiveness report 2011 - frequently asked questions

Commission makes Europa website accessible for Internet Protocol version 6 users

(8 June 2011) On World IPv6 Day the European Commission is making its Europa website accessible for Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) users (as well as IPv4 users). The Internet operates by transferring data in small packets that are independently routed across networks, as specified by an international communications protocol known as the Internet Protocol. In 1984 over 4 billion addresses were made available on Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) but due to increasing demand for new Internet services, the last remaining IPv4 address was assigned in February 2011. The uptake of IPv6 will make available a practically unlimited amount of Internet addresses to support the explosive growth of new services in the future. By making its website IPv6 accessible, the European Commission is setting an example and hopes to encourage other public sectors to persuade European companies and manufacturers to make their new smart devices and servers IPv6 compatible. Deploying IPv6 is a key action under the Digital Agenda for Europe.

Commission makes Europa website accessible for Internet Protocol version 6 users - Frequently Asked Questions

(8 June 2011) This MEMO explains what IPv6 is, why it is needed, how it is due to be deployed and the steps being taken by the Commission to encourage its deployment.

Addressing evolving needs for cross-border eGovernment services

11 October 2011 Brussels, Belgium

Cross-border access to public services of other European administrations by citizens and businesses is one important step closer to a truly united Europe with strengthened eGovernment services between public administrations in different Member States. This workshop will focus on the evolving needs of the European Union towards a more efficient delivery of ICT-facilitated public services for citizens and businesses across the EU. The target is to widen the scope of use of the electronic means that public administrations have at their disposal outside the local, regional or national level. A further aim is to facilitate mobility of businesses and citizens i.e. for entrepreneurs to set up and run a business anywhere in Europe and allowing individuals to study, work, reside, receive health care and retire anywhere in the European Union.

The Implementation of the Telecoms Regulatory Framework in EU12: Policy, Regulatory and Market Challenges

24 June 2011 Budapest, Hungary

This conference firstly aims at discussing the implementation of the regulatory framework and market outcomes in the EU12 Member States (countries that joined the EU over the past years). Secondly, it wants to assess peculiarities and differences in regulation and market dynamics within EU15 Member States (countries that were members of the EU before the enlargement on 1st May 2004), characterized by a longer process of market liberalization and competition enhancement. The event is organised by the Florence School of Regulation at the European University Institute under the patronage of the Hungarian Presidency of the European Union.

Smart Accessibility Awards

14 June 2011 Brussels, Belgium

The European Disability Forum (EDF), AGE Platform Europe (AGE) and the Vodafone Foundation are jointly launching "Smart Accessibility Awards". Researchers and developers are asked to create mobile applications to improve the lives of ageing users and users with disabilities. The competition will be held in 4 categories: social participation, independent living, mobility and well-being. During this launch event the debate will focus on how the smartphone platforms can enable low cost and rapid innovation and ensure the widespread distribution of new functionalities to users who may otherwise be excluded from the benefits of today's digital society.

Contact: Cindy De Koninck

Driving the Digital Future - What Innovation for Telecom Operators ?

24 June 2011 Trento, Italy

This workshop, organised by the European Telecommunications Network Operators' Association (ETNO), will gather the Heads of Innovation, Strategies and Networks from the main European e-communications players, researchers, policy makers and officials. It will address innovative developments in broadband applications, services and networks.

1st International Conference on Quantum Technologies

13 July 2011 - 17 July 2011 Moscow, Russian Federation

This conference is planned as a kick-off meeting for the newly established Russian Quantum Center (RQC). This first RQC conference will bring together interdisciplinary experts from various fields exploring frontiers of quantum technologies and will include sessions on mesoscopic physics, quantum optics, ultra-cold atoms and molecules, quantum information and quantum communication.

New in the Library

Factsheet 49: eCall - saving lives through in-vehicle communication technology

8 June 2011

In the near future, your car will have an electronic safety system automatically calling emergency services in case of a serious accident. Even if you are unconscious, the system will inform rescue workers of the crash site's exact location, and the ambulance will be on its way within minutes. The system, which has been baptized "eCall", is going to work all over the European Union. It will soon be rolled out across the EU plus Iceland, Norway and Switzerland. Russia's ERA-GLONASS emergency call system is based on the set of eCall standards. eCall will therefore also be working in Russia.

Neelie Kroes, Vice-President of the European Commission responsible for the Digital Agenda
Copyright for the Single Market - good for artists, good for consumers, good for the economy

CISAC World Copyright Summit, Brussels, 7 June 2011

Neelie Kroes, Vice-President of the European Commission responsible for the Digital Agenda
Internet governance

European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EuroDIG), Belgrade, 30 May 2011

Digital Agenda Video Competition Banner

Subscription Information

This is the Newsroom Update of Europe's Information Society: Thematic Portal - a 'one stop shop' to all European Information Society policies, activities, news and more from across the European Commission.

RSS feeds are also available: get the news directly to your desktop or browser.

An archive of all Newsroom Updates is available.

You may unsubscribe or broaden your subscription by going to Your Profile. Please do not reply to this email address - contact details for all organisations behind the Portal can be found on the Portal Contacts page.

No hay comentarios:

Publicar un comentario