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21 Oct Future Business Clouds Cloud computing in Germany – requirements, national activities and global competition

National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech)
2014
The unabated growth of the Internet is triggering fundamental changes to the world we live in. Advances in information and communication technology are leading to the emergence of a digital service landscape where almost every product or service.
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21 Oct Living in a networked world. Integrated research agenda Cyber-Physical Systems (agendaCPS)

National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech)
2015
The rapid progress of information technology allows for increasingly powerful software intensive embedded systems (machines) executing integrated applications connected by and to global networks. Thus these systems are more and more networked among each other, but also with data and services on the Internet. Intelligent solutions originate which gather processes of the living environment by means of sensors and actuators, connect them to virtual software worlds and interpret, monitor and control these processes in interaction with people. In this way, so-called Cyber-Physical Systems evolve – a living in a networked world. The interlocking applications include smart cities, social infrastructures with integrated telemedicine care, enhanced connected mobility with fully or semi-autonomous driving cars and traffic systems, safety, security and privacy as well as networked production and the sustainable energy turnaround.
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21 Oct SMART SERVICE WELT Recommendations for the Strategic Initiative Web-based Services for Businesses Final Report Short Version

National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech)
2015
The Smart Service Welt 2025 vision focuses on manufacturing, both to provide continuity with the vision of Industrie 4.0 and because Germany is starting from a particularly strong position in this area. Nevertheless, it can also be directly carried over to other fields of application. Automated marketplaces for logistics service providers are already a reality in the private transport sector today and can be expected to become established in heavy goods transport in the future. Data-based optimisation of the value chain – covering everything from seed quantities and fertiliser type to the entire harvest processing and logistics chain – will become increasingly widespread in the agricultural sector. Healthcare will benefit from significant gains in effectiveness and efficiency as a result of both decentralized monitoring of patients’ condition through continuous data collection and personalised treatment thanks to the improved diagnoses enabled by intelligent algorithms. Contributors: Dirk, Stocksmeier, Wolfgang, Wahlster, August-Wilhelm, Scheer, Dieter, Schweer
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21 Oct Supercomputing: enlarging the scope of the reality chances

Real Academia de Ingenieria (Spain) (RAI)
2011
La supercomputación: ampliando el ámbito de lo posible. The book introduces and describes the Supercomputers as a tool to transform the social and economic processes.
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21 Oct From machines to humans. The art of decision making

Real Academia de Ingenieria (Spain) (RAI)
2013
De máquinas a humanos. El arte de la toma de decisiones. The study and research about the efficient integration of people and machines decisions are showed as a key challenge for the progress of the society, our welfare and of our knowledge.
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21 Oct Microprocessors on Mars

Real Academia de Ingenieria (Spain) (RAI)
2015
The book describes the way a research team designed and manufactures a silicon microchip for the Rover Curiosity for its trip to Mars.
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21 Oct IAE Response to National Broadband Plan

Irish Academy of Engineering (IAE)
2015
IAE Response to National Broadband Plan, Ireland’s Broadband Intervention Strategy. Higher capacity speeds, a future proofed network and the state retention of strategic asset (network) recommended.
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21 Oct Chips on Mars

Real Academia de Ingenieria (Spain) (RAI)
2015
The way his researchers team to produce a silicon microchip for the Rover Curiosity, wich after two years is still exploring Mars atmosphere. Cómo su equipo de investigadores llegó a fabricar un microchip de silicio, con resistencias de platino, con el que el sensor de viento a bordo del Rover Curiosity sigue explorando dos años después la atmósfera marciana.
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21 Oct Impact of ICT on world energy consumption

National Academy of Technologies of France (NATF)
2015
How does ICT impact on worldwide energy consumption and greenhouse-gas emissions? This is what NATF went to find out when auditioning French and foreign experts to evaluate the overall energy and environmental balance that is due to the ICT sector, considering the impacts generated by the operation of its various hardware and infrastructure, and the savings it spawns in other areas of activity. The final energy and carbon balance of ICT, the Academy report concludes, is clearly a positive one. In 2012, ICT accounted for 4.7% of worldwide electricity consumption, and a total carbon footprint of about 1.7 percent (including private, industry and telecom hardware and infrastructure and data centres). These numbers are on an upwards trend, but in smaller proportions than the growing use of ICT, thanks to its contribution to reduce these footprints in other areas of activities such as in the transport sector, buildings, manufacturing industries, or even dematerialised procedures. The report focuses on the (global) transport/mobility sector benefitting from digitisation in and around vehicles, with gradually reduced/optimised travel needs (example United States).  It also lists current lines of research aimed at better performance of computing, with lower energy consumption. Group Leader: Erol Gelenbe, Professor in the Dennis Gabor Chair Imperial College, London, and NATF Fellow and Yves Caseau, Director of the Digital Agency, AXA Group, and NATF Fellow
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