Director of R.I.T.A. Tofig Babayev and 5 other experts from Azerbaijan (Prof. Adalat Hasanov, Prof. Azad Bayramov, Dr. Elkhan Sabziyev, Dr. Tahir Alizade, and Khalida Melikova) participated in the following ICT events taking place in Kyiv, Ukraine on 22-24 May 2013.
The CEENet/CEENGINE NREN Users Workshop or CEEUSER was held on 22 May, 2013. The event addressed the prominent research organisations and institutions who are either connected or intend to connect to the respective National Research and Education Networks in Eastern Europe (NRENs).
ICT Research and Innovation in Horizon 2020 - Eastern Partnership (EaP) Information Day took place in Kyiv, Ukraine on the 23rd of May 2013. Jointly organised by DG CONNECT (EC), Ukrainian State agency on science, innovations and informatization, Ukrainian ICT NCPs, National Technical University of Ukraine "Kyiv Polytechnic Institute" and PICTURE project (FP7), the event was attended by more than 140 participants, in majority EaP ICT stakeholders.
Supported by the Eastern Partnership (EaP) Platform IV, and the Multilateral Part of the European Neigborhood Policy Instrument (ENPI), it aimed at helping participants to better understand the role of ICT in Horizon 2020, to exchange experience of participation of EaP countries in FP7, and to present ICT research priorities in Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries based on the findings of the project PICTURE and the pilot actions of the project planned for 2013-2014.
The info-day speakers promoted Horizon2020 priorities and ICT 2013 in Vilnius delivered a successful discussion panel that allowed formulating a number of suggestions from EaP community to the EC and clearly demonstrated adequacy of most EaP ICT priorities to the Horizon2020 priorities. Synergies with research infrastructure communities (CEENGINE) also contributed to high level of attendance and interest expressed to the event.
PICTURE Workshop on Content technologies and information management was organized on 24 May, 2013. The main aim of the Workshop was to bring together the European and EECA knowledge networks in the field of "Content Technologies and Information Management” to give a joint response to global challenges. The Workshop was attended by representatives from European Technology Platforms (ETPs); high level ICT stakeholders from the EECA region; members of PICTURE Working Group on "Content Technologies and Information Management”.
Dr. Babayev made a report on the topic "R&D Potential, ICT R&D priorities and National ICT Structures interested in Cooperation with the ETPs in Azerbaijan”.