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European Data Forum 2016

The European Data Forum (EDF) 2016 will take place on 29 and 30 June 2016 in Eindhoven. This years theme is 'Scaling up the European data economy'.

The European Data Forum is one of the key European events for industry professionals, researchers, policy makers, and members of community initiatives to discuss the challenges and opportunities of data-driven innovation in Europe. The Forum will address all facets of data-driven innovation: infrastructure, tools, applications (including, new products and services reaching out to multilingual European audiences) as well as societal and economic impact.

A team of COMMIT/researcher from SenSafety will present three major results on EDF. Read more about their demos here.

ACM Multimedia 2016

ACM Multimedia 2016 will take place in Amsterdam at the Theater Tuschinski from 15 to 19 October. COMMIT/projectleader Alan Hanjalic and COMMIT/researcher Cees Snoek of project SEALINCMedia are two of the three General Chairs organizing the event.

Since the founding of ACM SIGMM in 1993, ACM Multimedia has been the worldwide premier conference and a key world event to display scientific achievements and innovative industrial products in the multimedia field.

Open Innovation 2.0 Conference

The OI2 Forum welcomed innovation experts, policy-makers, people from Academia and citizens in the vibrant city of Amsterdam, on 23rd and 24th May 2016.

The 2016 edition of the event gathered more than 300 people around the following action oriented themes: Open Innovation 2.0 and  Digital Single Market, ePlatforms, Data Driven Innovation, Urban Agenda, Future Cities, Living Labs and Business Challenges as cross-cutting themes, just to list a few, we have Power of Crowds; Experimentation and Prototyping; and Citizen Engagement in practise.

The head of Communication of COMMIT/, Mieke van den Berg, at Open Innovation 2.0 2016

Stichting Informatica Olympiade





Stichting Informatica Olympiade is a foundation that organizes informatics competition for students in The Netherlands. The foundation organizes three different competitions every year:

  • The Dutch National Informatics Olympiad (Nederlandse Informatica Olympiade, NIO) for highschool students who already know how to program or want to learn how. The NIO is organized annually in three rounds. The winners of the third round receive a challenge trophy and some more training. Also the youngest participant receives a trophy. The winners will be the Dutch competitors in the International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI).
  • The Beverwedstrijd for all highschool students and primary school pupils from group 7 and 8 (11 and 12 years old).
  • The CodeCup for highschool students, university students, teachers in The Netherlands and beyond.