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The ENIGMA network will train a new generation of young researchers in the development of innovative sensors, field survey techniques and inverse modelling approaches. This will enhance our ability to understand and monitor dynamic subsurface processes that are key to the protection and sustainable use of water resources. ENIGMA focuses mainly on critical zone observation, but the anticipated tech ...
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DIAPHORA serves as a European research and training platform for collaborative research on the nature of philosophical problems, their resilience and the sources of persistent divergence of expert opinion about them, and their relation to conflicts in the practical sphere. More specifically, DIAPHORA’s 3 principal research objectives are (A) to diagnose what makes philosophical problems so resilie ...
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Smart Manufacturing for EU Growth and Prosperity (MAKERS)

Start date: Jan 1, 2016, End date: Dec 31, 2018,

MAKERS will bring together leaders from business, academia and policy to study issues related to the drivers and dynamics of sustaining the competitiveness of EU manufacturing sectors. The project’s innovative research, training and mobility activities will address key concerns related to the historic opportunity for the EU to lead a manufacturing renaissance that not only upgrades existing manufa ...
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Secure Big Data Processing in Untrusted Clouds (SecureCloud)

Start date: Jan 1, 2016, End date: Dec 31, 2018,

SecureCloud addresses the confidentiality, integrity and availability of applications executed in the cloud. Data at rest or in transit on the network is already nowadays protected by encryption. The main problem that we face is how to ensure the confidentiality of data while being processed. Our approach is based on upcoming hardware extensions of commodity CPUs like Intel's Secure Guard Extensio ...
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The main objective of EBSIS is to strengthen the research output at the Faculty of Computer Science at Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi (UAIC), Romania. EBSIS will initiate strong and close research ties with the Institute of Informatics, University of Neuchatel (UNINE), Switzerland and with the Faculty of Informatics, Technical University of Dresden (TUD), Germany. The targeted field of res ...
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The project proposes to set up and disseminate an original training on agroecology at the European level to develop skills for actors of sustainable agricultural development. Agroecology, providing new paradigms for management of natural resources, challenges the interfaces between productive activities, ecological systems and societies. Operating the transition towards agroecological agriculture ...
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Secure and Resilient Cloud Architecture (SafeCloud)

Start date: Sep 1, 2015, End date: Aug 31, 2018,

Cloud infrastructures, despite all their advantages and importance to the competitiveness of modern economies, raise fundamental questions related to the privacy, integrity, and security of offsite data storage and processing tasks. These questions are currently not answered satisfactorily by existing technologies. Furthermore, recent developments in the wake of the expansive and sometimes unautho ...
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Ultrastable optical frequency comb systems (ULTRASTABLE)

Start date: Oct 1, 2016, End date: Mar 31, 2018,

The invention of optical frequency combs revolutionized numerous fields in metrology and was honoured by the 2005 Nobel Prize in Physics. Frequency combs have many new emerging applications in optical telecommunications, broadband high-precision spectroscopy and sensing, etc. Monitoring of environmentally relevant gases and pollutants, medical sensing of biomarkers in human breath, or remote sensi ...
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FUTURE ATOMIC CLOCK TECHNOLOGY (FACT)

Start date: Oct 1, 2013, End date: Sep 30, 2017,

During the last decades atomic clocks and frequency standards have become an important resource for advanced economies with impact ranging from satellite navigation (GPS, GLONASS, Galileo) to high speed communication networks, where they ensure synchronisation of data packets at ever higher bit rates. In this field the wake of the new millennium has been marked by the invention of frequency comb t ...
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The primate roots of human language (prilang)

Start date: Jun 1, 2012, End date: May 31, 2017,

In 1871 Darwin famously wrote that, in his opinion, there was no fundamental difference between man and the higher mammals in their mental faculties. In the past decades this claim has driven much empirical research and, by and large, the evidence supports Darwin’s hypothesis. One mental faculty, however, has been particularly difficult to study empirically, with little progress made until recentl ...
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Efficient megahertz coherent XUV light source (MEGA-XUV)

Start date: Mar 1, 2012, End date: Feb 28, 2017,

"Coherent extreme ultraviolet (XUV) light sources open up new opportunities for science and technology. Promising examples are attosecond metrology, spectroscopic and structural analysis of matter on a nanometer scale, high resolution XUV-microscopy and lithography. The most promising technique for table-top sources is femtosecond laser-driven high-harmonic generation (HHG) in gases. Unfortunately ...
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Divided Metacognition: when epistemic norms conflict (DIVIDNORM)

Start date: Jul 1, 2011, End date: Dec 31, 2016,

The present project aims to provide a naturalistic account of epistemic norms, and of the associated epistemic awareness in children and adults from different cultures. Epistemics norms (ENs) such as intelligibility, relevance, truth, coherence and consensus are dimensions on which mental contents can be evaluated for their contribution to knowledge acquisition. Although EN sensitivity is central ...
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"Recent dramatic events such as the earthquakes in Haiti and L’Aquila or the flooding in Pakistan have shown that local civil authorities and emergency services have difficulties with adequately managing crises. The result is that these crises lead to major disruption of the whole local society. The goal of ICARUS is to decrease the total cost (both in human lives and in €) of a major crisis. In o ...
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"A range of new applications will be enabled by ultra-precise optical clocks, some of which by using them in space, near or far distant from Earth. They cover the fields of fundamental physics (tests of General Relativity), time and frequency metrology (comparison of distant terrestrial clocks, operation of a master clock in space), geophysics (mapping of the gravitational potential of the Earth), ...
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Recently, determining if the community-specific behavioural patterns observed in apes are equivalent to the differences observed between human groups has proven crucial in understanding the origin of human cultural behaviours. In particular, knowing if the same mechanisms as in humans act to create these different patterns is controversial, because there is no experimental proof that any presumed ...
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The increasing power and energy consumption of modern computing devices is perhaps the largest threat to technology minimization and associated gains in performance and productivity. On the one hand, we expect technology scaling to face the problem of "dark silicon" (only segments of a chip can function concurrently due to power restrictions) in the near future and lead us to use devices with comp ...
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LEADS: Large-Scale Elastic Architecture for Data as a Service (LEADS)

Start date: Oct 1, 2012, End date: Sep 30, 2015,

There is a wealth of publicly available data in today's Internet (e.g., Web pages, government law texts, public statistics, media archives, etc.) that can be exploited by large and small companies in various business domains. Storing, processing, and querying such ever increasing amounts of data is becoming a major challenge, and having the capability to do so is a strong asset for the few big com ...
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The research necessary to extend the application areas of femtosecond frequency combs through the development of compact, robust, low-cost, commercially-exploitable sources is now possible; taking advantage of the fact that ultrafast laser pulses of femtosecond widths, separated by nanoseconds, manifest themselves as a phase-coherent comb of frequencies spread over a wide spectral band. Furthermor ...
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"This project will develop innovative in situ remediation concepts for the sustainable management of contaminated land and groundwater, as required by the WFD. The proposal has 18 academic and industry partners, with expertise in groundwater remediation issues, ranging from pore-scale processes to field-scale application, as well as technology development, water management/treatment, regulation an ...
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European Research Ethics Committees’ Network (EURECNET)

Start date: Mar 1, 2011, End date: Aug 31, 2014,

EURECNET is a network that brings together national REC associations, networks or comparable initiatives but also other bodies relevant in the field of research involving human participants like National Ethics Councils and the European Commission’s ethical review system. Such a network forms the infrastructural basis to promote awareness of specific working practices of RECs across Europe, to enh ...
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Groundwater resources are facing increasing pressure from consumptive uses (irrigation, water supply, industry) and contamination by diffuse loading (e.g. agriculture) and point sources (e.g. industry). This cause major threat and risks to our most valuable water resource and on ecosystems dependent on groundwater. New information is need on how to better protect groundwaters and groundwater depen ...
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"European forests are under unprecedented threat from the combined forces of climate change and large increases in the numbers of alien invasive pests and pathogens resulting from changes in patterns of global trade. Interactions between climate change, including likely changes in both mean temperatures and precipitation, will have serious impacts on the susceptibility of forest ecosystems to dama ...
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Access to Pharmaceuticals (ATP)

Start date: Oct 1, 2009, End date: Mar 31, 2013,

Access to Pharmaceuticals Equitable access to pharmaceuticals, particularly for developing countries is an essential human right. Various complex impediments hinder access, which is the subject of ongoing multidisciplinary studies. Intellectual Property and product development are two issues that can be used as tools to address the problem of access, particularly to make patented drugs more afford ...
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VIPER: Intelligence Push in the Enterprise Realm (SRT-15)

Start date: Oct 1, 2010, End date: Mar 31, 2013,

The main objective of VIPER is to build an open, scalable and dependable service platform. The target of the VIPER platform is to enable the construction of novel large-scale distributed services on the Internet. In order to achieve this goal, VIPER will allow for dynamic composition of reusable services deployed in a mix of private and public infrastructures (creating services in such mixed infra ...
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Outstanding progress has been made in recent years in developing novel structures and applications for direct fabrication of 3D nanosurfaces. However, exploitation is limited by lack of suitable manufacturing technologies. In this project we will develop innovative in-line high throughput technologies based on atmospheric pressure surface and plasma technologies. The two identified approaches to d ...
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"The large-scale migration caused all sorts of tensions in the receiving countries, particularly when it became clear that immigrants planned to settle permanently and eventually claimed to participate socially and politically in their countries of settlement. However, the presence of immigrants did not yet become a politically contested issue everywhere. In some countries such as Spain, Ireland i ...
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Biobased geological CO2 storage (CO2SolStock)

Start date: Apr 1, 2009, End date: Mar 31, 2012,

This project fulfills the requirements of the topic Energy “Future emerging technologies” which covers all areas of the Theme Energy. In particular, this project aims at developing an emerging technology which consists in a new alternative sustainable solution to reduce CO2 emissions from fossil fuel combustion. This objective fits the EU strategy to reducing greenhouse gases emissions by developi ...
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What does European industry need to know about “time”? Although there is a wide-spread belief that low-cost-production companies will gain market share over more expensive competitors there are considerable opportunities for more expensive producers as long as they provide a certain value-added for their customers: customized products and at the same time much faster delivery. We are suggesting th ...
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Atomic clocks provide enhanced accuracy, stability, and timing precision compared to quartz-based technologies. However, the size and power consumption of existing atomic clocks far exceeds that those of quartz-based clocks, not preventing their deployment in portable applications.The goal of the MAC-TFC proposal is to develop and demonstrate all the necessary technology to achieve an ultra-miniat ...
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SUper-Resolution Photonics for Advanced Storage Systems (SURPASS)

Start date: Jun 1, 2008, End date: Nov 30, 2011,

The purpose of the restructured SURPASS project is to develop key technologies to achieve super-resolution beyond the diffraction limit in air at visible wavelength. The application fields covered by the project are optical data storage, wafer inspection, maskless optical lithography and confocal microscopy.The first super-resolution technology is based on so-called super-RENS materials (Super-Res ...
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The adoption of multi- and many-core chips as the architecture-of-choice for mainstream computing will undoubtedly bring about profound changes in the way software is developed. In particular, the use of fine grained locking as the multi-core programmer's coordination methodology is viewed by most experts as a dead-end.The transactional memory (TM) programming paradigm is a strong contender to bec ...
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