Within the Health and Care application domain different research aspects are being combined in order to support the existing and newly evolving health and care provision processes through adequate ICT and Future Internet services. In view of demographic evolution it is essential for future society to develop sustainable (e)-health and (e)-care solutions.
Innovation in logistics and mobility plays an important role in our society. In the Transport and Logistics application domain, IBCN enables optimal logistic chains by focussing on advanced algorithms and datastructures for routing and planning, cooperative systems to e.g. enhance traffic safety and innovative tracking & tracing of goods.
The Media application domain entails various research topics ranging from creation, storage and indexing of content to search and consumption of vast amounts of multimedia files online. Solutions for scalable content storage, automated extraction of metadata and personalized and quality-aware delivery are combined to be able to cope with Future Internet service requirements.
Economic growth, improving our quality of life, should not harm the environment of our future generations. The European Commission has calculated that, without proper policies and actions, the global energy demand will grow 50% by 2030 producing an equal increase of greenhouse gasses. Better management of finite, natural resources and energy consumption is therefore required. To realize this smaller "ecological" footprint, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is considered as a key enabler, looked at in the Energy application domain.
Computational Biology are rapidly evolving disciplines in biological sciences. In the past decade, the revolution in sequencing technology has provided researchers with massive amounts of raw biological data. The development of accurate, high-throughput software solutions for the assembly, comparison and annotation of this data is a key component towards a better understanding of biological processes.