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CWI core partner EIT ICT Labs

The Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) in Amsterdam has been granted the status of core partner in EIT ICT Labs, the European consortium of top research institutes and leading industry partners that aims to accelerate innovation in Europe. EIT ICT Labs is one of the first three Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs) selected by the European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT). As core partner CWI is member of the KICs Association and will share its research resources to contribute added value to the development of KIC.

Director COMMIT programme housed at CWI

The Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) in Amsterdam has been housing COMMIT director Arnold Smeulders since 1 September 2011. COMMIT is a programme with various research projects from universities, research institutions, social institutions such as university hospitals, and both large and small companies. It will run for 4 or 5 years. The total size of the programme is a hundred million euro, of which fifty million subsidy.

CWI Database Architecture Group wins VLDB 2011 C&V best paper award

Martin Kersten, research fellow at the Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, received the Challenges & Visions Track best paper award during the 2011 International Conference on Very Large Data Bases (VLDB) in Seattle, WA, USA. VLDB is the leading international conference on database management. Kersten received this prize for the publication ‘The Researcher’s Guide to the Data Deluge: Querying a Scientific Database in just a Few Seconds’, co-authored with CWI colleagues Stefan Manegold, Stratos Idreos and Erietta Liarou.

Motorway traffic control benefits from EU C4C project

To decrease traffic congestion and to facilitate a smooth traffic flow, researchers of the European C4C project developed new mathematics and computer engineering. The associated software made by IT company Trinité will be used by the traffic control centers of Rijkswaterstaat, the Netherlands' motorway authority. The C4C project (Control for Coordination of Distributed Systems), which is coordinated by the Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) in Amsterdam and in which both companies and research institutes took part, ends on 31 August 2011. Until now, the project was twice evaluated as excellent by independent reviewers.

Spinque wins cross-lingual PatOlympics

During the recently held PatOlympics (June 2011), an international competition between researchers competing interactively for locating the best search results in patent literature, Spinque, a spin-off company of the Centrum Wiskunde &a

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