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Successful LinkedTV demo at IBC2014

The EU LinkedTV project, in which CWI is participating, had a successful presentation on the future of television in its booth during the large IBC2014 conference in the RAI, from 11-16 September 2014. Over 55,000 people attended the meeting and the exhibition.

Invited lecture Monique Laurent at ICM 2014

Monique Laurent will give an invited lecture at the International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM) 2014 on Wednesday 20 August in Seoul, Korea. It is a great honour to speak at ICM, the most important conference for mathematicians in the world, with thousands of participants and the award of the Fields Medals.

Bert Gerards on Solving Rota’s Conjecture in AMS Notices

Bert Gerards (CWI), Jim Geelen (University of Waterloo, Canada) and Geoff Whittle (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand) have published an article on Solving Rota’s Conjecture in the August issue of AMS Notices. The authors recently announced that they solved Rota's Conjecture after 15 years of work.

W3C Benelux welcomes Logius as W3C Member

The W3C Benelux Office hosted at CWI welcomes Logius as a new W3C Member. As the first government organization in the Benelux countries, Logius joins the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) on 1 July 2014. W3C is is an international community, aimed at the development of Web standards.

Nature Genetics article: Genome of the Netherlands developed

In a large-scale research project under supervision of University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) researchers have developed a genetic profile of the Netherlands. The researchers have mapped the DNA sequences of 250 family trios, consisting of two parents and one child, across the Netherlands.

International innovation award to Martin Kersten

Martin Kersten,  Research fellow at the Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI)  is awarded the 2014 SIGMOD Edgar F. Codd Innovations Award, the most prestigious prize for researchers who have made innovative and significant contributions to database systems and databases.

Towards a European Smart Energy System

In the European vision document “Towards a European Smart Energy System”, researchers Han La Poutré and Felix Claessen from the research group Intelligent Systems at the Centrum Wiskunde & Infor

Modelling impatient Internet users

Impatience of Internet users is a major problem for its quality of service. A vast amount of data is wasted on transfers that are aborted before completion. CWI researchers have developed new models that incorporate this user impatience.

Database Indexes for the Big Data Era

Researchers of Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) in Amsterdam have developed new methods to index huge databases. These space efficient indexes are lightweight to build and maintain and grow less than linear with the size of the data sets.

Who's afraid of Object Algebras?

Object algebras are a simple technique that solves a long-standing problem of extensibility in programming languages, called the expression problem. CWI-researcher Tijs van der Storm presented the technique at Joy of Coding 2014

CWI researchers in European RETHINK big project

Every two days, we create the equivalent of all the data generated throughout human history up until 2003. The intelligent use of this data shows enormous potential for generating new knowledge and other related benefits for  business, science and society.

CWI and MonetDB in Big Data research project

Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science (LIACS) has received a grant award from NWO for a joint proposal with Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI), CWI spin-off MonetDB (Amsterdam), Tata Steel (IJmuiden) and BMW (Munich).

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