ISR, University of Reading
ISR has a track record of research and innovation in the following technology areas with leading contributions to many successful collaborative projects including technical and scientific leadership and coordination:
- Computer Network Security & Trustworthy Internet of Things (IoT), secure cloud services, mobile privacy-preserving Internet-of People-Things-Services (MobiPETS-GRID)
- Multi-modal (multi)media information retrieval, workflow and multi-agent decision support
- Simulation and modelling, agent-behaviour-risk modelling, information management
- Secure semantic interoperability and embedded systems-basedsolution integration for AmI
- Multi-modal Robo-humatics©Affective Human-Computer Interaction; emotion-aware interfaces, semantic-cognitive architectures
- Living laboratory based requirements prioritisation and usability evaluation (UI-REF)
Istanbul Büyükşehir Belediyesi
ISTANBUL METROPOLITAN MUNICIPALITY
Department of EU and Istanbul International Finance Center
Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM) holds a very important place in local administration organization of Istanbul. Its area of responsibility encompasses the entire provincial territory, which spans a total area of 5,343 km2. IMM has 25 municipal enterprises, 2 subsidiary public utility corporations (Transport Authority and Water & Sanitation Authority) and 43,500 employees in total. It is responsible for wide variety of areas including environment, natural-gas supply, energy, infrastructure, planning and development, IT, transportation, community services and vocational education, health-wellness, food & catering, culture, tourism etc.
IMM is the member of Union of Turkish Municipalities (TBB), Union of Municipalities of Marmara Region (MBB), United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), World Academy for Local Governance and Democracy (WALD), World Association of Major Metropolises (METROPOLIS), Network of Major European Cities (EUROCITIES), Organization of World Heritage Cities (OWHC), European Cities against Drugs (ECAD), WHO Healthy Cities Network etc.
The responsibilities of IMM are divided into various categories, and European Union is one of the most essential ones. IMM carries out its EU activities through its EU Relations Department which was established 2005.
Mr Akın ÖZKARDAŞofficer
KCC is a UK based Engineering Research and Development Consultancy, providing services in the following areas :
- Robotics: Within the Robotics Industry, KCC is involved in automating robotic movement through development of interactive decision-based computer systems and subsystems
- NDT: Within the NDT field, KCC is involved in the development of man-machine interfaces, defect visualisation systems, systems integration and software used for field testing of pipes and tanks. KCC also provide customised software solutions for NDT hardware companies for integrating sensors and systems to other mechanical scanners
- Public Health Sector: Within the NHS field, KCC have provided many services and developed several systems for a variety of PCTs
- SafeHands: A Case Management System for synchronisation between central management systems and Healthcare Professional mobile unitsEuropean Commission funded projects
Mr Aasim Khalid
KORA- Center for Black Sea and Central Asia
KORA (Center for Black Sea and Central Asia) was established in 1992 at the Middle East Technical University in Ankara. KORA is a regional research center with an emphasis on the Black Sea and Central Asian states. Since its establishment, KORA has accumulated experience in the development of research projects, organization of workshops and conferences on its region of concern.
The Center is the first Turkish coordinator of FP project in social sciences and has participated several other FP projects on European neighborhood, border security, global migration, religious-based organizations, etc.
The Center is keen on being a partner in a consortium for the call SSH.2013.5.1-2 Addressing demand in anti-trafficking efforts and policies. Our Center has conducted various international projects on human trafficking (supported UNDP, ILO, etc.), which constitutes an important problem for Turkey as a transit country.
Ms Gokten DogangunResearch Assistant
Liverpool Logistics Offshore and Marine Research Institute (LOOM)
The LOOM Research Institute within Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) has 12 academic staff and 25 researchers. LOOM has developed a strong reputation for its safety, security, simulation and optimisation research of maritime system design and operation.
LOOM has completed a number of research projects supported by the UK research councils (eg. EPSRC), HSE, EU and industry. It is equipped with the UK’s only 360 degree ship simulator and a wide range of risk modelling and decision making software. For the last ten years, the Institute has received the funding of multi-million pounds to conduct its high-level research and consequently, over 100 technical papers in relevant areas have been produced. The research applications have also been facilitated by the collaboration between LOOM and many industrial and regulatory organisations including Shell and UK HSE. The institute is the coordinator of one EU Marie Curie project, the workpackage leaders of two ongoing EU projects, and grant holders of many other UK research council projects.
We are interested in collaborations with research partners in the following areas: (a) security in logistics and supply chains; (b) anti-piracy; (c) optimisation and simulation for restoring security and safety in case of crisis; (d) using virtual reality/gaming/3D simulation technologies for the development of decision support tools for Health services and (e) Improving security systems integration, interconnectivity and interoperability.
LOOM can contribute to the following:
· First main topic: Topic SEC-2013.2.4-1 Phase II demonstration programme on logistics and supply chain security.
· Second main topic: Topic SEC-2013.2.4-2 Non-military protection measures for merchant shipping against piracy – Capability Project or Coordination and Support Action (Coordinating Action).
· Third main topic: SEC-2013.4.1-3 Development of simulation models and tools for optimising the pre-deployment and deployment of resources and the supply chain in external emergency situations
· Fourth main topic: SEC-2013.4.1-4 2013.4.1-4 - Development of decision support tools for improving preparedness and response of Health Services involved in emergency situations.
· Workpackage leader/partner. We can write up a WP if assigned by the consortium leader. We can also contribute to project management.
· Contact point to UK maritime sector. Can also introduce partners (industry or academia) from UK and the Far East to the consortium should it be needed.
· Can also get access to a database of emergency situations occurred in non-EU regions, based on marine accidents reported by the IMO and Lloyds Registry, etc
LNL Technology is a high tech SME based in Ankara Turkey. LNL's main ine of business is in Smart Spaces and Machine To Machine communication. We develop technology for smart sensors, smart actuators, mobile computing and machine to machine interaction. Our main products which are commercially available are smart sensors, actuators and gateways for environmental, agricultural monitoring, smart building, smart cities, energy applications and security.
LNL is actively committed to multi-party and multinational research projects and have completed several research projects resylts of which have been or are being commercialized. Currently, LNL is partner of 2 FP7 and 2 ITEA2/UEREKA projects.
We are mainly interested in cooperating for FP7 projects under security we can contribute in sensing, sensor data fusion, social sensors, smart infrastructures, smart grids, future internet, M2M networks and trust in M2M networks.