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Conference programme 2013

The 6th VERDIKT Conference will present research results and innovations from on-going projects. We will also hear presentations from key note speakers. In addition, the Ministry of Administration will present the National Strategy for ICT Research and Development. An evaluation of the VERDIKT Programme will also be released.

The VERDIKT Conference 2013 – Rock'n Roll Technologies

Tuesday October 15

09:00 – 09:30 Registration and coffee

Venue: The Rockheim Museum, Brattørkaia 14, Trondheim

09:30 – 11:10 Opening session 

09:30 – 10:00 Welcome: Tunes and Technology Rolling

Trondheim Electroacoustic Music Performance - T-EMP: Trond Engum: Gitar/elektronikk, Bernt Isak Wærstad: Gitar/elektronikk, Tone Åse: Vokal/elektronikk

10:00 – 10:20 Opening Remarks by the Conference chairs

Tanja Storsul, Professor, University of Oslo, Chair of the VERDIKT Programme Board; Aage Jostein Thunem, Executive Vice President SINTEF ICT, member of the VERDIKT Programme Board

10:20 – 11:10 Rocking Success is the Only Alternative: Bringing Excellent Internet Research Together for Smart Cities

Mirko Presser, Head of Research & Innovation at the Smart City Lab, Alexandra Institute

Venue for the rest of the conference is Rica Nidelven Hotel

11:30 – 12:00 Poster session with coffee and tea

Meet the researchers.  Videoposters are presented on the Net, and physically on a board with a link to the Net presentation.

12:00 – 13:00 Thematic Tracks: Results and promising Perspectives

World Class ICT Based Value Creation The Future of Music and Technology

Social Media and Design In Urban Environments 

Andrew Morrison, Professor, The Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO)  

PERCEVAL - Perceptual and Cognitive Quality Evaluation Techniques for Audiovisual Systems

Ulrich Reiter, Researcher, NTNU

Interoperability in public government: How legislation and running code should be connected

Erlend Øverby, Senior Advisor R&D, Karde AS

The Convergence of "Hard" and "Soft" in Music Technology

Rolf Inge Godøy, Professor, University of Oslo


13:00 – 14:00 Lunch

14:00 – 15:45 Plenum session
Chair: Aage J. Thunem, SINTEF ICT

14:00 – 14:45 Cloud Trust Protocol: Cloud computing security continuous monitoring and the impact on assurance, transparency and control

Daniele Catteddu, Managing Director EMEA, Cloud Security Alliance (CSA)

14:45 – 15:45 Rocking the World Nanoscale: Future Internet Research for Communication Networks in Medicine, Health and Beyond

Ian Akyildiz, Professor, Georgia Tech, USA


15:45 – 16:15 Poster session with coffee and tea

Meet the researchers. Videoposters are presented on the Net, and physically on a board with a link to the Net presentation.

 16:15 – 17:45 Parallel sessions

Big Data, Security and Safety Healthcare and Public Services

Secure Cloud Storage for Mobile Data Collection                    

Federico Mancini, Associate professor II, University of Bergen

genAP: Piloting of an IT Platform for Personalized Medicine

Thomas Grünfeld, Project Manager, and Tony Håndstad, Engineer, Oslo University Hospital

Secure visualization of Big Data

Erik Bjønnes, Researcher, SINTEF

Opportunities and challenges of introducing patient-oriented ICT solutions

Miria Grisot and Xenia Vasilakopoulou, Postdoctoral Fellows, University of Oslo

Mobile Decision Support in Emergency Situations

Ketil Stølen, Professor, UiO and SINTEF ICT

Medical Sensing, Localization, And Communication Using Ultra Wideband Technology

Ilangko Balasingham, Professor, Oslo University Hospital


18:00 – 19:00 External Programme: Guided Tour of Rockheim

19:30 – 20:00 Aperitif in the lobby area  

20:00 – Conference dinner in the Rica Nidelven Hotel restaurant


Wednesday October 16

08:30 – 09:30 Opening session
Chair: Tanja Storsul, Professor, University of Oslo

08:30 – 09:30 5G Research Cooperation? The VERDIKT Funding Programme in the Nordic and European Landscape

Knud Erik Skouby, Professor, Aalborg University

9:30 – 11:00 Parallel sessions

VERDIKT: 10 years of ICT Research and Innovation Social Networks and Services

Rolling Numbers of the VERDIKT Projects: What is it Worth?

Olaug Råd, The VERDIKT Programme Coordinator

User Collaboration to Develop and Deploy Tools for Universal Design 

Michael Snaprud, CEO Tingtun AS       

The Value of VERDIKT:
Presentation of the Programme Evaluation                             

Janne Sylvest and Leif Jakobsen, Danish Technological Institute                  

Innovation in Sensory and Situated Media

Gunnar Liestøl, Professor, UiO        

Questions and discussion       

Big Data in the Music Industry - MusicDNA: From B2B data capturing to sophisticated B2B2C Services

Dagfinn Bach,
CEO Bach Technology               


11:00 – 11:30 Poster session with coffee and tea

Meet the researchers. Videoposters are presented on the Net, and physically on a board with a link to the Net presentation.

11:30 – 12:15 Lunch

12:15 – 13:00 Secure eID – possibilities and challenges in the development and use. Experiences from Sweden.

Karin Axelsson, Professor in Information Systems, deputy head of department, Linköping University

13:00 – 13:30 Tunes from the Future

Music by Trond Engum og Rune Hoemsnes

13:30 – 14:15 The National Strategy for ICT Research and Development: How to achieve ICT Research for Growth and value Creation

Christine Hafskjold, Senior Advisor, Ministry of Government Administration, Reform and Church Affairs

14:15 – 14:30 Award for best poster

14:30 – 15:15 Rocking All over The World - How Education-Supporting ICT Research Can Make Norway a Leading Global Innovation Player

Geir Øien, Dean of Faculty of Information Technology, Mathematics, and Electrical Engineering, NTNU and member of the VERDIKT Programme Board

15:15 – 15:30 What Next for ICT Research and Innovation in Norway?

Anne Kjersti Fahlvik, Executive Director, Division of innovation, The Research Council of Norway

                                                         * The programme may be subject to change