13.04.2010 [News]

Extending EXTEND in Ukraine

The Consultation Workshop "Current Situation and Priorities of Information and Communication Technologies Development in Ukraine for 2010-2015" took place in Kyiv, Ukraine, on 31 March 2010 in the premises of the Great Conference Hall of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.

The host institution of this scientific event was the National Information Centre for Ukraine-EU S&T Cooperation at Kyiv State Centre for Scientific, Technical and Economic Information (NIP Ukraine) within the EC funded project "Extending ICT research co-operation between the European Union, Eastern Europe and the Southern Caucasus - EXTEND" (http://www.extend-ict.eu/).

The Consultation Workshop which attracted representatives of Ukrainian scientific community of public authorities, universities, research organizations and SMEs from Kyiv, Kharkiv, Lviv, Odessa and Ternopil addressed the need for well-defined future research priorities that will enhance scientific and research cooperation between the Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA) and EU experts specifically in the field of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) as well as shaping of EU ICT research policy in the region, in a way that meets the interests and actual needs of regional ICT stakeholders.

The discussion at the Consultation Workshop once again proved that historically ICT in Ukraine possesses high scientific potential. This field of knowledge has brought up and maintained several scientific schools in Ukraine.  At the same time, when developing the final list of research priorities the experts took into account that those were the priorities for the future Framework Programme projects with participation of the Ukrainian teams and they should be of an applied character.

This is why the final list of top priorities was composed in the following way:

 3.6 Computing systems

3.9 Microsystems and smart miniaturised systems

1.2 Internet of services, software & virtualization

2.1 Cognitive systems and robotics

4.2 Technology enhanced learning

4.3 Intelligent information management

6.4 ICT for enviromental services

However it was decided that the following priorities -

1.4 Trustworthy ICT

3.5 Engineering of networked monitoring and control systems

4.1 Digital libraries and digital preservation

5.1 Personal health systems

7.3 ICT for governance and policy modeling

-  were kept on "the standby" position.

Upon completing the consultation process in all EECA partner-countries - Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine - the results of the Consultation Workshop in Ukraine will be integrated in "The Recommendations for Shaping ICT Research Co-operation between the EU, Eastern Europe and the Southern Caucasus for the Period 2010-2015".

For more details please contact

Mr Vadym Yashenkov
Deputy Director of the National Information Centre for Ukraine-EU S&T Cooperation
telephone number: + 38 044 529 03 32
e-mail address: fp@fp6-nip.kiev.ua