Venue: Hotel Crowne Plaza Le Palace, Brussels, Belgium

(Rue Gineste 3, 1210 Bruxelles, Belgium)




09:00 – 09:15 Welcome, Jean-Dominique Meunier (Technicolor, NEM Chairman)

09:15 – 09:30 Elections of new NEM Steering Board – Introduction, Halid Hrasnica (Eurescom GmbH, NEM Secretariat)

09:30 – 10:00 The next H2020 call on “Cultural Heritage, Interface”, Albert Gauthier (Scientific Officer at EC DG-CONNECT-G2 Unit – Data Applications and Creativity)

10:00 – 10:15 Addresses from Deputy Head of EC DG-CONNECT-G2 Unit – Data Applications and Creativity – Federico Milani

10:15 – 10:45 Activities of EC DG-CONNECT-I4-Unit – Media Convergence and Social Media, Anni Hellman (Deputy head of unit “Media Convergence & Social Media” at EC)

10:45 – 11:15 Break

11:15 – 11:45 NEM Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda 2018 – presentation and approval, Pierre-Yves Danet (Orange, NEM Vice-chair)

11:45 – 12:45 Key-messages, session organized by Vital Media project, moderator: Silvia Boi (Engineering, NEM Executive Group)

  • What’s wrong? Challenges in assessing the impact of fake news on social media,Giovanni Zagni (Pagella Politica)
  • Artificial Intelligence, Image Analysis and Retrieval for the Creative Industry, Giuseppe Amato (CNR – ISTI)

12:45 – 14:00 Lunch break

14:00 – 15:15 NEM Ambassadors

  • About mechanism of NEM ambassadors,  (Julia Morawski, Cap Digital)
  • Iconic Cluster, Romania,  Magda Pricop (NEM ambassador)
  • University of Sofia, Bulgaria, Albena Antonova (NEM ambassador)
  • RITA, Abzerbaidjan (Khalida Melikova and Tofig Babayev  – NEM ambassadors)

15:15 – 15:30 Short break

15:30 – 16:00 NEM position and white papers, moderator: David Jiménez Bermejo (UPM, NEM Executive Group)

16:00 – 16:30 Future directions of the NEM Initiative (NEM Steerimng Board representative – to be announced)

16:30 Closing of the General Assembly

Mark the date in your calendar and register until 28 May 2018.


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