India and Norway have had a bilateral agreement on collaboration in the field of Science and Technology since 2006. Under the agreement there is a Programme of Cooperation which sets the thematic priorities for the collaboration. On the current list of collaboration areas ICT is included as one of several topics. Furthermore, the RCN roadmap for collaboration with India from 2014 has identified ICT as an area where the countries should develop the bilateral collaboration. In order to stimulate the research collaboration and to identify specific themes and prospective projects in the ICT area, we will organize a joint workshop in Hyderabad, India. A number of areas of interest have been pre-identified, and include - Big Data and Machine Learning - Internet of Things - Smart Systems - ICT and Society These topics match mutual research interests on Norwegian and Indian sides, are well in tune with international research trends in ICT, and are well suited for joint calls for collaborative research projects supported by the Research Council of Norway and Department of Science and Technology, India respectively. The topics are discipline oriented, but applications addressed in research projects may well include contributions from several of the topics.
Project leader: Torbjørn Svendsen
Institution: NTNU FAKULTET FOR INFORMASJONS- TEKNOLOGI OG ELEKTRONIKK