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ICT 2018: Imagine Digital – Connect Europe

ICT 2018 took place in Vienna on 4-6 December 2018. This research and innovation event focused on the European Union’s priorities in the digital transformation of society and industry. It presented an opportunity for the people involved in this transformation to share their experience and vision of Europe in the digital age.

Three project team members (prof. Mariana Mocanu,PhD, lecture Silvia Anton, PhD and eng. Silvia Bădulescu) and two doctoral students that are involved in researches related to smart data and services for water management (Alexandru Predescu and Ciprian Nuţescu), all from UPB, participated at the event.

The conference programme of the 2018 edition featured 6 plenary sessions on topics such as Artificial Intelligence, Next Generation Internet, Digital Skills and High-Performance Computing. Speakers from policy circles, academia, civil society and industry highlighted their perspectives and priorities, and discussed how each can contribute to the successful digital transformation of Europe.

Conference – plenary and parallel sessions

  • Artificial Intelligence – the European way
  • Realising the potential of data for the economy and open science
  • Digital Innovation Hubs now and in the future
  • IMAGINE18 – Responsible AI of the Future
  • IMAGINE18 – 3 in 1 – Smart Living, Trustworthy IoT and Datamarket
  • Realising the potential of data for the economy and open science
  • Blockchain: Will Europe lead the future of trusted distributed ledger technology?

Networking sessions

  • Driving Digital Transformation – The need for Governing Data Value
  • Artificial Intelligence in Horizon 2020 & Horizon Europe
  • Impact of the Data-driven AI in business sectors
  • Data Science Skills for Society: From Big Data to AI, robotics and beyond
  • Smart water services: The Digital Water Action Plan
  • Data-Smart cities: Moving from analog to analytics-driven decision-making
  • EU funded projects towards a Smart Water Task Force

Work programme sessions

  • ICT-24-2018-2019 – Next Generation Internet – An Open Internet Initiative
  • DT-GOVERNANCE-12-2019-2020 – Pilot on using the European cloud infrastructure for public administrations
  • DT-ICT-01-2019 – Smart Anything Everywhere


The most important sessions to which we participated was:

Smart water services: The Digital Water Action Plan

EU funded projects towards a Smart Water Task Force

ICT 2018 Exhibition


Research Perspectives in Smart Data and e-Services for Water Management Workshop

On behalf of the management team of the Project “Excellence in Smart Data and Services for Supporting Water Management DATA4WATER“, it is our pleasure to invite you to attend the final event, that will take place at the University Politehnica of Bucharest, on November 23, 2018, 9:00 AM. The event is hosted by the Faculty for Automatic Control and Computers, in the Council Hall of the Research Centre PRECIS (Room PR105).



Training Session 6

As part of the Data4Water EU Twining project, we are organizing a series of training sessions. This session is organised in Bucharest by University of Milano-Bicocca and University Politehnica of Bucharest.

This training session entitled “Using reinforcement learning to solve water management problems” is targeted at PhD/MsC/undergrad students and early career researchers and takes place from the 21st of November to the 22nd of November 2018.


3rd Data4Water Information and Networking Event

The 3rd Info Day and networking event, 5th October 2018, Milan,  had the main role to put together researchers and practitioners in the field of water management and discussing different on-going subject like: data and computational model used in water resource management, research and innovation for sustainable energy, Service Level Agreement Characteristics of water resources monitoring, digital-services for Water-Energy Nexus, Water Distribution Network calibration with few field measures, the experience of Società Acquedotti Tirreni, a public institution in Italy, the experience of Metropolitana Milanese in Milan (Integrated Water Cycle management), the analysis of Milan Metropolitan area groundwater, presentation of some H2020 ongoing projects: GeneGIS and the SMART Water Management, quality for drinking water ecosystem and monitoring strategies in a prevention perspective.

For more information, please access the link:

Please find the agenda here:

World Water Week 2018 (SIWI)

Location: Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), Sweden

Date:  August 26 – September 2, 2018

World Water Week is one of the highlights of the year ( ).

Prof. Mariana Mocanu attended the event that included plenary presentations, sessions, networking sessions and field visits. Prof. Mocanu participated at events that focused mainly on use of ICT in water systems, however all events tackled both combined technical and socio-economic aspects. She attended:

Getting contact with specialists, discussing about similar points of interest, exchanging experiences was a central preoccupation during the entire week.

Training Session 5

The training session 5 is organised in Bucharest by Fraunhofer Institute FOKUS (FOKUS), Germany and University Politehnica of Bucharest.

This training session has the following topics: Emerging research trends in ICT-supported water resource management and the water nexus and takes place from the 18th of June to the 20th of June 2018.


Summer School 2018

We are pleased to announce that we will be organizing the third Summer School at the University Politehnica of Bucharest.

The summer school topic is Emerging research trends in ICT-supported water resource management and the water nexus and takes place from 18th June to the 13th July 2018.


EU Research Spring 2018

DATA4WATER article

We are pleased to announce that the EU Research Spring 2018 journal is now published and available to view online at

where you can view the DATA4WATER article on page P42 (EU Research SPR18/P42) ,

Thank you the team wich worked at our article to be published on EU Research Journal: