In this fourth article in a series of blog posts in the context of the MISTic project concerning the traffic situation in Brussels in times of Covid-19 restrictions we bring an update of the development of the traffic by comparing it with pre-Covid-19 outbreak times.

The EluciDATA Tech Talks are yearly events focusing on one aspect of the industrial deployment of data innovation and AI. To highlight the importance of data security and data privacy to our EluciDATA Community members, this will form the focus topic of this year’s Tech Talk. The event will take place on 8 December 2020.

'Umati', the new open standard aims at unifying communication for all machine tools. This will enable user companies to rely on less fragmented solutions and to considerably reduce the commissioning time of new machines. For a machine tool manufacturer, this offers a major and quite unique sales pitch.

In these times of Industry 4.0 and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) we may think that a Manufacturing Execution System (MES) or an IIoT backbone has become an absolute requirement to digitally connect the office (the ERP) with the shop floor. In this first of two articles we look at whether this is always the case.

Software providers increasingly need to focus on the optimisation of their services, including the ability to react to customer preferences. Through its flexible framework and algorithms, the ITEA project Flex4Apps creates a full loop that allows companies to offer more complex services while advancing the digital transition. For this unique result the project partners have received the ITEA Award of Excellence during the Online ITEA PO Days 2020.

In this third article in a series of blog posts in the context of the MISTic project concerning the traffic situation in Brussels in times of Covid-19 restrictions we zoom in on the traffic situation of the small ring of Brussels since the beginning of the restrictions until recently, guided by some elucidating visual analytics.

This is the second in a series of blogs, in the context of the MISTic project concerning the traffic situation in Brussels in times of Covid-19 restrictions. Here we focus on the evolution of traffic during the relaxations of the restrictions.

Hyperscale and Microcare are the most important drivers of the digital economy. The focus is on digital services which are scalable while also filling in the job-to-be-done of consumers or business users in a customer-focused way. Marion Debruyne, dean of Vlerick Business School, presents her vision.

Nowadays, many companies understand the power of data on their products and services. By intelligently exploiting data from their products, they are able to improve business operations & processes, enhance the design of their products and create service offerings complementing their existing products. This can only be achieved with trustworthy, qualitative and accurate data. Sirris wants to tackle the challenges by setting up a new project.

The present corona crisis has made life and work circumstances quite challenging for everybody, but for data science the lockdown restrictions created a number of very interesting real-world problems to study. The EluciDATA Lab of Sirris has fully exploited this opportunity and has managed to derive some characteristic blueprints of the traffic in Brussels.