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Partnership Day 2013

To celebrate and promote its Partnership Program, SnT is organizing for the second time the Partnership Day on the 23rd of May 2013, starting with lunch at 12:00.


12:00 Buffet Lunch

13:30 Welcome Speeches

  • Ludwig Neyses, Vice-President University of Luxembourg 
  • Martine Hansen, Minister of Higher Education and Research
  • Jean-Marie Spaus, EPT
  • Björn Ottersten, Director SnT

14:30 Demonstrations/Poster Presentations & Coffee

15:00 Keynote: Why do information and communication infrastructures fail so easily?

  • Prof. Paulo Esteves Veríssimo, University of Lisbon, Faculdade de Ciências, LaSIGE

15:45 Demonstrations/Poster Presentations & Coffee

16:15 Partnership Project Presentations - Moderation Dr. Jean Schweitzer, SnT

  • Partnership SnT - CETREL, Manuel Fischer - Executive Senior Vice President of Operations, CETREL
  • Partnership SnT - Telindus, Jacques Ruckert - Director Products & Solutions, Telindus
  • Partnership SnT - CREOS, Robert Graglia - Head of Grid Communication, Head of Smart Grids Department, CREOS

Video Statement: The voices of SnT's researchers

  • Partnership SnT - Ville de Luxembourg, Detlev Goetz - Executive Directive at Hotcity S.A., Ville de Luxembourg
  •  Partnership SnT - Delphi, Roland Millen - Chief Engineer PT Electronics, Delphi
  • Partnership SnT - IEE, Aloyse Schoos - Chief Technology Officer, IEE

17:30  Drink

18:00 End of event

Short biography Paulo Esteves Veríssimo

Paulo Veríssimo is a Professor of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, U. of Lisbon Faculty of Sciences (FCUL-, adjunct professor of the ECE Dept., Carnegie Mellon University, member elect of the Board of the U. of Lisbon and of the Scientific Council of the FCUL, and Director of LaSIGE ( He is currently Chair of the IFIP WG 10.4 on Dependable Computing and Fault-Tolerance and vice-Chair of the Steering Committee of the IEEE/IFIP DSN conference. PJV is Fellow of the IEEE and of the ACM. He is associate editor of the Elsevier international Journal on Critical Infrastructure Protection. Veríssimo leads the Navigators group of LaSIGE and is currently interested in distributed architectures, middleware and algorithms for: adaptability and safety of real-time networked embedded systems; and resilience of secure and dependable large-scale systems. He is author of over 170 peer-refereed publications and co-author of 5 books.