by Manuela Kos (AIT Austrian Institute of Technology)

Together through distance, but virtually. The unexpected disruption called COVID-19 came upon Europe at a rapid pace. Companies and their employees had to adjust to the situation in the best possible way and to embrace new routines. We explain how this was achieved by the AIT Austrian Institute of Technology. 

by Bert Bos (W3C/ERCIM)

In 2020 the global pandemic accelerated a global trend towards virtualisation, making the Web even more critical to society. W3C converted its physical meetings and workshops to virtual ones, tapping into the capabilities of the Web it has been leading for over 25 years.

by Angelique Schilder (CWI)

During the coronavirus pandemic, CWI was one of the many research institutes that asked their employees to work from home, which presented challenges for everyone. The Dutch Research Council (NWO) conducted a survey to find out about researchers’ experiences of working from home. Based on the results of the survey, CWI developed recommendations to ease the pressure of working at home.

by Demetrios Zeinalipour-Yazti (University of Cyprus) and Christophe Claramunt (Naval Academy Research Institute)

The outbreak of the COVID-19 global pandemic has called for practical information and communication technologies to contribute to the worldwide effort to track and curb the spread of the virus. To this end, a series of mobile contact tracing applications (MCTA) have been developed to help identify people who may have been in contact with a person infected with COVID-19 and to rapidly deliver information to these individuals. We gathered together prominent scientists to discuss the major and open topics surrounding MCTA [1] in an online panel discussion at the 21st IEEE International Conference on Mobile Data Management [L1], held between 30 June and 3 July 2020, Versailles, France.

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