Computer systems and networks (CompSys) Is the backbone of the digital infrastructure, so it is essential for all the major economic sectors and social aspects in the Netherlands. Every piece of data stored and every calculation task depends on a computer system and is increasingly dependent on a network to access it.
A Guide to Digitalizing the Future: ICT Research and Development
Future proof Digitalization requires ICT research and development (R&D). The Dutch government and social partners have identified an urgent need to expand economic and social activities using ICT. This approach, through remote digitalization, can make existing processes more valuable and enable new developments that can transform the community, leading to unprecedented performance and thus global access to ICT for the first time in history. Without action, the Netherlands would lose its vital role in CompSys, ICT services would lose their flexible, reliable and secure position in the digital economy, could send ICT researchers abroad in the Netherlands, and the current shortage of ICT professionals would grow. We are not alone: our main allies and competitors in Europe, including Germany and France, and in the world, including the United States
Figure 1. (Horizontal) Basic research topics in computer science and network research
In the Netherlands, verticals are a multifaceted offer with a major social impact.
So, over the past year, there has been a large multi-institutional community of scientists and technologists (more than 30 participating sites, 7 universities, 5 research institutes and institutions, etc.). Pablo Caesar, chairman of the Committee on Distributed and Interactive Organizations, signed the statement on behalf of the CWI.
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