​​​​​​​​​​​​GÉANT at IC​​T 2015

Open Science for resear​​​ch and education


14 September 2015 | Cambridge, UK

ICT 2015 is a 3-day event
running from 20-22 October 2015 in Lisbon, the interactive exhibition will dynamically showcase the best-in-class results of existing European ICT Research & Innovation; advanced products from individual companies that started, have grown and benefited from European funding.


As the leading collaboration on network and related infrastructure and services for the benefit of research and education GÉANT will be exhibiting in the EC Village, one of six areas within the main exhibition under the title of Open Science.  Visitors are welcome to spend time in the EC Village and relax on the comfortable sofas, take a seat and find out more about Open Science.


A major part of GÉANT’s work is the pan-European 500Gbps network that, together with Europe’s National Research and Education Networks (NRENs), connects over 50 million users at 10,000 institutions, supporting research in areas such as energy, environment and medicine.


The network is a flagship e-infrastructure key to achieving the European Research Area, contributing to Europe’s economic growth and competitiveness. Thanks to both the high-speed academic networking and support from Europe’s NRENs the GÉANT network supports ICT infrastructures and research in a breadth of disciplines.


Demonstrations in the Ope​​​n Science area of ​​​​the EC Village 


This year, GÉANT and two ICT for Health projects, MD-PAEDIGREE and CARDIOPROOF, will showcase revolutionary applications to support clinical diagnostic and decision making directly at the point of care. In modern healthcare, the use of data to personalize treatments and simulate outcomes is key to patient safety and treatments efficacy.


What we will show
MD-PAEDIGREE and CARDIOPROOF will demonstrate that Big Data can be accessed for diagnosis, care planning, and follow-up of paediatric diseases, allowing to personalize treatments and simulate outcomes, thanks to mature VPH modelling, ready to be validated.


More information

Data Sonification for​ Cancer Research

Could data sonification​​​ deliver while-you-wait cancer diagnosis? 

Converting human tissue spectroscopy data into sounds could enable GPs to make instant, non-invasive cancer diagnoses during a routine check-up. A recent study shows how data sonification (where data is conveyed as audio signals as opposed to visual illustrations such as graphs) can improve standard techniques currently used in spectroscopy stem cell analysis.


Instant cancer diagnosis and faster, more effective surgery
Traditional diagnosis might involve taking a biopsy, sending it to the lab and waiting for the results. It is invasive and can take weeks. In the future, GPs could use audio feedback devices to diagnose certain types of cancer on the spot.  By listening to data in a patient’s body via an audio diagnostic tool or probe, a surgeon is more likely to spot remaining cancerous cells than by visual inspection alone. 


Research partners
The preliminary study was launched recently at the 20th International Conference on Auditory Display.  It is a collaboration between GÉANT, the pan-European research and education network; Anglia Ruskin University, Birmingham City University and the University of Central Lancashire.


What we will show
At ICT we will let delegates listen to the different sounds that data sonification can produce to aid faster cancer diagnosis, Domenico Vicinanza will explain to delegates the difference between the sounds and what they mean.


More information
WHAT IS DATA SONIFICATION? - Domenico Vicinanza explains in this 2-minute video.