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As part of the celebrations for the 50th anniversary of Internet, the Internet pioneer in Latin America and member of the Hall of Fame of Internet Society, Ermanno Pietrosemoli, provided to the collaborators of the Internet House of Latin America and the Caribbean, in Montevideo, Uruguay, a talk about Internet of Things and its applications.

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Important research being carried out in the University of Luxembourg’s Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) on Parkinson’s Disease is having a global impact. Global electronics giant Phillips and Portabilis came to LCSB to help them find the missing piece of the puzzle in their quest to develop a combined sensor to prevent falls in Parkinson’s patients. Phillips already had a sensor that could detect a fall and alert for help. But researchers believed that a combined sensor would make it possible to recognise an acute risk of falling before it happened and generate early enough alerts to call for help at the same time.

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The American Bruce Howe, third international speaker confirmed in TICAL and the e-Science Meeting, will bring to the plenary sessions of the events an issue that is more relevant than ever: the possibilities for NREN contributions in environmental issues, especially climate change and its consequences, like tsunamis and earthquakes. In this interview, Howe, who is a Research Professor at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and president of the international task force known as the “SMART Cable Initiative” (Science Monitoring And Reliable Telecommunication) shares his experience in the area and gives his opinion on how advanced networks can be allies for the preservation of the environment.