Save the dates: ICT.OPEN 2022 takes place on April 6 & 7 in 2022 at RAI Amsterdam.

At ICT.OPEN ICT researchers from academia and industry come together to learn, share ideas and network. The event is organised annually by the Dutch Research Council (NWO), the ICT Research Platform for the Netherlands (IPN) and Platform Praktijkgericht ICT-Onderzoek (PRIO).

ICT.OPEN 2022 will host the Future Computer and Network Systems track.

Future Computer and Network Systems

Computer systems and networks (CompSys) are the backbone of the digital infrastructure and, thus, are essential for all critical economic sectors and societal aspects of the Netherlands. Every bit of stored data and every computational task rely on a computer system to run on and, increasingly, on a network to reach it.

In this track, we take a holistic perspective to and welcome contributions on the grand societal andtechnological challenges that emerge in CompSys, in particular:

  • Manageability: How to tame the ever-growing complexity, and related human error?
  • Responsibility: How to realize responsible computer infrastructure whose operation we can rely on (from privacy, ethical, security, performance, availability, and durability perspectives)?
  • Sustainability: How to reduce and make the most from the energy footprint of (increasing levels of computing?
  • Usability: How to work, within the context of Europe’s digitalization ambitions, with the critical sectors for the Dutch society, such as industry, healthcare, and governance, to make computer systems usable and accessible by all?

More than 400 ICT researchers from academia and industry came together to learn, share ideas and network. The Future Computer and Network Systems track was a huge success, and was the largest track in ICT.OPEN 2022 with over 10 oral presentations, 3 demos, and 20 posters


  • Paola Grosso - University of Amsterdam
  • Alexandru Iosup - VU Amsterdam
  • Fernando Kuipers - Delft University of Technology
  • Ana Lucia Varbanescu - University of Twente