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New opportunities for contributors! The HOLA CLOUD project invites authors to submit Position Papers to actively take part in the shaping of the mid-to-long term research in the computing area - beyond 2018, towards 2030 - and contribute to the next release of the HOLA CLOUD Roadmap. Submission deadline: 03/06/2016.

Opportunity profile: Being part of the international equation

Craig Nicholson from Research Professional talked to Emma Liere, manager of the ERCIM Alain Bensoussan Fellowship Programme about the benefits of doing a postdoctoral fellowship at ERCIM member institute.
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Deadline for the 2016 Cor Baayen Award is 15 May 2016. The Cor Baayen Award is awarded each year to a promising young researcher in computer science and applied mathematics. The award was created in 1995 to honour the first ERCIM President. The award consists of a cheque for € 5000 together with an award certificate.
The winner of the 2016 Award will be invited to present her or his work at the European Computer Science Summit 2016 in Budapest, co-located with the annual ERCIM and Informatics Europe fall meetings. A short article on the winner, together with the list of all candidates nominated, will be published in ERCIM News.
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The ERCIM Programme for PhD Education (EPPE) is a new mobility programme for cooperation in PhD education among ERCIM members. The goal is to add a European international dimension to PhD education by crossing national, scientific and institutional borders.

The VRE4EIC project is organising a workshop entitled “Virtual Research Environments: Obtaining new insights by sharing Open Data for interdisciplinary Research Purposes”. The workshop will be held as in conjuction with CeDEM16, the international Conference for e-Democracy and Open Government, that will take place in May 2016 at the Danube University Krems, Austria.

In the workshop “From Cloud to Road” on 11 April 2016 at the University of Stuttgart, leading managers from automotive OEM, Independent Software Vendors and Cloud Service Platform Providers will present future challenges, and the PaaSage platform will be demonstrated.

The consortium of the VRE4EIC project intends to change the life of 70.000 European researchers, by providing them supporting tools for collaborative, multi-disciplinary data-driven science, as needed to tackle critical societal challenges such as climate change and energy sustainability. One aspect of educating and training these researchers concerns the organization of online courses.

ERCIM is leading a new EC research investment of 4,37m€ (the VRE4EIC project) to enhance Virtual Research Environments (VRE aimed at 4 Empowering multi-disciplinary research communities and accelerate Innovation and Collaboration EIC.