ERCIM takes part in ICT 2010, the bi-annual event organised this year by the European Commission on 27-29 September in Bruxelles. With a joint information stand, ERCIM and ETSI will demonstrate that standardisation should be considered early in the R&D cycle in order to optimise the markets for European industry.
Together with ACM Europe, ERCIM has arranged the networking session " ICT Professional Societies: Which Opportunities for Europe?" (session T004 on Tuesday 28 September 2010 from 14:00-15:30).
Professional societies play an important role by promoting excellence in their fields, impacting on government policies, circulating information and organising events. However, it is clear that Europe suffers from multiple ICT professional societies which tend to be uncoordinated and have different priorities and mandates. This contrasts strongly with North America, where ACM (and IEEE) enjoy large memberships and can affect policy and strategic directions with international reach. The purpose of this session is to exchange views among all interested ICT professionals. A first step might be to prioritise a list of expected functions, which may lead to a structural model for professional ICT societies in Europe.
The following projects managed by ERCIM are also present at ICT 2010:
D4Science-II with a booth and networking session
"Joining efforts in building an e-Infrastructure Ecosystem for Environmental Science"
(session T 010, 29/09/2010 from 11:00-12:30)
RACE network RFID is present at the stand of the project "ASPIRE: Added-Value RFID Enabled Logistics for SMEs"