ERCIM Latest News

Two New ERCIM Working Groups Formed


To new ERCIM Working Groups have been established recently: The Working Group "Social Network Analysis" focusing on algorithmic aspects of network data analysis and the Working Group "Models and Logics for Quantitative Analysis" exploring and developping methods for formal verification of modern advanced software systems.

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D4Science-II - Towards an e-Infrastructure Ecosystem for Science

D4Science-II started on October 1st 2009 as one of the main European e-Infrastructure projects, involving 10 participants such as the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Co-funded by the European Commission's Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development, the D4Science-II project will hold its kick-off meeting 13-16 October 2009 in Pisa, Italy.

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GridCOMP : project of the month in DG INFSO

The EU-funded project GridCOMP was selected as 'project of the month' this September in DG-INFSO's internal web site of the European Commission.
This reward results from the great technical work achieved in the project, and also the consortium enormous success in standardisation activities.

ERCIM Annual Report 2008 published

The ERCIM Annual Report has been published. Every year ERCIM presents its Annual Report covering the main activities and achievements of the previous working year. The report is available for download in pdf. Printed copies can be requested from the ERCIM office.

Closing event of the Digital World Forum

"Connect the Unconnected"

You are cordially invited to attend the closing event of the Digital World Forum (DWF) EU project, on Wednesday 30 September 2009, in Brussels, Belgium

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5th ERCIM Joint Workshop on Software Evolution

The 5th International Workshop on Software Evolution, organised by the ERCIM Working Group on Software Evolution, will take place on 24-25 August 2009 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, co-located with the 7th joint ESEC/FSE Conference.

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ERCIM has celebrated its 20th Anniversary

ERCIM, the European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics, recently celebrated its 20th anniversary in Paris. The event, co-hosted by INRIA, included presentations by renowned personalities from research and industry, and representatives from the ERCIM community.

ERCIM aims to foster collaborative work within the European ICT research community and to increase co-operation with European industry. Leading research institutes from twenty European countries are members of ERCIM, which therefore represents a force of more than 12,000 scientists and engineers.

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GridCOMP project results: Composing distributed code and services for Scale and Speed

GridCOMP, Grid Programming with COMPonents, to stand out as an Advanced Component platform for an Effective Invisible Grid.

GridCOMP is a Specific Targeted Research Project on Grid programming with components, partially funded by the European Commission in the sixth Framework Programme (FP6) from June 2006 to February 2009.

According to Denis Caromel, INRIA, Scientific Coordinator, “The main goal of the project was the design and implementation of a component based framework suitable to support the development of efficient grid applications. The produced framework implements the "invisible grid" concept: abstract away grid related implementation details (hardware, OS, authorization and security, load, failure, etc.) that usually require high programming efforts to be dealt with. Therefore, GridCOMP makes it possible to seamlessly compose applications and services deployed on small to large scale infrastructures.“

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