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ERCIM Innovation Issue 2 November 2009 has just been published.

The ERCIM Innovation magazine is part of ERCIM strategy to foster ICT innovation for the benefit of the European economy and society.

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International Management Institute, New Delhi, India

euroinda_confAfter almost two years of actively pursuing project objectives, the Euro-India ICT Innovation Mapping project will hold its final conference in order to share findings and insights on Indian ICT innovation with industry, academia and government.

From the President

In each issue I seem to say that ERCIM is busy - well this time busier than usual with the submission of several proposals against the EC IST Call5 deadline of October 26th - extended to October 27th because of problems with the EC webserver. ERCIM is coordinating several very interesting proposals and the office staff have been working all hours to achieve submission. We now hope for success with these proposals to increase further ERCIM's presence in the research scene.

In a tight competition, the ERCIM Executive Committee has chosen Teemu Roos from the Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT as the winner of the 2009 Cor Baayen Award for a promising young researcher in computer science and applied mathematics.

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.

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.

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.

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.