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Internal news bulletin December 2008

From the President

This is the first issue of the Internal News Bulletin (INB) aimed for wide distribution in the ERCIM community; previously it was restricted to Directors, Executive Committee, Task Groups and Working Groups. I hope this wider circulation helps to keep the ERCIM family intercommunicating even better than before.

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A strong presence of ERCIM at ICT2008 in Lyon

ERCIM will have a strong presence at ICT 2008, Europe’s biggest ICT research event to be held in Lyon, France, on 25-27 November 2008.

Through stands and Networking Sessions related to ERCIM itself or to European projects it either manages or of which it is a member, the Consortium will have its highest exposure ever at the bi-annual ICT event organised by the European Commission DG Information Society and Media

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Portugal Rejoins ERCIM

Portugal is back in ERCIM after more than ten years' absence. While INESC (Instituto de Engenharia de Sistemas e Computadores) was in fact a member of ERCIM back in 1991, internal problems, both financial and organizational, meant it was necessary for it to leave in 1998. It is only now with PEG – the Portuguese ERCIM Grouping – that Portugal again has a representative institution. PEG was a recent initiative to allow the country to have a wide institutional representation, thus providing a wider group of researchers and research groups with access to ERCIM.

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First EuroIndia International Conference, New Delhi, 22-23 Jan 2009

The first EuroIndia international conference was organised by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), Department of Science and Technology, Ministry of Science and Technology, and EuroIndia ICT Cooperation Initiative in collaboration with the government of India on 22 and 23 January 2009 in New Dehli, India.

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EuroIndia at ICT2008, 25-27 November 2008, Lyon, France

Networking Session & Exhibition Stand

The networking session Euro-India ICT Cooperation Gateway will take place on Wednesday 26 November 2008 at 09:00 in the Saint Clair 3A room. The networking session is designed to enhance and consolidate Euro-Indian ICT cooperation, by bringing together Indian and European R&D actors for dynamic and concrete networking around key themes of Euro-Indian research collaboration and ICT priorities. A delegation of reputed Indian organisations will be attending allowed a focused session on areas of mutual interest to encourage Europeans and Indians to cooperate more.

The exhibition stand will be a focal point for Europeans and Indians to establish and further develop cooperation links with ICT players. The stand will be located in Zone D Stand no. D17 the International Village.

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Cor Baayen Award 2008 to Adam Dunkels

Adam Dunkels from SICS, Sweden, is the winner of the 2008 Cor Baayen Award for a promising young researcher in computer science and applied mathematics. Sixteen finalists competed for this award established by ERCIM in 1995 to honour the first ERCIM President Cor Baayen.

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ERCIM/W3C at "Internet of Things-Internet of the Future" in Nice

ERCIM/W3C participated actively in the "Internet of Things-Internet of the Future" event which took place in Nice on 6-7 October. More than 800 delegates attended the French European Union Presidency Conference, which was complemented by an exhibition. Previous editions were held in Berlin and Lisbon, in conjunction with the German and Portuguese EU Presidencies. ERCIM/W3C was a sponsor and had a booth and speakers.

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SERENE'08 : ERCIM International Workshop on Software Engineering for Resilient Systems

The SERENE 2008 International Workshop on Software Engineering for Resilient Systems, organised by the ERCIM Working Group SERENE, will be held in cooperation with ACM SIGSOFT on 17-19 November, 2008 in Newcastle upon Tyne (UK).

The SERENE 2008 workshop is an international forum for researchers and practitioners interested in the advances in Software Engineering for Resilient Systems. SERENE 2008 views resilient systems as open distributed systems that have capabilities to dynamically adapt, in a predictable way, to unexpected and harmful events, including faults and errors.

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