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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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Internal news bulletin July 2009

From the President

ERCIM has recently celebrated its 20th anniversary: details of the website with all the information about the event is presented below. Reaching 20 years of cooperating for excellence in IT and Applied Mathematics is a significant milestone and a time to reflect on past success and simultaneously plan for the future with both predictions of future challenges and plans for meeting them. Indeed the Strategy Task Group of the ERCIM Board of Directors is considering various radical futures and in September we will meet with our external advisory committee to take this work forward.

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