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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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EuroIndia supporting partner of e-India 2009, Hyderabad 25-27 August 2009

E-India 2009 will focus on six emerging application domains of ICT for Development:
• eGov India
• Digital learning India
• eHealth India
• Indian Telecentre Forum
• mConnect India
• eAgriculture India

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EuroIndia Brainstorming Session during the ERCIM Spring Days

Mapping new ways for ICT R&D collaboration betwen EU and India
Wednesday 27 May 2009

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Sophia : l'ETSI et l'ERCIM mettent le coeur dans l'ordinateur

French press article on the ERCIM-ETSI Seminar by Jean-Pierre Largillet of SophiaNet, le 30 mars 2009

Les deux organismes phares de la technopole organisent jeudi et vendredi avec la Communauté Européenne un séminaire sur ""Bio-ICT : The Heart in the Computer". Histoire de montrer qu'en mettant en synergie recherche et innovation, l'Europe peut faire des miracles...

Deux avancées sont à souligner dans le prochain séminaire qu'organisent l'ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute) et l'ERCIM (Consortium Européen de Recherche en Informatique et Mathématiques), deux organismes phares de Sophia Antipolis, les 2 et 3 avril dans les locaux de l'ETSI. La première tient dans le thème même du séminaire : "Bio-ICT : The Heart in the Computer" qui montre ce que l'informatique peut apporter au domaine de la santé.

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1st BELIEF II & CASPAR Brainstorming Workshop

6 & 7 April 2009 - Athens, Greece
Sustainable e-Infrastructures: Challenges in Data Provenance and Authenticity

[BELIEF and CASPAR, supported in particular by CNR, are European projects involving many organisations which were partners of the DELOS Network of Excellence managed by ERCIM.]

"The BELIEF-II Brainstorming workshops are strongly connected with the eConcertation
events. In particular, the rationale behind the organisation of these workshops is to
concentrate on and analyse particular aspects of the output from the eConcertation meetings
of European Commission - DG INFSO/F3 GÉANT & e-Infrastructure Unit, thus achieving the
transition from a more generic framework to a more specific discussion."

Today's e-Infrastructures provide online scientific communities with a viable means for large-scale,
cross-domain collaboration, leveraged by their inherent ability to store and efficiently share huge
volumes of distributed resources and data. In this context of global computing and integration, where
new data sets are derived out of existing information at high rates, either manually or automatically,
significant challenges are posed to the management, semantics assessment, and quality assertion of
the shared data objects.

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