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ERCIM-ETSI-EC Infinity Initiative: “Bio ICT-The Heart in the Computer”

  • Location: ETSI
  • Venue: Sophia Antipolis, France

The 2nd Edition of the ERCIM-ETSI Infinity Initiative will take place on 2-3 April at ETSI in Sophia Antipolis, France. This year, the theme of this series of advanced seminars will be ‘Bio ICT-The Heart in the Computer', with a special focus on ‘Modelling and Simulation of Organs'.

The event is run in cooperation with the European Commission and is supported by the VPH (Virtual Physiological Human) Network of Excellence, a network of which ERCIM is a core member.

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ERCIM Office in Brussels

ERCIM opened an office in Brussels in December 2008. As requested by ERCIM's Board of Directors, this will enable ERCIM to strengthen its links with European Commission key players. The new office is ideally located within the premises of our Italian member, CNR, right in the centre of the European quarter. ERCIM is now able to offer a hosting environment for ERCIM staff and ERCIM project meetings in Brussels. The office is headed by Pierre Guisset, formerly head of CETIC.

Pierre Guisset
ERCIM Office Brussels
c/o CNR Rue du Trône 98
BP 13 B-1050 Brussels
Tel: +32 2 290 22 85
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ERCIM elects President and Vice-Presidents

During the Board of Directors meeting of ERCIM in Porto on 20 and 21 November, the current President of ERCIM, Keith G. Jeffery (STFC, UK) was re-elected as President for a further two-year term starting 1st January 2009.

Read more: ERCIM elects President and Vice-Presidents

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 eAnnouncement

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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