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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 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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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