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Steven J. Murdoch wins the ERCIM Security and Trust Management Working Group Award

Steven J. Murdoch from University of Cambridge received the best thesis award of the ERCIM Working Group on Security and Trust Management for his excellent Ph.D. thesis "Covert channel vulnerabilities in anonymity systems". Steven's thesis represents an outstanding contribution on the study of privacy and anonymity aspects in real systems and meets all the desired requirements. The evaluation committee particularly favoured its exceptional practical impact.

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ERCIM supports the International CoreGRID Summer School 2008

"Linking Grids and Service-Oriented Architectures"

Dortmund University of Technology, Germany, 7-11 July 2008

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EuroIndia - first Info Day in Bangalore (India) - 22 April 2008

Euro-India ICT Co-operation Initiative (http://euroindia-ict.org/)
The first EuroIndia Info Day - hosted by the Indian Institute of Sciences in Bangalore -
will be held on Tuesday 22 April 2008

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Denmark joins ERCIM

DANAIM (Danish Research Association for Informatics and Mathematics), a research consortium established by seven major Danish universities and university collaborations, has become a member of ERCIM. Denmark is the nineteenth country to join ERCIM.

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The infinity Initiative - ICT Research meets Standards

ERCIM and ETSI, the European Telecommunications Standards Institute, have co-signed a landmark Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to launch their future close collaboration.

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New Series of InterLink Workshops

The first InterLink Workshop in Eze, France on 10-12 May 2007 offered many insights into the the key technological issues and challenges that are at the heart of the three Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) domains selected for investigation within the InterLink Coordination Action funded by the Future & Emerging Technologies Unit of the European Commission. In bringing together researchers from all corners of the globe to explore the state-of-the-art in these research themes, radical new uses for these technologies can be identified. The second series of workshops is intended to identify specific areas where further research efforts should be concentrated at a European level:

  • Ambient computing and communication environments, 5-7 Nov 2007, Eltville-Hattenheim, Germany
  • Intelligent and cognitive systems, 15-16 Nov 2007, University of Zurich, Switzerland
  • Software intensive systems and new computing paradigms, 3-4 December, Munich, Germany

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Cor Baayen Award 2007 for Boris Motik

Boris Motik

Boris Motik from University of Oxford, United Kingdom, has been awarded the 2007 Cor Baayen Award for a most promising young researcher in computer science and applied mathematics by ERCIM.

In a tight competition with 17 finalists, ERCIM has awarded Boris Motik for the outstanding quality of his work concerning reasoning algorithms and systems for Description Logics (DLs) - a family of knowledge representation formalisms with applications in numerous areas of computer science. DLs provide the basis for the Web Ontology Language (OWL) - the ontology language defined by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) that has become the de facto standard for ontology development in fields as diverse as geography, geology, astronomy, agriculture and the life sciences. Boris has already made wide ranging contributions to research, including both new theoretical results, and practical systems that promise to change our notion of tractability in ontology reasoning.

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Muscle Network of Excellence at IBC2007

Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

IBC2007, held in Amsterdam on 6-11 September, is a leading event for the world of multimedia content creation, management and delivery. It is therefore the first choice place for MUSCLE, the EC-sponsored Network of Excellence (NoE) on Multimedia, to demonstrate its showcases featuring highly visual results able to promote the technology towards the Industry.

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