by Sacha Krakowiak
ERSADS, the first European Research Seminar on Advances in Distributed Systems, was held at l'Alpe d'Huez, France, from April 3 to 7. The seminar was organised by IMAG and INRIA and supported by Bull and Rank Xerox Research Centre. The idea of this Seminar originated in the ESPRIT Basic Research Action 6360: BROADCAST (Basic Research On Advanced Distributed Computing: from Algorithms to SysTems).
The Seminar was a combination of an Advanced School and a Research Workshop. In-depth surveys on research topics of both practical and theoretical interest in Distributed Systems were presented by leading experts from Universities, Research Centers and Industry (D. McCue, H. Green, O. Babaoglu, R. G. Herrtwich, H. Kopetz, P. Valduriez). Participants presented their ongoing work during workshop presentations.
The Seminar attracted 58 participants, from 13 different countries. The audience was mostly composed of doctoral students and junior academic or industrial researchers. The combination of invited lectures and workshop presentations was highly appreciated, and much fruitful interaction took place. There was some time left to enjoy the fine weather on the ski slopes.
ERSADS was extremely successful and clearly filled a need. It was therefore decided to organise a new session of ERSADS in 1996, with a new set of topics and invited speakers. Preparation of ERSADS 1996 is underway and information will be posted in due course.
A few copies of the ERSADS `95 Proceedings are available. Please contact ersadsimag.fr.
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