Overview and Programme

ERCIM 25th Anniversary and Fall meetings

CNR Research Area, Pisa, 23-24 October 2014

The 25th ERCIM anniversary and the ERCIM fall meetings was held at the CNR Campus in Pisa on 23-24 October 2014.

On the occasion of ERCIM’s 25th anniversary, a special session and panel discussion too place on 23 October in the afternoon in the auditorium of the CNR Campus. Speakers and representatives from research, industry, the European Commission, and the ERCIM community presented their views on research and future developments in information and communication science and technology. 

In conjunction with these events, CNR also hosted the fourth ERCIM ABCDE Fellowship Seminar.

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Impressions from the 25th anniversary event. By courtesy of CNR.


23 October 2014

09.00 - 11.00 Task Group meetings:
- Science TG
- Human Capital TG
09.00 - 13.00 Editorial Board meeting
09.00 - 13.00 ERCIM Open Data Working Group meeting
09.00 - 13.00 ABCDE Seminar
13.00 - 14.00 Lunch
14.00 - 18.45 25th Anniversary Celebration (Auditorium)
14:00 - 16:45 Welcome Address Domenico Laforenza, President, ERCIM AISBL (CNR)
Let’s get physical: marrying computing with the physical world Alberto Sangiovanni Vincentelli, Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, University of California at Berkeley
The Senseable City Carlo Ratti, Director, Senseable Lab, MIT, USA
Big data and big expectations: Is a successful matching possible? Alain Bensoussan, International Center for Decision and Risk Analysis, School of Management, The University of Texas at Dallas, ERCIM co-founder
Presentation of the ERCIM White Paper “Security and Privacy Research Trends and Challenges Rigo Wenning, W3C's legal counsel, technical coordinator of the EU STREWS project on Web Security
Presentation of the ERCIM White Paper “Big Data Analytics: Towards a European Research Agenda” Fosca Giannotti, senior researcher at ISTI-CNR, head of the KDDLab
Two Decades of Formal Methods for Industrial Critical Systems Radu Mateescu, senior researcher at Inria Grenoble - Rhône-Alpes, head of the CONVECS team
MUSCLE: from sensing to understanding Emanuele Salerno, senior researcher at ISTI-CNR
16:45 - 17:15 Coffee break
17:15 - 18:30 Panel: “ICT Research in Europe: How to reinforce the cooperation between the main actors and stakeholders”. - Carlo Ghezzi (Moderator), President, Informatics Europe (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
- Domenico Laforenza, President, ERCIM AISBL (CNR)
- Fabio Pianesi, Research Director, ICT Labs, European Institute for Innovations and Technology
- Fabrizio Gagliardi, President of ACM Europe
- Jean-Pierre Bourguignon, President of the European Research Council (ERC)
-Paola Inverardi, ICT Italian Delegate, Rector of the University of L'Aquila, Italy
- Thomas Skordas, head of the FET Flagships Unit, European Commission, DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology (DG CNECT)
18:45-19:30 Presentation by the Cor Baayen Award Winner Juan Reutter
20:00 Gala dinner (The bus to the dinner leaves at 19:30 at CNR directly after last session)

24 October 2014

09:00 - 18:00 ABCDE Seminar
09:00 - 10:00 AISBL Board Meeting
10:00 - 10:15 Coffee break
10:15 - 13:00 AISBL General Assembly
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch (Cloister)
14:00 - 16:00 EEIG Board Meeting