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Pan-European Privacy-Preserving Proximity Tracing

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Our members Inria and Fraunhofer (Fraunhofer AISEC, Fraunhofer HHI, Fraunhofer IIS) are participating in the Pan-European Privacy-Preserving Proximity Tracing (PEPP-PT) initiative, launched by European scientists to create mobile apps useful in tracking the spread of COVID-19. PEPP-PT will focus on the development of applications that can trace contact and potential COVID-19 spreads across populations, not just now, but also potentially in the future. PEPP-PT will provide standards, technology, and services to countries and developers. PEPP-PT says they embrace a fully privacy-preserving approach and build on well-tested, fully implemented proximity measurement and scalable backend service. Researchers and institutions are invited to join. PEPP-PT is establishing a partner management team to help partners to get going quickly.

ERCIM spring meetings cancelled

The ERCIM spring meetings in Heraklion and the EU-Japan Symposium on the topic "Big Data and AI" are cancelled. The Spring meetings (board meetings and task group meetings) will be held via teleconference. The chairs will inform the group members how to participate. The EU-Japan Symposium on the topic "Big Data and AI" is postponed.

 

W3C Workshop on Web & Machine Learning

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The workshop on Web & Machine Learning planned to be held on 24-25 March 2020 in Berlin, Germany, is postponed. The workshop has the goal to bring together providers of machine learning toolkits and framework providers with Web platform practitioners to enrich the Open Web Platform with better foundations for machine learning.The workshop is free to attend.

For more information, see the Call for Participation

Tim Berners-Lee launches first ever global action plan to prevent "digital dystopia"

Tim Berners-Lee, together with leaders from government, business, civic groups and citizens from across the world, has launched the world’s first-ever global action plan to halt the increasing misuse of the web and ensure it is protected as a force for good. The inventor of the web urged widespread backing of the plan, the Contract for the Web, which sets out concrete actions governments, companies and individual citizens can — and must — take to ensure a web that is safe, empowering and for everyone. The failure of global actors to defend the free and open web, he warned, risks a “digital dystopia” of entrenched inequality and abuse of rights.

FMICS 2020: 25th International Conference on Formal Methods for Industrial Critical Systems

The ERCIM Working Group on Formal Methods for Industrial Critical Systems is organising the 25th FMICS conference in Vienna, Austria, on 2-3 September 2020. The aim of the conference series is to provide a forum for researchers who are interested in the development and application of formal methods in industry. FMICS brings together scientists and engineers active in the area of formal methods and interested in exchanging their experiences in the industrial usage of these methods. The conference series also strives to promote research and development for the improvement of formal methods and tools for industrial applications. This 25th edition will be celebrated in a special way. 

ERCIM 30th Anniversary and Fall Meetings

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The ERCIM 30th Anniversary and Fall meetings 2019 will be hosted by CNR in Rome from Wednesday 30 October to Thursday 31 October 2019.

The celebration events includes a session on high impact technologies in informatics and mathematics: Cyber Security (Karthikeyan Bhargavan, Inria), Explainable Artificial Intelligence (Fosca Giannotti, CNR), Quantum Computing (Harry Buhrman, CWI) and an invited talk by Khalil Rouhana, Deputy Director-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology: The EC point of view on the Digital Single Market 2.0.

Simula Research Laboratory joins ERCIM

Simula is an ICT research laboratory that pursues important and fundamental problems of science and engineering in order to drive progress that is of genuine value to society. Closely integrated into the research is the education of future scientists and the development of commercial ventures.

In Memory of Peter Inzelt

Dr. Péter Inzelt, former director of the Institute for Computer Science and Control (SZTAKI) passed away at age 75, on the 23rd of June, 2019.