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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.

2019 ERCIM Cor Baayen Young Researcher Award for Ninon Burgos and András Gilyén

Ninon Burgos András Gilyén The 2019 competition for the ERCIM Cor Baayen Young Researcher Award was highly competitive with 16 final nominees. A selection committee composed of members from ERCIM and Informatics Europe eventually awarded two outstanding young researchers in recognition of the outstanding scientific quality of their research and the impact on science and society they have already achieved in their short career: Ninon Burgos (CNRS) and András Gilyén (Caltech) with an honorary mention to Paris Carbone (RISE). The award will be presented at the European Computer Science Summit (ECSS) in Rome on Tuesday, 29 October 2019.

7th International Workshop on Computational Intelligence for Multimedia Understanding

The ERCIM Working Group Multimedia Understanding through Semantics, Computation and Learning (MUSCLE) is organising the 7th International Workshop on Computational Intelligence for Multimedia Understanding (IWCIM) as a satellite workshop of SITIS 2019, to be held in Sorrento, Italy, on November 26-29, 2019.

In Memory of Cor Baayen

Cor Baayen

It is with great sadness that we learned that Cor Baayen, first president and co-founder of ERCIM, passed away on Wednesday, 22 May 2019. Baayen served as ERCIM president from 1991 to 1994. He was scientific director of CWI from 1980 to 1994. During this period, he played a key role in shaping computer science as a distinct scientific field. Under his leadership CWI transformed from a mathematical institute to a centre of expertise for both mathematics and computer science. Together with Alain Bensoussan from Inria and Gerhard Seegmüller from the former GMD, he founded ERCIM in 1989 with the aim of building a European scientific community in information technology.

ERCIM spring meetings 2019

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The ERCIM spring meetings 2019 were hosted by FNR / University of Luxembourg in Luxembourg from Tuesday 28 May - Wednesday 29 May 2019. For more information, see the event page

European Training Network recruits 15 PhD students in the field of polynomial optimization problems

POEMA is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (2019-2022), offering 15 PhD positions starting from September 2019. The PhD positions will be at 11 European partners, on the subject of Polynomial Optimization, Efficiency through Moments and Algebra. The proposed PhD projects are investigating the development of new algebraic and geometric methods combined with computer algebra techniques for global non-linear optimization problems and their applications, in particularly, in smarter cities challenges, urban traffic management, water network management, energy flow control, or environmental monitoring.
Detailed descriptions of the project and application for the positions can be found at https://easychair.org/cfp/POEMA-19-22