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Martina Lindorfer Receives the 2018 Cor Baayen Young Researcher Award

Martina Lindorfer was selected as the winner of the 2018 Cor Baayen Young Researcher Award. The award committee recognises Martina's impressive achievements and outstanding quality of her research in the field of systems security, especially the analysis of malicious software and mobile operating system vulnerabilities. Martina Lindorfer is a tenure-track assistant professor in the Security & Privacy group at TU Wien. Until recently, she was a postdoctoral researcher in the Computer Security Group (SecLab) at the University of California, Santa Barbara, US. She received her PhD from TU Wien, where she was working at the International Secure Systems Lab (iSecLab). During her PhD, she was also a researcher with SBA Research, the largest research centre in Austria which exclusively addresses information security, where she was advised by Edgar Weippl, SBA Research’s research director.

ERCIM fall meetings & Digital Twins workshop

The 2018 ERCIM fall meetings, hosted by RISE SICS, will be held in Gothenburg on 7-8 October 2018. The meetings are held in conjunction with with the European Computer Science Summit (ECCS 2018). ERCIM is also organising a workshop on Digital Twins on 9 October 2018 from 9:00 - 12:30.

For more information see ERCIM fall meetings 2018 & ERCIM Workshop on Digital Twins

VRE4EIC releases video tutorials teaching how to build virtual research environments

VRE4EIC, an H2020 European research project managed by ERCIM, has released a series of video tutorials. Short online videos are explaining how to build a Virtual Research Environment (VRE) or to enhance an existing VRE.

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Screenshot from the tutorial video on architecture design and implementation.

ERCIM Workshop on Blockchain Engineering: Papers, Research Questions and Interests

The ERCIM blockchain working group organised a workshop on 8-9 May in Amsterdam in conjunction with the ERCIM spring meetings. The purpose of this workshop was to look at what the general excitement about blockchain technologies means for computer science research and to identify the major research challenges in this area. Ten papers have been selected for presentation covering basic technologies, applications, and methods. The papers are available in the EUSSET Digital Library
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The VRE4EIC project invites researchers to evaluate Virtual Research Environment architectures

VRE4EIC, an H2020 European research project, invites researchers to evaluate e-VRE, the Virtual Research Environment architecture developed by the project. The workshop will be held on 15 June in Edinburgh, in conjunction with IWSG’18, the 10th International Workshop on Science Gateways.

Digitalisation of Seas and Oceans is the New Gold of the Future

“Supporting Blue Growth with innovative applications based on EU e-infrastructures” was the motto of the final event of the BlueBRIDGE project, held on 14-15 February 2018 with participation of over 50 stakeholders, including policy makers, marine and maritime data practitioners, representatives from research institutions, international organisations, governments and EU-funded initiatives.

ERCIM-Blockchain 2018: Blockchain Engineering: Challenges and Opportunities for Computer Science Research


CWI, Amsterdam, 8-9 May 2018

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Call for Papers

With Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, blockchain technology has gained widespread attention by the general public. Major companies like Facebook have announced that they are considering significant projects based on this technology.

The purpose of this workshop is to look at what the general excitement about blockchain technologies means for computer science research and to identify the major research challenges in this area. The aim is to establish Blockchain Engineering as a new field of computer science research.