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Jos Baeten elected president of ERCIM AISBL

Jos Baeten elected president of ERCIM AISBL
The General Assembly of the ERCIM AISBL, held on 24 October in Lisbon, unanimously elected Jos Baeten, general director of Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) in the Netherlands as its new President for a period of two years as of  January 2018. Jos Baeten succeeds Domenico Laforenza from the Institute for Informatics and Telematics (IIT) of the Italian National Research Council (CNR) who served as President of ERCIM since January 2014.

Tim Baarslag Winner of the 2017 Cor Baayen Young Researcher Award

Tim Barslaag
Tim Baarslag from CWI was selected as the winner of the 2017 ERCIM Cor Baayen Award, in a very tough competition with 15 finalists. The award committee recognises Tim’s skills and the results that he has achieved. His enthusiasm for internationally oriented research cooperation, his talent for recognising the potential use of mathematical tools, and his cooperative skills make him a young researcher of outstanding quality.

W3C Workshop: WebVR Authoring: Opportunities and Challenges

ERCIM invites researchers to participate in the workshop "WebVR Authoring: Opportunities and Challenges" in Brussels, 5-7 December 2017. The event is organised by W3C and hosted by DigitYser. The primary goal of the workshop is to bring together WebVR stakeholders to identify unexploited opportunities as well as technical gaps in WebVR authoring.

ERCIM fall meetings 2017 in Lisbon

The ERCIM fall meetings 2017 were hosted by our member INESC at Nova University Lisbon from Sunday 22 - Tuesday 24 October 2017. The ERCIM meetings are held in conjunction with the European Computer Science Summit (ECSS 2017).

Rectory building of NOVA University of Lisbon Lisbon

Pictures show the rectory building of NOVA University of Lisbon (© NOVA University of Lisbon) and a view of Lisbon (source:


ERCIM fall meetings 2017

Lisbon, 22-24 October 2017
hosted by INESC

inesc Nova University Lisbon

The ERCIM fall meetings 2017 were hosted by INESC in Lisbon from Sunday 22 - Tuesday 24 October 2017.

Registration is closed

Please contact Lídia Vilas Boas (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) if you wish to participate and you have not yet registered.


Nova Rectorate
Nova University of Lisbon
Campus Campolide, Rectorate Building
1099-085 Losboa
Coords: 38.733967, -9.160526

Faculdade Ciências Sociais e Humanas da Universidade NOVA
Avenida de Berna, 26-C
1050-099 Lisboa
Coords: 38.739765, -9.151847


Download the schedule in pdf

The ERCIM meetings are held in conjunction with the European Computer Science Summit (ECSS 2017). ERCM delegates have the opportunity to participate in the sessions of ECSS. The Cor Baayen Award will be presented during the ECSS/ERCIM Award ceremonies on Tuesday 24 October. ERCIM participants are allowed to participate in ECSS on Tuesday (the day of the joint Awards ceremony) without extra payment. This includes the welcome reception on Monday evening and the conference dinner on Tuesday. Participation on Wednesday requires ECSS registration.

Sunday 22 October 17:30-19:30 ERCIM / IE joint Strategy TG Hotel Açores Lisboa - Sala Furnas IV
Monday 23 October 9:00-10:30 ERCIM EEIG board FCSH - Sala Multiusos 2
  10:30-11:00 Coffee break FCSH Bar
  11:00-12:30 Task Group Science FCSH - Sala Multiusos 1
  11:00-12:30 Task Group Human Capital FCSH - Sala Multiusos 3
  11:00-12:30 Task Grop Outreach/Editorial board FCSH - Sala Multiusos 2
  12:30-13:30  Lunch NOVA Rectorate
  13:30-15:00  Task Group meetings (cont.) FCSH
  15:00-15:30 Coffee break FCSH Bar
  15:30-17:30 ERCIM AISBL board FCSH - Sala Multiusos 2
  17:30-18:30 ERCIM / IE joint board meeting NOVA Rectorate
  19:00 ECSS welcome reception Café In  (Av. Brasília, Pavilhão Nascente, nº311 | Lisboa 1300-596)
Tuesday 24 October 9:00-11:30 ERCIM General Assembly NOVA Rectorate, Senate Room
  11:30-12:00 Coffee break NOVA Rectorate
  12:00-12:30 Familiarization / presentations NOVA Rectorate, Senate Room
  12:30-13:30 Lunch NOVA Rectorate
  15:30-16:30 Informatics Europe / ERCIM Awards Ceremony at ECSS 2017 NOVA Rectorate Auditorium
  19:30-22:00 Conference dinner  Restaurante Aura (Praça do Comércio | Terreiro do Paço, Lisboa 1100-148)



The local organizing committee recommends the following hotels close to the meeting venue, see a map for directions.

   Hotel Principe Lisboa*** 
   SANA Reno Hotel***
   Hotel HF Fénix Garden***
   SANA Malhoa Hotel****
   Novotel Lisboa****
   Mercure Lisboa Hotel****
   Hotel Açores Lisboa****


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VRE4EIC empowers environmental data-driven science

VRE4EIC, an H2020 European research project, coordinated a week of project meetings in Rome 11-15 September 2017 bringing together representatives of major European initiatives involved in environmental multidisciplinary data-driven science.

ERCIM spring meetings 2017 and First ERCIM workshop on Blockchain Technology

Paris Inria

The ERCIM spring meetings 2017 were hosted by Inria on 23-24 May in Paris

As part of the 2017 ERCIM spring meetings in Paris, ERCIM held a half-day workshop on blockchain technology on May 23 2017.  Co-chaired by Georges Gonthier (Inria) and Wolfgang Prinz (Fraunhofer FIT), the workshop provided a high-level overview of blockchain technology and its opportunities for computer science research to the senior-level workshop attendees. The attendees included executives of ERCIM member institutes as well as a number of researchers (see list of attendees).

Virtual Research Environments: How Researchers Really Collaborate


ERCIM is taking a leading role in Europe for driving research activities in VRE. This demonstrated by the contributions featured in a section of of ERCIM News 109. How researchers collaborate is per se a research topic! Many scientific problems are related across different domains: for example, the global climate changes involve knowledge from eco-system, ocean, atmosphere and earth as well as from energy science and human-related activity modelling.  Scientists face great challenges in handling collaboration among different disciplines and in modelling and discovering knowledge in massively available data from a wide diversity of domains. Today, data-driven approaches are considered as good alternatives to drive scientific research activities.
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