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ERCIM spring meetings 2017 and First ERCIM workshop on Blockchain Technology

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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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Three challenges for the web, according to its inventor

12 March was the 28th birthday of the World Wide Web. Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the Web writes about how the web has evolved, why he is worried about recent trends, and what must be done to in order for the web to fulfill its true potential as a tool which serves humanity. Read the full message at

Philipp Hoschka appointed ERCIM Manager

Philipp HoschkaThe ERCIM EEIG board of Directors has appointed Philipp Hoschka as manager of the ERCIM EEIG. Philipp Hoschka took office on 1st of December. He succeeds Jérôme Chailloux who served as manager since May 2005.

Joint 21st International Workshop on Formal Methods for Industrial Critical Systems and 16th International Workshop on Automated Verification of Critical Systems (FMICS-AVoCS'16)

The yearly workshop of the ERCIM Working Group on Formal Methods for Industrial Critical Systems (FMICS) was organized as a joint event together with the workshop on Automated Verification of Critical Systems (AVoCS). The resulting FMICS-AVoCS 2016 workshop took place on 26-28 September in Pisa at the CNR premises.

Michał Pilipczuk Winner of the 2016 Cor Baayen Young Researcher Award

Michał Pilipczuk
Michał Pilipczuk from the University of Warsaw is a prominent young researcher in the area of algorithms. He contributed to the breakthrough results which solved fundamental problems in the field of parameterized complexity, some of which have been unsolved since more than 20 years.