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ERCIM Symposium 2012

ERCIM is pleased to announce its 2012 one-day Symposium to be held on Thursday 26 October. The morning session features presentations from European Commission representatives on ERC Starting Grants and on the People programme "from the end of FP7 to the beginning of H2020", a presentation by ERC starting grant winner Paola Gaotin on "Traffic Management by Macroscopic Models", the 2012 Cor Baayen Award winner, as well as short presentations by current ERCIM fellows.

For the afternoon session, a sience and a strategy panel/round table discussion is scheduled. Jean-Jacques Quisquater (UCL - Université catholique de Louvain, ERCIM Science Task Group member) will moderate a round table discussion on the topic "Is cybersecurity a research job for computer science?". A strategy panel, moderated by Domico Laforenza, IIT-CNR and ERCIM Vice-President will discuss "the role and strategies of the European ICST Public Research Organisations towards Horizon2020" - The panel intends to address how the European public research organisation on ICST can contribute to the success of the Horizon2020 in its three strategic directions. The strategy panel participants are: Keith Jeffery, ERCIM President, Michel Cosnard, Inria CEO and Chairman, Jan van Leeuwen, Utrecht University, Chair of the European Forum for ICST, Jos Baeten, CEO, CWI, Matthias Jarke, ICT coordinator, Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, Olivier Da Costa, European Commission, Digital Futures Task Force, DG Connect.

Participation is free, but advance registration is required. Places are limited.

Programme and registration form are available at:

ERCIM Activity Report 2011 published

The ERCIM Activity Report 2011 is available for download.
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Industrial Systems Institute/RC ‘Athena’ Joins ERCIM

The Industrial Systems Institute (ISI) of Research Centre ATHENA (RC ‘Athena’) is delighted to join ERCIM. ISI, a public research institute, was founded in Patras, Western Greece in 1998. Since 2003, ISI has been part of the ’Athena‘ Research and Innovation Centre in Information, Communication, and Knowledge Technologies, operating under the auspices of the General Secretariat of Research and Technology of the Greek Ministry of Education, Lifelong Learning and Religious Affairs.

Final recommendations of the Euro-India SPIRIT project published

The Euro-India SPIRIT project published its final recommendations booklet "The New Digital Paradigm - Harnessing EU-India ICT Cooperation". The project's aim was, in brief, to examine the state of the art in Indian ICT and develop a set of recommendations for a mutually beneficial research agenda between the EU and India.

Cor Baayen Award 2011 Shared by two Winners: Stratos Idreos and Luca Mottola

This year, ERCIM has exceptionally selected two winners for the Cor Baayen Award: Stratos Idreos, researcher in the Database Architectures group of CWI and Luca Mottola, researcher in the Networked Embedded Systems Group at SICS.

Euro-India SPIRIT Workshop at eWorld 2011, New Delhi

Opportunities for Indian & European ICT Research - Exploring Commonalities, Best Practices & Success Stories 1 August 2011 16:00 – 17:30

Electronic infrastructures are becoming fundamental resources for supporting activities across the public sector in areas such as eGovernment, eResearch and eHealth. The drive towards building a smart society requires the federation of services and reduction of fragmentation, the improvement of security and access to data and resources, developing interoperability to avoid vendor lock-in, and educating the next generation of users and developers to benefit from such technologies. In short, advances in eDevelopment and eInfrastructures can lead to far-reaching improvements for all levels of society.

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University of Cyprus joins ERCIM

by Marios Dikaiakos

The University of Cyprus (UCY) is delighted to join ERCIM as its 19th member. UCY is represented in ERCIM by both the Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences and the Faculty of Engineering through the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering respectively. Dedicated to producing and promoting high-end research, UCY strives to establish a position at the forefront of European research. In that respect, participation in ERCIM is expected to further enhance the strong links that UCY has with other European academic and research institutions.