ERCIM Latest News

Tim Berners-Lee launches first ever global action plan to prevent "digital dystopia"

Tim Berners-Lee, together with leaders from government, business, civic groups and citizens from across the world, has launched the world’s first-ever global action plan to halt the increasing misuse of the web and ensure it is protected as a force for good. The inventor of the web urged widespread backing of the plan, the Contract for the Web, which sets out concrete actions governments, companies and individual citizens can — and must — take to ensure a web that is safe, empowering and for everyone. The failure of global actors to defend the free and open web, he warned, risks a “digital dystopia” of entrenched inequality and abuse of rights.

ERCIM 30th Anniversary and Fall Meetings

ERCIM 30 years logo

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


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