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ERCIM Workshop: Digital Ethics - current state and vision in ERCIM countries

Tuesday, 26 May 2020 13:00-16:00

In the current global digitalization of all human activities and the main role in this transformation of research institutions in informatics and mathematics, ERCIM is establishing a Working Group on Digital Ethics. Its initial workshop will be held in conjunction with the ERCIM 2020 spring meetings. 

STM 2020 The 16th International Workshop on Security and Trust Management

The 16th International Workshop on Security and Trust Management, co-located with ESORICS 2020, originally planned to be held in Guildford, UK on 17-18 September 2020 has been moved to an online format due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Arrangements for the virtual format are being made and will be announced on the workshop web page. This new format will not affect the proceedings, which will be published as Springer LNCS proceedings. STM (Security and Trust Management) is a Working Group of ERCIM. STM 2020 is the sixteenth workshop in this series and will be held in conjunction with the 25th European Symposium On Research in Computer Security (ESORICS 2020). The workshop seeks submissions from academia, industry, and government presenting novel research on all theoretical and practical aspects of security and trust in ICTs.
The deadline for paper submissions is 22 June.
For more information, see the workshop web page.

FMICS 2020: 25th International Conference on Formal Methods for Industrial Critical Systems

The ERCIM Working Group on Formal Methods for Industrial Critical Systems is organising the 25th FMICS conference in Vienna, Austria, on 2-3 September 2020. The aim of the conference series is to provide a forum for researchers who are interested in the development and application of formal methods in industry. FMICS brings together scientists and engineers active in the area of formal methods and interested in exchanging their experiences in the industrial usage of these methods. The conference series also strives to promote research and development for the improvement of formal methods and tools for industrial applications. This 25th edition will be celebrated in a special way. 

ERCIM spring meetings moved to online only

The ERCIM spring meetings (board meetings and task group meetings) in Heraklion will be held online. The chairs will inform the group members how to participate. The EU-Japan Symposium on the topic "Big Data and AI" is postponed.


Pan-European Privacy-Preserving Proximity Tracing

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Our members Inria and Fraunhofer (Fraunhofer AISEC, Fraunhofer HHI, Fraunhofer IIS) are participating in the Pan-European Privacy-Preserving Proximity Tracing (PEPP-PT) initiative, launched by European scientists to create mobile apps useful in tracking the spread of COVID-19. PEPP-PT will focus on the development of applications that can trace contact and potential COVID-19 spreads across populations, not just now, but also potentially in the future. PEPP-PT will provide standards, technology, and services to countries and developers. PEPP-PT says they embrace a fully privacy-preserving approach and build on well-tested, fully implemented proximity measurement and scalable backend service. Researchers and institutions are invited to join. PEPP-PT is establishing a partner management team to help partners to get going quickly.

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

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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.