ERCIM News No.40 - January 2000

Ten Years ERCIM

Amsterdam 4-5 November 1999

ERCIM celebrated its 10th anniversary with a two days event in Amsterdam from 4-5 November 1999. Over 400 participants including representatives from ERCIM institutes and invited guests from industry and the political community attended the events.

Gerard van Oortmerssen, President of ERCIM, and Stelios Orphanoudakis, Vice-President (right) blowing the candles on the cake. Lunch in the main hall of the Beurs van Berlage.

The first day, 4 November, was targeted at researchers from ERCIM member institutes. It saw some 20 presentations by ERCIM researchers and invited speakers about research related issues and state-of-the-art presentations, covering a variety of research areas under the slogan ‘ERCIM - a Virtual Laboratory for IT Research in Europe’:

Abstracts of the presentations can be found at the ERCIM website at: http://www.ercim.eu/10years/Demonstrations

In conjunction with the presentations on both days, demonstrations of current research at ERCIM institutes were given:

The Cycab presented by INRIA. an interactive virtual environment

A more detailed description of the demos as well as links to their websites are available at the ERCIM website at http://www.ercim.eu/10years/.


At the Symposium: ‘ERCIM – leveraging World Class R&D for Business and Society’ on Friday 5 November, leaders from industry gave their vision on the future of European R&D:

The symposium closed with a discussion on the future of the Web and Europe’s role following a statement via video by Tim Berners Lee, President of the Web Consortium, recorded at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and moderated by Dick Bulterman, Director of Oratrix Development (see article).

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