Joint ERCIM Actions

Fourth ERCIM Soft Computing Workshop
by Petr Hajek, Institute of Computer Science, Academy of Sciences / CRCIM, Czech Republic

Cor Baayen Award 2006

Second ERCIM Workshop 'Rapid Integration of Software Engineering Techniques'
by Nicolas Guelfi, University of Luxembourg

7th Workshop of the ERCIM Working Group 'Matrix Computations and Statistics'

Grid@Asia: European-Asian Cooperation in Grid Research and Technology
by Bruno Le Dantec , ERCIM Office

FMICS 2005 - 10th International Workshop on Formal Methods for Industrial Critical Systems
by Mieke Massink and Tiziana Margaria

The Beyond-The-Horizon Project

Bits, Atoms and Genes Beyond the Horizon
by Dimitris Plexousakis, ICS-FORTH, Greece

Thematic Group 1: Pervasive Computing and Communications
by Alois Ferscha, University of Linz, Austria

Thematic Group 2: Nanoelectronics and Nanotechnologies
by Colin Lambert, University of Lancaster, UK

Thematic Group 3: Security, Dependability and Trust
by Michel Riguidel, ENST-Paris, France

Thematic Group 4: Bio-ICT Synergies
by Fernando Martin-Sanchez, Institute of Health Carlos III, Madrid Spain

Thematic Group 5: Intelligent and Cognitive Systems
by Rolf Pfeifer and Alois Knoll, University of Zurich, Switzerland

Thematic Group 6: Software Intensive Systems
by Martin Wirsing, Universitaet Muenchen, Germany

Quantum Information Processing and Communication
Preparation for FP7 in Future and Emerging Technologies Unit, DG INFSO, European Commission

News from W3C

The Web on the Move

W3C to Internationalize and Secure Voice Browsing

W3C Workshop: 'Toward a More Secure Web'

Workshop on the Ubiquitous Web

W3C Seminar on Web Services and Semantics

W3C Web Services Addressing Interoperability Event

W3C Continues ICANN Participation

Latest W3C Recommendations

R&D and Technology Transfer

Digital Libraries

XSMapper: a Service-Oriented Utility for XML Schema Transformation
by Manuel Llavador and Jose H. Canos, Technical University of Valencia/SpaRCIM, Spain


Analysis and Modelling of Genomic Data
by Anna Tonazzini, Francesco Bonchi, Stefania Gnesi, Ercan Kuruoglu and Sergio Bottini, ISTI-CNR, Italy

Numerical Mathematics

Numerical Mathematics Consortium

Distributed Systems

CORRECT - Developing Fault-Tolerant Distributed Systems
by Alfredo Capozucca, Barbara Gallina, Nicolas Guelfi, Patrizio Pelliccione and Alexander Romanovsky, University of Luxembourg

Ubiquitous Computing

The WearIT@work Project: Empowering the Mobile Worker with Wearable Computing
by Elisa Basolu, Massimo Busuoli, ENEA - Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and the Environment and Mike Lawo, University of Bremen, Germany

Radio Technology

PULSERS Delivers on Phase 1 - Europe to Adopt a Ruling for Ultra Wide Band
by Walter Hirt, IBM Research GmbH, Switzerland

Security and Trust

AVISPA: Automated Validation of Internet Security Protocols and Applications
by Alessandro Armando, Università di Genova, Italy, David Basin, Luca Viganò, ETH Zurich, Switzerland, Jorge Cuellar, Siemens and Michael Rusinowitch, Laboratoire Lorrain de Recherche en Informatique et ses Applications, France

Pattern Recognition

Prague Texture Segmentation Data Generator and Benchmark
by Stanislav Mikeš and Michal Haindl, Institute of Information Theory and Automation, Academy of Sciences/CRCIM, Czech Republic


Visiting Hybrid Museums: A Colony of Ants in your Pocket
by Javier Jaén and José A. Mocholί, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia / SpaRCIM, Spain

Edutainment and Game Theory Realization through an Open-Source UNESCO Virtual Perspolis Project
by Sepideh Chakaveh, Olaf Geuer, Fraunhofer Institute for Media-Communication, Germany; and Stefan Werning, Massachusettes Institute of Technology, USA

Web Tool

CONFIOUS: Conference Management System with Intelligence, Power and Style
by Manos Papagelis and Dimitris Plexousakis, ICS-FORTH, Greece


Event Reports:

EU-INDIA'05 - Second Annual Conference of the ICT for EU-India Cross Cultural Dissemination Project
by Maria Alpuente, Santiago Escobar, and Moreno Falaschi, Technical University of Valencia / SpaRCIM, Spain

For conference announcements, see ERCIM's calendar of events

In Brief

NTNU - The Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU, Trondheim in Norway will soon serve as field test laboratory for wireless broadband information services [more]

CWI - TT-Medal Project wins ITEA Achievement Award 2005 [more]

CWI - E-Quality expertise centre for quality of ICT services [more]

INRIA - Objectweb and Orientware signed a memorandum of understanding to promote the adoption of open-source middleware in China [more]

The European Scene


Open Access: An Introduction
by Keith G Jeffery, Director IT, CCLRC and ERCIM president

Publish or Perish - Self-Archive to Flourish: The Green Route to Open Access
by Stevan Harnad, University of Southampton, UK

The Golden Route to Open Access
by Jan Velterop Director of Open Access, Springer

ERCIM Statement on Open Access

Managing Licenses in an Open Access Community
by Renato Iannella National ICT Australia

W3C at the Forefront of Open Access
by Rigo Wenning, W3C

Cream of Science
by Wouter Mettrop, CWI, The Netherlands

Special Theme


Introduction to the Special Theme
by Heather J. Ruskin and Ray Walshe, Dublin City University/IUA, Ireland

Invited article:
Swarm-Based Space Exploration
by Michael G. Hinchey, Roy Sterritt, Christopher A. Rouff, James L. Rash and Walt Truszkowski

Invited article:
Collective Intelligence and Evolution
by Akira Namatame, Akira Namatame, National Defense Academy, Japan

Invited article:
Evolving Game-Playing Strategies with Genetic Programming
by Moshe Sipper, Ben-Gurion University, Israel

Collaborative Online Development of Modular Intelligent Agents
by Ciarán O'Leary, Dublin Institute of Technology, Mark Humphrys and Ray Walshe, Dublin City University/IUA, Ireland

CE-Ants: Ant-Like Agents for Path Management in the Next-Generation Internet
by Otto Wittner and Bjarne E. Helvik, NTNU, Norway

ISEE - A Framework for the Evolution and Analysis of Recurrent Neural Networks
for Embodied Agents

by Martin Hülse, Steffen Wischmann, and Keyan Zahedi, Fraunhofer Institute for Autonomous Intelligent Systems - AIS, Fraunhofer ICT Group, Germany

Emergent Intelligence in Competitive Multi-Agent Systems
by Sander M. Bohte, Han La Poutré, CWI, The Netherlands

Building a Computational Digital Economy through Interdisciplinary Research
by Petros Kavassalis, University of Crete, Greece, and Konstantin Popov, Konstantin Popov SICS, Sweden

Models of Multilateral Cooperative Behaviour
by Milan Mares Institute of Information Theory and Automation, Academy of Sciences / CRCIM, Czech Republic

Emergent Walking Behaviour in an Aibo Robot
by Cecilio Angulo, Ricardo A. Téllez and Diego E. Pardo, Technical University of Catalonia (UPC) / SpaRCIM, Spain

Concept-Based Text Representations for Categorization Problems
by Magnus Sahlgren, SICS, Sweden

A Framework for Efficient Statistical Modelling
by Daniel Gillblad and Anders Holst, SICS, Sweden

Rules, Inferences and Robust Approximation at Work
by Antonίn Dvořák, Vilém Novák, Viktor Pavliska, University of Ostrava, Czech Republic

Particle Swarm Optimization for the Reconstruction of Permittivity Range Profiles from Microwave Measurements
by Simone Genovesi and Emanuele Salerno, ISTI-CNR, Italy

Building Blocks from Biology for the Design of Algorithms for the Management of Modern Dynamic Networks
by Gianni A. Di Caro, Frederick Ducatelle, Luca Maria Gambardella, Andrea Rizzoli, Istituto Dalle Molle di Studi sull'Intelligenza Artificiale (IDSIA), Manno-Lugano, Switzerland

Chemical Programming of Self-Organizing Systems
by Jean-Pierre Banâtre, Pascal Fradet and Yann Radenac, INRIA/IRISA, France

A Development Model for Robust Fault-Tolerant Design
by Andy Tyrrell and Hong Sun, University of York, UK

Emergent Properties of the Human Immune Response to HIV Infection: Results from Multi-Agent Computer Simulations
by Ashley Callaghan, Dublin City University / IUA, Ireland

Network Emergence in Immune System Shape
by Heather Ruskin, and John Burns, Dublin City University, Ireland

Agent-Based Modelling of Viral Infection
by Dimitri Perrin, Dublin City University / IUA, Ireland

The 'Decent' Project: Decentralized Metaheuristics
by Enrique Alba, University of Málaga / SpaRCIM, Spain, and Martin Middendorf, University Leipzig, Germany

Evolutionary Methods make New Effective Laser Shapes
by Thomas Bäck and Joost N. Kok, Leiden University, The Netherlands

Neural Net Modelling in Financial Engineering of Options
by Jerome Healy, Longchuan Xu, Maurice Dixon, Fang Fang Cai, Brian Read and Brian Eales

Self-Optimization in a Next-Generation Urban Traffic Control Environment
by Raymond Cunningham, Jim Dowling, Anthony Harrington, Vinny Reynolds, René Meier and Vinny Cahill, Trinity College Dublin / IUA, Ireland

Self-Organized Routing in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks using SAMPLE
by Jim Dowling and Stefan Weber, Trinity College Dublin / IUA, Ireland