[Om-announce] ECSS 2010 - Last call for contributions
cristina.pereira at informatics-europe.org
Thu Jul 29 12:17:14 CEST 2010
6th EUROPEAN COMPUTER SCIENCE SUMMIT - ECSS 2010 - 11-13 of October 2010
- Prague, Czech Republic/*
The ECSS 2010, with the theme*/ Informatics: The Changing Landscape/* is
soliciting contributions on topics of interest to the ECSS audience:
deans, research laboratory directors, professors and other opinion
leaders in informatics (computer science, IT, etc.) throughout
Europe.This year the conference will include two special sessions on
topics of utmost importance to our field: *"European research funding"*
and "*Future of European scientific societies in informatics".
*_EUROPEAN RESEARCH FUNDING: UNDERSTANDING IT, OBTAINING IT, AND
Good research requires good funding. European researchers have access,
in principle, to a variety of sources, national and transnational. In
practice they often find it difficult to take advantage of these
schemes: they are bewildered by their complexity, lack information, and
feel they miss the necessary insider knowledge.
This ECSS session will feature reports from actors on all sides of the
research funding scene: funded researchers, research managers,
representatives of granting agencies. It will provide participants with
both a clear picture of European funding mechanisms and practical advice
for submitting successful grant applications.
The slogan "think globally, act locally" might have been conceived with
research funding in mind: while many funding mechanisms are designed at
a transnational level, for example through EU policies, their
application often varies with each national context. The session will
highlight the opportunities and state of practice in different
countries, and analyze the consequences of funding policies on research
results. In particular, it will compare the situation in countries that
heavily rely on European funding and those which are largely
self-sustained through national schemes.
Some of the themes include:
* Basic characteristics of European research funding
* Review of the most important funding sources for informatics
* National specificities: some examples
* Success in attracting funding: strategies that work
* Experience reports from successfully funded researchers
The session will follow the ECSS keynote by *Prof. Carlo Ghezzi of the
Politecnico di Milano*, who will share his experience in obtaining an
Advanced Researcher Grant in the first ever call for contributions of
the European Research Council.
Three short invited presentations are planned for this session. The
featured speakers are: *Luciano Baresi *(Politecnico di Milano, Italy),
*Patrick Furrer* (Euresearch, Switzerland), *Jan Gruntorad* (CESNET,
The session will be co-chaired by Luciano Baresi and Elisabetta Di Nitto.
*_FUTURE OF EUROPEAN SCIENTIFIC SOCIETIES IN INFORMATICS_*
Many scientific societies exist in informatics and more generally ICT
(Information and Communication Technologies) in Europe, often with
prestigious histories. Some are country-based, others cover all of
Europe with a focus on a certain community or sub-discipline. The
situation is quickly evolving, and there is a widespread realization
that the ICT community needs to join forces at the European level.
As a step towards this goal, the European Computer Science Summit in
Prague will include a special session gathering presidents of major
existing societies, as well as representatives from EU and other
governmental bodies. The purpose is both to assess the current situation
of scientific societies, with their strengths and weaknesses, and to
examine future evolution.
A discussion panel including presidents and representatives of the major
societies will follow the keynote by *Franco Accordino* from the
Emerging Technologies and Infrastructures Directorate of the *European
Commission*. Among the panelists: *Vasile Baltac* (/CEPIS/), *Imrich
Chlamtac* (/CreateNet/), *Wendy Hall* (/ACM/), *Keith Jeffery*
(/ERCIM/), *Jens Knoop* (/EAPLS/), *Bertrand Meyer* (/Informatics
Europe/) and *Burkhard Monien* (/EATCS/).
The session will be co-chaired by Profs. Christine Choppy and Jan van
Beyond these two, other possible *TOPICS* for submitted papers include
** Major trends in informatics research and education.
* Relationship of informatics researchers and educators with
* Research funding: issues, experience reports, policy.
* Image of the discipline, student enrollment.
* Infrastructure to support informatics research and education.
* Issues in research and education policy.
* Experience reports on educational techniques for informatics.
* Research organization for informatics.
* Research careers in informatics, researcher evaluation.
* Country-specific issues.*
In connection with the conference location, papers emphasizing issues
and solutions of particular relevance to Central and Eastern Europe are
*Papers submitted in response to the present call will be selected for
short (30 min) presentations in the program.*
*_How to Submit_*_* you Contribution*_ *[Deadline: 31 of July 2010,
Papers can be submitted as either:
* Extended abstracts (up to 3 pages)
* Full papers (up to 12 pages)
Each submission should state to which of these categories it belongs. It
should be single-spaced, one-column, with minimum 11-pt font.
All submissions should be provided in PDF format on the conference
**Notification to authors: 25 of August 2010
Registration to the conference is now open:
Deadline reduced fees: *31 of July 2010*, 19:00 (CET)
Informatics Europe and the ECSS 2010 Organizing Committee
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