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[PVS] European Computer Science Summit 2009, Call for submissions






             EUROPEAN COMPUTER SCIENCE SUMMIT - ECSS 2009
                  5th Annual INFORMATICS-Europe Meeting

                       8-9 October 2009, Paris

                http://www.informatics-europe.org/ECSS09/

                         Call for Submissions

Informatics Europe is the association of (PhD granting-) Computer  
Science and
Informatics departments of universities and of top research  
laboratories in IT,
public and private, in the European region and neighbouring areas.

The 2009 Summit will be devoted to the many strategic issues in the  
development
of research and teaching in Computer Science/Informatics at the  
European level.
The theme of the 2009 Summit is:

Informatics among the Sciences - Scientific principles in Informatics

The Summit will consist of invited talks by prominent academics and
professionals, panels, and contributed talks. The Summit is the unique  
yearly
meeting place of heads of CS departments, faculties, academic and  
national
research institutes, and leaders of industry in the European software  
and IT
domain.

Submit your proposed contributed presentation

Informatics Europe invites position papers for presentation with views,
insights, theories, challenges and best practices. Contributions are  
sought on
all issues relevant to Computer Science/Informatics in Europe and ECSS  
2009 in
particular.

Possible topics include e.g.:

   * Impact of Informatics on other Sciences.
   * What fundamental researchs in Informatics will be useful for other
     Sciences ?
   * Informatics and ethics.
   * What do other Sciences need in Informatics: engineers or  
researchers ?
   * New problems in Informatics arising from other Sciences.
   * What is a pluridisciplinary researcher ? How is one formed ?
   * How to evaluate pluridisciplinary researches ?
   * Multi-disciplinary curricula: myth or reality ? At which level:  
bachelor,
     master, PhD ?


How to submit

To contribute to the Informatics Europe 2009 Summit program, submit an  
abstract
of your position paper by August 15th 2009. Submissions will be  
evaluated and
selected by the ECSS 2009 program committee on the basis of relevance  
to (and
capacity of) the program. Proposals may aim at a 20 minutes  
presentation or
demonstration, and should consist of an abstract containing:

   * A header with a clear title of your contribution, your name,  
position,
     and affiliation
   * A clear text/summary describing your contribution
   * A total size not exceeding two A4 pages

Submit your proposed contribution to ie-submissions@informatics-europe.org

Accepted position papers will be included in the web record of ECSS  
2009.
Program committee of ECSS 2009

   * Frédéric Benhamou , Université de Nantes
   * Christine Choppy , Paris 13, France
   * Gregor Engels , Paderborn, Germany
   * Victor Gergel , Nizhny-Novgorod, Russia
   * Hans-Ulrich Heiss , TU Berlin, Germany
   * Andrew McGettrick , Strathclyde, UK
   * Bertrand Meyer , ETH Zurich, Switzerland
   * Enrico Nardelli , Università di Roma "Tor Vergata" and GRIN
   * Rumen Nikolov , University of Sofia
   * Antoine Petit , INRIA, France (Chair)
   * Jørgen Staunstrup , IT U. of Copenhagen, Denmark
   * Letizia Tanca , Politecnico di Milano, Italy
   * Jan van Leeuwen , Utrecht, the Netherlands


Important dates

   * Abstract Submission: July 5th, 2009
   * Notifications: July 20th, 2009
   * Pre-Summit workshop for chairs and research leaders: October 7th,  
2009
   * ECSS 2009 Conference: October 8-9, 2009

Participation

ECSS 2009 is open to all heads (deans, chairs, directors, etc.) and  
deputy heads
of departments, institutes, laboratories, or comparable units in  
Computer
Science (Informatics, Information Technology etc.) from PhD granting
universities or research organizations in the European region. In  
addition, the
conference is open to authors of accepted abstracts. If you do not fit  
these
categories but would like to attend as an observer, please contact the
organizers of ECSS 2009. Examples of observers include representatives  
from
industry, government, university administration, and representatives  
from other
organizations with related aims in Europe and other regions.


We look forward to seeing you at the Informatics Europe ECSS 2009  
Summit!

======================
Antoine Petit

ECSS 2009
Program Committee Chair

Antoine.Petit@inria.fr