[ecoop-info] ECSS 2010 - Call for participation

Cristina Pereira cristina.pereira at informatics-europe.org
Wed Jul 14 14:36:50 CEST 2010

6th European Computer Science Summit - ECSS 2010
11-13 of October 2010 - Prague, Czech Republic/*

The ECSS 2010, with this year theme*/ Informatics: The Changing 
Landscape/*, is now 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.

Like its predecessors, ECSS is the meeting place for anyone interested 
in issues of research, education and policy in Informatics. For the 
first time, ECSS moves to the Eastern half of the continent and will 
take place in Prague, the capital of Czech Republic. The speakers are an 
impressive group of world-class researchers who will present their 
latest advances and debate the future of the field. Our select list 
includes: Moshe Vardi, Carlo Ghezzi, Alfred Spector, Sabine Kruspig, Jan 
Sedivy, Hannu Tenhunen,  Andrey Terekhov. The ECSS 2010 also counts with 
two special workshops - Workshop for Department Chairs and Research 
Directors and EQANIE Workshop - on October 11. The program will include 
presentations of papers submitted in response to the present call.

Possible topics for submitted papers include (non-exhaustive list):

     * 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 
particularly welcome.

*_Registration & Contributions_*

Contributions can be submitted at: 
Deadline: 31 of July 2010, 19:00 (CET)
Notification to authors: 25 of August 2010

Registration to the conference is now open: 
Deadline reduced fees: 31 of July 2010, 19:00 (CET)

*_Special Sponsorship for Eastern European Participants

_*Thanks to a generous grant from Google, participants from Universities 
of Eastern European countries are eligible to a special sponsorship that 
will cover the main conference fee and two-nights of accommodation in 
the conference hotel.
For details about the sponsorship and how to apply please visit: 


The European Computer Science Summit 2010 will take place in Prague at 
the Diplomat Hotel.The 4-star Diplomat Hotel Prague is one of the 
largest hotels in the city. It is renowned for its excellent conference 
and event facilities. Surrounded mainly by diplomatic residences and 
located close to Prague castle, to the historical city center and to the 
international airport, the hotel constitutes the perfect place for 
business as well as city travelers.

Prague is an UNESCO World Heritage site and among the most beautiful and 
enchanting places in the world. Many famous historical monuments are 
within walking distance from the Diplomat Hotel, whilst others are 
easily accessible using the public transportation system. The pictures 
below show two magnificent sites of the city, the shore of the Vltava 
River and a panoramic view of the Prague Castle. Prague is filled with 
cultural, artistic and historical references and also a bustling city 
for the young and energetic, offering parks and recreational areas for 
those who want to escape from the busy city centre.

Come to join this exciting and important event in the field of 
Informatics and participate submitting your contribution!

Informatics Europe and the ECSS 2010 Organizing Committee

Prague- Castel

Vltava River

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