[ecoop-info] ECSS 2011 - Call for Participation/Submissions

Cristina Pereira cristina.pereira at informatics-europe.org
Wed May 18 15:27:16 CEST 2011

Dear Colleagues,

We are proud to announce the 7th European Computer Science Summit - ECSS 
2011- that will be held in Milan, Italy, from 7-9 November 2011.

The first call for submissions can be found below. For more details 
about the conference visit the website: http://www.ecss2011.polimi.it.

We look forward to your participation in the conference and to meet you 
in Milan in November!

Best regards,

Informatics Europe and the ECSS 2011 Organizing Committee

P.S. Our apologize to those  receiving multiple message about this call.

*7th Annual Informatics-Europe Meeting - ECSS 2011*
/*Informatics Transforming Society*

/8--9 November 2011, Milan, Italy
Pre-summit workshops on 7 November 2011

The 7th European Computer Science Summit, ECSS 2011, is a unique 
opportunity to meet some of the leading decision makers in informatics 
research and education, and discuss the critical issues of the 
discipline. ECSS 2011 is the yearly conference of Informatics Europe and 
will be held at the Politecnico di Milano, in the heart of one of the 
most exciting cities in the world, filled with culture, art and innovation.

The Summit is devoted to important and timely strategic issues and 
trends regarding all aspects of informatics: education, research, 
funding, entrepreneurship, management, career development, and policies. 
ECSS 2011 brings together key constituencies:

.    Heads (or deans, chairs etc.) of informatics/computer science/IT 
departments (or schools, faculties etc.) in universities.
.    Research directors and managers of research centers and 
laboratories, both in public institutions and in industry.
.    Senior faculty and senior researchers from both academia and industry.
.    Members of funding agencies at the European, national, regional, 
and local level.
.    Experts and advisors in technology transfer and innovation.

The particular theme of ECSS 2011 is /*Informatics Transforming 
Society*/. Recent events have shown more clearly than ever the 
transformative power of information technologies; ECSS 2011 will enable 
researchers, educators, managers and other experts in the field to 
assess the consequences of our discipline and discuss the best ways of 
enabling informatics to make its best possible contribution to the 
progress of society.

*_Invited Speakers_*

ECSS will feature keynote talks by some of the most prominent academics 
and researchers from Europe and elsewhere, who will present their latest 
advances and debate the future of the field. A partial list includes:

.    Stefano Ceri  - Politecnico di Milano
.    Willem Jonker - EIT ICT Labs
.    Miron Livny - University of Wisconsin-Madison
.    John Mylopoulos - University of Trento
.    Xavier Serra - Universidad Pompeu Fabra
.    John White - CEO of the ACM

Other names will be added.


ECSS 2011 is soliciting contributions on topics of interest to its 
intended audience, including (but not limited to) the following list:

.    Major trends in informatics research and education.
.    Relationship of informatics researchers and educators with governments.
.    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.

Of particular relevance are contributions directly related to the theme 
of ECSS 2011: Informatics Transforming Society. In particular, 
contributions examining the effect of technology and the way to make 
them beneficial are welcome.

*_Important Dates_*

All submissions must arrive before 20 July 2011, 23:59pm Central 
European Time. Early submission is encouraged. Author notifications will 
be sent by 5 September 2011.

*_Contributions and Registrations_*

Position papers can be submitted in either of the following forms:

.    Extended abstracts (up to 3 pages)
.    Full papers (up to 12 pages)

Each submission should state in the first page to which of these 
categories it belongs, as well as the title, authors and affiliation. 
Format guidelines: A4 format, 11-pt Arial font type, single-space, 
one-column and 2 cm margins.

All contributions should be submitted as PDF format in the conference 
submission site: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ecss20110

.    Deadline: 20 July 2011
.    Author's Notification: 5 September 2011

Registrations to the conference will open on 20 June 2011, while the 
deadline for early registration is on 15 September 2011.


All accepted papers will be made available to the conference attendees 
and on the Informatics Europe site (http://www.informatics-europe.org).


The European Computer Science Summit 2011 will be held in Milan, Italy, 
in the main campus "Leonardo" of the Politecnico di Milano. The Leonardo 
Campus is the oldest of the Politecnico di Milano's campuses and was 
inaugurated in 1927 in the Piazza Leonardo da Vinci. The campus has 
since been expanded has given rise to a university quarter known as 
"Città Studi". ECSS will be held in the South Building of the Leonardo 
Campus, located near the city centre with easy access by public 
Milan is an exciting, cosmopolitan, attractive, multi-faceted, elegant 
city. As Italy's economical center, Milan is an intriguing mix of 
culture, science, art, fashion and business. Milan is an international 
centre of research and technology, the capital of fashion and design, a 
temple of music, and the custodian of an artistic striking heritage.

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

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