[ecoop-info] ECSS 2016 - Early Bird registration ends 15 September

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Tue Sep 6 09:33:21 CEST 2016

12th European Computer Science Summit - ECSS 2016

"Informatics Driving the Digital World"
25–26 October 2016, Budapest, Hungary

Conference Program

Pre-Summit Workshop For Deans and Department Heads - 24 October 2016 

Registration -  Early Bird deadline ends 15 Sept

Dear Colleagues,

The ECSS 2016 in Budapest, hosted by the Faculty of Informatics, Eötvös 
Loránd University, Budapest, is less than two months away.  To take 
advantage of the early bird registration fee, please don't forget to 
register by 15 September!

Everything is lined up to make this once more an inspiring event, with 
prominent speakers and distinguished academics sharing their insights on 
this year's central theme: /"Informatics Driving the Digital World"/.

Worldwide, efforts are multiplying towards digitising all aspects of 
life and work in modern society. The world simply becomes digital. 
People communicate and connect over social digital media; economic and 
political decisions are based on analysing digital data; mobility is 
supported by digital devices; manufacturing is based on cyber-physical 
systems; health systems are using globally interconnected knowledge 
bases, etc. Informatics and Information Technology are at the core of 
all these endeavours. New insights in theory and practice of Informatics 
are fueling the innovative progress in each of these application areas. 
With progress also come heightened expectations. Stakeholders expect 
systems to become safer, more complex, more performing, more affordable, 
and more easily accessible. This opens a rare and remarkable opportunity 
for Informatics -as a basic science and as an application field-  to 
leverage its in-depth knowledge to advance theory and practice, and 
policy. Although existing information technologies have tremendous 
potential to drive the digital world, significant challenges will need 
to be overcome for them to fully realize this potential.

ECSS 2016 will focus on the challenges for the Informatics discipline in 
driving the digital world. We are proud that the following keynote 
speakers will address the topic, offering food for thought in state of 
the art lectures and engaging panel discussions:

    * Erika Ábrahám, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
    * Jan Bosch, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
    * Manfred Broy, TU Munich, Germany
    * Anthony Finkelstein, The Alan Turing Institute, UK
    * Roland Jakab, Ericsson, Hungary
    * Willem Jonker, EIT Digital, Belgium
    * Laura Kovács, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
    * Domenico Laforenza, ERCIM, Italy
    * Patricia Lago, VU Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    * László Palkovics, Ministry of Higher Education, Hungary
    * Alexander Wolf,  University of California Santa Cruz, USA

For more details on the program, please visit ECSS 2016 Program.

For speakers` bios and abstracts, please visit the ECSS 2016 Speakers 
<http://www.informatics-europe.org/ecss/program/speakers.html> .


On Monday, 24 October 2016, 9:30 - 17:30, the traditional Pre-Summit 
Workshop for Deans and Department Heads will take place, chaired by 
Mehdi Jazayeri, University of Lugano. This year's focus is on "Working 
in a multidisciplinary environment: opportunities and pitfalls".

    * Visit the workshop's webpage.


To learn more about the different events & fees, and to register please 
visit ECSS 2016 Registration. 

    * The early bird deadline for discounted fees ends 15 September, 2016.


Preliminary block bookings have been made at a number of hotels close to 
the conference venue for the period of 23-26 October. The Organising 
Secretariat has negotiated favourable prices for ECSS 2016 participants. 
Please make reservations directly with the hotels, using the reservation 
link or booking forms provided on the *ECSS website*. 

Please note that October is a peak tourist and business season in 
Budapest, so please make your reservation as early as possible 
considering the reservation deadline.

    * To make use of the block bookings, the *reservation deadline is 14
      or 23 September,* depending on the hotel. Passed the deadline, the
      hotel reserves the right to confirm bookings subject to availability.

For practical information about the venue, traveling and accommodation, 
please visit the ECSS 2016 website 

The ECSS 2016 is co-chaired by Lynda Hardman, President of Informatics 
Europe, and Zoltán Horváth, Dean of Faculty of Informatics, Eötvös 
Loránd University.
The Program Chairs are Gregor Engels, University of Paderborn, and 
László Monostor, MTA SZTAKI, Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

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