[ecoop-info] ECSS 2015 - 1st Call for Participation/Contributions
cristina.pereira at informatics-europe.org
Thu May 21 16:05:35 CEST 2015
*11th European Computer Science Summit - ECSS 2015 -*
*"Informatics in the future – in the year 2025"*
*13–14 October 2015, Vienna, Austria*
*Pre-Summit Workshops on 12 October 2015
*Deadline for Submissions: August 15, 2015*
*Notifications of Acceptance: September 7, 2015*
*Deadline for Early Registration: September 15, 2015*
The 11th European Computer Science Summit, ECSS 2015, is the meeting
place for anyone interested in issues of research, education, and policy
in Information and Computer Sciences. It 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 2015 will be held in Vienna, Austria, October 12-14, 2015, hosted
by the Faculty of Informatics, Vienna University of Technology (TU
Wien). The Summit is co-chaired by Carlo Ghezzi
<http://home.deib.polimi.it/ghezzi/>, President of Informatics Europe,
and Gerald Steinhardt
Dean of the Faculty of Informatics, TU Wien. The program chairs are
Hannes Werthner <http://www.ec.tuwien.ac.at/%7Ewerthner/>, Faculty of
Informatics, TU Wien and Frank van Harmelen
<http://www.cs.vu.nl/%7Efrank.van.harmelen/>, Department of Computer
Science & The Network Institute, VU University Amsterdam.
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 2015 brings together key constituencies:
•Heads (deans, chairs) of Informatics/Computer Science/IT departments
(schools, faculties, institutes) in universities
•Research directors and managers of research centers, institutes and
laboratories, both in public institutions and in industry
•Faculty and researchers from both academia and industry
•Members of funding agencies and government at the European, national,
regional, and local level.
•Experts, advisors and thinkers in numerous key topics like ethics, the
relation between Informatics and other sciences, the future of the
discipline and its influence in the academic world and society.
The central topic of the 2015 Summit is */"Informatics in the future –
in the year 2025”./* Informatics as the science behind IT has two faces:
Informatics "in itself", e.g. algorithm, design, information
presentation, programming languages, distribution aspects, complexity
issues; and Informatics "for others" and "behind others", being a tool
or methodological approach in other sciences and application fields. It
is pervasive and changes the world, with its artefacts and also its way
of thinking. Informatics is interdisciplinary quasi by nature, with
engineering, formal methods (logics, maths) and natural science based
approaches. These and other related topics will be discussed and
reflected on the Summit with a future 10 year perspective.
ECSS 2015 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. An advanced
list of speakers includes:
* Dirk Brockmann <http://rocs.hu-berlin.de/contact/> - Humboldt
* Stefano Ceri <http://dbgroup.como.polimi.it/ceri/>- Politecnico di
* Jeroen van den Hoven <http://jeroenvandenhoven.eu/> - Delft
University of Technology, The Netherlands
* Dunja Mladenic <http://ailab.ijs.si/dunja/> - Jozef Stefan
* Bertrand Meyer <http://se.ethz.ch/%7Emeyer/> - ETH Zurich, Switzerland
* Maarja Kruusmaa
- Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
* Matti Tedre <http://www.tedre.name/> - Stockholm University, Sweden
* Moshe Vardi <http://www.cs.rice.edu/%7Evardi/> - Rice University, USA
A few more speakers will be soon announced.
*Call for Position Papers - “The Future of Informatics and Informatics
of the Future”*
Informatics is transforming into a societal technology – raising
questions not only in research, but also technology and policy.ECCS 2015
<http://www.informatics-europe.org/ecss/ecss-2015.html> is an event to
discuss and determine the future of Informatics and the Informatics of
the future. To determine the spectrum of the opinions we call for
submission of position papers for the ECCS 2015.
We invite position statements including, but not restricted to, the
* Informatics and Society: What is the role of Informatics in society?
Should we influence policy? How should we influence policy? What is
the ethics of Informatics? Should we do everything with data because
we can?What should be ethical principles of researchers?
* The role of Informatics in the sciences: Is Informatics still just a
support science? Are we getting too fragmented?
* Research (group) and / or faculty of the future: How will computer
scientists have to evolve? Factors to consider are local vs. global,
mobility and connection, interdisciplinarity, problem vs. idea
driven, relation to industry (especially the big ones), funding
agencies and funding models (financial autonomy of universities and
/ or defined programs of agencies)
The position papers submitted will be screened, and if accepted, be
published on the Informatics Europe website as well as submitted as
CEUR-WS Proceedings. From the accepted position papers 10 submissions
will be invited for a poster presentation during the ECCS 2015
conference in Vienna.
*/Format and Submission Procedure/*
We invite 2-4 page submissions in the CS Proceedings and Other
Multiauthor Volumes Format from Springer (see
We request authors to provide the submission under the Creative Commons
Attribution (CC BY) license
(http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) and provide a statement to
reflect this into a footnote on the first page of the paper.
Please submit your position paper only via Easychair using the following
Submission Deadline:*15 August, 2015*
Paper and Poster acceptance: *7 September, 2015*
Please direct queries to /*Stefan Decker*/ (stefan.decker at gmail.com
<mailto:stefan.decker at gmail.com>).
ECSS 2015 is hosted by the Faculty of Informatics
<http://www.informatik.tuwien.ac.at/english>, Vienna University of
Technology (TU Wien) and will be held in Vienna, Austria, at TU Wien
Main Building, Karlsplatz 13, 1040, Vienna. The University Main Building
is located close to the historic center of Vienna and a few meters away
from the Vienna Opera House, the Karl Church and the subway station
Karlsplatz. See more details here.
Vienna can be reached by place, train, bus from all main European
cities. The Vienna International Airport (IATA: VIE, ICAO: LOWW)
(German: Flughafen Wien-Schwechat), is located 18 kilometers (11 miles)
southeast of Vienna. It is often referred to as Schwechat, the name of
the nearby town. See here more details on how to reach the venue.
Please note that the local organizers of ECSS 2015 have negotiated with
*Austrian Airlines a "Special Conference Fare" to save 15 % on your
flights to Vienna during the ECSS 2015*. See here further information on
how to benefit from this special offer
*/Come join this exciting and important event in the field of
Informatics and participate by submitting your contribution!/*
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