[ecoop-info] ECSS 2015 - One month to go! Today Deadline Early Registration

Cristina Pereira cristina.pereira at informatics-europe.org
Tue Sep 15 14:03:26 CEST 2015

*11th European Computer Science Summit - ECSS 2015 
<http://www.informatics-europe.org/ecss/ecss-2015.html>*"Informatics in 
the future – in the year 2025"*
*13–14 October 2015, Vienna, Austria*

*Final Conference Program 
***Pre-Summit Workshops on 12 October 2015 

*Registration - Early Bird Deadline Today! 


Dear Colleagues,

With a little bit less than a month to go, *today is your last chance* 
to take advantage of the *early bird registration fee for the ECSS 2015* 
in Vienna, October 12-14.

Everything is lined up to make this once more an outstanding event that 
nobody with a stake in the future of Informatics in Europe can afford to 
miss. This year’s Summit features eminent speakers from amongst the 
world’s most distinguished academics and thought leaders in the field - 
  all adding their unique perspective on *"Informatics in the future"*. 
Topics such as ethics and societal impact, the identity of Informatics 
as a science in relation to other disciplines, funding and academic 
management matters etc will be debated during these three days by 
inspiring and influential speakers. In connection with the artistic and 
musical traditions of the host city Vienna, the conference will have 
very special opening and closing events this year. On Monday evening, 
ECSS participants will be invited to attend two talks at the ARTEMATICA 
2015, Wolfgang Pauli Lectures, an interdisciplinary event at the Vienna 
Künstlerhaus linking mathematics and computer science with the arts, in 
particular, with visual arts and music. On Wednesday evening, a special 
opera/keynote on the history of Ada Lovelace and the future of women in 
computing will be closing this year`s ECSS, which promises to be one of 
the most exciting ever.

Join us in Vienna to stay on top of what will shape the future of 

We are proud to announce the following ECSS 2015 keynote speakers:

  * Jean-Pierre Bourguignon, ERC
  * Dirk Brockmann, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin
  * Stefano Ceri, Politecnico di Milano
  * Jeroen van den Hoven, Delft University of Technology
  * Maarja Kruusmaa, Tallinn University of Technology
  * Bertrand Meyer, ETH Zurich
  * Dunja Mladenić,  University of Ljubljana
  * Reinhard Posch,  Graz University of Technology
  * Britta Schinzel, University of Freiburg
  * Matti Tedre, Stockholm University
  * Moshe Vardi, Rice University

**Visit the ECSS web site for the abstracts of their talks and 


* **On Monday, October 12, 2015, 9:00 - 16:30, two special Pre-Summit 
Workshops**will take place in conjunction with the ECSS 2015:**

  * Pre-summit Workshop for Deans, Department Chairs and Research
    Directors - Chair: Mehdi Jazayeri, University of Lugano
    Visit the workshop's webpage

  * Pre-Summit Workshop on Experiences and Practices in MOOCs - Chairs:
    Uwe Egly and Hilda Tellioglu, TU Wien
    Visit theworkshop's webpage


We warmly invite all participants to join two talks at the *ARTEMATICA 
2015 - Wolfgang Pauli Lectures* 
event**that will officially open the ECSS 2015 at the Künstlerhaus 
(House of Austrian Artists):

  *     17:00 - 18:00***Gerhard Widmer* (University of Linz, Austria)  -
    /"Con Espressione! Towards a New Level of Music Understanding in

  *    18:00 - 19:00***Peter Weibel* (Center for Art and Media
    Karlsruhe, Germany) - "/Gotthard Günther and the Digital Revolution"/

 From 19:00 onwards,  the ECSS 2015 welcome reception will be held, also 
at the Künstlerhaus.


* Register for the conference and Pre-Summit workshops at ECSS 

The deadline for early-bird registration for the conference is 
_*September 15*_.
The deadline for registration prior to arrival is Friday, *October 9, 2015*
Registration on-site is possible on Monday morning / afternoon, *October 
12*, and Tuesday morning, *October 13*, at the registration desk (cash 


  * ECSS 2015 will be held at TU Wien Main Building, Karlsplatz 13,
    1040, Vienna, Austria. 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
  * TU Wien has negotiated a special conference fare with Austrian
    Airlines that helps you save 15 % on your flights to Vienna during
    the ECSS 2015.  Learn more about this special offer
  * Details about accommodation can be found here

The ECSS 2015 is co-chaired by Carlo Ghezzi 
<http://home.deib.polimi.it/ghezzi/>, President of Informatics Europe, 
and Gerald Steinhardt 
Dean of Faculty of Informatics, TU Wien.
The Program Chairs are Hannes Werthner, 
<http://www.ec.tuwien.ac.at/%7Ewerthner/> Professor at the Faculty of 
Informatics, TU Wien and Frank van Harmelen 
<http://www.cs.vu.nl/%7Efrank.van.harmelen/>, Professor at the 
Department of Computer Science & The Network Institute, VU University 

Visit the ECSS 2015 web site 
<http://www.informatics-europe.org/ecss/ecss-2015.html> for all further 

We very much look forward to welcoming you in Vienna and hope to see 
many of you at the ECSS 2015!

Dr. Cristina Pereira
Secretary General
Informatics Europe
Sumatrastrasse 25
8006 Zurich, Switzerland
Phone: +41 44 558 8542
Cell: +41 77 455 2370

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