Call for Participation
The ECSS 2017, is calling the participation of the community and in particular of:
- Heads (deans, chairs) of Academic Informatics /Computer Science /IT Departments (Schools, Faculties, Institutes);
- Research Directors and Managers of Research Centres, Institutes and Labs, both in public institutions and in industry;
- Faculty members and researchers from both academia and industry;
- Members of funding and governmental agencies at European, national regional and local level;
- Experts, advisors and thinkers of numerous key issues like ethics, the relation between Informatics and other sciences, the discipline’s future and its influence on the academic world and society.
ECSS 2017 will be held in Lisbon, Portugal, October 23- 25, 2017 and will be hosted by the Universidade NOVA de Lisboa. The summit is co-chaired by Luís Caires Department of Informatics, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa and Lynda Hardman, Informatics Europe President, CWI and Utrecht University. The Program Chairs are José Fiadeiro, Department of Computer Science, Royal Holloway University of London and Markus Püschel, Department of Computer Science, ETH Zurich.
The Summit is devoted to important and timely strategic issues and trends regarding all aspects of Informatics, including research, education, entrepreneurship, funding, career development, management and policies.
This main theme of the 2017 Summit is: Informatics Connects!
The ongoing digital revolution and globalization is deeply affecting education and research in Informatics, as well as the role that the domain plays in society.
On the one hand, Informatics is driving this digital revolution, creating a huge demand for specialized graduates and professionals. It is also contributing to developing innovative, fundamental approaches and tools for other disciplines: data-driven science, personalized medicine, manufacturing, architecture, finance and the creatives industries among others.
On the other hand, Informatics is a global discipline that remains largely unaffected by local or country-specific regulations. That is why education and talent-search know no boundaries, as we can see from the ever-increasing number of joint programmes, online courses (MOOCs) and the presence of major IT companies across all the globe.
A key challenge in education and university research for our discipline is to properly manage this increased “connectivity”.
ECSS 2017 will gather a selection of distinguished speakers to address the challenges that connectivity represents in its various forms; it will feature talks on selected “hot” topics, panel discussions and examples of successful stories.
An advanced list of speakers includes:
- Marie-Paule Cani, Ecole Polytechnique
- João Claro, Universidade do Porto
- Nuno Correia, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa
- Roberto Di Cosmo, INRIA - Université Paris Diderot
- Pierre Dillenbourg, EPFL
- Wendy Hall, University of Southampton
- Elham Kashefi, University of Edinburgh
- Michael Kölling, King’s College
- Kurt Mehlhorn, Max Planck Institute for Informatics and University of Saarland
More speakers to be announced soon. Follow the ECSS 2017 website for up to date information.
Pre-Summit Workshop for Deans and Department Heads
Every year, jointly with the ECSS main Summit, Informatics Europe organises a special Workshop for Deans and Heads of Informatics Departments to address specific challenges they encounter in their role. The workshop is a unique networking forum for leaders of Informatics institutions, and focuses on concrete issues and practical solutions.
This main theme of the 2017 Pre-Summit Workshop is: Teaching informatics for all! Visit the Pre-Summit Workshop Website for more information.