ECSS 2017

Conference Program

Oct. 24            Oct. 25             Oct. 26

The slides of most talks are available for download in the program below.

Venue:  Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) - Lágymányosi Campus (Danube Riverside University Campus) - Pázmány Péter sétány, 1117 Budapest. Download the PDF with more information on the venue including maps.

Workshop: 1/A. Pázmány Péter sétány (North Building), Room 21, floor 7
Welcome Reception: 1/C. Pázmány Péter sétány (South Building), Main Aula
Main Conference: 1/C. Pázmány Péter sétány (South Building), Room 0.803

Monday, 24 October 2016

9:00-17:30  Pre-Summit Workshop for Deans and Department Heads

18:00  ECSS 2016 Welcome Reception

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

8:15-09:00  Registration

09:00-09:10  Welcome and Introduction

  • Lynda Hardman, Zoltán Horváth (ECSS 2016 Chairs)
  • Gregor Engels (ECSS 2016 Program Chair)

09:10-09:25  Welcome Address

  • László Palkovics, State Secretary, Ministry of Education, Hungary
             "Digital Transformation: Challenges and Solutions in Computer Science Education"

09.25-10.55  Session 1 "The Computer Science Societies Perspective"

Session Chair: Enrico Nardelli, Università di Roma "Tor Vergata"

  • 09.25-10.10  Alexander Wolf, Past ACM President
            "Professional Societies in Computing: An Anachronism or an Anchor?"  [Slides]
  • 10.10-10.55  Domenico Laforenza, ERCIM
            "The Role of Informatics Societies in Contributing to the Scientific, Social and Economic Growth in Europe" [Slides]

10.55-11.25  Coffee Break

11:25-12:55  Session 2 "The Research and Policy Perspective"

Session Chair: Hans-Ulrich Heiß, TU Berlin

  • 11:25-12:10 – Anthony Finkelstein, The Alan Turing Institute
            "Working in Government: From Research to Policy"   [no slides used]
  • 12:10-12:55 - Erika Ábrahám, RWTH Aachen
            "The Power of Satisfiability Checking"  [Slides]

12:55-14:00  Lunch

14:00-15:30  Session 3 "The Future Perspective"

Session Chair: Leszek Pacholski, TU Wroclaw

  • 14:00-14:45 - Manfred Broy, TU Munich
            "How Does the Digital Transformation Affect Informatics as a Scientific Discipline?"  [Slides]
  • 14:45-15:30 – Jan Bosch, Chalmers University of Technology
            "The Future is Already Here – It’s Just Not Distributed Evenly"  [Slides]

15:30-16:00  Coffee Break

16:00-17:00  Panel “Informatics Driving the Digital World – Really?”

Panel Chair: Markus Püschel, ETH Zurich

  • Panelists: Erika Ábrahám, Jan Bosch, Manfred Broy, Anthony Finkelstein, Domenico Laforenza, Alexander Wolf

17:00-17:45  Special Session Informatics Europe Activities

Session Chair: Cristina Pereira, Informatics Europe

  • 17:00-17:20 Committee on European Computing Education (CECE) - Jan Vahrenhold/ Michael Caspersen [Slides]
  • 17:20-17:25 Working Group Women in Informatics Research and Education - Lynda Hardman  [Slides]
  • 17:25-17:35 Report Key Data Informatics Education in Europe - Cristina Pereira  [Slides]
  • 17:35-17:45 EQANIE Goals and Activities: the Euro-Inf Quality Label - Eduardo Vendrell [Slides]

17:45-18:30  Informatics Europe Annual General Assembly

Session Chairs: Lynda Hardman (President), Cristina Pereira (Secretary General)

19:00-22:00  Conference Dinner: Sightseeing tour with dinner on boat 'Sirona'. 19:00: Meeting point in 1/C. Pázmány Péter sétány (South Building), Danube gate. Maps will be available at the registration desk.


Wednesday, 26 October 2016

08:30-09:00  Registration

09:00-10:30  Session 4 "The Software and Systems Engineering Perspective"

Session Chair: Hélène Kirchner, Inria

  • 09:00-09.30 - Patricia Lago, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
            "Software with a Sustainability Intent"  [Slides]
  • 09:30-10:00 - Laura Kovács, Vienna University of Technology
            "Automated Reasoning for Systems Engineering"  [Slides]
  • 10:00-10:30 – Willem Jonker, EIT Digital

            "Innovations Driving the Digital Transformation"

10:30-11:00  Coffee Break 

11:00-12:15  Informatics Europe ERCIM Awards Ceremony 2016 - Public Session

Session Chairs: Lynda Hardman (Informatics Europe), Domenico Laforenza (ERCIM)

2016 Best Practices in Education Award (sponsored by Microsoft Research)

1st Minerva Informatics Equality Award (sponsored by Google)

ERCIM Cor Baayen Award Ceremony (sponsored by ERCIM)

  • Winner Announcement - Domenico Laforenza, President ERCIM
  • Talk by Winner   [Slides]

12:15-13:30  Lunch Break

13:30-14:45  Session 5 "Challenges of Digitalization"

Session Chair: Gregor Engels, University of Paderborn

  • 13:30-14:00 - Roland Jakab, Ericsson
            "Transformative Power of ICT"  [Slides]
  • 14:00-14:20 - Ivica Crnkovic, Gordana Dodic-Crnkovic, Chalmers University

               "Digitalization as a strategic choice at University - Challenges in Research and Education"  [Slides]

  • 14:20-14:45 - Attila Ferik, GE Health
            "Healthcare Digital Transformation"  [Slides]

14:45-15:15  Coffee Break

15:15-16:15  Panel “Research Evaluation”

Panel Chair: Manuel Hermenegildo, IMDEA Software Institute and Universidad Politécnica de Madrid [Intro Slides] [Position Slides]

  • Panelists: Lynda Hardman (CWI and Utrecht University), Mike Hicks (University of Maryland), Hélène Kirchner (INRIA) [Slides], Gianni Mecca (Università della Basilicata, Potenza) [Slides]

16:15-16:30 Closing Remarks



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