ECSS 2017

12th–13th October 2010, Prague, Czech Republic
With pre-summit workshops on 11th October 2010


Prague, St. Nicolas Church. Image by Petr Novak, Wikipedia, (c) Creative Commons, CC-BY-SA.
Prague, St. Nicolas Church


“Informatics: The Changing Landscape”

ECSS 2010 is the 2010 Summit of deans, department chairs and senior faculty of leading European Computer Science and Informatics faculties, departments, research institutes and laboratories. Like its predecessors, ECSS 2010 is the meeting place for anyone interested in issues of research, education and policy in informatics. For the first time in its history, ECSS moves to the Eastern half of the continent and takes place in Prague, one of the most beautiful cities in the world, filled with cultural, artistic and historical references.

Informatics (Computer Science/Computing) is the discipline of the future: the key to many new developments in science, innovations in industry, and novel services in the information society. Yet, the impact and expectation of ICT pose great challenges to all faculties, departments and research institutes in Informatics worldwide.

Our program

As for the previous Summits, the program consists of special invited talks, workshops, panels and other interactive sessions devoted to common issues, problems and proposals.

Special features of the 2010 Summit are as follows:

  • Pre-summit workshop for Department chairs and Research Directors led by Jørgen Staunstrup on 11th October 2010
  • Pre-summit EQANIE workshop led by Hans-Ulrich Heiß, again on 11th October 2010
  • Special focus on: “Informatics: The Changing Landscape”
  • Submitted talks on “Informatics: The Changing Landscape” by colleagues from all over Europe (see the Call for Submissions)

Featured speakers

  • Franco Accordino, European Commission
  • Luciano Baresi, Politecnico di Milano
  • Patrick Furrer, Euresearch (Switzerland)
  • Carlo Ghezzi, ERC advanced investigator grant recipient, Politecnico di Milano,
  • Jan Gruntorád, CESNET (Czech Republic)
  • Wendy Hall, 2008-2010 president of the ACM, University of Southampton
  • Sabine Kruspig, Director of the computer section, European Patent Office
  • Leslie Lamport, Microsoft Research
  • Jan Sedivy, former director, IBM Research Czech Republic and Technical Leading Manage, Google
  • Alfred Spector, VP of Research and Special Initiatives, Google
  • Andrey Terekhov, St. Petersburg State University and Director, Tercom
  • Moshe Vardi, editor-in-chief of communications of the ACM, Rice University (US)



The ECSS audience includes anyone with a stake in the future of Information Technology research and education in Europe. Traditionally, many department heads, directors of both industrial and academic labs, and other decision makers make up a substantial share of ECSS participants.


Special Sponsorship for Eastern European Participants

Informatics Europe is proud to announce the availability of a limited number of sponsorships for attendance at the ECSS 2010, made possible by a generous grant from Google encouraging the participation of universities from Eastern European countries. The sponsorships will cover approximately 40 participants and are available first-come, first-served. They include the full registration fee of ECSS (including proceedings, lunches, conference dinner and all other ECSS activities, except pre-conference workshops) as well as accommodation in the conference hotel for two nights. Eligible participants are faculty members from universities in Eastern European countries (the list of eligible countries appears below).

Informatics Europe and the organizing committee of ECSS 2010 would like to thank Google for this generous incentive and hope to count with a broad audience from Easter European countries.

How to benefit from the special Eastern European Sponsorship:

  • Register before July 31 at the Registration page
  • Check the box "Requesting Special Eastern European Sponsorship" on the registration form

You will be notified of acceptance by August 15. For any questions, please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

List of eligible countries: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Republic of Macedonia, Russian Federation, Ukraine.


What is the purpose of the European Computer Science Summit?

  • To create an international network of deans, heads of departments, and research directors in Informatics.
  • To provide a forum for discussion and the exchange of solutions and best practices on common issues.
  • To examine ways in which deans, department heads, and research directors in Informatics can work together to improve teaching and research, implement the Bologna process, can influence the policies of their universities, governments and the EU, and take joint initiatives on many other issues.
  • To provide a liaison with other groups pursuing relevant interests, such as the CRA in the US.

The successful 2007 Summit (ECSS 2007), 2008 Summit (ECSS 2008) and 2009 Summit (ECSS 2009) were held respectively in Berlin, in Zürich and in Paris.