Informatics Europe Reports

Reports, publications and presentations from working groups and initiatives promoted by Informatics Europe are available here for download.

 Informatics Education in Europe: Institutions, Degrees, Students, Positions, Salaries — Key Data 2009-2014

This is the third edition of a report series on Informatics higher education in Europe. Encouraged by the community's enthusiastic reception of the first two editions, we have continued, updated, improved and enlarged the report's scope. As in the first editions we present a wealth of fundamental data, starting from a list of institutions awarding degrees in the field and continuing with student enrollments, degrees awarded, gender information, academic titles, as well as precise and much-needed data about academic salaries across European countries. This third edition has added a number of countries to those already covered. Thanks to the active participation of new collaborators the report now covers Greece, Latvia and Spain in addition to the countries in the previous edition (Austria, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Switzerland, UK, Turkey, and France for salaries). As in the second edition we also present data about Universities of Applied Sciences for countries where such institutions exist distinct from traditional Universities.

We continue to provide the community with the precise and objective information that is indispensable for understanding the field and making informed, effective policy decisions. You can download the report by clicking on the link below:

 


 

Informatics Education in Europe: Institutions, Degrees, Students, Positions, Salaries — Key Data 2008-2013

This is the second edition of a report series on Informatics higher education in Europe. Encouraged by the community's enthusiastic reception of the first edition, we have continued, updated, improved and enlarged the report's scope. As in the first edition we present a wealth of fundamental data, starting from a list of institutions awarding degrees in the field and continuing with student enrollments, degrees awarded, gender information, academic titles, as well as precise and much-needed data about academic salaries across European countries. The second edition has added a number of countries including now Austria, Ireland and Turkey in addition to the original countries (Denmark, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Switzerland, and France for salaries). Data from University of Applied Sciences, for the countries where such institutions exist distinct from traditional Universities, is also now included and a new section with detailed description of the different education systems creates a even richer picture of the status of Informatics higher education in Europe.

We continue to provide the community with the precise and objective information that is indispensable for understanding the field and making informed, effective policy decisions. You can download the report by clicking on the link below:


More Women in Informatics Research and Education

This booklet is a first concrete outcome of the Informatics Europe Working Group focusing on gender balance in Information and Communication Sciences and Technologies.

Endorsed by the European Commission, this handy guide is a compact resource for deans and heads of departments with clear and simple best practices to increase the participation of women in their institutions, both as students and as employees. Many tips were gathered directly from colleagues in leading academic positions who have successfully implemented actions that attract more women and ensure their continued participation in their organisation.

 


Informatics Education in Europe: Institutions, Degrees, Students, Positions, Salaries — Key Data 2008-2012

This report is the first comprehensive attempt to document the state of higher education in informatics (computer science) in Europe. Based on information from representative countries, it presents a wealth of fundamental data, starting from a list of institutions awarding degrees in the field and continuing with student enrollments, degrees awarded with gender information, academic titles, as well as precise and much-needed data about academic salaries across European countries. You can download the report by clicking on the link below:

 


The Role and Relevance of Experimentation in Informatics

This paper is based on the contributions to the Workshop on the Role and Relevance of Experimentation in Informatics, collocated with the 8th European Computer Science Summit (ECSS 2012) of Informatics Europe, November 19th 2012, Barcelona.

What does it mean to do experiments in informatics? Does it make sense to 'import' traditional principles of experimentation from classical disciplines into the field of computing and information processing? How should experiments be documented? These and other questions and recommendations are carefully discussed in the report. To download it click on the link below:

 


  Informatics Doctorates in Europe - Some Facts and Figures

This report describes the findings and conclusions of an investigation, carried out for the ECSS 2012 in Barcelona, where the quality of Informatics doctorates in Europe was discussed.

 


 Joint Informatics Europe and ACM Europe Report on Informatics Education in Europe

A joint working group by Informatics Europe and ACM Europe produced in April 2013 a landmark report on Informatics Education in Europe: "Europe cannot afford to miss the boat". As Michael Gove, the UK Education Secretary, declared on 11 January 2012: Imagine the dramatic change which could be possible in just a few years... Instead of children bored out of their minds being taught how to use Word and Excel by bored teachers, we could have 11-year-olds able to write simple 2D computer animations… By 16, they could have an understanding of formal logic previously covered only in university courses and be writing their own apps for smartphones.

This report identifies problems and suggest operational recommendations for policy and decision makers to make this dream a reality.

You can download the report by clicking on the link below.

 


Future of the European Scientific Societies in Informatics

At the ECSS 2010 in Prague a panel with representatives from ACM Europe, CEPIS, EAI, ERCIM, EAPLS, EATCS and Informatics Europe was convened to discuss the current situation and future prospects of the European scientific societies in Informatics. The panel decided to move from vision to action and extend the discussion on the actual form, mission and realization of a "strong but low overhead" platform for cooperative activity among the ICST societies. On March 17, 2011 the panel reconvened in extended form to discuss the options for an actual format for the cooperative activity among ICST societies and for possible concrete steps towards the creation of a platform for collaboration. A task group was formed to study and develop a blueprint for an "open" platform organization for closer contact and cooperation among these societies in Europe. Here you can dowload the reports with all the details of this important strategic activity lead by Informatics Europe:

 


Research Evaluation for Computer Science

Report published in the Communications of the ACM detailing the evaluation of research in computer science. There are two versions of the report available:

 


Student Enrollment and Image of the Informatics Discipline

Report describing the results of the working group  on "Student Enrollment and Image of the Discipline" created to collect insights on these issues and to come up with a document that advises the Informatics community on the state of the problem and on possible measures that could be taken to resolve it.

 


European Computer Science Takes its Fate in its Own Hands

Report on the first ECSS and the background behind Informatics Europe published in the Communications of the ACM. There are two versions of the report available:

 


Presentations