European Computer Science Summit 2017#

Date: 23-25 October 2017
Venue: Lisbon, Portugal

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ECSS 2017 with the central theme: Informatics Connects! will be held in Lisbon, Portugal, 23-25th October 2017, hosted by the NOVA University of Lisbon.

The annual Summit is the only place, where leaders and decision makers in Informatics research and education in Europe gather to debate strategic themes and trends related to research, education and policies in Informatics.

Workshop of the Academia Europaea Informatics section members#

12:30-13:30 Arrival of AE-I members and joint lunch (with IE & ERCIM)
13:30-16:30 Workshop sessions
16:30-17:00 Break (at same time as other events)
17:00-18:00/18:30 Workshop sessions
19:00 Joint Welcome reception

3 colleagues will give statements (with each 30 minutes) on their activities which all (could) interface with AE-I activities:#

Lynda Hardmantalks about Informatics Europe and their current activities and strategy. This would explain the current (permanent) working groups and other temporary initiatives. The membership is departmental based. Permanent: Education (annual award), Women in Informatics (annual award), Ethics (still developing, but there is interest together with ACM Europe), Lobbying (not yet started) Temporary: Evaluating Informatics Research Informatics Europe works with ACM Europe and ERCIM on issues of common interest.

Domenico Laforenza talks about the same topics from the ERCIM perspective. ERCIM membership is also institute/department based. They organise the Cor Baayen young researcher award and have strong interests in open access.

Wendy Hall talks about the ACM Europe Council. She has chaired the council for the last two years and will be also a speaker at the main conference in Lisbon. There are "issues" with ACM being perceived as USA-centric, but Wendy is very aware of these issues and is trying to benefit "Informatics in Europe" through the strengths of ACM. ACM membership is individual. They are trying to get more European members to become ACM Fellows and other higher grades.

Discussions after the talks could be based around

  • where does AE-I want to become involved with existing initiatives and
  • where should we start new ones and who should be involved

The purpose of this meeting is mainly gathering of facts and a better joint understanding of the context in which AE-I operates. After the presentations the AE-I members will continue to discuss our own strategy and plans.

Schahram Dustdar
Chair of the Informatics section of Academia Europaea


You can register for the workshop for 100 EUR which covers the lunch/break meals and room etc. and of course you can also register for the main conference, should your schedule allow that. Registration

Further information about the workshop: Schahram Dustdar,

Main Conference#

Pre-Summit Workshop#

Learn directly from your peers. Share best practices, common challenges and proven strategies for the management of research and education in Informatics at the popular Pre-Summit Workshop for Deans and Department Heads.


ECSS speakers are always amongst the world`s most distinguished academics, industry leaders and decision makers in the field. The event never fails to inspire and stimulate the audience.

Several of the speakers are members of Academia Europaea: Kurt Mehlhorn, Wendy Hall, Pierre Dillenbourg and Marie-Paule Cani.


Meet some of the leading decision makers in Informatics research and education, and discuss the critical issues of the discipline. Build valuable relationships with departments heads, deans and other leaders in the field.

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