5th Annual INFORMATICS-Europe Meeting 8-9 October 2009, Paris With a pre-summit workshop for Department Chairs and Research Directors on 7 October, 2009
ECSS 2009 is the 2009 Summit of ALL CURRENT AND PROSPECTIVE members of Informatics Europe, the organization of leading faculties, department and research institutes in Computer Science and Informatics Departments and Research Institutes in Europe. The 2009 Summit will be devoted to the current issues of common interest and urgency for the scientific and strategic positioning of our field.
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.
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 2009 Summit are
The European Computer Science Summit 2009 is the 5th annual event of Informatics Europe. The Summit is intended for: all leaders (deans, chairpersons, heads, research directors) of Departments (Schools, Faculties, Institutes, Chairs) of Computer Science (or Informatics, Informatique, Information Technology, Computing, Computer Engineering etc) in PHD-GRANTING Universities and leading research institutes (in Academia, Business, or Industry) in the European region.
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.
As a special feature of ECSS 2009, ACM will for the first time host a special event in conjunction with Informatics Europe in honor of the achievements of European computer science. The reception (on October 8, followed by the ECSS banquet) will recognize European Turing Award winners and ACM fellows. It will be hosted by the ACM President, Professor Dame Wendy Hall from the University of Southampton, and the Chair of the ACM Europe Council, Fabrizio Gagliardi from Microsoft Research Europe, and will be attended by many luminaries of computer science. This is the first time ACM hosts such a high-profile event outside of the US and it promises to be a memorable evening.
The European Computer Science Summit 2009 will take place in Paris, in the Hotel Ibis Paris Berthier Porte de Clichy. We suggest to stay in the very same hotel, which is located a short walk from Montmartre in the north of Paris (Sacré Coeur, Butte Montmartre), close to the Champs Elysées and Palais des Congrès. There are 688 air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi access, including 7 suitable for people with reduced mobility.
There are also two restaurants, a bar, an indoor car park, and a fitness center with swimming pool and sauna.
Since this is a quite busy period for hotels in Paris, you are required to reserve your room early, the latest on September 22nd.
To make sure that you are registered as ECSS09 participants please do so by sending an email to Ms Amandine Lam
firstname.lastname@example.org and don't forget to mention your attendance to the Informatics Europe event.
The European Computer Science Summit 2009 will take place in Paris, in the Hotel Ibis Paris Berthier Porte de Clichy.
We recommend travelling to the hotel by either taxi or metro. More detailed instructions can be found on the location information portion of the hotel's website. Additional public transit information (route planning, route maps) can be found on the RATP site.