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About ERCIM News

ERCIM News is the magazine of ERCIM. It reports on joint actions of the ERCIM partners, and aims to reflect the contribution made by ERCIM to the European Community in Information Technology. Through short articles and news items, it provides a forum for the exchange of information between the institutes and also with the wider scientific community. ERCIM News is published quarterly. The printed edition of the current number has a circulation of about 9,000 copies.

ERCIM News is published by:

ERCIM EEIG, B.P. 93, F-06902 Sophia-Antipolis Cedex, France
E-mail: contact@ercim.eu

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All authors, as identified in each article, retain copyright of their work.

Director:

Jérôme Chailloux

Editorial board

Central Editor:
Peter Kunz (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Local Editors:

  • Austria: Erwin Schoitsch, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology/AARIT (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
  • Belgium: Benoit Michel, Université catholique de Louvain (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
  • Cyprus: Ioannis Krikidis, UCY (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
  • Czech Republic: Michal Haindl, CRCIMl (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
  • Finland: to be nominated
  • France: Thierry Priol, INRIA (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
  • Germany: Michael Krapp, FhG (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
  • Greece: Eleni Orphanoudakis, ICS-FORTH (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), Artemios Voyiatzis, ISI (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
  • Hungary: Erzsébet Csuhaj-Varjú, SZTAKI: (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
  • Italy: Carol Peters, CNR (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
  • Luxembourg: Thomas Tamisier (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
  • Norway: Poul Heegaard, NTNU (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
  • Poland: Nguyen Hung Son, Warsaw University (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
  • Portugal: Joaquim Jorge, Technical University of Lisbon / PEG (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
  • Spain: Silvia Abrahão, SpaRCIM (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
  • Sweden: Kersti Hedman, SICS (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
  • Switzerland: Harry Rudin, University of Geneva (hrudin@smile .ch)
  • The Netherlands: Annette Kik, CWI (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
  • W3C: Marie-Claire Forgue (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

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Responsibilities of authors

ERCIM News articles are brief descriptions of scientific activities, projects, research results, technical transfer endeavours, etc. By submitting a contribution to ERCIM News, the author(s) declare that its publication in ERCIM News does not infringe a copyright in the case that an article about the described work has been published previously or is currently being considered for publication elsewhere. They also declare that the sources of any ideas and/or words in the manuscript that are not their own have been properly attributed through appropriate citations according to the Guidelines for Contributions.

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Articles of the special theme section are reviewed by at least two invited expert guest editors.

They can themselves assign additional reviewers, especially if at any stage they feel that they do not have the required expertise to perform the review, or that they may have a potential conflict of interest in performing the review (e.g., one resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, institutions, or companies associated with the manuscript).

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ERCIM News welcomes the submission of articles mainly from Europe. ERCIM News cares that research reported in the articles conforms to European ethical standards and legislation. In the case of a doubt, editors may need to seek clarification with the author(s) and request that they supply a letter from the relevant institutional ethics committee or board that approved the research.

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