Dieter Fellner replaces Matthias Jarke on the ERCIM AISBL Board and the ERCIM EEIG Board of Directors as representative of Fraunhofer-Institut and Dimitris Plexousakis, succeeds Constantine Stehpanidis on the ERCIM EEIG Board of Directors for FORTH-ICS.

Dieter FellnerDieter Fellner, Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research IGD and Professor of Computer Science at TU Darmstadt replaces Matthias Jarke on the ERCIM AISBL Board and the ERCIM EEIG Board of Directors as representative of Fraunhofer-Institut.

Before Dieter Fellner took office in Darmstadt in 2006, he has held academic positions at the Graz University of Technology, the University of Technology in Braunschweig, the University of Bonn, the Memorial University of Newfoundland, and the University of Denver, Colorado. He is still affiliated with the Graz University of Technology where he chairs the Institute of Computer Graphics and Knowledge Visualization he founded in 2005. Dieter Fellner is also CEO of the Fraunhofer Austria Research GmbH since November 2008. Since January 2016, Dieter W. Fellner serves as chairman of the Fraunhofer ICT Group and as member of the Fraunhofer Presidential Council.

dimitris2Dimitris Plexousakis, Director of FORTH - ICS and  Professor of Computer Science, University of Crete, succeeds Constantine Stehpanidis on the ERCIM EEIG Board of Directors.

Dimitris Plexousakis is a Professor and former Chair of the Department of Computer Science, University of Crete and a Researcher at the Institute of Computer Science, FORTH in Greece. He is heading the Information Systems Laboratory of FORTH-ICS. In 2017 he took office as Director of FORTH-ICS. Dimitris has served as representative of FORTH-ICS on the ERCIM AISBL as chair of the ERCIM Science Task Group since 2012.

We would like to express the warmest thanks to Matthias Jarke and Constantine Stephanidis for their leadership, and their enthusiastic participation and active contributions over many years.

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