An agreement on French-German cooperation in computer science was signed in Nancy on 7 February 2007. The signing ceremony was marked with a one-day scientific seminar at which scientists from the instituties involved presented current research results. This cooperation agreement will allow scientists of the respective institutes to pursue and intensify their cooperations by proposing joint research activities and by exchanging researchers and students. Moreover, it aims at promoting joint proposals for European research programs. Thus the greater border region, including Luxemburg and the regions of Wallonia, the Saar, and Lorraine has the potential of becoming a region of excellence in computer science.

Participants of the signing ceremony.
Participants of the signing ceremony.

The German partners are:

  • German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI)
  • Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering (IESE)
  • Max Planck Institut für Informatik
  • Max Planck Institut für Software-Systeme
  • University of Kaiserslautern
  • Saarland University, Saarbrücken.

And on the French side:

  • Centre National de Recherche Scientifique
  • INRIA
  • Institut National Polytechnique de Lorraine
  • Université Henri Poincaré Nancy 1
  • Université Nancy 2
  • Université Paul Verlaine de Metz.

http://www.loria.fr/news/bloc1/a-la-une/signature_franco_allemande/

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