Michel Cosnard, President of ERCIM.

Michel Cosnard, President of INRIA was elected President of ERCIM at the last ERCIM Board of Directors, held in Brno, Czech Republic, 4 November 2010. Michel Cosnard took office as ERCIM president 1st January 2011 for a two-year term. Michel succeeds Keith Jeffery who served as ERCIM President from January 2005.

by Peter Kunz

The “ERCIM Alain Bensoussan Fellowship Programme” is now supported by the FP7 Marie Curie Actions - People, Co-funding of Regional, National and International Programmes (COFUND) of the European Commiss ion. This support is for an initial period of four years. With the support from the European Commission, ERCIM plans to co-fund more than 150 fellows in a four year period which started in September 2010. With the “COFUND” action, the Commission recognizes ERCIM’s successful and long-lasting fellowship programme.

by Juanita Kakoty and Nicholas Ferguson

Euro-India SPIRIT and SYNCHRONISER two EU-funded projects dedicated to synergising and strengthening EU-India relations in ICT research and innovation organised a joint ICT Policy Workshop on 10 November 2010 in India.

A new two-year project entitled “Re-creation and building of capacities in Georgian ICT Research Institutes” (GEO-RECAP) was launched with a kick-off meeting in Tbilisi on 23 November 2010. GEO-RECAP is designed to support Georgia in enhancing the cooperative capacity of its ICT research centres and facilitate scientific cooperation between these centres and the European research area (ERA).

by Antonis Argyros and Panos Trahanias

ERCIM sponsored the 11th European Conference on Computer Vision, ECCV, which took place on 4-11 September 2010 at Heraklion, Crete, Greece. Almost 800 participants from 38 countries attended and contributed to the main conference, workshops, tutorials, demonstrations and special sessions. The conference was organized by FORTH-ICS.

by Barry O’Sullivan

The 2010 annual workshop of the ERCIM Working Group on Constraints was held on 25-26 November 2010 in Berlin, at Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Architecture and Software Technology FIRST. The workshop series on Constraint Solving and Constraint Logic Programming is now in its fifteenth year. This year's workshop chairs were Armin Wolf (Fraunhofer FIRST) and Barry O'Sullivan (4C, University College Cork, Ireland).

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