ECSS 2011 : 7th Annual Informatics-Europe Meeting
Call For Papers
7th Annual Informatics-Europe Meeting - ECSS 2011
Informatics Transforming Society
8–9 November 2011, Milan, Italy
Pre-summit workshops on 7 November 2011
The 7th European Computer Science Summit, ECSS 2011, is a unique opportunity to meet some
of the leading decision makers in informatics research and education, and discuss the critical
issues of the discipline. ECSS 2011 is the yearly conference of Informatics Europe and will be
held at the Politecnico di Milano, in the heart of one of the most exciting cities in the world,
filled with culture, art and innovation.
The Summit is devoted to important and timely strategic issues and trends regarding all aspects
of informatics: education, research, funding, entrepreneurship, management, career
development, and policies. ECSS 2011 brings together key constituencies:
• Heads (or deans, chairs etc.) of informatics/computer science/IT departments (or schools,
faculties etc.) in universities.
• Research directors and managers of research centers and laboratories, both in public
institutions and in industry.
• Senior faculty and senior researchers from both academia and industry.
• Members of funding agencies at the European, national, regional, and local level.
• Experts and advisors in technology transfer and innovation.
The particular theme of ECSS 2011 is Informatics Transforming Society. Recent events have
shown more clearly than ever the transformative power of information technologies; ECSS 2011
will enable researchers, educators, managers and other experts in the field to assess the
consequences of our discipline and discuss the best ways of enabling informatics to make its
best possible contribution to the progress of society.
ECSS will feature keynote talks by some of the most prominent academics and researchers
from Europe and elsewhere, who will present their latest advances and debate the future of the
field. A partial list includes:
• Stefano Ceri - Politecnico di Milano
• Willem Jonker - EIT ICT Labs
• Miron Livny - University of Wisconsin-Madison
• John Mylopoulos - University of Trento
• Xavier Serra - Universidad Pompeu Fabra
• John White - CEO of the ACM
Other names will be added.
ECSS 2011 is soliciting contributions on topics of interest to its intended audience, including (but
not limited to) the following list:
• Major trends in informatics research and education.
• Relationship of informatics researchers and educators with governments.
• Research funding: issues, experience reports, policy.
• Image of the discipline, student enrollment.
• Infrastructure to support informatics research and education.
• Issues in research and education policy.
• Experience reports on educational techniques for informatics.
• Research organization for informatics.
• Research careers in informatics, researcher evaluation.
Of particular relevance are contributions directly related to the theme of ECSS 2011:
Informatics Transforming Society. In particular, contributions examining the effect of
technology and the way to make them beneficial are welcome.
All submissions must arrive before 20 July 2011, 23:59pm Central European Time. Early
submission is encouraged. Author notifications will be sent by 5 September 2011.
Contributions and Registrations
Position papers can be submitted in either of the following forms:
• Extended abstracts (up to 3 pages)
• Full papers (up to 12 pages)
Each submission should state in the first page to which of these categories it belongs, as well as
the title, authors and affiliation. Format guidelines: A4 format, 11-pt Arial font type, single-
space, one-column and 2 cm margins.
All contributions should be submitted as PDF format in the conference submission site:
• Deadline: 20 July 2011
• Author’s Notification: 5 September 2011
Registrations to the conference will open on 20 June 2011, while the deadline for early
registration is on 15 September 2011.
All accepted papers will be made available to the conference attendees and on the Informatics
Europe site (http://www.informatics-europe.org).
The European Computer Science Summit 2011 will be held in Milan, Italy, in the main campus
“Leonardo” of the Politecnico di Milano. The Leonardo Campus is the oldest of the Politecnico
di Milano's campuses and was inaugurated in 1927 in the Piazza Leonardo da Vinci. The campus
has since been expanded has given rise to a university quarter known as "Città Studi". ECSS will
be held in the South Building of the Leonardo Campus, located near the city centre with easy
access by public transportation.
Milan is an exciting, cosmopolitan, attractive, multi-faceted, elegant city. As Italy’s economical
center, Milan is an intriguing mix of culture, science, art, fashion and business. Milan is an
international centre of research and technology, the capital of fashion and design, a temple of
music, and the custodian of an artistic striking heritage.
Come join this exciting and important event in the field of Informatics and participate by
submitting your contribution!
P.S. Our apologize to those receiving multiple message about this call.