Join the CEPIS Computing in Schools SIN Meeting
Following the 49th Council decision to create a new Special Interest Network (SIN), the CEPIS Computing in Schools SIN, would like to convene its first meeting in Brussels. This new SIN will work on creating advocacy material for members of the group with a view to influencing curricula and teachers at the national level. The SIN will also analyse current initiatives in place in Europe to take examples of good practice so as to influence governments. If you wish to become a representative of this new SIN, please contact Michel Krmek.
Call for Events: 2013 Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems
Call for Proposals – ARTEMIS Embedded Computing Systems Initiative
Call for Proposals – ICT Cooperation Programme
Call for Papers - Annual Privacy Forum 2012
Save the Date! Gartner Briefing on Optimizing Costs in Cyprus - 24 May 2012
Registration Still Open for Third Information Technology Conference & Exhibition - Cyprus
On 17 May 2012, the 3rd Information Technology Conference & Exhibition will take place in the Hilton Park Hotel, Nicosia in Cyprus. This conference is organised by IMH and supported by the CEPIS Member, Cyprus Computer Society. The event is aimed at companies, SMEs, entrepreneurs, industry players and managers in Cyprus about how ICT can indeed save costs, increase sales, and productivity of an organisation without damaging quality. In these times of economic crisis it is essential to strengthen a business' defences, and the conference will look at how technology and informatics can allow companies to thrive. Several key issues will be addressed during this conference held on World Telecommunication and Information Society Day including; how ICT solutions can strengthen competitiveness, reduce costs and the new trends and developments within ICT. Registration is open until 14 May.
Open Vacancies in ICT for Learning, Creativity and Innovation - EC Joint Research Centre - Seville
The European Commission's Joint Research Centre, Institute for Prospective Technological Studies currently has two vacancies available for post-doctoral researchers in the area of ICT for Learning, Creativity and Innovation. This area of the Information Society Unit focuses on developing current and future learning opportunities (including digital competences and skills). The vacancies available are focused on two different topics; Mainstreaming Innovative Learning Practices, and Open Education, Resources and Practices. Any interested post-doctoral researchers with a background in ICT and Learning are encouraged to apply before the deadline of 21 May 2012.
Both positions will be based in the Joint Research Centre site of Seville, Spain.
Call for Papers - 2012 Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems
Have Your Say on Accessing Interoperability Information of Digital Products and Services
ICT users are often faced with difficulties when deciding to switch to a different service or product because of incompatibility issues. As part of the Digital Agenda for Europe, the European Commission is assessing the opportunity to legally bind market players to disclose interoperability information not covered by standards in order to have a more competitive market. The consultation is open until 20 June 2012 to all ICT users, developers and owners of interoperability information.
Call for Experts - ENISA Permanent Stakeholders Group
The European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) is seeking experts to be members of its Permanent Stakeholders' Group (PSG). The PSG will advise ENISA’s Executive Director in performing his/her duties and it will ensure mutual communication with relevant stakeholders on all issues related to ENISA’s work programme. Expressions of interest in becoming a member of the PSG should be emailed before 30 April 2012. Applications should include a detailed CV and a letter of motivation. Find Out More about this Call for Experts
Call for Experts by CEN ICT Skills Workshop for European e-Competence Framework v.3 Project Team
The European e-Competence Framework v3 (e-CF v3) project of the CEN (European Committee for Standardization) Workshop on ICT Skills has received European Commission funding in the context of the 2010-2013 ICT Standardization Work Programme.
The aims of the project include:
- update the e-CF v2 published in 2010
- create conditions for its continuous maintenance; provide enhanced user support
The selection panel will select six experts, including a Project leader, and five Project experts.
The project is expected to begin in March 2012. Please send all applications by email to Philippe Magnabosco before 4 March 2012. Applicants should send a short and concise Curriculum Vitae focusing on experience, publications, achievements and skills relevant to the project. Applicants should also specify for which role they wish to apply.
Call for Papers - Second European Workshop on Computing and ICT Professionalism
Following the first successful European Workshop on Computing and ICT Professionalism (EWCIP) in Santiago de Compostela during the 5th Iberian Conference of Technology and Information Systems, a second workshop will take place in 2012. With participation from CEPIS, the European Centre for Women and Technology and Asociación de Tecnícos de Informática (ATI), EWCIP 2012 will act as a meeting point for researchers and practitioners to discuss important topics such as computing and ICT professionalism. The workshop’s language is mainly through English although contributions in Spanish are also welcome. EWCIP 2012 invites researchers and practitioners to submit contributions describing relevant advances or experiences in a variety of different topics related to the workshop’s main themes. Find out More about EWCIP 2012
Thank you to Luis Fernández Sanz from ATI for this contribution.
Call for Papers - International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems
The Sixth International Conference on Research and Practical Issues of Enterprise Information Systems (CONFENIS 2012) will take place in Ghent, Belgium from 19 – 21 September 2012.This event provides an opportunity for academics and practitioners to gather, exchange ideas, and present original research in the field of enterprise information systems. Scientists and professionals are invited to address the current research topics in this area at this unique international forum. The Call for Papers for this event is open until 1 May 2012.
Provide your Expertise and Shape the Future of Qualifications in Europe – Quality Labels Study
A study on Quality Labels for industry-based certification and training has just been launched. The study will focus on improving transparency and transferability of qualifications in Europe. Led by Emprica, this will also work to provide a reliable picture of training and certification supply and demand across Europe. If you would like to contribute your expertise to this project around quality labels please email Michel Krmek.
e-Skills Week 2012: Encouraging Young People into ICT Careers - Get Involved
Recently CEPIS became an official pan-European stakeholder in European e-Skills Week 2012. This awareness raising campaign aims to convince people across Europe – especially young people – to embark on careers in ICT. National points of contact will coordinate activities in each country. If you are interested in increasing both the national and pan-European visibility of particular projects of your society please contact your national coordinator or please contact Fiona Fanning.
CEPIS Research Task Force Needs You!
The CEPIS Research Task Force is in the process of formation and members are invited to express an interest in joining. As presented by Vice President Malgorzata Kalinowska-Iszkowska at the 44th CEPIS Council the suggested work programme for the Research Task Force may include:
• a review of common research issues across Europe
• creating a list of issues and concerns affecting the area of Research to focus action on;
• preparing reports expressing CEPIS' views on Education & Research;
• investigating how legal regulations may impact on ICT e.g. patent law, copyright levies, and intellectual property rights.
In order to achieve the above objectives along with other topics relevant toMember Societies, CEPIS would like to call upon the vast wealth of knowledge and experience that all CEPIS members possess, to create a strong and committed task force.
Expressions of interest to become a representative on this new Research Task Force should be submitted by emailing Carol-Ann Kogelman.
Software Quality SIN Update: Experts Sign up Now
The CEPIS Software Quality Special Interest Network (SQ SIN) aims to provide a network for experts from CEPIS member societies to work together to collect, analyse, coordinate and offer educational, professional and research expertise to relevant and interested European parties.
Recently the final experts who expressed interest in joining the SQ SIN have been accepted, and an infrastructure has been set-up for all participants via Google Groups. Google Groups will be the platform for communication and coordination of the SQ SIN group and we encourage any CEPIS Members still interested in participating to please join the group by the link provided in the Members Area.
Call for Participation: CEPIS Green ICT Task Force
CEPIS Members are invited to participate in the important work of the Green ICT Task Force. The topic of Green ICT is essential for Europe and its environmental sustainability in the future by lowering greenhouse gas emissions, and improving energy efficiency. CEPIS Honorary Secretary, Byron Nicolaides, presented a paper on Green ICT during the 44th Council meeting.
The proposed aims of the Task Force include:
- to raise Green ICT issues to both the European Commission and European Institutions and to participate in all relevant initiatives and events;
- to increase the actions of Member societies in their countries in order to promote the ideas of Green ICT;
- to ensure that ICT professionals have the required knowledge to handle Green ICT issues and are capable to design solutions and operate systems in accordance with Green ICT rules;
- to mobilize the ICT product end-users to change their habits and to ensure that they purchase and use more environmentally friendly ICT devices that are compatible with Green criteria;
- award enterprises or organisations that adopt and apply Green ICT measures;
- promote the good practice of Green ICT by adopting a Green ICT certification or a Green ICT mark/sign
Currently eight out of 36 CEPIS Member societies are represented on the Green ICT Task Force.
If you are interested in becoming a Green ICT Task Force member, please contact Fiona Fanning.
Call for Experts: CEPIS Software Quality SIN
Following the decision created at the 43rd CEPIS Council, the Software Quality Special Interest Network (SQ SIN) are seeking experts in the area of software quality, engineering and innovation, who are motivated by the goal of analyzing, disseminating and promoting related best practices in Europe.
Activities of SQ SIN will include:
- develop, discuss and promote analysis and studies on issues in the area of software quality, engineering and innovation;
- compile and disseminate relevant information for the promotion of best practices in software quality;
- cooperate with existing events, initiatives and projects to assist European software professionals and organisations to implement best practices;
- promote education and qualification of European professionals in software quality, engineering and innovation best practices by providing expertise for specific activities including CEPIS projects in this area;
- coordinate research efforts to get deeper understanding of and to develop best practices for software quality in the context of European organizations and markets.
Cooperation with existing initiatives, conferences, publications or projects as well as thelaunch of specific activities (such as surveys, analysis, studies, research, etc.) is all part of the planned actions.
Members are invited to submit expressions of interest to participate in this SIN.
Please send a short document with contact data, expertise or experience in the area (referring possible URLs if necessary), name of your Member Society, ideas to be developed and motivation to join the SIN, to Dr. Luis Fernandez Sanz