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ECRC 2013 Media Advisory

First European Computing Research Congress, May 2-4

The Association for Computing Machinery
Advancing Computing as a Science & Profession

Contact: Virginia Gold

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PARIS, FRANCE - For Release April 11, 2013


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WHAT: 2013 ECRCEuropean Computing Research Congress sponsored by ACM Inaugural gathering of computing research conferences featuring leading experts

  • Keynote Speaker Vint Cerf, Google Chief Internet Evangelist & ACM President
  • ECRC Panel on Computing Research 2020 and Beyond
  • SIGACCESS - Towards an Inclusive Europe: Reflections on the Digital Agenda for eAccessibility
  • HiPEAC – Spring Networking Computing Systems Meeting
  • GLSVLSI '13 - How to Reduce Worldwide Energy Consumption and Carbon Emission
  • HyperText '13 - Linking Key Elements of the World Wide Web: People, Data, and Documents
  • WebScience '13 – Latest Insights on the World Wide Web Ecosystem
  • Built around CHI '13 (ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems) April 27-May 2

WHEN: May 2–4, 2013 - Complimentary press registration (except meals) email

WHERE: Palais des Congrès de Paris, 2 Place de la Porte Maillot, Paris 75017


  • Professor Dame Wendy Hall, University of Southampton, UK
  • Michel Cosnard, Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique
  • Muffy Calder, University of Glasgow, Chief Scientific Advisor to Scottish Government
  • Eric Brewer, University of California, Berkeley, innovator of scalable Web technology
  • Thierry Van der Pyl, Director, "Excellence in Science" at European Commission
  • Cory Doctorow, novelist and technology activist, co-editor of Boing Boing weblog
  • Fabrizio Gagliardi, Microsoft Research, ACM European Council Chair

WHY: ECRC 13 is a vital, first-time event for European computing researchers to hear renowned keynote speakers and participate in a provocative panel discussion on the future of European research initiatives. ECRC general plenary sessions address important issues in European computing research. General receptions foster an enhanced level of networking among European researchers, a tangible contribution of ACM Europe to the computing community.

About ACM
ACM (Association for Computing Machinery)  is the world's largest educational and scientific computing society, uniting computing educators, researchers and professionals to inspire dialogue, share resources and address the field’s challenges. ACM strengthens the computing profession’s collective voice through strong leadership, promotion of the highest standards, and recognition of technical excellence. ACM supports the professional growth of its members by providing opportunities for life-long learning, career development, and professional networking.