En eller två medlemmar i SFVJ inbjuds till studieresa till Saarbrücken 29-31 oktober 2008
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Intresserade anmäler sig till Eusjas svenske delegat

for the study trip "Information and Communication Technology (ICT)"
29 to 31 October 2008, Saarbrücken and Castle Dagstuhl/Germany

Of the 32 billion euros of the FP7 Co-operation program of the European Commission (EC), 9 billions are dedicated to Information and Communication Technology (ICT). This is by far the highest budget dedicated to a single research field in Europe: 30 percent above health, 2.5 time more than for nano-technology and 4.5 times more than for food and biotechnology together.

However, the coverage in the media and the journalistic monitoring, even critical, seem to lack behind the financial efforts and the scientific prominence Europe gives to ICT.

Thus Rüdiger Maier had the idea to bring together European science journalists working on ICT topics using the EUSJA network. Maier is member of the Austrian Club of Literacy and Science Journalists (Österreichische Klub der Bildungs- und Wissenschaftsjournalisten) and editor-in-chief of the Austrian information technology magazine "Monitor" (http://www.monitor.co.at/, German only),

To have a start, Maier organised a study trip for EUSJA members which will provide an overview of Europe's latest ICT efforts.

Preliminary Program:

Wednesday 29 October:

from 13:00: Lunch somewhere in Saarbücken/Germany
until 14:00: Arrival of participants to the destination in Saarbrücken/Germany
14:00 - 18:00: Lecture Program at the University Saarbrücken and the German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI)
from 18:00: Dinner and overnight stay in a Saarbrücken hotel

Thursday 30 October:

09:00 - 16:00: Lectures and lab visits at the
- University Saarbrücken,
- Max-Planck-Institute for Informatics (http://www.mpi-inf.mpg.de/) and
- Max-Planck-Institute for Software Systems (http://www.mpi-sws.mpg.de/index_noflash.php)
16:00 Departure for Castle Dagstuhl, the Leibniz Centre for Informatics: http://www.dagstuhl.de/en/about-dagstuhl/
17:00-18:00 Press conference, question and answer session, get together with scientists
18:00 Lunch
20:00 Sightseeing tour Castle Dagstuhl, informal get together, chats and talks, exchanges of views on ICT with scientists during the evening in the wine-cellar

Friday 31 October

09:00 - 10:00 Castle Dagstuhl
10:00 Departure for Völklinger Hut
11:00 - 12:30 Sightseeing of Völkinger Hut, the World Cultural Heritage Site at the Völklingen Ironworks: http://www.voelklinger-huette.org/en/welcome/. Opportunity for informal talks and chats with scientists and exchanges of views on ICT
12:30 Departure to Saarbrücken
End of program

EUSJA rules apply: Travel to and from the place at your own costs, members from eastern European countries may apply for travel support from EUSJA (rules see EUSJA web page). Accommodation and transport during the event is free.

Applications to be sent to the national delegate.

Participations will be confirmed. 20 places available.

Closest international airports are (with connection to Saarbrücken):
Frankfurt (FRA) 200 km (ICE train)
Frankfurt-Hahn (HHN) 120 km (bus)
Luxembourg (LUX) 90 km (bus)

Train station Saarbrücken:
Frankfurt-Paris TGV/ICE line
ICE and regional connections from Frankfurt

Hanns-J Neubert
President EUSJA
Chairman TELI
+49-171-5 41 80 43