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PhD positions at CTTC, Barcelona, Spain

The Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC) is an  advanced research center on Information Technologies and Communications based in Castelldefels, Barcelona. Current research areas include Wireless Communications, Access Technologies, Communication Subsystems, Optical Networking, IP Technologies and Intelligent Energy .
The CTTC offers four-year PhD fellowships to carry out a PhD thesis within one of the active research lines. For more information about these research lines, the interested candidates can go here.
Applications are welcome from candidates with a 5 year degree or a Master degree in Telecommunications, Electrical, Electric Engineering, Computer Science or related fields, with a good academic record and strong motivation for research. More information about the call can be found here.

FLoC 2010: Student Travel Grants

The 2010 FEDERATED LOGIC CONFERENCE (FLoC'10) will be held in Edinburgh, Scotland, U.K., on July 9-21, 2010. The following conferences will participate in FLoC:

- CAV 2010: Int'l Conference on Computer-Aided Verification
- CSF 2010: IEEE Computer Security Foundations Symposium
- ICLP 2010: Int'l Conference on Logic Programming
- IJCAR 2010: Int'l Joint Conference on Automated Reasoning
- ITP 2010: Int'l Conference on Interactive Theorem Proving
- LICS 2010: IEEE Symposium on Logic in Computer Science
- RTA 2010: Int'l Conference on Rewriting Techniques and Applications
- SAT 2010: Int'l Conference on Theory and Applications of Satisfiability Testing

PThe eight major conferences will be accompanied by more than fifty workshops and other affiliated events.
FLoC has received funds to provide travel grants of up to $750 for student participants of FLoC'10 and expect to award about 100 grants. Funds can be requested to cover airfare and lodging. Application deadline is May 3, 2010. Application form is available at http://www.floc-conference.org/floc-student-grants.html.


The quest for groundbreaking new netbook applications is extremely rewarding.

The Intel® Atom™ Developer Challenge is designed to encourage breakthrough applications that fundamentally change the user experience on a netbook featuring an Intel Atom processor. This is your opportunity to be rewarded for your development skills and creativity, while potentially seeing your application used on millions of netbooks worldwide.

Follow two simple steps to enter the Intel Atom Developer Challenge starting March 9 through August 16, 2010. The earlier your application is entered, the more prizes it will be eligible for. 1) Join the Intel Atom Developer Program at appdeveloper.intel.com to access everything you need to develop and sell your innovative netbook applications to millions of netbook users! The $99 yearly fee is waived for a limited time, so enroll in the program today! 2) Once you have uploaded your application to the program, enter the Challenge to win fantastic prizes!

For full details, please refer to the official rules.


The 3rd Conference on Smart Spaces ruSMART 2010

August 23-24, 2010 St.Petersburg, Russia http://rusmart.e-werest.org

Recent advances in the field of wireless networks have moved them beyond their traditional areas of application to a much broader scope. They form a space where users can access a number of wireless technologies to interact with various services. Similarly, existent and future services form a space providing an unlimited set of possibilities ranging from browsing to interactive video conversations. All these layers form a smart environment that can harmonize a number of technologies at each architectural layer to provide the best user experience.

This conference will explore and explain the scope and challenges of smart spaces. In this regard, the conference aims to bring together research professionals from diverse fields including but not limited to wireless communication, ubiquitous networks, software development, multimedia, services, and business in both academia and industry.
Conference proceedings will be published in LNCS, Springer (confirmed) and indexed by relevant databases.

Paper submission April 08, 2010 (extended deadline for FRUCT members) Notification of acceptance May 18, 2010 Camera ready version May 29, 2010

Submission is open via EDAS. To register/submit your paper please visit http://edas.info/newPaper.php?c=8525


The 10th International Conference on Next Generation Wired/Wireless Advanced Networking NEW2AN 2010

August 23 - 25, 2010 St.Petersburg, Russia http://www.new2an.org/

Next-generation mobile networks will evolve out of existing wired and wireless networks of different nature by means of convergence, fusion and mutual penetration; next-generation multimedia services in turn pose new requirements and challenges on treatment of traffic within communication systems - a certain degree of multilayer co-operation has to be achieved. This forms a framework on harmonization of results obtained separately in different areas of network research like network performance evaluation, architecture and protocol design, and low layer network design. The conference goal is in the identification, investigation and integration of new algorithms, approaches, architectures, methods and mechanisms to enable proper and efficient operation of a next-generation IP-based wireless network. Therefore, wireless networks and their interaction with wired networks shall be widely examined and addressed throughout the conference.

The history of NEW2AN dates back to 1993, today it is an established conference featured by proceedings published by Springer LNCS (confirmed) and distinguished keynote speakers.

Paper submission April 08, 2010 (extended deadline for FRUCT members) Notification of acceptance May 18, 2010 Camera ready version May 29, 2010

Submission is open via EDAS. To register/submit your paper please visit http://edas.info/newPaper.php?c=7329


PhD positions at Vienna University of Technology

Application deadline is May 7th, 2010.

The Vienna PhD School of Informatics offers a three year programme with an intense period of supervised study and research, culminating in the submission of a thesis. The PhD School's curriculum covers the five main research areas of the Faculty of Informatics

* Business Informatics
* Computational Intelligence
* Computer Engineering
* Distributed and Parallel Systems
* Media Informatics and Visual Computing

Application deadline for courses starting in October 2010 is May 7th, 2010. Each year up to 15 students will be awarded a scholarship amounting to EUR 1.000 per month, to cover the cost of living. Female applicants are explicitly encouraged to apply. Preference will be given when equally qualified. Further details are available on the PhD School website: http://www.informatik.tuwien.ac.at/phdschool.


The Annual International Workshop on Advances in Methods of Information and Communication Technology (AMICT’2010)

25-27.05.2010, Petrozavodsk, Russia. The organizers are Petrozavodsk State University and University of Helsinki.

AMICT’2010 covers various ICT areas that include, but are not restricted to, the following: “Information technology”, “Network communication”, “Information systems”, “Theoretical and applied computer science” and “Algorithms and modeling”. We specially solicit in talks on “Smart spaces and a trend to great convergence”, “MAEMO and Open Source solutions for mobile devices” and “Similarities in Pervasive computing and Peer-to-Peer systems”. We are interested in discussions related to ICT education and research, including issues of “Cross-border education in ICT” and “Cooperation between universities and industry”.

More information and programs of the previous seminars can be found at http://www.cs.karelia.ru/fdpw/index.php.en


Win Nokia N900: challenge for Russian MAEMO developers

We welcome you to take part in a challenge for the best Russian MAEMO application. The contest is open from March 1 till April 15, 2010. The prize is the latest MAEMO device - Nokia N900. The prize will be given to a winner at the 4th Nokia week in St-Petersburg. More information is available in Russian here.


Sun Tech Days 2010

April 8-9, Saint Petersburg

Software developers, project leaders, system administrators and students are all invited to the Worldwide Developer Conference Sun Tech Days 2010. The conference gathers leading IT specialists from several countries, as well as students and university professors. Sun Tech Days 2010 will become the biggest event for Java and Solaris community in Europe!

James Gosling, the author of Java, will open the first day of the conference with a keynote speech. Sun evangelists will lead a no-hype, code-heavy curriculum, with the most hot topics being JavaFX TV, Java7, Solaris updates, OpenStorage, new in software development for mobile devices, etc. Oracle will hold a keynote on the second day of the conference. The Pavillion with demos on latest Sun technologies, and Hands-on-Labs sessions that give you hands-on, instructor-led experience are among the most popular conference features.

Attendance is free of charge, but registration is required at http://sun.ru/techdays. Attendees from other cities of CIS may apply for travel grants.


The 7th International Conference “Software Quality Assurance Days”

May 14-15, 2010, Kharkov, Ukraine

As the number one software testing conference on space of CIS and one of the major conferences in Eastern Europe, Software Quality Assurance Days is now into its fourth year of providing an excellent platform for all people involved in the IT testing fields. SQA Days is renowned for being a neutral, non-marketing conference which is organized by testers for testers and can thereby better address the needs of the Software Testing community.
SQA Days is a fine platform of dialogue and share of experience for the people involved in sphere of software testing. It is possibility to tell about the achievements, to show how to use different testing tools, techniques and methodologies effectively. And certainly it is new useful acquaintances. More information is available at: http://it-conf.ru/ru/content/242.htm.


International Master's Degree Programme in IT: Tampere University of Technology, the FRUCT partner program

Tampere University of Technology (Finland), the FRUCT partner program calls for applications for International M.Sc. Programme in Information Technology.


The applicant must have a 3- or 4-year Bachelor of Science degree from an internationally recognised university, which has to be listed in the latest edition of the International Handbook of Universities. The B.Sc. degree should be in the field of computing, information technology, electrical engineering, computer science or another discipline related to the programme, entailing proficiency in mathematics, physics and computer science.


By March 15, 2010

The following documents are required (they are described in greater detail in the application guide):

  1. Copy of the original Bachelor of Science degree certificate
  2. English translation of the B.Sc. degree certificate
  3. Copy of the original study transcript (courses of the B.Sc. degree)
  4. English translation of the study transcript
  5. Certificate of proficiency in English (IELTS, TOEFL or CPE/CAE)
  6. Statement of purpose
  7. Curriculum Vitae / Resume
  8. Recommendation letters (a minimum of 2 recommendation letters from academic and/or professional referees with their contact information)
  9. Financial statement and proof of financial support




Qt winter school 2010

February 8-13, 2010

The school is for senior students who know C, C++ and development tools on Linux. The main purpose of the school is to give the conseption about Qt as a development tool for programming on platforms Maemo v5., v.6.
Organizers School: FRUCT, IT-park of Petrozavodsk State University, PetrSU department of Computer Science.
Lecturer: Krinkin Kirill, St. Petersburg State Electrotechnical University "LETI", Open Source & Linux Lab.

More details see here.


CFP in Fourth International Conference on Cognitive Science

June 22-26th, 2010, Tomsk, Russia

The conference aims to organize a multidisciplinary forum for scientists exploring cognition and its evolution; intellect; thinking; perception; consciousness; knowledge representation and acquisition; language as a means of cognition and communication; brain mechanisms of cognition, emotion and higher forms of behavior. Psychologists, linguists, neuroscientists, computer scientists, philosophers, anthropologists, specialists in education, artificial intelligence, neuroinformatics and cognitive ergonomics, as well as other researchers interested in interdisciplinary research on cognition are invited to participate in the conference. The conference program will include lectures by leading experts in multidisciplinary cognitive studies. The names of the invited lecturers will be announced at the conference website http://www.cogsci2010.ru/eng/.

Organizers of the conference provide free accommodation at the hotels of Tomsk for the participants of the conference (free accommodation for 1 presenter of a poster or an oral presentation for the term of the conference). Deadline for abstract submission is January 22, 2010.


Mobile Software Forum

Welcome to the III Mobile Software Forum, (December 10-11, St. Petersburg) organized by RUSSOFT Association together with ADMIN Ltd. company and with support of a number of global leading mobile software and hardware vendors - Forum Nokia, Intel, Microsoft. The Mobile Software Forum is organized to help establishing direct communications between mobile telecom vendors, manufacturers of mobile software platforms, content providers, investors and software developers. For more information please refer to http://www.russoft.ru/msf/eng/index.html.


Web-Ready contest

Russian students are welcome to take part in the Web-Ready contest and win some good prizes. The applications submission deadline is Nov 24.


Sixth FRUCT seminar

The 6th FRUCT seminar will be organized in Helsinki, Finland on 3-6 November 2009.

The seminar registration and training registration are closed since October 30, 16:00 Finnish time.

We are glad to report that 227 persons have registered for the seminar and 37 persons actively attended the Qt training.

The seminar program is available in PDF and HTML format.


International science camp for young people MILLENNIUM YOUTH CAMP 2010

The first-ever international Millennium Youth Camp (MY Camp) will be organized in Helsinki 6-13 June 2010. This is the week when the Winner of the 2010 Millennium Technology Prize will be announced.

MY Camp is targeted at young people (16-19 years) from all parts of the world whose interests lie in mathematics, the natural sciences, information technology and other technologies. There will be 30 participants, 10 from Finland, and all the educational activities, travel, accommodation and food will be provided free of charge. Participants will be selected on the basis of individual applications using a two-stage process. The application period began on 9 October and the first stage will end on 30 November 2009. The names of the successful applicants will be announced by 15 March 2010.

The multi-faceted MY Camp programme is based on three fundamental pillars - science, technology and nature - and includes lectures, workshops, visits to companies and universities and time for enjoyable social activities. The main themes are Environmental Science and Technology (climate change, renewable natural resources, renewable energy, water), Information and Communication Technology and digitalisation, and Applied Mathematics. One of the high points in the programme will be the opportunity for MY Camp participants to attend the Millennium Technology Prize Award Ceremony, during which the winning innovation will receive an award of one million euros.

Application forms and the preliminary programme are available at: http://www.technologyacademy.fi/millennium-youth-camp-fi.html


Welcome to FRUCT stand at Russian Innovation week in St-Petersburg

September 30 - October 3, St-Petersburg, Russia, LenExpo, Building 7, Stand N28

We welcome you to visit Russian Innovation week that will be held in St-Petersburg, LenExpo on September 30 - October 3 and specifically visit the stand of FRUCT program (building 7, stand N28). Looking forward to see you in LenExpo!


Russian Mobile VAS Awards

Welcome to participate at the Russian Mobile VAS Awards'2009 competition. Entry deadline: October 16, 2009. The Awards winners will be announced at the VI Mobile VAS Conference gala dinner and Awards Ceremony on November 19. Russian Mobile VAS Awards'2009 categories:

1. Mobile content
2. Application for mobile terminal
3. Mobile music
4. Mobile TV & video service
5. Mobile game
6. Mobile marketing campaign
7. Community and user generated content
8. Usability
9. Innovative service
10. Innovative technology
11. Innovative business model

The Russian Mobile VAS Awards details and application procedure are available at: http://www.vasforum.ru/eng/vas-awards.html


Connect2earth campaign: Make history

This December world leaders meet in Copenhagen to decide how we deal with climate change. Do you want to be part of this historical event? You can… Sign up and participate in the discussions on connect2earth and you could be selected to go alongside WWF and IUCN to Copenhagen. Enter the competition now and help shape the future! (www.connect2earth.org/introduction) This is a unique opportunity as the talks are closed to the general public. From now until the end of October, make your voice heard on connect2earth and discuss hot environmental topics with friends and experts from around the world. You can upload your films, images, or words... Members of the community will rate your contributions and our Jury will select the lucky winner among the best entries. Plus every 2 months organizers also offer a mobile solar charger to the best contributor.


Invitation to the 2nd Smart Spaces ruSMART conference and 9th International Conference on Next Generation Wired/Wireless Networking NEW2AN

2009 September 15-17, 2009. Saint-Petersburg, Russia

The ruSMART conference explores and explains the scope and challenges of Smart Spaces research and development. The conference aims to bring together research professionals from diverse fields including but not limited to wireless communication, ubiquitous networks, software development, multimedia, services, and business in both academia and industry.

The goal of NEW2AN conference is in the identification, investigation and integration of new algorithms, approaches, architectures, methods and mechanisms to enable proper and efficient operation of a next-generation IP-based wireless network. Therefore, wireless networks and their interaction with wired networks shall be widely examined and addressed throughout the conference.

This year both ruSMART 2009 and NEW2AN conferences will be held on September 15-17, in St. Petersburg/Russia - the meeting point of East and West. Through its stunning architecture and wonderful art galleries and museums, among a number of other attractions, the wealth of history of
East and West can be seen and felt in this beautiful city.

We strongly encourage your to reserve these dates in your calendar and visit both conferences. Please note that we have special registration arrangements for the FRUCT program participants. For more information please contact info<at>fruct.org.


Invitation to the 5th Eastern and Central European Software Engineering Conference in Russia

CEE SECR 2009 will take place on October 27-29 in Moscow. The conference will offer a program of events, including keynote talks by leaders in the field, invited presentations along specialized themes, workshops, five round table discussions and presentations of technical papers on software research, the cutting edge of practice, and new developments in software engineering. This year the conference program includes over 120 presentations: seven keynotes, nine invited talks, about ten sponsors' presentations, more than fifty oral presentations and forty posters.

The contest has attracted more than 140 articles from 21 countries worldwide, 35% of them were accepted as oral presentations and 25% were accepted as poster presentations. Each oral presentation will take 30 minutes in the conference program. This time includes also answers to questions from the audience.


Summer school on "Technology + Business" supported by NNSU, Intel and Nokia

August 10-29, 2009. Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia

The laboratory of physical fundamentals and technologies of wireless communications of the Nizhniy Novgorod State University of N.I. Lobachevsky, supported by Intel, Nokia, The U.S. Russia Center for Entrepreneurship, and Nizhniy Novgorod Fund for Support of study and research, and FRUCT are organizing summer school on "Technology + Business" that will take place in the premises of the Nizhniy Novgorod State University of N.I. Lobachevsky on August 10-29, 2009. The school is targeted in providing training for M.Sc. and post-graduate students in the modern technological trends and ways for adoption innovative technologies in business and transformation of the existing potential into the real projects. The official language of the summer school is Russian. Read more...


WPMC symposium

September 8-11, 2008

At the 11th International Symposium on Wireless Personal Multimedia Communications (WPMC'08) a special session for FRUCT presentations was organized. After thorough review procedure, seven articles written by the FRUCT research teams were chosen, and the authors were funded to attend the symposium and present their research results.


WidSets coding contest

May 30, 2008

At the third FRUCT seminar a WidSets coding contest was organized. Fifteen Widgets were presented to the jury, and after careful consideration, a WITRIS widget was chosen as the winner. The author, Alexander Sidorenko, was given a NOKIA N95 8Gb phone as an award. Two recognition awards were given to Anna Ukhanova for widget that got most points in FRUCT voting (SMS-Translit) and to Mikhail Zemlyanukha for the first contribution and active participant in the contest (Color Lines and Omega Calculator).


Symbian hands-on session

May 21, 2008

A hands-on crash course on developing sensor and location aware applications for S60 devices was organized at the third FRUCT seminar. The purpose of the session was to help the participants get started or to get assistance on using these technologies. Two tutorials were given by the leading lecturers from Nokia Forum and Symbian Academy.