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Dear colleagues,

The submission deadline for submitting your contributions to the 2nd
ERCIM-DIS Workshop on Large Scale and Federated Information Spaces has  
been extended to April, 27.

The aim of this workshop is to discuss research ideas and plans, and
to start a fruitful dialogue for the future of our activities.

In order to make the final organizational arrangements, please send us
a confirmation of participation to the workshop up to April 30 by
e-mail.

We would appreciate if you could disseminate this call for
participation to your institutions and related mailing lists so that
to attract new members to ERCIM-DIS Workgroup.

Looking forward to receiving your contributions and meeting you in
Amsterdam.

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CALL for PARTICIPATION
2nd ERCIM-DIS Workshop on Large scale and federated information spaces

Dear ERCIM DIS WG members,

The 2nd ERCIM-DIS Workshop on Large scale and federated information
spaces will be held in conjunction with ERCIM Spring Days 2010, on
Thursday 20 May 2010 at CWI in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

The Workshop aims to create a white paper presenting the current and
future research trends concerning the wide scientific area the
ERCIM-DIS workgroup members are involved. This white paper would be
useful for the achievement of a common understanding within the
workgroup members and the development of prosperous collaborations in
the framework of the EU funding programs.

The Call for Contributions could be found at:
http://wiki.ercim.eu/wg/DIS/index.php/Workshops#Second_ERCIM_-_DIS_Workshop

IMPORTANT DATES:
  *  27 April - Proposals due
  * 30 April - Notification of acceptance
  * 20 May - Workshop

INVITED SPEAKER:
Professor Maristella Agosti, Department of Information Engineering,
University of Padova, Italy will present:
"The great research challenges for the Digital Library and the DIS
communities in the next decade"

VENUE - ACCOMMODATION:

The Workshop will be held in conjunction with ERCIM Spring Days 2010,
on Thursday 20 May 2010 at CWI in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Information  about the whole event is as well as the registration form
and a link to CWI hotel booking partner are available at
http://www.cwi.nl/ercim2010.

At the start of the workshop (09.00 - 09.30 a.m.) there will be coffee
for the people coming in directly (either from the airport or from
self selected hotels), and a bus between the meeting hotels and CWI.

During the day two coffee breaks as well as a standing lunch with
sandwiches are planned.

After the workshop a dinner has been arranged for the participants at
the Science Park café-restaurant (located 5 minutes walking distance
from CWI, on the other side of the campus
road,www.cafe-restaurantpolder.nl for further reference and the
English
menu).

Please register at your earliest convenience.

ORGANIZATION
  * Christos Papatheodorou Ionian University and Institute for the
Management of Information Systems Athena RC, Greece
([log in to unmask])
  * Ingeborg T. Sølvberg, NTNU, Norway (DIS coordinator,
[log in to unmask])
  * Yannis Stavrakas, Institute for the Management of Information
Systems, Athena RC, Greece ([log in to unmask])