Second Workshop on Information Technology

Cooperative Research between Chile and Germany

15-17 January 2001 in Berlin, Germany

Sponsored by the Chilean-German Cooperative Programme in Computer Science

We are pleased to announce the second workshop of the Chilean-German cooperative programme in com-puter science which brings together research groups in Information Technology from Chile and Germany. The aim of the workshop is to initiate and foster cooperation between research projects on both sides. The cooperative programme is coordinated by the Ministry for Foreign Relations and CONICYT on the Chilean side, and the International Bureau of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Germany. The call for participation is twofold: (1) We invite research groups of ongoing projects to report about the current state of their work and to discuss results, open problems, and future directions. (2) We invite other research groups from both countries to apply for participation in the program and submit proposals for cooperation. Project proposals which emphasize the application of information technology and which show a high potential of industrial applicability are particularly B encouraged. Possible application fields are, e.g.,

  • Environmental Technology,
  • Traffic and Transport,
  • Energy and Mining,
  • Agriculture and Forestry Technologies.

Areas in computer science which have been defined to be of high interest for both sides are:

  • Software Technology,
  • Visualization,
  • Multimedia Technology,
  • Intelligent Data Analysis (data mining).
  • Planing and Optimization,
  • Simulation,
  • Data Bases,

Proposals for participation in the cooperation program should be joint proposals of both prospective part-ners. The proposal should consist of a technical summary of the research project (no more than 3 pages), a description of the partners and their research activities (no more than 2 pages each), and a description of how the partners complement each other. Reports on ongoing projects should be limited to 3 pages and can be submitted by one of the partners. All submissions must be written in English. To assist research groups from one country interested in cooperating with a suitable partner from the other country, the coordinator of that country will suggest a potential partner on the basis of a one page summary of a group^Òs research area, together with a list of relevant English publications and possibly a pointer to a web site containing further information. If you wish to make use of this service, please contact the coordinators via one of the addresses given below. Applications should be sent, preferably by e-mail (PDF or Postscript format), until September 20th, 2000, to both technical coordinators (see below). The proposals which fit into the aims and objectives of the program will be invited for presentation at the workshop. Notifications of acceptance will be sent until October 31st, 2000. During the workshop, enough time will be available for the attending partners of a new proposal to refine it for submission to the funding agencies.

Deadline for submissions: Sept. 20th, 2000
Notification of invitation: until Oct. 31st, 2000

Submissions to be sent, prefer-ably in electronic form (PDF or Postscript), to:
Dr. Leopoldo Bertossi
P. Universidad Católica Computación
Casilla 306, Santiago 22, Chile.

and Prof. Dr. Stefan Jähnichen
Kekuléstr. 7
D-12489 Berlin, Germany.

General information: German-Chilean Scientific Technological Cooperation