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Dear Colleagues,

We would like to remind about the 2011 Informatics Europe Curriculum Best Practices Award (see info below) and call your attention for the near deadline of proposal abstract submissions: _*1 May 2011.*_

Best regards,

Cristina Pereira
Informatics Europe

*2011 Informatics Europe Curriculum Best Practices Award*

Informatics Europe proudly announces the *2011 Curriculum Best Practices Award*, devoted to curriculum initiatives in the area of *Parallelism and Concurrency*.
*The Informatics Europe Curriculum Best Practices Award recognizes outstanding European educational initiatives that improve the quality of informatics teaching and the attractiveness of the discipline, and can be applied and extended beyond their institutions of origin.

 The Award will reward a successful teaching effort in Europe that:


        has made a measurable difference in the teaching of parallelism and 


       is widely available for reuse by the teaching community

   * has made a measurable impact in its original institution and
     beyond it.

Examples of impact include: course results, industry collaboration, student projects, textbooks, influence on the curriculum of other universities.

The 2011 Award is devoted to curriculum initiatives in the general area of parallelism and concurrency. It is funded through a generous grant from Intel Corporation.*

_The amount of the Award is EUR 30,000.00_*__

The Award can be awarded to an individual or to a group. To be eligible, participants must be located in one of the member or candidate member countries of the Council of Europe (www.coe.int), or Israel. Members of the Informatics Europe Board and of the Award Committee are not eligible. The Award Committee will review and evaluate each proposal. It reserves the right to split the prize between at most two different proposals (individuals or teams).

*Proposals should be submitted only at**: **http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=informaticseuropebes


*  **The proposal should include*


        Names and addresses of the applicant or applicants;


       Indication of whether the submission is on behalf of an individual or a 


       Description of the achievements (max 5 pages);


     Evidence of availability of the curriculum's materials to the teaching 
community (max 2 pages) ;


       Evidence of impact (max 5 pages);


       Up to 5 letters of support. The letter of support will play an important 
role in the evaluation and may come from (for example) department management, 
academic colleagues in the same or another institution, industry colleagues;


       A reference list (which may include URLs of supporting material) (max 3 


_Abstract:***May 1, 2011*_ *__ *
Full proposal: *June 1, 2011*
Notification of winner(s):*August 1, 2011*

The Award will be presented at the 7^th European Computer Science Summit, in Milan, 7-9 November 2011, where the winner or winners (one representative in the case of an institution) will be invited to give a talk on their achievements.

*Award Committee:*
Michel Raynal, IRISA/University of Rennes 1 (chair)
Gregor Engels, University of Paderborn (vice-chair)
Gregory Andrews, University of Arizona
MordechaiBen-Ari, Weizmann Institute
Thomas Gross, ETH Zurich
Dan Grossman, University of Washington
Rachid Guerraoui, EPF Lausanne
Mark Harris, Intel
Jeff Kramer, Imperial College
Walter Tichy, University of Karlsruhe
Akinori Yonezawa, University of Tokyo

*For full details visit:*


*For further inquires:*


Dr. Cristina Pereira
Informatics Europe
Clausiusstrasse 59
8092 Zurich
Tel: +41 44 633 9374
Cell: +41 77 455 2370
Fax: +41 44 632 1435
Skype: cris-zh-work


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