On 7th December 2016, the 9th ERCIS Launch Pad, the annual IT business ideas competition of the European Research Center for Information Systems, concluded with its finale. Continuing the line of last year’s record-breaking number of submissions, the finale filled the halls of Leo 18 with founders and audience beyond its capacities.
A successful collaboration between members of the Group of Information Systems and Statistics from the University of Münster and colleagues from our newest ERCIS partner, the University of Leiden, recently has won the Best Paper Award at the 14th International Conference on Parallel Problem Solving from Nature (PPSN 2016).
EMO 2017 (March 19-22) is the 9th International Conference on Evolutionary Multi- Criterion Optimization, aiming to continue the success of previous EMO conferences. We will bring together both the EMO and the multiple criteria decision making (MCDM) communities and moreover focus on solving real-world problems in government, business and industry. The classical EMO format will be supplemented by an EMO competition.
The EU-funded ERASMUS+ project "MASTIS - Establishing Modern Master-level Studies in Information Systems" officially started in February 2016 with a kick-off meeting in Lyon. All 18 involved universities presented themselves and their internationalization strategies to the other project partners. Apart from organizational and content-related discussions, we had enough time to get to know each other, think about possible future collaborations and last but not least enjoy the beautiful city of Lyon.
Recently, the ERCIS network has been very successful in applying for EU funding. Three different projects (two ERASMUS+ and one Horizon2020 projects) were granted.
MASTIS, a project about the development of a start-of-the-art IS Master program, will be organized by the University Lyon2 and various ERCIS associated partner institutions are involved and will contribute to this project.
Within the BPM_Online project, 5 projects partner institutions will develop a reference curriculum for an executive BPM online course.
The 8th ERCIS Launchpad in Münster was again a great success. The Launchpad is a contest and a plattform for founder and start-ups with interesting ideas for IT products or services. Students or other interested participants can present their ideas, prototypes, or ready-to-go products and discuss with other founders, win a prize, and get in contact with investors.
More Information on the contest can be found at http://www.ercis-launchpad.de/.
In the context of the ERCIS network, the University of Münster and the University of Twente conduct a joint project seminar about "Cybercrime and Cybersecurity". With 52 involved persons in total, 42 from Twente (38 students and 4 supervisors) and 10 from Münster (7 students and 3 supervisors) this project seminar is unlike a typical project seminar and a great possibility for the students to not only work on a specific problem but also in an international context.
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