Discussing the future of computing, education, research and professional practice

March 17th 2009, 9:00 am


The future of quality university education

in Informatics   

Josep Diaz's Speech


Jan Van Leeuwen presentation slides

Keynote Lecture

Computer Science Education in Europe, strategic considerations

by Professor Andreu Mas-Colell

Full professor of the Pompeu Fabra University

President of the  Barcelona Graduate School of Economics

General Secretary of the European Research Council

and former Minister for University Research and Information Society of the Catalan Autonomous Government

Date: March 17th, 2009, 9:15 am

Venue: Aula Master, Campus Nord, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya

Open Panel Discussion

“Which type of computer scientist do we need for the future?”

Moderator: Prof. Manuel Hermenegildo

Prince of Asturias Endowed, Chair in Information Science and Technology, University of New Mexico. Full professor at Universidad Politecnica de Madrid and Director IMDEA (Madrid Institute for Advanced Studies in Software Development Technologies)


Prof. Josep Casanovas

Vice rector, for University Policies, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya and former Dean of the Barcelona School of Informatics.

Prof. Ricardo Baeza-Yates

Vicepresident of Yahoo! Research for Europe and Latin America and Director Yahoo! Research Labs Barcelona and Santiago de Chile. ICREA professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra.

Dr. Carlos Domingo

Director of Internet and Multimedia at Telefonica I+D, Barcelona.

Prof. Jan Van Leeuwen

Professor of Computer Science and Director of the Department of Infomration and Computer Sciene, Utrecht University and Vicepresident of Informattics the European Association of Computer Science Schools.

Prof. José Rolim

Director, Centre Universitaire d’Informatique (CUI), Geneva University

(for a more extense personal profile of each participant, please click on their names to get more information)

Contact for further information lsi-comunicacio@lsi.upc.edu