EuroIA 2010 update

 by Martin Belam, 30 July 2010

This year's EuroIA conference in Paris is getting closer, and registrations have now opened. There are early bird discounts available until August 6th, and Eric Reiss tells us that uptake is 100% up on this time last year. Space is limited, so I urge you get registered soon. You can see the full programme here.

Google Diversity Grant for Female Computer Scientists

There is still time to apply to get a grant supported place at the conference. To qualify for the award, financed by Google, you must:

  • Be a female working in or studying Computer Science
  • Maintain a strong academic background with demonstrated leadership ability
  • Attend at least 2 full days of the main conference

The closing date for applications is August 20 2010. You'll need to send an e-mail to with the subject heading 'Google Euroia 2010 Conference grant' containing:

  • Your full name and email address
  • Current address, contact phone number and copy of photo ID
  • Your CV
  • 1-page statement (no more than 600 words) about why you wish to attend Euroia 2010 and why attending is important to your research and/or future career

There are two places available.

If you are one of those people who question why we should have awards to encourage more women to attend and participate in tech industry conferences, then I strongly urge you to read Nicole Sullivan's blog post from earlier this week about women in technology.


I haven't made my travel plans yet. Any recommendations for a good place to stay near Les Salons de l'Aveyron?


If you are going to be in the area more than 3 days look for short term apartments. They are always more comfortable and usually cheaper than hotels.


Hi Martin, special hotel discount for EuroIA attendees at:
Novotel Paris Bercy
85 rue de Bercy

Complete the form on EuroIA website -

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