SIRA collaborates with Informatics Europe, which is the organization of the Informatics departments at European universities.

Informatics Europe publishes reports and other resources that are of value for the SIRA members. Below are some resources that we find particularly interesting. The full list of Informatics Europe publications is available here.

 

Informatics For All

The Informatics for All Initiative, devised jointly by Informatics Europe and ACM Europe aims at giving due recognition to Informatics as an essential foundational discipline for education in the 21st century. Here is the Informatics for All strategy paper.

 

Ethical/Social Impact of Informatics as a Study Subject in Informatics University Degree Programs

The working group on Ethical/Social Impact of Informatics as a Study Subject in Informatics University Degree Programs has created a report, summarizing the results of the online survey conducted among the working group members in spring 2019. This is a first step towards a more deep and informed discussion about the topic of ethical/social impact in Informatics university degree programs. Download the report.

 

When Computers Decide: Recommendations on Machine-Learned Automated Decision Making

This is a joint white paper of the Informatics Europe Ethics Working Group and ACM Europe on automated decision making (ADM). James Larus (EPFL and SIRA Board member) is the lead author of this report. Download it here.

 

Informatics Education in Europe

Sixth edition (2012-2017) of the Informatics Europe report on Informatics higher education in Europe: key data about institutions, degrees, students, positions, and salaries. Download it here.

 

More Women in Informatics Research and Education

Informatics Europe has created a booklet about promoting women Informatics Research and Education, covering topics such as recruiting female students and recruiting, keeping and promoting female scientists.

More Information (https://www.informatics-europe.org/working-groups/women-in-icst-research-and-education.html)
Download the booklet (pdf)
Paper copies can be ordered from the office of Informatics Europe.