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Christer Åhlund, professor at the Division of Computer Science at Luleå University of Technology, left, and Professor Dr. Jörg Becker, University of Münster.

New partnership for Enabling ICT

Published: 4 March 2014

Enabling Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has become Sweden’s representative in the European Research Center for Information Systems, ERCIS. This membership will give Enabling ICT new opportunities to research co-operations.

ERCIS is a research network consisting of established research institutions in the area of Information Systems (IS). The network is administered by the University of Münster and has 21 members.

– We will get access to a network of 21 universities and subjects related to information systems and computer science, says Tero Päivärinta, Professor at the division of Computer Science.

– The partners are committed to actively look for research co-operation for joint projects and funding initiatives. Each country in the network only has one partner, so Luleå University of Technology is the Swedish partner in the ERCIS network.

Subjects suits the co-operation

The network’s main focus is on the field of information systems, that is, how organizations develop and utilize information technology.

– Several of our subjects, such as Computer and system science, Social Informatics, e-Health and Industrial marketing, as well as Centre for distance-spanning technology and Centre for Long-term Digital Preservation will fit topically very well to emerging co-operations, says Tero Päivärinta.

During 2014, Enabling ICT will be a one-year preliminary member. If the co-operation goes well, Enabling ICT will become a full member after that. The member certificate was signed by Christer Åhlund, Professor Computer Science, Luleå University of Technology, and Professor Dr. Jörg Becker, University of Münster, on the 6 of February.

Enabling ICT is one of Luleå University of Technology’s areas of excellence in research and innovation. At Enabling ICT, research resources have been gathered in order to highlight research issues both in depth and from a multidisciplinary perspective.