German “Journalist Award for Informatics 2020” – Applications open until September 13th

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Researchers use Big Data to develop individualized cancer therapies. Data protectionists doubt the security of digital patient files. How do we shape the ongoing digitalization process? IT developments have reached sensitive areas of everyday life and must therefore be closely scrutinized. In order to promote high-quality reporting on such topics, the State Chancellery of the Saarland together with the Saarland Informatics Campus is awarding the Journalist Award for Informatics.

First awarded in 2006 the award honors German-language journalistic contributions in the field of computer science in the categories “Text”, “Audio” and “Video and Multimedia”. Each category is rewarded with 5,000 euros and the prize is intended to promote outstanding, high-quality reporting on computer science topics.

The prize is awarded to articles that present and communicate the research results of computer science and its applications in a way that is generally understandable. Entries that illustrate how much computer science shapes and influences everyday life are also worthy of an award. In addition, papers are welcome that provide impulses for a critical discussion of the opportunities and challenges that can arise from computer science.

All German-language entries published after September 2nd 2019 are eligible for the competition. These can be submitted until September 13th under the following link:

Further Information:

Questions can be directed at:
Philipp Zapf-Schramm
Kompetenzzentrum Informatik Saarland
Saarland Informatics Campus
Telefon: +49 681 302-70741

Background Saarland Informatics Campus:
800 scientists and about 2000 students from more than 80 nations make the Saarland Informatics Campus (SIC) one of the leading locations for computer science in Germany and Europe. Five world-renowned research institutes, namely the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), the Max Planck Institute for Computer Science, the Max Planck Institute for Software Systems, the Center for Bioinformatics and the Cluster for “Multimodal Computing and Interaction” as well as Saarland University with three departments and 21 degree programs cover the entire spectrum of computer science.

Die Öffentlichkeitsarbeit am Saarland Informatics Campus wird unterstützt durch das Kompetenzzentrum Informatik Saarland, gefördert aus Mitteln des Europäischen Fonds für regionale Entwicklung (EFRE) und Mitteln der Staatskanzlei Saarland.

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