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Journalist Award for Computer Science: Application deadline ends in four weeks

Two minutes of looking into the camera is enough for an app to measure blood pressure, election machines in the United States are vulnerable via the Internet and an online short-term accommodation platform is defending itself against accusations of being responsible for housing shortages in cities. The latest headlines show how IT applications permeate everyday life. This is why the Saarland State Chancellery and the Competence Center Computer Science Saarland are awarding journalistic, German-language pieces in the three categories “Text”, “Audio” and “Video and Multimedia” with the Journalist Prize for Computer Science and 5000 euros. The closing date for entries is September 15, 2019.

The Journalist Award for Computer Science aims to inform the general public about current topics in computer science. To this end, journalistic contributions published in German-language media are honored, including those in which the research results of computer science and its applications are presented and communicated in a way that is understandable by general audiences. In addition, entries that illustrate how much computer science shapes and influences everyday life are also eligible for an award. In addition, works that provide impetus for a socio-critical discussion of the possibilities and dangers of computer science are welcome. All contributions published after September 3, 2018 are eligible for the competition. These can now be submitted at the following link:

The deadline for entries is Sunday, September 15, 2019.

Saarland Informatics Campus (SIC)
Around 1,900 students from 81 nations study in 18 computer science programs in three established disciplines at the Saarland Informatics Campus (SIC) at Saarland University. More than 800 scientists research the entire spectrum of computer science topics in two graduate schools and six internationally renowned research institutes. The SIC cooperates with international corporations such as Google, Microsoft and Facebook, promotes numerous business start-ups with the IT Incubator and thus acts as a driver for the establishment of further industry facilities and research and development laboratories in the area.

Questions can be directed to:
Gordon Bolduan
Competence Center Computer Science Saarland
Saarland Informatics Campus E1.7
Phone 0681/302-70741

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.

Nachwuchsgewinnung, Öffentlichkeitsarbeit und Technologietransfer am Saarland Informatics Campus werden unterstützt durch das Kompetenzzentrum Informatik Saarland, gefördert durch

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Das Projekt Tandem an der Universität des Saarlandes verfolgt das Ziel, die für eine wirtschaftliche oder industrielle Verwertung interessanten Forschungsergebnisse der saarländischen Informatik und der Max-Planck Institute durch einen Inkubationsprozess soweit weiterzuentwickeln, dass entweder Investoren die Produkte kaufen oder lizenzieren, oder neue Unternehmen im Saarland gegründet werden. Begleitende Aktivitäten im Projekt umfassen nationale und internationale Öffentlichkeitsarbeit, Maßnahmen zur Förderung des Technologietransfers im Allgemeinen sowie Formate zur Nachwuchsakquise im Bereich der Informatik. Das Projekt Tandem trägt dazu bei, die saarländische Informatik und den Wirtschaftsstandort Saarland zu stärken.