# Topics

The scientific areas in Informatics proposed in the application form are based on the first two levels of the internationally recognised ACM computer classification system [version 2012].

### Applied computing

- Arts and humanities
- Computer forensics
- Computers in other domains
- Document management and text processing
- Education
- Electronic commerce
- Enterprise computing
- Law, social and behavioral sciences
- Life and medical sciences
- Operations research
- Physical sciences and engineering

### Computer systems organization

- Architectures
- Dependable and fault-tolerant systems and networks
- Embedded and cyber-physical systems
- Real-time systems

### Computing methodologies

- Artificial intelligence
- Computer graphics
- Concurrent computing methodologies
- Distributed computing methodologies
- Machine learning
- Modeling and simulation

### Hardware

- Communication hardware, interfaces and storage
- Electronic design automation
- Emerging technologies
- Hardware test
- Hardware validation
- Integrated circuit
- Power and energy
- Printed circuit boards
- Robustness
- Very large scale integration design

### Human-centered computing

- Accessibility
- Collaborative and social computing
- Human computer interaction (HCI)
- Interaction design
- Ubiquitous and mobile computing
- Visualization

### Information systems

- Data management systems
- Information retrieval
- Information storage systems
- Information systems applications
- World Wide Web

### Mathematics

- Abstract harmonic analysis
- Algebra
- Algebraic topology
- Approximations and expansions
- Biology and other natural sciences
- Calculus of variations and optimal control; optimization
- Combinatorics
- Convex and discrete geometry
- Difference and functional equations
- Differential geometry
- Dynamical systems and ergodic theory
- Fourier analysis
- Functional analysis
- Functions of a complex variable
- Game theory, economics, social and behavioral sciences
- General
- General algebraic systems
- General topology
- Geometry
- Global analysis, analysis on manifolds
- History and biography
- Information and communication, circuits
- Integral equations
- Integral transforms, operational calculus
- Manifolds and cell complexes
- Mathematical Physics
- Mathematical logic and foundations
- Mathematics education
- Measure and integration
- Number theory
- Numerical analysis
- Operations research, mathematical programming
- Operator theory
- Order, lattices, ordered algebraic structures
- Ordinary differential equations
- Partial differential equations
- Potential theory
- Probability theory and stochastic processes
- Real functions
- Sequences, series, summability
- Several complex variables and analytic spaces
- Special functions
- Statistics
- Systems theory; control

### Mathematics of computing

- Continuous mathematics
- Discrete mathematics
- Information theory
- Mathematical analysis
- Mathematical software
- Probability and statistics

### Networks

- Network algorithms
- Network architectures
- Network components
- Network performance evaluation
- Network properties
- Network protocols
- Network services
- Network types

### Security and privacy

- Cryptography
- Database and storage security
- Formal methods and theory of security
- Human and societal aspects of security and privacy
- Intrusion/anomaly detection and malware mitigation
- Network security
- Security in hardware
- Security services
- Software and application security
- Systems security

### Social and professional topics

- Computing / technology policy
- Professional topics
- User characteristics

### Software and its engineering

- Software creation and management
- Software notations and tools
- Software organization and properties

### Theory of computation

- Computational complexity and cryptography
- Design and analysis of algorithms
- Formal languages and automata theory
- Logic
- Models of computation
- Randomness, geometry and discrete structures
- Semantics and reasoning
- Theory and algorithms for application domains

### Other topics

In addition, ERCIM institutes are interested in fellows with skills in areas such as:

- Big Data
- Complex Network Analysis
- Interactive Information Access
- Large-scale Data Analytics
- Linked Open Data
- Media Technology & Edutainment
- Social Data Mining
- Social Network Analysis
- User access to scientific data
- User media interaction
- User-centred media design
- Visual computing
- Wireless networks
- Ubiquitous Internet
- Behaviour extraction from human generated data
- Green ICT (or energy efficient computing and communication)
- Middleware for Wireless Sensor Networks
- Next generation network infrastructures
- Self-organizing networks
- Mobile and online social networks
- Internet of things
- Pervasive computing and communications
- Computing and Statistics
- Constraints
- Data and Information Spaces (DIS)
- Dependable Software-Intensive Embedded Systems
- Computational biology and bioinformatics
- E-Mobility
- Environmental Modelling
- Formal Methods for Industrial Critical Systems
- Cloud Computing, Grids, P2P and Services
- Image and Video Understanding (MUSCLE)
- IM2IM - IT and Mathematics applied to Interventional Medicine
- Models and Logics for Quantitative Analysis
- Security and Trust Management
- Sensor Web
- Social Network Analysis
- Software Evolution
- Software Engineering for Resilient Systems
- Machine Learning
- Multimedia Pattern Recognition
- Visual Analytics
- Process Intelligence in Business Informatics
- Adaptive Robotics
- Cooperating Objects
- eGovernment (electronic Government and Applications)
- Design of Service-Oriented Architectures
- Next generation network infrastructures
- Networks for developing countries
- Flexible and adaptive hardware
- Communication System Design
- Signal Processing
- Mobile Communication
- Satellite Communication