Networking Session "Towards global research e-Infrastructures for 2020 and beyond" at ICT 2015

Thursday, 22 October 2015 from to (Europe/Rome)
at Lisbon Congress Centre ( Room 11 )

This Networking Session will promote the cross border collaboration needed in order to develop world research infrastructures for 2020 and beyond. Three EC-funded projects will join forces in order to discuss about the development, deployment and operation of research e-Infrastructures in different regions of the world. During the session Sci-GaIA, TANDEM and MAGIC will introduce their approaches on these issues and will stimulate discussions about the benefits of developing new world class research e-Infrastructures for the R&D communities. The networking session will constitute an open forum to share ideas, experiences, best practises and challenges around e-infrastructures related topics. Discussions will focus on: e-Infrastructure policy development and international cooperation, the importance of promoting connectivity, global e-Infrastructure services and of identifying applications tailored to specific communities and regions, the importance of establishing agreements for Europe and other World Regions aiming at creating a marketplace of services and real-time applications for international and intercontinental research groups. The aim of the session is to underline the necessity of establishing e-Infrastructures as a sustainable utility and exploiting them as a factor of innovation in order to ensure that the wider scientific community in Europe and further afield are part of a truly connected world.

Go to day
  • Thursday, 22 October 2015
    • 14:00 - 14:05 eInfrastructure INCO projects Clustering 5'
      Speaker: Aniyan Varghese (European Commission)
      Material: Slides powerpoint file
    • 14:05 - 14:10 Energising Scientific Endeavour through Science Gateways and e-Infrastructures in Africa 5'
      Speaker: Simon J. E. Taylor (Brunel University London)
      Material: Slides link
    • 14:10 - 14:15 TranAfrican Network DEvelopMent 5'
      Speaker: Damien Alline (IRD)
      Material: Slides powerpoint file
    • 14:15 - 14:20 The MAGIC project 5'
      Speakers: Brook Schofield (GEANT Association), Maria José Lopez (RedCLARA)
      Material: Slides powerpoint file
    • 14:20 - 14:45 Discussion 25'